City of Yangon formerlyYangon City Formerly
... Yangon (city in Myanmar) Yangon (formerly known as Rangoon) is the largest city in Myanmar.
Yangon Midtown (also known as Yangon CBD or Yangon CBD; formerly Cantonment) is the main commercial area of Yangon, Myanmar, near the geographical center of the area. Yangon inner Yangon's East-West network was created by Alexander Fraser and Montgomerie, UK army officers after the Second Anglo-Burmese War of 1852 The town was later designed by the Public Works Department and the Bengali Corps of Civil Engineers.
Most of the Yangon City Heritage List locations are in the Yangon CBD. Patterns of south-north routes are as follows: a 30 metre width highway, two small routes, a medium-sized route, two more small routes and another 30 metre width route.
Tight alleys are marked with numbers, the middle and middle lanes are called. As an example, the 100 foot (30 m) Lanmadaw Road is followed by 30 foot (9.1 m) width seventeenth and eighteenth street, then the middle 50 foot (15 m) Sint-Oh-Dan Road, the 30 foot ninth and twentieth street, followed by another 100 foot (30 m) width Latha Road, followed by the two small street numbers twenty-first and twenty-second street, and so on.
Streets that ran concurrently from south to south were Strand and Merchant Rd, Maha Bandula (née Dalhousie) Rd, Anawrahta (Fraser) Rd and Bogyoke Aung San (Montgomerie) Rd. CBD's street layouts follow a raster of four street types:
Yangon City - The Center for South East Asia Study
In a joint lecture by Dr. Virginia Henderson and photographer Tim Webster, co-authors of the novel "Yangon Echoes: In listed houses". The Yangon Echoes receives the reader behind the facades of the historic building to take an in-depth look at living in the vibrant Yangon, Burma. Yangon Echoes is an unparalleled work of the oral story, a wealth yoga collection of intriguing biographies that explore the concepts and value of inheritance and homeland.
It is a famous building story that records society and the city' s folk music and connects past and present through vivid reminiscences. Telling stories of happiness and drama, plain joys and painful themes, the storyteller openly shares their thoughts and emotions as they live through Yangon's rise from decade-long standstill into a fast-moving age.
Yangon's contemporary past can be retraced through the architectural style of that time. There is a tale to tell in every single edifice, from the former Reserve Bank of India, which traces every single move in the country's financial past, to the now dilapidated Pegu Club, once the preferred waterhole for UK Colonies officer.
They have withstood wars, catastrophes and many changes of owners. Today, the greatest danger to these structures is their abandonment and inadequate shelter. After relocating to the new capitol Naypyidaw in 2005, the administration gave up many of its ministries or only partly used them.
Because of the opening of the area for new investments and tourists, the properties are in risk of becoming a victim of the builders, as most of the properties are located in the center of the town. Concentrating on a choice of 30 core structures, this volume explores their past, present and futur. In order to put together the often neglected socio-historical background of each and every one of the houses, they dealt with out of stock textbooks, corporate notes, old town registers, newspapers' archive and people's recollections.
Launched in both Burma and England, this volume is intended to help foster discussion about the socioeconomic potentials of Yangon's Colonian legacy, in the hope that the city's architectonic past can become a living and lasting part of its futur. By the time the army regimes began to relax their rule over government, they were auctioning 80% of the country's state property and providing several hundred structures in Yangon's inner cities for demolitions and reconstruction.
The non-transparent but certainly lucrative fire sales would fundamentally change the economy of the land and the life of those who had long described the former Colon City of Yangon as their home. For years Elizabeth Rush, a Western woman who has been talking about Southeast Asia, used the odd few weeks before the waking of Myanmar to dare into the desolate inner city of Yangon, but it was not the great buildings of the Empire that caught her eye.
Stille Lifes from a Vanishing City is celebrating and preserving the inner life, which is still being cultivated despite the powerful extinction of the diktat. What is new are the proportions of GDP expansion, concentration of populations, infrastructures, economic strength and decision-making - and the concurrent, self-reinforcing accelerating process of change. However, we must be careful not to make general comments, as we cannot ignore disparities in terms of output, societal cohesion, infrastructural circumstances and government structures:
Aim of the paper is to analyze the present transformations of Yangon/Myanmar as leader of the spear of national developments, as well as the link to Southeast Asia and the rest of the globe.