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Old April 14th, 2015, 06:49 PM   #1121
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Prep should not take this long...
At CTF Guangzhou it also took quite a time.
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Old April 14th, 2015, 09:41 PM   #1122
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CTFGZ was on hold for quite a while as well in the early stages...
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Old April 15th, 2015, 07:59 AM   #1123
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CTFGZ was on hold for quite a while as well in the early stages...
I don't mean the time where it was on hold. I mean the time it took them to install the climbing formworks before it startet to rise again.
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Old April 15th, 2015, 01:06 PM   #1124
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I don't remember it as vividly, so it couldn't have been that long of a painful wait or maybe it was a time I was really busy with stuff, so I didn't realize
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Old April 17th, 2015, 01:33 AM   #1125
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Any future comments claiming that the project is on hold will be construed as trolling.
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Old April 17th, 2015, 04:10 AM   #1126
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The scale of this thing is unreal, very impressive.
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Old April 17th, 2015, 01:00 PM   #1127
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Any future comments claiming that the project is on hold will be construed as trolling.
Nobody ever said it was on hold, but is has been a long wait to see it rise and the building site looks like Residence Evil, not a person in sight. Actually, I see two on top of the building and a third walking on the left, but this should be more than a 3-man job.
A balanced dialog about the building seems like the mature thing to have here.
Right, kiddo?
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Old April 17th, 2015, 08:05 PM   #1128
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To my knowledge, no Adrian Smith building that has been started has ever failed to be finished. Yes, some have been cancelled after the design stage, like Korea's Dragons. And yes, some have experienced hiccups before they're finished like the Burj Khalifa, and no doubt the Kingdom Tower. But they always finish and they always look great. And Smith has a great track record of building towers that look exactly like their renders.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 01:35 PM   #1129
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The site looks quite fresh and work could have been interrupted for any number of reasons.

Unless there is some official notice about a change of status or unless a very long period of time has passed with no sign of progress, this is still U/C.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 03:51 PM   #1130
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To my knowledge, no Adrian Smith building that has been started has ever failed to be finished. Yes, some have been cancelled after the design stage, like Korea's Dragons. And yes, some have experienced hiccups before they're finished like the Burj Khalifa, and no doubt the Kingdom Tower. But they always finish and they always look great. And Smith has a great track record of building towers that look exactly like their renders.
Well, whether or not a building gets cancelled rarely if ever hinges on the architect. The site owner and the entrepreneur have a lot more responsibility in that regard. A fully designed and drawn building can come to a screeching halt regardless of how well the architect does his job.

As for that last sentence, well... again, I'd say the entrepreneur has more importance there too. At best, the architect can render the building to look exactly like the finished product.


As for the tower of the thread here, I seem to recall that a bunch of other Chinese supertalls spent eons in the "just poking out of the ground" stage. I guess it has something to do with concrete curing, as it takes four weeks or so after pouring for concrete to reach its specified strenght. The schedule of the workers could also be in play, it could simply be that different teams are needed when the building reaches a certain height (as working on tall buildings usually requires a few safety courses and certifications), and the other team could be busy on some other project. Just because nothing seems to happen on site, doesn't mean the project isn't going forward.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 09:20 PM   #1131
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Did it or did it not jump? It is a yes or no answer. I don't know how one can look at the pictures and claim it has not jumped. This is a truth and evidence-based forum and lies are not tolerated.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #1132
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I'm not denying it has not grown. It has indeed, however the past few months it has been at a standstill because of extensive prep work, even though it looks like it's about ready to go again.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 09:33 PM   #1133
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It has jumped since March 31.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 04:46 AM   #1134
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It has jumped since March 31.
Check out the January 20th pictures. Now I can't see them because you got me falsely blocked. The truth hurts sometime, learn to live with it.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 04:51 AM   #1135
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Lol really weird choice of topic to be so obstinate about. The photographic proof directly contradicts you. Certainly not looking very smart here.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 12:32 PM   #1136
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Lol really weird choice of topic to be so obstinate about. The photographic proof directly contradicts you. Certainly not looking very smart here.
OK, we are splitting hairs here. The height of the frame has not increased since it was installed 3 months ago, but yes I agree some concrete pouring have been done inside the frame.
I will go for the "concrete curing" period as laid out by Kyll.Ing and check back in a few months.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 01:59 PM   #1137
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WUHAN | Greenland Center | 636m | 2086ft | 125 fl | U/C

It has jumped since March 31. You are incorrect. Maybe try and take a close look at the damn pics.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 05:53 PM   #1138
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OK, we are splitting hairs here. The height of the frame has not increased since it was installed 3 months ago, but yes I agree some concrete pouring have been done inside the frame.
I will go for the "concrete curing" period as laid out by Kyll.Ing and check back in a few months.
Dude half the time you claim It was on hold, then you say pics show no changes. Then you say no work since Jan. Now you are saying some concrete pouring has been done . I think you should quit this debate and go sleep
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Old April 20th, 2015, 06:12 PM   #1139
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It has jumped since March 31.
Definitely. A truss segment has also been attached between two megacolumns.

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Old April 20th, 2015, 06:22 PM   #1140
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Enough of these "jump" and "no jump" talks, if you guys have no new updated info and pic, just don't post nothing. If this fight continues, we will lock this thread until something new comes up.
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