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Old February 16th, 2005, 10:25 PM   #21
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Indeed concering. Are these articles newly dated?
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Old February 16th, 2005, 10:31 PM   #22
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Indeed concering. Are these articles newly dated?
These was from May, July and August 2004, so they are a bit old, but thats the newest articles i can find concerning its construction process.
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Old February 16th, 2005, 11:20 PM   #23
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That just gives me small hope, because according to the latest news from this messageboard construction has begun last september...
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Old February 16th, 2005, 11:48 PM   #24
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don't spread such news please

and the reasons given for a cancellation of the project are very strange:
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"Chinese prime minster Wen Jiabao has reportedly decided to halt work on the project as part of a political move to win favour among the country's poor."
i mean this creates new jobs and stuff and when beijing's cbd is completed it will create even more jobs, will attract more people to the city. why stop developing? and in what way do you support the poor with a cancellation. once completed i'm sure enough money can be made with it and with a part of it you still could support the poor.
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Old February 17th, 2005, 09:29 AM   #25
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and the reasons given for a cancellation of the project are very strange:

i mean this creates new jobs and stuff and when beijing's cbd is completed it will create even more jobs, will attract more people to the city. why stop developing? and in what way do you support the poor with a cancellation. once completed i'm sure enough money can be made with it and with a part of it you still could support the poor.
Yes, but the cost of the tower is way to much they say, and chinese architects and urban planners don't want Beijing to look like a play ground for western architects.

The whole project is estimated to cost 6 billion Yuan, or about 600 million £. Even though it would cost much more if they built such a tower on an very attractive plot in western Europe, its something new to china. Almost all the olympic buildings which had started construction in 2004 was halted in september 2004. And all was redesigned because of the cost, which was far to much. For exemple, the national stadium as all know of was redesigned, and the roof is now gone from the design.

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Beijing is abuzz about the designs of some landmark buildings under construction or to be constructed. Some Chinese architects and critics say foreign architects have turned the capital city into a test field, some say the designs are avant-garde and some others see these designs as ugly.

Paul Andreu, a French architect who is the chief designer of dome-shaped National Grand Theatre in downtown Beijing, weighed in and gave his comments. Andreu, attending the Architectural Biennial held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 20, said he could not agree to the "test field" argument. He said not many foreign architect firms have entered the Chinese market, and in his eyes, the "special" designs of a few architectures in Beijing are actually not bizarre at all.

Opinions may differ greatly on the design of new architectures, particularly in cities with a long history and traditions. He said this is the case as far as Beijing is concerned. In recent year, some foreign architects won competitive bidding to design landmark buildings in Beijing to help shape up the landscapes of cosmopolitan city in the 21st century. Andreu is one of them. Andreu won the bid to design the National Grand Theatre in 1999. The dome-shaped theatre, located in the heart of the city west of the Great Hall of the People near the Tian'anmen Square, is to be completed before the 55th anniversary of the foundation of China in October.

Herzog de Meuron (left), designer of the nest-shaped stadium, chats with Paul Andreu, designer of the National Grand Theatre, in Beijing on September 20. "I don't see it bizarre," claimed Andreu. The architecture is constructive to the change of the city's landscape, and most importantly, it is in harmony with the surrounding environment, he said. Andreu, an architect famous for his design of Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris and of course, the roof collapse of the airport terminal four months ago, regarded the dome-shaped theatre as an excellent and a secure piece.

As Beijing gears up for the 2008 Olympic games, the designing of many sports venues are commissioned to foreign architect firms. The proposed new arenas include a 100,000-seat Olympic stadium by the Swiss architects Herzog de Meuron wrapped in a "bird's nest" of tangled columns, and a swimming center by the Australian firm PTW with a facade of translucent, lightweight panels to be inflated to resemble huge bubbles.

And two years ago, the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas was chosen through international competition to design a new headquarters for CCTV, the state-run broadcasting company. The looping, O-shaped skyscraper, with a budget of at least $600 million, was collaboration between Koolhaas and a partner, Ole Scheeren of OMA. Due to continuing and heated debates in China and Beijing's plan to construct the sports venues in a thrift manner, the construction on the Olympic stadium and swimming center was temporarily suspended for the designers to modify their designs. For example, the convertible roof of the "nest" stadium was erased from the design. Experts say this would make the stadium safer and it will reduce the construction costs.
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 08:57 AM   #26
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Official:STARTS in May

http://news.163.com/05/0222/03/1D5QQRAT0001124T.html

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Old February 22nd, 2005, 09:04 AM   #27
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Why cant I see China WTC.
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 11:38 AM   #28
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Thanx for posting that Neon. The article says the ground was broken in september 2004, and that the construction of the tower will begin in may 2005.
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Old February 22nd, 2005, 11:40 AM   #29
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Why cant I see China WTC.
Perhaps the construction is still in the early stage, though its supose to be half way by far.
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Old March 16th, 2005, 06:16 PM   #30
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Why cant I see China WTC.
Latest reports sais that the construction has not started yet, but i need to search for some more sources before i urge you to belive it.

A few short and easy construction renders:











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Old March 17th, 2005, 06:49 PM   #31
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^ Cool pics, smart technique to build this thing.
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Old March 25th, 2005, 08:29 AM   #32
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Construction to formally begin on 8 May 2005

According to the Beijing Bureau of Construction, China State Construction Engineering Corporation has won the $0.56-billion general construction contract of the new CCTV complex. Construction will formally begin on 8 May 2005 and end in January 2009.
This is another major project undertaken by CSCEC after Shanghai World Financial Centre.

Plot area: 19.7 hectars
Figures of the main building
Number of storeys: 3 underground, 52 above ground
Height: 234m
Total floor area: 470,000m2
Total glass curtain space: 100,000m2
Steel used: 120,000 tons
Concrete used: 330,000m3

Source: Beijing Youth Daily, 22 February 2005

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Old March 25th, 2005, 11:57 AM   #33
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Can't wait to visit Beijing when this one is finished.
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Old March 25th, 2005, 12:07 PM   #34
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how many metres is high this fantastic building?
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Old March 25th, 2005, 12:13 PM   #35
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230 meters. , And yet not a skyscraper but just a building...
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Old March 26th, 2005, 02:39 AM   #36
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What......finish Jan 2009, which is after the Olympics. I thought the building will be completed before the Olympics?
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 09:59 PM   #37
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^ No, it was planned to be completed before the olympics, but the prograss before the construction start and the ground construction delay has halted these plans.

The construction started May 8 and is expected to be completed in January 2009.
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Old July 4th, 2005, 12:23 PM   #38
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any pics then if this has started construction?
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Old July 4th, 2005, 12:30 PM   #39
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I suppose they would be still building the underground levels.
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any pics of the works?
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