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Culture
Chinese
Title
Monument to the People's Heroes
人民英雄纪念碑
Rénmín Yīngxióng Jìniànbēi
general view
with Tianenmen Gate in background
Work Type
memorial column
Date
Work: 1952-1958
Era: CE
Image: 1992
Location
southern edge, Tianenmen Square
Period
Socialist Realist
Measurements
37.94 m (height)
Description
Work:A ten-story obelisk (stele) that was erected as a national monument of the People's Republic of China to the martyrs of revolutionary struggle during the 19th and 20th centuries. It is located in the southern edge of Tiananmen Square, to the north of Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Commissioned by the government in 1949, it was completed in 1958. The architect of the monument was Liang Sicheng, with some elements designed by his wife, Lin Huiyin (an architect and the aunt of Maya Lin). The monument has also served as the center of large-scale mourning activities that later developed into protest and unrest, such as the deaths of Premier Zhou Enlai (which developed into the Tiananmen Square protests of 1976) and Hu Yaobang (which developed into the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989). The monument covers an area of 32,000 square feet. -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_to_the_People%27s_Heroes
ID Number
20140426ARCH_0005
Source
Quale, John
Source Qualifier: Donor
Photographer: Quale, John
Complex Title
Tianenmen Square
Current Site
Beijing, Beijing Shi, China
Spatial coordinates
39.903056, 116.391667
Requestor
Quale, John
Rights
© John Quale
© Rector and Visitors, University of Virginia
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