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Old July 27th, 2006, 09:40 AM   #141
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Shanghai World Financial Center: Postmodern high-rise wonder. "The design the New York architects came up with for the sculpted tower was inspired by Chinese symbolism. It is the Chinese conception of the earth as a square and the sky as a circle that gives the WFC its distinctive shape. This design attempts to relate the building to its context through an abstract language and integrate the traditions of Chinese architecture, without being limited to pictorial or image-based historical precedents."---Han Joachim Fuchs .

The message is clear: China is striving firmly upwards from the earth towards the heavens.
Shame they changed the design, they're gonna have to work out a whole new load of bollox. " the square represents earth, whilst the square hole represents... er... earth hmmm..." so now the chinese are travelling from earth to a slightly higher point on earth
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Old July 27th, 2006, 09:54 AM   #142
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Shame they changed the design, they're gonna have to work out a whole new load of bollox. " the square represents earth, whilst the square hole represents... er... earth hmmm..." so now the chinese are travelling from earth to a slightly higher point on earth
i think you may have read that wrong
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Old July 27th, 2006, 10:45 AM   #143
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Update every day!!!!

Anyone who can do, should make a GIF or something like that!
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Old July 27th, 2006, 03:51 PM   #144
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The glass is rising fast aswell.!!
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Old July 27th, 2006, 04:07 PM   #145
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yeh it looks like they've done about 10/11 floors
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Old July 27th, 2006, 06:30 PM   #146
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At what floor will the structure start curving? I hope they dont start the curve too high up.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 04:34 AM   #147
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July 27th, some of these are a bit large for detail purposes:









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Old July 28th, 2006, 04:58 AM   #148
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Absolutely gorgeous
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Old July 28th, 2006, 05:42 AM   #149
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This building is rising incredibly fast! Looks like the chineese don't mess around when it comes to building skyscrapers. I can't wait till this building is finished!
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Old July 28th, 2006, 07:22 AM   #150
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Old July 28th, 2006, 08:39 AM   #151
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One of the best supertall constuction in the world. when this tower is finished , i would visit Shainghai for sure.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 09:08 AM   #152
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This has to be one of my favorite building coverages because it's practically updated on a daily basis! By the looks of it they seem to be finishing about 1 floor per week. I love steel structures construction is always faster than concrete structures. It's amazing how much has been completed with in the last year!
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Old July 28th, 2006, 09:18 AM   #153
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looks like the core jump is about to happen. lev50 is highest "exposed" floor in the core with equivalent of 5 more in core box. Im pretty sire SWFC core jumps consist of 4 at a time, thus the speedy construction. so anyday now it will zoom up 4 levels to lev59m or 275m/900ft high!
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Old July 28th, 2006, 01:06 PM   #154
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This tower is a real monster!!!!!!!!!
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Old July 28th, 2006, 01:42 PM   #155
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Lovely and so fast!
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Old July 28th, 2006, 02:04 PM   #156
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^ you two have the same avatars..
btw, I especially like the night shots of SWFC with Jinmao
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Old July 28th, 2006, 02:56 PM   #157
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Yeah, Jin Mao looks better than ever! Definately one of my favourite skyscrapers on the planet.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 11:21 PM   #158
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Old July 29th, 2006, 01:53 AM   #159
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July 27th, some of these are a bit large for detail purposes:






I am flaburgasted absoloutely.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 04:15 AM   #160
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Holy toasters!!
this tower is going up SMOOTHLY!
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