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Old November 18th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #341
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Taller than Wall Center now? Different ground elevations here are confusing me.
Yes it is taller then the wall center by a lot now it out did it in October 2 .
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Old November 18th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #342
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So 2 more floors? That is good news.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 01:53 AM   #343
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Level 57 is complete, it should be completely finished today. The building is approximately 180 meters tall according to my calculations. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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Old November 20th, 2007, 02:02 AM   #344
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Old November 20th, 2007, 07:51 AM   #345
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The crane I think will rise anytime soon now considering its fairly close to the building at the time.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #346
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The crane is at an estimated 725 feet and the shangri la will have its 58th floor completed by the end of this week.

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Old November 25th, 2007, 03:18 AM   #347
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Great pictures!

Is the 201m height official?
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Old November 25th, 2007, 08:37 AM   #348
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Great pictures!

Is the 201m height official?
Actually, I really don't know because their has been a lot of dispute over it. On other forums people wrote its official and some people said its not. Also, someone asked a few construction workers and they all listed different heights ranging between 61 to 67 stories. So I guess we will just have to see how high it will turn out. But their isn't too much of a wait because this building should top out at the end of December or if not the very beginning of January.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #349
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Hmm... Thanks for the information.
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Old November 27th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #350
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Illuminating Architecture

By: Albert Warson

"Paris is called the City of Light for the flair with which most of its historic monuments and many of its architectural gems are illuminated externally after dark.

Then there is Vancouver, which isn't Paris, but in its own unassuming yet adventurous style may well be leading the world in "green" architectural illumination. The 60-storey Shangri-La hotel/condo tower, for example - the city's tallest building upon its completion in 2008 (until a taller one surfaces in the meantime) - will literally "glow in the dark" with a new photo-luminescent paint product, developed by Luna Technologies International, New York (corporate) and Coquitlam, B.C. (research, development and production).

Luna calls itself a "world leader in the emerging field of high-performance photo-luminescent materials," which typically illuminate building and aircraft "exit" and other escape signage. The new lighting application for buildings is charged by ambient light, especially ultra-violet rays, and can glow for hours, releasing stored light without any electricity. Luna reasoned that the system could find vastly larger applications than signage. Lighting up building exteriors, for example, and Vancouver is the first city to use it in that format.

James KM Cheng Architects in Vancouver, the firm that designed the Shangri-La hotel, the first to be built in North America, chose the Luna system, which is being applied on the exterior as the tower rises. Cheng explains that the "lighting absorbs and reflects ultra-violet light during the day into a spectrum of changing colours, and glows softly at night." No electricity or light bulbs are used, and there is no maintenance, except to clean the button-like fixtures occasionally."

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Old November 27th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #351
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I just contacted the editor over at emporis.com (another great site by the way)
He said that Ledcor construction recently contacted him and confirmed that the Shangri-La tower will now officially be 62 floors @ 201m. Congrats van, we finally have a building over 200m.....a little overdue for a city with a metro population of 2.2 million

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Old November 27th, 2007, 07:32 PM   #352
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For those of you who don't know, the founder of Shangri-la Hotel Group is Robert Kuok, a Malaysian hailing from the city of Johor Bahru. Shangri-la Hotels are very well-known in asia, with many in Malaysia, and spanning across Southeast Asia and China. The chain is getting aggressive in North America now. In fact, the Palisades Hotel was (or is?) managed by Shangri-la at some point. Pretty good for a humble person who started out a sugar-wholesale business in a relatively unknown city in Southeast Asia eh?

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Old November 27th, 2007, 09:14 PM   #353
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Now, all we need is for architect Arthur Erickson's visionary masterpeice the Fringe Tower to become a reality. 80 floors @ 280m. It was his vision in 2005.....kinda dead now though....hopefully will be resurrected sometime soon. That would be a killer addition to the skyline.

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Old November 28th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #354
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Level 58 is complete and concrete pouring has begun for level 59 and level 59 should be completely finished by this Sunday.

Also, I am curious why they just decided to put that blue covering on the top of the tower. Does it protect the workers on the bottom from falling snow that could slide off the top?
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Wow beautiful! Can't wait to see when it completed!
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Old November 29th, 2007, 08:13 AM   #356
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Also, I am curious why they just decided to put that blue covering on the top of the tower. Does it protect the workers on the bottom from falling snow that could slide off the top?
People on top playing pranks on those below?
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Old November 29th, 2007, 10:44 AM   #357
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Here's a slightly outdated shot (Nov10) from a so far lesser seen angle of the skyline...

by veritas84 on flickr.com...
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and a more recent (Nov25) but poorer quality night shot from the same side.

by tony_burbage on flickr.com...
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And the numinous webcam...

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Old November 30th, 2007, 08:03 AM   #359
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Picture from flickr today

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^ sweet!......nice contrast with the snow on the mountains.
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