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Old February 3rd, 2006, 09:09 PM   #1
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ZHONGSHAN: Century Giant Lamp Tower; the world biggest lamp (253,8 m / 46 floors)

Zhongshan: Century Giant Lamp Tower; the world biggest lamp.

I came across a thread on SSP, which shows the worlds biggest lamp u/c in the town of Guzgen, a part of the city Zhongshan (near Guangzhou and Shenzhen).

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The Lighting Capital, Guzhen Town, is located in the northwest part of Zhongshan City. It is the convergence of Zhongshan City, Jiangmen City and Shunde District of Foshan City. This town is also adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao, in possession of convenient logistic strength.

Guzhen has been evolving as a lighting industry base since 1982. Guzhen currently counts 3,000 registered lighting enterprises employing more than 50,000 workers. With efforts from both the private and public sectors, the town eventually grew into the largest specialized domestic lighting production base and wholesale market for lighting products. Currently, lighting products account for 95% of GDP in Guzhen and more than 60% of the domestic civil lighting market. These products are also exported to more than 80 countries and regions, including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Japan, the U.S., and Europe.

Guzhen has built up a social reputation for expanding its business. The town's most famous thoroughfare is Xinxing Road, known locally as the "Lighting Street". With government support, the seven-kilometer stretch of Xinxing Road is crammed end-to-end with lighting companies. At the opening day of 2005 Lighting Fair, an important foundation-stone-laying ceremony was held for the Century Giant Lamp Tower. The Tower was invested with over 30 million USD. It is 253.8 meters high, includes 48 floors and covers 40,000 square meters. With its estimated completion in 2007, the Tower will be regarded as a symbolic construction of Guzhen Zhongshan City and South China.

With the lighting industry widely considered as Guzhen's "economic pillar", the town's reputation as a supplier of high quality and competitively priced products has grown significantly. In September 2002, Guzhen's contribution to the lighting industry was officially recognized as "China Lighting Capital," a title bestowed on the town by the China Federation of Light Industry and the China Association of Lighting Industry.

http://www.landalighting.cn/guzhen/lighting_capital.htm
In this city, the world biggest lamp should be currently under construction. But not much is known about this excentric building.
The height is supposed to be 253,8 meter and the number of floors 46.



A small diagram, taken from Skyscraperpage:



Some information, also from SSP:

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-Originally proposed in 1999 as a 38 meter high monument.
-Museum will feature lighting fixture from ancient times to present day.
-The top part of the lamp will be translucent, like a real lamp, and be lit up.
Does anyone know more about this project?
And what do you think about this building?

source: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=94038
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 09:14 PM   #2
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i hope its really really really bright when they turn it on. otherwise i think this is retarted
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 09:21 PM   #3
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It's ugly. They should duild some nice towr instead of this
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 09:37 PM   #4
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I like that in the rendering hundreds of people are drawn to the lamp like moths. OOOh shiny
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 09:41 PM   #5
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Its ugly
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 11:16 PM   #6
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Is it a joke?
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Old February 3rd, 2006, 11:19 PM   #7
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holy shit its a giant bong,lmao
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Old February 4th, 2006, 12:05 AM   #8
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I like that in the rendering hundreds of people are drawn to the lamp like moths. OOOh shiny



That just made my week.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 01:42 AM   #9
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I like it...Looks like some Arabian thing or something, but not very Chinese. But it is pretty cool.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 01:48 AM   #10
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its nice... but a lamp??? i hope the glass wont break up.. hehe
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Old February 4th, 2006, 04:18 AM   #11
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It reminds me of a hookah without its hose.
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Old February 4th, 2006, 06:32 AM   #12
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I hope theres no genie inside
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Old February 4th, 2006, 07:36 PM   #13
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Old February 4th, 2006, 09:37 PM   #14
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It is rediculous.
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Old February 5th, 2006, 09:28 AM   #15
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MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! I love it... excuse the pun, but this has brighten up my day!!! Its just quirky and stupid enough to work!!
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I have seen this in the diagram earlier. Looks strange, it will be an interesting attraction in Zhongshan. But isn't 46 floors very much for a museum? I think the use will be "mixed use" and not "museum".
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Old February 6th, 2006, 02:45 AM   #17
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Er.... It's supposed to be an observation tower?
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Old February 6th, 2006, 05:24 AM   #18
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Looks like a ***** with a loose condom. No thanks.

Some mentally challenged local official is trying too hard to get attention.
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What the hell? I hope this is a joke...right?
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Ugh...what a waste its hideous.
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