Huge flower basket installed in square

BEIJING: A huge flower basket arrangement with the theme “blessings to China” will be installed in Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square as part of the plan to decorate the square and Chang’an Avenue — the capital’s main thoroughfare — for the upcoming National Day holiday next month.
Since 1984, Tian’anmen Square in the heart of Beijing has hosted huge displays to celebrate the National Day holiday, with their design and related technology developing over the years.
The Beijing Municipal Forestry and Parks Bureau unveiled the plan for this year’s flower basket arrangement on Thursday. The bureau said that construction work commenced on Sept 15 and is expected to be completed by Sunday.
Besides the main basket, 14 flower terraces bearing different good wishes to the country and showing the nation’s achievements will be displayed along Chang’an Avenue.
Meanwhile, flowers will be planted covering a total area of 7,000 square meters between Jianguomen and Fuxingmen along Chang’an Avenue through the heart of the capital to create a celebratory atmosphere, said Liu Mingxing, head of the bureau’s afforesting division.
The main floral arrangement in the center of the square, which has been an annual National Day decoration since 2011, will be 18 meters high, the same as last year, and the overall area of the decorations in Tian’anmen Square will be 5,050 square meters.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item