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Old September 24th, 2005, 09:13 PM   #1
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"SOM" designs three towers in Nanjing,One of taller than shanghai jinmao 0.5metre



Jinling Tower different position different scence,wonderful
In this design by the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for Nanjing,
China, the square plan twists 90 degrees as it rises 320 meters (1,056 feet). Design partner Brian Lee and structural engineering partner Mark Sarkisian used an external diagonal grid to form a structural tube. The twisting form adds torsional strength. Above office floors, recesses add windowed perimeter to 27 levels of apartments. The recesses grow deeper on the top 23 levels, which are devoted to an atriumed hotel.

SOM designs three towers in Nanjing

Jinling Tower different position different scence,wonderful[/SIZE]
jinling tower by SOM - skidmore, owings & merrill llp
nanjing, china, 2003 - 2007
Jinling Tower(2)


Greenland Zifeng tower and Jinao Mansion
Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, which is already working on more than 50 architecture and planning projects in China, has made the country a laboratory for tall building design, with ambitious structures in major cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

But the firm is also constructing skyscrapers in less prominent markets, like Nanjing, where it has three underway: the Jinao Tower, an office and hotel complex; Nanjing Greenland, a project of high rise offices, hotels, and apartments; and the Jinling Hotel [Record, March 2004, p. 111], a 320-meter tall, twisting hotel, apartment, and office building.

“About three or four years ago we heard from Chinese officials there was going to be a real push: that the government was trying to distribute improvements across the country. Nanjing is definitely part of that push,” says SOM design partner Brian Lee, describing why so many large-scale projects are happening all at once.

The 232 meter-high Jinao, which is scheduled to be completed in 2007, will be located in a developing area of the city that includes a new city hall, convention center, and athletic complex. The building features a glass facade that alternately folds inward and outward, articulating a dynamic sense of movement. The form, notes Lee, grows out of the structure’s diagonal grid bracing system, a particularly efficient support for lateral load. Similar systems are used in SOM’s John Hancock Tower in Chicago, and Norman Foster’s Hearst building in New York City. The building’s double-skin surface, Lee adds, will provide solar shading and create an insulating climate chamber that reduces temperatures inside the building.

Located about five miles from Jinao, in the city’s central business district, Nanjing Greenland will be a complex of three steel-frame and concrete-core glass towers. The tallest building, at least 400 meters tall (making it one of the tallest in China), will include a faceted glass surface imbedded with irregularly spaced slots for greenspace that “march vertically up the facade,” describes SOM partner Thomas Kerwin. The other towers, about 100 meters tall, will include roof gardens and a sunken green square.

“We hope to intertwine the landscape of Nanjing with the building, and let it touch people at higher levels,” says Kerwin.

Greedland Zifeng tower 421metre and Jinao mansion 232Metre
Zifeng tower(2)
Zifeng tower (3)
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Old September 24th, 2005, 09:14 PM   #2
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Old September 24th, 2005, 09:24 PM   #3
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Wow. Almost too much
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Old September 24th, 2005, 10:35 PM   #4
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wow . the last one reminds me of burj dubai, the top a little bit.

the first one looks like al durrah tower in dubai:

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Old September 24th, 2005, 11:18 PM   #5
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Good job at putting the thread together and all 3 are very beautiful towers!
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Old September 24th, 2005, 11:24 PM   #6
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WOW! This is amazing!
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Old September 25th, 2005, 03:18 AM   #7
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Nanjing is becoming another supertalls paradise
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Old September 25th, 2005, 03:37 AM   #8
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What I'v heard from AIA is that the first one was cancled already.
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Old September 25th, 2005, 09:02 AM   #9
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Very nice, stunning designs.
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Old September 25th, 2005, 09:34 AM   #10
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Wow those are so cool. *jealous*
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Old September 25th, 2005, 06:36 PM   #11
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That's some great architecture!
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Old September 25th, 2005, 06:47 PM   #12
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Amazing!
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Old September 25th, 2005, 11:20 PM   #13
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I like them, SOM produces great designs.
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Old September 26th, 2005, 08:43 AM   #14
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Greenland Zifeng Tower is pretty sweet. They all are, actually.
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Old September 26th, 2005, 10:16 AM   #15
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nice indeed!
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Old September 26th, 2005, 11:31 PM   #16
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Old September 26th, 2005, 11:43 PM   #17
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WOW China is really in a roll.
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Old September 26th, 2005, 11:44 PM   #18
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These are three beauties! A improvement for every skyline.


This one is fab
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Old September 27th, 2005, 12:01 AM   #19
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Yeah SOM is all meh now.

The last one kinda reminds me of whats that tower in Frankfurt.
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Old September 27th, 2005, 01:20 PM   #20
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Greenland Zifeng tower has been reduced in heigth as far as i know, to around 350m.
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