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Recent changes in Chinas architecture

on Wednesday,May 04,2011 22:05

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China's architecture has changed dramatically in the past 10 years due to recent events such as the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and Guangzhou Asian Games, which have had the world focused on the country, according to the Global Times.

Yang Ming, the director of the East China Architectural Design and Research Institute, told the news source, "At present, when you go outside, 80 percent of the outstanding buildings you can see in China were built during the last 10 years. "

The buildings are also now bigger than they ever were. Ming explained to the media outlet that as a result of the nation's large population, architects have the required resources to design and build huge structures. However, Ming is not sure that these buildings have the same character as the previous facilities.

Architectural students who will be trying to find a job when they exit their programs may have the opportunity. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is expected to increase by 16 percent between 2008 and 2018. 

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