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Old May 18th, 2007, 04:09 AM   #181
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Spy shots...Thanks yinsui007 from skyscrapers.cn









It seems that this TV tower project also includes a huge underground transportation system











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Old May 18th, 2007, 08:45 AM   #182
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This is by far my favorite design. It's fun to look at, and it feels natural with the design of the tower. Reminiscent of pick-up sticks, too.

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pics from Guangzhou Civil Planning Burea

Wow, this thing is fun. Should be interesting to look at from nearby. I wonder if they'll be able to see out from inside, though! Any idea how big it is?

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Great update, googleabcd! I can't believe how massive it is! I was looking for humans in the photo inside the base (fourth one down), and when I couldn't find any, I realized that I was looking for people that were way too large. They're just dots!
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Old May 18th, 2007, 08:56 AM   #183
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wow...I'm speechless! Renders are awesome!
This will definitely be my favoutite highrise when finished.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #184
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Those renderings are fantastic! Nice progress too!
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Old May 18th, 2007, 09:02 AM   #185
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It (unfortunately) isn't a highrise. It's a communications and sightseeing tower. However, I think there's also a hotel and movie theatre going in it, and probably a restaurant.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 09:10 AM   #186
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fantastic job very interesting new pictures the structure loooks impresive already and it's only at the beginning
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Old May 18th, 2007, 09:25 AM   #187
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that thing will be finished very fast
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Old May 18th, 2007, 07:58 PM   #188
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It (unfortunately) isn't a highrise. It's a communications and sightseeing tower. However, I think there's also a hotel and movie theatre going in it, and probably a restaurant.
By design, there will be a movie theatre, a stage and restaurants( Remember that Guangzhou has the best Chinese food ). However, I don't think it is big enough for a hotel.
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Old May 19th, 2007, 02:16 AM   #189
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From Skyscraperpage.com:

Building Uses
- observation
- communication
- garden
- hotel
- museum
- restaurant
- showroom
- cinema

Could be an error.

Here's the page.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 12:57 AM   #190
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Can we get an update on here? Did everyone from Guangzhou drop off the face of the earth?
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 03:33 AM   #191
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From Skyscraperpage.com:

Building Uses
- observation
- communication
- garden
- hotel
- museum
- restaurant
- showroom
- cinema

Could be an error.

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W Hotel will take the hotel space here is the press from W Hotel:

W Guangzhou Hotel & Residences to Debut in 2010


White Plains, N.Y. – March 15, 2007 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the continued expansion of W Hotels across the globe with plans for its third hotel in China. The W Guangzhou will make its debut in 2010, offering 320 guest rooms and 167 luxury residences, in addition to the innovative design and full-range of branded amenities guests have come to expect of W Hotels.

Ideally located in China’s largest southern coastal city, Zhujiang New Town, the W Guangzhou will be the cornerstone of a new upscale, mixed-use complex which will feature luxury boutiques and shops. Developed as an extension of the existing central business district, Zhujiang New Town is anticipated to become the new recreation and entertainment center in Guangzhou with existing facilities such as the Warner Brothers Movie Theatre, retail malls, entertainment venues, a high-end residential development, and the Guangzhou Opera House and Museum.

“Following the announcements of the W Hong Kong and the W Shanghai, The W Guangzhou is a logical extension of W’s dynamic growth in China,” said Ross Klein, President of Starwood Luxury Brand Group. “We are excited about the tremendous opportunities and demand for the W brand in this booming gateway to southern China.”

The W Guangzhou will be an exciting addition to the brand's fast-growing international collection of hotels in the world's most vibrant cities and emerging destinations. W, the fastest growing luxury hotel brand in the world, has recently announced plans to open hotels in Barcelona, Istanbul, Athens, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Koh Samui, Santiago, Dubai and Doha. These properties will follow the highly successful openings of the W Retreat & Spa-Maldives, W Montreal, and W Mexico City.

Guangzhou is the third wealthiest city in mainland China and the economic center of Pearl River Delta, the heart of one of China’s leading commercial and manufacturing regions. It is the capital city of Guangdong and the political, economical, cultural and technological hub of Guangdong province. Nearly 130 Fortune 500 companies and major automobile companies have set up joint venture manufacturing plants in Guangzhou.

In addition to the W brand’s signature sleek design and cosmopolitan ambience, the W Guangzhou will offer a wide range of superior facilities including 16,000 square feet of meeting space, three restaurants, a health club, a business center, a heated indoor pool and a branded Bliss Spa and W Store. Guests will luxuriate in the signature W bed, outfitted with feather-top mattresses, 350 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and goose-down comforters. The hotel will also offer the signature W Whatever/Whenever service, the hotel’s 24-hour concierge that can provide whatever guests want -- from a pair of running shoes to private jet service -- whenever they want it.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 04:26 AM   #192
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The tower isn't mentioned once in there. Plus, that's far too big at 320 rooms plus 167 condos. I don't think that can be right.
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 09:16 AM   #193
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Wow, a W Hotel! Good for you, that's very sweet!
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Old May 23rd, 2007, 11:41 PM   #194
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I think this W hotel is located in the Guangzhou West Tower(450M or 532M, and bigger than the Shanghai SWFC), which is a skyscraper that is u/c.
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W Guangzhou Hotel & Residences to Debut in 2010


White Plains, N.Y. – March 15, 2007 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the continued expansion of W Hotels across the globe with plans for its third hotel in China. The W Guangzhou will make its debut in 2010, offering 320 guest rooms and 167 luxury residences, in addition to the innovative design and full-range of branded amenities guests have come to expect of W Hotels.

Ideally located in China’s largest southern coastal city, Zhujiang New Town, the W Guangzhou will be the cornerstone of a new upscale, mixed-use complex which will feature luxury boutiques and shops. Developed as an extension of the existing central business district, Zhujiang New Town is anticipated to become the new recreation and entertainment center in Guangzhou with existing facilities such as the Warner Brothers Movie Theatre, retail malls, entertainment venues, a high-end residential development, and the Guangzhou Opera House and Museum.

“Following the announcements of the W Hong Kong and the W Shanghai, The W Guangzhou is a logical extension of W’s dynamic growth in China,” said Ross Klein, President of Starwood Luxury Brand Group. “We are excited about the tremendous opportunities and demand for the W brand in this booming gateway to southern China.”

The W Guangzhou will be an exciting addition to the brand's fast-growing international collection of hotels in the world's most vibrant cities and emerging destinations. W, the fastest growing luxury hotel brand in the world, has recently announced plans to open hotels in Barcelona, Istanbul, Athens, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Koh Samui, Santiago, Dubai and Doha. These properties will follow the highly successful openings of the W Retreat & Spa-Maldives, W Montreal, and W Mexico City.

Guangzhou is the third wealthiest city in mainland China and the economic center of Pearl River Delta, the heart of one of China’s leading commercial and manufacturing regions. It is the capital city of Guangdong and the political, economical, cultural and technological hub of Guangdong province. Nearly 130 Fortune 500 companies and major automobile companies have set up joint venture manufacturing plants in Guangzhou.

In addition to the W brand’s signature sleek design and cosmopolitan ambience, the W Guangzhou will offer a wide range of superior facilities including 16,000 square feet of meeting space, three restaurants, a health club, a business center, a heated indoor pool and a branded Bliss Spa and W Store. Guests will luxuriate in the signature W bed, outfitted with feather-top mattresses, 350 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and goose-down comforters. The hotel will also offer the signature W Whatever/Whenever service, the hotel’s 24-hour concierge that can provide whatever guests want -- from a pair of running shoes to private jet service -- whenever they want it.
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No update for TV tower recently...Only got one picture of the ground work of the Guangzhou tobacco tower(309M, powered by wind)


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Old May 24th, 2007, 12:02 AM   #196
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Just check it ,the w hotel will be located in an independent building in the peral river new town. Sorry for the inaccruate info in my previous post
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I didn't know this was under construction, it's coming along very well.
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Just check it ,the w hotel will be located in an independent building in the peral river new town. Sorry for the inaccruate info in my previous post
Dame! W will be a super nice hotel for this si-fi like tower, they will match really well. Wonder what hotel will be.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 12:55 AM   #199
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This one's gotta be one great tower.
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wat does this tower do?is it a waste of public funds or they really need it?
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