The thing about Beijing is that there is little architectural fear in the minds of the town planners. It is a city that has remarkable pieces of architecture that produce building such "The Pants" Building. Next to the massive China Mall it is building that has a design that relies on adjoining and connecting buildings to act as a counter weight to keep it upright... which is fine in theory until a fire rages through one of the all important counter weight buildings.
So, what would have normally been demolished, like Phoenix the hotel has risen from the ashes and order and balance has been restored ensuring that no pants fall down unexpectantly. Being a hotel its important to make such a distinction.
hyphen31 (Don Collins) has been playing with technology since the days of the Apple+. On the web well before www. he continues to savour the richness of the webiverse in small bytes. He finally leapt from the couch and created this own domain & website forsaking all earlier incarnations...