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Old November 12th, 2005, 10:36 PM   #21
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...but remember this project began in 1996 (proposals and so on), excavation: 5-6 years ago, and then it was put on hold....so it has been around for a long time, it just didn't materialize....but i guess they should update and tweek portions of it....but I love this building, i hope it materializes...i don't care if people claim it to be a "shameless rip off" of some other building...i hope it gets built
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Old November 13th, 2005, 12:22 AM   #22
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The tower is nice but it is just a rip-off of the Commerbank. The only thing different is that it is round has a different lower part (I think a mall) and the top is a bit different. If this tower would be build in my city, I would shame myself for the rest of the world.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 12:52 AM   #23
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If this tower would be build in my city, I would shame myself for the rest of the world.
Now when you have strong negative comments like that you know that nobody really listens to you.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 01:02 AM   #24
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Looks like a nice building. I love the public access to it.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 01:25 AM   #25
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The tower is nice but it is just a rip-off of the Commerzbank. The only thing different is that it is round has a different lower part (I think a mall) and the top is a bit different. If this tower would be build in my city, I would shame myself for the rest of the world.

is this the building you are refering to?



compared to: skycity


...if so...it is similar, I'll give you that. But I don't think SkyCity is a "rip-off" of Commerbank, if you look closely, its quite different. From what I am assuming that you call "rip-off" which is the part that have gaps, is circular in sky city. As well the upper portion of the building is totally different. As you mentioned, the base is different. As well, it's much taller. So I won't be ashamed if this scraper is constructed in Metro Manila. It will just add to the extensive skyline that we have already.

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Old November 13th, 2005, 01:52 AM   #26
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I don't say the tower aint nice but there will allways be peoplewho will say when this tower is completed. It looks like the Commerzbank, can't those Phillipino's design a skyscraper themself.
I don't belong to those people cause there are really nice skyscrapers in the Phillipines, I like the one in Makati a lot.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 02:06 AM   #27
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that's true though..most of the buildings that are developed in the world are mosty some sort of tweeked design from other buildings, which we cannot avoid. But it's not just in the Philippines. anywho, that's all i guess. cheers
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Old November 13th, 2005, 09:02 AM   #28
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Amazing stuff there Manila, especially if it turns out to be as dark as in the rendering.

I can think of very few towers in this world that is not resembling another one in general shape. Once in a while we get something new like BOC, Turning Torso, the controversial Elephant Tower and Taipei101. But that's not the norm, even for really tall towers.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 01:22 AM   #29
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8 level shopping mall underground?! Wow!!

the excavation site looks pretty deep too, maybe even deeper than 8 floors?
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Old November 14th, 2005, 08:11 AM   #30
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I don't say the tower aint nice but there will allways be peoplewho will say when this tower is completed. It looks like the Commerzbank, can't those Phillipino's design a skyscraper themself.
Well, thats one of the consequences of globalization...international designs that are similar. Its not a total rip-off of CommerzBank, since EGI is circular while CommerzBank is three sided, but yes there are many distinct similarities.

Anyways, its an awesome project...hope to see the start construction soon. Great for the Metro Manila skyline
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Old November 14th, 2005, 09:29 AM   #31
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8 level shopping mall underground?! Wow!!

the excavation site looks pretty deep too, maybe even deeper than 8 floors?
I would rather not go shopping there.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 09:32 AM   #32
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This is going to be really nostalgic for Filipino forumers! Finally a supertall for Metro Manila, yoohoo!!!!
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Old November 14th, 2005, 10:01 AM   #33
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Can someone show the scale of this building perspective to the Ortigas skyline?

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Old November 14th, 2005, 12:45 PM   #34
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fabo................
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Old November 14th, 2005, 01:24 PM   #35
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this one is awesome


more news pls
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Old November 15th, 2005, 05:47 PM   #36
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Can someone show the scale of this building perspective to the Ortigas skyline?
yes ... this would be very much appreciated
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Old November 16th, 2005, 02:10 PM   #37
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im looking forward for that mall... hehe..
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Old November 16th, 2005, 02:32 PM   #38
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Nice!! So many towers a new in this year. The year 2008/09 will be great!!!
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Old November 16th, 2005, 03:02 PM   #39
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move on manila

cmon lets move together ...

we will make skyscraper's pride belong to ASEAN countries ...

Love the cities Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

embrace it together


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Old November 16th, 2005, 04:07 PM   #40
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such a cool building!! what's the progress, is it u/c??
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