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Old May 14th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #1061
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I am totally agree with this. I am amazed that number of losses this many with a 7.9 magnitude earthquake. I felt a 6 magnitude only and it was crazy I cannot imagine a 7.9 especially when you think the measurement is logarithmic.


Amazing tower, it will be quite a view together with east and West towers.

It depends on the depth of the quake as well - in this case it was only 6 miles deep which isnt too deep at all!!

Was it a strike-slip fault? Was the shaking "up and down" mostly or "side to side?"

We had a 6.8 back in 1994 in Los Angeles, which was only 6 miles deep, but because it was a strike slip fault, it created an "up and down" shaking that registered over 8 on the mercali scale - I felt years before one in the California desert which was a 7.6 and as huge as it was, it didnt pack the punch of the first one I mentioned which seemed unusually intense. As for the 250+ meter towers (including the 300 + meter US Bank Tower) in downtown LA, they were just fine and I would expect most of the modern high-rises in the bigger Chinese cities to hold up (including this TV Tower) to a really massive quake without toppling.

Another factor in our case though, is that there is a cover-up, as the quake we had in '94 was really a 7.2 on the richter scale - if the quake was over a 7, then FEMA (government aid) would not have been able to help in what was the most costly natural disaster to hit the US ever up to that point, but even then there were around 100 people killed - If we get the 8+ we are expecting, then we could get a taste of the same experience.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:28 AM   #1062
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #1063
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it looks so freaking tall, id say est of 435m~
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Old May 19th, 2008, 03:00 AM   #1064
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thanks toddhubert.
well going off plans and looking at core.
i see 5 lift openings above large void, thus core now at 5th highest turret level of vip restaurant. which is 404m.
now if you count red core frame ,add 3 more levels or 16 more metres, thus 420m high!

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Old May 19th, 2008, 03:18 AM   #1065
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Plenty of great projects in Guangzhou.

Beautiful city!
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Old May 19th, 2008, 03:53 AM   #1066
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Chinese style graffiti?? lol
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Old May 19th, 2008, 04:11 AM   #1067
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um.. that graffiti is not my favorite.

But put it this way, the street art is equally beautiful to painting in cave wall.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #1068
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that's one of the fastest towers i've ever seen
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Old May 19th, 2008, 12:49 PM   #1069
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should top out in june. i think 440m is high as core goes.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #1070
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yes, core will definitely top out in june, but the spire probably months later...first they've to catch up with the steel-structure i think
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Old May 19th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #1071
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amazing tower... though the air around seems to be thick of dirt and dust. What's the use of such a tall tower, when you can't see anything from its top?
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That's an amazing tower.
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Old May 20th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #1073
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i suppose it depends on the day. alot of the year its clear




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Old May 20th, 2008, 05:57 AM   #1074
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I want to experience that Gravity ride on the top of the tower!!! and what a great view it will have from the observation amphitheater.

Do you know what kind of damping system this tower will use???
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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:08 AM   #1075
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what's the height of gravity ride? from 454m to 500m?
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what's the height of gravity ride? from 454m to 500m?
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Old May 21st, 2008, 04:37 PM   #1077
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what's the height of gravity ride? from 454m to 500m?
whenever this opens, we better have a forumer brave enough to bring a camera along for the ride!

topping out in June, pretty cool, this thing really flew.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 04:49 PM   #1078
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whenever this opens, we better have a forumer brave enough to bring a camera along for the ride!

topping out in June, pretty cool, this thing really flew.
i will go for a ride when it finish!
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Old May 21st, 2008, 09:45 PM   #1079
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That building runs like hell!!! so fast!

Amazing when they started groundbreaking... not even a year end a half ago (+/- 18 months)!

Speechless.
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