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[CCTV Headquarters, Beijing, China]
  • lacks of transparency
    "The 230-metre building, designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, with a total construction area of 550,000 square metres will cost about 5 billion yuan (US$602.4 million), according to CCTV's official website." (Jiang Jingjing, cbw_04.09.28)

  • anti-earthquake
    "But the Economic Observer, China's mainstream economic newspaper quoted an insider as saying the budget has grown to 10 billion yuan (US$1.21 billion) in order to make the building much safer." (Jiang Jingjing, cbw_04.09.28)

  • bizarre architecture
    "Tsinghua University professor Peng Peigen said the design is 'ridiculous.'

    The Chinese economy still lags far behind that of the developed countries. The cost should be 3,000 yuan (US$362.32) per square metre under the current situation in China, Peng said, compared with the average of 18,000 yuan (US$2,173.91) per square metre for CCTV building." (Jiang Jingjing, cbw_04.09.28)

  • double the budget
    "His opinion was echoed by Michael Liao, an architect with the US-based Geiger Gossen Hamilton Liao Professional Corporation.

    He said most luxurious buildings in New York cost US$500 per square metre, which includes the much higher labour costs for construction workers." (Jiang Jingjing, cbw_04.09.28)

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