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Old December 29th, 2012, 03:46 AM   #13221
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thanks to my friend, he stayed in park hyatt

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Old December 29th, 2012, 03:53 AM   #13222
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Just wow..

I wish I can visit this building one day and see everything for myself. Well...


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Soon-tallest tower two-thirds to its top

Shanghai Daily | By Zha Minjie | 2012-12-28

SHANGHAI Tower which will be China's tallest building when completed in 2014 has climbed to about 425 meters in the Lujiazui business area. It will ultimately reach 632 meters becoming an instant city landmark.

The building saw the completion yesterday of the 90th floor of its main structure.

Construction is on schedule with a new story completed every seven days builders said. Shanghai Tower will have about 210,000 square meters of office space and 50,000 square meters area for commercial functions.

The excavation for the building was the biggest underground pit ever built in Shanghai - underground levels are about the size of 3.2 soccer fields. Unlike many other towers in Lujiazui the future tallest building in China will rent not sell space.

The city's investment in big government construction projects this year including the Shanghai Tower was 120 billion yuan (US$19.2 billion) construction officials said.

Source: http://www.shanghaidaily.com/nsp/Met...o%2Bits%2Btop/
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Old December 29th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #13223
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So next week ( that's next year too they start with the 6th truss belt.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 04:33 AM   #13224
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The hardest one because the absence of corner columns.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 04:46 AM   #13225
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I would like to see a photo picturing the pouring of the supercolumns at that height...
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Old December 29th, 2012, 05:37 AM   #13226
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I see in that latest pic that the core has been reconfigured and is now smaller. Does it get smaller again before it reaches its top?
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Old December 29th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #13227
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The speed is incredible,, by the time they top out.. 1WTC will (maybe) have a new row of windows on the mechanical floors, and a very heated fight between Burger King and Mcdonalds, and shake and steak on who'll who'll have the tallest fast food garbage in the Country. Not World, probably not even Country by then,,, sorryy FRUSTRATED with 1WTC. By the way great photos of this tower, gonna be the baddest Supertall or Megatall to date.. By the way is there an official definition between Supertall ,and Mega?
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Old December 29th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #13228
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One floor every 7 days, i was right when i said it isn't the fastest construction.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #13229
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Well, if the higher it goes, the thinner it's going to get. Doesn't the time to complete of each floor get faster pace when it gets toward top?
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Old December 29th, 2012, 12:47 PM   #13230
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Probably barely. It takes more and more time to get materials and crew to the top while the tower grows taller.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #13231
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Me too, but they say the tower will be opened 31.12.14, itīs a pity because noone wantīs to travel on January, when itīs cold. If it had been opened just 2 months sooner, we should see it yet in 2014 and in 2015 bee dreaming of Pingan
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Old December 29th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #13232
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Thanks a lot Kix111 , great posts as usual.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 02:22 PM   #13233
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this has gotten really tall
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Old December 29th, 2012, 04:20 PM   #13234
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the most stunning structure in the world!hard to beat!
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Old December 29th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #13235
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Nothing so much different from other similar skyscrapers, under a structural point of view. A massive core, 8 supercolumns all around it, truss belts each 'n' floors and so on.
Just for instance, Ping'an and Seoul Lotte Tower are quite similar, by this regard.
But the real genius's strike, here, is the shape and the double layered cladding.
Also, Gensler has got the goal to create a spiraling shape that's totally different from the one any of us could have imagined ever.
Personally, among all the other supertalls actually U/C, or even only planned or envisioned, I can't remember another one that's fascinating and engaging like this.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #13236
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The shape is very nice but I wouldn't be as excited by it as that. We have seen a lot of spiraling towers in the last decade or so, like the twisting box in Dubai, it seems to be just a case of jumping on the bandwagon. I think that the Pinnacle in London, if it ever gets built in its current envisaged form, would be the most beautiful of all the twisting towers in the world, rather than this.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #13237
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It's basically a matter of tastes, of course. The Pinnacle also features an amazing design, but ST is more original and unique, IMHO.
About Dubai rotating tower (if you're referring to that one), there's no doubt it's a technological jewel, but nothing original under a visual/architectonic point of view ...... it's just a bunch of rotating overlapped boxes which may also look eye-candy due to its continuously changing shape, but the parts of which is made aren't displaying any original feature.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:24 PM   #13238
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I would't call this an twisting tower, actually only the notches in the truss belts turns a few degrees, and the the tower is not a perfect circle what gives the tower an appearence of a twist. I think for instance the Infinity Tower in Dubai is a twisting tower. But that's just my opinion, still a gorgeous tower.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:26 PM   #13239
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The shape is very nice but I wouldn't be as excited by it as that. We have seen a lot of spiraling towers in the last decade or so, like the twisting box in Dubai, it seems to be just a case of jumping on the bandwagon. I think that the Pinnacle in London, if it ever gets built in its current envisaged form, would be the most beautiful of all the twisting towers in the world, rather than this.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 07:27 PM   #13240
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My favorite skyscraper is ST. Itīs more massive than Pingan for example, Lotte tower isnīs megatall, just supertall (lol). Only Burj Klalifa is higher structure than ST, but the design of BK I rate as 4/10, ST 10/10. In case of BK design, you can see the extreme effort to built as tall structure as possible, that looks like one big spire to me, maybe ST is more massive
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