Here’s another Koolhaas, the CCTV Building in Beijing. 2008. I’m pretty sure this is not how it actually looks at night, but it was the clearest picture I could find. What a gorgeous transformation of the basic skyscraper:’)
Forbidden City ♦ Beijing, China I went here so long ago. The Chinese had just opened up there country to outsiders and the forbidden city was wide open and not yet protected with lots of ropes and guards. You could basically just walk around in and out of all the rooms. Sit in the thrones, get up close to it all. Amazing. Tough trip though. nothing to buy, and horrible food.
Sep 8, 2008 Pictures of the Day - Photo Journal - WSJ Edith Hunkeler, of Switzerland, led before crashing in the final of the women’s 5,000-meter T54 classification race at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. Diane Roy, of Canada, won the race with Shelly Woods, of Great Britain, second and the United States’ Amanda McGrory third. (Mark Ralston/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images )