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Old March 25th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #2281
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Old March 25th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #2282
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dude, ur so lucky to live there. Great location and the value of ur appartment will rise lots with GZ's cbd there!
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Old March 25th, 2009, 10:28 PM   #2283
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great pics ,the latest section on top dont look central ,is this right ?
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Old March 25th, 2009, 11:39 PM   #2284
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^its the new section of spire.the sections are coming up and they erect them in a circle. thus this is first one. ive worked out this section is 15m high, thus new height now is 510m.taller then taipei 101.
its now a "megatall"!!
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Old March 25th, 2009, 11:49 PM   #2285
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WOW!
Nice Bridge. (White and yellow!? a lot better than the concrete though)
The 'gondola' idea is an interesting one. I think the view from them would be better than the gravity ride.
I think the spire is a lot better than a standard metal tube (like trump tower in Chicago) and makes the tower look more complete with the vertical tubes continuing up. I can't remember where, but a few pages back, there was a few photos from the top looking up the spire, which make the top look like the ground, and the spire look like a tower by itself. This is definately one I would like to make with my lego, especially because it is quite 'framey,' which is the only way I can make things like out of Technic. It would be about 3 metres high if I make it the same scale as the BD I made at 1:200 scale.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 11:55 PM   #2286
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diagram update
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Old March 26th, 2009, 12:33 AM   #2287
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Great news, If I am not wrong it's the first structure to surpass 500 m in mainland China, congrats
so 30 m to beat Ostankino tower and 43 m to take the title from CN tower


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Question: This tower has 37 floors. How many floors must they add in order to be considered a legitimate skyscraper?
according to CTBUH
"A tall 'building' can be classed as such (as opposed to a telecommunications tower) and is eligible for the ‘Tallest’ lists if at least 50% of its height is occupied by usable floor area.
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http://www.ctbuh.org/HighRiseInfo/Ta...S/Default.aspx

It will be interesting to know the % of occupation of the tower, if over 50 % it's a building or skyscraper, if below 50 % it's a tower.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 05:27 AM   #2288
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I don't think it can reach 50% but still a great structure. I love it.

BTW, thanks for great update pictures..
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Old March 26th, 2009, 05:30 AM   #2289
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Does anyone know these dimensions?

By mattbennett at 2009-03-25

A and B are the width and length of the base
C and D are the width and length of the base
E is the distance from the centre of the base ellipse to the centre of the core
F is the distance from the centre of the top ellipse to the centre of the core
R is the radius of the core
U is the angle of the slope at the top
T is the angle between the semi major axises of the top and the base, the 'twist'.
I know the height to the top is about 450 metres, and the height to the tip of the spire is 610 metres.
This is for a Lego model at a scale of 1:200, or about 3 metres high.
Thanks to anyone who can give me this information.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 07:06 AM   #2290
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have anyone ever seen a clear blue sky day in Guangzhou? ever?

it's not happening from the looks of these photos. Is it really always like that? I've been to the place once like almost 15 years ago, I've remembered dark cloudy days as well.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 07:16 AM   #2291
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have anyone ever seen a clear blue sky day in Guangzhou? ever?

it's not happening from the looks of these photos. Is it really always like that? I've been to the place once like almost 15 years ago, I've remembered dark cloudy days as well.
it's spring now in GZ, so it's always cloudy and rainy which is quite common here
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Old March 26th, 2009, 07:31 AM   #2292
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mattatubaguy-see my diagram.post 2288. i hav emore dimension sbut get back to you lalter
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Old March 26th, 2009, 02:35 PM   #2293
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have anyone ever seen a clear blue sky day in Guangzhou? ever?
i had a weekend of stunning weather in GZ last year, around autumn time. if the weather is anything like it is here in HK it comes in big blocks and changes very little within those. you'll have 6 weeks of sun and no rain at all, then it'll rain like hell for two months, then cloudy season and another clear season.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 05:02 PM   #2294
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i had a weekend of stunning weather in GZ last year, around autumn time. if the weather is anything like it is here in HK it comes in big blocks and changes very little within those. you'll have 6 weeks of sun and no rain at all, then it'll rain like hell for two months, then cloudy season and another clear season.
When i was in Gz in january this year, the sky was clear blue, although it was really cold. Yeah, its just luck sometimes when it comes to travelling. For example, I knew someone who went on a holiday to Macau and it was raining the whole time they stayed there, but when i went, the weather was fine.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 06:07 AM   #2295
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The best season to come to visit GZ is Autumn, especially in November/December. Warm but not too hot (20-25degrees), sunny and no rain, it's definitly my best time here.
The winter is not very rude (no less than 6-7degrees, for a couple of weeks) and is pretty short : It starts in january and ends in february.

Avoid the spring, it's very unstable : rain, thunders, sun, wind...even if it's very sunny, you always have to take your umbrella, as it can rain heavily ANYTIME, before to become sunny again.

The summer is not bad, if you can bear the hot temperatures (35-40 degrees, very sunny, usually from july to october), it's still a good season but really very hot.
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Old March 28th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #2296
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have anyone ever seen a clear blue sky day in Guangzhou? ever?

it's not happening from the looks of these photos. Is it really always like that? I've been to the place once like almost 15 years ago, I've remembered dark cloudy days as well.

40 out of 365 days are clear blue sky days...

wait for another 10 years, that number will probaly go to 180/365 something

its getting better slowly
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Old March 29th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #2297
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I must be pretty lucky then since the three days which i stayed in GZ was clear skies . Yeah, hope Gz can have more clear skies, that would be perfect along with the beautiful skyscrapers.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 02:07 AM   #2298
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China looks depressing, glad I do not live there.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #2299
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cus of the skies?
Then dont ever come to northwest europe, many parts of the states and a lot of other places in the world... Have fun living in the Sahara.
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Old March 29th, 2009, 10:52 AM   #2300
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. Every country has its gloomy day. If its not the clouds, then its the fog and if its not that then its either from sand storms or snowing. So yeah, you are quite right.
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