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Old December 7th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #13001
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Could it be possible that it's there for large equipment such as air handlers to be hoisted into position? Items that are too large for the elevator shaft.
It's always the possibility, although there is no loading platform sticking out of the hole, besides I would imagine they would have installed all largest equipment before the cladding. But I'm just guessing here out of blue, would be nice to hear some confirmation from the people involved in the project. And we know some of them are active in this thread.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 01:37 AM   #13002
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Pretty much this. There are many more bureaucratic checks in North American construction
Not sure about USA but i think China is pretty bureaucratic, freakin gotta sign 10 pieces of documents just purchase a prepaid sim card there.

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Thanks for the up-to-date pictures kix111 !

Just in case you don't know, using a polarizing filter (circular) in daylight conditions will improve the image quality significantly ( especially for ST ).
You are welcome, not sure if i should take that a a compliment, those photos are taken from my iPhone
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Old December 8th, 2012, 05:49 AM   #13003
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I'm so jealous of kix and lowai, you guys get to awaken every day, step out and see the best bldg on the planet, in progress... Just jealous as hell.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 06:56 AM   #13004
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are they going to documentary it on megastructure?the most beautiful structure ever build!love it!
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Old December 8th, 2012, 08:14 AM   #13005
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Not sure about USA but i think China is pretty bureaucratic, freakin gotta sign 10 pieces of documents just purchase a prepaid sim card there.



You are welcome, not sure if i should take that a a compliment, those photos are taken from my iPhone
Aha, you went to China Mobile office didn't you? I just walk to a newsstand and ask for a Easyown SIM and it takes me a minute. 70 yuan for a 50 yuan prepaid SIM with a new number. BTW, keep the photos coming!
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Old December 8th, 2012, 07:41 PM   #13006
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Old December 8th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #13007
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They gotta do something about the aliasing.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 01:00 AM   #13008
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The cladding here will be finished before 1WTC lol
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Old December 9th, 2012, 01:22 AM   #13009
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So much aliasing in those pics
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Old December 9th, 2012, 03:00 AM   #13010
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Old December 9th, 2012, 04:04 AM   #13011
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Some random shots from Saturday


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Old December 9th, 2012, 06:03 AM   #13012
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Nice shots as always lowai,, what do you fellas Nordschlief and windowsoftheworld, mean by "too much aliasing" going on?
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Old December 9th, 2012, 06:14 AM   #13013
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This tower's speed is just incredible. Normally, I don't waste time posting posts like this, but the speed at which this thing is rising/being clad is just insane.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 07:10 AM   #13014
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Nice shots as always lowai,, what do you fellas Nordschlief and windowsoftheworld, mean by "too much aliasing" going on?
They were talking about the pics posted by hkskyline. Aliasing describes the step-like edges that diagonal or rounded lines take on in digital images.
Just look again at those photos and you'll know.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 08:01 AM   #13015
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What about small islands
I think those lights in the water is just software errors when doing composition
of pictures. From the angle of the view, the pictures were shot from a low to medium
altitude satellite. So it is not just one picture shot at one moment.
The sea of Japan is quite deep and it does not have many islands.

If one looks at the lighted area around Jizhou island south of South Korea,
there is even a straight line in the water hundreds of km long. It can not be
man made, otherwise we (skyscraper fans) would know it already.

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Old December 9th, 2012, 08:10 AM   #13016
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NASA has a video talking about this, they are fishing boats.



http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011100/a011157/

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Old December 9th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #13017
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Old December 10th, 2012, 12:45 AM   #13018
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I've never seen cladding going this fast. I think it's now already 120m high.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 03:23 AM   #13019
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NASA has a video talking about this, they are fishing boats.



http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011100/a011157/
Thanks for the video. I agree that some are fishing boats ,but I am still a little doubtful that all these are fishing boats.
Some of the lighted regions in the waters near South Korea are as bright as dense urban
areas. It would need incredible number of boats to make that happen. Also near Chinese
coast there is nothing like that while we all know that China has some number of fishing boats. I also noticed that regions with shallow water in the picture has lighter color. Since this is a night shot, it can not be natural. The picture is a composite.

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Old December 10th, 2012, 04:26 AM   #13020
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This article give some answers to the lights in the yellow sea: http://blog.skytruth.org/2012/12/fis...satellite.html
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