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Old May 29th, 2010, 08:19 PM   #1
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XIAMEN | Shimao Straits Towers | 295m | 969ft | 67 fl | 250m | 820ft | 59 fl | Com

Architect: Gensler.

Construction of 250-metre-tall Twin Towers kicks off in Xiamen

The construction of the Twin Towers, which will be the tallest building in Xiamen, started on 28th May. The project is expected to be completed by October 2015, reports Xiamen Daily.

The Twin Towers, also called Xiamen Shimao Cross-strait Plaza, was invested by Shanghai Shimao Group with a huge investment of 5 billion yuan. The Twin Towers, designed to be 250 metres tall, lies west of Nanputuo Temple and Xiamen University, north of Yanwu Bridge, east to Gulangyu Island and south of Xiamen Botanic Garden.

The windsurfer-like buildings will cover an area of about 30,000 square metres. One will be a comprehensive building for five star hotels and high-end offices, while the other will be the SOHO office building. The podium building blocks will be a comprehensive commercial complex integrating shopping, recreation, entertainment and catering.

The Twin Towers, once completed, will be a new landmark building in Xiamen.

http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news12444.html





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Old June 26th, 2010, 03:02 PM   #2
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Heights unveiled.
Tower A: 249.9m, 59 floors
Tower B: 295.3m, 67 floors
http://www.xmepb.gov.cn/sj/ContentVi...=126&CmsID=588
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Old June 27th, 2010, 03:31 AM   #3
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those twin tower may dominate the skyline and are really nice for a not-that-extreme-giant city
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 11:18 AM   #4
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Architect is Atkins Shenzhen. Atkins Shenzhen finished the concept design at April 2010
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:46 PM   #5
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Can you post a source? The articles I found say it's Gensler.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 05:21 AM   #6
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I'm 100% sure that images they have shown does not Gensler.You can check the email address

http://www.xmnn.cn/dzbk/xmrb/2010062...28_1473336.htm
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Xiamen is a beautiful city, Twin Towers completed should be the highest building in Xiamen.
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Old November 3rd, 2010, 07:44 PM   #8
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There are 2 slightly different designs. I wonder which one is the real one?
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By the way, notice that they are advertising this as a 300m tower.
http://www.xmhouse.com/union/2011/smds0408/

Well, I wish it was real, and the final height has been raised 5m, but it's very unlikely. Shimao is a very unreliable developer concerning heights, they are a bunch of huge liars, they love to announce fake heights.

Shenyang project: They announced 2x300m, now we know they are 2x285m.
Fuzhou project: They announced 1x300m, now we know it has 273m.
Shaoxing: they wallpapered the plot with stunning renders showing a 350m~ tower. Now they are building an average 280m tower with a simple design.
Etc, etc.

Shimao projects are amazing, but they lie too much.
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z0rg as my polish mother would say - wish you having just these kind of troubles.
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The two +200 are u/c or just one of them ?
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nice design, though the original was a bit better imo
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