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Old June 6th, 2005, 01:29 PM   #321
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On a recent 3 part BBC documentary presented by Alan Yentov on skyscrapers they showed this building - I don't remember the words exactly but the reason for the delay was given as due to the hole being circular and therefore similar to the Japanese flag - making it seem Japanese. The building was therefore on hold for about 4 years! The redesign has now been in place for months and the construction is obviously going ahead... let's hope there's no further delays.
The race between this and Burj Dubai reminds me of the 1920s between the Manhattan? Bank and the Chrysler building. Of course we know that the Burj is going to win this time as that will likely be in the 800-900m range.
One interesting question - does that walkway count as a highest occupied floor? I take it it does! If so is it higher than Sears occupied floor and Taipei 101's top floor?
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Old June 6th, 2005, 03:05 PM   #322
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Is this what the re-design looks like? The hole is not fully circular and its not fully occupied to the top. That design reminds of the Freedom Tower and how there's like a glass atrium.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 03:30 PM   #323
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The hole for the concrete core seems to really big I suppose the tower would not be as big as the hole, isn't?
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Old June 7th, 2005, 05:39 AM   #324
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Hey, Tom Green, I saw the actual Tom Green today in TO and he waved to me. Anyways, nice photo and that base does look huge!
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Old June 15th, 2005, 01:01 AM   #325
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Old June 15th, 2005, 01:04 AM   #326
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Old June 16th, 2005, 01:36 AM   #327
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Skyperu34, the last render, it's the structure of the hole, right?
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Old June 16th, 2005, 04:32 AM   #328
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Old June 16th, 2005, 09:19 AM   #329
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Old June 16th, 2005, 01:00 PM   #330
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Old June 16th, 2005, 02:21 PM   #331
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FARMINGTON, Connecticut (December 20, 2004) – Otis Elevator Company has been awarded a contract to install 64 lifts and escalators that will transport passengers throughout the Shanghai World Financial Centre complex, home to the highest outdoor observation deck in the world.

The Shanghai World Financial Centre will be built in the Pudong district of Shanghai, which the Chinese government has identified as a high priority area for international banking and commercial interests.

“The construction of the Shanghai World Financial Centre is yet another example of China’s impressive and rapidly growing infrastructure, and Otis is proud to be a partner in this development,” said Ari Bousbib, Otis Elevator Company President. “We appreciate our customer’s confidence in Otis’ advanced super double-deck technology. This is a landmark win for our organisation in China.”

With 101 floors, the skyscraper will house office space, an approximately 170-room six-star hotel and an observation deck. Once completed, the Shanghai World Financial Centre is expected to be the tallest building in the world.

The developer of the project is Mori Building Corporation Group. Construction will be undertaken by a joint venture of China State Construction and Engineering Corporation and Shanghai Construction General Company. Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), a world-renowned architectural firm specialising in high-rise buildings, designed Shanghai World Financial Centre. The project is scheduled for completion in 2007.

Otis will install 31 lifts and 33 escalators. Sixteen of the 31 lifts will be super double-deck lifts, the same type Otis developed – the first of its kind in the world – for the Mori Building Corporation’s Roppongi Hills complex, a Tokyo landmark. These super double-deck lifts allow a larger number of passengers to be transported to their destinations at the same time while providing greater space efficiency for the customer’s building. Most notably, the super double-deck system is designed to service floors with varying floor-to-floor heights.

The contract also includes six double-deck lifts, two of which will shuttle passengers from the ground to the observation lobby, and seven machine-roomless Gen2™ lifts, among others. Otis is the sole escalator provider for the building
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Old June 16th, 2005, 04:24 PM   #332
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Is there like a tourist wheel at the top?
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Old June 16th, 2005, 04:25 PM   #333
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Ok this is what i think, i see. First, it seems the basement formwork is up to street level, and the actual core area has not been poured, (take note ,no concrete pumpers at all, within the building envelope.) And just one crane, at the least, 2 or maybe 3 more cranes will be mounted to this tower,(along with 1 or 2 concrete pumping units) before it completes it's second regular floor above the lobby,

which by the way, (the lobby) looks to be pretty intricate based on the forms, and also to the upper left corner, the heavy re bar cluster, maybe a outrigger column location..? My guess is that the entire belowground structure of this tower is poured in place, with all forms built on site, (one reason it took so long to reach street level,) And the absence of a core, or even it's forms indicates to me, several more months of work to get to that second reg. floor..!

For me, this is the part of the construction that is most interesting, becouse it helps us see what type of structural system the tower will incorperate, and also how it transfers it's loads to the foundation.

Slow going on this one, (as with US7) you know, the concrete issue, but this one is the one to watch, (along with the Bank of America tower in NYC..!!!) I can't think of a sight that i am moved by more, than that of a skyscraper coming out of the ground, anywhere, anytime.!!
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Old June 16th, 2005, 05:04 PM   #334
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in BBC they said that they want to put a wheel into this structure
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Old June 16th, 2005, 06:30 PM   #335
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in BBC they said that they want to put a wheel into this structure
if you look at some of the renders you will see the wheel and the little capsules that will house the people. the capsules don't look very big and i doubt more that 10 people would fit into one capsule at any time. at almost 500m up this will in effect be the tallest ferris wheel in the world! it will be quite a ride!!
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Old June 16th, 2005, 10:49 PM   #336
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if you look at some of the renders you will see the wheel and the little capsules that will house the people. the capsules don't look very big and i doubt more that 10 people would fit into one capsule at any time. at almost 500m up this will in effect be the tallest ferris wheel in the world! it will be quite a ride!!

heyy! i was going to say that. Thats true, in the night render, whole includes a ferris wheel...... Is it really part o the project ????
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Old June 17th, 2005, 03:14 AM   #337
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Old June 17th, 2005, 03:19 AM   #338
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Old June 17th, 2005, 03:41 AM   #339
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