Commissioned in 1912 as the Taichung State Building during the Japanese occupation period, the wood and resistant brick hall was completed after 12 years. During that time, it was regarded as one of the most ornate and stunning structures of the Japanese colonial government in Taiwan. In 1949, the management of Taichung was surrendered to the Nationalist government and was renamed as Taichung City Hall. The historic building underwent a major facelift using grander-than-average architectural and construction scale and concepts as well as a new lighting system to further highlight the overall grandeur of this splendid old relic.
Originally constructed in an L-shape, the building has been extended to fully surround an interior courtyard. The main entrance lies at [Read more…]