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Chongqing Art Museum

Chongqing Art Museum The new Chongqing Art Museum is housed in the upper two floors of the Guotai Arts Center, in the central Jiefangbei area, and opened to the public on October 29. Chongqing Art Museum opens:  http://english.cqnews.net/html/2013-10/31/content_28453538.htm

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New Century Global Center, Chengdu

Published on October 3, 2013, by in Architecture, Chengdu.

New Century Global Center 新世纪环球中心 in Chengdu   What is billed as the world’s largest building was recently completed in the south of Chengdu.  Out of sheer curiosity, a desire to explore anything described in superlatives, I paid it a visit. It was a steamy afternoon, and as I emerged from the metro station, I spotted the New Century Global Center in the distance. You don’t see the entire building at once; it reveals itself gradually as vast expanses of glass or sections of its prominent roof line.   View from the entrance, looking up into the atrium   The New Century Global Center in Chengdu, in Sichuan in western China, is so big that it’s got its own artificial sun. Indeed, at 500 meters (1,640 feet) long, 400 meters (1,310 feet) wide and 100 meters (325 feet) high, it’s massive enough to hold 20 Sydney Opera Houses or three Pentagons, according to local authorities. http://www.ibtimes.com/worlds-largest-building-new-century-global-center-opens-chengdu-china-1330585      A water park with artificial beach is a centerpiece of the complex; it wasn’t open yet when I visited.   On entering the building one is confronted with a vast, multi-level arrangement of balconies and walkways under a huge atrium. Acres of highly-polished imported marble floors stretch in every direction, and escalators lead the eye upward toward the vast canopy of glass ceiling. It’s a huge space that offers many directions to go, but few clues to what actually lies in any single direction. After a while you realize that there’s a

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shopping center, south of Chengdu

Published on October 1, 2013, by in Architecture, Chengdu.

Shopping Center, Chengdu Incubation Center, south Chengdu

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in Chongqing

joined buildings, Chongqing, Oct. 27, 2012

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monastery wall

Published on August 19, 2012, by in Architecture, Chengdu.

大慈寺  Dacisi Monastery, Chengdu