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Old July 7th, 2012, 12:54 PM   #11281
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Shanghai tower was featured in Gizmodo's "six designs that wouldve been impossible without computer modeling"

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When it's completed in 2014, the Shanghai Tower will be the largest building in all of China—a towering 128 stories tall. But at that height, the structure is subject to Shanghai's famously tremendous winds that, if unchecked, could cause the tower to sway and potentially buckle. So, rather than build numerous small-scale models of the three potential designs and subject them to wind tunnel testing—a labor, cost, and time-intensive exercise—the team erected each in AutoCAD and virtually tested their wind resistance in a computational fluid dynamics model. This allowed the architects to reduce wind resistance in the tower's final design by 24 percent, before a physical model was ever made. The 1:85 scale model entered a wind tunnel test, validating the virtual results of the renderings.
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Old July 7th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #11282
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http://ww3.sinaimg.cn/large/a17615b8gw1dungq120c4j.jpg


Due to construction, it seems like it have verry light design.... only a strong concrete core, than massive steel skelet, but, another constructions are as light as possible.... I wonder how much it would weight... (compared to f.e. Empire State Building -uncompared)

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Old July 7th, 2012, 06:37 PM   #11283
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Taken today.



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Old July 7th, 2012, 09:46 PM   #11284
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Yes, but not not for long since Pingan in Shenzhen is also under construction.
But still between 1 and 2 years i guess
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Old July 8th, 2012, 06:35 AM   #11285
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Shanghai Tower second tallest in the world?
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Old July 8th, 2012, 06:44 AM   #11286
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Shanghai Tower second tallest in the world?
It will be until PingAn SZ is finished...
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Old July 8th, 2012, 07:23 AM   #11287
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Ooooh wow lots of milestones are coming up for this. First one will be cranes passing the top of Jin Mao. Probably within 1-2 months?
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Old July 9th, 2012, 12:52 AM   #11288
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By Mori

Translation: important event on the 9th

First piece of glass anyone?





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Old July 9th, 2012, 01:20 AM   #11289
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Definitely! Seems ready to go!
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Old July 9th, 2012, 02:49 AM   #11290
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Lots of activity this morning and a flood in the street outside, think it was caused by a burst main

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Old July 9th, 2012, 05:13 AM   #11291
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Finally we are going to see some cladding on this beauty!
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Old July 9th, 2012, 07:09 AM   #11292
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Are those taken from your apartment Lowai? Awesome shots.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 07:14 AM   #11293
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This explains the flood..


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Old July 9th, 2012, 07:27 AM   #11294
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This explains the flood..

well,that is not good for drivers on that road
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Old July 9th, 2012, 08:26 AM   #11295
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So that's how they are going to clean the tower when it's finished?...........
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Old July 9th, 2012, 08:29 AM   #11296
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Are those taken from your apartment Lowai? Awesome shots.
Yes thay are.

Unfortunately I need to go to work or would add more.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #11297
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very fast
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Old July 9th, 2012, 09:22 AM   #11298
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Yes thay are.

Unfortunately I need to go to work or would add more.
Would you like to host a party for us skyscraper fans at your apartment when Shanghai Tower opens? Heeeheee I will bring gifts.
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Old July 9th, 2012, 09:33 AM   #11299
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preperations for cladding seem to be in full progress. can't wait to see them start
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Old July 9th, 2012, 11:43 AM   #11300
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Yes thay are.

Unfortunately I need to go to work or would add more.
Damn! somebody is livin' it up in Shanghai!
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