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Old September 7th, 2007, 02:24 PM   #3081
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how long before a light aircraft flies through the hole?
dare i suggest could even be done as a publicity stunt
it will happen i guarantee it
The price of failure is too much to pay, its not just a person life, plane crash on the top of the building might result in what you see for NY WTC back in sept 11 2001.



Anyway, its great to see this mega structure finally completed, after 10 year since it start its construction...

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Old September 7th, 2007, 02:24 PM   #3082
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Old September 7th, 2007, 02:25 PM   #3083
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Fake in what sense? Its tonal values are edited to remove the smog. When you increase the contrast you will also increase noise. Its Shanghai from top to bottom. You should have read the posts above yours.


SWFC is a great piece of architecture!
forget him, he is just jealous
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Old September 7th, 2007, 02:36 PM   #3084
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Now I think the tower tapers too much for my liking - looks a bit strange.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 03:03 PM   #3085
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I think they are going to build the steel structure all the way to the top initially without the hole. My guess is the hole will be made by removing steel girders from the hole area after the building is topped out. Perhaps that's why we haven't seen the hole yet?


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I do construction and this sounds quite ridiculous to me.
And yet that is exactly what is happening
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Old September 7th, 2007, 03:29 PM   #3086
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topped out already?
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Old September 7th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #3087
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Old September 7th, 2007, 04:55 PM   #3088
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The price of failure is too much to pay, its not just a person life, plane crash on the top of the building might result in what you see for NY WTC back in sept 11 2001.



Anyway, its great to see this mega structure finally completed, after 10 year since it start its construction...

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They don't need to fly with Airbus A380 through that hole, Cessna or similar small aircraft is enough.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 04:59 PM   #3089
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A380 is 79.80m wide. Too big for that hole
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #3090
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flickr, september 7th by maja_x1

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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #3091
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The top looks pretty good!
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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #3092
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They don't need to fly with Airbus A380 through that hole, Cessna or similar small aircraft is enough.
I dun rmb that the plane that bring the NYC down is a A380 Airbus.


Anyway that is beside the point, what i wanna emphasize is that it doesnt matter whether anot the plane is big or small or whether how safe it is. The only problem is that the consequences is far too much to bear.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #3093
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I dun rmb that the plane that bring the NYC down is a A380 Airbus.
I known, it was Boeing 757
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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:19 PM   #3094
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I known, it was Boeing 757
I hope you notice i was just being sarcastic.


Anyway, lets just celebrate for the topping out of SWFC shall we? At least for now it has the status of the 2nd tallest building when completed
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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #3095
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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:27 PM   #3096
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Now I think the tower tapers too much for my liking - looks a bit strange.
Ive thought so since i first saw the design.

Anyway its sheer size and massiveness gives an impressive impression.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:29 PM   #3097
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The tower is great, but the view from the Bund is not exactly nice, there are too many distracting structures: the Tv tower, green blade-shaped towers and tower with flying saucer-like top... not to mention the yellow "Aurora" tower-> they all lack of harmony!
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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #3098
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The tower is great, but the view from the Bund is not exactly nice, there are too many distracting structures: the Tv tower, green blade-shaped towers and tower with flying saucer-like top... not to mention the yellow "Aurora" tower-> they all lack of harmony!
Agree, the Oriental Pearl Tower looks out of place becouse its not highest, and the skyline in general looks disorganised.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #3099
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the building looks soooooo huge on these last pix
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Old September 7th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #3100
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It looks twice as big because it has two lines of windows for each floor.
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