Saturday, March 17, 2007

CCTV Building

One of the 300 skyscrapers that will make up Beijing's Central Business District (CBD) is the somewhat controversial CCTV headquarters. CCTV is China's national TV broadcaster.

The CCTV HQ under construction

The building will rise to 230 meters with a total floor area of approximately 400,000 square meters.

The Beijing Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) was awarded the contract for the construction and the building was designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and his German partner Ole Scheeren and built by Ove Arup & Partners.

Some critics have said the "Z"-shaped building does not fit with traditional Chinese architecture.

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