Fuzhou Ting

Fuzhou Ting Wins Award
At the 56th annual Sister Cities International conference in Jacksonville, Florida Tacoma Sister Cities program was awarded the 2011 Innovation: Arts & Culture award for the Fuzhou Ting.

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Fuzhou Ting Dedication Ceremony and Pre-Dedication Reception were successfully concluded! See Event Program and Event Photos. CRPF President Theresa Pan Hosley, at the Ceremony, thanked the staff of Department of Economic Development, Department of Public Works, Mayors, City Councils and the support of our community. She reminded audience that this park had always been intended to tell a story and to bring the community together. She asked the community for its continuing support to complete the final phrases of the Park that will include an international pavilion, a reflecting pond, and an educational center. Read Pan Hosley’s statement and see photos of the ceremony

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The Story of the Fuzhou Ting In June 2006 Deputy Mayor Mike Lonergan, Councilmember Bill Evans, Chinese Reconciliation Project and staff from the World Trade Center, Port of Tacoma, and the City of Tacoma met with Senior Vice Mayor Liang Jianyong of Fuzhou, China and discussed the Chinese waterfront park project. The Vice Mayor visited the site and subsequently made a generous offer to donate a Ting for the site. The 30 foot by 40 foot pavilion is valued at $250,000 to $300,000. In September 2010, three master craftsmen and an interpreter from Fuzhou, China traveled to Tacoma to direct and participate in the construction of the ting.  All of the materials had been shipped earlier in the summer from Fuzhou.  The Fuzhou ting is the first building in the park, and was completed in 2011. Read more the contruction and see photos…

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Read about The Fuzhou Ting construction status reports
at www.cityoftacoma.org/Planning, and under the
Cool Topics, click on the “Chinese Reconciliation Park.”