February 9, 2009

Koolhaas Hothaas

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Sparks from Lantern Festival fireworks apparently lit construction debris on the roof of Rem Koolhaas' Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Beijing a few hours ago, and the whole thing went up in flames. The hotel is part of Koolhaas' CCTV headquarters complex. [image detail from reuters/daylife]

The NY Times reports that spectators noted that the timing of the fire was "inauspicious," to which I'd say, "No freakin' kidding."

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