Monday, September 20, 2010
Front: Chiang Kai-Shek
Back: Chung-Shan Hall
In 1965, President Chiang Kai-Shek planned to build an international level monument, in order to commemorate the founding father Dr. Sun Yat-Sen and the long standing Chinese culture. Therefore, officials, scholars, and experts were gathered as a committee to execute the proposal. After several researches and consultations, the site was chosen to be on Mount Yangming, the start of mountains in Taiwan.
The architect Hsiou Tse-Lan designed the Chung-Shan Hall after she carefully listened to Chiang and the first lady's idea. Because the site is in sulfur area, and base is soft, and the machineries were not very advanced, the tasks became extra difficult. However, with the enthusiasm and patriotism of all the personnel, the Hall was completed from 10/2 1965 to 11/6 1966. The 1 year construction duration of this magnificent monument even marks the record.
Information and Image Obtained from sinobanknote.net