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Old March 10th, 2015, 03:40 PM   #101
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808m according to those diagrams above.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 04:14 PM   #102
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Whoa. It looks like SOM has repurposed their entry from the San Francisco Transbay Tower design competition... and made it twice as tall.



I'm really glad because I loved that design, and was sad to see it go unused after Cesar Pelli's won the Transbay competition.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 04:20 PM   #103
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For me definitely (when it will build...) one of the most beautiful skyscrapers ever!
Unbelievable this whole project...
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Old March 10th, 2015, 08:16 PM   #104
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Whoa. It looks like SOM has repurposed their entry from the San Francisco Transbay Tower design competition... and made it twice as tall.



I'm really glad because I loved that design, and was sad to see it go unused after Cesar Pelli's won the Transbay competition.
That in itself was a revamped proposal for the Shanghai Tower.


http://www.future-is-now.info/shangh...d-designs.html

Of course, all towers that use a Michell truss are going to look broadly similar.
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Old March 10th, 2015, 08:27 PM   #105
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Hah, you're right! I totally forgot about the SOM Shanghai Tower design.

Interesting how a concept can evolve after turning over between several high profile developments. You start with the relatively basic shape and the truss facade; then you alter the shape with that low Eiffel-esque taper and add an airy crown; then you stretch the Eiffel shape and quintuple the size of the crown...

I think what they've landed on is more elegant than either prior proposal, so hooray for iteration!
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Old March 10th, 2015, 08:45 PM   #106
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Interesting how a concept can evolve after turning over between several high profile developments. You start with the relatively basic shape and the truss facade; then you alter the shape with that low Eiffel-esque taper and add an airy crown; then you stretch the Eiffel shape and quintuple the size of the crown...
LOL...if Gustav Eiffel had heard about this...
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Old March 10th, 2015, 08:59 PM   #107
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808m

Please build it!
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Old March 10th, 2015, 11:18 PM   #108
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808m according to those diagrams above.
528m top of last floor
808m top of crown

talk about vanity height...

but well, observatory is above last floor and also the top of crown will not be the top of the building if it also has a spire as seen in renders
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Old August 10th, 2015, 03:56 PM   #109
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Chow Tai Fook will develop the main tower. "At least 600m" it says.
http://house.cnhubei.com/2015/0729/246400.shtml
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That's really promising. Chow tai fook seems to deliver with its big projects and they don't cheap out designwise either!
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Old August 10th, 2015, 05:08 PM   #111
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So we probably won't see 800m here but nevertheless good news!
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Old August 10th, 2015, 05:24 PM   #112
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Great news, but I'm hoping for a redesign.
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Another render http://skidmoreowingsmerrill.tumblr.com/page/8
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I just want this tower being build!
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Old February 20th, 2016, 09:19 PM   #115
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now that's a sexy tower
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Old February 20th, 2016, 10:08 PM   #116
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Let's spend money, this must be build
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Old February 20th, 2016, 10:53 PM   #117
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Is there any chance of this being built?
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Old February 20th, 2016, 10:58 PM   #118
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What's with that render, the tower looks like it's a mile high or something! This can't be right... right?!
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Old February 21st, 2016, 12:39 PM   #119
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that's the 808m one, it looks so tall because it is tapering a lot and actually really thin on the top

here it is more obvious: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...5&postcount=22
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 10:16 AM   #120
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I love tripod style towers like this with three protruding bits at the base. Three is a magic number.
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