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Old March 24th, 2009, 07:51 AM   #2041
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I don't understand the need for new proposals. Why aren't they just repairing the current one?
bad memories and the fact that the current cladding burns like a pile of dry branch.

It's amazing they didn't think about this fact before it was set on fire.

Even with a fire surpression system, the exterior will still burn like a torch.
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Old March 24th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #2042
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What a pity... all because some idiot decides to set off fireworks.
The building should have been able to cope with some fireworks in the first place, then this would not have happened.
They can consider themselves lucky that the fire happened now and not while fully occupied.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 11:47 PM   #2043
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there is a huge atrium; atriums spread fire very very quickly
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Old March 27th, 2009, 11:11 AM   #2044
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when will repairment TVCC??
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Old April 20th, 2009, 09:31 PM   #2045
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It doesnt look like repairs started.

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Old April 21st, 2009, 06:23 AM   #2046
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a couple of recent CCTV pics from beijingupdates.com







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Old May 20th, 2009, 09:28 PM   #2047
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Is there any news on the TVCC/Mandarin Oriental?
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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:32 PM   #2048
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i think this thread can be moved to the archives
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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:36 PM   #2049
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Wasn't this the building that burned down some time ago?
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:07 AM   #2050
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Wasn't this the building that burned down some time ago?
Thats the one beside the cctv....... i never liked it so its a good thing that it burned
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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:23 PM   #2051
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What did it look like? I can't remember.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 01:42 PM   #2052
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Take a look back a few pages and then you will see.
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:25 PM   #2053
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So it's the one to the left here.

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Will they just tear it down? Are they going to repair/rebuild it? I mean, how awkward would that be, having it all planned a.s.o.

And did they already find out why this crap actually happened? Terrorists? Cigarette? Firecrackers?
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Old May 21st, 2009, 04:01 PM   #2054
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may 17 flickr


They STILL havent done antyhing to repair it yet.

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 07:18 AM   #2055
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So it's the one to the left here.

Will they just tear it down? Are they going to repair/rebuild it? I mean, how awkward would that be, having it all planned a.s.o.

And did they already find out why this crap actually happened? Terrorists? Cigarette? Firecrackers?
Illegal fireworks. The CCTV head official was fired because of this accident.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 09:41 AM   #2056
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Is it possible to repair the scorched building or was it too severely damaged? I am shocked that the security standards were not sufficient to deal with fireworks.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 12:12 PM   #2057
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actually turns out security had been assigned through different contracts. While all the other buildings on the estate were hosed down during the fireworks, with crews to the ready, this building's contractor hadn't bothered, despite the fact it was still under construction and the sprinkler system wasn't online. Not only had they not bothered but they were affiliated with the boss who had ordered the fireworks despite the concerned police dept prohibiting him from doing the display. It beggars belief the amount of culpability in what happened, from the architect's atrium-chimney effect to the engineers use of material (Arups safety record has hit a major patch following their use of the zinc cladding), to the site contractors, to the CCTV boss sneaking past a police ban.

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Old May 23rd, 2009, 03:44 AM   #2058
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I said that proposal with the trees and grass on the outer skin on the TVCC will never work because that proposal is stupid and I don't want it to happen in real life.
Talk about elaborate reasoning.
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Old June 17th, 2009, 01:36 AM   #2059
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Just a picture i took on my last visit to Beijing two weeks back.
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Old June 17th, 2009, 01:42 AM   #2060
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Thanks for sharing!

BTW, have you got pics of the demaged tower? Did you see people workin' on it?

It seems also that the CCTV isn't completed yet...
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