daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > City/Metro Compilations

City/Metro Compilations Help report active highrise/urban developments occurring in your city to the global SSC community.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old July 18th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #1721
HardBall
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 178
Likes (Received): 36

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim856796 View Post
Aren't building heights restricted in the Bund area or are buildings over 100 m being constructed nowadays?
I don't think that is a part of the Bund as the city defines it. If you see that large, semi-circular road way (Renmin road, and the southern half Zhonghua road completes the circle) represents the boundary of the old pre-colonial Shanghai city walls. The bund was built north of the old city (within the circular walls), so anywhere on the river south of the northern-most point on the circle is not a part of the bund.
HardBall no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old July 20th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #1722
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,491
Likes (Received): 17804

City tightens quality control of budget housing
2011-7-20
Shanghai Daily

CONSTRUCTION watchdogs will intensify quality check of budget housing projects to prevent contractors from lowering quality standards to make illegal gains, Shanghai Vice Mayor Shen Jun said today.

The city plans to build another 150 million square meters of affordable housing for low-income families this year.

At the end of June, half of the projects, equal to 100,000 apartments, were under way, Shen said.

By the end of this year, about 266,000 units of budget housing will be completed and sold at government-fixed prices.

Officials said random checks on cement and concrete quality now cover 97 percent of the construction sites, compared with 86 percent last year.

In response to the recent scandal in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, where some government-financed apartment buildings had to be demolished due to poor quality, Shen said the Shanghai government will tighten quality control measures to ensure budget housing projects free from substandard materials.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 20th, 2011, 07:08 PM   #1723
idoke
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Beijing-HK-Jerusalem
Posts: 84
Likes (Received): 5

I don't understand the math



The average affordable home is about 50sqm.

266,000 * 50 = 13 million sqm.
How did they get to 150 million?

Looks like a mistake.
idoke no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 20th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #1724
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,491
Likes (Received): 17804

How about public areas that form part of public housing, such as corridors, common areas, gardens on the premises, etc? Oftentimes the piece of land is far bigger than the actual building itself already.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 01:17 AM   #1725
VECTROTALENZIS
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
 
VECTROTALENZIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sweden
Posts: 4,152
Likes (Received): 4411

Are there any pictures of any public housing in Shanghai? I've read that many people living in crowded old houses have been relocated to houses in the suburbs, how do these buildings look like?
VECTROTALENZIS no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 21st, 2011, 04:10 AM   #1726
idoke
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Beijing-HK-Jerusalem
Posts: 84
Likes (Received): 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by hkskyline View Post
How about public areas that form part of public housing, such as corridors, common areas, gardens on the premises, etc? Oftentimes the piece of land is far bigger than the actual building itself already.
Common areas such as corridors are divided into each flat. That is why when you buy a flat in China (as well as in HK), its actual size is always smaller than the formal size.

Gardens are not part of construction area.

Obviously there is a mistake in that article. It probably should have been 15 million sqm and not 150 million.
idoke no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 03:56 AM   #1727
djm160190
Registered User
 
djm160190's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: London, Paris
Posts: 570
Likes (Received): 763



Something is definitely happening on the plot south of SOHO on the bund. There's been quite a bit of activity on site, mainly clearing, but also some dormitories built and some machinery is on site too.

The name in Chinese as you can see is: 外滩国际金融中心 - Bund International Finance Centre

image hosted on flickr

DSC02084 by DJM160190, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

DSC02085 by DJM160190, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

DSC02093 by DJM160190, on Flickr
djm160190 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 05:27 AM   #1728
lianli
Registered User
 
lianli's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Frankfurt/Stuttgart/Shanghai
Posts: 554
Likes (Received): 93


Great find!!
Those towers look like ~200m.
lianli no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 08:09 AM   #1729
lianli
Registered User
 
lianli's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Frankfurt/Stuttgart/Shanghai
Posts: 554
Likes (Received): 93

CapitaMall Luwan

Quote:
CapitaMall Luwan is strategically located in Luwan district near Xintiandi, just 5 minutes from Huai Hai Road. The development, which includes a 6-storey shopping mall and an office tower, is expected to be completed by 2015.
http://www.capitamallsasia.com/index_retailers.aspx

Scroll down to see the project. If you click on the picture, it will show a render video.
lianli no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 08:43 AM   #1730
djm160190
Registered User
 
djm160190's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: London, Paris
Posts: 570
Likes (Received): 763

Quote:
Originally Posted by lianli View Post
CapitaMall Luwan



http://www.capitamallsasia.com/index_retailers.aspx

Scroll down to see the project. If you click on the picture, it will show a render video.
How tall do you think that is? 150m? I want to see the planned supertall at Xintiandi be built!
djm160190 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 08:52 AM   #1731
lianli
Registered User
 
lianli's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Frankfurt/Stuttgart/Shanghai
Posts: 554
Likes (Received): 93

Quote:
Originally Posted by djm160190 View Post
How tall do you think that is? 150m? I want to see the planned supertall at Xintiandi be built!
Yeah, looks like around 150m. Xintiandi definitely needs a supertall or some 200+ towers.
lianli no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 05:33 PM   #1732
hdsghvoizp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 74
Likes (Received): 26

Quote:
Originally Posted by djm160190 View Post
How tall do you think that is? 150m? I want to see the planned supertall at Xintiandi be built!
about 170m
hdsghvoizp no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 25th, 2011, 05:34 PM   #1733
hdsghvoizp
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 74
Likes (Received): 26

Quote:
Originally Posted by djm160190 View Post


Something is definitely happening on the plot south of SOHO on the bund. There's been quite a bit of activity on site, mainly clearing, but also some dormitories built and some machinery is on site too.

The name in Chinese as you can see is: 外滩国际金融中心 - Bund International Finance Centre

image hosted on flickr

DSC02084 by DJM160190, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

DSC02085 by DJM160190, on Flickr

image hosted on flickr

DSC02093 by DJM160190, on Flickr

wonderful pictures
hdsghvoizp no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 29th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #1734
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,491
Likes (Received): 17804

Quality river time coming for yachts
Shanghai Daily
2011-7-29

THE city plans to set aside certain times for yachts to ply the Huangpu River, a move to boost the luxury private boat business as Shanghai aspires to become a center of the industry.

Development of yacht harbors is also part of the plan, city maritime authorities said yesterday.

Maritime officials worry that the busy water traffic on the river may threaten the yachts' operations.

"Crashes are very likely to happen when the ships are squashing the limited waterways," said Chen Xiao-guang, deputy director of the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration.

More than 1,000 vessels - from tour boats to freighters to ferries - use the Huangpu River daily in the section near the Lujiazui area of Pudong, the most popular tour route.

To reduce the danger of collisions, some large cargo vessels are expected to be turned away or transferred to other water channels during the yacht time, said Chen.

The city has only about 30 yachts, much fewer than cities like Shenzhen which has more than 1,000.

Shi Derong, chief of the city's cruise and yacht industry association, said "most of the yachts just harbor at the docks and seldom ride on the river at full speed."

"The business has not been widely accepted," said Shi, adding that locals can rent yachts.

The city government plans to build a large yacht marina in Pudong along the river with 120 berths in the first phase. The industry expects a large market in Shanghai, as well as in the country, as yachts and related equipment worth more than 1 billion yuan (US$155 million) were traded in a recent Shanghai Yacht Exhibition in April.

Shanghai will hold its first Yacht Day next February on the river, with plans to hold such days twice a month.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2011, 06:28 PM   #1735
syl22_00
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Paris
Posts: 47
Likes (Received): 45

Quote:
Originally Posted by hkskyline View Post
Quality river time coming for yachts
Shanghai Daily
2011-7-29

THE city plans to set aside certain times for yachts to ply the Huangpu River, a move to boost the luxury private boat business as Shanghai aspires to become a center of the industry.

Development of yacht harbors is also part of the plan, city maritime authorities said yesterday.

Maritime officials worry that the busy water traffic on the river may threaten the yachts' operations.

"Crashes are very likely to happen when the ships are squashing the limited waterways," said Chen Xiao-guang, deputy director of the Shanghai Maritime Safety Administration.

More than 1,000 vessels - from tour boats to freighters to ferries - use the Huangpu River daily in the section near the Lujiazui area of Pudong, the most popular tour route.

To reduce the danger of collisions, some large cargo vessels are expected to be turned away or transferred to other water channels during the yacht time, said Chen.

The city has only about 30 yachts, much fewer than cities like Shenzhen which has more than 1,000.

Shi Derong, chief of the city's cruise and yacht industry association, said "most of the yachts just harbor at the docks and seldom ride on the river at full speed."

"The business has not been widely accepted," said Shi, adding that locals can rent yachts.

The city government plans to build a large yacht marina in Pudong along the river with 120 berths in the first phase. The industry expects a large market in Shanghai, as well as in the country, as yachts and related equipment worth more than 1 billion yuan (US$155 million) were traded in a recent Shanghai Yacht Exhibition in April.

Shanghai will hold its first Yacht Day next February on the river, with plans to hold such days twice a month.
How about also setting aside certain times reserving Shanghai roads for Ferrari and Porsche owners to drive freely?!
syl22_00 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 2nd, 2011, 07:51 AM   #1736
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,491
Likes (Received): 17804

Reviled Bund plan gets review
2011-8-2
Shanghai Daily

SHANGHAI'S urban planning authority will reconsider the plan for a modern high-rise complex on the historic Bund after a large majority of local citizens disapproved of the design, a senior official said yesterday.

In a public survey launched by the authority, nearly 70 percent of respondents said they consider the proposed 136-meter-high SOHO twin towers too high and out of harmony with the rest of the Bund's architecture.

The green-capped Peace Hotel, the tallest among Bund buildings, is 77 meters high.

The planning body will organize an expert panel and involve the public to improve the plan, Xu Jian, director of the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Planning and Land Resources of Huangpu District, told Shanghai Daily.

The authority accepted public opinion on the plan from July 20-25, after residents heavily criticized it in Internet postings.

Construction has begun on the underground part of the complex on Zhongshan Road E2, but officials have said people can still weigh in on how to improve the building designs.

A total of 1,945 residents took part in the survey after the artist's rendition of the building complex was released last month.

Only 12 percent of respondents completely backed the modern high-rise design.

"The Bund shall never be an experimental place for the modern buildings," a citizen surnamed Xu told the survey.

"The modern buildings will look weird along with the historic Bund buildings," another citizen said.

Opinions among experts were divided.

Zheng Shiling, director of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Space of Shanghai at Tongji University, said the buildings should be shorter and the color should be changed, but Zheng also noted that it could be difficult to make big changes on the plan because the construction has begun.

Qian Zonghao, a Bund architecture expert who supported the plan, said it would look stranger if the developer built an antique-style building.

The complex, due to be completed in 2014, features four tall office buildings and two shorter buildings for commercial use with heights ranging from 136 meters to 21.5 meters.

Local citizens dubbed the tallest tower, at 31 stories, and a nearby 16-story building the "harmonica-like buildings" that would mar the landscape of the city's iconic Bund.

The area features more than 50 buildings of various Western architectural styles such as Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque, most of which were built in the 1930s.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 2nd, 2011, 09:12 AM   #1737
djm160190
Registered User
 
djm160190's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: London, Paris
Posts: 570
Likes (Received): 763

The tallest building on the Bund is not the Peace Hotel at 77m but the Guanming building. The Guanming building is 130m tall and closer to the historical buildings of the Bund than SOHO!!

image hosted on flickr

Shanghai | The Bund, Guang-ming Building by lkiller123, on Flickr
djm160190 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:53 PM   #1738
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,491
Likes (Received): 17804

Illegal building rampant, city officials say
Shanghai Daily
2011-8-2

ILLEGAL construction is rampant in Shanghai, and there are at least 60,000 residential building units that are illegally constructed or expanded, local government officials said yesterday.

Further, the local government lacks both the manpower and legislative support to take action, they said, adding that they plan to set up a standing team including professional architectural experts to help step up supervision and crackdowns on such buildings.

Officials said they had seen a rising trend of illegal expansion by property owners in local villa complexes in recent years and that they constitute about 10 percent of the suspected illegal construction.

Most of these unauthorized buildings were difficult to distinguish because they usually resembled the style of the original buildings or were perfectly connected to them, said officials with the city's illegal-building dismantling office.

"We recently discovered that a home-owner in Tomson Golf Villa pulled down the original house completely and built up a new one," said an official with the office.

At least 85 percent of the buildings inside the complex were illegally expanded or rebuilt, officials said.

The practice often violates original architectural designs, posing safety risks. And it creates disputes such as the structures blocking walkways or sunlight for other households.

Officials said the lack of enforcement against such unauthorized construction spurs copycats among the neighbors.

They said they want to hire more professionals to step up supervision and want tougher punishments and new regulations.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2011, 06:01 AM   #1739
djm160190
Registered User
 
djm160190's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: London, Paris
Posts: 570
Likes (Received): 763

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...4#post82526054

a new thread I just opened for a project near where I live in Hongqiao
djm160190 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2011, 07:42 AM   #1740
Severiano
Registered User
 
Severiano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tampa
Posts: 1,522
Likes (Received): 756

I really like the design for the SOHO buildings on the Bund. I could see if they were in the middle of the historic part but I think they are well south of the historic part of the bund. Seems like a great development. As far as the plot south of it, I am not a big fan.
Severiano no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
shanghai

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu