By: Central News Agency
Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) The old Taipei city council building will be demolished and rebuilt
as a “Taipei vision hall,” the city government said Friday. The demolition work is expected to begin Nov. 24 and to be completed Feb. 9, said Deputy Taipei Mayor Charles Lin.
The building, which covers more than 13,000 pings (42,965 square meters) at the intersection of Zhongshan South Road and Zhongxiao West Road, was built in 1970. It was used as the office of the Zhongzheng First Precinct of the Taipei City Police Department after the city council was relocated to its new building on Renai Road in 1990.
The building has lain idle since the Zhongzheng First Precinct moved out in 2007 and it was declared abandoned in 2009. [FULL STORY]