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Old August 7th, 2007, 10:38 AM   #81
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WOW amazing..
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Old August 7th, 2007, 12:16 PM   #82
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Astonishing! 2 or 3 please
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Old August 7th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #83
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wow, 3rd one is my favourite, looks very European.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #84
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beautiful renders, can't wait to see the first supertall in San Francisco
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Old August 7th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #85
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I like both 2 and 3.

2 is not like the IFC in design, and 3 looks a bit odd, especially if it stands out so much in the skyline.

Just please not 1.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #86
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I prefer Pelli and SOM's designs over Roger's design. And Rogers is my favourite architect in the world. They're all good, but my favourite is SOMs. At the moment

BTW, LOTS more pics and models (and I think heights too, do you have heights yet?) over at Skyscraper Page Forums.

SOM= 420m, or 1,375ft tall Top floor is 360m, or 1,200ft

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Old August 7th, 2007, 06:38 PM   #87
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GREAT!!!!
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Old August 7th, 2007, 07:32 PM   #88
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Who want's more renders and models!?!

Model pics taken by Botoxic over at SSP, who kindly gave permission for me to post them here:

Roger Stirk Harbour & Partners:













Pelli Clarke Pelli:













SOM:

















And SOM render from SSP:

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Old August 7th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #89
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WOW San Francisco finally gets a supertall....or is there already one?
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Old August 7th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #90
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That looks like a glass version of the Transamerica tower
If you had any proper knowledge of the Shard/London Bridge project, you would realise how VERY different the scheme is. It has something like 9 sides, it's considerably taller, it's mixed use, features a facade which is draped over the building at disimilar angles (if that makes any sense, it's hard to describe it). It isn't even technically a pyramid shape because of it's base, and the angles of it's sides. The shilhouette won't even appear similar.

It's basically like saying Transamerica tower is another version of the great pyramids of Giza.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #91
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Pelli's is the shortest, at 360m (1,200ft)

Roger's is only slightly taller, at 373m (1,225ft). 82 floors.

These heights however may be top floor heights, Rogers especially has 2 huge spires and a wind turbine. I think these are top heights though, as they list SOM's as 420m, (1,375ft), which is to the very top.

All very tall though for the west coast Well, I'm sure these would be considered very tall in any American city.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #92
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If you had any proper knowledge of the Shard/London Bridge project, you would realise how VERY different the scheme is. It has something like 9 sides, it's considerably taller, it's mixed use, features a facade which is draped over the building at disimilar angles (if that makes any sense, it's hard to describe it). It isn't even technically a pyramid shape because of it's base, and the angles of it's sides. The shilhouette won't even appear similar.

It's basically like saying Transamerica tower is another version of the great pyramids of Giza.
I dont claim to have a "proper knowledge" of the project you mentioned. All I was doing was comment on that one picture.

Understand what other people are doing before saying something, no need to be so condescending.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #93
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Wow, that last design is stunning!
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Old August 7th, 2007, 08:06 PM   #94
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I dont claim to have a "proper knowledge" of the project you mentioned. All I was doing was comment on that one picture.

Understand what other people are doing before saying something, no need to be so condescending.
I wasn't being condescending, I was trying to educate you actually.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #95
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well, when most towers in the world do not have a sharp, pyramid top, the london shard resembles the Transamerica in that element.
so until more towers are built like these 2, the shard will be compared (in a good way!) to the transamerica tower. the shard is very modern and unique...its just the shape, especially to an american, is very familiar with transamerica.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 08:10 PM   #96
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Wow, that last design is stunning!
I agree. SOM design is my favourite, definately.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #97
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Comments from San Fran Gate Online:

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God. NIMBYs always have to stick the oar in. I can't believe the comments about how they are only tall towers because men are in charge, and they are too phallic, and women should be incharge etc... Going on that backward logic, what the hell would they build? a giant hole. Clucking Idiots.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 08:31 PM   #98
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Though I like the way the Roger's design incorporated something local (Golden Gate Bridge) into their design, it's my least favorite, primarily because it's just too busy for my tastes. Pelli's design for their tower is really extremely plain and would hardly be iconic for such an esteemed city. The more I look at SOM's design, it simply gives me goosebumps, really! It's symbolic, intriguing, simple and yet elegant. My first thought was of the Eiffel Tower and it just seems so appropriate for two of the most romantic cities in the world to have something so in common.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #99
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Yes, those are my current thoughts too. But I never made the Eiffel Tower connection though.

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Old August 7th, 2007, 08:44 PM   #100
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Great projects, but SOM is the best!
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