Wed, Feb 13, 2019 - Page 8 News List

Taipei needs ‘lungs,’ not domes

By Lu Ching-fu 呂清夫

Luckily, four of the other areas designated for building parks have not been developed, so there is still a chance for Taipei residents to get those parks. After all, New York City got its Central Park because New Yorkers voted for candidates who wanted to build it.

If the Taipei Dome does eventually get built, even though the mushroom cloud will be like a tumor in the middle of the city, let us hope that Taipei’s dome ideas end there and it can develop into a garden city instead.

Lu Ching-fu is a university professor.

Translated by Julian Clegg

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