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Old February 6th, 2015, 07:00 PM   #1061
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Old February 6th, 2015, 08:34 PM   #1062
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Sweden has basically the same population as Wuhan but in a far greater area.

Europeans seem far more NIMBY, so no, probably won't happen in Sweden.

What's up with western European countries' aversion to skyscrapers? London has some icons and so does Moscow, but nothing else rings a bell.
Yes, London has 1 supertall, as far as I can remember, Moscow has 6 supertalls
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Old February 6th, 2015, 09:31 PM   #1063
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Old February 7th, 2015, 06:34 AM   #1064
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Yes, London has 1 supertall, as far as I can remember, Moscow has 6 supertalls
There's those supertall twins planned for Paris as well
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Old February 15th, 2015, 07:12 PM   #1065
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Old February 15th, 2015, 07:27 PM   #1066
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Over the years, the core stump phase has become my least favourite of supertall construction.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 07:35 AM   #1067
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I believe this design was also submitted for Shanghai Center but lost. I am very glad to see it here. It was my favorite.
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Old February 16th, 2015, 03:56 PM   #1068
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Old February 16th, 2015, 08:53 PM   #1069
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Old February 20th, 2015, 02:27 AM   #1070
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My bet is on Kingdom Tower.
Kind Tower is clearly winning this race.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 06:50 AM   #1071
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Kingdom Tower is currently ahead, however I suspect the Greenland Centre will overtake the Kingdom Tower due to the way it is built. Greenland Centre uses prefabricated steel reinforcing, as opposed to Kingdom Tower, which appears to use re-bar reinforcing assembled on the tower.
Also, towers in China always seem to go up ridiculously fast once they get going!
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Old February 25th, 2015, 05:30 PM   #1072
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Kingdom Tower is currently ahead, however I suspect the Greenland Centre will overtake the Kingdom Tower due to the way it is built. Greenland Centre uses prefabricated steel reinforcing, as opposed to Kingdom Tower, which appears to use re-bar reinforcing assembled on the tower.
Also, towers in China always seem to go up ridiculously fast once they get going!
I think Kingdom Tower will race ahead.

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Old February 25th, 2015, 06:14 PM   #1073
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Old February 26th, 2015, 12:43 AM   #1074
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Old February 27th, 2015, 08:24 AM   #1075
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Wait, am I reading this right? This building is set to be China's tallest building? Taking the crown from the Shanghai tower before the end of the decade?

Or will the Suzhou Zhongnan center be completed before this?
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Old February 27th, 2015, 10:17 AM   #1076
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Wait, am I reading this right? This building is set to be China's tallest building? Taking the crown from the Shanghai tower before the end of the decade? Or will the Suzhou Zhongnan center be completed before this?
Shanghai Tower: 632m
Greenland Wuhan: 636m

Why taking down the crown of Shanghai Tower?

Zhongnan Center will top out far behind Greenland wuhan.
But we don't know what happens at Ping An Center, 600m or 660m...that's the question right now.
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Old February 27th, 2015, 12:07 PM   #1077
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It remains exciting

Here's a brief overview of the structural design:

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Thornton Tomasetti is providing structural design services for the Wuhan Greenland Center. The 125-story tower will consist of 202,000 square meters of office space, 60,000 square meters of luxury apartments and a 61,000-square-meter five-star hotel. The 600-meter-plus mixed-use structure will be the third tallest building in China and the fourth tallest in the world.

The structural system will consist of a composite concrete core with locally embedded steel plates, a combination that increases strength and enhances ductility. Outrigger trusses, as well as belt trusses will be placed at the mechanical levels, which will connect to the core or super columns. The floor system will be composite structure, consisting of concrete slab, metal deck and steel beam. This structural system is very popular, particularly in East Asia where concrete prices are much cheaper than steel. A composite column with embedded steel provides strength and ductility, and the composite floor system accelerates the construction process.

To reduce wind resistance and vortices action that builds up around super tall towers, the building will feature a tapered body and a domed top. A tapered structure reduces the forces at the top of the building, which results in reducing the overall wind forces and overturning moments.
Source: http://www.thorntontomasetti.com/pro...enland_center/
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Old March 2nd, 2015, 02:50 PM   #1078
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Old March 4th, 2015, 12:03 AM   #1079
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Wait, am I reading this right? This building is set to be China's tallest building? Taking the crown from the Shanghai tower before the end of the decade?

Or will the Suzhou Zhongnan center be completed before this?
earlier when this building was in prep, they did increase the height of the building for it to become the tallest building in china. we all laughed, because we thought to know about ping'an being taller, but apparently they knew better than us.
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Old March 4th, 2015, 02:44 AM   #1080
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earlier when this building was in prep, they did increase the height of the building for it to become the tallest building in china. we all laughed, because we thought to know about ping'an being taller, but apparently they knew better than us.
What about the Zhongnan Center isn't that in China?
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