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Chongqing People's Hall

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Chongqing People's Hall

Chongqing people's hall and people's square are the architectural symbol of Chongqing . The hall is designed in the traditional symmetrical and beautiful proportioned style of Ming and Qing dynasties' palaces.

The People's Great Hall is a large complex that encompasses a grand auditorium, the People's Square, and the People's Hotel. Formerly known as the Sino-Soviet Building after its completion in 1953, the Hall's greatest feature is a 55-meter tall column-supported building flanked with wings.  The building was modeled and inspired by traditional Chinese architecture of the Ming and Qing dynasty. The dome is reminiscent of the Temple of Heaven while the front entrance is similar to the one in Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

Great Hall of the People in Chognqing is a fine, unique and neat oriental structure. In 1987, History of Comparative Architecture, which is a classical works of world's architecture published by Britain, embodied 43 contemporary structures in China. Chongqing People's Hall was placed second.

The construction of the hall began on June in 1951 and finished on April 1954.  It's a building that models ancient buildings. It's also the representative building with special characteristics in Chongqing. The whole building is composed of an auditorium and three accompanying storied buildings-east building, south building, and north building. It covers a total area of 66,000 square meters, with the auditorium covering 18,500 square meters. Chongqing People's Hall is 65 meters high. The auditorium is 55 meters high. The internal diameter of the auditorium is 46.33 meters. The circle auditorium is surrounded by five-storeyed stand which are protruded out. It has a seating capacity of 4200. Chongqing People's Hall is a traditional symmetric building, matching with colonnades and double wings. The whole building is completed in the form of temple. It's in perfect proportion. Chongqing People's Hall looks like an enlarged Temple of Heaven in Beijing, with big green glazed roof tiles, red colonnades, white balustrades. It is painted with all kinds of pictures. It's glorious and majestic. Building this hall is to pray that the country flourishes and people live in peace forever.


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