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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:27 AM   #2421
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hkskyline...

i'm not sure the plates ever get 'smaller'..

the top five or six plates in the photo are not complete.. so maybe they look smaller.

also, the 'split' up the sides in all four corners of the building gets wider nearer the top.. maybe that make those plates a bit smaller.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 07:07 AM   #2422
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another 100m or so to go!!!
currently lev99

fl slab-99=389m
fl slab-100=393m -observation
fl slab-101=399m-restaurant
top of ZONE G=404.8m
then there will be 3x mech /transfer floors which will reach 417m.
Hey Culwulla, in you last line you state 3xmech/transfer floors. Transfer for the hotel? Any statistic on the highest habitable floor?

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Old January 24th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #2423
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hkskyline...

i'm not sure the plates ever get 'smaller'..

the top five or six plates in the photo are not complete.. so maybe they look smaller.

also, the 'split' up the sides in all four corners of the building gets wider nearer the top.. maybe that make those plates a bit smaller.
The widening split will make the plates appear smaller when viewed from a diagonal angle. If you look at them straight on to one of the facades then they will appear the same size as the others below.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 12:53 PM   #2424
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Old January 24th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #2425
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Old January 24th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #2426
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The floorplates are indeed getting smaller. Look at the first photo Aboveday just posted and you can see the columns "tilting" inwards.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #2427
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Old January 25th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #2428
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The floorplates are indeed getting smaller. Look at the first photo Aboveday just posted and you can see the columns "tilting" inwards.
Yes, it is clearly visible on the renders that the ,,walls" of the tower aren't going straight up to the top but it's getting a little thinner. And now it's finally visible on the real progress.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 12:53 PM   #2429
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Old January 27th, 2008, 02:06 PM   #2431
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The core itself looks taller than IFC from this angle. Probably exceeded the 400m mark.
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Old January 27th, 2008, 02:49 PM   #2432
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it looks taller because it is a bit in the foreground. according to Culwulla it should be now at ~398m
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Old January 27th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #2433
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Just only 86 meters to reach it's final height!!
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Old January 27th, 2008, 11:08 PM   #2434
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100 Floors. Cheers!
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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:06 AM   #2435
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Yes, it is clearly visible on the renders that the ,,walls" of the tower aren't going straight up to the top but it's getting a little thinner. And now it's finally visible on the real progress.

Again, plates getting 'smaller' only have to do with the widening split up the corners.. No way those concrete columns are coming nearer to the core.. that would mean they have a 'bow' in the middle.. yikes! I'm not an engineer but that doesn't sound right..
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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #2436
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The floorplates are indeed getting smaller. Look at the first photo Aboveday just posted and you can see the columns "tilting" inwards.
impossible. the whole structure would come down if the columns 'tilted'.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 07:09 AM   #2437
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impossible. the whole structure would come down if the columns 'tilted'.
not impossible for the perimeter columns to "tilt" inwards, as long as another system is use, (such as the floor system, or temp. support outriggers) to hold them in place as construction progresses.

However this is not the case here, the perimeter columns are in fact vertical, the floor system at the corners, and the glass curtain wall systems slight angel inwards at the corners gives the illusion of the inward taper of the upper floors, when the actual "taper" takes place only at the corners.

Core at level 100, well if there are no more missed floors, it should be 18 more to go..!!!
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Old January 28th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #2438
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impossible. the whole structure would come down if the columns 'tilted'.
Oh, you should tell that to the workers on OIE, they probably don't know the building is going to come down, cause of that.

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Old January 28th, 2008, 11:36 AM   #2439
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impossible. the whole structure would come down if the columns 'tilted'.
Not true. Take a look at some buildings such as 30 St Marys Axe in London where the all of the exterior columns are tilting, or the Turning Torso in Malmo. Better yet take a look at the new CCTV HQ under construction in Beijing. There is sufficient vertical support to hold up a significant load even if the columns are tilted slightly if designed properly.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #2440
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Alright finally floor 100! ICC is really looking like a beast in these pictures!
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