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Old March 23rd, 2010, 03:32 PM   #1361
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this building counts about 35 storey, no marks on google earth, i dont know it's name either.
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 04:35 PM   #1362
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161m / 35fl. Don't know the name though.

Check it on our maps here: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...dd804e017e5772
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Old March 24th, 2010, 02:14 AM   #1363
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Hey all, does anyone know what's happening to the 550m world trade center?
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Old April 6th, 2010, 08:53 PM   #1364
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UK Pavilion is nearing completion as most of the other EXPO pavilions. And its as über-cool as in the renderings!



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Old April 6th, 2010, 11:31 PM   #1365
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Check the expo thread for numerous pics.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 01:49 AM   #1366
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a lot of good pics there, but as small as your avatar!
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Old April 10th, 2010, 02:28 AM   #1367
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Finally a formal proposal for the huge plot next to Norman Foster's Tower. 4x180m. From Murphy/Jahn Archs website. Developer: Suning Real Estate.








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Old April 10th, 2010, 02:29 AM   #1368
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Old April 10th, 2010, 07:24 PM   #1369
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Dusting off Putuo industrial gems along Suzhou Creek
30 March 2010
Shanghai Daily

SHANGHAI'S industrial heritage lies along the banks of Suzhou Creek in Putuo District, once a busy shipping center.

The district attracted capitalists from China and abroad who opened factories along the river artery that has witnessed the city's ups and downs for centuries.

The big-name factories include the Shanghai Mint (still producing 1-yuan coins), Chunghwa Book Co's printing house, Foh Sing Flour Mill No. 3, Kiangsu Chemical Works and Tianli Nitrogen Products.

Textile-weaving, sugar-making, brewing and match-making factories were also located there.

During the third national survey of cultural heritage, 17 additional sites were newly identified in Putuo District. Many are run-down and weather-beaten, situated in small lanes and overshadowed by tall buildings. Quite a few have been renovated and turned into museums, art and design space and private clubs.

"These industrial sites are precious to Putuo District," says Zhong Jingwei, a researcher with the Putuo District Cultural Bureau. "They reflect the district's historic importance to Shanghai."

Huangpu District is famed for its old banks built in the 1930s; Luwan and Jing'an districts have numerous old shikumen (stone-gated) buildings; Xuhui District has lots of garden villas.

"But Putuo District is left with many industrial heritage buildings that are unique," says Zhong.

Located at 17 Guangfu Road W., the Shanghai Mint was built in 1922 in the neo-classical style of the Philadelphia Mint in the United States. It features giant Ionic columns and ornate carving.

Covering more than 4,450 square meters, the mint retains the old factory, warehouses, entry and water tower.

It is one of China's few mints turning out 1-yuan coins. It also produced the medals for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

The Shanghai Glucose Factory was set up in 1943 by Song Wusheng, a chemist who obtained his PhD in France. It combines Chinese and Western architectural styles, with a strong baroque touch, Chinese flower carvings and red-and-gray brick walls.

In 1963 it was turned into the Nanlin Normal School.

Today, to make room for modern development, the building is being moved 80 meters toward Suzhou Creek.

It will become part of the greenbelt along the river and the building will be turned into a public facility, says researcher Zhong.

The Foh Sing Flour Mill on the southern bank of the creek was once the biggest flour factory in China.

The 346-square-meter factory was identified in 1999 as one of the city's "excellent" historical buildings and in 2009 became one of Putuo District's "immovable cultural heritage" pieces.

"The flour factory is standing idle, waiting for a new round of development," Zhong says.

Some of the old sites have been renovated, acquiring new life and purpose.

The famous art hub M50 at 50 Moganshan Road was the old New China Textile Co Ltd, which was built in the 1930s by an Anhui Province businessman.

The Union Brewery Ltd designed by famed architect L.E. Hudec is a U-shaped building completed in 1935. Today it has been transformed into an environmentally friendly theme park and its bottling tower has become an exhibition hall displaying the history of Suzhou River.
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Old April 11th, 2010, 04:33 AM   #1370
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[QUOTE=z0rg;54857283]Finally a formal proposal for the huge plot next to Norman Foster's Tower. 4x180m. From Murphy/Jahn Archs website. Developer: Suning Real Estate.
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i give it 10 points!
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Old April 12th, 2010, 08:57 AM   #1371
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Wind-power expansion sets city on road to green future
12 April 2010
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A WIND-POWER plant near Donghai Bridge, which has 34 wind turbines, is expanding its capacity from this week in a move expected to relieve pressure on the city's power supplies and enhance the generation of clean energy.

Together with completed and planned wind-power plants in Fengxian District, Nanhui area and Chongming County, it is estimated that Shanghai will be able to generate a total of 6 million kilowatts of electricity a year, experts told a scientific forum on China's energy use and development at Shanghai Science and Technology Museum over the weekend.

"The expansion plan was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission, the top industry planning agency," said Lu Zhongmin, deputy director and general engineer of Shanghai Investigation, Design and Research Institute. "The Donghai windmill expansion will cover sea areas of Jinshan, Nanhui, Hengsha Island and the northern mouth of the Yangtze River."

In addition, an experimental windmill testing the world's biggest turbine will also be built in the city, Lu said.

Shanghai's Donghai Bridge Wind Farm is China's first offshore windmill farm. It finished installation in March and will put all its wind turbines into operation to supply clean energy for the World Expo.

Experts said China was working hard to increase energy use efficiency and the development of new and clean energy.

"At present only 1 to 2 percent of China's electricity output comes from renewable sources, excluding hydropower," Weng Shilie, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, told the forum. "The percentage will increase to 7 to 10 by 2020 and over 15 percent in 2030. By 2050, renewable sources, excluding hydropower, is expected to cover 25 percent of China's total electricity output and become a major source of energy."

In addition to improving energy efficiency and new energy development, experts stressed the importance of energy saving by everyone from the government to individual residents.
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Old April 17th, 2010, 07:36 PM   #1372
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Circle open as Lujiazui reaches for world fame
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THE Pudong New Area government plans to invest 80 million yuan (US$11.7 million) to improve support facilities in the Lujiazui area as part of the city's plan to develop itself into a world financial hub.

Officials announced the decision yesterday at the completion ceremony of a circular elevated walkway over a busy intersection in central Lujiazui.

"There will be a swift improvement of support facilities in the central Lujiazui area in the next three to five years," said Wang Dehong, deputy director of Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone Management Committee.

"Support facilities usually accounted for 20 percent of the area in overseas mature international financial hubs, while Lujiazui's central business district only had 12 percent of its area occupied by support facilities," he said.

This explained long-standing complaints among office workers about the difficulty of finding a place to eat or having to walk long distances between office buildings.

In response, the Pudong government plans to fund and encourage office towers to admit support facilities such as canteens, convenience stores, banks or automated teller machines, and cafes or tea shops.

The walkway which opened yesterday connects the Lujiazui Metro station and nearby buildings such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Super Brand Mall.

It will help pedestrians get around the area more quickly and safely and give tourists good views of nearby landmarks such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jin Mao Tower, officials said.

It will open to the public during the World Expo after escalator adjustment but will probably now be open during the May Day holiday.
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Old April 17th, 2010, 08:05 PM   #1373
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The walkway which opened yesterday ....
... but will probably now be open during the May Day holiday.
I don't understand this text. Is it now open or not?
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Old April 17th, 2010, 08:11 PM   #1374
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I don't understand this text. Is it now open or not?
I suspect it was just a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and the public opening won't be until May.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 02:33 AM   #1375
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It it because of the angle of the shot or is that roundabout island not in the dead center of the skywalk?
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Old April 18th, 2010, 03:59 AM   #1376
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This..said to be the future rafflescity in pudong?
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Old April 18th, 2010, 07:05 PM   #1377
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could anyone post that crazy, big photo that shows how urban shanghai is?

i dont know how else to describe it.. its been postet here a few times and it really proves that shanghai is HUGE and urban. its a few years old, i think.

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Old April 18th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #1378
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I think pretty much any photo of Shanghai proves how urban, chaotic and huge it is.


This is a personal favourite though;

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Old April 19th, 2010, 10:52 AM   #1379
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I like this one although its only a part of shanghai, but it is certainly the most developed part.

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Old April 21st, 2010, 01:11 PM   #1380
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The ring looks a lot better from ground level:

Picture from Xinhuanet BBS
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