A more open North Gate

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/22
By: Kay Liu

Built over 130 years ago, Taipei’s North Gate came into the spotlight recently 20160222074312when the city government demolished an overpass that had shadowed the historical structure over the past 39 years.

The demolition was a key element of the city government’s project to reposition the western part of the city as a gateway and create a pedestrian-friendly environment in the area.

The North Gate, built in 1882, is the only one of the city’s five gates that retains its original look.

The wall of the old city, situated along what are known today as Zhongxiao West Road, Zhongshan South Road, Aiguo West Road and Zhonghua Road, and the West Gate were torn down in the early 1900s during Japanese colonial rule.      [FULL  STORY]

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