China Central Television’s headquarters building is finally complete. 10 years after design approval and 8 years after construction began, China’s state-run television broadcaster is finally ready to set-up shop in...
Oct 29, 2009
After inspecting the badly burned portion of the CCTV complex, architects are giving the go-ahead for repairs. From Shai Oster at the Wall Street Journal: China plans to repair a tower gutted by fire eight months ago in the new...
Feb 10, 2009
Authorities have now acknowledged that the devastating fire at the CCTV complex in Beijing, which killed one firefighter and injured several others, was caused by an illegal fireworks display set off by CCTV itself. The...
Nov 27, 2008
With all the building going on in Beijing, the CCTV (China Central Television) station also has a new structure and a new nickname to go with it. Time’s The China Blog reports: Names, especially nicknames, pet names and...
Nov 10, 2007
A Beijing-based journalist and blogger, Simon Elegant, updated his observations on Beijing architecture. Via Time Magazine’s China blog: (Image of CCTV tower) I just wanted to point out that across the street from the CCTV tower is the new phase of the World Trade Center or Guomao, pretty much the first really big prestige project […]
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