Archinect - News 2014-10-24T08:46:46-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/37247429/shady-beijing-developers-demolish-the-home-of-china-s-father-of-modern-architecture Shady Beijing Developers Demolish the Home of China’s “Father of Modern Architecture” Archinect 2012-02-07T13:15:00-05:00 >2012-02-07T15:02:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25365294d067f4b246aeef1a1607a48f.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Liang Sicheng (1901-1972) is known as China&rsquo;s &ldquo;Father of Modern Architecture,&rdquo; but he expressed strong sentiments throughout his career when it came to preserving the country&rsquo;s heritage and identity. In the 1950s, when Beijing was selected as the nation's capital, he lobbied to keep its ancient buildings intact and urged the government to build an entirely new city instead. The ruling party disagreed, and ancient Beijing has become a distant memory.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>