14 February 2009

rem on fire


original rendering of what the tower was supposed to look like

the tvcc tower, part of the cctv complex and one of the most celebrated and widely-anticipated projects by rem koolhaas in beijing, burst into flames a few days ago. this is probably old news.

and yet...it still stands. some people make comparisons between this and the world trade center and wonder why this tower survived and the others didn't. speculation...and something to think about as a designer, how to take these sorts of events into account.