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The world’s largest Chinatown arch was inaugurated on Tuesday, June 23, by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada after more than 3 months of construction. The new arch was earlier described by architect Saul Simon Tan as a fusion of modern and traditional designs with 3 pagodas.

According to Bernardito Ang, Vice Chairman of the Manila Chinatown Development Council and District III Councilor, the arch is largest in the world in terms of overall dimensions. It stands 63.8 feet high and 74 feet wide, taller than Washington’s 60-foot Chinese friendship arch which was previously the world’s largest.

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