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Old November 15th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #361
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Old November 15th, 2005, 06:19 PM   #362
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Old November 15th, 2005, 10:29 PM   #363
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wow !!! one floor per week is a fast construction process !!!!! more pics !!!!
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Old November 16th, 2005, 12:55 AM   #364
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Construction rate: 1 floor per week (Shear Core)

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Old November 16th, 2005, 11:02 AM   #365
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Good speed I think :-)
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Old November 16th, 2005, 11:04 AM   #366
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CityRain 16th November 2005 Update:

Today's mark the 13th floor on the core tube.







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Old November 16th, 2005, 02:00 PM   #367
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very unusual construction for this... it seems that the core rises one floor at a time while the rest of the building rises in chunks of 5, at times it appears to be progressing very quickly, and at others hardly at all
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Old November 16th, 2005, 02:29 PM   #368
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Old November 16th, 2005, 02:45 PM   #369
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with this speed, it might surpass those Bintai residential clusters in the background by Feb 2006?
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Old November 16th, 2005, 05:33 PM   #370
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with this speed, it might surpass those Bintai residential clusters in the background by Feb 2006?
Interesting observation. May happen if the current rate continue at 1fl perweek, and by Feb 2006, the tower will reach 34 to 35 stories or 140m. Thats may well surpass the bintai condos. Unless they speed up like the american typical speed at 1fl every four days, the tower ll reach 50+ levels by feb 06. Like the Petronas twin towers b4, the rate was at 1fl every four days, supervised by two american NY managers on each tower, though the contractors are japanese and korean.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 06:54 PM   #372
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Night photos look amazing, I can't even imagine how the finished tower will look by night
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Central core has raise very fast!
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Old November 17th, 2005, 01:54 AM   #374
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OMG! The core is rising like fire!
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Old November 17th, 2005, 04:16 AM   #375
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World's super skyscraper enters full-scale construction after 8-year wait

Shanghai World Financial Center, which will be one of the world's tallest building upon completion in 2008, starts full-scale construction Wednesday, eight years after it was launched.

"The building will grow at a high speed of four and a half days per storey from today on," said Sun Wenjie, president of the project's major general contractor China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), at the commencement ceremony.

According to the latest design released on October 18 by its Japanese developer Mori Building Co., the slender, wedge-shaped building will be a 101-story, 492-meter-tall tower, with a four-sided slot through the peak.

Its height ranks first in the world both in terms of the roof height and the people-reachable height, Sun said.

The building was first constructed in 1997 and suspended during the Asian financial crisis. The project was revived in 2003, but criticism of the design soon surfaced in Shanghai and elsewhere.

The project, with a total investment of 1.1 billion US dollars, invited public bidding in 2004 after long-term silence. The combo grouped by CSCEC and Shanghai Construction Group won the 3.9 billion yuan (481 million US dollars) contract as general contractor, marking Chinese firms' first success in bidding for a foreign-funded major project.

Sun said that the project has been progressing smoothly since the combo entered the construction site last November, and future progress will be accelerated since their "mental burden" has been removed after the final design was confirmed.

The original design called for a 50-meter-high circular hole through the tower's peak to reduce wind pressure on the structure and give it a distinctive profile. The building -- and its hole -- had received extensive praise from some architects, but has aroused wide criticism from the public for resembling "two sabers lifting a rising sun".

The round hole was based on the moon gate -- a circular gateway in traditional Chinese gardens, according to A. Eugene Kohn, chairman of the tower's designer, Kohn Pederson Fox Association.

Akio Yoshimura, president of Shanghai World Financial Center Co. Ltd, told Xinhua that the new design simplifies construction, reduces cost, shortens construction duration, and looks more concise.

"I personally like the new design very much," he said, pointing at the model and said, "The square hole looks like a window, through which future and hope can be perceived."

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Old November 17th, 2005, 07:49 AM   #377
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SWFC Begin Full Scale Construction (Launch Ceremony):

Wednesday, 16th November 2005:


Firecrackers spark the race to the skies:



Beginning on yesterday, construction rate would pushed to 1 storey every 4 1/2 days, after weeks of finalising structural design plans.


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Old November 17th, 2005, 08:13 AM   #378
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Onya James Foong! Thanks for the info.

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Beginning on yesterday, construction rate would pushed to 1 storey every 4 1/2 days, after weeks of finalising structural design plans.
So the core is at level 13 with 88 to go so that means SWFC should top out in 396 days - ie in December 2006. In reality it'll probably a bit after that I guess?
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Old November 17th, 2005, 08:19 AM   #379
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Onya James Foong! Thanks for the info.

So the core is at level 13 with 88 to go so that means SWFC should top out in 396 days - ie in December 2006. In reality it'll probably a bit after that I guess?
By December 2006, you probably can see eye to eye with the Jinmao pinnacle.
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Old November 17th, 2005, 10:01 AM   #380
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large steel girder usually slow down contruction speed for floor slabs quite a bit. But after that, the speed would be pretty fast. I am sure the construction will go smoothly considering the two contractors are two of the most experienced skyscraper builder in China and Shanghai respectively.
4.5 days per floor is a pretty good speed for concrete.
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