Yellow Crane Tower, located on Snake Hill in Wuchang, is one of the "Three Famous Towers South of the Yangtze River". According to records, the tower was first built in 223 C.E. during the Three Kingdoms period (220-280). After completion, the tower served as a gathering place for celebrities and poets to meet and compose poetry. Destroyed many times in successive dynasties, the present tower is a complete reconstruction and is the result of four years of work beginning in 1981. The tower, 51.4 meters high, has five-stories with yellow tiles and red pillars, overlapping ridges and interlocking eaves, making it more magnificent than the old one. The new Yellow Crane Tower is regarded as the symbol of Wuhan city.
Keywords: China, PRC, Hubei, Wuhan, ceremonial and/or religious structures. From the collection of Jot Carpenter.