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Old December 17th, 2010, 03:53 PM   #18321
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There's been some speculation that it's to allow for cabling to support the prismatic glass panels for the base.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 05:21 PM   #18322
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Why not this way??

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Old December 17th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #18323
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Yeah it bothers me as well. Maybe it won't be that striking when the other panels are installed, but now it's a bit strange
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Old December 17th, 2010, 05:59 PM   #18324
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Old December 17th, 2010, 06:55 PM   #18325
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i like how the cladding reflects

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Old December 17th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #18326
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Why not this way??

Because the way they did it makes for a much stronger panel. It will blend in a bit better once more panels are added.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 07:35 PM   #18327
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Why not this way??

1) Cheaper
2) Stronger
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Old December 17th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #18328
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1) Cheaper
2) Stronger
Yeah the smaller panel would not be able to be attached firmly, especially at the top
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Old December 17th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #18329
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Yeah the smaller panel would not be able to be attached firmly, especially at the top
that should have been one panel made to look like two then....the way it is now is just too anoying
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Old December 17th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #18330
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that should have been one panel made to look like two then....the way it is now is just too anoying
I agree with you and we're going to see the same thing every few floors all the way to the top. I love the overall design of this building but they could have easily made it look like two pieces of glass.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:01 PM   #18331
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Yeah the smaller panel would not be able to be attached firmly, especially at the top
With all the other major technical innovations they have used on this project attaching a small panel certainly would not have been that difficult! The way it is done now just plain looks tacky! This building deserves better.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:18 PM   #18332
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I hardly think the "It's stronger and more secure" argument has any sway, when right beside on the chamfered corner, there is a tiny, thin shard of glass that is (hopefully) secured firmly to the building and won't blow off in a wind storm.

My OCD wants the uniformity of the vertical lines preserved and wished they had faked the line on those panels to appear as if they were two. However, it will be less than noticeable when the whole facade is complete.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:25 PM   #18333
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Identical sizes too!!!!
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #18334
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I thought the situation was different with the Shard but I guess I was wrong:
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:59 PM   #18335
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Y'all REALLY need to wait for the finished product.

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Old December 18th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #18336
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I agree with you Zensteeldude.

It stands out a bit right now, but it will be less and less noticable as they get more floors done. When the whole building is done it won't be what attracts your attention unless you spent too much time obssessing over it right now.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 01:20 AM   #18337
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This thread is like following a TV series. love it. Cant wait to see more and more rows of that niiiiice glass
I couldn't agree with you more!
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Old December 18th, 2010, 05:51 AM   #18338
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I agree with you Zensteeldude.

It stands out a bit right now, but it will be less and less noticable as they get more floors done. When the whole building is done it won't be what attracts your attention unless you spent too much time obssessing over it right now.
True, and no need to wait to see how it'll turn out. Just look at STR's amazing work:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...1&postcount=32

The "missing line" occurs every fourth or fifth floor. Doesn't look bad at all.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 08:08 AM   #18339
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I wonder if each and every panel (except for the corner pieces, obviously) is made to fit in one specific location, or if the panels are standardized and can be used anywhere? Quite the nightmare if each one has its own specs...
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Old December 18th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #18340
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