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Old February 11th, 2010, 07:57 AM   #3281
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I really like the skinny view of this tower. Not so much a fan of the wide centre view.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 02:50 PM   #3282
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Actually since the tower is white. It is looking quite shabby . You can clearly see lot of rust on the tv tower . I think the Guangzhou municipality have a made a really really bad judgment about how hard the maintenance will be
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Old February 11th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #3283
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Wow....haven't checked out this tower in awhile. Looks incredible.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #3284
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Old February 11th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #3285
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Old February 11th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #3286
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Old February 11th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #3287
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Old February 11th, 2010, 06:48 PM   #3288
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Old February 11th, 2010, 07:25 PM   #3289
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Old February 12th, 2010, 12:40 AM   #3290
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Isn't it open yet?
Looks great at night but during the day you can see that under the nice "frame" it looks like an old communist TV tower No offence though, it just looks like that to me.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 01:48 AM   #3291
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Lol, i never knew old communist TV towers look like that, thanks for the info. I really like the fact that we can see through the frame though, it makes it looks much more like a supertall and not a tv tower with a long shaft and a few floors at the top.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 04:34 AM   #3292
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Itīs a Great asian style building
ver very nice
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Old February 12th, 2010, 10:28 AM   #3293
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Absolutely gorgeous.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 12:39 AM   #3294
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Isn't it open yet?
Looks great at night but during the day you can see that under the nice "frame" it looks like an old communist TV tower No offence though, it just looks like that to me.
how the heck does that look COMMUNIST?!?!?
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Old February 14th, 2010, 07:56 PM   #3295
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Isn't it open yet?
Looks great at night but during the day you can see that under the nice "frame" it looks like an old communist TV tower No offence though, it just looks like that to me.
I hope you joking? Cuse you make you look like an idiot with that comment.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 08:21 PM   #3296
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I think that what the person is saying is that under the hyperboloid frame, there are several "nodes" which are some floors on the tower as you go up. The Ostankino TV tower has similar nodes along its height. The Ostankino Tower was built during the communist regime in Moscow in the Soviet Union.
As a side note, the man who invented the hyperboloid for use as an architectural style, Vladimir Shukhov, was also Russian. Admittedly, it was not during the communist era when he designed the first hyperboloid structures, but I do not know if he ever did those kinds of designs for the Soviet Union.
So it appears to resemble both kinds of structures.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 10:19 PM   #3297
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Isn't it open yet?
Looks great at night but during the day you can see that under the nice "frame" it looks like an old communist TV tower No offence though, it just looks like that to me.
Communist?

...what?
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Old February 15th, 2010, 01:27 PM   #3298
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Well, thanks for the explanation NoAllegiance, you've probably said it better that I could. If they still don't get it I doubt that I can do anything about it. I'll just post a link to a picture of an old communist tower so maybe they can see the resemblance. If they don't well than it's just my opinion.

http://sotirmarchev.tripod.com/TV.jpg

And what is all that fuss about the word "communist"? PRC is a communist country or am I wrong? So it's a new communist tower, I apologies.
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Old February 15th, 2010, 01:57 PM   #3299
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I think that what the person is saying is that under the hyperboloid frame, there are several "nodes" which are some floors on the tower as you go up. The Ostankino TV tower has similar nodes along its height. The Ostankino Tower was built during the communist regime in Moscow in the Soviet Union.
As a side note, the man who invented the hyperboloid for use as an architectural style, Vladimir Shukhov, was also Russian. Admittedly, it was not during the communist era when he designed the first hyperboloid structures, but I do not know if he ever did those kinds of designs for the Soviet Union.
So it appears to resemble both kinds of structures.
To me it doesn't look like any of those. An hyperboloid is not just a casual metal mesh, it obeys precise mathematical rules. This structure is different. And the "nodes" are just the observation or service floors that have to be there to provide operation for the tower. To me it seems like these are present in most Tv towers. Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower has them, although they are peculiarly shaped. Tokyo Tower, Brasilia tower
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...wer_Brasil.jpg
Jalandhar tower
http://jalandharblog.blogspot.com/20...1_archive.html
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and many others built under the capitalist regime all have these features... but the "smart" remark by Kabuto was not just that the tower is "communist-looking", as much as the addition of that subtle "old" adjective that never goes lost to the ear of people living under the capitalist regime as we do. Well you know Kabuto, the tower does not look old at all, it has been built in a country where there's socialism with local features, and that's why it looks new and futuristic!
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Old February 15th, 2010, 03:02 PM   #3300
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Any pictures of the interior?
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