Monday, October 18, 2010

CCTV Tower in Beijing


Above: China Central Television HQs in Beijing. Photo gallery below.


CCTV Tower - China's New Content Brewery
PICTORIAL - BEIJINGERS CALL IT DaKuCha

With 234 meters in height and 49 floors, CCTV Tower looks chocking and hard to describe. Third tower (North tower) is separate, stands straight, was burnt in February 2009. Designer Rem Koolhass won architecture competion in 2002. CCTV Tower was completed in 2012.

CCTV Tower will be workplace for 10.000 Chinese content officers who are responsible for 250 Chinese TV channels. The cost will be $1100M, more than twice the Beijing Egg, National Grand Theatre of China.

I see CCTV Tower from my window. I got curious about its birth and went around it a few times with camera during construction period.

Beijingers have already given CCTV Tower a pet name, DaKuCha, Big Pants. More exactly DaKuCha means simple, loose, old-style boxer underpants, anyway convenient to use.

BeijingMan aka Kippo

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All pictures by Canon 20D and 40D with EF-S 10-22mm and EF-70-200mm F/2.8 IS L. Click to enlarge.

The north tower (beside the famous CCTV Tower) burnt February 9, 2009.

COMMENT added March 13, 2011: CCTV Tower looks ready but its surroundings are still under works. CCTV Tower has not yet been taken into use The burnt north tower stands tall as it was after the fire in February 2009, but it has been cleaned and works have finally started, some rebuilding activities.



Above-75: CCTV Tower in Beijing, November 30, 2009.


Above-74: CCTV Tower in Beijing, November 30, 2009.

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Above-73: CCTV Tower in Beijing, July 5, 2009.
Not ready/in use by CCTV personnel yet.
Burnt north tower on the left. Latest is that burnt tower will not be taken down since it is supporting structure for the main tower.


Above-72: CCTV Tower in Beijing, July 5, 2009.

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Above-71: CCTV Tower in Beijing, February 12, 2009.

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Above-70: CCTV Tower in Beijing, July 27, 2008.


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Above-60: CCTV Tower in Beijing, July 27, 2008.
11 pictures on July 27 are taken from car when passing CCTV Tower by Ring-3, first towards south and then returning.

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Above-59: CCTV Tower in Beijing, February 22, 2008.


Above-58: CCTV Tower in Beijing, February 22, 2008.

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Above-57: CCTV Tower in Beijing, February 22, 2008.

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Above-56: CCTV Tower in Beijing, February 3, 2008.


Above-55: CCTV Tower in Beijing, February 3, 2008.


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Above-42: CCTV Tower in Beijing, February 3, 2008.


Above-41: CCTV Tower in Beijing, February 3, 2008.
This tower burnt February 9th, 2009.

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Above-40: CCTV Tower in Beijing, January 18, 2008.


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Above-25: CCTV Tower in Beijing, January 18, 2008.
The tower on left burnt February 9th, 2009.


Above-24: CCTV Tower in Beijing, January 18, 2008.


Above-23: CCTV Tower in Beijing, January 18, 2008.

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Above-22: CCTV Tower in Beijing, October 16, 2007.


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Above-15: CCTV Tower in Beijing, October 16, 2007.
They are popular CCTV program hosts, society stars: Chen Weihong (business), Gao Bo (quiz) and XiaoQian (home decoration), and there are more. For Chinese, CCTV program hosts are part of extended family. They come every home every day, the opinions they give are valued and trusted. They have become role models and sort of model citizens in new China. Many ordinary Beijing homes have a big CCTV calendar on the wall, pictures of CCTV hosts for every month.


Above-14: CCTV Tower in Beijing, October 16, 2007.


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Above-10: CCTV Tower in Beijing, October 16, 2007.
On the left the north tower, 40 floors, which burnt February 9, 2009.


Above-9: CCTV Tower in Beijing, October 16, 2007.


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Above-1: CCTV Tower in Beijing, October 16, 2007.

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CCTV Tower in Beijing
+ Must-see state media building
+ Refreshing architecture
+ Innovative 'street name' DaKuCha, Big Pants
**** LENS TESTING PHOTO TARGET IN BEIJING ****


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© BeijingMan aka Kippo 2013, 2014

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