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Old February 27th, 2012, 05:17 PM   #141
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It won't be China's tallest. Ping'An IFC (660m) will probably be completed before this one.
yeah they did not research good enough, they thought making it one meter taller than Shanghai Tower would be enough
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Old February 27th, 2012, 05:57 PM   #142
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Yeah, they're gonna be really mad.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 08:13 PM   #143
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Expand it to 700m+
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Old February 27th, 2012, 09:39 PM   #144
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Obviously if they're desperate about Chinese tallest title they will increase it above ping'an not just to 632m. But anyways these are probably just a rumors..
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Old February 27th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #145
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Expand it to 700m+
707m
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Old February 27th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #146
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633m? That's grimy as hell, not to mention it's extremely obvious it was done just to beat Shanghai Tower. I would've said 606 was good enough, but there's nothing wrong with 707
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Old February 28th, 2012, 12:39 AM   #147
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ctbuh.org's news section features now an article linked with this news

"New tower may compete for title of tallest in China"

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Central China city considers building nation's tallest structure

WUHAN, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Authorities in central China's Hubei province are mulling whether to "add height" to a building project, a move that would make it the tallest building in China upon its completion, Wuhan-based contractor Greenland Construction Group said Monday.

The Wuhan municipal government initiated the adjustment plan in order to bring about a landmark building, according to a spokesman with the company.

The Eco Tower Wuhan Center was originally designed to rise approximately 606 meters (1,818 ft) and house 119 stories, with a total floor area of around 3 million square meters. Based on initial plans, it would be the second-tallest building in China upon its completion in 2017.

The adjustment may require its height to surpass that of the 632-meter Shanghai Tower, which is currently being constructed as the country's tallest building.

The feasibility report on the possible changes to the initial plan is under further discussion, and the final decision has yet to be disclosed.

The foundation for the building will be completed along China's Yangtze River belt in 2012, and construction has progressed smoothly since it began in 2010.

Designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the building will include a five-star hotel, an atrium featuring 360-degree views of the city and office buildings.
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that's journalism at its best, not double checking if shanghai tower really is the tallest in china. false news travels fast...

not sure if "Eco Tower Wuhan Center" is now an official name.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 04:07 AM   #148
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Let them all have a rude awakening.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #149
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Bloomberg is reporting something similiar :

China’s Greenland Tower May Add Floors to Be Tallest After Burj Khalifa
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Feb 28, 2012 11:48 AM GMT+0800

Shanghai Greenland Group (GGPZ) said it may add more floors to China’s second-tallest building under construction to turn it into the highest in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The closely held company set up in 1992 may increase the height of Greenland Center in the central city of Wuhan to 636 meters (2,086-foot) from 606 meters, said Wang Xiaodong, Greenland’s Shanghai-based spokesman. That will exceed the 632- meter Shanghai Tower also scheduled to be completed in 2014.

China is home to 53 percent of all skyscrapers being built around the world, up from 44 percent a year earlier, Barclays Capital Research said. The country will increase the number of skyscrapers to 141, from the current 75, by 2017, according to the bank’s annual Skyscraper Index report in January.

“The local government in Wuhan actually has a stronger intention to revise the plan, but it’s not easy for a skyscraper like this,” Wang said in a phone interview today, adding that the plan may be finalized by the end of the year.

The Greenland Center broke ground on the project in December 2010 with a planned investment of 30 billion yuan ($4.8 billion). The development will include luxury hotels, apartments, and a conference center, it said. The building is on track to be completed in two years, Wang said, declining to say how much costs will be added with any revision to the plans.

China Daily reported the news earlier today.

‘Fierce Competition’

The building in Wuhan, about 900 kilometers (559 miles) west of Shanghai, will be taller than the 492-meter World Financial Center in Shanghai’s Lujiazui financial district, now the tallest tower in China. The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest at 828 meters, based on Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s data.

“There has always been fierce competition among cities in China to attract greater investment and record faster economic growth,” James MacDonald, head of China research for Savills Property Services (Shanghai) Co., said in an e-mail. “While it’s hard to compete with Shanghai in terms of economic might or attraction for foreign investment, it’s a lot easier to compete in individual construction projects.”

Shanghai-based, government-controlled Greenland, which has properties in 43 Chinese cities across 22 provinces, has built skyscrapers in the country’s less affluent second- and third- tier cities. That includes a 450-meter tower in the eastern city of Nanjing and a 518-meter Greenland Center under construction in the northeastern city of Dalian.

The new skyscrapers will help local governments in China draw publicity and status, especially for cities in central or western parts of the country, MacDonald said.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #150
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It won't be China's tallest. Ping'An IFC (660m) will probably be completed before this one.
Maybe to them. Ping An will never be finished.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #151
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Even so this is ridiculous, they are not assuring the China's tallest title by adding just a few meters. Before it's topped out some other city will launch an even taller one. If they one to remain as China's tallest for a reasonable time span they should look well beyond 700m. Actually Greenland itself is likely to launch another 600m+ soon or late, lol. Also, only in Wuhan we already have a 680m and a 707m long term porposals.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 11:51 AM   #152
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but still height increase is always awesome, even if its only because of bad research
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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #153
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Old February 28th, 2012, 02:22 PM   #154
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so piling is about to start. sweet
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Old February 28th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #155
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The neighbourhood looks like some shit city outskirts. These towers will look ridiculous here
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Old February 28th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #156
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The neighbourhood looks like some shit city outskirts. These towers will look ridiculous here
the tower is supposed to be completed in the year 2017, by then the surrounding areas will look quite different i think.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 09:52 AM   #157
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This U/C yet?
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 01:01 PM   #158
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This U/C yet?
no. preparation works are going on though.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 01:18 PM   #159
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You never know. If those piles are for the foundation then you can as well call it U/C although imo they look quite thin for the foundation. Maybe just some temporary supports.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 01:24 PM   #160
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You never know. If those piles are for the foundation then you can as well call it U/C although imo they look quite thin for the foundation. Maybe just some temporary supports.
well, what we can say is that it is a busy construction site and we will see constant progress and it will be clearly under construction in near future
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