Tianfei Palace (Songjiang)

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  1. The Shengfei Temple ( t 聖妃 , s 圣妃 ,Shèngfēi Gōng) and the South Shengfei Temple ( t 聖妃 , s 圣妃 ,Nánshèngfēi Gōng) were both entirely lost at some point. [5] The original Shunji or Smooth Crossing Temple ( t , s ,Shùnjì Miào), also known as the Danfeng or Crimson Phoenix Tower ( t , s ,Dānfèng Lóu), was erected in 1271 but destroyed during the construction of Shanghai's city walls in 1553. It was rebuilt by Gu Gongyuan ( t , s ,Gù Gǒngyuán) over the Wanjun Post ( t , s ,Wànjūn Tái) on the walls' northeast corner. The resulting structure was the highest point in Shanghai and listed among the city's Eight Views; it was repaired in 1812 and again after the damaged caused by the Small Swords Society's occupation of the city during the Taiping Rebellion, but it was eventually demolished. [5]
  2. The old temple platform on Henan Rd. was demolished in 2006 [4] and the last remnants of the temple's former location were levelled during road-widening operations in 2007. [9] Zhabei District's municipal government is, however, considering rebuilding the temple as part of its renovation of the Suzhou Creek waterfront. [4]
  3. The temple's former site was given protected status by the Zhabei District government in 2000. [5]

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