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Beijing TV centre building soars to finish

Construction of the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters in Beijing is nearing completion, in time for this summer's Olympic Games.

The building's two inclined towers were connected in December to form a continuous loop of horizontal and vertical sections. The spectacular 223m tall building contains 10,000t of steel and has been designed to withstand an earthquake measuring 8.5 on China's seismic scale of 1 to 9.

Designed by Arup and dutch architect OMA, it is being built by China State Construction.

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