Hg2 : The Hedonist

CCTV Tower

Although not open to the public, the headquarters of the China Central Television is one of Beijing’s newest landmarks. The news crews haven’t moved in either yet due to the fire that destroyed the adjacent Television Cultural Center (TVCC) that was meant to house the Mandarin Oriental hotel. The design by Rem Koolhaas is a single, continuous loop and the complicated engineering schema was done by Arup. The construction was particularly challenging due to the tower’s location in a seismic zone. The structure also boasts the most floor space of any other on the planet, except for the Pentagon. Come see for yourself whether you agree with Beijingers that it’s a wei fang (dangerous building.”)”

15 Guang Hua Lu,
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