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CCTV Tower

China Central Television Headquarters building


Fascinated by this building before i was even gonna leave for China.Standing at 234 metre tall (768feet). This was one of the buildings I really wanted to capture!


Picture taken from the Yin Tai Centre 63th floor.


CCTV, consisting of the CCTV Tower HQ and Mandarin Oriental hotel.The shape of both buildings are nothing ordinary. Extraordinary could not even describe the full extent of its complexity and sophistication.

Chinas throphy building that could only be conceived and realized only if there are excessive budget; visionary developer; visionary architect and extraordinary contractors and foremans to oversee the construction. These are buildings the world has never seen before. A spectacular skyscraper with two towers that ascend on angle and meet each other on the top level and then futher joined by a giant horizontal platform that cantilevers all the way to create an illusion that there is no support. Such spectacular design could only be proposed by the legendary Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas, who is one of the most prominent and important living architects of our time.


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Taken on January 29, 2010