Located in Wuhan, China, The Zhang Zhidong and Modern Industrial Museum, was designed to balance three narrative themes within an integrated building and landscape. Zhang Zhidong was a 19th century leader in government who inspired the move towards modernization that established the steel industry in Wuhan. The steel industry in Wuhan was a model for China and the world. At the turn of the 20th century Wuhan was at the center of the nation connected by railroads to all the provinces of China. The Xinhai Revolution, in October, 1911, was a remarkable moment in that crystallized the modernization started by Zhang Zhidong and carried forward by modern industry.
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