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Examining China's "Edifice Complex"

Examining China's "Edifice Complex"
Examining China's "Edifice Complex", The 'Pearl of the North' (expected to complete 2018). Image Courtesy of Atkins
The 'Pearl of the North' (expected to complete 2018). Image Courtesy of Atkins

In an article for the Wall Street Journal, Dinny McMahon and Yang Jie visit Shenyang - a "chilly industrial town" in north eastern China which was once the country's capital (circa 1600). The city will soon be home to what's being dubbed the 'Pearl of the North', "a 111-floor office tower that will, briefly, be the seventh-largest in the world, dwarfing One World Trade Center." The tower, designed by Atkins, is "symptomatic of China’s edifice complex," McMahon notes - and the city is "just getting started." Read the article in full here.

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Examining China's "Edifice Complex"" 20 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/589645/examining-china-s-edifice-complex/> ISSN 0719-8884
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