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Old October 15th, 2014, 08:45 PM   #301
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Old November 21st, 2014, 03:53 AM   #302
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http://www.guandian.cn/article/20141111/153408.html
News about the project,it seems like it is going forward soon,atleast that was what I got from this article. Do we have any members who can read chinese so we can confirm.
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Old November 21st, 2014, 10:06 AM   #303
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^ Short on specifics. Reiterates the strategic cooperation between MGM and Kingkey that was set up in March. States that the project will 'soon begin', whatever that means.
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Old November 21st, 2014, 05:07 PM   #304
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I am hoping this will be taller than Ping An
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Old November 21st, 2014, 08:59 PM   #305
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According to Scion one design might even reach 841m high,Then this would be chinas tallest building and probably the worlds tallest hotel!
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The bullet shaped tower is a concept proposal by TFP Farrells for Kingkey for reference only. Its height is designed at 666 meters.
Kingkey is now looking at multiple new designs for the plot, the new designs have great variety in them, ranging from 480m twins to a standalone 841m, nothing is finalised at this stage.
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Old November 21st, 2014, 11:32 PM   #306
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According to Scion one design might even reach 841m high,Then this would be chinas tallest building and probably the worlds tallest hotel!
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 12:40 AM   #307
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Wuhan 3280 Skyscraper

Article in Takepart: Mega Skyscrapers That Eat Pollution Are Coming to China

" looks like China is taking on Saudi Arabia for the “world’s tallest building” crown. When construction on the Phoenix Tower, a pointy two-building complex in Wuhan (in central China), is finished, one of the mega skyscrapers will match the Saudis’ Kingdom Tower in height. But the 3,280-foot-tall building will do more than just pierce the atmosphere. It will eat pollution floating in the air.


Designed by U.K.-based architecture firm Chetwoods, the towers will be covered with a smog-eating coating. The building materials and veneers are photocatalytic: That means they are able to use sunlight to turn particulate matter into inert salts, a kind of technology that’s quickly becoming the hottest thing in architecture and design. The Italy Pavilion being designed for the 2015 World’s Fair in Milan is being constructed with a similar material. But the need for air-purifying construction is especially needed in China.

Air quality is so bad in the Asian nation that earlier this month the government announced plans to yank thousands of cars off the roads. New emissions standards are also being tightly enforced on factories, and the average person has been empowered to blow the whistle on the worst contaminators. Officials in Wuhan, which is on the horrifically toxic Yangtze River, are eager to change China’s polluting reputation.

“The most amazing thing for me is that in the U.K. we strive as designers to get things built, and there’s a lot of red tape, but the Chinese seem to have a different view of things,” the architecture firm’s founder, Laurie Chetwood, told FastCoExist. “I think they’re incredibly optimistic.”

Construction is expected to be completed in 2017. While the buildings are an innovative—and tall—approach to improving the region’s air, a skyscraper can’t be the only thing used to curb smog. Let’s hope the world’s most populous country keeps getting those cars off the road. In the meantime, Saudi Arabia, your move. "

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Old November 22nd, 2014, 02:11 PM   #308
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Construction is expected to be completed in 2017.
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I think they are far too optimistic or the article was written 5-10 years ago and just published. The site isn't cleared yet, so my guess is that they wanted to say 2027.
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 02:50 PM   #309
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Indeed, 2017 is absolutely impossible. Even everything before 2020 is.
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 05:38 PM   #310
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that article was about the phoenix towers...
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 09:18 PM   #311
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that article was about the phoenix towers...
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 05:53 AM   #312
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A 600m supertall building in Shenzhen that is apparently going to be a "super hotel"? Unless they're planning on this being mixed-use or something. The "Platinum Hotel" may be similar to a visionary proposal for a 500+-metre mega hotel in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from the early 1970s named "Singer City".
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Old November 24th, 2014, 12:07 AM   #313
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I hope this one will be a candidate to become China's tallest. Zhongnan Center in Suzhou is great and all, but Shenzhen 'deserves' the title IMO
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Old November 24th, 2014, 10:15 AM   #314
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I hope this one will be a candidate to become China's tallest. Zhongnan Center in Suzhou is great and all, but Shenzhen 'deserves' the title IMO
An 800m+ for Shenzhen would be pretty awesome
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Old November 24th, 2014, 12:17 PM   #315
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and this is an amazing, iconic location for it! so bring it on
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Old November 24th, 2014, 11:26 PM   #316
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man how many megatons is shenzhen going to have.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 05:16 PM   #317
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Old November 25th, 2014, 05:28 PM   #318
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actual link http://newhouse.sz.fang.com/house/20...5/14234660.htm
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Old November 25th, 2014, 07:18 PM   #319
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Anyone want to guess its height?
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Old November 25th, 2014, 11:16 PM   #320
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Anyone want to guess its height?
It looks similar(tall box with no spire) but substantially taller than CTF finance centre guangzhou. I would say its atleast 600m ,maybe even 700m tall the shorter might be 300-350m tall. But this is just a guess. Considering that most of the last 100m of Ping An is spire+crown and not usable space,this will almost certainly have a taller roof.

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