Shanghai "fairs" well on the world stage
The most expensive expo in the history of expos drew more than 70 million visitors during Shanghai Expo?s 184 days of national pride and corporate messaging. It also breathed new life into the former site of crumbling shipyards and steelworks.
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Convenience was sacrificed in the name of global perception -- more than 18,000 families, 10,000 workers and 270 factories had to be relocated -- but the images, subway upgrades, indulgence and innovation of the event nearly made it all worth it.