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Old January 7th, 2006, 12:26 AM   #1
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Guangzhou: Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower - 464-610 meters

Name: Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower
Status: Under Construction
Architect: ARUP Qualification
Construction period: 2005 - 2007/2008


The tower will be 450 meters tall and is known as the Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower. Inside the sightseeing tower there is a group of climate floors with gardens. The functions of different floors will be made according to their different climate districts and the floors will be named after their climate districts.

A large exhibition hall will occupy the first floor while a 3D movie theater of the desert will be situated 95m above the ground level. A prairie garden in the third public floor, 195m above ground level and a tropics quick dining room at 310m. A temperate zone area and a hotel will occupy the fifth floor, 345-350m above ground, while tundra luxurious dining rooms will occupy the sixth floor, 430m above ground level. 450m above ground will a small city square, known as the North Pole Square be. From the roof above the square a antenna will stretch to 610m.

The proposal was one of the three proposal that was approved to the second competition and was finally approved in December. The ground construction started immediately and the tower is currently under construction. When completed in 2008, it will be the tallest TV/Observation tower in the world surpassing Jakarta TV Tower and the current record holder, the 553-metre CN Tower in Toronto.

The total construction area is some 100,800 square meters. Some 18,342 square meters of houses needs to be demolished, and some 1.5 billion yuan or 181 million US dollars need to be invested to the project.

The tower is constituted of a conical concrete core structured with a vertical double metal grid and a suspended garden platform which lowers its centre of gravity. Illuminated, the tower turns into a beacon. Controlled by a computer, the lights become the echo of different parameters such as sounds, natural light, humidity or pollution.

The game of shades and lights reinforces its dynamism. Standing as a strong sign of modernity for Guangzhou, the 588 meters high tower will become the landmark of the town. The tower stands as a remarquable reference point, visible day and night far beyond the borders of Guangzhou.



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Old January 7th, 2006, 12:51 AM   #2
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There is already a thread for this one, and they have construction pics.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 12:55 AM   #3
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Nice Tower
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Old January 7th, 2006, 01:09 AM   #4
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where is the thread? and im after construction piccies for the construction diagram.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 01:11 AM   #5
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http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=288567
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Old January 7th, 2006, 01:49 AM   #6
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Proposals:

Proposal 1:
Name: Guangzhou KM Tower
Status: Cancelled
Architect: Kawaguchi & Engineers
Construction period: 2005 - 2007
The tallest proposal of all suggestions. It contains a 1,000m tall tower, which would become the tallest structure in the world. The proposal is known as the Guangzhou KM Tower. The observation platform in the first floor will be located 222 meters above ground level. A restaurant will be located at 444 meters while a museum will be located at 666 meters and the roof will fly 888 meters above the ground level. The antenna will be 1,000 meters above ground level:




Proposal 2:
Status: Cancelled
Construction period: 2005 - ?
A 475 meter tall proposal with a observation "head" on the top:





Proposal 3:
Status: Cancelled
Construction period: 2005 - ?
The tower will be 588 meters tall. The tower will have a graceful outline equipped with a multi-purpose metal hull. With special lighting installations, the tower will present inconstant visual appearance. The proposal was also one of the three proposal that was approved to the second competition:






Proposal 5:
Status: Cancelled
Construction period: 2005 - ?
This tower is the second tallest proposal of all 13 proposals. The structure reaches 777m above ground while the observation platform will fly 650m above ground. A large observation floor will be located at 200m as well:




Proposal 6:
Status: Cancelled
Construction period: 2005 - ?
A 540 meter tall tower with several observation levels:






Proposal 7:
Status: Cancelled
Construction period: 2005 - ?
This is one of the lowest buildings which was proposed with 330 meter:




Proposal 8:
Status: Cancelled
Construction period: 2005 - ?
A 598 meter tall leaning tower with a baloon of glass as its observation crown:







Proposal 9:
Status: Cancelled
Construction period: 2005 - ?
This design is similar to ancient chinese bamboo towers and is 480 meters tall:






Proposal 10:
Status: Cancelled
Construction period: 2005 - ?
A 600 meter tall observation tower. The tower is dressed in a steel coat similar to Proposal 3. During night the coat will fire in a incredible scene of lights with a large number of different colors:






Proposal 11:
Name: Guangzhou TV & Sightseeing Tower
Status: Cancelled
Architect: Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten Gmbh
Construction: 2005 - 2008
A 664 meter tall golden tower which was one of the most popular designs during the competition. The proposal was one of the three proposals that was later approved to the second competition. In this competition, this proposal was cancelled.

The large tower sculpture stands out - solid as a rock on the gently curved waves of grass in the new park along the promenade of Guangzhou. The horizontal part of the tower houses the Areas of Experience , that tell the story of Earth's creation and the position of China in the Universe. A giant ferris wheel anchors the tower in the ground. The flat ascending embankments of the grass waves that surround the tower, invite one to spend time here with large, picturesque deciduous trees.

The square at the entrance to the TV tower is generously planned with natural stone slabs, sculptures and places to sit, whereby its open expanse underlines the size of the tower. The wide promenade extends the entire length of the quay wall along the riverbank. Long benches and sleek light poles are arranged at regular intervals making it possible to enjoy the spectacular cityscape views of Guangzhou:






Proposal 12:
Status: Cancelled
Construction period: 2005 - ?
The lowest proposal, with its 318 meters:




Proposal 13:
Status: Cancelled
Construction period: 2005 - ?
A 600 meter tall tower in a crown shape:





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Old January 7th, 2006, 02:21 AM   #7
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Just updated with ALL the proposals.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 09:57 AM   #8
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Thanks for updating.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 08:17 PM   #9
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So there are no proposals accepted to date. Everything is cancelled?
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Old January 7th, 2006, 08:25 PM   #10
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Proposal 4 was accepted and ground already broke. It is at the beginning of the thread.
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Old January 7th, 2006, 10:16 PM   #11
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Man...I would love to see the 1 km tower built.
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