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Old March 15th, 2013, 07:43 PM   #1
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SHANGHAI | Needle Towers | 470m x 2 | 1541ft x 2 | 107 fl x 2 | Pro

Gianluca Milesi Architecture unveils proposal for dual needle-like tower complex


An Italian-based architectural firm has unveiled a design proposal for a needle-like tower project located close to Shanghai in China. The Needle Towers project by Gianluca Milesi Architecture consists of a 470m-high tubular tower together with a shorter building covering a total area of 35,000 sq m.

The needle design of the 107-storey main tower has been created using two tubular structures which intersect each other at various angles and jut out to form a distinctive, angular shape. Glass and aluminium have been used for the vertical and horizontal closures, coatings and finishes of the two buildings, as well as steel being used for the structural parts of the projects.

Speaking about the design, Gianluca Milesi Architecture said: “The building structure wants to be a strong landmark in the territory and at the same time to be a precise sign of contemporary architecture avoiding any indulgence to heaviness or vulgarity, despite of the dimensions. The design of the building wants to connect harmonically horizontal and vertical public and private life through a non-stop spatial and visual perception.”

The tubular structures of the main tower have been designed to be as slender as possible in order to give the building a certain ‘lightness’. Once the scheme is completed, which is currently projected to be in 2015, the complex will contain several public functional spaces, from office spaces to commercial and leisure areas.

The Milan-based architects added: “We wanted to sign the territory with a strong structure in terms of importance and organization and to sign it with a sharp landmark. This system is a real urban macrostructure because of its big dimensions, its impact on the territory and the life in the area and because of the complexity of its own nature.”

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Old March 15th, 2013, 07:46 PM   #2
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Old March 15th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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Probably not in Shanghai (it says "near Shanghai") and who knows if it is a reliable proposal at all. But still it deserves a mention
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Old March 15th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #4
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finally another 400m+ project for shanghai, i really hope this won't end up as never build

it has definitely a "Wow" effect, let's see what the future brings
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Old March 15th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #5
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Old March 15th, 2013, 08:53 PM   #6
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amazing, finally a new amazing project for shanghai, if it indeed is in Shanghai
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Old March 15th, 2013, 08:57 PM   #7
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Old March 15th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #8
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in the first picture it looks like a 700 m high tower still verry provocative
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Old March 15th, 2013, 10:14 PM   #9
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Rather weird design.
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"Needle Tower" not sur if I like the name. Let's hope we are not going to have two thin towers. Renders looks pretty cheap btw
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"Needle Tower" not sur if I like the name. Let's hope we are not going to have two thin towers. Renders looks pretty cheap btw
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"Needle Tower" not sur if I like the name. Let's hope we are not going to have two thin towers. Renders looks pretty cheap btw
I thought as much! Indeed, I can not see anything 'needle' about the design.
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Where in Shanghai? O.o
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Old March 16th, 2013, 06:48 AM   #15
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How is this not obviously just a pipe dream by some architects?? Doesn't even say anything about location, whose developing this, etc.
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Looks more like a vision to me than a serious proposal. Although I'm not digging the design, it would be really cool to have such tall twins in the city.
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Old March 16th, 2013, 04:39 PM   #18
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I hope for a redesign on this.
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A slender tubular tower reaching 470m high will be a first in China ?
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