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Old November 14th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #2021
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yes, indeed....i forgot .
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Old November 15th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #2022
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Old November 15th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #2023
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Has less than 88 floors, you know they're skipping floors with 4 etc...

You're right, actually it only has 74-75 floors at the moment:

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Old November 15th, 2007, 01:56 PM   #2024
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Holy shit @ Aboveday's first image!
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Old November 15th, 2007, 04:32 PM   #2025
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Holy shit @ Aboveday's first image!
Agree. What a futuristic location!
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Old November 15th, 2007, 04:43 PM   #2026
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Love the (apparent) lighting scheme on this too, looking like they're going with something more classic ala IFC-2 rather than the strange schemes you tend to see sometimes (Nina Tower - shyte).
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Old November 15th, 2007, 05:50 PM   #2027
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You're right, actually it only has 74-75 floors at the moment:

So it means this building won't have 118 floors?
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Old November 15th, 2007, 05:59 PM   #2028
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Excellent pictures of the tower, it looks amazing.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #2029
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So it means this building won't have 118 floors?
Not "really" no.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #2030
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Hmmm, if it has 74-75 floors now yet they say 88 then it skipped more than the 4-numbered floors. There are only 9 floors below 88 which end with 4 so that would leave 79 actual floors, not 75. Where did the other 4 go? Do they skip floor 13 as well? Still leaves 3 floors missing...

That's why I hate this floor-skipping business. So cheap, so stupid. So this building will really have 106 floors if it skips all the "8 floors." And they say 118...pathetic.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #2031
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Hmmm, if it has 74-75 floors now yet they say 88 then it skipped more than the 4-numbered floors. There are only 9 floors below 88 which end with 4 so that would leave 79 actual floors, not 75. Where did the other 4 go? Do they skip floor 13 as well? Still leaves 3 floors missing...

That's why I hate this floor-skipping business. So cheap, so stupid. So this building will really have 106 floors if it skips all the "8 floors." And they say 118...pathetic.
13 should be one of those being skipped.

May be the other few are underground levels which you can't see in the picture.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 03:15 AM   #2032
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Hmmm, if it has 74-75 floors now yet they say 88 then it skipped more than the 4-numbered floors. There are only 9 floors below 88 which end with 4 so that would leave 79 actual floors, not 75. Where did the other 4 go? Do they skip floor 13 as well? Still leaves 3 floors missing...

That's why I hate this floor-skipping business. So cheap, so stupid. So this building will really have 106 floors if it skips all the "8 floors." And they say 118...pathetic.
This is like saying people add spires on their buildings are stupid.

Who cares what the final number of floors are, take the building in from an architectural point of view, and the fact that the height doesn't change. The number of floors is insignificant, and learn to respect the culture of other people.

They're not doing it for no reason, putting people down before you think about what's going on just makes you an idiot.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 04:35 AM   #2033
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I'm not putting down a culture. I'm putting down the practice of skipping floors - not 8 numbered floors only. I do respect other cultures, if what they do is admirable. I'm not gonna respect a culture that, hypothetically let's say, murders it's own. I love Hong Kong and China both, I just think skipping floors is dumb, just like adding a big spire to punch up the height of a building.

I think skipping the 13th floor is just as stupid as skipping all 8 numbered floors.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 04:38 AM   #2034
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Ultimately the tenants will feel more comfortable being on a floor that is not labelled by a number sounding superstitiously bad. It's all about attracting tenants by removing a source of anxiety, such as "Will I be on a floor that sounds bad?"
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Old November 16th, 2007, 04:56 AM   #2035
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I love it nice job Hong Kong love the pic with the helicopter
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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:37 AM   #2036
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I'm not putting down a culture. I'm putting down the practice of skipping floors - not 8 numbered floors only. I do respect other cultures, if what they do is admirable. I'm not gonna respect a culture that, hypothetically let's say, murders it's own. I love Hong Kong and China both, I just think skipping floors is dumb, just like adding a big spire to punch up the height of a building.

I think skipping the 13th floor is just as stupid as skipping all 8 numbered floors.
dont you mean 4 numbered floors. 8 is supposed to be lucky in chinese
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Old November 16th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #2037
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What rubbish! Why not drop the superstition and just be straight and honest about floor numbers. This is'nt the middle ages for God's sake.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 01:36 PM   #2038
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What rubbish! Why not drop the superstition and just be straight and honest about floor numbers. This is'nt the middle ages for God's sake.

Yes, it is not the Middle Ages and IT IS NOT ENGLAND!

Surely one should be more concerned with the functionality, form and astheitics of a building rather than the mere floor count. Floors don't really mean much now do they? I think people are more concerned with the building's total height as floor-ceiling heights vary from building to building and country to country.

All I know is that many cities around the world would love to have such a beautiful work of art in their city whether it is 118 floors or 108. One thing we can't deny is that this will be a c480m+ skyscraper.

Why can't people just ACCEPT that things are done differently in various countries...

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Old November 16th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #2039
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I personally don't care if it will be 108 or 118 floors, 470 or 490m... It will be one great skyscraper whatever the final height and floor count...
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Old November 16th, 2007, 02:23 PM   #2040
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the floor count is not so important but the Height definitely
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