daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Photo Forums > Urban Showcase

Urban Showcase Show your selfmade photos



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 4th, 2011, 07:52 PM   #61
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

136.


137.


138. Pearl River Tower. a 310m supertall skyscraper nearing completion. Designed by Gordon Gill from SOM. The building is said do be one of the most sustainable skyscrapers ever built.

There is an interesting BBC broadcast: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8317211.stm. Pay attention how the journalists starts "explaining" about how inefficient and bad all other buildings are "surrounding" the Pearl River Tower. The funny thing is that at the time of the broadcast most of the surrounding area was merely a large construction site (as so it is today to a large extent) with some newly built blocks further away. I think he should have done some more explanation on what he meant by "surrounding". But that's how BBC is making it's "broadcasts" on China I guess...



139. Construction site of Kingold Tower. The gates were open and noone seemed to mind me walking in and taking a few pictures


140.
Wastebins. Guangzhou has recently started a campaign to separete waste into recycleable and non-recycleable. Great initiative
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old June 6th, 2011, 12:19 AM   #62
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

A short video I took from Zhujiang New Town. The first bit is overlooking the area where construction of Kingold Tower is taking place. The second shot is at the park in the middle of Zhujiang New Town
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #63
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

141. Pedestrian bridge over Zhujiang West Rd.


142. Construction of Kingold Tower, a 227m tower designed by SOM


143.


144. Leatop Plaza (303m) and Bank of Guangzhou (267m), designed by Murphy/Jahn INC. and Guangzhou Chengzong Design Institute respectively


145.


146.
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2011, 12:26 AM   #64
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

147.


148. Nearby areas


149.


150.



151.
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2011, 01:51 AM   #65
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

152. A park which is at the center of Zhujiang New Town development area.


153.


154.


155.


156.
Decorative ponds in the park


157.
Canton Tower seen some distance away on the other side of the river. We'll have a closer look later. One thing I have to say, however, it is perhaps the most impressive structure I have ever seen. An outstanding architectural and structural showcase
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2011, 01:53 AM   #66
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

158.
To the opposite direction from Canton Tower you can see the iconic CITIC Plaza tower which has been the dominant vertical landmark of Guangzhou until IFC and Canton Tower were built. It still is a great landmark


159.


160.


161.


162. W Hotel, 150m high hotel. I really loved the architecture of this building. Designed by Rocco Design Architects Ltd.


163.


164.
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #67
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

Continuing with Zhujiang New Town

165. An interesting building which we are going to see from a close-up later


166. Two men sleeping on the grass surrounded by skyscrapers and construction sites


167.


168.


169.


170.
Guangzhou APM (Automated People Mover). Part of Guangzhou Metro although in reality a separate system built specifically to serve the main objects of Zhujiang New Town. Stations are close to each other and capacity of trains is lower than that of ordinary metro trains.
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 01:25 AM   #68
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

171.


172.


173.


174.


175.


176.
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #69
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

177. Entrance to one of the APM stations


178. Bottom part of Canton Tower


179.... and top


180.


181.


182. Currently Guangzhou's tallest skyscraper - International Finance Center. A very impressive landmark.
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 01:32 AM   #70
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

183. Some quick facts about IFC
- height: 440m, 103 floors
- built: 2010
- design: Wilkinson Eyre (USA)
- structural engineering: Arup (UK)
- GFA: 448 000 sq. m
- cost: 1.15 bn USD


184.


185.


186.


187.


188.
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #71
Langur
Londinium langur
 
Langur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: London
Posts: 9,396
Likes (Received): 1643

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pansori View Post
Of course, because it's a new thing unheard of before. It will take time. A few years perhaps. However, the fact that there is such an initiative is very encouraging and it will surely start working. It does in many countries where such initiative was shown (e.g. Germany). What surprises me though is that some cities/countries don't even try to do that or encourage people to separate waste (e.g. UK).
Of course the UK encourages people to separate waste! UK households already recycle 40%+ of their household waste and all local authorities must by law provide every household with a separate collection of at least two types of recyclable materials. The same applies to bins on the street. On my street alone, I counted no less than 38 of these dual recyling bins (which on a 600m long street means one every 16m on average):

image hosted on flickr
__________________
"Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end." Edward Whymper
Langur no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 08:04 PM   #72
joshsam
JR
 
joshsam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sint-Truiden
Posts: 7,165
Likes (Received): 5408

Very nice pictures! Great and very clean area with the skyscrapers.
__________________
Ceci n'est pas un pays, een bananenrepubliek ja!
joshsam no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 08:11 PM   #73
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

Quote:
Originally Posted by Langur View Post
Of course the UK encourages people to separate waste! UK households already recycle 40%+ of their household waste and all local authorities must by law provide every household with a separate collection of at least two types of recyclable materials. The same applies to bins on the street. On my street alone, I counted no less than 38 of these dual recyling bins (which on a 600m long street means one every 16m on average):

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3633/...1d255655_z.jpg
This is pretty cool. Although I've never seen them anywhere yet. Your street is lucky. Must be a very recent initiative.

Last edited by Pansori; June 8th, 2011 at 02:33 AM.
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 10:08 PM   #74
Northern Lotus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 442
Likes (Received): 37

AUDI A6L: The reason why most Chinese buy Audi with the longer version is because the ones who can afford to buy an Audi usually can afford to have a chauffeur; they need the extra leg room at the back for the owner or passenger.
Northern Lotus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 7th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #75
NCT
Not Cwite There
 
NCT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Shanghai, London, Nottingham
Posts: 6,206
Likes (Received): 1767

In China owning a car is also an outward manisfestation of wealth, so a lot of times people would buy at least one size bigger than necessary. Also cars in China are either black or silver to show a degree of 'class', which is in contrast to varied and brighter colours often chosen in European countries.
__________________
My Shanghai photos - Nanjing Road, People's Square, The Bund, Xintiandi and more!
NCT no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2011, 01:15 AM   #76
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

I think this is somewhat typical to all other countries I've been to asia. Even some small models like toyota yaris have "prolonged" saloon versions instead of hatchbacks which are a european thing (not in Bavaria though ). Same applies to the USA. And I guess I agree with that. Larger cars are more comfy and usually more practical.
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2011, 02:14 AM   #77
Chadoh25
Registered User
 
Chadoh25's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tacoma, Washington
Posts: 8,015
Likes (Received): 805

Amazing photos!
Chadoh25 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2011, 01:08 PM   #78
The seventh shape
Master of his domain
 
The seventh shape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,363
Likes (Received): 827

Great pictures, seems very quite though, so many skyscrapers but not many office workers walking around.
The seventh shape no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2011, 02:48 PM   #79
Pansori
planquadrat
 
Pansori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: London - Vilnius
Posts: 9,972
Likes (Received): 6909

Possibly because it's still just a huge construction site
Pansori no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 8th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #80
stolpioni
Registered User
 
stolpioni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Malm÷, SWE
Posts: 19
Likes (Received): 2

Is it just me or does this whole city look like a ghost town/construction site?
I just see skyscrapers and zero people and cars. Is this the typical American downtown or are there areas which are crowded too?
stolpioni no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
china, guangdong, guangzhou

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium