one of the most popular attractions; the tallest structure in Beijing, China´s most influential media outlet; one of China’s most spectacular new buildings
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The new CCTV Tower is a skyscraper
As one of the modern wonders of Beijing, the new CCTV Tower is a skyscraper in the Beijing Central Business District after its building finishing in 2009. It stands at 234 meters tall and has 54 floors .And the new CCTV site construction project mainly consists of the Main Building, the TV Cultural Center and auxiliary comprehensive facilities.
CCVT Tower is the home of many TVs
In China, the tower not surprisingly is the home of many TV and Radio station broadcasts, including CCTV 1, CCTV 4 and CCTV 9. It is part of a media park intended to form a landscape of public entertainment, outdoor filming areas, and production studios as an extension of the central green axis of the CBD. Actually, now it has become an attractive tourist sight and an ideal place to have a bird’s eye view of the whole city of Beijing.
Construction of new CCTV Tower
Unlike traditional towers, the main building is a loop of six horizontal and vertical sections covering 473,000 square meters of floor space, creating an irregular grid on the building’s facade with an open center. It is a real structural challenge, especially because it is in a seismic zone.
Importance of New CCTV Tower
As a graceful and sturdy sculpture-style edifice, the new CCTV tower can not only represent the new image of Beijing, but also express, in the language of architecture, the importance and the cultural nature of the TV industry. The novelty and feasibility of the structural design will surely push forward the innovation of structural systems and theories of Chinas high-rise buildings. Indeed the tower will not only help establish the symbolic image of CCTV, but also turn over a new leaf in the annals of Chinese architecture and design.
Location: No.11 3rd Ring Road Middle Rd, Haidian, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Opening Hours: Daily
How to get there?
You can take bus No.707 405 and get off at Nanhua station.Or take a taxi.
Weather/Best Time to Go
Beijing enjoys the humid continental climate with hot humid summers, cold dry winters, shorter spring and autumn. You can have a Beijing tour any time of the year, because it can give fresh feeling by enjoying the special tour of the four seasons.
To visit the New CCTV Tower, a sunny day will be a wise choice. And you can have a better view when you are on the tower. Here to forecast Beijing weather of your holiday.
- If you feel uncomfortable when you are in high, do not go to the top the tower and watch things, it is very high.
- Part of the building has been caught by fire in 2009, but is remains its unique beauty. It is all right to travel around the tower.
- It is very safe to travel in and around the new CCTV Tower, do not hesitate!
- It will be much more interesting if you have already known something about constructions and media.