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Old November 25th, 2012, 03:55 PM   #2201
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Foster's proposal for South Bund (south of Indigo)

Buildings are 80m tall.

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Old November 26th, 2012, 07:23 AM   #2202
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Foster's proposal for South Bund (south of Indigo)

Buildings are 80m tall.
Is this near Foster's other project - the Bund International Financial Centre?
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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:12 AM   #2203
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Is this near Foster's other project - the Bund International Financial Centre?
Yes, it is directly next to it.

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red: Bund IFC
blue: this project
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Old November 26th, 2012, 07:26 PM   #2204
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nice idea, but boring buildings
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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #2205
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I guess supertall construction will slow down dramatically in Shanghai now then?

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High-rises, subways cause city subsidence
Nov 21, 2012
Shanghai Daily

SHANGHAI'S land has subsided by 29 centimeters in the past 40 years, becoming a major geological threat for a city with an average altitude of only 4 meters above sea level, city officials said yesterday.

Also, new approvals of such projects will be restricted, government officials have said.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 01:21 PM   #2206
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I guess supertall construction will slow down dramatically in Shanghai now then?
There is not much to slow down. Shanghai has no supertall boom like lots of other chinese cities.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 01:33 PM   #2207
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"The city's land sunk by 1.69 meters between 1921 and 1965. ... The sinking rate has slowed down since 2005, but it remains a major hazard for the city," said Gan Zhongze, a lawmaker on the measure's drafting panel.
This would indicate that the construction boom in Shanghai (starting in the 80s) isn't the real problem.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #2208
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Another Huangpu River tunnel is approved
27 November 2012
Shanghai Daily

THE Shanghai Development and Reform Commission has approved a river tunnel project that will link the city's northern Baoshan District with the eastern Pudong District to ease traffic pressure on the Outer Ring Road Tunnel, today's Shanghai Morning Post reported.

The new tunnel will be 8.7 kilometers long with three lanes in each direction. It will run from the intersection of the Suburban Loop Highway and Jiangyang Road in Baoshan District across the Huangpu River to the Pudong section of the Outer Ring Road.

Total cost of the tunnel was not mentioned in the report.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #2209
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There is not much to slow down. Shanghai has no supertall boom like lots of other chinese cities.
Sorry I was slightly unclear...I meant that it would be much more unlikely now for supertalls to be approved in Shanghai.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #2210
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This would indicate that the construction boom in Shanghai (starting in the 80s) isn't the real problem.
Well, Pudong started to rise in the 1990's, and construction slowed as plots filled up. Not surprised the subsistence problem started to slow after 2005.
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Old December 8th, 2012, 04:51 AM   #2211
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Workers work on the roof of the main building of Shanghai New York University (NYU Shanghai), in east China's Shanghai Municipality, Dec. 6, 2012. Being China's first Sino-U.S. university operating as an independent legal entity, the university will enroll about 300 students in the fall of 2013. (Xinhua/Xu Wanglin)



Photo taken on Dec. 6, 2012 shows the construction site of the main building of Shanghai New York University (NYU Shanghai), in east China's Shanghai Municipality. Being China's first Sino-U.S. university operating as an independent legal entity, the university will enroll about 300 students in the fall of 2013. (Xinhua/Xu Wanglin)



Workers work on the roof of the main building of Shanghai New York University (NYU Shanghai), in east China's Shanghai Municipality, Dec. 6, 2012. Being China's first Sino-U.S. university operating as an independent legal entity, the university will enroll about 300 students in the fall of 2013. (Xinhua/Xu Wanglin)
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Old December 12th, 2012, 02:27 PM   #2212
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At least 2 of 3 buried in building collapse die
Shanghai Daily
2012-12-11



A FOUR-STORY building undergoing renovation collapsed yesterday afternoon, killing a man and a woman, while a third person was still buried in the rubble late last night.

A dead man was found in the rubble about 6:30pm. By 11:30pm yesterday, a second victim found two hours earlier and rushed to the hospital had been declared dead.

Dozens of firefighters were searching for the third victim buried 3 to 5 meters down in the collapsed building at 1158 Chenhang Road.

Firefighters said it appeared the last victim had a slim chance to survive - the person had been buried deep in the rubble for many hours.

Eight people managed to escape the building before it fell, witnesses said.

Some of the survivors were among a construction team, while others may be tenants in the building, witnesses said.

The building collapsed about 2:30pm when the construction team was carrying out interior renovation of the building, which was used as a garment factory.

The building, of some 200 square meters, collapsed after a witness said he saw workers smashing walls on the fourth floor with hammers and drills.

"There was then a huge bang and in a flash, heavy smoke rose up and filled the air," the witness said.

"Some of the people inside managed to run or climb out, but some were trapped inside."

Firefighters rushed to the scene and found the three buried people were still alive at the time, according to their instruments. They said they were removing bricks with their hands, and a heavy forklift truck was on its way.

The collapse didn't damage a kindergarten next to it.

The building belonged to a garment company but was rented out after it closed. The work began about one month ago while tenants were still living in the building.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:28 PM   #2213
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Green space will grow
Shanghai Daily
2012-12-13

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SHANGHAI plans to create another 5,000 hectares of green space, which would achieve 13.5 square meters of green land for each person on average by the end of 2015, said Lu Yuexing, deputy director of the Shanghai Greenery Bureau, at a news conference yesterday.

Upcoming projects include the second phase of the Gucun Park, the second phase of the Binjiang Forest Park and the core public area of the future Disneyland Theme Park.

Also, tougher punishments will be enforced against those who damage public greenery facilities, Lu said.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 12:31 AM   #2214
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sinking shanghai sounds scary but tht will never stop them from being amazing...they will find the solution
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Old December 17th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #2215
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good news, green spaces improve the cities a lot
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Old December 18th, 2012, 11:18 PM   #2216
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Damn, Shanghai definitely does not need more green space. It already has a massive lawn in front of every skyscraper that has no purpose except to frustrate commuters, discourage lively ambiance and street level retail business. Green space is important but only if it is done properly (ie: have designated parks that don't interfere with access to buildings or prevent retail business). Indiscriminate green space between every building makes the whole city feel like one big suburb.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #2217
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The parks mentioned in the article are both pretty much in the outskirts of the city. Don't worry they're not gonna be a second Lujiazui Park.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:05 AM   #2218
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Damn, Shanghai definitely does not need more green space. It already has a massive lawn in front of every skyscraper that has no purpose except to frustrate commuters, discourage lively ambiance and street level retail business. Green space is important but only if it is done properly (ie: have designated parks that don't interfere with access to buildings or prevent retail business). Indiscriminate green space between every building makes the whole city feel like one big suburb.
Oh dear here we go again... anything that is not in my hood is bad. Spaciousness and accessibility despite dense population is one great attribute of most large cities in China. If you want cities that look like 'suburbs' you should not look for that in China but rather in North America.

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Old December 19th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #2219
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Don't even...China has suburbs as well...and Korea, Japan, etc.
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Technology to track quality of concrete
Shanghai Daily
Dec 18, 2012

SHANGHAI is introducing the RFID technology to better monitor concrete quality and assign responsibility should there be a problem with the building material.

Radio frequency identification technology has been widely used in product tracking systems, especially in the nation's food industry.

Such systems use tags in products with production information that can be scanned and viewed remotely.

"In Shanghai, RFID is used on samples of concrete, the main material for bridges and building, as a mandatory requirement," said Ji Jingqiu, secretary-general of the national RFID association. "The authority will immediately know who is the producer and whether it is the quality of concrete that caused an accident."

Building material quality has been questioned after the collapse of some bridges and other structures around the country.

The city used RFID technology during World Expo 2010 Shanghai to check food sources and investigate food poisoning reports, with good results.

The technology has been used in such products as dairy goods, pork and pharmaceuticals, officials said at the China RFID Technology Development International Conference in Shanghai yesterday.

"RFID technology has been used in over 300 enterprises in 31 provinces and autonomous regions. It is involved in 10 different fields like food safety, manufacturing and auto parts," Ji said. "The nation is working on a product tracking system, which will be put into place in one or two years."

RFID-based cell phone payment and bank cards are being developed, she said. RFID will also be used for tickets, payments and other systems at Disneyland in Shanghai.
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