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Old December 24th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #861
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amazing
remembers me nyc WTC facade...
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Old December 24th, 2008, 05:43 PM   #862
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me too
Externally it is complete, when will it open for business ?
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Old December 25th, 2008, 05:24 AM   #863
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In 2005 Beijing had the equivalent of 3 Manhattans under construction. They are just about completed now, there's so many buildings I haven't seen before.
3 manhattans? exaggerated. If including all kinds of the constructions in the city and suburb, may be.
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Old December 26th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #864
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really cool picture.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #865
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One of the most fabulous buildings in China.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #866
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Gorgeous building, although eerily similar to the original WTC towers. I assume that was intentional because of the name.

I used to think that NY should rebuild the towers as they were, but upon seeing this one, I think it might be too disturbing for some of us to see them standing there again.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #867
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Old December 31st, 2008, 12:13 AM   #868
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looks so 70s imo.
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Old December 31st, 2008, 07:17 AM   #869
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I think thats a design never behind the times
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Old December 31st, 2008, 07:39 AM   #870
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12.30 from skyscrapers.cn
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Old December 31st, 2008, 02:16 PM   #871
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Beijing has very nice skyline.
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Old December 31st, 2008, 05:34 PM   #872
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absolutely stunning
looks like nyc wtc but top is a bit different... to me it looks like 2ifc in hk...
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Old December 31st, 2008, 10:23 PM   #873
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Nice tower, Beijing could use some more towers though.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 03:41 AM   #874
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What I like about this tower is it's deceptively complicated, not the simple block that it makes out.

Get closer and you'll notice the struts and zigzag facade, not to mention the crown:

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Also notice the dividing panels and differing types of window blocks behind the exterior skin:



..that is more evident at night. Great base aswell:


and of course the final thing, the understated curve:


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Old January 2nd, 2009, 06:39 PM   #875
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1.2 from 摩天重庆...


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Old January 4th, 2009, 03:36 AM   #876
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Absolutely stunning at night!! The building appears to have spotlights pointed at its sides. Are those temporary or permanent?
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Old January 4th, 2009, 05:55 AM   #877
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it has LED installed (permanent)
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Old January 4th, 2009, 11:34 AM   #878
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awesome
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Old January 4th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #879
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Yay. More light pollution.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:22 PM   #880
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one problem with the lighting though, because of the smog and pollution which is in any city really the light doesn't take as much effect.
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