The developer of a record-breaking skyscraper in Changsha is denying media reports that it had not received the necessary approvals to proceed with the project, according to the South China Morning Post: Broad Group spokeswoman...
by Samuel Wade | Mar 12, 2012
The State Council recently ratified a five-year plan to address the sinking ground levels of over 79,000 square kilometres and more than 50 cities in China, which potentially threaten the stability of everything from high-rise...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 29, 2011
Shanghai has been stricken with a plague of exploding glass windows, as substandard materials, design and maintenance meet fierce summer heat. From Shanghai Daily last week: “Poor quality, improper design or installation...
by Sophie Beach | May 28, 2009
The Guardian reports on an effort to implement green technology amid China’s construction boom: The country is in the middle of the greatest building boom in human history. Six of the world’s 10 tallest buildings...
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 2, 2007
From The Dissent Magazine: China’s economy is booming like never before and its social fabric is being ripped apart and knit together in novel ways. State-of-the-art sports stadiums, a renovated airport terminal, and a new financial district have been built or are under construction in pre-Olympic Beijing, where there’s even been talk of seeding rain […]
by Sophie Beach | May 8, 2007
From the New York Times: Mr. Mori, who has a Trump-like three dozen or so buildings in Tokyo that bear his name, would offer Shanghai the world’s tallest building, at 1,614 feet. For extra effect the roof of his new building would be formed by a giant enclosed circle that would house specially outfitted cars, […]
by Wang Jun | Apr 9, 2005
From Xinhua Online: For some Chinese, skyscrapers are seen as symbols of urban modernity and economic dynamism. It partially explains why many domestic cities seem to regard high-rises that dot their skylines as their claim to fame, and as a backdrop to their having arrived as truly metropolitan. Currently, Shanghai, China’s business hub, has more […]
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- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods