Describe a historical building you have seen and want to learn more about. You should say:
Where it is
What it looks like
What it is used for now
What you learned there and how you felt about this historical building
Well, I guess I’ll get the ball rolling by saying that the first historical building that came to mind is the 1933 Slaughterhouse. It’s in the Hongkou district of Shanghai, so about an hour away from the city center. And, if you’re wondering when the building was built or what it was used for, the name pretty much gives it away. It was built in 1933 by a British architect and was originally used as a facility where cattle were slaughtered for meat. Frankly, that all sounds a little gruesome, right? But there’s actually much more to the building.
Going on to my next point, which is what the building looks like, the Art Deco architecture is definitely one of a kind. At first glance, the 1933 Slaughterhouse is a striking four-story masterpiece of concrete, glass, and steel. When I went inside, I found it even more impressive—it’s like an industrial maze of bridges, ramps, pathways, staircases, and more. I mean, I’ve even heard people say that they feel like they’re inside an M.C. Escher painting, which is a really spot-on comparison. I have to say, though, it’s pretty chilling to think about how all those ramps were designed to herd cattle down to their death.
As for what the building is used for now, well, I’m sure you’ll be relieved to hear that you won’t be seeing pools of blood anymore. Instead, the building has been renovated and now has a bunch of art galleries, boutique shops, and restaurants. So, it’s like this super fancy hub of commercial and creative spaces, and naturally, you’ll see a lot of young people trying to take artsy selfies.
To sum things up, I learned that the 1933 Slaughterhouse has a truly mysterious and intriguing history. It’s gone through so many iterations, from slaughterhouse to medicine factory to the designer space it is today. The history, combined with the unique architecture, leaves me endlessly fascinated.
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