Xinjiekou is an ancient site in Nanjing. But it is only a quiet and lonely street with lots of empty space and pond. Then the place had taken great changes since 1929—4 main roads of 40-meter-width met here: Zhongshan Eastern Road, Zhongzheng Road, Hanzhong Road and Zhongshan Road, and a ring square in the center. On the grounds of the new traffic hinge, Xinjiekou became the newly developing commercial center rapidly. In the 1930s, many buildings sprang up, like Domestic bank, Zhejiang Xingye Bank, China Bank of Communication, the Central Shopping Center, Dahua Theater, Xindu Theater and Fuchang Restaurant. And in the 1980s, Jinling Restaurant as the tallest building was finished.
As the CBD of Nanjing, Xinjiekou has many economic institutions, consulting corporations, law offices, accounting firms and corporate headquarters—with the largest number of offices in Nanjing, including 80 business enterprises among the thp 500 global corporations.