Attention turns to Shanghai as the city prepares for EXPO 2010. One of the major new structures to emerge during the city’s preparations is the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, designed by New York’s Frank Repas Architecture (FRA). The recently completed facility is a sprawling, distinctive, 635,000 sq ft ocean liner terminal and exhibition space sunk into a kilometer-long section of the new Shanghai Waterfront Park System, adjacent to the historic Bund district. “With EXPO 2010 fast approaching, Shanghai has undertaken an impressive growth and development initiative that incorporates innovation and sustainability. The city is poised to become the 21st century’s global economic and cultural hub,” said Mr. Repas. “With the influx of new visitors, the new cruise terminal is expected to receive more than 1.5 million visitors annually and is already playing host to high-pro…read more at WorldArchitectureNews.com.