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Old February 15th, 2005, 06:28 PM   #1
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BEIJING | China WTC Tower III | 333m | 1093ft | 80 fl | Com

China World Trade Center
Beijing - China

Current status: Under Construction
Construction period: 2005-2009

The China World Trade Center which will total 759,000 sm when completed will be the third and most important phase of one of the most prestigious developments in Beijing.

The mixed-use development will contain 1 super-tall tower, two office towers, a new office building adjacent to the Guo Hui entertainment tower, two apartment towers, an exhibition center, and a winter garden.

The project was won in a design competition, and the keystone of the design was the super-tall tower. The design of this tower is 81 stories and 333 meters tall, and is the result of a collaboration between SOMs architecture and structural engineering studios. The towers superstructure, which has to take into account Beijings seismic activity and high winds, is composed of structural steel with composite metal deck slabs. Diagonal mega-braces on the buildings exterior will visually underscore the strength and majesty of the tower.

This tower will contain a 5-star hotel and premium-grade corporate office space. On either side it will be flanked by a 150-meter-high office tower. Below-grade will be 4 levels 2 floors of retail and 2 floors of parking.

The construction was supose to start in 2002, and completion in 2005. But due to many poblems the construction started in late 2005, and its expected it will be completed in early 2009.




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Old February 15th, 2005, 06:30 PM   #2
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Most important of all, construction pics.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 06:36 PM   #3
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yes, this is after all the construction section where we want to look at updates

show the meat!
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Old February 15th, 2005, 06:42 PM   #4
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Anyone else think that if you add a spire to this building it will look suspiciously like the design for the Freedom Tower???
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Old February 15th, 2005, 07:10 PM   #5
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i think it was proposed when New York WTC was still there...

anyways what's the building beside it? never saw it before...and how come the phase 1 of the World Trade Centre doesnt appear in the rendering?
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Old February 15th, 2005, 07:19 PM   #6
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great tower
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Old February 15th, 2005, 07:48 PM   #7
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great and strange looking at the same time
where will it be located? downtown?
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Old February 15th, 2005, 09:10 PM   #8
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It should look better in real life, and this was proposed before the freedom tower so it's not a copy of it.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #9
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I've seen those pics a billion times now wheres the construction?
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Old February 15th, 2005, 10:49 PM   #10
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where will it be located? downtown?
Its situated in Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue in Chaoyang District. Thats in the heart or the CBD area, not far away from CCTV Headquarters.


In this model image of the CBD area you can see China World Trade Center (CWTC) in the upper right corner, with CCTV Headquarters just across the road.

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Old February 15th, 2005, 10:54 PM   #11
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Construction update:

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The project is nearing the end of the planning phase and excavation work is due to start in mid-2004.
From ARUP. So the construction started probably about a half year ago, if this article is true. If so, the construction would probably be in a early stage yet, but in the image below you can see a really tall building rising in the middel, almost exactly where CWTC is supose to be built.


It might be CWTC rising in the middel.

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Old February 15th, 2005, 10:55 PM   #12
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thanks
i just checked emporis and there are actually many big towers coming up in this area
great, beijing will soon have an admirable skyline!
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i just checked emporis and there are actually many big towers coming up in this area
great, beijing will soon have an admirable skyline!
Yes indeed! You can find a lot more projects from Beijing and the CBD area in this thread.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 11:14 PM   #14
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anyways what's the building beside it? never saw it before...and how come the phase 1 of the World Trade Centre doesnt appear in the rendering?
CWTC phase two shows in both renderings actually, but Phase 1 is out of the image here.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 11:32 PM   #15
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It might be CWTC rising in the middel.
This can hardly be CWTC, because CWTC is supose to be situated about here:

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Old February 16th, 2005, 01:12 AM   #16
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Oooh!...WOW! I love this tower! Exceptional!
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Old February 16th, 2005, 07:04 AM   #17
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Should be almost finished by now.
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Old March 16th, 2005, 06:06 PM   #18
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Should be almost finished by now.
Yes, but im afraid we have to wait a lot longer before the tower is completed. Muchbetter from the China forum visited the site earlier this year or in 2004, but he didn't find any construction just bare ground. But i want to know when he was there though.
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Old March 16th, 2005, 06:22 PM   #19
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That´s right, I visited Beijing last year and looked in vain for any sign of a building supposed to be finished this year.
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