To me Chinese architecture, past and present
has seemed fanciful, not at all like large building architecture in the West.
Here is a sample:
Above is a sample of the present Macau skyline from a non-prestigious location.
Update in Nov 2010
But not all is great with construction of ordinary condo buildings in one part of China. The image below shows what can happen when break neck building meets up with very wet ground conditions:
Sometimes you can build ’em too fast! And when the foundations are in ground that is too wet, voila the building can tip over!