Dragon Gate

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2007
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In 2005, the DCCAH partnered with The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, The Cultural Development Corporation, and business owners of Chinatown to create a “Streetscape Gate” as part of the plan to implement streetscape improvements to revitalize Chinatown. The fun and decorative “Streetscape Gate” would screen a challenging passageway located between two businesses. The DCCAH commissioned sculptor Andrew T. Crawford to create what became known as “The Dragon Gate,” which originates from the image of a dragon. In the Chinese culture, the dragon is considered a symbol of greatness, prosperity, and good fortune. The gate also represents the Chinese 12-year cycle through its twelve pickets, and the subtle row of rivets represent the Chinese American contribution to the American Transcontinental Railroad.

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DCArts
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Hidden gem between 603 and 604 H St.

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