Date: Sep 05, 2015
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
The Taipei City Government yesterday said that it would transform a site in the city’s Yuanshan area (圓山) previously allocated for the planned Taipei City Museum into a 170-hectare “natural landscape park” and that the museum would be relocated to the Taipei City Council’s former site near the Taipei Railway Station.
The adjustment was made in an effort to preserve the 4,500-year-old Yuanshan archeological site, which is inside the project’s proposed site and would have resulted in management problems for the museum, Taipei Deputy Mayor Charles Lin (林欽榮) told a news conference in Taipei.
The museum, which was to be built inside the Taipei Expo Park and consist of two venues, was designed to introduce Taipei’s history.
The revised project has a budget of about NT$340 million (US$10.36 million), which is NT$700 million less than the original budget, Lin said. [FULL STORY]