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I hear that construction is in full swing now. Does anyone have photos?
Also Google Earth just got updated so (ignoring the fact that the pictures are merged with an older image) we have a view of the size of the netting. See the flats/apartment blocks in the bottom left corner for scale. Those are the ones from the previous posted panorama.
Interestingly there are numerous blocks of land in that area also covered green which are not connected directly to that area. Any ideas anyone?
Source: Google Earth
Position for "General Counsel" was advertised this week... Not a huge amount of detail but interesting that they are hiring someone for legal at this stage rather than using an existing employee. I think that is a great sign that work will move quickly.
The General Counsel of the Managed Components Branch reports to the General Manager and is responsible for leading the legal function and handling the general legal issues related to the operation of the Managed Components of Universal Beijing Resort (which include the theme park, parking areas, CityWalk, common areas and back of house areas).Source: https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/job-listing/beijing-general-counsel-universal-studios-JV_IC2398510_KO0,23_KE24,41.htm?jl=1815278359Responsibilities include negotiating, drafting and interpreting complex business contracts, third-party services agreements, managing issues relating to compliance, intellectual property, human resources and procurement matters.
Anything on this?
A panoramic pic of the site from the roof of a nearby building this morning. The green thing covered area should be the park, maybe larger. The new subway line 7 will be built under the main road in this pic. The road goes west into the direction of Beijing City Center.
Someone published the "environmental impact report" of the line 7 east extension project.
There will be two subway lines reaching the universal studios beijing before it's ready to open, both extending existing subway lines: Batong line ( itself the east extension of line 1) and line 7.
The east end of batong line was already close to the theme park, they will build one more station. Line 7 is quite far, people have guessed where it'll go and where the stations will be, in this report we have the first official information on it. It's all underground, (batong line is above ground).There will be 8 new stations. There will be a vehicle base near the end of the line, marked on the map. The end station will be near citywalk.
You can compare it with the earlier plan of the park.
This is a non-official subway map of 2021 beijing. The two lines reaching the park are near 4 o'clock, the red line is batong, pale orange is 7. There's another important new rail transit that might reach the park, the S6. (it's not on this map because it's no longer subway, but something faster i think). It will connect the two main airports of beijing (the new one being built right now), in the old plan it will go past somewhere near the park, and they say they are looking into whether they can change it to go through the park directly. New plan will come out before june I think. They are making a whole lot of new plans for this larger area of Tongzhou, the shinny new 2nd center of Beijing.