Located in downtown Daoli District, the Central Street is known as the most distinctive avenue of historical and cultural significance and a major commercial street in Harbin. It stretches 1,450 meters from the Flood Control Memorial Tower by the Songhuajiang River in the north to Jingwei street in the south. It is 21.34 meters wide, and its stone-planked carriageway spans 10.8 meters in width. There are scattered countless European-style buildings. The street concentrates buildings of the four most influential architectural gentres in the history of Western architecture, hence its nickname “textbook of Western architecture.”