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Old November 5th, 2006, 07:02 PM   #1
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SHANGHAI: World Financial Center, 492m (Part 9)


> Link to Shanghai World Financial Center (Part 8)
Older threads > (Part 7) (Part 6) (Part 5) (Part 4) (Part 3) (Part 2) (Part 1)


General Information:
Height: 491.9m
Floors: 101
Year (foundation start): August 27, 1997
Year (start): February 13,2003
Year (end): March 23, 2008
GFA: 377,300 m²
Elevators: 31
Escalators: 33
Costs at completion: $850,000,000
Location: Pudong/Lujiazui, Shanghai, China

Two architect firms is involved in the project, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd. The foundation stone was laid on August 27, 1997. In the late 1990s the Japanese Mori Building Corporation (the developer of SWFC) had a fund shortage caused by the Asian financial crisis, which halted the project after the foundations were completed. Construction finally resumed on February 13th, 2003.

The original plann was a 460m, 94 story tall building, and it was supose to be completed in 2001, and become the world tallest building two years before the completion of Taipei 101. But the design was changed in 2003 to a 491.9m and 101 stories tall building with a 50m wide and tall rectangular opening on the top of the building. Mori Building Corporation actually proposed to raise the building up to 510m so it could surpass Taipei 101's 508m as the world's No. 1 skyscraper, but this was declined by local authorities in Shanghai saying the city has a limit to building heights and an overall consideration of the skylines on both sides of the Huangpu River. The design of the opening near the top of the tower was changed in mid-October, 2005; from a circular to a rectangular opening. Architect and developer claim that it is cheaper and easier to implement the new design.

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Old November 5th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #2
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Construction Update
The latest construction photos from Shanghai World Financial Center.

October 30th, photo by Giallo on SSP.




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Old November 5th, 2006, 09:04 PM   #3
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Great overture, Qazaq
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Old November 5th, 2006, 10:51 PM   #4
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I havent been following this for a while so its great to see the glass is on finally and the taper has started. The taper looks very smooth too which is excellent.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 05:43 AM   #5
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so still lev64/295m?
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Old November 6th, 2006, 05:49 AM   #6
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its lookin great
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Old November 6th, 2006, 08:51 AM   #7
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Nov. 6, from skyscrapers.cn
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Old November 6th, 2006, 08:53 AM   #8
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Wow! the thiner it gets, the faster it grows!
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Old November 6th, 2006, 10:29 AM   #9
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Grow baby grow, i think it has 300m now
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Old November 6th, 2006, 10:34 AM   #10
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World's largest and styliest bottle opener. Very cool.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 12:04 PM   #11
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big brother of the Kingdom Trade center in Riad
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Old November 6th, 2006, 12:30 PM   #12
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Old November 6th, 2006, 01:25 PM   #13
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Yeah baby!!
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Old November 6th, 2006, 02:07 PM   #14
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FANTASTIC...

SO THEY STARTED TO RACE BURJ DUBAI , SPECIALLY AFTER RAMADAN HAS MADE WORKING GOING SLOWLY THERE


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Old November 7th, 2006, 05:03 AM   #15
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nice updates and data!
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Old November 8th, 2006, 01:04 AM   #16
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Thanks qazaq, youre like one one of the best thread openers in the whole forum
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Old November 8th, 2006, 03:41 AM   #17
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so lev66 is in box with 67 form work about to start.
i reckon to top of core box= 305m/1000ft.
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Old November 8th, 2006, 07:09 AM   #18
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Looks 300m+ to me.

Won't be long before it passes the tallest habitable structures in Australia and New Zealand.

Sydney Tower 309m
Q1 (Gold Coast) 322.5m
Auckland SkyTower 328m
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Old November 8th, 2006, 10:02 AM   #19
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^yes, still be a while before it passes our tallest structure (427m Omega base mast).
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beautiful !!
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