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Old December 31st, 2012, 09:12 PM   #13281
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I don't know if is more stunning ST or the astonishing needlework of JinMao.

For all of you celebrating the New Year tonight ....... my best wishes.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 09:26 PM   #13282
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awesome pics
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Old December 31st, 2012, 09:31 PM   #13283
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Very nice pcs, thank you
(ps. happy New Year to all Shanghai Tower fans)
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Old December 31st, 2012, 11:18 PM   #13284
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Ok, my prediction for this tower being topped out by the end of the year was incorrect
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Old December 31st, 2012, 11:32 PM   #13285
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Ive always wondered why the individual glass panes are vertical on the outer cladding, it makes it look jagged like a staircase. Does anyone know why they designed it like this? I think it might be for structural reasons because a smooth cladding would look much better.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 11:42 PM   #13286
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Architectural experimenting?
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Old January 1st, 2013, 12:55 AM   #13287
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Ive always wondered why the individual glass panes are vertical on the outer cladding, it makes it look jagged like a staircase. Does anyone know why they designed it like this? I think it might be for structural reasons because a smooth cladding would look much better.
If I recall correctly, the geometries involved with a continuous curve and rectangular panels would have required curved glass, which would have been technically ambitious and completely unaffordable.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 04:12 AM   #13288
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BY 转角处的杨树


Stunning surreal para physical deliciousness.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 04:41 AM   #13289
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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/surreal?s=t


Bam. Surreal can describe something that has dreamlike quality.
Stop being so mean, you meanieheads!



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Ive always wondered why the individual glass panes are vertical on the outer cladding
The reason is because of light reflection; Gensler figured out that that smooth panes, although I agree would look a lot prettier, would reflect way too much sunlight into pedestrians' eyes as described briefly in this PDF (page 9, specifically).

http://www.gensler.com/uploads/docum...12_22_2010.pdf

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Old January 1st, 2013, 04:39 PM   #13290
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The reason is because of light reflection; Gensler figured out that that smooth panes, although I agree would look a lot prettier, would reflect way too much sunlight into pedestrians' eyes as described briefly in this PDF (page 9, specifically).

http://www.gensler.com/uploads/docum...12_22_2010.pdf
Looks like I was wrong. Good to know
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Old January 1st, 2013, 06:13 PM   #13291
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Supertall >300m
Megatall >600m
Source: http://www.ctbuh.org/TallBuildings/H...S/Default.aspx
Thank you US has not even a plan for an 1800 footer,, so Thanx for clearing that up.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 06:16 PM   #13292
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I find this point of view to be quite impressive.......

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Old January 1st, 2013, 11:49 PM   #13293
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That view from Jin Mao is awesome indeed.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 01:46 AM   #13294
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I find this point of view to be quite impressive.......

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looks like your standing on the edge...scary lol. great angle however, first picture im seeing from this angle
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 03:00 AM   #13295
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The picture was taken from inside the building but it was zoomed into.

Great update, too. Im pretty sure each section is 14 floors, so there are 2 more floors to the truss belt and the core is 8 floors up the sixth section.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 03:09 AM   #13296
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Actually it changes from 13 to something around 16.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 03:26 AM   #13297
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how do they get the cranes down once their finish
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 03:40 AM   #13298
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Actually it changes from 13 to something around 16.
14 up to the higher office section (the one currently U/C), 15 for both the upper sections (hotel floors).
The sequence (bottom to top) is 12-13-13-14-14-15-15.
Anyway, it's right, 2 floors left to the 6th truss belt.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 03:53 AM   #13299
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Awesome shots! Keep 'em coming.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 04:31 AM   #13300
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