Date: February 25, 2016
Enhancing the look and feel of Taipei’s designed urban environment is a top
priority for the local government as it transforms the city into one of the world’s most aesthetically pleasing metropolises.
An initiative capturing headlines is the demolition earlier this month of the concrete overpass to Zhongxiao Bridge and consequent uncovering of the city’s historic North Gate.
Constructed more than 130 years ago, Beimen has been effectively hidden for 39 years, robbing Taipei of a cultural asset and denying tourists the opportunity to see the city’s sole surviving gate from the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). [FULL STORY]