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Old February 1st, 2013, 05:13 AM   #41
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Interestingly enough that part of it is set in a future Shanghai that looks like Coruscant. Awesome game and the Chinese voice acting was mostly accurate!
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Old February 1st, 2013, 12:53 PM   #42
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Like this you mean:
Haha you read my mind. I was thinking about this game when I typed my post However, this might be a tiny bit too much

I really loved the settings of that game.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 02:53 PM   #43
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Funny enough the chinese are looking into developing heng-sha as we speak,Nothing as crazy as in the game of course but still ambitious.http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-s...00007&cid=1201 Hopefully we get a sequel where we can explore upper Heng-sha too
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 12:20 AM   #44
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Damn I'm late, another tower taller than 600m in Shenzhen. I remember visiting my folks when Kingkey was going up thinking that was it, no more supertalls for this city whilst Chonqing was the talk of the town. Oh how times change!
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Old February 2nd, 2013, 01:18 AM   #45
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This is going to be a very fun development to watch! I hope they really reach for the sky with maybe multiple mega talls.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 07:45 AM   #46
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Just wonder how and if will be possible to be built such tall building in this area. because:
1. the aviation authority had complained about the height of the other skyscraper, China Resources Building if I remember correctly, and
2. the Qianhai area is reclaimed land from the sea. in other words they dumped soil and construction rubbish in the sea to extend the land. How stable can be such terrain for this tall building ? Or soon after will be built we will see a modern version of a Pisa Tower ?
HK airport is built on reclaimed land as well, and it does sink, few cm each year and they have to improvise and add stand-offs under main poles which keep the structure.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 09:44 AM   #47
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #48
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Just wonder how and if will be possible to be built such tall building in this area. because:
1. the aviation authority had complained about the height of the other skyscraper, China Resources Building if I remember correctly, and
2. the Qianhai area is reclaimed land from the sea. in other words they dumped soil and construction rubbish in the sea to extend the land. How stable can be such terrain for this tall building ? Or soon after will be built we will see a modern version of a Pisa Tower ?
HK airport is built on reclaimed land as well, and it does sink, few cm each year and they have to improvise and add stand-offs under main poles which keep the structure.
The reclaimed land shouldn't be the biggest problem. They've to build a very deep foundation. Taipe 101 is also build on mud.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:54 PM   #49
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I agree. This should make the process more expensive, but not impossible.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #50
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Yes, that's something that bothers me too, having lived in Singapore and seen all the issues with Marina Bay land, and now overlooking Qianhaiwan where I stay...

First, for an 800+ m tower (I assume it'll be at lesst 830 m to at least overtake Burj Khalifa) digging in on soft mud might be a real issue here.

Second, this tower would be EVEN MORE on a downward aircraft flying path towards Bao'an airport, than the CRC Tower. In fact, those 'official' Qianhaiwan height limits could also be there just to attract developers, only to be later, in the final phase, told to go down to 400 m or so, approx the max height of those Shekou hills behind them.

However, if this really will be approved - being a cherished tax-free Central Government baby - to have even 500+ height limit, then the almighty CRC should fight the authority to get back their 525 m design approved.

Even those Baishizhou towers aren't that far from CRC teardrop either, almost on the same flying path, and they could also be in for sudden height reduction, wouldn't they?

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Just wonder how and if will be possible to be built such tall building in this area. because:
1. the aviation authority had complained about the height of the other skyscraper, China Resources Building if I remember correctly, and
2. the Qianhai area is reclaimed land from the sea. in other words they dumped soil and construction rubbish in the sea to extend the land. How stable can be such terrain for this tall building ? Or soon after will be built we will see a modern version of a Pisa Tower ?
HK airport is built on reclaimed land as well, and it does sink, few cm each year and they have to improvise and add stand-offs under main poles which keep the structure.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 06:55 AM   #51
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Shenzhen is today's Dubai, just better. The city has the population, the density and the economic power to pull this off.
Couldn't agree more. I mentioned a couple months ago in another thread that Shenzhen was the city to watch. I wouldn't be surprised if Shenzhen becomes one of the top 5 skylines within 10 years.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 07:53 AM   #52
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Btw, Shenzhen is pronounced like we see it, Shen-zen right? Or do we say the h?
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Old February 5th, 2013, 11:11 AM   #53
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Btw, Shenzhen is pronounced like we see it, Shen-zen right? Or do we say the h?
It's spoken like "Schen-dschen" as far as i know.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #54
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Couldn't agree more. I mentioned a couple months ago in another thread that Shenzhen was the city to watch. I wouldn't be surprised if Shenzhen becomes one of the top 5 skylines within 10 years.
Let's hope they have time to built all theses amazing projets before the bubble burst (not like Dubai)
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Old February 5th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #55
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Let's hope they have time to built all theses amazing projets before the bubble burst (not like Dubai)
There is a major difference here, Dubai doesn't/didn't have the economy or population to support the skyline they were creating, Shenzhen does.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 03:24 PM   #56
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Old February 16th, 2013, 05:36 PM   #57
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right: Dabaihui Group
http://www.dbh.com.cn/en/index.asp

center: Exellence Group
http://www.excegroup.com/en/web/About.aspx

left: Gemdale
http://en.gemdale.com/

All three are large real estate development and investment companies.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #58
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It's about an 800m long shopping area.
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It's about an 800m long shopping area.
. And i already thought:"hmm, 800m sounds great!"
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Old February 16th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #60
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A few more meters and they could have the tallest building/man made structure in the world!!!

Would definitely bring Shenzhen some more popularity.
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