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Old March 3rd, 2009, 02:35 PM   #2241
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rainwater colector? for what?
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 03:52 PM   #2242
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that video is fantastic!!
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 04:14 PM   #2243
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then they should have 9 towers, I think 9 is the best number in China because 9 is the fullest one digit number, meaning prosperity or something...
yes thats right, 9 represents everlasting and 'foreverness' which i personally feel is more important than 8 which represents prosperity
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 05:37 PM   #2244
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Well regardless of which 8 or 9 is better in chinese culture, any skyscraper fanatic would prefer 9 supertalls compared to 8
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 06:31 PM   #2245
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u/c SWEET
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 07:05 PM   #2246
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nice to see we're finally U/C
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 07:19 PM   #2247
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rainwater colector? for what?
they will use the water inside the building, most probably...

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Old March 3rd, 2009, 07:32 PM   #2248
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rainwater collectors tend to be used to cool the buildings, also used in 'waste' water such as plant feeding, toilet flushes etc.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 08:49 PM   #2249
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And I was saying all the time it will fast going to be uc, at least, before digging the hole :P

Btw its really nice they not going to slow down with this one. Malec: 40% chance to be canceled for this one? I don't think so
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 11:25 PM   #2250
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I don't get the three supertall "Of the Past", "Of the Present", and "Of the Future" mantras. The Jin Mao and the SWFC are both 1990s buildings, and this is a 2010 era building. The comparison seems pointless to me.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 11:57 PM   #2251
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1998 The Jin Mao Open; Past
2008 SWFC Open; Present
20?? Shanghai Tower Future

Get it now.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #2252
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Maybe they also mean the architecture...not the age...
Jin Mao Tower => Classic Chinese pagoda design building with details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Pagoda
SWFC => post modern (less details, strong lines) (was designed in the early 90s)
Shanghai Tower => future design (organic design, new technologies, wind turbines,...)
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Old March 4th, 2009, 12:37 AM   #2253
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1998 The Jin Mao Open; Past
2008 SWFC Open; Present
20?? Shanghai Tower Future

Get it now.
The Jin Mao and SWFC were both designed in the 1990s, started construction in the 1990s, and were first projected to finish in the 1990s. The SWFC is hardly a 2000 era building, it has 1990s written all over it.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 12:59 AM   #2254
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The Jin Mao and SWFC were both designed in the 1990s, started construction in the 1990s, and were first projected to finish in the 1990s. The SWFC is hardly a 2000 era building, it has 1990s written all over it.
I gave you a time example, Alex gave you an architectural one. If that reasoning is not enough for you... you are free to further contemplate on why they have chosen such comparison.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 01:19 AM   #2255
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The Jin Mao and SWFC were both designed in the 1990s, started construction in the 1990s, and were first projected to finish in the 1990s. The SWFC is hardly a 2000 era building, it has 1990s written all over it.
dude... its not that hard to understand.
What does the design on Jin Mao remind u of???? .... exactly ancient chinese architecture.
what about swfc? just like any great building these days
and shanghai tower? it looks beyond what most buildings are like these days..

gosh why am i even spending time in convincing you something?? just like at guangzhou west tower u just dont seem to understand simple things.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 01:39 AM   #2256
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dude... its not that hard to understand.
What does the design on Jin Mao remind u of???? .... exactly ancient chinese architecture.
what about swfc? just like any great building these days
and shanghai tower? it looks beyond what most buildings are like these days..

gosh why am i even spending time in convincing you something?? just like at guangzhou west tower u just dont seem to understand simple things.
I'm not sure the Jin Mao reminds me of the past though, or SWFC the present. That's my problem. Present skyscrapers are being built with brightly colored glass, not grey. The SWFC may have been present 10 years ago, but today its not. And Jin Mao could be past I suppose, although it does look more futuristic. Generally when your talking about “past, present, and future”, there is a much greater time span between the structures.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #2257
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Yeah I don't understand it either. Saying something like that about NYC or Chicago make more since to me. I get the designs are different but all these building would have been built in a 15 year time frame. The jin mao is 11 years by all standards thats still pretty young. Call me back when it turns 78 like the empire state building
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Old March 4th, 2009, 03:21 AM   #2258
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Did I just see an American "lecturing" China about history/being old?
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Old March 4th, 2009, 03:24 AM   #2259
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Finally U/C....



It was already...
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Old March 4th, 2009, 06:00 AM   #2260
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U/C seems a bit premature. Where is the hole, the slurry wall, the piling, the concrete footings. I guess the moderators gave into all the peer pressure.

Well, either way, this is at least a year and half away before it starts to rise.
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