Monday, April 16, 2007

Art for the people

I've written recently of the Bird's Nest and in the past about the new CCTV building. Recently from Toomanytribbles came this video of the Ren Building, currently under construction in Shanghai which looks like fun.

I spoke in the above post on the CCTV tower about the odd dichotomy of the freedom to build outlandish buildings as the government spends a lot of their time making a statement to the rest of the world. There's some truly hideous architecture in Beijing but there's also some startling and attractive buildings going up around the city.

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