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Old August 10th, 2007, 07:45 AM   #161
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OMG!!!!!!!!!! SOM DESIGN IS... OMG VERY EXTREMELY IMPRESSIVE! I love the rendering of shopping mall/park... Very futuristic! GET IT BUILT!!!!!!!!
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Old August 10th, 2007, 06:18 PM   #162
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the SOM design is actually interesting, but it is a mix of 2 previous SOM designs.
the external brace design is actually derived from their proposal for shanghai's shanghai center, and the twisting form going up is from nanjing jin ling tower proposal.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #163
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Frisco'd regret its choice(s) if any of the proposals (posted the last four or five pages here) end up being erected -- my overiding question wonders how their interiors and exteriors would easily be kept clean -- that one with the curvy ribbing: all I see is grime in all its exterior creases . . . but then again demolition's an evolving industry nowadays, ain't it?
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Old August 10th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #164
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Your eyes were riveted to the screen? That sounds really painful.

The design is just a fad. Ever since Turning Torso every city wants one of these things. The first was original but now it's just cliche. Let's see: Dubai has two twisting tower projects, Chicago has one, China has one, now San Francisco has one. How can this be the most beautiful skyscraper ever when there is already one just like it and a half dozen others u/c? This guy is a genius? Give me a break. He's just cashing in on a fad. BFD
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Old August 10th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #165
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Erm..SOM's tower doesn't twist.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 08:41 PM   #166
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Your eyes were riveted to the screen? That sounds really painful.

The design is just a fad. Ever since Turning Torso every city wants one of these things. The first was original but now it's just cliche. Let's see: Dubai has two twisting tower projects, Chicago has one, China has one, now San Francisco has one. How can this be the most beautiful skyscraper ever when there is already one just like it and a half dozen others u/c? This guy is a genius? Give me a break. He's just cashing in on a fad. BFD
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Old August 10th, 2007, 08:42 PM   #167
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Erm..SOM's tower doesn't twist.
Although ground around there's known to . . .
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Old August 10th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #168
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Erm..SOM's tower doesn't twist.
True, the shape is very unique; the middle of each side is 'pushed' away. Each side is (kind of) splitst up, and because of the fact that one side is 'pushed' away, it looks like it's twisted. And maybe it is a little bit, but not official. It's just a new variant of twisting.
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Old August 10th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #169
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It does twist, just not in the same way as other twisting towers. So, it's basically a rectangular prism with the widest faces tapering to points at the top as the shortest faces twist around to become the widest faces. They've taken the two short sides and wrapped them around the building and wherever there's empty space they fill it in with more facade.

Sure, it's a different kind of twist, but it's still a twist.


*I realize that buildings are frequently built in fads. Petronas, Jin Mao, and then Taipei 101. All of them pagoda designs. I think Jin Mao is the best - Petronas is ugly as sin and Taipei 101 is okay, but I don't think it has as much impact as Jin Mao. I just think that twisting a building is a gimmick.

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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:23 AM   #170
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It does twist, just not in the same way as other twisting towers. So, it's basically a rectangular prism with the widest faces tapering to points at the top as the shortest faces twist around to become the widest faces. They've taken the two short sides and wrapped them around the building and wherever there's empty space they fill it in with more facade.

Sure, it's a different kind of twist, but it's still a twist.
Let me get this straight

This tower

has a similar design to this tower?
IMO they have completely different designs

The only building it seems similar to is SWFC


Just because the shape of the bottom floor is different from the top floor it doesn't mean its a twisting tower.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:45 AM   #171
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Sure, it's a different kind of twist, but it's still a twist.
it's only a curving and not a twist
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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #172
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If you look at the som proposal the thing is not twisting. Taking a brief look and yeah maybe I can someone thinking it twists. Look at it for more than a quick sec and you can see it has sharp angles that curve but do not twist. IMO this blows the turning torso way outta the water.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 02:05 AM   #173
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This SOM proposal is certainly the most elegant and impressive design I have ever seen for a skyscraper! Very, very nice!
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Old August 11th, 2007, 02:10 AM   #174
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I noticed that SOM design's structure and facade are inspired by Chrysler Building in New York City. I noticed about a dozen of skyscrapers got built or being built that are inspired by Chrysler Building. It is becoming a trend right now.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #175
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Petronas pagoda design??? I DON'T THINK SO! Petronas is based on the 8 sides Islamic star.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 12:34 PM   #176
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regardless of how good it looks, all the SOM proposals look the same pretty much nowadays....
Eh? You actually thnik that design looks like their other work? Do you need glasses?
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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:23 PM   #177
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SOM design is amazing.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:29 PM   #178
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1) Personaly, I don't like the design -> as if it will be UC forever
2) Very beautiful design, but there are look a likes if im right...
3) Very beautiful and unique design, I prefer this one mostly.
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Old August 11th, 2007, 01:45 PM   #179
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woah! thats effin nice!!!
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Old August 11th, 2007, 02:37 PM   #180
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The SOM design is quite beautiful especially the lattice work
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