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Old December 29th, 2013, 03:41 AM   #17761
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why they are descending the structure and not just built it up?it takes longer
Good question - they've done it with all the other lower zones too. I think it is easier for them to go down from the upper truss belt than to try to build scaffolding upwards.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #17762
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Taken by me with my iPhone from the 87th floor of SWFC. As you can see they have already started the construction of the crown, i dont think it is visible from the ground level.

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Old December 29th, 2013, 06:12 PM   #17763
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great shot kix111! yes, it's probably quite difficult to see what's going on at the top when you stand on the ground.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 08:35 PM   #17764
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why they are descending the structure and not just built it up?it takes longer
The outer curtain wall is suspended between the belt trusses and is held in place via tension; it can only be built down.
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Old December 29th, 2013, 09:08 PM   #17765
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Old December 29th, 2013, 10:54 PM   #17766
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Old December 30th, 2013, 08:16 AM   #17767
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Old December 30th, 2013, 08:32 AM   #17768
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shanghai when night time looks like different planet...
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Old December 30th, 2013, 12:03 PM   #17769
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today - incredible height difference SWFC - Shanghai Tower
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Old December 30th, 2013, 12:04 PM   #17770
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Old December 30th, 2013, 07:37 PM   #17771
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Those picture were certainly not taken today/yesterday. There are still 3 cranes on the core.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 07:40 PM   #17772
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Old pics.
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Old December 30th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #17773
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Those are old pics..i dont know if u guys know or just trying to cheat us (:
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Old December 31st, 2013, 04:40 AM   #17774
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Those are old pics..i dont know if u guys know or just trying to cheat us (:
Only the images posted by Marioma are old.


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Old December 31st, 2013, 05:54 AM   #17775
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Very close to topping out! Nice pic!
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Old December 31st, 2013, 06:25 AM   #17776
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Cladding approaching 7th truss, crown being assembled, can't really tell what's going on, just a few floors after the 7th truss, no skeleton for the cladding. Anyone know what's the reasoning?

Forum's post, the 3rd is awesome, shows all four cloud peircer's1
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Old December 31st, 2013, 06:29 AM   #17777
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It is being constructed. The frame for the cladding is constructed from top to bottom.
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Old December 31st, 2013, 08:33 AM   #17778
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Amateur photographer Wei Genshen has taken advantage of his day job as a crane operator to take breathtaking photos of the city from high above the sprawling metropolis. Currently under construction is the Shanghai Tower in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. Upon its projected completion in 2014, the building will stand approximately 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and will have 121 stories, making it the second-tallest building in the world and the tallest structure of any kind in China. [Source]

Led by Chinese architect Jun Xia, Shanghai Tower was designed by American architectural firm Gensler, and takes the form of nine cylindrical buildings stacked atop each other. Shanghai, with a total population near 24 million, is the largest city in China and home to more than 20,000 buildings over 11 storeys.

According to the Daily Mail, the amazing series below recently earned Wei second prize in the Shanghai City Photography Competition.

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Old December 31st, 2013, 11:07 AM   #17779
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awesome! looking down on clouds and the city is priceless.
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Old December 31st, 2013, 11:23 AM   #17780
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speacles...
the best photo from the tallest tower in China now.
hows its feel when working from desk and see that panorama city everyday...
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