Photo from Caixing
It’s been almost a year and a half since the TVCCbuilding next to Beijing’s new CCTV headquarters went up in flames… and it’s only now that they’ve started the reconstruction.
According to the Global Times, workers started marching to the building on Wednesday:
The reconstruction is divided into two stages of dismantling and rebuilding and the previous design will be retained. Chen Guangbiao, president of Jiangsu Huangpu Renewable Resources Company, in charge of the dismantling process, told the Global Times, “The damaged parts will be removed with care for the environment.”
Feng Xuegang, a construction worker from Jiangsu Huangpu, said the whole dismantling part is scheduled to finish by the end of this year.
A slightly more detailed article on the Global Times added that the concrete structure would remain, while the burnt out decorations and steel structures would be removed and replaced. CCTV employees expressed being concerned with the mandate to move in, but I don’t know – things are always safer the second time around, right?