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Old November 21st, 2010, 12:55 AM   #3821
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amazing pictures, congrats guangzhou awsome tower
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 05:12 PM   #3822
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 05:44 AM   #3823
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 06:00 AM   #3824
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Old November 27th, 2010, 04:45 AM   #3825
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Hi all.

Great hour long documentary on this tower on National Geographic tonight called "Tallest TV Tower in the World".
Some good info and construction video. I missed half of it but it will be on again in a couple hours.

Funny how learning and getting info through the net leaves pronunciation lacking. I've been following and collecting pics/info on this project for years now.
I've always pronounced guangzhou - gang zoo.
After watching the doc I now know it's gwong joe.


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Old November 28th, 2010, 06:08 AM   #3826
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Hi all.

Some quick info tidbits from the Nat Geo doc:
24 columns
1104 column sections - 25 tons each
46 rings
650,000 tons of steel
columns filled with concrete
12 meter high model used for earthquake testing
skywalk stairway spirals around core from 160 to 350 meters
2 water tanks above relolving restaurant for damping - 600 tons each
2 tuned mass dampers in spire - 2 tons each


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Old November 28th, 2010, 01:56 PM   #3827
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Many more pictures of the inauguration of the exterior lighting scheme of Canton Tower (7000 LED fixtures individually controlled) on www.rogiervanderheide.com and of the party following on http://www.rogiervanderheide.com/?p=569
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Old November 28th, 2010, 01:58 PM   #3828
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Unfortunately the deck has still not opened, but you can go and visit floors 107 and 108 for some stunning views of Guanghzou.
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Old November 28th, 2010, 02:01 PM   #3829
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Hi, Thanks for all the comments on the lighting of the Canton Tower. The shape of the tower, by www.iba-bv.com, is amazing and very thankful to light. We chose for a concept that allows the tower to radiate, to be luminous, rather than a typical uplighting scheme where the light comes from the environment (spotlights on posts) to light up the tower. We thought a luminous tower is more of a strong metaphorical message: the tower giving its energy to the city rather than the other way around.

The lighting scheme has been put together by a team of experts: Arup Lighting during the concept and preliminary design stage, Changsha Planning & Design Institute for further detailing of the concept, Philips Lighting taking care of the engineering stage and the supply of the lights, and myself in the early stages of the project conceptualizing the lighting design (I worked for Arup at that time). The architects have also been involved quite a bit in the beginning, validating the early lighting design ideas.

All in all a great example of how collaboration as a team delivers awesome results. This lighting design is truly innovative due to its scale and controllability, and offers a lot of scenic options in the future. Imagine that local artists, designers, students etc will be assigned to create software that choreographes the light on Canton Tower... That would be fantastic, a true blend of cultures and views on architecture and the city at night.

Your comments are much appreciated, also please feel free to leave your comments on my website. I apologise my photographs are not hi-resolution like some of the amazing photos in this thread, but they capture a unique moment: the inauguration of the lighting design of the Tower.

For more info on the lighting of Canton Tower, see www.rogiervanderheide.com

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Old November 28th, 2010, 02:53 PM   #3830
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Old November 28th, 2010, 08:03 PM   #3831
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WOW

I AM SO EXITED.

i almost pee my pants, what a TOWER !!! woopidooolooyoo

i think my pig is whisteling

best tower i have ever seen, i wanna thank all chinese people for their craftmanship and their pure happyness.
CHINA ? YOU MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE!
I LOVE MY LITTLE SEXY ANGEL. wanna hold ya hand
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Old November 29th, 2010, 08:14 AM   #3832
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Some photos from the closing ceremony of the asian games :





source : http://www.lifeofguangzhou.com/node_...06482707.shtml
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Old November 29th, 2010, 02:40 PM   #3833
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wow

great firework...look like dragon !!
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Old November 29th, 2010, 03:13 PM   #3834
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Old November 29th, 2010, 04:25 PM   #3835
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Amazing tower!
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Old November 29th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #3836
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It's fantastic. Can someone take pictures of the finished pod ride?
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Old November 29th, 2010, 07:48 PM   #3837
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I was really skeptical of this building, but the building itself is absolutely INCREDIBLE compared to original renders. I just love the hour glass shape and the views from the interior. Officially one of my faves! Congrats!
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Old November 29th, 2010, 07:53 PM   #3838
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The tower is not open but visitors can still visit the observation deck?
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Old November 30th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #3839
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This tower is 10x better than Tokyo Sky Tree and 50x better than Oriental Pearl Tower in my opinion and i love both Tokyo ST and the Oriental Pearl
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Old November 30th, 2010, 02:38 AM   #3840
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oriental pearl looks quite nice in the day time. It really defines the skyline. Imagine replacing the oriental pearl with this tv tower? It just won't stand out as much. But yes, this tower looks really nice and its much more interesting than the usual KL tower styled tv towers (ie CN tower, macau tower etc)
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