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Hadid Opera House Burns
Major cultural building in southwest China catches fire
A photograph from a Chinese news site showing the fire.

AN has learned of a fire at Guangzhou Opera House, in Guangzhou, China. The project, designed by Zaha Hadid with a web-like exoskelton, includes an 1,800-seat theater as well as a multipurpose hall and support facilities. Guangzhou, located at the mouth of the Pearl River in China's southwest, is the capital of the Guangdong province, better known in the west as Canton.

Additional news and updates can be found on the AN blog.

Alan G. Brake