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Old October 3rd, 2006, 10:33 PM   #161
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New Google Earth view of CCTV construction site (surely some months old, I can't say):

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Old October 14th, 2006, 10:15 PM   #162
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construction pictures taken by KonradS, 21st of september.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 12:14 PM   #163
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^ Nice, thanks for posting. Some pretty good construction photos there.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 02:29 PM   #164
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great pic's, the tower begins to rise
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Old October 15th, 2006, 06:31 PM   #165
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Cool!!! it starts to rise now, thanks for URL.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #166
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Great update!
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Old October 16th, 2006, 01:02 PM   #167
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Yeah, it's fast now, we will see this amazing thing go up in the city skyline soon. Thanks for the pics.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:11 PM   #168
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Great to see it coming above the ground. The form is not yet very clearly visible but as it gets higher you will see it taking shape from the footprint.

Thanks a lot for the link. Kees.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 05:53 PM   #169
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I am sorry to dissapoint you but the google pic is around 8 month old
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Old October 16th, 2006, 07:56 PM   #170
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I am sorry to dissapoint you but the google pic is around 8 month old
I know it It's interesting for location and footprint...
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Old October 16th, 2006, 10:52 PM   #171
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I know it It's interesting for location and footprint...
I also know it, that you know it but the other forumers have been so excited.

I wish we had an google update every 6 month.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #172
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And a new WTB every year
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Old October 17th, 2006, 06:57 AM   #173
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That looks amazing. I think CCTV is a very good indication of how PRC changed from its founding.

However, as Wen Jiabao said, the money could have gone to the poor. Which would have been a better decision. But then Hu, Wen, and the 4th generation leadership are doing a lot to pull the gap together. Which is great. The biggest problem is still local-level bribery... hopefully that'll improve in the next decade.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 09:58 AM   #174
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I am sorry to dissapoint you but the google pic is around 8 month old
The enthousiasme is from this http://www.flickr.com/photos/konrads.../09/21/detail/

posted by Kees.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 02:53 PM   #175
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Wow, what a design. It's so hard to believe that the height is 234 meters.
That isn't a tower, it's just a huge building. What a shame, that almost every one of those cool towers and buildings are situated so far away from the country I live in. It's quite long way to China (as well as to US and Dubai too) from nothern Europe.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 07:13 PM   #176
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posted by Kees.
YEAH it`s rising
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Old October 18th, 2006, 02:15 AM   #177
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CCTV cost and budget

According to (a lecture by) Ole Scheeren, partner in charge of the CCTV for OMA, the CCTV company already pays more taxes to the Chinese government (from its revenue) than it receives back in subsidies. It's yearly profit (or revenue, though I think he said profit) is greater than the cost of the new construction. In other words, new building and all, the CCTV company is a net contributor to tax revenues, not a net drain.

As the value of this company means it gives more money for government programs than it takes, it's rather ridiculous and short-sighted to try and argue that 'the money could have been better spent on the poor'.

The building will also mean increased prestige for the nation during the olympics and after which will have a real effect on increasing the money that flows into the nation. Prices of adjacent real estate have soared because of this building. Real estate agents currently feature views of the tower from their property in advertisements.

I bet if you could calculate the economic (including tax revenue) benefit from the CCTV, 'the poor' are getting more money because it will exist than if it didn't.
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Old October 18th, 2006, 07:36 AM   #178
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New Google Earth view of CCTV construction site (surely some months old, I can't say):

wow, what a massive construction site
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Old October 25th, 2006, 09:24 PM   #179
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CCTV on Oct 24 2006

Some pcitures taken randomly on my Beijing trip on 10/24/2006. CCTV is the 2nd building under construction in the 1st picture. The front one is also one of the CCTV towers being built for 2008 Olympics.




















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Old October 25th, 2006, 09:39 PM   #180
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Stunning update...
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