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Old June 27th, 2014, 06:08 AM   #61
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This is what the article I posted said...


"Three large spheres containing celestial-themed restaurants accessible via "skywalks" will be suspended between the two towers.
The spheres "represent planets orbiting the Towers," according to the designers."



If true, and it gets built, I think those would be some pretty awesome restaurants to eat at
WOW that'll be very interesting.

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Proposed 100m twin tower in Wuhan

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Old June 27th, 2014, 06:13 AM   #62
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I can't see this ever happening. Just look at the base, and the weird stuff floating around it. One of the globes doesn't even seem to be connected to anything.


The Towers will clearly have their own gravitational pull
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Old June 27th, 2014, 06:29 AM   #63
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Those towers will be able to allow people ?
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Old June 27th, 2014, 08:37 PM   #64
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...finish your sentence, please? Allow people to do what?
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Old June 27th, 2014, 10:14 PM   #65
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I can't see this ever happening. Just look at the base, and the weird stuff floating around it. One of the globes doesn't even seem to be connected to anything.
It's only a render - it won't exactly be the same.
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Old June 27th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #66
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This is just absolutely horrendous. I hope this never becomes anything serious.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 12:29 AM   #67
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This is very interesting but would only suit certain locations in the world. I have no qualms with it being built, I like to see the boundaries being pushed in design. It is going to be a global icon if it sees the light of day.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 12:30 PM   #68
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This project look a bit similar to "THE CONSTELLATION" proyect in Doha

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Old June 29th, 2014, 12:42 PM   #69
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...finish your sentence, please? Allow people to do what?

You know , offices , apartments , hotel or something like that .
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Old June 29th, 2014, 02:15 PM   #70
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Seriously, comparing the elegant doha proposal to this pile of kitsch
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Old June 29th, 2014, 03:59 PM   #71
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You know , offices , apartments , hotel or something like that .
according to one article the taller huang tower will have 100 floors and the shorter one will have no floors, but provide tower by clean energy
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Old June 29th, 2014, 05:10 PM   #72
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are they coming in pink color for one of its tower? that's pretty neat
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Old June 30th, 2014, 03:48 AM   #73
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http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesells...-a-977657.html

Interview with the architect in Der Spiegel. Sorry it is in German and google translate does not work out of China at the moment. So someone else needs to do it...
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I don't like Google Translate so I'll give a brief summary:

It is indeed a solar updraft tower, however, it will also house offices and residences and stuff, but only in the lower half. It is intended to attract domestic tourism and was designed for a competition for a landmark in Wuhan to do just that. Chetwood never designed a skyscraper before, but is hiring experts in the field, such as the structural engineer of the Shard in London. Chetwood says the Wuhan mayor seems interested and hopes to get approval before the end of the year.
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Old June 30th, 2014, 01:04 PM   #75
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I don't like Google Translate so I'll give a brief summary:

It is indeed a solar updraft tower, however, it will also house offices and residences and stuff, but only in the lower half. It is intended to attract domestic tourism and was designed for a competition for a landmark in Wuhan to do just that. Chetwood never designed a skyscraper before, but is hiring experts in the field, such as the structural engineer of the Shard in London. Chetwood says the Wuhan mayor seems interested and hopes to get approval before the end of the year.
I'm really not surprised at all, but that also means this tower have very little chance of actually getting build. Sure architects are just architects and their visions are realized only by the structural engineers team, but still have any of you ever heard about any record breaking tower designed by the team with completely no experience in the field? Since they apparently are cooperating with actual structural engineers my take is that either it will be completely redesigned or (probably for the best ) won't be build at all in the current shape.
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Old June 30th, 2014, 01:34 PM   #76
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Old June 30th, 2014, 02:11 PM   #77
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I'm german and the only real new information was, that there will not be any floors in the upper half of the building
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Old July 10th, 2014, 09:07 PM   #78
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the national.com july 9

"Phoenix Towers, which is due for completion between 2017 and 2018, should have a short solo reign as the world’s tallest building.

It will pass the current titleholder, Burj Khalifa, by 172 metres. But quickly it will be equalled by the Kingdom Tower, which is to be completed later in 2018."
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This will never get built
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Old July 10th, 2014, 09:13 PM   #80
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the national.com july 9

"Phoenix Towers, which is due for completion between 2017 and 2018, should have a short solo reign as the world’s tallest building.

It will pass the current titleholder, Burj Khalifa, by 172 metres. But quickly it will be equalled by the Kingdom Tower, which is to be completed later in 2018."
since when is Kingdom Tower slated for 2018 completion. it was announced for 2019 and even that is a strech in my eyes. 2020 is realistic, but only without major hickups, that might happen for a project of this site.
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