Former US Embassy


#1

Anyone know what’s being done with the former US Embassy on Chungshan North Road, just north of the Nanjing intersection? I see that they’ve covered the whole structure with an ugly metal roof, whcih suggests that they want to preserve/renovate the site after years of having let it fall into a state of disrepair. It looks like it was once a really interesting building.


#2

A timely question, Maoman. See the answer in today’s Taipei Times.

The building is being turned into a cultural center.

The article, however, identifies the building as the U.S. ambassador’s residence, not the U.S. embassy. (I also thought it was the embassy.)


#3

I’ve been here since '72, when we actually DID have an embassy. It was just about where the present Tax Bureau is now located. There used to be a park there, too.


#4

The Liberty Times published a story about this today. An English translation is available at www.taiwanheadlines.com/20020118/20020118s3.html

The cultural center is due to open in August.