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Old February 22nd, 2011, 06:11 PM   #6321
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Yes, I am very sure the steel outside the supercolumns is for the podium. It's the most logical explanation.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 07:51 PM   #6322
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Think of the supercolumns as a cantilever. They sit inside, and only the outer glass is supported by the 'white columns'. Each skylobby is a support for the next thin outer glass layer.

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Old February 22nd, 2011, 11:30 PM   #6323
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Maybe someone can clarify another question I have about this construction method. The core appears to be so massive that it seems to take up a great deal of the space of the building so I'm wondering if any of that space will be used by anything other than elevators or mechanical equipment. Because the building will be so tall it must require a very large number of elevators so I can understand why that would take up a big chunk of space but what I'm really getting at is whether or not the amount of usable office space will be reduced due to the manner in which it's being constructed.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 12:57 AM   #6324
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So is this approximately how big the base of the tower is gonna be?


The base will be bigger, remember that the podium is relatively large in shape. I'd say that circle could represent where the exterior facade will be (only a tad smaller).
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 01:04 AM   #6325
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Maybe someone can clarify another question I have about this construction method. The core appears to be so massive that it seems to take up a great deal of the space of the building so I'm wondering if any of that space will be used by anything other than elevators or mechanical equipment. Because the building will be so tall it must require a very large number of elevators so I can understand why that would take up a big chunk of space but what I'm really getting at is whether or not the amount of usable office space will be reduced due to the manner in which it's being constructed.
The core will house mechanical and elevators only. When architects and engineers design towers, there is a certain ratio that they try to meet with usable floor space and core space. In some towers, the core varies in thickness and placement, allowing for it to be used for different things, such as kitchen or bathrooms (as seen in the upper floors of the John Hancock tower in Boston). Meeting this ratio is rather difficult in most cases, as the core needs to be big enough to support itself and the floorplates, and on top of that it needs to be economically feasible.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 02:26 AM   #6326
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The supercolumns seems to be slightly slanted towards the core. Is it supposed to be like that?
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 02:38 AM   #6327
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^I'm not an expert on Shanghai Tower, but I'd assume that its to give the building it's eventual shape? I might (probly am) wrong though. But to answer you're question, I'd say yes. Its suppose to be like that
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 02:40 AM   #6328
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The supercolumns seems to be slightly slanted towards the core. Is it supposed to be like that?
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 02:56 AM   #6329
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^I'm not an expert on Shanghai Tower, but I'd assume that its to give the building it's eventual shape? I might (probly am) wrong though. But to answer you're question, I'd say yes. Its suppose to be like that
Either that or they seriously need to buy a new spirit level.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 04:44 AM   #6330
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They must be super precise to plant the super columns at an angle.....and to prevent it from moving in the very soft soil of Shanghai.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 04:56 AM   #6331
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By the way, this building's got all the geometric shapes: Rectangle (in the center), circle (inner facade), triangle (outer facade), ellipses (podium).
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 09:17 AM   #6332
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i think those large red steel structures go in the core of the tower
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 10:39 AM   #6333
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 06:05 PM   #6334
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Funny core With the metal around it i give it a 10
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Old February 24th, 2011, 07:46 AM   #6335
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I really like the design of this project,very impressive
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Old February 24th, 2011, 03:49 PM   #6336
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Old February 25th, 2011, 07:58 AM   #6337
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Old February 25th, 2011, 09:09 AM   #6338
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Great pictures! It's gonna be real interesting to see how the lower levels tie in with the rest of the tower.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 10:33 AM   #6339
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The base of the core seems to be a very busy place.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 10:55 AM   #6340
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WOW, I love the design on this tower, and that core looks HUGE
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