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View Poll Results: Tomorrow Square, Shanghai
10 77 12.71%
9.5 37 6.11%
9 69 11.39%
8.5 65 10.73%
8 82 13.53%
7.5 39 6.44%
7 65 10.73%
6.5 24 3.96%
6 35 5.78%
5.5 17 2.81%
5 28 4.62%
4.5 12 1.98%
4 18 2.97%
3.5 5 0.83%
3 or less 33 5.45%
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Old October 23rd, 2002, 06:42 AM   #1
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#053 l Tomorrow Square l SHANGHAI l 285m l 55fl

Tomorrow Square
Shanghai, China


HEIGHT: 285m/931 feet
FLOORS: 55 floors
COMPLETION: 2002
ARCHITECT: John Portman and Associates

Strategically located on Nanjing Road adjacent to People's Park, Tomorrow Square has an unmatched opportunity to create a powerful visual impact. The sleek 55-story tower is clad in aluminum and glass. Reaching upward in a straightforward, geometric manner, the building boasts clean and uncluttered lines with the contemporary look of the future. The building's vertical movement is reinforced by the dominant triangular shapes at both the top and base. This impact is increased by the placement of the tower - it rises directly from a landscaped plaza at street level, facing 2 of the major streets that border the site.

There are 2 main structures: the tower and podium. The tower, originally designed as a hotel and office building, is now being renovated to a business class, 500 room hotel, and business apartments complex for JW Marriot. The podium includes the low-rise retail galleria and conference centre. To reinforce its strong vertical form, the tower and podium are visually separate though functionally linked via a sky lit atrium.














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Old October 23rd, 2002, 07:01 AM   #2
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quite nice 9/10
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Old October 23rd, 2002, 07:14 AM   #3
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7/10

kinda out of shape
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Old October 23rd, 2002, 08:37 AM   #4
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I'm sorry, but I think this is one of the ugliest buildings in Asia. I think the hollow pyramid at the top is horrid... 4/10
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Old October 23rd, 2002, 08:47 AM   #5
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a giant screwdriver .. . 5/10
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Old October 23rd, 2002, 09:53 AM   #6
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The sloping roof is good, and the way it turns 45 degrees in the middle is unique, but it could use some more curves, otherwise, not bad.

6/10
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Old October 23rd, 2002, 09:58 AM   #7
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4/10. Looks like a painful medical device. I don't think this will age well.
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Old October 23rd, 2002, 06:12 PM   #8
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8/10

A very interesting and optimistic design. At night the top part glows like a powerful beacon.
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Old October 23rd, 2002, 10:40 PM   #9
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I like the top - it reminds me of the arms of a robot doing jumping jacks. On the other hand, the overhang of the top section over the bottom looks quite awkward from some angles. One certainly has to give some credit, though, for a cheery name like "Sunjoy Tomorrow". Overall, not great, but not bad at all. 5.
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Old October 24th, 2002, 12:04 AM   #10
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It's ok but it feels like there's something missing.

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Old October 24th, 2002, 01:44 PM   #11
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8! i like it but at second glance, it dont look as good
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Old October 25th, 2002, 02:24 PM   #12
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Its okay, the top looks good at night, but I think the building is a bit tacky 7/10
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Old October 25th, 2002, 07:06 PM   #13
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4/10. Looks like a painful medical device. I don't think this will age well.
I agree!
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Old October 25th, 2002, 07:20 PM   #14
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Has it decided what it would like to be yet?

There are adventurous designs and there are adven......

5 (i go to give it one more point just for the English translated name however, it will reamain at 5).

5 it is.
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Old October 27th, 2002, 05:17 PM   #15
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very nice piece of work. 8.5/10
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Old October 27th, 2002, 05:35 PM   #16
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This is just hideous...
and they need to stop naming these things with names like happy land plaza or whatnot..even though I know it must represent something in chinese..
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Old October 28th, 2002, 12:58 AM   #17
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7/10 I like the design and the top, i aggree with Boresville some of these buildings have strange names.
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Old November 6th, 2002, 07:26 PM   #18
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9.5/10. What a skyscraper should be.
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Old November 10th, 2002, 01:23 AM   #19
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I like how the building on the top is 45 degrees different than the bottom and I also like the crown on top.

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Old November 22nd, 2002, 09:21 PM   #20
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7.5/10 - It has good height, helped by the sloping setbacks, and manages to turn 45 degrees on its axis without looking like it's in hideous pain. The facade does a good job of dancing in the light, too. The top, however, is not so good - thoe giant pincers look SO out of place, even if they provide a big "splash" at night.

Maybe the building could have used a couple of setbacks down near the base...

Oh, and Boresville McYawn - I think it must be REALLY hard to translate from Chinese to English - I remember a Chinese dish named "General Tsing's seven happiness", or something like that...Of course, the languages are so different....
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