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大裤衩 (dà kùchǎ): the big boxer shorts
 
大裤衩 (dà kùchǎ): the big boxer shorts
  
This is the slang term given to the CCTV building designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. The building has been accused variously of resembling a pair of walking legs, a person squatting over a toilet, and a woman’s genitals. The architect has denied any impure motives. (See [http://china.globaltimes.cn/society/2009-08/461190.html here].)
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This is the slang term given to the [[China_Central_Adult_Video | CCTV]] building designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. The building has been said to resemble a pair of walking legs, a person squatting over a toilet, and a woman’s genitals. In response to the criticism, the architect has [http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/arts/design/koolhaass-cctv-building-fits-beijing-as-city-of-the-future.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 denied] any impure motives.
  
After the term "big boxer shorts" began spreading, CCTV became concerned and launched a massive PR effort to try to get people to use a more respectful nickname for the odd shaped building. The PR effort was a failure--the more CCTV tried to get people to avoid using the term, the more it stuck.
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After the term “big boxer shorts” began to spread, CCTV became concerned and launched a massive PR effort to persuade people to use a more respectful nickname for the oddly shaped building. The more CCTV tried to persuade people to avoid using the term, however, the more it stuck.
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Beijing has been called an [http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/06/18/beijing.hybrid/ architect's playground] due to the number of daring and strangely shaped buildings that have been constructed in recent years. The city is also home to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_National_Stadium Beijing National Stadium], known as the “[http://chinadigitaltimes.net/china/birds-nest/ Bird's Nest],” and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Centre_for_the_Performing_Arts_(China) National Centre for the Performing Arts], known as the “Giant Egg.”
  
 
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Revision as of 20:36, 2 May 2013

大裤衩 (dà kùchǎ): the big boxer shorts

This is the slang term given to the CCTV building designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. The building has been said to resemble a pair of walking legs, a person squatting over a toilet, and a woman’s genitals. In response to the criticism, the architect has denied any impure motives.

After the term “big boxer shorts” began to spread, CCTV became concerned and launched a massive PR effort to persuade people to use a more respectful nickname for the oddly shaped building. The more CCTV tried to persuade people to avoid using the term, however, the more it stuck.

Beijing has been called an architect's playground due to the number of daring and strangely shaped buildings that have been constructed in recent years. The city is also home to the Beijing National Stadium, known as the “Bird's Nest,” and the National Centre for the Performing Arts, known as the “Giant Egg.”

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