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

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… » 2/18/08 8:20am 2/18/08 8:20am

Geoengineers Will Prevent Rain Over Olympic Stadium in China

The top of China's "bird's nest" Olympic stadium is open to the elements, and therefore the government has ordered the Beijing Meteorological Bureau to make sure it won't rain during the games. The Bureau has already had some success preventing light rain, but heavy rain is harder to control. They'll use two… » 2/01/08 12:20pm 2/01/08 12:20pm