Beijing, I can see your underpants

Beijing has the world cornered on ugly buildings. And perhaps none has drawn as much criticism as the CCTV Tower. This silver-gray monstrosity opened in 2008 and has been disappointing people looking up ever since.

Some say the 44-story skyscraper, which serves as the headquarters of China Central Television, resembles a pair of boxers shorts. Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, who designed the CCTV Tower, told CNN that it is “a building that is constantly mutable and that emanates creativity.”

I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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3 thoughts on “Beijing, I can see your underpants

    • Me neither. It’s just one of a dozen or so really odd looking buildings in Beijing. You should check out the new headquarters for People’s Daily, the “mouthpiece” of the Communist Party. It’s even more odd than the CCTV Tower.

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