Shanghai’s first and last radio dispatch tower atop the Nantai Mansion at the intersection of Taixing and Nanjing W. roads was just torn down on Wednesday. It was once the hub of communications for taxis two-way radios, coordinating them all across the city.
Now the world has moved on, as GPS-based terminals and hailing apps have replaced the old radios. Calls that used to go out citywide now only go to those closest the source, increasing efficiency.
What once stood as a symbol of China’s progress now ends as a symbol of its past.
Editor: Bonnie Lu