ASIA-CHINA/Beijing

WORLD FAMOUS BUILDINGS

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From 'Explore worldwide'1999'.'TIME' 2000, 'The Guinness Book of Records 1988', The world atlas of Architecture' John Julius Norwich/Portland House,1988,

 

Tiananmen Square
  
 Beijing City




 Front of Gate of Heavenly. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 28 March 2007.

 

Gate of Heavenly/Tiananmen
  
 Beijing City




 Gate of Heavenly Peace-Entrance to the Forbidden City. Photo by Byungho Yu(#1/2005). Byunguh Yu(#2-6/30 March 2007).

 

Imperial Palace Museum
  
 Beijing City



 Built on 1406, area 720,000, the five bridges of the Imperial Way cross the Golden River between the South Gate and the Imperial Countyard. The sculpted clouds of the celestial lineage of the emperor. Pavilion of Pleasure(right) was built in 17th century as a place where the emperor could entertain. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2005.

 

Zhengyang Gate
  
Beijing City

 


 Front of Tiananmen Square. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 30 March 2007.

 

Qianmen
  
 Beijing City



 Front of Tiananmen Square. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 30 March 2007.

 

Temple of Heaven
  
 Beijing City



 Built by the Ming and restored under the Qing, the Temple of Heaven(Built in 1420) is a ceremonial building where emperors came to celebrate seasonal rites. Surrounded by a walled enclosure, the setting consists of a circular mound, a vault of heaven and an alter of prayer for the havests. The architectural components of the temple, the circular form and the number of columns and terraces symbolize the structure of the cosmos. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2005.  

 

Summer Palace
  
 Beijing City

 

 Located in the northwestern part of Beijing and is about 10km away from Beijing Zoo. It is one of the existing imperial gardens with largest scale. In 1880, it was destroyed by British and French Allied Forces. Then, in 1888, Empress Dowager Cixi embezzied more than 5 million liang silver from Navy funds to rebuilt it.
Built at the beginning of the 20th century by the Chinese Empress Cixi on the shore of the lake in the Yihe Yuan garden, this traditionally style pavilion was a quiet retreat for contemplation. Photo by Byungho Yu on 2005.

 

13 Ming Tombs-Enterance
  
 Beijing City

 

 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 29 March 2007.

 

13 Ming Tombs-Stele
  
 Beijing City

 

 Merits and Virtues of Ding Dynasty. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 29 March 2007.

 

Beijing Railway Station
  
 Beijing City

 

 Photo by Kwak Moonsoo on 29 March 2007.

 

Capital International Airport
  
 Beijing City




 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 28 March 2007.  

 

Jing Guang Centre
  
 Beijing City

 

 Architect by Nihon Sekkei Ins on 1990. This was the tallest building in mainland China from completion until 1996, when Shanghai's King Tower and Shenzhen's Shun Hing Square were completed. The tower is composed of 3 parts: hotel, offices and condominium. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 28 March 2007.

 

Capital Tower
  
 Beijing City

 

 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 28 March 2007.

 

2008 Olympic, Main Stadium
  
 Beijing City

 

 Architect by Chui Kai and Herzog & de Meuron on 2007. Photo by Byunguh Yu on 28 March 2007.

 

Zhaolong Hotel
  
 Beijing City



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 28 March 2007.

 

New Dongan Arcade
  
 Beijing City



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 28 March 2007.

 

Tongren Hospital
  
 Beijing City



 Photo by Byunguh Yu on 28 March 2007.

 

Jianwai SOHO
  
39 East 3rd Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing City





 Architect by Riken Yamamoto on 2006.Jianwai SOHO is located at opposite the China World Trade Center.The buildings have a total gross floor area of 700,000 square meters on a site of 169,000 square meters.Jianwai SOHO includes 20 high rise towers and four villas.Currently,18 towers and the four villas are completed;and two towers are under construction. Upon completion (October 2007), there will be 20 rooftop gardens and 16 pedestrian lanes. Photo by Monnsoo Kwak(#1-5/29 March 2007), Byunguh Yu(#6/28 March 2007).

 

Fulllink Building
  
 Beijing City



 Photo by Jungmo Yang on 22 September 2007.