These twin towers, sixty-three meters
high, stand in the center of the city.
They have three levels at the bottom and
nine levels on the upper structure. They
were built in memory of a railway
worker’s strike that started in
Zhengzhou on February 4,1923, and spread
to the entire Beijing–Hankou line. On
February 7, Wu Peifu, a warlord, ordered
his soldiers to fire on the strikers,
killing several Chinese Communist Party
members and trade union leaders.