OMA by Rem Koolhaas, & Ole Sheeren. CCTV Tower

map: Guanghua Lu, BeijingChaoyang, China An adjacent building in the complex caught on fire by fireworks on Feb 9th 2009, before the building's scheduled completion in May 2009. It was to have the Beijing Mandarin Oriental Hotel
The fire extinguished: should the building be demolished or rebuilt? Read more




:::THE FACT
- On the bridge where the two leaning legs of the office meet there is a glass floor 525 feet above ground.

:::THE QUOTE
"The project is one of the most visionary since modernism and beyond" Tina di Carlo, assistant curator of architecture and design at the Museum for Modern Art (MoMA)

:::THE CRITIC
"it is a dazzling reinvention of the skyscraper, using size not to dominate but to embrace the viewer." Paul Goldberger for The New Yorker. June 30, 2008. Read the article


:::THE LINKS

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