shu and joe


Published on February 9, 2009

Sad to read that the TVCC tower was destroyed last night when a blitz of New Year fireworks in downtown Beijing set the building on fire. Luckily the building was not in operation yet and no injuries have been reported only one fatality has been reported. Friends of ours spent years developing this project only to see it ruined.

Photo: David Gray/Reuters

Filed under: Architecture, Beijing


  1. matthias says:

    hey shu, hey joe,

    very sad story… thew tvcc… you are the google number one for “tvcc fire” … crazy…did you talk to andre? he is very sad but ok, it seems.
    how are you?
    best m@

  2. frank says:

    by the way, the tower is called CCTV and not TVCC…..

  3. Administrator says:

    Actually, the tower that burned is called TVCC (Television Cultural Center). The tower that sits just south of it, also designed by OMA, is known as the CCTV (Central Chinese Television) building.

  4. Zara says:

    I was looking forward to the Mandarin Oriental’s bakery opening up. Oh well…


  5. ZBCGS says:

    Beautiful fireworks. You know.

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