Monday, February 9, 2009

OI


Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this!!!..What a horrible disaster. The TVCC building in Beijing is burning to the ground today. Thousands of people have worked on that building for many years as it was nearing completion. I have no idea if there are many casualties

From the NY Times:
BEIJING — A fierce fire engulfed a major new building in Beijing that houses a luxury hotel and cultural center on Monday, the last day of celebrations for the lunar new year when the city was ablaze with fireworks.

The building was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and is part of China Central Television’s new headquarters, an angular wonder of modernist architecture that sits astride the city and was built to coincide with the Beijing Olympics last year. The CCTV building was a hugely expensive trophy of Beijing’s pre-Olympics building boom, costing millions of dollars, and any damage is likely to be embarrassing for the ruling Communist Party.




1 comment:

mother superior said...

FROM M.A.O. TO W.O.W.