Fusuijing Building

The Fusuijing Building, also known as the “Socialist Building” was constructed in 1958.  It is located in Gongmenkou in Xicheng District. It is an eight-storey building and was the earliest residential building with elevators in Beijing.  After the Great Hall of the People was finished, the remaining materials were used its construction. The 25,000-square-meter "Z"-shaped building is so grand that it is difficult to get a complete picture from any angle when viewing it from the hutong community northwest of Baita Temple where it is situated. Its most prominent feature was the public cafeteria, which fully reflected the socialist characteristics of the times. Now, as a modern historical building in Beijing, the entire structure has been preserved.

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Zhou Fengling

Zhou Fengling is one of the very first generation of rock musicians in Beijing. He has joined many legendary rock bands including Face,Red Peach 5, Mr.Zhou, and as the guitar player for Dou Wei’s Dream band, he has warmed up Radiohead in Hong Kong.

As a songwriter, he has written lots of popular songs including Fei Wong’s Anesthesia and Luo Qi’s Taste of Insomnia. In 2017 he released his new album called Beijing 1986. Today he’s developing many experimental sound projects with different musicians based on non-electronic sounds.

 

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Fusuijing Building