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Old October 26th, 2005, 11:55 PM   #241
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The night pic looks stunning!
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Old October 27th, 2005, 12:20 AM   #242
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Great job James.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 05:12 AM   #243
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Realistic!!
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Old October 27th, 2005, 07:50 AM   #244
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great job, look really cool and real !
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Old October 27th, 2005, 09:38 AM   #245
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damn they built it already... wow they must have worked bloody fast to get it all finished so quickly
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Old October 27th, 2005, 10:07 AM   #246
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thats what i thought too
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Old October 27th, 2005, 10:16 AM   #247
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Wonderful Job James, is the trapezoid a real done deal ?
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Old October 27th, 2005, 11:50 AM   #248
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it looks so real at daytime.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 03:24 PM   #249
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It's edited by photoshop.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 05:30 PM   #250
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Tower redesigned over flag concerns

RISING SUN?: The stress-relieving circle at the top of a Shanghai skyscraper has been changed to a square, after complaints that it resembled the Japanese flag

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Wednesday, Oct 19, 2005,Page 11

Mori Building Co, which is building the world's second-tallest skyscraper in Shanghai, changed the design of the 101-storey tower after Chinese complaints that a circular hole at the top resembled Japan's flag.

The Japanese developer changed the space to a square design in a revamped design for the 492m Shanghai World Financial Center unveiled yesterday. The new design, approved by Shanghai authorities, will be "less costly and quicker to construct," company president Minoru Mori said at a briefing yesterday.

The developer is investing 105 billion yen (US$910 million) to build the tower in a city where protests erupted in April over Japanese text books that critics said glossed over atrocities committed during Japan's 1931-1945 occupation of China. Tensions between the two nations flared again on Monday after Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, which includes memorials to convicted war criminals.

The Shanghai World Financial Center will be China's tallest building, overshadowing the 88-story Jin Mao Tower that stands on an adjoining plot in Shanghai's Lujiazui financial district, home to institutions such as Citigroup Inc and HSBC Holdings Plc.

Construction of the tower resumed in 2003 after being halted in 1997 because of the Asian financial crisis, which caused funding to dry up as demand for offices slumped. Progress was also stymied by the controversy over the hole, which was likened to the sun motif on the Japanese flag.

Closely held Mori Building earlier modified the design to include an observation deck that cut across the hole, which is designed to relieve wind pressure on the structure.

"The authorities told us there were some concerns about the design," Mori said at yesterday's briefing. "However, we have always been dealing with that pressure and answering that a change in design was not necessary."

The modified design was adopted at the suggestion of the project's architects and not because of the objections, he said.

The tower, scheduled for completion in 2008, will be shorter than the 508m Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which has a 60m ornamental spire. Excluding the spire, the Shanghai skyscraper would be the tallest.

The project will include a shopping mall, 70 floors of offices and a 180-room Park Hyatt hotel. About eight floors have been completed so far.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 08:57 PM   #251
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Wonderful Job James, is the trapezoid a real done deal ?
Its confirmed deal after the last week relaunch of the project in shanghai.
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Old October 27th, 2005, 11:52 PM   #252
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Tower redesigned over flag concerns

RISING SUN?: The stress-relieving circle at the top of a Shanghai skyscraper has been changed to a square, after complaints that it resembled the Japanese flag

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Mori Building Co, which is building the world's second-tallest skyscraper in Shanghai, changed the design of the 101-storey tower after Chinese complaints that a circular hole at the top resembled Japan's flag.

I miss the round hole
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Old October 27th, 2005, 11:59 PM   #253
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I miss the round hole
Get over it already!
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Old October 28th, 2005, 05:19 AM   #254
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Tower redesigned over flag concerns

RISING SUN?: The stress-relieving circle at the top of a Shanghai skyscraper has been changed to a square, after complaints that it resembled the Japanese flag

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Wednesday, Oct 19, 2005,Page 11

Mori Building Co, which is building the world's second-tallest skyscraper in Shanghai, changed the design of the 101-storey tower after Chinese complaints that a circular hole at the top resembled Japan's flag.

The Japanese developer changed the space to a square design in a revamped design for the 492m Shanghai World Financial Center unveiled yesterday. The new design, approved by Shanghai authorities, will be "less costly and quicker to construct," company president Minoru Mori said at a briefing yesterday.

The developer is investing 105 billion yen (US$910 million) to build the tower in a city where protests erupted in April over Japanese text books that critics said glossed over atrocities committed during Japan's 1931-1945 occupation of China. Tensions between the two nations flared again on Monday after Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, which includes memorials to convicted war criminals.

The Shanghai World Financial Center will be China's tallest building, overshadowing the 88-story Jin Mao Tower that stands on an adjoining plot in Shanghai's Lujiazui financial district, home to institutions such as Citigroup Inc and HSBC Holdings Plc.

Construction of the tower resumed in 2003 after being halted in 1997 because of the Asian financial crisis, which caused funding to dry up as demand for offices slumped. Progress was also stymied by the controversy over the hole, which was likened to the sun motif on the Japanese flag.

Closely held Mori Building earlier modified the design to include an observation deck that cut across the hole, which is designed to relieve wind pressure on the structure.

"The authorities told us there were some concerns about the design," Mori said at yesterday's briefing. "However, we have always been dealing with that pressure and answering that a change in design was not necessary."

The modified design was adopted at the suggestion of the project's architects and not because of the objections, he said.

The tower, scheduled for completion in 2008, will be shorter than the 508m Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which has a 60m ornamental spire. Excluding the spire, the Shanghai skyscraper would be the tallest.

The project will include a shopping mall, 70 floors of offices and a 180-room Park Hyatt hotel. About eight floors have been completed so far.

What a stupid prejudice. Being so hippicrip doesnt help anything.
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Old October 28th, 2005, 09:50 AM   #255
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what in the blue hell is a "hippicrip"????????
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Old October 28th, 2005, 12:36 PM   #256
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Old October 28th, 2005, 12:47 PM   #257
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You know exactly what he meant, lay off man.. this ain't a english grammar forum
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Old October 28th, 2005, 01:10 PM   #258
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Thanks for the update!
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Old October 28th, 2005, 02:04 PM   #259
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If I were Japanese I would build the same tower with the circle that got changed...
It would be so funny

Its like china saying anything with a circle in the middle is now unacceptible..
I guess china is trying to send astronauts to the moon to change it from circle to square as well..
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Old October 28th, 2005, 02:12 PM   #260
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Its like china saying anything with a circle in the middle is now unacceptible..
I guess china is trying to send astronauts to the moon to change it from circle to square as well..
brilliant!
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