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Mandarin Oriental Hotel
新楼

3rd Ring Rd. North x Chaoyang Rd., Chaoyang District
Beijing BJ China

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began2005
  Finished2009
Floor Count33
Basement Floors2
Units / Rooms241
Building Uses
 - ruin
 - communication
 - hotel
 - office
 - theatre
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - structural expressionism
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof522 ft

Description
• Architects: Rem Koolhaas’ OMA - Office for Metropolitan Architecture, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd.

• Others: Arup, Dorsser Blesgraaf, Front Inc., Inside Outside, Lerch Bates & Associates, Lighting Planners Associates Inc., Sandy Brown Associates LLP.
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• Coordinates: 39°54'57''N, 116°27'28''E.

• This 5-star hotel, located next to the CCTV complex, was destroyed by fire caused by fireworks located atop it on February 9th, 2009. It happened in the final hours of the Chinese lunar new year when people set off fireworks around the city. The fireworks were from a type not officially permitted to be used.

• The angular building was a symbol of Beijing's recent transformation and modernization. It had been scheduled to open in late 2009, but that was postponed.

• Mandarin Oriental had been signed a long term contract of hotel management, but has no ownership interest in the building. The owner and developer of it is goind take time to complete it.

• After the fire, the building did not collapsed. Its structure of zinc remained standing. One fireman died from toxic gas.
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• Info Page: http://www.eikongraphia.com/?p=1453

• About the fire: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/02/09/china.hotel.fire/index.html

• Photos Before Fire:
http://www.highrise-frankfurt.de/pic_alg/presse08/downloads/OMA_CCTV2008-05201001.jpg
http://www.highrise-frankfurt.de/pic_alg/presse08/downloads/OMA_CCTV2008-05201034.jpg
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/16193350
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/7589734
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chaspope/2842522919

• Photos After Fire: http://www.flickr.com/photos/drea_genf/3269408450/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drea_genf/3269407598/sizes/l/

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