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Old April 13th, 2013, 12:03 PM   #14481
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How many floors left to be built?
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Old April 13th, 2013, 12:16 PM   #14482
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Old April 13th, 2013, 01:41 PM   #14483
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13 or 14 floors ~
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Old April 13th, 2013, 05:20 PM   #14484
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Shanghai Tower now 500 meters
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Looming on the Shanghai skyline in Lujiazui, a soaring skyscraper rises among others, capturing the eyes of visitors from home and abroad.

The city's future landmark, Shanghai Tower, touched the mark of 500 meters yesterday and was edging closer to the top, according to the builders. The total height of the nearly 15 billion yuan project on completion in 2014 will be 632 meters - the tallest in the city.

With the main structure standing tall, workers are starting to add glass to the exterior, which reflected on the Lujiazui business hub in the Pudong New Area.

The foundation for the Shanghai Tower was laid in 2008 and is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

It will become operational the year after.

The city's current tallest building is the Shanghai World Financial Center, also in Lujiazui, which stands at 492 meters. It was completed in 2008.

"It will be a super-high building and it is also a green building," said Ge Qing, the chief engineer of the project. Ge said more than 20 small-scale gardens will be built inside the building.

Underground passages among the three tallest buildings - Shanghai Tower, Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center - will link the trio together and connect to Metro stations at a later date to facilitate traffic and business in the area.

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

"For us the biggest challenge now will be to put on the glass 'walls,"' said Gao Zhenfeng, the deputy chief engineer.

Gao said a three-dimensional model had to be built first to help with the installation.

None of the 20,000 pieces of glass wall will be the same, said Gao.

The skyscraper is designed by US-based Gensler Design and Architectural firm.

The tower, one of the city's largest single construction project in history, was not free of problems during the building process.

The underground pipelines reportedly cracked due to ground subsidence caused by construction last year, city work safety authorities said.

"But after the foundation and pit construction work finished, the problems were solved," Gao said.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 06:30 PM   #14485
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One floor per week? I thought it is faster
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Old April 13th, 2013, 06:57 PM   #14486
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Old April 13th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #14487
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That said, concrete technology today probably limits buildings to 2km, but nobody has the will to build one that would cost several billion and not much return on investment.
Thanks. 2,000m seems very high with current tech.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 03:16 AM   #14488
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The core will stop 3 floors after the 8th truss belt, not the 7th truss belt. There are 8 truss belts in all. The last truss belt you see in recent pictures is the 6th one, and the core openings for the 7th one are clearly visible in post #14464 in Big Dog's 3rd pictu

The purpose of the 3 floors above the 8th truss belt will serve for the 3 observation deck levels. Above that and and around it as well, the rest will be a steel structure to form the crown, that will contain the wind turbines.
^ do not open that post, I fell 4 it, if you click again (my computersaid) Dangerous page,, VIRUS beware.....So we got another whole section to go be4 the roof piece..For some reason I thought there were only 7 trusses.. That's good so were not close to the obs deck yet then.. And the core should rise another 20 stories or so correct? I should have known since they're barely above SWFC.. Thanks
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Old April 14th, 2013, 03:05 PM   #14489
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Old April 14th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #14490
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It's been a while since I made one of these.

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Old April 14th, 2013, 06:18 PM   #14491
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Old April 14th, 2013, 10:38 PM   #14492
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shanghai tower is amazing, I think she should taper to infinity
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Old April 15th, 2013, 12:59 AM   #14493
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Thanks. 2,000m seems very high with current tech.
It is probably the limit imposed by concrete technology, pumping, and composition. I'm not an authority on the subject, but that is what I have read.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 01:11 AM   #14494
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GORGEOUS! I need more!
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Old April 15th, 2013, 02:25 AM   #14495
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Old April 15th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #14496
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Old April 15th, 2013, 03:43 AM   #14497
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Incredible view, especially since it seems quite foggy at street level!
I think it's smog. The air in China cities is highly contaminated.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 04:01 AM   #14498
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Old April 15th, 2013, 04:15 AM   #14499
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The design is about 40 times better than that limp apology they're building in downtown Manhattan.
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Old April 15th, 2013, 06:54 AM   #14500
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Great update varghedin, shows exactly where the core, cladding and everything is, when completed, this will be #1 in my books, at first I was thinking "nothing" can beat SWFC in beauty,, but this, this is defintely worthy of being top skyscraper in the world,, Just seems like much better architectural work than the Burj, and this Observation deck is supposed to be taller than BK's, kinda leads me to wonder?? Just what is the top 1/3 of the Burj used for???
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