Entrance Hall

Entrance Hall today (courtesy of the office of Shiue Chyn)

Originally decorated in an ornately imposing Baroque style, the Entrance Hall was severely damaged during World War II bombing raids, and post-war renovation preserved little of its previously ornate character. In the ensuing years, moreover, many of the remaining decorations continued to deteriorate, while the floors and floor slabs became severely damaged. The Hall underwent a major renovation in 1978 that resulted in the relatively clean-lined features that we see today.

Bronze Statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen