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Heyho and welcome to the fiftysixth update of my CJ Dragon islands.
Today we will visit the Saphira district of Shì Yan. This district is located at the western end of the city and is splitted into 1/3 high dense residential area, 1/3 sports park and 1/3 hi-tec park.
Let's start at a point you already know, the social housing projects near Ao ke lù station.
The western end of the residential area presents itself a bit wealthier than the eastern end.
But all of this area is dominated by two orange-red towers at the waterside.
The area to the west and south of the highrises gave this district it's name. From 1900 onward a big jevellery manufacture doinated all the area along the coast. The main products whas jevellery with thoose nice saphires in their wounderful colors, when it burnt down and went bankrupt in 1986, it left nearly 13.000 workers without a job and a big unused area.
In the late 1990s the city government nominated this area as one of the possible places for a new supersports center and won this project.
The project contained the renovation of the old baseball stadium shown in the next picture....
...a completeley new watersports arena...
...a new mutifunctional arena, used for basketball games, as concert hall and so on...
...And a new soccer arena that can also be used for multiple other cinds of sports.
The whole complex is located along the shoreline and uses huge parks as filler pieces, partyfields for fans and other stuff.
Some overground parking and a metro station complete the complex.
Northern Saphira is a Hi-Tec industry park, one of many in this region.
And a small overview =)
I hope you've liked this update, greetings, Skimbo