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[CCTV Headquarters, Beijing, China]
  • frenzy
    "The structure of the 405,000 sq m building is so technically complex that it took 75 engineers more than a year just to compute the stress on every supporting I-beam." (Ong Hwee Hwee, st_04.10.11)

  • penchant
    "Mr Koolhaas's CCTV headquarters, targeted to be completed by 2008, is often cited as the ultimate example of grandiose projects." (Ong Hwee Hwee, st_04.10.11)

  • rein in
    "For these foreign architects, getting grandiose projects approved in China is as easy as growing weeds." (Professor Alfred Peng of Tsinghua University's School of Architecture, in Ong Hwee Hwee, st_04.10.11)

  • Wild Wild East
    "China is behaving like the typical nouveau riche, eager to flaunt its wealth." (Professor Alfred Peng of Tsinghua University's School of Architecture, in Ong Hwee Hwee, st_04.10.11)

  • novel-looking
    "Beijing wants to make bold statement ... and foreign architects offer the avenue to do so." (Professor Zhou Rong of Tsinghua University's School of Architecture, in Ong Hwee Hwee, st_04.10.11)

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