Presidential Office Building, Taipei

The Presidential Office Building houses the Office of the President of the Republic of China. The building, located in the Zhongzheng District in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). was designed by architect Uheiji Nagano during the period of Japanese rule of Taiwan (1895-1945). The structure originally housed the Office of the Governor-General of Taiwan. Damaged in Allied bombing during World War II, the building was restored after the war by Chen Yi, the Governor-General of the Taiwan province. It became the Presidential Office in 1950 after the Republic of China lost control of mainland China and relocated the nation's capital to Taipei City at the end of the Chinese Civil War.
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