Harbin Travel The Memorial Tower of Fighting Against the Floods of Songhua River In order to commemorate the glorious victory of fighting against the floods and building the banks, and to award the great achievements of the people, the government built the Memorial tower of Fighting against Floods. Being 22.5 meters high, it was built with stone blocks on the foundation, which represents the imperishability of the riverbanks. The fountain in the front stands for the brave and intelligent people in Harbin who are taming the violent floods and eliminating the catastrophes and bringing happiness to the people. The lower step is marked 119.72 meters above the sea level, which represents the highest water level in 1932 when the floods devastated Harbin. The higher step is marked 120.30 meter above the sea level,representing the highest water level in 1957 when the Harbin people defeated the heavy floods.
In the middle part of the tower are a series of relieves that depict the scenes of the people fighting against the floods and reflect the heroism of the people.