The Canal Hub in Wuxi. [Photo/WeChat account: wuxishilvyouju]
The Canal Hub, a brand new cultural landmark in Wuxi, East China's Jiangsu province, opened to the public on July 1.
As a new landmark along the Grand Canal, the hub was renovated from the Wuxi Iron and Steel Works, which was established in 1958. The new hub makes full use of the industrial remains to preserve the old industrial culture.
The Canal Hub is renovated from the Wuxi Iron and Steel Works. [Photo/WeChat account: wuxishilvyouju]
The hub includes five spaces – the Visitor Distribution Center, Jihe Shopping Center, High Street, Cultural Valley, and Shuian Xinli.
A store at the Canal Hub. [Photo/WeChat account: wuxishilvyouju]
One of the main attractions will be the hanging garden on top of the old works. It features various plants and flowers, creating a pleasant and cozy environment.
More than 80 stores, including several that are the first stores of specific brands in Wuxi and a number of flagship stores, opened at the Canal Hub and the ballet The Moon Over a Fountain premiered at the hub on the same day.
A scene from a performance at the Canal Hub. [Photo/WeChat account: wuxishilvyouju]
Art enthusiasts could enjoy the performances and art exhibitions that will be held there frequently.