Beijing is constantly in a state of change. That being said, vary rarely has anything of any real cultural significants been created in the last few years (Excluding all of the Olympic projects). But one thing that I have noticed multiple times when traveling south towards Da Wang Lu and into the CBD (Central Business District) is a new building under construction which has the oddest form. It is two buildings growing together.
Looking at this structure one can only wonder, "Will it make it without crashing."
The good money is that it will make it and that it will be a spectacular structure. In fact, due to the recent clear skies, which were preceded by some of the most polluted days ever, I noticed that you can see this A-frame building from a significant distance. It allowed me to realize how short a distance it really is from one point to another, or how far depending on how you like to butter your bread. This structure will become one of the buildings that help people to find their barrings in Beijing - if they can see it.
That sort of landmark is actually something that is missing from the Beijing skyline. I found it much easier to negotiate Jong Ro area in Seoul than the Chao Yang Area in Beijing because I could always find Nam San tower and know where I was in respect to that. I have been in Beijing long enough to be able to easily find my way around the familiar districts, but that is not without many instances of looking aimlessly and a building like the A-frame, or the planed Biggest Ferris Wheel in the World, will help to fix that...provided you can see your hand in front of your face. When clear, Beijing can be a beautiful city, hopefully it can be that way more often.