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Old February 9th, 2009, 05:09 PM   #1
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New CCTV Beijing HQ (Mandarin Oriental) On Fire

North wing building of CCTV new headquarters on fire





Source : http://chinanews.sina.com/news/2009/...243270517.html

BEIJING, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- The north wing building of the new CCTV (China Central Television) headquarters in Beijing is on fire, which is still spreading.

The 159-meter building, namely Mandarin Oriental Hotel, is about hundreds of meters away from the CCTV main tower, witnesses said.

It is not clear about the casualities and cause of the accident. As Monday is China's traditional Lantern Festival, fireworks were used for celebration.

Police have conducted traffic control and more than a score of fire engines were seen to have rushed to the scene.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 05:36 PM   #2
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here are videos of it:




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Old February 10th, 2009, 02:36 PM   #3
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so cool when a lying media is in fire.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 11:52 AM   #4
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so cool when a lying media is in fire.
Which media never lies?
BBC? CNN?
For such disarster, I suggest you keep silent, one sodier died in the fire
show your quality
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Old February 12th, 2009, 03:00 PM   #5
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Old December 1st, 2010, 08:57 AM   #6
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Men jailed for part in CCTV fire
20 November 2010
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THREE people selling sub-standard building materials, which were also to blame for a skyscraper fire that killed one person and destroyed a side building of China Central Television's new headquarters in Beijing last year, have received jail terms of up to four and a half years.

The defendants worked for Zhongshan Shengxing Company, which was fined 1.1 million yuan (US$165,652) by Beijing No.2 Intermediate People's Court yesterday, for providing fake and low-quality sheets for the walls of the CCTV building.

It was burnt by fireworks from a celebration party held outside the building only for CCTV staffers last February.

The company's vice president Tang Zhuchuang, project manager Gu Xianshu and quality inspector Li Shuzhi were handed the sentences and ordered to pay fines of up to 50,000 yuan on charges of selling substandard and counterfeit products.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 03:37 PM   #7
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3 men get longer sentences in TV tower fire
Updated: 2012-07-26 19:59
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Three men already serving prison terms for using inferior and combustible material to build a CCTV tower had their sentences extended after a retrial on Wednesday.

Tang Zhuchuang, vice-president of the Guangdong-based materials company, project manager Gu Xianshu, and quality controller Li Shuzhi each had three to four more years added to their respective sentences, according to Beijing's No 2 Intermediate People's Court.

In an earlier trial, they were sentenced to two and a half to four and a half years.

The three men were charged with using flammable insulation on the outer walls of the CCTV tower, which was destroyed in a 2009 fire. The blaze killed one person and injured eight others.

The court said the three men were responsible for 160 million yuan ($25 million) of losses.

Those who sell fake products worth more than 500,000 yuan should be sentenced to at least seven years, according to China's Criminal Law.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 12:32 AM   #8
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Ha I almost thought it happened again
3 years later...
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 03:30 AM   #9
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That would suck. Actually it's looking pretty good now, from the outside it's pretty much fully restored to its original appearance. Not sure how long the inside will take to sort out, but I'll get some pictures of the exterior when I next walk past.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #10
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Thanks. I'd really like to see some updates and see how close to fully restored it is.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 10:05 PM   #11
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Epic (?) thread revive!
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Old August 5th, 2012, 06:31 AM   #12
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I haven't seen a picture of this building since 2010... I can't wait to see the final product of the restoration.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 07:04 AM   #13
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Recent photo of TVCC & CCTV

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Behind the CCTV Tower by pamhule, on Flickr
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Old August 5th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #14
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It was supposed to open for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Seems the repairs took longer than building the structure from scratch.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #15
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I'm probably going to go out for a cycle tomorrow (depending on the smog/visibility) so I'll go past this and get some more up-to-date photos. If not tomorrow, then definitely in the next few days.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 07:01 AM   #16
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They saw no hurry in repairing it afterwards.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #17
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Old August 12th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #18
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Interiors anyone? =)
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I'm probably going to go out for a cycle tomorrow (depending on the smog/visibility) so I'll go past this and get some more up-to-date photos. If not tomorrow, then definitely in the next few days.
that must suck to have to worry about smog and not being able to see lol
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Old August 12th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #20
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It's still slated to be a hotel, right?
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