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Old November 8th, 2017, 07:42 PM   #1481
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SOM is a prestigious US firm, they designed the Willis Tower and Burj Khalifa (though it doesn't seem to stop them from copying Norm Foster).
Though it'd be quite hard to deny the similarities between those two designs, it must be acknowledged to SOM that Bunshaft's Lever House, the first true curtain wall building in NY (the second, if you count the UN building in; I would not), had been completed by 1952 (well ahead of the nearby Seagram, by Mies); I'm not sure whether Foster had even completed his studies by that date.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 11:34 PM   #1482
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Old November 10th, 2017, 12:29 PM   #1483
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Old November 13th, 2017, 02:22 PM   #1484
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Old November 13th, 2017, 02:57 PM   #1485
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Old November 15th, 2017, 01:39 PM   #1486
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Old November 16th, 2017, 04:59 AM   #1487
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This building has turned out lovely, but some of those pictures remind of what an inhospitable pedestrian hellscape Beijing is. I remember walking around this area a few years ago and wondering how it ended up so bad (in that particular respect).
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Old November 16th, 2017, 08:32 AM   #1488
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In that pics doesn't look +500m
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Old November 16th, 2017, 03:42 PM   #1489
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This building has turned out lovely, but some of those pictures remind of what an inhospitable pedestrian hellscape Beijing is. I remember walking around this area a few years ago and wondering how it ended up so bad (in that particular respect).
They can be a bit misleading with the highways above street level. The CBD area is quite pedestrian friendly, I've often walked from the Sunshine 100 building down Guanghua Lu, past the Zhonggou Zun construction and the CCTV building, past the Kerry hotel and across to The Place/World City. If the weather is ok its a pleasant walk, especially on a summers evening.
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Old November 18th, 2017, 08:25 AM   #1491
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They can be a bit misleading with the highways above street level. The CBD area is quite pedestrian friendly, I've often walked from the Sunshine 100 building down Guanghua Lu, past the Zhonggou Zun construction and the CCTV building, past the Kerry hotel and across to The Place/World City. If the weather is ok its a pleasant walk, especially on a summers evening.
I agree. I lived in SS100 in the early 2000s. and walked to and from work most days along Guang Hua Lu to the Kerry Centre and later Fortune Plaza. It was an easy enough walk - once you got used to the occasional ice - and was always a pleasant experience observing the Beijingers going about their business.
On weekends, I walked extensively around the (mainly) Chaoyang district, and never had any problems.
You should try walking around Bangkok or Jakarta if you want to experience "inhospitable pedestrian hellscapes."
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Old November 19th, 2017, 03:01 AM   #1492
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This building has turned out lovely, but some of those pictures remind of what an inhospitable pedestrian hellscape Beijing is. I remember walking around this area a few years ago and wondering how it ended up so bad (in that particular respect).
I've been walking around the CBD and numerous other areas in Beijing and I really don't get where the pedestrian 'unfriendliness' comes from. Or perhaps we have a very different idea of what pedestrian friendly actually means?
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Don't know where aquaticko comes from, but I often here Americans complain about the pedestrian environment in china. Maybe they think it would be better if Chinese cities looked like crappy sprawled out American cities. I spent a year in China and went to several cities. I'd honestly say that in my opinion the Chinese pedestrian environment generally tops the American pedestrian experience. With the exception of the major thoroughfares it's very walkable and you're always near good transit options.
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Don't know where aquaticko comes from, but I often here Americans complain about the pedestrian environment in china. Maybe they think it would be better if Chinese cities looked like crappy sprawled out American cities. I spent a year in China and went to several cities. I'd honestly say that in my opinion the Chinese pedestrian environment generally tops the American pedestrian experience. With the exception of the major thoroughfares it's very walkable and you're always near good transit options.
Precisely. Fact is you can literally walk the entire city like Beijing or Shanghai from one end to another, not to mention availability of public transport which is generally among the best in the world.
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Old November 25th, 2017, 01:25 AM   #1499
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I agree. I lived in SS100 in the early 2000s. and walked to and from work most days along Guang Hua Lu to the Kerry Centre and later Fortune Plaza. It was an easy enough walk - once you got used to the occasional ice - and was always a pleasant experience observing the Beijingers going about their business.
On weekends, I walked extensively around the (mainly) Chaoyang district, and never had any problems.
You should try walking around Bangkok or Jakarta if you want to experience "inhospitable pedestrian hellscapes."
I lived in Sunshine 100 for over two years. Despite being in the minority the foreign residents were a very eclectic and friendly bunch, many of whom were long term residents. Even though I was a decade after you I wouldn't be surprised if we shared a contact or two
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