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Old February 2nd, 2011, 07:21 PM   #1221
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when is it supposed to top out?
Hopefully by the time Cebit rolls around?
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 07:33 PM   #1222
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This is one slick-looking tower. Looks as solid as a rock.
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Old February 12th, 2011, 09:52 AM   #1223
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updates?
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Old February 12th, 2011, 09:53 AM   #1224
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please updates
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Old February 12th, 2011, 09:58 AM   #1225
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please updates
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Old February 12th, 2011, 10:01 AM   #1226
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Old February 12th, 2011, 11:18 AM   #1227
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looks good we're almost there
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:40 PM   #1228
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Sorry if this is a pointless bump guys, but the List of Tallest Buildings in the World page on Wikipedia says that this thing is topped out. Seeing as we havent had an update in over a week, I dont know

Although I figure if this thing WAS topped out, I wouldnt have to pointlessly bump it.

But heres the link just in case you guys needed it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_in_the_world
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Old February 21st, 2011, 09:29 PM   #1229
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everyone can edit this wiki-page I think...
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Old February 21st, 2011, 09:57 PM   #1230
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You are right, but this building is close to topping out yes? So I thought that it might have already >.>
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 12:15 AM   #1231
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updated diagram to more accurate heights and status.must be close
current height is about 424m.or 90th floor.
core has topped out but still 20m of cone structure to be comp[leted.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 03:42 AM   #1232
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Guardian has an article on Kingkey Center. It calls it 'topped out'.

Tallest skyscraper by a British Architect tops out in China
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...-terry-farrell

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British architecture is about to hit a new high with the "topping out" of a record-breaking 441-metre (1,440ft) tower in south China's finance capital.

The 100-storey Kingkey Finance Tower, based in the city of Shenzhen, is part of a 417,000 square metre office, retail, entertainment, apartment and hotel complex. It will rank as the tallest building ever designed by a British architect and will tower over anything seen in the UK.

Anyway, it's really amazing how little known this tower is... it's as tall as Willis Tower which was the tallest building in the world until as recently as 1998 and is designed by one of the world's most renowned architects Sir Terry Farrell. It deserves a little more publicity I think.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 05:26 AM   #1233
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do we know absolutely that the sky garden/pod was included in the final design? it's looking like there will be hardly any room between the top of the core and the roof. i sure hope it is still a part of it, its one of my favorite parts of this building.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 08:49 AM   #1234
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See those steels on the truck?They are for the sky garden.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 01:32 PM   #1235
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so the crane is already taller then the topped out building, cant take long much longer x)
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 05:30 PM   #1236
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Topping out of 441m tower highlights design opportunities in China

71 year old British architect Sir Terry Farrell has suggested that China is now a hive of opportunities for UK designers looking to make their name on the international stage, as his latest creation – Kingkey Financial Center – tops out in Shenzhen.

Speaking to The Observer this weekend, Farrell explained: “It’s often said you go to America for its can-do attitude, the Far East for application and detail, and Europe for design and imagination – and I think that’s still true. There’s definitely demand for British architectural and engineering expertise in planning in China.”

The tallest tower ever seen through to realisation by a British architect, the Kingkey Financial Center comprises 173,000 sq m of commercial office space, 210,000 sq m of residential apartments, six floors of retail at the base and 28 storeys of five-star Regis Hotel. All this will be topped with a five-storey ‘sky garden’ and numerous restaurants.

On completion in August 2011, the gleaming structure will soar at 441m in height – only 2.2m shy of the Shreve, Lamb and Harmon-designed Empire State Building in New York City. Just over half the height SOM’s towering Burj Khalifa (828m), the Kingkey Finance Tower looks to put London newest jewel – The Shard by Renzo Piano – in the shade, dwarfing the 310m structure and towering above its rivals on the Shenzhen skyline.

As WAN reported in January, Shenzhen is said to be one of nine Tier Two cities in China which are due to be merged into the world’s largest ‘Megacity'. Together with industrial centres Guangzhou, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Jiangmenm, Huizhou and Zhaoqing, Shenzhen is to be become part of an immense business and cultural network connected by water, energy, telecommunications and transport links.

Best known in his home country for TFP Farrells’ Thames Gateway Parklands concept and Charing Cross Station design, Farrell has also made his name in China with major projects such as Kowloon Station Development, Ningbo Eastern New Town Village and most recently the Z15 Tower in Beijing.

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Old February 22nd, 2011, 06:38 PM   #1237
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how about some pic updates?its almost been 2 weeks since the last update..
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 04:23 AM   #1238
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Nice !!
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Old February 25th, 2011, 06:41 PM   #1239
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Seems like a mid-march could be the top out.

Welcome the new king of the skyline, so much better than the last one.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 06:46 PM   #1240
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Thirteen days since the last update, I wonder if they have started with the sky garden by now.
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