Monday, February 9, 2009

TVCC on fire!

Oh boy! Around 9pm Beijing time (8am Eastern time) today, TVCC caught on fire. Preliminary investigation says it's the firework on the last day of celebrations for the Chinese New Year... The fire went on for almost 4 hours. 54 fire trucks came to the site. 30+ people were rescued, and at least 7 people (6 fire fighters + 1 CCTV staff) were hospitalized. (Added 2/10: One firefighter died...) Estimated loss billions of dollars, not counting the endless hours of work on the design...

The entire morning there were floods of messages from different portals: emails, text messages, msn, google talk, skype, facebook chat... I was amazed how fast things travel in the architectural world.

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