Xi’anmen Street to Complete Renovation in July
Starting from Fuyou Street in the east and ending at Xisi South Street in the west, Xi’anmen Street was once the main road around the imperial city of Beijing. The renovation project of Xi’anmen Street was launched in April this year, and will be completed in July, the reporter learned from Shichahai Sub-district of Xicheng District recently. By then, traditional Siheyuans and buildings during various periods will show their original looks.
As of May 20, 183 car stop posts have been rearranged on the sidewalks on both sides of Xi’anmen Street. Champagne-colored railings demarcate the boundary between lanes respectively for motor vehicles and non-motor vehicles. Electronic fences for shared bicycles are also in place.
According to Ding Qi, the chief planner of the renovation project, Xi’anmen Street was built in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and there are historical remains left in each period in the street now. It’s necessary to protect the traditional street style and the historical buildings during different periods. According to Bi Jundong, head of the Shichahai Sub-district, the renovation project takes history and tradition into consideration. The renovated Xi’anmen Street will show diverse cultures of Shichahai, and become an open urban architecture museum.
Xi’anmen Street will appear with a new look in this July. Featuring diversified architectural styles, the street will be fit for slow walking and fitness riding. The future Xi’anmen Street will be a place where people can enjoy traditional culture, see historical buildings, have a walk, and experience the charm of the city. It will provide citizens with a smoother traffic and a more comfortable environment.
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