Habitrail-Style Office Tower to Dominate Beijing Skyline Later This YearS

As part of Beijing's efforts to look good for the summer Olympics, its central TV station, CCTV, is getting brand new headquarters. It'll be the first of 300 buildings to be completed in the city's new Central Business District. The 5.9 million square foot building is actually a continuous loop of horizontal and vertical sections, making the building into a giant square tube instead of a traditional tower. Its designers—Rem Koolhaus, Ole Scheeren, and a team of international hot shots from OMA—made the facade an irregular grid to portray the crazy amount of TV work that goes down inside. Image by CCTV CCTV New Site main page