Updates on the removal of modern structures and the opening of new areas to the public at The Forbidden City. My latest post for The Beijinger.
Modern Structures to be Demolished, New Areas Opened to the Public at the Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is home to some of Beijing’s oldest and best preserved imperial architecture, but it also features some god awful structures of more recent vintage.
Those modern buildings, many hastily constructed in the 20th century to provide museum staff offices, souvenir and snack stalls, and storage will be torn down by the end of 2017, Palace staff announced last week.