One of the more modern wonders of Beijing is the China Central Television Tower – or CCTV Tower for short. By far the tallest building in the city, its observation deck sits at an impressive 238 metres, 44-storey skyscraper in the Beijing Central Business District, with the tip of its antenna reaching 405 metres! As the name suggests, the tower contains broadcasting equipment for China Central Television, and the observation deck offers incredible panoramic views of the city. The new headquarters of China Central Television (CCTV) is a 234m tall building with a highly unusual shape, described as a 'three-dimensional cranked loop'. The building is formed by two leaning towers, bent 90° at the top and bottom to form a continuous tube. Its unique design features two leaning towers connected together with a twist at the top. It has even been given the nickname “trousers” in Chinese because of its shape. The architects for the building were Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren of OMA. The construction of the building was considered to be a structural challenge, especially because it is in a seismic zone. The building was built in three buildings that were joined to become one and a half buildings.
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