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The 'Instant' transformation of China's cities

Beijing and Shanghai are epicenters of the "biggest building boom in human history" -- and in their rush to have the newest and shiniest examples of modern architecture, they are erasing their own built heritage.
October 25, 2004, 10am PDT | Michael Dudley
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"Architecture is an expression of one's culture and heritage," says one prominent architectural critic. "Current Chinese architects have just forgotten all that. Their architecture could be anywhere, in any city or country. There's nothing about it that's uniquely Chinese."

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Monday, October 25, 2004 in The Globe and Mail
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