Date: Feb 11, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A temporary exhibition on the history of Taipei’s North Gate (北門) has been launched by the city government as part of its plan to rejuvenate the western part of the nation’s capital.
Exhibition visitors can observe the demolition of the 750-meter overpass next to the gate, which stretched from Zhongxiao W Road near Taipei Railway Station to the Zhongxiao Bridge (忠孝橋) and connected downtown Taipei to New Taipei City’s Sanchong District (三重).
The demolition work began on Sunday and had been scheduled to be completed in one week, but the work has been going so well that it could be completed by tomorrow, city officials said.
The exhibition, which is to run through Feb. 22, features historic photographs of the North Gate and the 39-year-old overpass.
The gate was built in 1882 and is the only one of the city’s five gates that has retained its original look. It is a designated national historic building. [FULL STORY]