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Old November 16th, 2010, 02:14 PM   #1481
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That photo is like something out of a Hollywood apocalyptic film. The building doesn't even look completed but I read that some of the dead were residents. Is that a typo by AP or had people moved in to the lower floors already? Construction fires often start from welding sparks dropping onto flammable materials like insulation, paper, or drywall.

The photo shows the whole building on fire like it was made of wood. What is burning exactly since highrise frames are made of cement and steel? Had they already installed all the insulation and drywall that can burn?
The exterior is a scaffolding made from either metal or bamboo, although it doesn't look so much like bamboo.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 02:44 PM   #1482
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I was lucky that the apartment building did not collapse because of the fire. Could be just as worse as the TVCC fire in early 2009.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 05:42 PM   #1483
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The exterior is a scaffolding made from either metal or bamboo, although it doesn't look so much like bamboo.
The scaffolding is made of steel, that's why they stayed intact, but there are wooden boards on them to make a standing platform, and the joints on the scaffolding are oiled to prevent rusting, those two factors acted as fuel to the initial blaze.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 06:04 AM   #1484
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Welders are blamed for inferno as 8 in custody
Created: 2010-11-17 1:56:07, Updated: 2010-11-17 2:18:02
Author:Jia Feishang and Liang Yiwen
Shanghai Daily

SHANGHAI police yesterday detained eight people, including unlicensed welders, on suspicion of accidentally starting the fire that engulfed a downtown residential building killing at least 53 people.

A preliminary investigation showed that four welders improperly operating their equipment caused Monday's fire in Jing'an District, the city government said.

Police investigating the disaster said that eight people had been detained, but did not identify them.

The search and clearing up operation was due to end last night.

However, local authorities are still trying to determine how many residents were in the building when the fire broke out and the number of missing people, reported Xinhua news agency.

Of around 70 injured at local hospitals, 15 are in a critical condition. Li Weiping, vice director of Shanghai Health Bureau, warned the death toll could rise.

Those who lost their homes in the blaze or were evacuated from nearby blocks are being temporarily accommodated in 16 nearby hotels.

Frustration grew yesterday among relatives seeking answers to how such a tragedy, which occurred during work to clad the block in insulating material, could happen.

"The drills on TV are successful, but when a fire really happens, it's just useless. We feel helpless," said a woman who gave only her surname, Liu. She said her mother lived on the ninth floor and died in the fire.

"There must be something illegal in the materials, though we don't know. I am waiting for the government's explanation," Liu said.

Chen Fei, director of the Shanghai Fire Control Bureau, said sparks from improperly used welders' tools ignited inflammable materials on scaffolding around the 10th floor of the 28-storey building.

The scaffolding was paved with bamboo boards and surrounded by nylon netting - both highly flammable - which led to the fire spreading quickly, Chen explained.

"When we arrived, the whole building was burning just like a blocked chimney, and it was not easy for us to get to the fire," he added.

It is also more difficult for people to escape from residential buildings compared to office skyscrapers, said Chen. There are more old people and children, and security doors in homes slow evacuation, he added.

However, Chen failed to explain how a fire outside the building could spread inside so quickly.

The fire, the worst in the city in recent years, took more than four hours to extinguish, as 1,300 firefighters and 122 fire engines attended.

The 85-meter-high building at the intersection of Jiaozhou Road and Yuyao Road was home to more than 156 households with 440 people. Residents moved into the building in March 1998.

A local expert from Tongji University said the insulation layer which workers were laying is highly flammable.

"The project has not been carried out on a large scale due to limited budget and inconvenience to residents," he said.

The Jing'an District government has put up 30 million yuan (US$4.5 million) for the work, according to the 21st Century Business Herald.

The expert also said many workers flout fire safety rules.

A resident who lived on 13th floor told Shanghai Daily that workers on the project often discarded cigarette butts around them. "It's very dangerous," said the resident.

The renovation project was carried out by Jing'an Construction Group and Shanghai Jiayi Decoration Company. Both companies confirmed that their bosses were taken away by police for questioning.

An insider said both companies are licensed but supply work to sub-contractors who may not be.

Construction sites in Jing'an have been closed for the time being.
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Old November 19th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #1485
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Published on ShanghaiDaily.com (http://www.shanghaidaily.com/)
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Safety tests to begin before opening of new Line 10 stations
Created: 2010-11-19 1:12:48

FOUR new stations along Metro Line 10's western end are expected to open by the end of this month or early next month, said the city's subway operator yesterday.

The stations will be welcomed by travelers as three of them are at the city's biggest traffic center, Shanghai Hongqiao Transport Hub.

The long-awaited section, which begins testing from Sunday, will also help to ease the pressure on the current Metro Line 2 which shares two stations with Line 10 inside the hub, said the operator.

The stations are Shanghai Zoo, Hongqiao Airport Terminal 1, Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2 and Hongqiao Railway Station.

Passengers can change between Line 2 and Line 10 at the railway station and terminal 2 station.

Line 10 is a Y-shaped line, with the main line running from the Hongqiao Railway Station to Xinjiangwancheng Station and a branch section from Hangzhong Road Station to Longxi Road Station.

The operator warns passengers to pay extra attention at Longxi Road Station.

Some train services will ask them to leave the trains and take the following ones to the branch line instead. The empty trains will then travel along the new section.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 02:43 AM   #1486
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What are they planning here? They cleared a huge plot! Pic by 狂热--蜘蛛侠
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Old November 20th, 2010, 07:01 AM   #1487
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giving the size,shopping mall + office tower?
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Old November 20th, 2010, 07:20 AM   #1488
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yeah it seems that this part of shanghai doesn't get a lot of attention. Its mainly pudong(LZJ) and puxi
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Old November 20th, 2010, 11:46 AM   #1489
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Tong Shan Jie
Shanghai, China
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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 November 20th, 2010, 03:34 PM   #1490
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I initially thought it may be on a section of the plot that the Expo currently occupies, but it could well be on that plot above

Are there any plans or proposals yet for the re development of the Expo site?
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Old November 20th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #1491
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Shanghai Financial Exchange Plaza, by Murphy/Jahn
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Old November 20th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #1492
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By the way, I've just noticed in Google Earth that the Tandong Block project (200m~) is already in foundation phase. Do we have images of the final design?
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Old November 21st, 2010, 04:02 PM   #1493
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What are they planning here? They cleared a huge plot! Pic by 狂热--蜘蛛侠
yes , there are office buildings and a large shop mall there
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Old November 21st, 2010, 04:04 PM   #1494
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By the way, I've just noticed in Google Earth that the Tandong Block project (200m~) is already in foundation phase. Do we have images of the final design?
you can see this thread
http://www.gaoloumi.com/viewthread.p...extra=page%3D1
the picture which have 5 buildings

why don't you open new threads on gaoloumi these days??
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Old November 21st, 2010, 04:09 PM   #1495
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Masterplan proposals for the north side of Suzhou Creek.

Earlier this year they announced 31 proposals, but I couldn't find images. The finalists are: COX, Gensler, H&D, RTKL and SBA.
http://www.99care.cn/html/2010/6/19663.html

Somebody posted SBA renders. Since he didn't credit the source, I wont credit him either.






















It is quoted from a survey
since this link has already expired long time before i din't post the link
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Old November 21st, 2010, 04:12 PM   #1496
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Greenland will build a 240m~ tower in Nanwaitan. Hope we can find renders soon.
http://house.netcoc.com/Index.asp?pa...&categoryid=11
some conceptional photos have appeared but it is so conceptional
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Old November 21st, 2010, 04:14 PM   #1497
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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.









THis building is about140m
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Old November 21st, 2010, 04:29 PM   #1498
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Found this proposal at http://www.grigoriandesign.com/ Maybe it's a stale project, no idea. Never seen it before.

The 3rd proposal has around 63 floors!

Is is on construction now, but the final desire is not there 3
i think It Is a mixture of apartments and hotels now.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 04:35 PM   #1499
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Found this proposal at http://www.grigoriandesign.com/ Maybe it's a stale project, no idea. Never seen it before.

The 3rd proposal has around 63 floors!

Is is on construction now, but the final desire is not there 3
i think It Is a mixture of apartments and hotels now.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 11:33 PM   #1500
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why don't you open new threads on gaoloumi these days??
No time, man. I spend a lot of time following every 200m+ project and posting about it in SSC

By the way, what can you tell us about the Suzhou Creek rumor? In gaoloumi they say they'll build 1x600m and 2x400m there, but as usual they never post sources.
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