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Old February 18th, 2008, 09:19 PM   #841
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Wow the tower is incrdible and beautifull.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #842
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If tthe SOM design was chosen, I have to say im a bit dissapointed as there were better looking proposals. However, I know nothing about the feasability of the other proposals so maybe this one is better in more important areas than just the outer design.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #843
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hold on........

if xinhua news agency says it is so, that is good enough for me. HOWEVER, where does it say ANYTHING about them choosing the SOM design? (see link below for english version of what 10025 posted )

here's an extract from wikipedia for those who don't know about the agency:
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The Xinhua News Agency is the official press agency of the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the biggest center for collecting information and press conferences in the PRC. It is one of the two news agencies in the PRC, the other being the China News Service.

Xinhua is an institution of the State Council of China. Despite criticism, its worldwide press freedom index ranking has improved in the past years. Xinhua reports directly to the Communist Party of China's Public Information Department.

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here's an article published by the agency themselves february 18th 2008
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...nt_7620957.htm
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2008-02-18 08:21:10

Workers level ground at the construction site for Shanghai Center, the city's planned new skyscraper. Located in Lujiazui, Pudong, the building is expected to soar to 580 meters, dwarfing the 421-meter Jin Mao Tower and the 492-meter Shanghai World Financial Center in its neighborhood.(Photo source: Shanghai Daily)
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BEIJING, Feb. 18 -- A project to build the tallest building in Shanghai is likely to break ground within the year and be topped off in 2010, dwarfing both the 492-meter-tall Shanghai World Financial Center and the 421-meter-tall Jin Mao Tower.

The project has been endorsed by the city reform and development commission, according to a recent posting at the municipal government Website.

A project company with a registered capital of 5.4 billion yuan (US$752 million) was approved by the city industrial and commercial administration at the end of last year, an insider said.

Documents from the administration showed the company is 45 percent owned by the Shanghai Chengtou Corp, a municipal government-backed conglomerate investing in city-infrastructure construction; 51 percent owned by the Shanghai Stock Exchange-listed Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone Development Co Ltd; and four percent owned by the Shanghai Construction Group, one of the country's largest construction contractors.
...................so we don't have a verifiable source that mentions the SOM design. or do we? saying "expected" is not the same as saying "will be" or "is" i.e. they xinghua have no idea and neither does anyone else. correct me if i'm wrong, please..........

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Old February 18th, 2008, 10:30 PM   #844
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What a stunner. SWFC looks so tiny against this monster!!! Shanghai skyline will be unbelievable. What's next?? 700 meter??
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Old February 18th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #845
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If that's the final design, than I LOVE it. INCREDIBLE! Shanghai is amazing!
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Old February 18th, 2008, 10:48 PM   #846
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If tthe SOM design was chosen, I have to say im a bit dissapointed as there were better looking proposals. However, I know nothing about the feasability of the other proposals so maybe this one is better in more important areas than just the outer design.
in my opinion is the SOM design the best that can happen , simply perfect for this plot
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Old February 18th, 2008, 11:19 PM   #847
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this is exciting news.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 11:53 PM   #848
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Calm down people, nothing has been confirmed yet. Not long ago media reported that the SOM proposal had been eliminated from the competition, so let's not jump too high just yet.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #849
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Calm down people, nothing has been confirmed yet. Not long ago media reported that the SOM proposal had been eliminated from the competition, so let's not jump too high just yet.
i just want to echo what staff is saying.

*nothing has been chosen*

that is what the xinghua article eludes to. no reliable article or source has told us SOM has been chosen.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 01:02 AM   #850
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eagerly anticipating the final design since nothing has been confirmed maybe my favourite design still gets chosen although from the renders in it so happens to be SOM then it'll still look great but no matter what they will pick out something that will stand out to send out a message for the 2010 expo games that shanghai is rising
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Old February 19th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #851
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As I don't remember all of the proposed designs, but I can say that the SOM design was one of my favorites and I think it fits very well in the rest of the Shanghai skyline. I'd say they made a good choice with this design. They could still use one of the other desings for the next supertall ;-)
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Old February 19th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #852
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this one is the design i'm talking about just hope this is the chosen one

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Old February 19th, 2008, 02:08 AM   #853
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To be honest with you I'm not to keen on that one, but the angle's a little shabby too. You need a better view of it to appreciate it.

The SOM looks absolutely fab, really hoping this is the one but there are also others on the list that look impressive.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 02:17 AM   #854
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I've just found this. Foster's design is supposed to be 744m. Probably second tallest after KPF, which looks to be around 800m.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 02:24 AM   #855
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thats not happening.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 04:13 AM   #856
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i personally think that they are better proposals than the SOM one,e.g the Foster one ...but if it gets approved its ok,it will add a new tower to pudong which is good,though i think Shanghai center should be something more of a landmark tower,and IMO should be around 700-800 m tall
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Old February 19th, 2008, 04:37 AM   #857
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I've just found this. Foster's design is supposed to be 744m. Probably second tallest after KPF, which looks to be around 800m.
744m?? = I dont like number 44!! if 43 and 45 ok!!
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Old February 19th, 2008, 08:16 AM   #858
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Me too davee08 me too!
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Old February 19th, 2008, 08:41 AM   #859
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i think they will go further with this design which is the best i think

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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #860
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who like it?? or not like?? why dont like??
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