Sze Tsung Leong

  • Beijing

    BEIJING IS A MONUMENTAL WORK IN PROGRESS, ON A SCALE, like many things in China, that is a constant reminder of one’s microscopic position within a population of 1.3 billion other little specks. Any first-time visitor will remark on the slowly gyrating skyline of cranes. Veterans of the city will nonchalantly point out clusters of new towers that only recently were empty sites or, in many cases, old Beijing. Indeed, Beijing’s perpetually becoming new is, in a way, its most reliable urban constant.

    Inevitably this pattern of unceasing change is woven into the city’s artistic and cultural fabric.