Before The Blaze | Photo by: Associated Press
CCTV Building on Fire
Photo by: Associated Press
The CCTV Headquarters is a 234 m (768 ft), 44-storey skyscraper in the Beijing Central Business District (CBD) and serves as headquarters for China Central Television (CCTV). Groundbreaking took place on 1 June 2004 and the building's facade was completed in 1 January 2008. Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren of OMA were the architects in charge for the building, while Arup provided the complex engineering design. (wiki)
REM KOOLHAAS on WIKI
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Courtesy SSC - Beijing CCTV Headquarters Under Construction / big-dog
The building, designed by dutch architectural firm, Office For Metropolitan Architecture, is expected to cost over $1.3 billion. The project has caused much controversy for its twisted structure and luxury, but will be a striking addition to Beijing's skyline.
different versions of the building as a model.