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Old August 20th, 2012, 09:59 AM   #11801
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Yeah, usually I don't like to use this kind of language, but I think there is no better word to describe this: "The facade is SICK!!!"

Way too awesome and out of this world !!
And the progress is like lightning fast
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Old August 20th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #11802
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This Tower sure is rising fast. It seems so complex!
I wanted to visit Shanghai in 2013 but I better postpone my trip.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 12:32 PM   #11803
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wonderful cladding!
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Old August 20th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #11804
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Some more big stuff going in

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Oh, sweet. They're finally installing the... uh..

Bow-tie?
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Old August 20th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #11805
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oh my titties. i can't believe how fast they are installing the cladding! it looks awesome.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #11806
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OMFG! Imagine that cladding on the whole tower...
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Old August 20th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #11807
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just wait a while and we wont have to imagine.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #11808
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Just a question, how is the glass staying up, can you look directy out of those windows, because they look somewhat distant between the structure itself and the facade.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 04:01 AM   #11809
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Just a question, how is the glass staying up, can you look directy out of those windows, because they look somewhat distant between the structure itself and the facade.
The glass is staying up via the facade superstructure being made (aka, all the white steel around the superstructure of the tower itself) It is like any other tower, you just connect the fix the glass to the white structure and it stays there (I don't really know how to explain it)

You will be abke to see the inside portion of the building when the cladding is complete though because the cladding going up now is very transparent see through cladding.

On another note that glass look amazing! And it is going up at an amazing speed, can't wait till the glass reaches the 2nd truss belt though so we can really get a sense of the rotation of the tower.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 07:16 AM   #11810
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vectotalenzes, incredible pics of the cladding,, looks just Incredible,, I know it will take thousands of these window, or tens of thousands,, but my God they look great.. This will be the best Scraper on the Planet, although not as tall as Burj,, Just much nicer and better Though out.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 07:59 AM   #11811
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Awesome pics. I can see the building from my office, but I can only see the top. Who woudl have thought they would do the outside glass before the inside glass.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 10:50 AM   #11812
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Seems like a race between support structure of the curtain wall coming down vs cladding going up!
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Old August 21st, 2012, 11:33 AM   #11813
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I somehow don't like Shanghai's skyscrapers but the more I look at them and the density and the fast pace the city is developping, the more I start to appreciate that.

It looks amazing!
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Old August 21st, 2012, 11:51 AM   #11814
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Seems like a race between support structure of the curtain wall coming down vs cladding going up!
Yes, i think think so! The mirror setting, cladding, and the core structure are working in competing process.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 05:56 PM   #11815
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I somehow don't like Shanghai's skyscrapers but the more I look at them and the density and the fast pace the city is developping, the more I start to appreciate that.

It looks amazing!
Really? There are a few random buildings that look odd, but overall I think Shanghai's scraper cluster looks fantastic.
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Old August 21st, 2012, 06:55 PM   #11816
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Really? There are a few random buildings that look odd, but overall I think Shanghai's scraper cluster looks fantastic.
same reason made me like it since shortly! also due to a very exclusive video that I have seen on Shanghai and the way its skyline is shown... it is jaw dropping really
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Old August 21st, 2012, 06:57 PM   #11817
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and if you want to see more of China and fall in love, watch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPfoxBhLLuk
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Old August 21st, 2012, 07:39 PM   #11818
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The glass looks beautiful. Anybody know when it should be topped off?
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Old August 21st, 2012, 10:42 PM   #11819
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Awesome pics. I can see the building from my office, but I can only see the top. Who woudl have thought they would do the outside glass before the inside glass.
when you're doing the cladding from the inside, like they do on most buildings, then it's the only way to do it
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Old August 21st, 2012, 10:49 PM   #11820
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z0rg, you've updates over 3 pages of chinese skyscrapers in the high-rise section. Incredible! You're the update-king
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