People's Square is a large public square located in central Shanghai. Once a horse racing track at the Shanghai Race Club, People's Square is an important Shanghai landmark. Distances on all Shanghai highways originate from People's Square and significant city institutions such as the Shanghai People's Government, the Shanghai Grand Theatre, the Shanghai Museum, and Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street are all situated around the square. It is an important meeting place and public space. Walking through the square provides a great view of many of Shanghai's most recognizable skyscrapers.