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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:16 PM   #6361
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What's taking them so long on the top of the building..
I still see them working on installing the top panels on the south side today.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #6362
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it's been a long time since i last look at the ICC
since when the crane at the top is being taken down?
i found that out when i was in the four seasons last night looking out of the windows
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Old January 6th, 2010, 04:05 AM   #6363
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^ yup it's mechanical floors. the cladding type there is different. "glass louvers"

cladding 101.

as for the half cladding installation or "skipping" installation, yes it's a faster method. the cladding is classified as infill method. spandrell units can be installed at different levels at the same time. as soon as lower and upper spandrel units are done the vision units can just be "infilled". the main reason why it was done way is because the outer skin of spandrell units (shingles) needs to be separate or removable member as required by BD (building department) as the shingle extends beyond the property line of ICC. it's treated as "temporary" structure. if you dont get what i mean. think of a neon signage that extends beyond the property line of a commecial buildings/stores in HK. sometimes it's already in he middle of the roads. (clever way to get away with building regulations)

this infill method was adopted for the burj dubai (soon to be called burj abu dhabi haha as it will be owned by abu dhabi soon.) going back to the topic, this "infill" method was adopted for the cladding on the mechanical floors ( tier interfaces) to catch up the much delayed schedule. if not, then up to now the cladding would only be half way or 3/ 4 if the old swiss design of cladding was not changed.kudoz to the designer who both designed ICC and new BD claddings. im not talking about SOM nor KPF here...


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Old January 6th, 2010, 06:24 AM   #6364
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when will it be finished and open to the public?
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Old January 6th, 2010, 07:44 AM   #6365
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Update pics from HK ICC

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Old January 6th, 2010, 01:13 PM   #6366
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I wonder, if you jump from the ICC, could you survive by falling really near the wall and sliding on that curved area?

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Old January 6th, 2010, 04:31 PM   #6367
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no with velocity youd either go straight through it or come to a dead stop for a second (squish) then roll down from there. If for some reason you could 'slide', it would take your back off
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Old January 6th, 2010, 07:12 PM   #6368
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when will it be finished and open to the public?
Elements, the mall at the base, has opened. The lower floors are also open as some companies have already moved in.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #6369
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I wonder, if you jump from the ICC, could you survive by falling really near the wall and sliding on that curved area?
Maybe in a few years James Bond or Jason Bourne will show us
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Old January 8th, 2010, 01:19 AM   #6370
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I wonder, if you jump from the ICC, could you survive by falling really near the wall and sliding on that curved area?
On 9/11 people tried jumping onto the temporary stage structure near 1 WTC. Do you think that the stage canopy helped?

The answer is no.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 12:12 PM   #6371
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On 9/11 people tried jumping onto the temporary stage structure near 1 WTC. Do you think that the stage canopy helped?

The answer is no.
Maybe it was of the wrong chape. Or they just sucked at jumping.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #6372
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a stunning and sheer tower for the most beautiful skyline in the world! congrats Hong Kong
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:19 PM   #6373
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I wonder, if you jump from the ICC, could you survive by falling really near the wall and sliding on that curved area?
If the verticle facade was less than 90° and smooth till the bottom, one might've been able to slide on it, and then on to the curved area. But even then, you would be sliding at around 190km/h (the friction might leave you some burns), and since there is nothing to stop you at the end of the curve, you'd go flying to your death at 100+km/h.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 11:21 PM   #6374
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If the verticle facade was less than 90° and smooth till the bottom, one might've been able to slide on it, and then on to the curved area. But even then, you would be sliding at around 190km/h (the friction might leave you some burns), and since there is nothing to stop you at the end of the curve, you'd go flying to your death at 100+km/h.
100km/h parallel to the ground is better than 190 km/h into the ground.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 11:31 PM   #6375
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..until you meet the first wall.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #6376
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Maybe it was of the wrong chape. Or they just sucked at jumping.
Yes I'm sure the reason people didn't survive was because it was the wrong shape and not because they were jumping from a tall building.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 01:51 AM   #6377
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I don't know if he was being serious or not. Regardless, it's one of the funniest comments I've read all week
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Old January 9th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #6378
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Yes I'm sure the reason people didn't survive was because it was the wrong shape and not because they were jumping from a tall building.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 01:14 AM   #6379
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rofl. I indeed wouldnt be surprised if in the near future jackie chan will slide off in some movie.

He's done it before in rotterdam.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #6380
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going by the last few remarks ,we must be running out of things to say .
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