Destruction or Facelift for Beijing’s Gulou? French Press Reports, Photos

…faire peau neuve…. Destruction or facelift for the venerable and endangered Gulou/Drum Tower neighborhood in north Beijing? Efrafan Days, a UK-based blog, carries an essential report/opinion piece on this issue, rich with links, on the coming holocaust of historical architecture and rise of historical kitsch in Beijing. Rather than duplicate all the effort presently, I thought I might translate a solid report which was published … Continue reading Destruction or Facelift for Beijing’s Gulou? French Press Reports, Photos