Jianwai SOHO is located at 39 East Third Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing (opposite the China World Trade Center). The buildings have a total gross floor area of 700,000 square meters on a site of 169,000 square meters. Jianwai SOHO includes 20 high rise towers and four villas. 20 towers four villas and 16 pedestrian lanes are in the complex, along with numerous stores, restaurants, offices and businesses.
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User reviews of Jianwai Soho 建外SOHO
There are 2 different management companies which run the East part and the West part. The older and busy East part is run down, the landscape items are not well treated, lobbies and hallways are dirty and still awaits repainting. There are cockroaches (seen in a fashion shop and even in Jenny Lou)
The West part is more quiet and cleaner. Sometimes it has cockroaches but the management has scheduled pest control.
Location, loft style apartment layout, small-office-home-office possible, large windows, view!, floor heating, wooden floors, Siemens washing machine and fridge, no floor2floor noise, very quiet on weekends and holidays because of probably 80% office use.
Expensive, greedy landlords, slow postal service, doormen don't stop peddlers/sellers knock your door all the time, very bad plumbing, smells from sinks in summer, bursting pipe, water leakage here and there, heating can't be adjusted, West-facing units are overheating from afternoon sun, cockroaches, the park is not accessible (only some sport fields). When you move here be careful you don't have a hidden massage parlor on your floor.
While the gleaming white towers of Jianwai Soho initially projected a clean, crisp image, the interiors of many of these places are beginning to look like slums. While there's a lot of bright spots and nice restaurants and shops there, much of the retail space is unoccupied or half-occupied, and the hallways in these spots are scarily run down and filthy. And the place is what -- less than 10 years old? I can't imagine what it will be like in another 10 years.