Historic Preservation In The Midst Of Skyscrapers

An unchecked building blitz in China's largest cities is destroying the landscape of historic cities.
March 3, 2005, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"High-rise buildings continue to sprout unabated in the major urban centres of China, bringing to the fore public concerns about their height and density.

...In Beijing, a city with a history of more than 3,000 years, a slew of skyscrapers - including the controversial 230-metre-tall China Central Television building and the third phase of the World Trade Centre that is expected to reach 330 metres - will in a few years dwarf the 209-metre Jingguang Centre, built in the early 1980s and the tallest building in the city for more than a decade."

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Published on Thursday, March 3, 2005 in China Daily
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