It was the first building to hoist the National flag on October 19th, 1949. It also served as a lecture hall for the celebrated Albert Einstein, who presented his Theory of Relativity to the people of Shanghai.
Built in 1922, the former Shanghai Municipal Council building shares a history that requires preservation, and therefore its renovation is of the utmost importance. State of the art technology will be applied to restore the structure to its former glory. The restoration work is expected to finish by 2022.
Video Source: Shanghai Live