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Old November 14th, 2009, 05:14 AM   #3261
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Specifically its a diaphragm wall rig with hose drum system. It can be compared it to something like Bauer HS 885 with all the gear on(BC 33,40 or 50), it could even be one. The stats of such a beast are pretty impressive. It can dig 120 meters straight down, the cutting piece on its own is something like 12 meters long and weights between 30-50 tonnes depending on type. Its pretty big piece of machinery to use, as it don't get much bigger.
Wow you seem to know quite alot How did they get the machine to the site? :O
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Old November 14th, 2009, 05:29 AM   #3262
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Wow you seem to know quite alot How did they get the machine to the site? :O
On the older pictures can be seen that it was assembled on the site.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 08:26 PM   #3263
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This is way more awesome than the Burji Dubai.
Just because the Burj is already finished... You should have seen the jacking process of the Burj's spire in january.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 12:46 AM   #3264
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Wow you seem to know quite alot How did they get the machine to the site? :O
Heavy haulage company using a custom flat bed pulled by artic. Something like a Volvo FH12 with private/police escorts for wide load(crawler crane) or if access is a problem they'll spread the load over a number of loads. Might be a different in China.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #3265
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Wow, i never knew there was such an organisation involved behind this construction. Thanks for the video, it would have been better if the powerpoint from the over head project was able to be seen too.
You're quite welcome and it is a very informative video so I thought I'd post it for all to view.

President Obama is in Shanghai and will get to see these truly world gems and the hyper-kinetic futurism of the city on the drive-by from the airport.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 07:27 AM   #3266
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Just because the Burj is already finished... You should have seen the jacking process of the Burj's spire in january.
I must be missing something, what does it being finished have to do with anything?

Although the Burj Dubai is great, it has a cone shaped core design which doesn't impress me that much. The shanghai tower stands straight tall with a distinct shape. That's a more impressive engineering feat IMO, and generally looks better. The Burj Dubai looks too much like a needle.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 02:53 PM   #3267
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Old November 18th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #3268
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I must be missing something, what does it being finished have to do with anything?

Although the Burj Dubai is great, it has a cone shaped core design which doesn't impress me that much. The shanghai tower stands straight tall with a distinct shape. That's a more impressive engineering feat IMO, and generally looks better. The Burj Dubai looks too much like a needle.
I totally agree with you

BJ is a great building, the tallest. No one can deny that.

But ST is much more beautiful than BJ
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Old November 18th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #3269
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I totally agree with you

BJ is a great building, the tallest. No one can deny that.

But ST is much more beautiful than BJ

You mean BD right?
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:46 PM   #3270
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Hole on the way ! Nice updates !
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Old November 18th, 2009, 06:55 PM   #3271
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china builts tall AND beautiful towers, that's the main difference compared to the UAE (imo)! btw: great updates, this tower will be finished before 2014.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #3272
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well, dubai has some really nice towers as well. I think they main diff is that there is a lot of planning and placement in China, something which UAE evidently lacks since they build all their towers on the same street.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 11:23 PM   #3273
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I must be missing something, what does it being finished have to do with anything?

Although the Burj Dubai is great, it has a cone shaped core design which doesn't impress me that much. The shanghai tower stands straight tall with a distinct shape. That's a more impressive engineering feat IMO, and generally looks better. The Burj Dubai looks too much like a needle.
Well you said ST is more interesting.

I was referring to the actual progress, and you meant it in general... At the moment you are right, because nothing major is happening at BD anymore. But generally I was watching the BD very closely and were fascinated by the whole building process.

This is just not the case at ST at the moment, because for now it is not as interesting to watch than other towers, but it will definitely be in the future.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 11:38 PM   #3274
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Are there no photographers in Shanghai! This tower needs a lot more attention.
So many tall buildings around the tower and the only photos we get are from a kilometer away behind two "other" skyscrapers at an angle that barely shows the whole site.

I can't believe that out of 19 million inhabitants only jamyan is taking pictures of this tower.

Come on folks, you can do better.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 11:19 AM   #3275
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You mean BD right?

You are right.
Thanks for your observation.
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Old November 19th, 2009, 01:22 PM   #3276
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It looks like they evened out the bottom of the hole. Does that mean they're done digging? The hole looks kinda shallow. Or do they just avoid digging anymore as it is raining? Or are they going to add more pillars?
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Old November 19th, 2009, 04:51 PM   #3277
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Are there no photographers in Shanghai! This tower needs a lot more attention.
So many tall buildings around the tower and the only photos we get are from a kilometer away behind two "other" skyscrapers at an angle that barely shows the whole site.

I can't believe that out of 19 million inhabitants only jamyan is taking pictures of this tower.

Come on folks, you can do better.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 01:49 PM   #3278
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Are there no photographers in Shanghai! This tower needs a lot more attention.
So many tall buildings around the tower and the only photos we get are from a kilometer away behind two "other" skyscrapers at an angle that barely shows the whole site.

I can't believe that out of 19 million inhabitants only jamyan is taking pictures of this tower.

Come on folks, you can do better.
I totally agree. I feel like I have to pay shanghai a visit and make the pictures myself, or at least pass some flyers around to promote people takeing pictures. I would really like to look at the site close hand.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #3279
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I totally agree. I feel like I have to pay shanghai a visit and make the pictures myself, or at least pass some flyers around to promote people takeing pictures. I would really like to look at the site close hand.
Well... for now is just a hole... people are not interested in pictures of holes...

aaam... scratch that... we want to see more pictures of holes...

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Old November 20th, 2009, 07:05 PM   #3280
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With work, downtime and shite weather recently, it doesn't make it very easy to get out to Lujiazui and either sneak up some tower or pay to go to a viewing deck* just to snap a picture of a hole.


*Yeah, I know there is the Hyatt's lobby on the 54th floor the Jin Mao I can use, but I've been hassled there before for just coming in and taking pictures.
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