Hovering Over Air in Beijing – Tim Johnson
Living in China is like being in a laboratory and observing an experiment unfold.
The speed of change in the physical surroundings, especially in cities like Beijing, has no parallel anywhere in the world, as far as I can tell. A modern gold rush is afoot here, and prospectors are arriving from around the globe. Some of them are charlatans, and there’s mud everywhere, but what is emerging can be a thing of beauty…
Sometimes it is downright dramatic.
Take, for example, the new CCTV tower(s), which I have written about before. Workers toiling for months now have built two leaning towers that thrust into the air at drunken angles. At any moment now, and trust me, I look every day, the workers will link the two towers with a multistory elbow 40 floors above ground. [Full Text]
(Image: the new CCTV tower under construction)
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