Shanghai World s Fair: Day 3

World Fair Expo Shanghai

SHANGHAI—World's Fairs through history have demonstrated technological innovations, from the telephone to mainframe computing. The first one in China that ends Sunday in Shanghai, fittingly for the world's most populous nation, showcased crowds.

Over six months, around 73 million people packed national and theme displays, an average of 397, 000 daily spread over an area roughly the size of New York City's Central Park. Guinness World Records says it may launch a new category to reflect the Shanghai Expo numbers, and doesn't currently list any peacetime gathering larger than the 20 million in 2001 for an Indian pilgrimage known as Kumbh Mela.

Like the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the Expo featured a dazzling opening ceremony and stifling security measures. But while the Olympics were designed to introduce the new China to a global audience, Shanghai's Expo was a pageant of foreign nations coming out to the Chinese people.

The $24 mini-world tour, however, translated into huge queues. "Undeterred by the searing heat or soaking rain, [visitors] waited patiently in long lines to witness this much anticipated event, " China's premier, Wen Jiabao said on a final-day visit Sunday, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.

It was often an eight-hour wait at Saudi Arabia's moon-shaped IMAX theater. A territorial dispute in recent months sparked protests against Japan in many Chinese cities, but the grumbling in Shanghai stemmed from the average four-hour wait to enter its exhibit inside a purple cocoon. China's monumental red pagoda was a reminder of who hosted the party and admission quotas for it filled within minutes each morning.

"There was this mass effect. You have so much more of everything, " said Joël Willers, deputy director of Germany's pavilion.

To pay homage to a Little Mermaid statue that had been temporarily transferred from Copenhagen Harbor, 5.5 million people poured into Denmark's pavilion. That, noted Commissioner General Christopher Bo Bramsen, "happens to be the nation's population."

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