Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

Source: hubei.gov.cn 01/25/2016 16:01:10

The former American Consulate in Wuhan stood at the intersection of Yanjiang Avenue and Chezhan Road. It was a three-story building which faced the Yangtze River.

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

  • Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

    Heritage Architecture in Wuhan--Site of former American Consulate

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The former American Consulate in Wuhan stood at the intersection of Yanjiang Avenue and Chezhan Road. It was a three-story building which faced the Yangtze River; this structure is now home to the Wuhan Human Resources Market. When locals come here to handle their personal documents, they tend to be quite fascinated by the unique Baroque-style architecture.

Designed by Hemmings & Berkley, a British architectural firm, and constructed by the Hankou Guang Xing Long Construction Company, this three-story brick and concrete structure is 21.5 meters tall. The facade, which faces the river, is composed of three different structures of different heights arranged like steadily rising stairs. The largest of all three entries is an arched gate which leads to a wide lobby with a high ceiling. The outer walls are covered in red bricks and form a distinctive and elegant curve. Granite is embedded prominently in the brick archways, wooden windows, windowsills, and beltlines of the building. The curved facade boasts a dynamic design, one which gives the impression of fluid, rolling curves. Seen from afar, the two turrets at its top are typical of medieval European castles. The interior is decorated extravagantly and ostentatiously with terrazzo in the corridors and wooden floors in the rooms and stairwells, which are all well preserved.

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