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Old December 25th, 2007, 07:06 PM   #261
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Old December 26th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #262
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Which one started construction before Princess or The torch?
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Old December 26th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #263
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Which one started construction before Princess or The torch?
The Torch started a couple months earlier than Princess.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 07:42 AM   #264
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they're both slowly getting there.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 08:04 AM   #265
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You probably shouldn't use the word "slowly" in reference to Princess Tower....
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Old December 28th, 2007, 08:27 AM   #266
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lol, ok its quicker than the torch.. nah, there both getting done pretty quickly.. I like the designs of both, their different, and so are the names.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 10:49 AM   #267
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The Princess tower got delayed in starting because it was supposed to be a steel structure with a reinforced concrete central core, but now they are building it entirely out of concrete. Most probably to save on costs, now that the prices of steel (like most other consstruction materials) have skyrocketed.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #268
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Oh ok, I didn't know that about princess tower, and yeah steel prices are crazy right now... Hmmm, I wonder why??? lol
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Old December 28th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #269
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Old December 28th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #270
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Everyone is investing in metal where they used to buy US dollars because the US dollar is worthless. China in particular is hording large amounts of metal particularly steel. This has done a lot to drive up prices, but all kinds of metal are expensive now...gold is around 800 US dollars an ounce, and not a week goes by here in the US without hearing about some redneck who sneaks into an electrical substation with some pruning shears trying to steal copper wire because of high prices and ends up getting roasted.
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Everyone is investing in metal where they used to buy US dollars because the US dollar is worthless. China in particular is hording large amounts of metal particularly steel. This has done a lot to drive up prices, but all kinds of metal are expensive now...gold is around 800 US dollars an ounce, and not a week goes by here in the US without hearing about some redneck who sneaks into an electrical substation with some pruning shears trying to steal copper wire because of high prices and ends up getting roasted.
Nicely said.. But what I meant by " I wonder why??" was that I was leaning towards China, their demand for steel is ridiculous.. I didn't actually mean for the question to be answered lol. thx htough
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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:30 AM   #272
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Old January 8th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #273
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Old January 18th, 2008, 10:59 AM   #274
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Old January 18th, 2008, 01:14 PM   #275
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Podium looks completed, but princess is well ahead already.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #276
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Having not been on SSC for a while i can now remember why i looking forward to Fridays.
Good progress since my last visit

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Old January 18th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #277
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Good update
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 04:50 PM   #279
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Old February 22nd, 2008, 10:24 PM   #280
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This thing is going pretty slow upwards with construction IMO ?! ...Speed up there!
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