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Architecture Watch: More Olympic Madness for Beijing

Sure, the China Central Television Headquarters was designed to withstand a seismically active site— the Sichun earthquake did resonate in Beijing. Given our local track record when it comes to architectural criticism, however, we can only imagine the onslaught of civic outrage that would might overwhelm San Francisco should such a project be proposed for our earthquake-prone town. This mind fuck of a skyscraper was devised by Rem Koolhaas and his Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA); the structural masterpiece is due for completion in time for the Beijing Olympics and will have the honor of being the first of 300 new high rises slated for the Beijing Central Business District. Now if only they'd let the Internet in ...
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· Architecture Watch Olympic Face-Off: Water Cube vs. Bird's Nest [Curbed SF]
· Architecture Watch: Beijing's Olympic Bird's Nest Opens [Curbed SF]
· Architecture Watch: Beijing Opens Largest Building in The World [Curbed SF]