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Zhengzhou - Erqi Memorial Tower

The Erqi Memorial Tower (二七纪念塔, Erqi Jinianta, literally "February 7th Memorial Tower") commemorates the Great Erqi Strike (二七大罢工) by Jinghan Railway (Beijing to Wuhan Railway) Workers, which occurred on February 7th, 1923.

 

The tower is built in traditional Chinese pagoda style and was opened for the public on September 29th, 1971.

 

Once it dominated Erqi Square (二七广场) in the center of Zhengzhou, nowadays it looks a little forlorn on the square, surrounded by all the new and brightly illuminated shopping malls and their neon advertising signs.

 

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Taken on November 14, 2010