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Old February 1st, 2013, 01:22 PM   #821
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Old February 7th, 2013, 08:53 AM   #822
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1 million yuan needed for footbridge repairs
2013-February-6 08:53
Shenzhen Daily

ABOUT 20 pedestrian footbridges in Longgang District that were built only three years ago already need repairs because their decks were paved with unqualified materials and have become bumpy, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported yesterday.

The total cost of needed repairs is more than 1 million yuan (US$160,500).

The 20 footbridges allow pedestrians to walk over Longgang Boulevard between Buji and central Longgang. They were constructed by Shenzhen Metro Line 3 Investment Co., a company that has since disbanded. The footbridges passed quality inspections and were put into use shortly before the Universiade started in summer 2011.

The decks of the footbridges were made of poor-quality rubber materials. After only three years’ use, most of the decks have cracked and become dented or bumpy. People can easily fall or stumble when walking on them, according to the Metropolis Daily, which added that the footbridges smell of burnt rubber when exposed to hot sunlight.

A construction engineer with Shenzhen Metro Group, surnamed Wang, said the price of rubber tiles is similar to that of ground tiles, but ground tiles last at least 10 years, twice as long as rubber tiles.

“Rubber tiles were used on the footbridges mainly to prevent slipping,” Wang said.

But some residents said the Metro company chose rubber tiles over ground tiles because it wanted to get the work done faster to welcome the opening of the Universiade. Residents said it would take much longer to pave the decks with smaller ground tiles and have urged the city’s disciplinary department to investigate the situation.

Longgang’s transportation bureau has overseen the maintenance of the footbridges since last March, when the Metro company transferred them to the bureau.

Bureau officials said many residents have complained about the footbridges and the bureau has repaired and renovated two of them.
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Old February 16th, 2013, 09:36 AM   #823
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Seven illegal villas torn down in Futian
2013-February-7 08:53
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SEVEN villas in Futian District that had been illegally remodeled were forcibly torn down Tuesday by the city’s land planning supervision bureau, the Daily Sunshine reported yesterday.

The villas are in Water Flowers City, or Shuixiehuadu, a high-end residential quarter built in 2002. District planning officials said a special team has been in place since last year to crack down on illegal remodels and renovations in the residential area.

The bureau sent legal documents to the villas’ owners that asked them to stop the illegal work and tear down related structures, officials said. But the owners allegedly ignored the official requests.

The bureau, therefore, tore down illegal villa remodels totaling 500 square meters Tuesday. The seven villas involved are Cuidi units numbered 2, 10, 22, 23, 30, 31 and 37.

Other lawbreakers in the residential quarter were shocked and voluntarily tore down their own illegal remodels after the forcible demolitions, according to officials.

Many real estate owners in Water Flowers City have engaged in illegal or unlicensed remodels. Some have built additional flower stands or penthouses on top of buildings, and others have converted open balconies or corridors into enclosed rooms. These actions have disturbed the serenity and beauty of the residential quarter and violated planning regulations, officials said.
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Old February 23rd, 2013, 05:31 PM   #824
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Longhua-Qianhai road planned
2013-February-22 08:53
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THE city is planning a new road that will connect Longhua New Area with Qianhai in western Shenzhen. Three plans have been proposed and the final plan will be selected this year, after environmental evaluations, the Daily Sunshine reported Thursday.

Longhai Boulevard will be routed through either Nanshan’s Qiaocheng area and Futian District’s Antuoshan area, Xili area in Nanshan or Liuxian area in Bao’an District, depending on which of the three plans is selected.

Nanshan, and especially Qianhai, are core growth areas in western Shenzhen but there’s no expressway that directly connects the area with Longhua New Area. People in Longhua have to transfer from Nanping Expressway to Beihuan Boulevard, then to Binhai Boulevard to reach Qianhai, which creates heavy traffic and frequent jams on those roads.

With fast development planned for Qianhai over the next 10 years, an increasing number of people will be commuting there from Longhua. City transportation officials said the new road will lessen traffic pressure in central Shenzhen, especially on Xiangmihu Road and Fulong Road.

Officials with the city’s traffic and transportation commission said they will consider local transportation needs, residents’ suggestions, costs and environmental impacts before selecting the best plan for Longhai Boulevard by the end of the year.

Proposals for the new road have drawn widespread public attention. Many local netizens support its construction, regardless of plan choice. A netizen called “miric” said Longhai Boulevard will ease traffic jams and accelerate Longhua’s development.
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Old February 26th, 2013, 10:49 PM   #825
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Not sure if this has been posted before

Qianhai Water City. I wonder if there is a hi-res version video somewhere? That is the urban development that I'm looking forward to more than anything else
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Old March 1st, 2013, 05:35 PM   #826
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City juggling development, land supply
2013-February-28 08:53
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SHENZHEN is preparing plots of land totaling 18 square kilometers for uses including industrial development, housing construction and public facilities this year.

The development plans come amid an increasingly small supply of open, developable land in the city. City officials said they’ll focus on upgrading and reorganizing land already in use to optimize land supplies, according to requirements from the Ministry of Land and Resources, yesterday’s Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported.

City statistics indicate Shenzhen will have only 59 square kilometers of land fit for new construction by 2020. And that area largely is split into small plots in a slew of sites across the city, meaning consolidated space for major facilities or projects is especially scarce.

Shenzhen prepared sites totaling 67 square kilometers for development in 2011 and 2012. Sites totaling 6.2 square kilometers were put on the market.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 04:05 AM   #827
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Don't know if we have a thread for this one (180m usually doesn't get threads in Shenzhen), but OMA won the design for The Essense Financial building. Looks to be in the block with Guosen and the China Merchant Securities building across from Shopping Park. Design is... interesting.

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/oma-w...049951.article

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Old March 7th, 2013, 04:27 AM   #828
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OMA is really trying to single handedly destroy Shenzhen's skyline...first the Stock Exchange...and now this...
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Old March 7th, 2013, 04:40 AM   #829
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Boxes can't destroy skylines. They fill them.
Besides, the main focal point will be the Ping An Center.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 09:43 PM   #830
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It looks good, huge pity it missed the 200m mark. I generally dislike OMA designs though.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #831
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By the way, do you know where is this one located? No thread for it in Gaoloumi.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1570551
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Old March 8th, 2013, 08:12 AM   #832
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OMA is really trying to single handedly destroy Shenzhen's skyline...first the Stock Exchange...and now this...
Hah I concur with you on that, these overweight boxes become irritating, why can't they do something like the Chicago Spire or MiglinBeitler Skyneedle instead? Heck the Chicago Waterview Tower would fit there too, as Futian district has no height limits anyway (you can go higher than Ping'an if you wish).
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Old March 8th, 2013, 08:14 AM   #833
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By the way, do you know where is this one located? No thread for it in Gaoloumi.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1570551
Zorg, this is in Gongming district centre - halfway to Dongguan, in Shenzhen's "dirty industrial belt" but near the big LCD plant area. There will be metro lines in Phase 3 or 4 there, if I remember right, and one of them will link to Bao'an Airport. So yeah, trying to redevelop a suburb, basically.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 04:20 AM   #834
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Deputy: SZ needs space to develop

Shenzhen needs more land for development on its road to become a national economic center, a city deputy said in Beijing on Sunday.
"The GDP per square kilometer in Shenzhen ranked No.1 in China, but its land size was at the bottom among quasi-provincial-level cities," deputy Mai Qingquan said during a panel discussion at the ongoing sesson of the National People's Congress.
Shenzhen's GDP reached US$200 billion in 2012, ranking among the top 30 global cities and on par with Singapore, Hong Kong and Finland. Yet its size is only 1,992 square kilometers, ranking 18th among quasi-provincial-level cities and just slightly bigger than Xiamen, according to Mai.
Shenzhen is only one-40th the size of Chongqing, one-eighth the size of Beijing and one-fourth the size of Suzhou. A shortage of land resources has bottlenecked Shenzhen's development, Mai said.
In the Pearl River Delta development plan, the State Council positioned Shenzhen as a national economic center. In stark contrast, however, the amount of newly developed land available for construction in Shenzhen could be only 58 square kilometers by 2020.
"Shenzhen has no land to support the development of its economy. In 20 years, there will be no land to use in Shenzhen. So the city urgently needs land for future development," Mai said.
Mai's remark not only received warm response from Shenzhen deputies. Ou Guangyuan, director of the Guangdong Provincial People's Congress, said it's time for Guangdong to adjust its administrative division among cities.
"The administration area of a city can be appropriately expanded," Ou said.



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Old March 12th, 2013, 07:39 PM   #835
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Clearly Shenzhen must bet on density as no city ever did before
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Old March 12th, 2013, 08:26 PM   #836
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Wow! So much going on already in Shenzhen and still there is WAY more demand. This city has indeed the potential to become a vast futuristic metropolis with different 'layers' of city even.... Huge skyscrapers (+1000m) connected with walkways and bridges
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Old March 12th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #837
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Old March 12th, 2013, 11:57 PM   #838
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Woe so much development! I didn't really knew of Shenzhen until this evening, and now I am really euphoristic! And according to the arrival we can expect more and more.....
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Old March 18th, 2013, 03:27 PM   #839
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SZ probing sea sand use in buildings
2013-March-15 08:53
Shenzhen Daily

SHENZHEN’S city government launched an investigation Thursday into allegations that sea sand has been illegally used in the construction of many residential buildings in the city, and said a monitoring system will soon be built to inspect the quality of sand used to make concrete for construction projects.

China Central Television (CCTV) reported Thursday that many buildings in Shenzhen were suspected of being built with sea sand, which contains excessive amounts of chorine ions, a chemical that will erode concrete and steel supports in buildings. CCTV alleged in the news program that even a high-profile renovation project in Nanshan District’s Dachong Village, developed by China Resources (Holdings) Co., was involved in the scandal.

Two inspection teams sent out by the government will scrutinize sandpits, concrete production plants and construction sites. Any facilities found to use unqualified sea sand will face serious punishments, the government said at a press conference Thursday, without elaborating but saying investigation results would soon be announced to the public.

Buildings constructed with concrete made from sea sand have proven dangerous and prone to collapse, particularly as a result of natural disasters.

The city’s two largest sandpits are in Mawan and Dong-jiaotou, Nanshan District.

“There are more than 1,000 trucks working in the pit every day. The sand is sent to concrete production plants and construction sites in the city. It’s difficult to find river sand sold in the city now,” an unidentified employee of the Mawan sandpit told a Chinese-language newspaper Thursday.

River sand is much more expensive than sea sand.

Some sea sand is processed before being used, but still contains excessive amounts of chlorine ions.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 04:53 AM   #840
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From Today's Shenzhen Daily:

Also this year, footbridges will be built to connect the district’s green areas, including Civic Center’s Central Square, Lianhua Hill, Bijiashan Hill and Central Park. A bridge also will be built to connect Antuoshan Hill with Tanglangshan Mountain.


I like that a lot! I usually run from Exhibition center to LianHua Hill so I'll be able to do this without having to cross any road!
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