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Old February 2nd, 2012, 06:49 PM   #1981
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Oh no, the Shanghai Tower is placed right next to a T-shaped crossing!
But it's not an "apartment, hospital, school, kindergarten and nursing home structure".
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 06:25 AM   #1982
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The Shanghai Tower is actually used for offices and a hotel.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #1983
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Tong Shan Jie
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The Tong Shan Jie project is one of the first international quality developments in the Huangpu River Complex district of Pudong. Pellli Clarke Pelli Architects’ design is intended to be recognizable in the city and around the world and to embody the promise of the region.

The design calls for a family of distinctive residential buildings – point towers instead of the usual slabs – arranged around a figural open space. This composition of slender, gently curved towers gives this mixed-use complex a recognizable silhouette and allows for light-filled, airy homes. The design looks both outward and inward, responding to the city at large as well as residents.

The site is located one block south of the Huangpu River, east of the Pudong central business district. The design balances views of the river to the north, while admitting sunlight from the south. The three-sided curved tower plan maximizes southern exposure while offering a variety of views from each unit. This curved form also maximizes privacy because no facades face each other directly.

This project is designed to both inspire and accommodate future growth in the Huangpu River Complex. At present, a mix of low-rise commercial and residential buildings surrounds our site. In anticipation of the redevelopment of the waterfront, the most public functions are located to the eastern edge of the site, closest to the future subway and ferry. The hotel and retail components of the program create an urban edge to the east of the site, while the central garden creates an oasis.

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Old February 6th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #1984
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Old February 6th, 2012, 06:19 AM   #1985
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I didn't realise there was a 100m height restriction on residentials...
Somewhere dense and with a huge and growing population like Shanghai would be the idea candidate for the the Worlds Tallest Residential, or at least a supertall residential!
100 meter has something to do with high rise rsidential fire prevention and safety .this allow fire track ladder easier to reach.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 11:28 AM   #1986
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Those Pelli buildings look nice on the inside, but the exteriors are rather bland.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #1987
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Shikumen restoration condemned as 'fake'
Shanghai Daily
Feb 6, 2012

GOVERNMENT-BACKED restoration of Shanghai's biggest shikumen neighborhood has been dismissed as "reconstruction" by critics.

Locals have raised questions over the authenticity of the work, while an architectural professional branded the renovated buildings "fakes".

Built in the 1930s, the one-time 25,000-square-meter Jianyeli neighborhood sits on Jianguo Road in Xuhui District.

Shikumen - stone gate - communities are a distinctive 19th and 20th century Shanghai architectural style. Townhouse buildings combine elements from Western architecture with traditional Chinese features.

The Jianyeli lane, with its stone gates and laohuchuang - dormer windows - typifies traditional old-time local housing. It was granted heritage protection in 1994.

About 3,000 residents and some businesses were relocated from the 260 original apartments which had been suffering structural problems, such as rot, as well as over-crowding.

The government-funded restoration and redevelopment project began in 2008. Officials promised the project would see the historic buildings structurally strengthened and their original look restored.

But as restoration now takes shape, readying the project for commercial redevelopment, criticism has emerged.

Members of the public claimed that buildings were simply torn down for "reconstruction."

A news report by local TV station broadcast yesterday said its investigation showed most of the original buildings were razed and replaced.

A clip showed underground car parks and elevators in the restored lane.

"Obliterating historic structures and building new ones does not constitute preservation," said a nearby resident.

Wang Weiqiang, an architectural and urban planning professor with Tongji University, told the television crew that "the project is like having historic heritage demolished and then building a fake."

But a district government insider told Shanghai Daily that many original materials - including 40,000 pieces of brickwork - had been used in the new structures.

Other features, such as window frames, were too rotten to be salvaged, said the insider.

The Jianyeli redevelopment project is led by the state-owned Xufang Group. It will reportedly cost 800 million yuan (US$126 million).

It is planned the area will be a commercial and leisure center, modeled on Xintiandi.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:43 AM   #1988
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I visited this building on the weekend to watch a movie. The shopping mall part is not fully opened yet (2 restaurants and a movie theatre opened). The hotel and exhibition hall were full operational.

Photos I took on weekend,

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"opening soon" store signs, the interiors are all completed, I guess they will open in one month.











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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:52 AM   #1989
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Old February 8th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #1990
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Oh, where is this located? How could I've missed this!
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Old February 8th, 2012, 01:14 PM   #1991
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Nice! And just around my brother's house. I have missed it too so far. He lives close to Century Park station!
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Old February 16th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #1992
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I passed by this building on Monday. It's almost completed. I guess subway (line 10) connection will be opened as well soon.



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Gubei International Forune Center (Phase II)

30-floor, offices+hotel+shopping center
area: 60k sqm; Cost: 1.3 billion yuan
Project completion: 2011
Shopping mall opening: 2012
Location: Gubei, on subway line 10 Yili Road station



B1 - 7th floor: Takashimaya Shopping Center





This project site is near my office. Below construction pics are taken by me this morning.








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Old February 17th, 2012, 02:08 AM   #1993
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I passed by this building on Monday. It's almost completed. I guess subway (line 10) connection will be opened as well soon.

How close is this to the Hongqiao development zone?
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Old February 17th, 2012, 03:09 AM   #1994
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Shanghai has a lot of fantastic project!
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Old February 17th, 2012, 04:21 AM   #1995
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How close is this to the Hongqiao development zone?
It's right in the Hongqiao development zone, connecting with subway line 10's Yili Road station.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #1996
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Is city's Lujiazui area cracking up?
Shanghai Daily
2012-2-17



A CRACK up to 10 meters long on a main road in Lujiazui sparked safety concerns in the skyscraper area yesterday after pictures were posted online.

The crack was spotted at an exit of the Shanghai World Financial Center opposite the under-construction Shanghai Tower.

"It has been here for a while," a member of staff at a hotel in the financial zone told Shanghai Daily.

However, the company that is building the Shanghai Tower said the crack was normal subsidence during the construction of the tower's foundation ditch, which is "under control."

So far the underground structure of the building has been finished and the element that caused the subsidence should be gone, the company said last night via the Shanghai government's official microblog account.

Repairs should be started soon once the rainy weather improves, the company said.

Construction of the Shanghai Tower, which will be the tallest building in China by 2014, has been strictly monitored since the beginning, and this would not end despite the completion of the foundation, the company added.

The Lujiazui area, which is now experiencing massive construction both above and beneath the ground, has long been at the center of debate over whether construction work could lead to subsidence problems.

Below ground, five underground passages and a transit hall are being built to connect the skyscrapers and Metro stations.

Above ground, the Shanghai Tower has reached a height of more than 200 meters of its intended 632 meters.

Experts said that the loose earth structure in Shanghai and improper construction methods were very likely to trigger subsidence, especially uneven subsidence, which is more dangerous.

Xu Liping, general engineer of Shanghai Geotechnical Investigations & Design Institute, said: "The soil in Shanghai is soft and the construction around or under is likely to cause cracks in certain places."

But Xu said that determining the cause of the current crack could be a complicated process that not only required the involvement of relevant parties around the crack but a calculation of the influence of the construction work as well.

Shanghai is taking active steps to tackle its subsidence problem.

One way that has proved effective is to pump back groundwater drained during construction.

Cracks and cave-ins, caused by subsidence, have frequently made headlines in the city.

In October last year, a large piece of the road surface at a busy intersection collapsed in downtown Zhabei District.

Local urban maintenance department officials said loose sand and earth beneath was to blame.

Vice Mayor Zhang Xuebing has told local lawmakers the city is controlling the number of projects, with no more than 10 percent of roads affected by construction at any one time.
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Pudong adds 4 roads to connect with former Nanhui
Shanghai Daily
2012-2-17

FOUR artery roads connecting the north and south of Pudong New Area have been built to benefit commuters and local development, officials announced today.

After Nanhui District was incorporated into Pudong in 2009, urban planners decided to build eight roads connecting the former Nanhui District with Pudong.

The new roads total 60 kilometers and will cost 9 billion yuan (US$1.4 billion). About 82 percent of the road construction has been finished and the remaining four roads will be opened to traffic by the end of next year.

Due to historical reason, Pudong and Nanhui are not well connected. There are many dead-end roads near the border of two former neighbors. After the merger, Pudong wanted to connect the dead-end roads for faster development in Nanhui that lies in the south.

About 2,000 households and 450 enterprises need to be relocated to make way for the new roads. But a new regulation issued by the State Council to ban forced demolition delayed the road construction, said Jiang Aifeng, deputy director of the Pudong New Area Construction and Transportation Commission.

It takes more time nowadays to relocate people and make land ready for construction, said Jiang, adding that construction authorities will strive to ensure the remaining four roads are open to traffic by the end of 2013.
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City facing 2GW power shortfall
2012-2-18
Shanghai Daily

SHANGHAI faces a power shortage of up to 2 gigawatts this summer - about 7 percent of its peak demand, government officials said, as the city works on securing more supplies from other regions.

The maximum power load is expected to reach 28.5GW-29GW during summer, when sweltering residents crank up their air conditioning.

This would be up 11 percent on last year, Zhou Minhao, deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology, said yesterday.

The supply capacity is 28GW, including 8.7GW from other regions. That means a supply gap of 1.5GW-2GW, as 1GW of capacity is usually held back for emergency use, Zhou told a government work conference.

Zhou said the city government is negotiating with State Grid Corp of China to secure additional supplies from the Xiangjiaba hydropower station in southwestern China and the Qinshan nuclear power station in neighboring Zhejiang Province for the peak season.

He also told Shenergy Co and Shanghai Electric Power Co to make sure a new 400-megawatt generation unit at their Lingang power plant in Pudong can begin commercial operations in the current quarter. One gigawatt is 1,000 megawatts.

Among other efforts, the city will step up maintenance on its existing power plants in the spring to ensure they can function reliably in the summer, Zhou added.

And key energy users, such as industrial companies, have been told to strengthen captive power-generation capacity.

Shanghai has been relying on out-of-town generation for about one third of its power supply in recent years due to land and resource constraints.

Though the city's power growth is moderating as a result of a slowing economy, Shanghai's power need remains big and rising in the long run, said Vice Mayor Ai Baojun, who is in charge of the industrial sector.

"One thing you should know is that per-capita electricity consumption in Shanghai is only what it was in Tokyo 10 years ago," Ai said.
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Reason for 10-meter crack in Lujiazui 'eliminated'
Shanghai Daily
2012-2-22

THE crack that split a road in Shanghai's Lujiazui area, to the alarm of passers-by, is expected to be fixed by next month.

The reason for the subsidence near the under-construction Shanghai Tower "has been eliminated as the underground structure construction has been finished," underground structure expert Sun Jun told Xinhua news agency.

"Considering the current situation, it will not affect the safety of nearby high-rises and pipelines beneath the ground," Sun added. Sun said subsidence during construction was a "normal phenomenon."

The 10-meter-long crack, which made headlines last week after photographs were posted online, first appeared in December last year.

The Shanghai government said the crack was the result of "subsidence during foundation ditch construction of the Shanghai Tower."

The tower, set to become the tallest building in China by 2014, will be 632 meters high upon completion.

City authorities said they would be carrying out inspections on the surrounding area and pipelines to ensure safety.

"The situation is under control," said Pei Xiao, an official with Shanghai's construction and traffic commission.

Gu Guorong, a professor with Shanghai Geotechnical Investigations & Design Institute, said subsidence could hardly be avoided when building high-rises on the soft soil structure in Shanghai but it was within limits.

Subsidence takes place when underground water is pumped out when carrying out foundation ditch construction, Gu said. It gradually stops as the water is pumped back afterward.

Many other cities are seeing the same situation as the pace of construction quickens. In a plan drawn up by more than 10 state ministries to deal with subsidence in China, it is said that more than 50 cities are experiencing the problem.

"The places which suffer the most severe subsidence problem are the Yangtze River Delta region, the North China Plain area and the Fenwei basin area," officials said.

About 46 percent, or about 64,000 square kilometers, of the North China Plain is said to have seen subsidence of more than 200 millimeters over the past few years.

Guan Fengjun, an official with the Land and Resources Ministry, told China Central Television that a monitoring network would be set up by 2015 at the key areas.

By 2020 the tendency of subsidence to get worse is expected to have been curbed, Guan said.

Wei Zixin, a Shanghai Geotechnical Investigations researcher, said one of the most effective ways of curbing subsidence was to pump back groundwater drained during construction and the city had been doing that for a number of years now.
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I really, really hope the government is honest on this one... I would hate to see construction being stopped on the Shanghai Tower because of unforeseen problems.
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