Koolhaas Hothaas

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.”