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Old November 6th, 2016, 06:27 PM   #1861
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do any buildings in the background resemble anything that's in reality. feels like artist impression to me.
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Old November 8th, 2016, 07:27 AM   #1862
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do any buildings in the background resemble anything that's in reality. feels like artist impression to me.
KillerZavatar,
you are certainly correct about the previous picture being an "artist" impression, not a reality.
I know a thing or two about computers and computer graphics, but this good-intentional "fake" is not much of a challenge.

All one needs to do is to look at the shadows which should all point in the same direction, .... but they do not. The "artist" made a mistake in volunteering the shadows, trying to make his fantasy more realistic.
This is a common mistake in computer graphics done 'in a hurry" and when the objects and figures are crafted individually, scaled and than pasted on the common background.
Shadows are difficult to match.

By the way, after many years, this is the first time I am responding to any of your comments.
This gives me anopportunity to thank you for your numerous expert contributions which we (skyscraper enthusiasts) enjoyed over the years.
Not just on skyscrapercity.com but also on the skyscraperpage.com.
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Old November 8th, 2016, 09:12 AM   #1863
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thank you very much for your enthusiasm.
I certainly know that these projects in the picture are not real as of today. I was more wondering whether or not they represent any proposals at all. And i think they don't, which is what I meant with artist impression.
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Old November 8th, 2016, 09:33 AM   #1864
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Much better than Ping An, which was ruined by cladding.
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Old November 8th, 2016, 03:27 PM   #1865
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Much better than Ping An, which was ruined by cladding.
What was ruined?
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Old November 8th, 2016, 04:58 PM   #1866
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What was ruined?
Ping an in Shenzen, the first (nearly) supertall i watched rising here.

Very disappointed about the outcome, it looks cheap on photos. This one seems to become much better.
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Old November 8th, 2016, 09:48 PM   #1867
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Ping An Finance Center? If yes, then it is surely a supertall, nearly a megatall. But that one is not even possible to blame for anything, especially for cladding, so I hope you're talking about something different.
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Old November 10th, 2016, 01:31 PM   #1868
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Old November 10th, 2016, 03:36 PM   #1869
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Nice photos with context. The cladded lower floors already looking sleek compared to adjacent buildings.
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Old November 12th, 2016, 12:13 PM   #1870
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Old November 12th, 2016, 04:05 PM   #1871
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The last 2 photos are amazing ....wow
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Old November 12th, 2016, 06:12 PM   #1872
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The last 2 photos are amazing ....wow
Close-ups of the facade look so advanced. Truly a tower for the 21st century!
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Old November 12th, 2016, 07:45 PM   #1873
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I agree. To me it represents a true architectural marvel designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill. I wish they designed something this beautiful and huge for New York, or Chicago.
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Old November 13th, 2016, 05:39 AM   #1874
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So what is the blue thing the cranes bringing up towards the top of the building?
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Old November 13th, 2016, 03:17 PM   #1875
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So what is the blue thing the cranes bringing up towards the top of the building?
Both side cranes, must be raised. The core can not be increased from them anymore.

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Old November 13th, 2016, 07:11 PM   #1876
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I don't think I understand - does that mean that a new crane will be placed on a wing, and that blue object is part of the new crane?
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Old November 13th, 2016, 10:15 PM   #1877
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I don't think I understand - does that mean that a new crane will be placed on a wing, and that blue object is part of the new crane?
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It is a bracket for the shaft of the cranes, which will be
mounted on the side of the core. Each crane will be held by 2 or 3 of the brackets, one at the base of the shaft and the other 2 will be a few floors higher. Hydraulics at the base bracket will be used to jack up the crane. Then the base bracket will be moved up and so on
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Old November 13th, 2016, 10:31 PM   #1878
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Massive, but it reminds me a lot of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
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Old November 14th, 2016, 02:12 AM   #1879
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Only just really, noticed but there are 4 cranes on the top of the tower

3 big cranes and 1 small one
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Old November 17th, 2016, 01:17 AM   #1880
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Thank you for the explanation of how the cranes will be raised. Engineering is definitely a marvel to behold especially on this grand scale of a building
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