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CCTV Headquarters

East Third Ring Road & Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing BJ China

Construction Dates
Floor Count51
Basement Floors3
Floor Area389,079 m²
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - cantilever
 - hole
 - landing pad
Architectural Style
 - modern
 - structural expressionism
 - futurism
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof768 ft
Lower roof637 ft

• Architects: Office for Metropolitan Architecture, East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd., Rem Koolhaus, Ole Scheeren.

• Cost Managers: Davis Langdon & Seah International.
• Constructor: China State Construction and Engineering Corporation, Front, Inc.
• Others: Arup Fire, Arup Security Consulting, Ove Arup & Partners, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc., Sandy Brown Associates LLP.

• The structure speech is as of two towers, 45 and 51 stories each, connected together above the 37th floor and below the 10th floor, like a square hole donnut. The highest part is naturally the 51 storeys one.

• The podium, actually, bends in the opposite direction from the upper link, making a structure in balance and like inclinated at glassy pillars. This inclination is of 6° in both closing those pillars, supported by braced steel tubes at the grid's perimeter.

• There is no movement joints in building and is one of the world's largest single structural systems.

• An estimation of less than 20% steel was used comparing for which in a single tower with the same gross floor area.

• Its use is mainly seen for the Television channels' offices and headquarters in area.

• Residents of city nicknamed it as the "giant shorts".

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