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Old December 27th, 2005, 03:22 AM   #1
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GUANGZHOU | Guangzhou IFC | 440m | 1443ft | 103 fl | Com

Name of project: West Tower, Pearl River New City, Guangzhou, China
Height: 432m
Number of storeys above ground: 104
Plot space: 31,084.96m2
Total floor space: 448,000m2
Total investments: 750 million USD
Date of ground breaking: 26 December 2005
Estimated year of completion: 2009
Functions: offices, hotel, apartments, convention, shopping, sightseeing, culture and entertainment, etc.

In the future, an East Tower will be built next to this building. It is not clear yet if design of the East Tower has started. As for the question whether the East Tower will look the same as the West Tower, people in charge say there will be "harmony" between the two.

Source of next pic: Information Times
Ground breaking ceremony, 26 Dec. 2005


Rendering:


In the old design, the East Tower looks the same as the West Tower. Don't know if the final design of the East Tower will remain unchanged.


Source of next pics: www.skyscrapers.cn
BTW, www.skyscrapers.cn is a nice website of skyscrapers, although it's only in Chinese. Check it.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 03:34 AM   #2
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Great building, do you have another rendering for it?
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Old December 27th, 2005, 03:39 AM   #3
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Anymore pictures of the building from another angle?

Looks nice and sleek. Seems that the chinese has a preference for non-spire building lately and i hope they keep it that way.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 03:44 AM   #4
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Great building, do you have another rendering for it?
Sorry this is the only one I found. Whoever finds more, just post them.

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Old December 27th, 2005, 03:49 AM   #5
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Great news
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Old December 27th, 2005, 04:01 AM   #6
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@10025: try tinypics.com

Will this be built in the current CBD ? ie. near CITIC and the 610m TV tower ?
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Old December 27th, 2005, 06:29 AM   #7
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@10025: try tinypics.com
Thx, Pengui.
Yes, the supertalls are not far from each other.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 09:49 AM   #8
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Thumbs up

Great Great Great!!!!!

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Old December 27th, 2005, 02:42 PM   #9
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I remember this building - there was a design competition for it. The thread was on here a few months ago, I'll have a quick browse for it in a second. I believe one of the forumers works for the company that designed it and might be involved with construction if I remember correctly.

Glad to see something happening with it, I was begining to think it'd never go any further.

Found the old threads.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=249734&page=1

And the older one with all the designs for the competition in.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=238335

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Old December 27th, 2005, 06:32 PM   #10
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For a ground breaking ceremony, this guy doesn't look too excited...

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Source of next pic: Information Times
Ground breaking ceremony, 26 Dec. 2005
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Old December 27th, 2005, 09:36 PM   #11
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A great addition for the already spectacular Guangzhou skyline.
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Old December 27th, 2005, 10:22 PM   #12
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Lovely design
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Old December 27th, 2005, 11:09 PM   #13
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wow, such a big tower. yet another one to add to construction diagram. lets hope we get reg updates.
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Old December 28th, 2005, 03:29 AM   #14
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Are the towers going to be blue or brown? The two renderings are of different colours...
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Old December 28th, 2005, 03:49 AM   #15
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I think it's just reflects the color of the sky, turns browny-gold during the dust and blue in a sunny day..
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nice! looks like half 2ifc and half swissre
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Old December 28th, 2005, 12:03 PM   #17
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Nice symmetry going there with those two towers; very impressive!
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Old December 28th, 2005, 12:09 PM   #18
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Good news for Guangzhou!
I like the design of that twin towers!
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Old December 28th, 2005, 06:35 PM   #19
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great news. Any chance someone could post a pic of the site??
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Old December 28th, 2005, 08:07 PM   #20
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oh amazing!
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