Modern architecture and interiors in China

I recently enjoyed a week in China, exploring both Beijing and Shanghai. Here are a few photos that I took of the more modern architecture and interiors I encountered. In both cities, the pace of change is rapid, with new towers being built in multiple locations. And modern retail and hospitality is now prominent in both mega cities.

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The CCTV Headquarters building by Rem Koolhaas, with older Beijing residential buildings in the foreground.

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In Beijing, China World Trade Center Tower III by SOM in the distance with more construction of the Central Business District in the foreground.

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In Beijing, China World Trade Center Tower III by SOM (left) and CCTV Headquarters by Koolhaas (right) in the distance with more construction of the Central Business District in the foreground.

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I.T Beijing Market exterior.

 

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Reception at the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai.

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The library, just off reception in the Hotel PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai.

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The lobby hall in the Hotel PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai.

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The Japanese restaurant Shintori in Shanghai.

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From a second-level balcony, one can view the chefs at work at the Japanese restaurant Shintori in Shanghai.

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Shanghai Tower opens this summer. Designed by Gensler, it is the second-tallest building in the world at 2,073 feet, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

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The base of Shanghai Tower, designed by Gensler.

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The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower was the tallest structure in China from its completion in 1994 until 2007.

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Many new office towers in the Pudong area of Shanghai.

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A night shot of the Pudong area of Shanghai across the Huangpu River. The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is to the left. To the right is the Shanghai Tower by Gensler.

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An entrance to the Great Wall.

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Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki on the Great Wall.

 

 

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