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dc.coverage.spatial Site: Beijing, Beijing Shi (municipality), China en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 2007-2008 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Cui Kai Studio en_US 2007-2008 en_US 2012-12-20T14:57:03Z 2012-12-20T14:57:03Z 2007-2008 en_US
dc.identifier 177742 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 2177 en_US
dc.description View of the tower base; The Ling Long Pagoda or Linglong Tower (Multifunctional Studio Tower) houses a part of the International Broadcast Center (IBC) [for the Olympic Games]. It is located near the Olympic Cauldron, on the northwest side of the Bird's Nest Stadium. "Ling Long" means delicate, and is referred to as the Delicate Tower in Chinese. The permanent structure is a three-sided tower. The tower contains 6 habitable pods with open space in between. One of the pods displays the Olympic rings. It is 128 m tall, with 7 habitable floors, each an equilateral triangle. The floors are subdivided into two levels. The glass-walled pods are held up by three supporting ribs at the three corners. After fierce competition for the project in 2007, the design work was won by Cui Kai, Fu Xiaoming, Kang Kai, Zhang Junying, architects of the Cui Kai Studio at the China Design Institute. Source: Wikipedia; (accessed 7/16/2010) en_US
dc.format.medium steel; glass en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject architecture en_US
dc.subject business, commerce and trade en_US
dc.subject contemporary (1960 to present) en_US
dc.subject engineering and industrial design en_US
dc.subject manufacturing en_US
dc.subject Olympics en_US
dc.subject broadcasting television en_US
dc.subject broadcasting radio en_US
dc.subject Twenty-first century en_US
dc.title Linglong Tower (Multifunctional Studio Tower) en_US
dc.title.alternative Ling Long Pagoda en_US
dc.title.alternative Beijing Olympic TV Transmission Tower en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A1-ACAD-A6 en_US
vra.culturalContext Chinese en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) en_US
vra.worktype broadcasting studio en_US
vra.worktype broadcasting station en_US
dc.contributor.display Cui Kai Studio (Chinese architectural firm, active ca. 2007) en_US

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