De Rotterdam, a massive tower designed by Rotterdam darling Rem Koolhaas, has opened. It is the city's largest building—a little bit of Manhattan, in Rotterdam. It's also, in an odd way, a tribute to the original World Trade Center.
Lots of things are wigging me out about the burned up CCTV building. Are fireworks that dangerous? What will happen with all that debris? And WHY are they censoring news of it over here?
Guess what's happening in China? Beijing's CCTV headquarters, the Rem Koolhaas building, is at a major fire risk. Fireworks, from the last day of New Years celebrations here, could be the culprits. Updated
China cultural fun fact: People here love giving nicknames to buildings. With all the avante-garde architecture around, sometimes the nicknames are less than complimentary. The new CCTV building is now trying hard to not be known as "Hemorrhoids."