The CCTV Tower: Central Icon of Post-Urban Beijing?

The CCTV Tower: Central Icon of Post-Urban Beijing?


May 2007

Contribution from CB Richard Ellis. In this paper, we will examine the political vision and economic agenda that prepared the ground in Beijing for the development of some of the most innovative, costly and iconic buildings presently under construction anywhere in the world. The landscape of China's capital city is changing in the run-up to the IXXX Olympics in October 2008, and is purging the city not merely of many of the remaining traces of its older urban fabric, but is also beginning to dilute the symbolic power of a number of hte most important icons of China's three decades of orthodox socialism. This report is also available in Chinese Language. For more information or if you have questions, contact: Andrew Ness, Executive Director, CBRE Research Asia. andrew.ness@cbre.com.hk +852 2820 2858

Keywords: CB Richard Ellis, China, Beijing, CCTV Tower, Olympics, construction, design, urban development, iconic building

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