Beijing hotel tower destroyed

Bystanders watch as the unfinished Mandarin Oriental hotel tower is engulfed in flames in Beijing. Witnesses said the fire started before 9 p.m. amid a fireworks celebration for the Lunar New Year. The hotel tower was part of a complex designed by architect Rem Koolhaas.

( Adrian Bradshaw / EPA / February 9, 2009 )

Bystanders watch as the unfinished Mandarin Oriental hotel tower is engulfed in flames in Beijing. Witnesses said the fire started before 9 p.m. amid a fireworks celebration for the Lunar New Year. The hotel tower was part of a complex designed by architect Rem Koolhaas.

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