Studio 360's Kurt Andersen marvels at the new, iconic buildings of Beijing

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Studio 360's Kurt Andersen marvels at the new, iconic buildings of Beijing

Kurt Andersen, writer and host of Studio 360, recently made his first trip to Beijing — and he was amazed by how familiar he felt. It wasn’t the language or the cuisine that brought to his mind the comforts of home — it was the buildings that said New York to him.

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