Daringly Engineered CCTV Tower Beijing Opens After 10 Years

The Beijing CCTV tower, iconic since its conception in 2002, is officially completed.

CCTV_Iwan Baan

The project 10 years in the making saw its official construction completion marked with a ceremony in Beijing on May 16th, 2012.

The China Central Television Headquarters is a landmark in Beijing, transforming the skyline with its unique form and altering the way skyscrapers are perceived. The CCTV tower’s designers, OMA (Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren) began the daring project 10 years ago and, since then, the tower has been critically acclaimed for the innovative design and engineering challenges overcome during construction.




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