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CCTV Headquarters Building

CCTV Headquarters Building

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Oct. 22, 2021

The CCTV Headquarters Building, a 44-storey skyscraper, is one more landmark in the Beijing Central Business District. It is the headquarters of China Central Television (CCTV).

Address: the Beijing Central Business District (CBD), Dongsanhuan Middle Road, Chaoyang District (朝阳区东三环中路北京CBD核心区)

The building was finally compared in June 2012, after the damage of the north annex building during a fire in February 2009. The appearance of the main building is a loop consisting of six horizontal and vertical sections, also looks like a high-altitude bridge. The untraditional façade of the main building, causes the locals in Beijing jokingly gave a nickname to the CCTV Headquarters Building: da kucha (dà kùchǎ, 大裤衩, literally means “big undershorts”).

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See the Inside Structure

CCTV Headquarters

This towering building is 234 meters high. Visitors can an elevator direct from Basement 1 to the 37th floor, where visitors can see the inside structure of the building. On the 37th storey (more than 100 meters high), visitors can take a bird’s eye view of Beijing through the toughened glass floor, which might be a challenge for some visitors.

A Five-Star Hotel

The CCTV Headquarters Building has two main functions: the television cultural center and a five-star hotel (with about 300 rooms). However, they are still under construction now. After it finished, the 4th and the 5th floors are equipped with a hotel lobby, shops, restaurants, and swimming pool. At the top of the building, specialty restaurant belonging to the hotel is situated.

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