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Old January 27th, 2013, 01:33 PM   #1
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Favourite building built in the 21st century?

In your opinion. It does NOT have to be a skyscraper, but if it is a lesser known building post photos. Base your choice on the design of the building, not the surrounding area or the country it is in. Your choice may include building under construction(not proposed).
My personal favourite is the Shanghai world financial center.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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as of now: Nanjing Greenland / Zifeng Plaza

but it may change and become Ping'an IFC soon.
All about how the cladding and the building as a whole will look like when finished.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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Mercury City Tower
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Old January 27th, 2013, 10:22 PM   #4
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Bitexco Financial Tower Saigon, no doubt.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 10:51 PM   #5
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Goldin Finance 117 in Tianjin.
International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong is a close second.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 03:22 PM   #6
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trump hotel in chicago is probally one of my favorites
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Old January 28th, 2013, 03:31 PM   #7
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Burj Khalifa
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Old January 28th, 2013, 07:01 PM   #8
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Old January 28th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #9
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International Commerce Center, Hong Kong (2010)



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Old January 28th, 2013, 07:26 PM   #10
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Guangzhou International Finance Center, Guangzhou (2010)





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Old January 28th, 2013, 07:30 PM   #11
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guangzhou ifc.....these amount "x" on the facade with curve shape....
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Old January 28th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #12
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Old January 28th, 2013, 08:18 PM   #13
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Kingkey 100, hands down.
But the IFC in Guangzhou and the ICC in Hong Kong make nice runner-ups.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 08:18 PM   #14
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Is that real? Seems pretty insane.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:02 PM   #15
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If it will be built then my favourite is Changsha Sky City, but if it won't be built (which is highly probable) then my favourite is the International Commerce Center in Hongkong


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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:47 PM   #16
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Is that real? Seems pretty insane.
It will be in Halifax, NS.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 12:34 PM   #17
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Is that real? Seems pretty insane.
I'm fairly certain it's a photoshop job...

http://www.arch2o.com/victor-enrich-photography/

Some others of his,



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Old January 29th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #18
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If that first building indeed is real, it would need to have the mother of all cantilever beams supporting the part leaning away from the camera. Such a large overhang would also have next to no life load, and the "spine" of the vertical part would have to absorb a tremendous amount of inertia, from the weight of the horizontal part. In such a slender building, the support structure would have to take up a lot more floor space than you would ever gain by tilting the upper floors ninety degrees. I also question the wind or snow loads on such a structure. It would have to be reinforced to hell and back to stay upright under all conditions, for little or no gain.

While it could be done, it looks far too impractical to be real.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 01:27 PM   #19
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My favorite building built in the21st century is Twin tower.
I really like it. Because its beautiful.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 01:48 PM   #20
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My favorite building built in 21st century is Burj Khalifa.
Its a wonderful building in the world. I really like it.
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