The Big Pajama

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The CCTV headquarters is this exotic looking building above. The shape leads to the local name dà kùchǎ (大裤衩) meaning the big pyjama. We wandered around the Beijing central business district, which is full of tall towers, but did not find anything which is as cool as this. A ground level photo misses the two arms of the building on the ground which mirrors the overhang at the top. This may not be among the world’s ten tallest skyscrapers, but certainly takes your breath away when you see it. That overhang seems to defy gravity. How does it stay up without visible struts to take the stress from the upright parts?

By I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.


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