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Historic street in cobbles makeover

TOURISTS will be able to get a taste of old Shanghai when cobbles make a comeback on Duolun Road next year.

Work has begun to lay the 542-meter pedestrianized street with granite stones, with the project set to be complete by April, Hongkou District officials said yesterday.

To add to the authentic feel on the historic road, street lamps and manholes will be replaced by old-style ones.

"This is great news," said Ikea Zhao, a local resident. "I've just returned from Florence which has many streets like that."

The district government did not disclose the cost but said the road will remain open during work.

Duolun Road epitomizes historic architecture of the last century in Shanghai.

In the early 20th century, many famous Chinese writers including Lu Xun and Mao Dun lived there .

Until the late 1950s, Shanghai had some 400 cobbled roads stretching 800 kilometers across the city.

Most of them have been gradually removed during the process of urbanization.


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