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Old August 2nd, 2012, 11:38 AM   #11601
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Wow. The glass for this thing is very impressive I wonder how it'll look when the inner lay of cladding is up though.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 12:27 PM   #11602
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this is the real SKYSCRAPER building.!
what da amazing shanghai..
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 01:23 PM   #11603
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 01:28 PM   #11604
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great to see some glass finally! where has it been poured?does anybody know how many layers it has?
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 02:12 PM   #11605
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Hooray! Once we see more panels hopefully I can get a better image.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 02:35 PM   #11606
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the glass transparent will make the tower look different than most renders. i think i will like this a lot, since it will have a totally different cladding to SWFC then. Which is amazing so all 3 brothers stand out and have a unique cladding.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 02:41 PM   #11607
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mhm, it seems like it will have a much darker facade. It may be hard to tell now, but with more cladding and farther vantage points I can't wait to see it contrast against its neighbors.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 05:08 PM   #11609
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interesting how most of these new chinese buildings are built chicago style. and not steel first
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 05:38 PM   #11610
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Marshall Strabala, chief architect and designer of Shanghai Tower

Yes, Yuanda is the exterior wall contractor. They have a factory 35 minutes away from Shanghai. A 5 story mock-up has been in place at the factory and it was gorgeous to see. The transparency will be unbelievable...Strabala is a master designer with his design leadership of Burj Khalifa, Nanjing Greenland Ziefeng Tower and now Shanghai Tower. He was at the client ceremony yesterday celebrating the installation of the glass panels. Check him out on google and his flickr site displays his amazing talent. His new firm 2Define Architecture offices in Shanghai/Seoul and Chicago supports Shanghai Tower as a client and he has many many many other super cool projects.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 06:11 PM   #11611
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Mississauga in Canada has two towers similar to this.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 06:27 PM   #11612
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Awessssome glass!
That is exciting. Though I'm interested in what the effect will be once we get the interior cladding.
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 06:29 PM   #11613
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You can tell already it's going to look mindblowing...
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 10:27 PM   #11614
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One of the best looking new skyscrapers, Shanghai is going to have an even more amazing skyline. And the glass is going on!
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Old August 2nd, 2012, 11:50 PM   #11615
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 12:45 AM   #11616
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 01:04 AM   #11617
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YES, Transparent glass. Just like the rendering!! People on the outside will be able to see the sky gardens and the dual facade design will be visible to the outside.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 02:39 AM   #11618
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So am I wrong or this building will not have a slight greenish tint, from the interior cladding? Just looking at all the preplans, it seemed to have some green in it
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 03:51 AM   #11619
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So am I wrong or this building will not have a slight greenish tint, from the interior cladding? Just looking at all the preplans, it seemed to have some green in it
i was wondering the same.


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it could be the lighting.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 07:22 AM   #11620
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Glass walls technological first for new tallest tower
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A challenging technological mission began yesterday hundreds of meters up in Pudong's Lujiazui area as workers started installing high-tech exterior glass walls onto Shanghai Tower, the city's future highest building and a new urban landmark.

The high-tech design of the glass walls is adopted for safety and saving energy, according to project manager Shanghai Chengtou Group.

The future landmark skyscraper will be 632 meters tall. The nearly 15 billion yuan (US$2.36) project is expected to be completed in 2014.

The city's tallest building currently is the Shanghai World Financial Center at 492 meters, completed in 2008 and also in Lujiazui.

Project engineers for the new building told local media yesterday it's the first time for the double-layer glass walls to be used for buildings taller than 350 meters.

The design means the building uses about 50 percent less energy on air conditioning compared to others with regular glass walls, they said.

"The biggest challenge in construction for the Shanghai Tower project is the glass walls," Kong Qingwei, general manager with Shanghai Chengtou, said yesterday regarding to the complexity in design and installation of the glass walls.

Besides the greener design, the glass walls also will be safer, the project engineers said.

Reports of glass walls falling in recent years have raised safety concerns about local high-rises.

A special glue is added into the double-layer glass walls to be installed on Shanghai Tower to prevent such accidents, the engineers said.

The powerful glue will ensure any broken glass pieces remain attached to the wall surface, according to the engineers.

The material adopted for the new building is more advanced than ordinary reinforced glass and features a close-to-zero "self-breaking" rate caused by conditions such as sharp temperature variances, according to the engineers.

The skyscraper is designed by US-based Gensler design and architectural firm.
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