This building paper model is the Gulou, the drum tower of Beijing, situated at the northern end of the central axis of the Inner City to the north of Di Anmen Street, the papercraft created by stahlhart, and the scale is in 1:300.
Originally built for musical reasons, it was later used to announce the time and is now a tourist attraction. The Drum tower is a two-story building made of wood with a height of 47 meters. In ancient times the upper story of the building housed 24 drums, of which only one survives.
The Drum Tower was built in 1272 during the reign of Kublai Khan, at which time it stood at the very heart of the Yuan capital Dadu. At that time it was known as the Tower of Orderly Administration. In 1420, under the Ming Emperor Yongle, the building was reconstructed to the east of the original site and in 1800 under the Qing Emperor Jiaqing, large-scale renovations were carried out. Objects related to the Eight-Power Allied Forces’ invasion of Beijing and later the May 30 Massacre of 1925 were put on display, turning the tower as a museum. Nowadays, the upper story of the building serves as the People’s Cultural Hall of the East City District. In the 1980s, after much repair, the Drum Tower were opened to tourists.
You can download this papercraft model here: Beijing Gulou Drum Tower Free Building Paper Model Download