Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Now that's a building design...

Found this via boingboing

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan -- Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov has inaugurated a massive, book-shaped building dedicated to the media in the heavily censored and tightly controlled Central Asian nation.

...opened as part of lavish celebrations of Turkmenistan's 15th anniversary of independence.

Niyazov unveiled the $17 million "House of Free Creativity" last Tuesday. The building will accommodate offices of the Turkmen government-controlled press.

Niyazov personally approves the content of all newspapers, and the country's only Internet service provider blocks web sites critical of Niyazov's policies...

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