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Old November 29th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #1901
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Old November 29th, 2008, 04:43 AM   #1902
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very nice tower. amazing that its actually going to be built.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 06:31 AM   #1903
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the construction ceremonry will be held TODAY.

Cheers!
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Old November 29th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #1904
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Old November 29th, 2008, 07:47 AM   #1905
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What an incredible trio these three make.

Fantastic building.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #1906
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CONSTRUCTION OFFICIALLY STARTED TODAY, 29TH NOVEMBER 2008.
SO, MODERATOR, PLEASE CHANGE STATUS OF THE BUILDING FROM PROPOSED TO UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

More pictures of the ground-breaking ceremony, xinhuanet.com:
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A render by moyan808, xitek.com:
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Old November 29th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #1907
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Construction begins on China's tallest building

2008-11-29


Construction began in Shanghai Saturday on China's tallest building, a 632-meter skyscraper called the Shanghai Center.

The center will be taller than the other two most famous skyscrapers in Shanghai, the 420.5-meter-tall Jin Mao Tower completed in 1999 and the 492-meter-tall Shanghai World Financial Center finished in August this year, all located in the central financial district of Lujiazui.

The new building will be completed in 2014, costing more than 14.8 billion yuan (about $2.17 billion), according to the Shanghai Center Construction and Development Co Ltd.

"The Shanghai Center is expected to increase domestic demand and economic growth amid the worldwide financial crisis," said Kong Qingwei, board chairman of the company.

Designed by Gensler, an American firm, the new landmark will twist as it rises and be surrounded by an outer glass wall.

The design with the name of "Dragon" was chosen from many candidates in June. The tower will feature nine gardens between the main building and the glass wall. A public park will also be in the building.

In addition, the Shanghai Center will be a "24-hour financial center," said Gu Jianping, general manager of the construction company.

"Everyday there is a period of four hours when all stock markets in the world are closed, but the globalization of economy and finance requires financial institutions to work around the clock," he said.

"So a special floor for stock exchange will be allocated at the Shanghai Center to satisfy the demands of different financial institutions," he said.


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Old November 29th, 2008, 01:23 PM   #1908
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CONSTRUCTION OFFICIALLY STARTED TODAY, 29TH NOVEMBER 2008.
SO, MODERATOR, [U][B]PLEASE CHANGE STATUS OF THE BUILDING FROM PROPOSED
We will change the title when actual construction works start.
Hint: Digging a big hole isn't "construction"
They wont start the foundation works till mid 2009 I guess. The project will be properly under construction once they set the first beams.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #1909
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This is a trully stunning building. I think it may be the best 'hypertall' building in the world. Considering how many other 500m+ buildings are being planned or constructed now, that is no small feat. It's probably the most futuristic tower I've seen too. Shanghai will trully be like Blade Runner soon. Most futuristic city in the world.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #1910
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truly fantastic ..but I would say that the title should stay for this year like this..and next year we should change it
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Old November 29th, 2008, 03:41 PM   #1911
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Old November 29th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #1912
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truly fantastic ..but I would say that the title should stay for this year like this..and next year we should change it
You should change it when they will start work on fundations. Nothing more, nothing less. Which means - not now
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Old November 29th, 2008, 06:57 PM   #1913
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Damn, some awesome animations there!
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Old November 29th, 2008, 07:17 PM   #1914
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Jin Mao looks so dwarfed.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #1915
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Its as if Shanghai is doing 3 by 632m race to the sky, and each one passing on batons after their completion.
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Old November 29th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #1916
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Congratulations "Dragon"!!
I'm so happy....
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Old November 29th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #1917
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can we please move this to u/c now =)
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Old November 29th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #1918
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very nice tower indeed... not until now did i realize that the new china world financial tower dwarfs jin mao
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Old November 29th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #1919
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Hi all.

Well - I just added another to my closely watched list.

Fan%@&^ingtastic !!

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Old November 30th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #1920
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any pics of groundbreaking ceremony?
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