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The China Gate

1984 by Sabrina Soong with Chinese engineers and artisans

Chinatown Gate

Chinatown Gate Credit: J. Smith for GPTMC


Community members collaborated with architect Sabrina Soong to plan the grand gateway for Chinatown. The brightly painted portal follows a traditional Qing Dynasty style, using tiles from Philadelphia’s sister city, Tianjin. Engineers and artisans from China did the construction.

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The large Chinese characters on The China Gate translate as “Philadelphia Chinatown.”


10th and Arch Streets Philadelphia, PA 19107

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