a compilation of products, furniture, jewelry, architecture and artists that float our boat.

Monday, February 09, 2009

OMA's Mandarin Oriental Hotel - Burned Down

Wow...OMA's Mandarin Oriental Hotel, part of the China Central Television’s new headquarters burned down today. The building was apparently set on fire by stray fireworks from Chinese New Year celebrations. Luckily, it seems that no one was hurt, but it's a real shame to have so much hard work go down the drains in a matter of hours. More at the NY Times and Arch Daily. Above photo credit: David Gray/Reuters.


  1. Firstly, LOVE your daily blog! Secondly, I was really saddened to hear about this building going down in flames, what a terrible waste... I think it was a magnificent design and I hope they can finance a rebuild.

  2. Thanks for the blog love, Heather! :)


We've been getting some spam comments in the past few months, and so have turned on comment moderation, but if you are a real, live person not touting drugs, we'll get your comment up, asap! Also, comments left under user names that are obvious spam keywords (some recent ones: dining room tables, organic baby cribs) will be deleted. Thanks!