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Old June 28th, 2009, 08:01 AM   #981
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Shanghai Starts Construction On Largest Gas-Fed Power Plant
19 June 2009

SHANGHAI (Dow Jones)--Construction started Thursday on the first phase of Shanghai's largest natural gas-fed power plant, the Shanghai municipal government said Friday on its Web site.

The first phase of the Lingang Gas Power Plant, comprising four units each with power generating capacity of 350,000 kilowatts, will be completed before the summer of 2011, and the first two of those units will come online within next year, it said.

The plant will eventually expand to a total of 14-16 of such gas-fired units, the report said.

Shanghai, an energy-thirsty but resource-scarce financial hub, is expected to see the opening in September of a large liquefied natural gas terminal that suffered an explosion in February.

The terminal, owned by the Shenergy Group and China National Offshore Oil Corp., is due to receive up to 3.03 million metric tons of LNG annually for 25 years under a term contract with Malaysia LNG Tiga Sdn Bhd., a unit of Petroliam Nasional Bhd., known as Petronas.

The city also has a smaller terminal in operation which has a storage capacity of 120,000 cubic meters.

Shanghai, which currently secures most of its gas supplies through the flagship West-East Gas Pipeline and gas output from the East China Sea, is striving to increase use of natural gas in response to calls by the central government to reduce pollution.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 08:37 AM   #982
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Rendering of SHKP's project at Huaihai Zhong Lu;

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Old June 29th, 2009, 02:17 PM   #983
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Shanghai authorities hold 9 people after apartment building tips over, order safety checks
29 June 2009

SHANGHAI (AP) - Shanghai authorities are holding nine people in an investigation into the collapse of a nearly finished 13-story apartment building, the government said Monday after the latest in a string of accidents that have plagued the country's construction boom.

The incident Saturday killed one worker and was an embarrassment for Shanghai's leaders as they prepare to showcase the city, one of China's wealthiest and most modern, during the 2010 World Expo.

Elsewhere, one man died after part of a bridge in northeastern China caved in early Monday, sending eight vehicles plunging into the river below.

One of 18 people rescued from the Hulan River in Tieli city died in the hospital, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing Li Qingsheng, vice mayor of Tieli in Heilongjiang province.

Tieli's mayor, Zhang Yang, told state-run China Central Television that the bridge -- built in 1973 and repaired in 1997 -- collapsed because of a truck overloaded with construction materials.

China's construction sector has long been plagued with quality problems. Thousands of students died when schools collapsed during last year's earthquake in Sichuan province, raising complaints from parents and others who accused builders of cutting corners to boost profits.

Collapsing bridges, highways and buildings in China have often been linked to endemic corruption, as officials and contractors skimp on construction materials or issue approvals without proper inspections. Such problems are more common in rural areas and inland provinces than in major cities like Shanghai, where controls usually are more rigorously enforced.

Shanghai issued a notice after Saturday's building collapse requiring safety checks at all construction projects in the city, with top officials warning of severe punishment for those responsible for the accident.

Reports on the city government's Web site said nine people -- employed by the real estate developer, the contractor and the supervisor for the project -- had been put "under appropriate control." The Web site also said that the developer's bank account had been frozen after people who had paid for the new apartments demanded their money back.

"The buyers' money is safe," the city's Minhang district said in a statement.

The building at the suburban Lotus Riverside complex toppled over almost intact, killing one worker. Initial investigations found it collapsed after workers dug underneath it to put in an underground garage. Earth removed from under the building and dumped in a nearby landfill also caused the bank of the river near the complex to collapse.

The Lotus Riverside is one of many middle-class apartment complexes in new suburban communities on the city's western outskirts. The building that fell was one of seven identical 13-story buildings facing a river lined by concrete dikes and walkways.

The city's Minhang district said in a statement that the money of people who had bought apartments was "safe." Units in the building had sold for 14,297 yuan (about $2,100) a square yard (meter), it said.

On Monday, backhoes were digging around the collapsed building, which was flat on the ground with the uprooted, muddy foundation posts sticking straight out. Police cordoned off access to the site.

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Associated Press researcher Xi Yue in Beijing contributed to this report.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 02:30 AM   #984
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SHANGHAI PUDONG KERRY CENTRE
SHANGHAI, CHINA

CLIENT : SHANGHAI PUDONG KERRY CITY PROPERTIES CO. LTD.

KPF’s design for the Shanghai Pudong Kerry Center serves a gateway to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, one of the largest convention facilities in the world. At the same time, it creates a mixed use center that acts as a magnet for commercial and civic life in the rapidly growing new district of Pudong. The site is anchored by a Metro station located across from the corner of Century Park, and thus has a prominent place in the layout of the city.

All three towers of the project are unified through the use of similar materials and patterns. The towers themselves are positioned in a zig-zag configuration which echoes the angles of the podium. This orientation is devised to optimize the views from these buildings towards the park, and ensures that the towers do not significantly block each others’ views. Seen from the direction of the Pearl tower, the project will resemble a folding screen.

One of the strong intentions of the architectural design is to avoid the phenomenon, now common in large mixed use projects of towers sitting on a massive base. By allowing outdoor space and natural light to come into the center of the project, one is encouraged to appreciate the synergies of an authentic urban experience. A variety of building facade textures and scales are combined in a kind of collage. The visitor will come away with the impression of a collection of buildings rather than a mega-structure. While the architectural vocabulary of the buildings is modern, the design seeks to evoke some of the more random street patterns of older parts of Shanghai.

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Mixed-use: Office, Residential, Hotel, Convention Center and Retail

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Total area: 3,400,000 GDF

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Client: Shanghai Pudong Kerry City Properties Co. Ltd.

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Old June 30th, 2009, 03:08 AM   #985
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Great update. This is a very big project!

Here's the location for those who wonder: http://sh.edushi.com/?oid=22195
It's definitely faaar out in Pudong.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 06:38 AM   #986
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seems not a steel structure.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 06:25 PM   #987
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SHK Project, by jerryang
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Old June 30th, 2009, 06:35 PM   #988
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The glass cladding is coming up. I noticed this the other day when walking past the site.
The tower actually looks quite tall!
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Old June 30th, 2009, 10:53 PM   #989
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That's pretty sick yeah. I'm wondering about the other similar apartments though; will they be taken down?
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Old July 1st, 2009, 08:10 AM   #990
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http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/...0News/2398163/
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Two Shanghai Airports Destined to Be Consolidated

Tue. June 30, 2009; Posted: 08:12 AM

SHANGHAI, Jun 30, 2009 (SinoCast Daily Business Beat via COMTEX)
Shanghai International Airport Co., Ltd. (SHSE: 600009) Chairman Yu Yanwu stressed at a meeting that Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Pudong International Airport were destined to be consolidated.

But it remains unknown when the two airports are to be integrated in the eastern metropolis of Shanghai, for it will be a long way to get everything done.

As early as December 2003, Shanghai International Airport and its parent Shanghai Airport Authority signed an agreement about asset swap, concerning the Hongqiao airport once under the wing of the listed company and the Pudong airport formerly under the aegis of the parent.

Moreover, they promised not to upgrade or expand the Hongqiao airport so as to increase its passenger handling capacity. However, the airport has had to expand its runways in a bid to widen its throughput, survive fierce competition, and make use of great opportunities.

The Expo 2010 Shanghai China is expected to drive up the air passenger throughput by 15 million, and it will also raise the demand for airfreight service, according to the chairman.

The Hongqiao airport will complete the ongoing expansion at the end of 2009 and accept first check, said Shanghai Airport Authority. The project includes the new western terminal, the second runway, the western cargo area and other supporting facilities.

The internal decoration and the installation of electronic and mechanical devices and equipment have already started by now. The new terminal has a total building area of 364,000 square meters, more than four times of that of the existing terminal in the east. The second runway is 3,300 meters long and 60 meters wide, just aside of the first runway. Three parallel sliding ways, 12 fast-exit sliding ways, and two vertical sliding ways will be completed at that time. Thirteen cargo parking bays, 14 maintenance parking bays, and 64 airliner parking bays will also be constructed in the airport.

Notably, Shanghai International Airport reported operating revenue of CNY 3.3507663 billion for 2008, up 7 percent year on year, and operating profit of CNY 1.0733971 billion, down 45 percent, previous reports said.

The net profit attributable to the parent declined 49 percent to CNY 859.7148 million, or CNY .045 per share. The steep decrease is ascribed to the soaring deprecation, operating cost and financial expenditures when the main body of the expanded section of the Pudong airport was completed and became operational.

The dropping return on the investment in the aviation fuel company of Pudong Airport also pulled down its net profit.

The airport dealt with 5,735 flights, served 28.2357 million passengers, and handled 2.6 million tons of cargos and mails in 2008.
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Old July 1st, 2009, 06:54 PM   #991
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Aren't they installing a massive transport hub at Hongqiao right now? This is going to significantly expand the airport and I would see no reason to close a brand new terminal and runway in the forseeable future (though I like consolidation, however, even Beijing is planning a 2nd airport).
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Old July 1st, 2009, 07:21 PM   #993
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Is it still going to be covered with glass. Because on the last photo one piece looks finished without the glass tunnel. Or are only parts of the skywalk fully covered with glass?
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I don't think it's glass but rather zig-zag steel beams mounted above the walkways. Maybe they're yet to be installed.
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By Tom Qian | 2009-7-2 | ONLINE EDITION

THE only tunnel linking Shanghai World Expo sites on both sides of the Huangpu River will open to traffic this month.

Two of the four planned lanes of the Xizhang South Road Tunnel will open first, according to Labor Daily report today. The tunnel is still being constructed but when it goes into service eight bus routes will use it after the Dapu Road Tunnel, which opened in 1970 on the upstream of the river, is closed for major repair works.

The Xizhang South Road Tunnel will be the first tunnel in Shanghai to have three ramps connecting central areas of the World Expo sites, two in Pudong and one in Puxi.

After the opening of 2010 World Expo on May 1, the tunnel will be used exclusively for Expo traffic and will be handling more than 60,000 visitors an hour.

The renovated four-lane Dapu Road Tunnel will reopen next year with double its current capacity.
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Old July 2nd, 2009, 08:56 PM   #996
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I was in Shanghai last weekend. The whole city is messier than before, full of construction sites of new roads, flyovers and subway stations. People who plan to visit Shanghai before World Expo might better wait for a couple of months.
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 07:21 AM   #997
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Great update. This is a very big project!

Here's the location for those who wonder: http://sh.edushi.com/?oid=22195
It's definitely faaar out in Pudong.
i can do daily updates on this project, i can see it right now outside my apartment
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Hehe, the you live really close to a friend of mine. She can also see the place from here house (Hua Mu Lu).
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I was in Shanghai last weekend. The whole city is messier than before, full of construction sites of new roads, flyovers and subway stations. People who plan to visit Shanghai before World Expo might better wait for a couple of months.
thanks for information.
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Hehe, the you live really close to a friend of mine. She can also see the place from here house (Hua Mu Lu).
haha yes i live on jing xiu road~ i believe most people who live around century park can see this project
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