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Old February 14th, 2016, 05:16 PM   #421
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Source Archdaily:http://www.archdaily.com/781965/plp-...new-masterplan























Picture gallery of this building on Archdaily

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Old February 14th, 2016, 07:26 PM   #422
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That hotel will be beyond awesome
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Old February 14th, 2016, 08:09 PM   #423
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Would be pretty awesome if this design would really get build.
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Old February 14th, 2016, 08:43 PM   #424
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I really dig the design, a wall that is nearly 600m tall and 115m wide is really impressive,I just hope they bump up the height to 700m(if possible due to flight paths).
There was someone on gaoloumi who ostensibly worked at Kingkey who claimed that the height would be 700m,maybe the 595m is just a temporary height until they get approval of going above 600m?.
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Old February 15th, 2016, 04:30 AM   #425
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This is super cool, I want NYC to get something this exciting instead of sticking a few balconies with trees on a glass box and calling it 'starchitecture' bs that's been going on.
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Old February 15th, 2016, 07:47 AM   #426
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looks promising hopefully a 600 m plus building is on the cards.
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Old February 15th, 2016, 08:11 AM   #427
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This is super cool, I want NYC to get something this exciting instead of sticking a few balconies with trees on a glass box and calling it 'starchitecture' bs that's been going on.
The irony is that Shenzhen is also spamming these 'boring copy n paste glass box' supertalls all over town, it's getting too repetitive.
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Old February 15th, 2016, 11:34 PM   #428
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The irony is that Shenzhen is also spamming these 'boring copy n paste glass box' supertalls all over town, it's getting too repetitive.
Not only Shenzhen. There are so many supertalls or even supertalls coming up in China. Unfortunatelly many of this new towers have this boring blue boxy design. I don't like this proposal but it's even better than a next "blue box"...
Btw Nexus is a really cool name
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Old February 15th, 2016, 11:58 PM   #429
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i really enjoy blue supertall boxes though. Deji Plaza in nanjing and all three supertalls in wuxi felt pretty impressive when standing in front of them. Basically a big wall that doesn't give you much of a sense of scale, it's pretty cool. They may not be very iconic standing alone, but in china they hardly do stand alone, so i like the trend, especially since a lot of unique towers can make a city feel clustered, but with many boxes this will not happen.
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Old February 16th, 2016, 09:43 AM   #430
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futuristic looking as well instead of the gotham city look.
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Old February 16th, 2016, 03:17 PM   #431
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i really enjoy blue supertall boxes though. i like the trend
Oh don't worry, this trend will be continuing for sure. Individual developers don't really care how their towers will complement their surrounding skyline (unlike Europe) so they just build taller than everyone else in the vicinity to stand out.

You'll notice a lot of Shenzhen office/commercial supertalls are proposed as part of a larger residental complex. Having a fancy shiny looking supertall amongst the residentials in promotional/advertising material draws much more publicity towards potential buyers. It makes buyers think that a supertall office here = this block will be the next downtown = my $1mil apartment now will be $2mil in 5 years and $5mil in 10 yrs. This makes the apartments sell like crazy.

You'll also notice it's always the residentials that gets built and sold first, way before the actual supertall. Developers need the mass cash inflow from the resi to start the supertall. And because all the resi are sold out by that time, they'll settle for the cheapest possible way to finish that promised supertall. That's how we get these copy paste glass boxes, they are the simplest cheapest to build, a box's internal floor plans are the easiest to rent out, windows are cheapest to clean, etc etc.

Until developers are willing to shell out serious cash to commit to actual masterpieces, instead of hunting for the highest return on investment in the shortest possible time, we will be seeing these blue boxes for a long time to come.
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Old February 16th, 2016, 05:56 PM   #432
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So you prefer the european way of saying "**** all of you, nothing is allowed to be taller than this random church" than tons of modern skyscrapers? Also I think that glass boxes and the sort are much better fitting to their surroundings. They don't draw as much attention and therefor fit in every skyline. The unique towers are that don't easily fit in.
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Old February 16th, 2016, 08:02 PM   #433
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I hate the NIMBYism in those parts of the world too, and love multiple supertalls bursting out of the skyline. I dislike the repetition of the same design for so many of the supertalls in the city. These nonchalant glass boxes work very well for 180m- fillers in Shenzhen's skyline. But when so many 300m+, whose job is to serve as a defining focal point, also repeats the exact same aesthetic appearance, it gets really dull and uninspiring. I personally feel that a square/rectangular prism is so plain and simple, that even primary schoolers can draw, the designers almost put no thought into it, simply to comply with developers' excruciating budget and nothing more.
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Old February 17th, 2016, 12:20 PM   #434
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We need a pic of the construction site.
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Old February 17th, 2016, 08:23 PM   #435
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according to google earth/maps there is 100m triplet still to be demolished on the plot
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Old February 17th, 2016, 08:49 PM   #436
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according to google earth/maps there is 100m triplet still to be demolished on the plot
Yes, indeed.

This is the site in the Street View equivalent of Baidu (Chinas biggest search engine):
http://j.map.baidu.com/4Cw88

This is the sattelite image of the site in Baidu:
http://map.baidu.com/?newmap=1&share...703038,2560727

If you prefer Google, here you go. Street View not available:
https://goo.gl/maps/GbYwemkssDm
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Old February 17th, 2016, 09:03 PM   #437
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Yes, indeed.

This is the site in the Street View equivalent of Baidu (Chinas biggest search engine):
http://j.map.baidu.com/4Cw88

This is the sattelite image of the site in Baidu:
http://map.baidu.com/?newmap=1&share...703038,2560727

If you prefer Google, here you go. Street View not available:
https://goo.gl/maps/GbYwemkssDm
yeah, sadly I cannot use Baidu anymore, I don't know if it is just for me or if Baidu doesn't work in Germany anymore at all. Here is the streetview from Tencent maps as well though if anyone has the same problem. the ICBC towers in the view are the ones I Was talking about:

http://map.qq.com/#pano=100410471501...tch=-16&zoom=1

edit: nevermind, now it seems to work, but is really slow here still
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Old February 17th, 2016, 09:13 PM   #438
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yeah, sadly I cannot use Baidu anymore, I don't know if it is just for me or if Baidu doesn't work in Germany anymore at all. Here is the streetview from Tencent maps as well though if anyone has the same problem. the ICBC towers in the view are the ones I Was talking about:

http://map.qq.com/#pano=100410471501...tch=-16&zoom=1
Hm, I don't know. I'm also from Germany, for me the site is slow, but works fine. Your link is much faster.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 05:45 AM   #439
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It's not so much the design that bothers me as the height to width ratio- this looks like it should be about 330-350 meters. At 595m, this would look too massive and bulking.

-Not a bad design, but not right for this location and height.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 12:13 PM   #440
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this trend to skinny towers is really weird. IMO the more bulky and massive the better. so not only the height is impressive, but the size in general also this building will look different from any angle which will be very interesting!
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