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Old February 8th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #1
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Shanghai 201x ~the Superpolis~

some surreal pix that look so real





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Old February 8th, 2005, 07:31 PM   #2
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I thought all skyscraper development was halted in the city? Did they lift the ban?

Anyway, those first two pics are amazing. Looks real beyond belief.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #3
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nice pics, ya they do look real especially the first one since it's darker. Well if SWFC is u/c then they should've lifted the ban.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #4
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What the moly is that thin supertall in the last picture? I haven't heard about that one.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 09:15 PM   #5
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Whoa, Jin mao is being dwarfed in the last picture
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Old February 8th, 2005, 09:20 PM   #6
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What the moly is that thin supertall in the last picture? I haven't heard about that one.
That is a very very old vision plan.
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Old February 8th, 2005, 09:58 PM   #7
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the 2nd one is great!
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Old February 8th, 2005, 11:00 PM   #8
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I can't wait to see this in reality

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Old February 8th, 2005, 11:19 PM   #9
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That is a very very old vision plan.
That explains it. I knew something was wrong considering I am from there and never heard about it. Is that tower the same as the proposed EuroOrthopolis?

Judging by this, Lujiazui will be the world's premier showcase of modern architecture, possibly more so than even Dubai.
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Old February 9th, 2005, 02:40 AM   #10
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I thought all skyscraper development was halted in the city? Did they lift the ban?
Haven't you notices all of the shanghai construction threads? Many have recent photos of construction, there seems to be quite a lot going on.
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Old February 9th, 2005, 03:02 AM   #11
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I thought all skyscraper development was halted in the city? Did they lift the ban?
From my understanding they discovered that land right there in those pics was sinking (it could have become a lake) from all the construction. Last I heard it was from water wells, causing a similar problem to what Venice, Italy is having. They must have figured out a solution because work on the Shanghai World Financial Center has resumed.
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Old February 9th, 2005, 04:32 AM   #12
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From my understanding they discovered that land right there in those pics was sinking (it could have become a lake) from all the construction. Last I heard it was from water wells, causing a similar problem to what Venice, Italy is having. They must have figured out a solution because work on the Shanghai World Financial Center has resumed.
They can pump water into the ground; I believe Taipei is doing that, but am not sure if Shanghai is too.
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Old February 9th, 2005, 05:38 AM   #13
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Shanghai just need to stop using more underground water. The whole situation was exaggerated I think to get public's attention. Actally all the tall buildings must have foundation on the rock bed, how could that sinking? tall buildings are not the problem, overusing underground water is the cause.

Since Shanghai locates by the entrance of one world largest river and the whole area is once rice fields full of water, it does not need pump back water, just need stop overuse underground water. I remember in shanghai if you just dig 2,3 meters, you can see underground water. So it's hard to build subways in Shanghai actually.
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What's the average occupancy rate in Shanghai?????
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Old February 9th, 2005, 05:27 PM   #15
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im too impatient...... i want it built straight away
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Old May 6th, 2005, 04:20 PM   #16
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buildings in Shanghai are very ugly

I think it's going to take the Chinese 30-50 years to acquire a good taste for truly fine architectures.

Buildings in Shanghai are among the ugliest buildings in the world. Same thing can be said of buildings in Beijing, Chong Ching, Shen Zhen and other cities in China.

What's worse ... the Chinese tend to crowd a bunch of highrises close together in a small area, thereby blocking each other's views. A sheer lack of common sense on top of bad taste.

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Old May 6th, 2005, 04:25 PM   #17
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Old May 6th, 2005, 04:27 PM   #18
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Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower is UGLY!

I find it shocking that the Chinese think of Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower as a symbol of the city's future.

Equally shocking ... it's coming true - Shanghai is now full of ugly buildings like the Oriental Pearl Tower.
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Old May 6th, 2005, 07:18 PM   #19
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haha, oh shanghai is just at that stage of buckwild accessorisation. Every legendary city has had her moment, and this is shanghai's turn at the ostentation parade. Whats interesting for me though are the industries of propaganda that accompany these cities in their best of days.

Rome with her tributes and edicts issued around the fora and her building of monuments all over her territory testified to, no declared, the far reaches of her influence. Florence indulged in superlative cathedral dome spans and thrilled effusive compliments from Renaissance masters that remain till today tributary to her past glory. New York had the legacy of Broadway and all the cheek of her bonafide divas and movie directors in claiming that higher heel of existence over the rest of the world. And Hong Kong had tragic movie stars and celebrities who hammered the rest of Asia into idolisation.

What does Shanghai have? Beyond the slogan parades due any city of this tourism age, does Shanghai have any form of media that amplifies her presence on the world map? And is she generating monuments that last beyond posterity? I don't think that there's any significant industry in Shanghai today that generates hype of "Chineseness" (or Shanghai-ness) on the world stage, besides the building industry that aims higher and denser each day, pummeling breaths of admiration from those who care to behold. But because this arena is dominated by other players like Dubai (ever rising) and Hong Kong (still rising), Shanghai isn't the king of any game in this era which is often pipped to be hers.
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Old May 6th, 2005, 07:31 PM   #20
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that looks cool, except for that wacky design in the far right... that looks horrible.
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