Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and Monument to the People’s Heroes in Beijing Tian’anmen Square are in application for World Heritage Sites. The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall was built in 1977, and the Monument to the People’s Heroes was constructed in 1958.
According to the authorities, the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and Monument to the People’s Heroes had been recommended as candidate heritage sites in a renewed plan to apply for World Heritage Site status for the historic complexes along the city’s north-south axis.
The previous plan of Beijing’s official application process only covered buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties along the 7.8 km-long axis that links Yongdingmen Pass in the south to the Bell Tower in the north. The new plan lists a total of 22 sites that also include the Great Hall of the People and National Museum, which flank Tian’anmen Square to the west and east, respectively.