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Mayor Attends Topping out Ceremony for Xinbeitou Railway Station

Mayor Ko Wen-je witnessed the placement of the last beam atop the structure of the relocated Xinbeitou Railway Station during a ceremony attended by Deputy Mayor Chen Chin-jun, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Chung Yung-feng, and local elected officials on November 5.
During his address, Ko expressed his gratitude to a number of people and institutions for their roles in the process of returning the historical building to Taipei, including Chuanghua County Government, Sun Rung Corporation, local representatives, and cultural workers.
Reckoning that Beitou is the district where civic group consciousness abounds, the mayor took the opportunity to pay tribute to Tai Hsiu-fen, the late member of Beitou Batou Liren Association who dedicated her life to the promotion of local culture and history.
Overwhelmed by being able to witness the reassembly of the old railway station in Beitou one hundred years since its construction, Ko instructed Deputy Mayor Chen to reinvigorate Beitou’s historical assets and develop the district into Taipei’s “City Museum.”
During the ceremony, the mayor and the dignitaries took part in a range of traditional rituals including throwing bean buns. Ko also applied oil to the wood structure of the new Xinbeitou Railway Station along with locals in a move to realize the spirit of community involvement.