Cranes In The Sky.

Is this not the most insane building in the world?

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digg this pic.

About the building:
The project was started in september 2004 following a review of the design by a panel of Chinese experts. The construction is scheduled to be completed in time to broadcast the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The development is being undertaken by the Chinese Government as part of a plan to redevelop central Beijing with innovative and functional architecture, while preserving historic buildings at the same time. The new building will involve two ‘L’ shaped high-rise towers linked at the top and the bottom at an angle to form a loop, which has been described as a ‘Z’ criss-cross. The total construction cost is estimated at €600 million ($750 million). The CCTV tower will employ 10,000 people following completion in 2008. But the construction was daleyted because of the opposition against this buildings cost, so the developers say the building will probably not be completed before 2009. (Source: SkyscraperCity)

About the image:
This high definition range image was created with three RAW files. I’ve created four different HDR versions and edited the best out of each version on top of the other. Took me over two hours to finish this beast in Photoshop.

Taken in Beijing, China.

– Jakob


Cranes In The Sky., originally uploaded by Montrasio International.

About the author

Jakob Montrasio

Moved to Shanghai in 2k5. Opened a company, wrote film scripts, shot first feature. Now in Germany with wife and daughter.

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13 thoughts on “Cranes In The Sky.

  1. This Beijing, China CCTV station completion owe it to excellent structural engineering consultancy of ARUP Engineers. Without them or other capable engineers, the Architect’ dream shall not be realized.

  2. I just saw this photo in the current issue of Popular Science. (December 2009). Unfortunately, the image rendition suffers greatly; it’s *much* better in the original bits.

    Beautiful image. Good Job!

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