Global Harbour (3300 Zhongshan Road North, near Ningxia Road, Putuo District, Shanghai) — Shanghai’s biggest shopping and commercial complex, Global Harbor, covers 480,000 square meters and is the city’s first such complex to include major public art and cultural exhibits as well as tourism, entertainment and cultural heritage protection. The six-level complex, two underground and four on the ground, with an open central court and rooftop garden opened on July 5, 2013. Five hundred brands have leased space.
The opulent complex in Putuo District is topped by an enormous glass dome and features red and gold decor in neoclassical style, including Corinthian columns, statuary and 1,200 square meters of frescoes depicting classic Venetian scenes, modern vessels and Putuo’s modern cruise terminal along the Suzhou Creek. The garden courtyard blends Renaissance and Victorian styles. The complex is shaped like a ship, symbolizing Shanghai’s and Putuo’s maritime industry, developing commercial port and cruise ship terminal.