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Old June 2nd, 2008, 03:28 PM   #5901
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 04:14 PM   #5902
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will there be a ceremony when the last external member is fitted ?
The ceremony is held when the building tops out, which they have already done. They bolted some gold bolts into the highest beam in the ceremony. It is likely they will hold a ceremony when the building is fully completed just for a bit of publicity, usually the tradition is to set off a shize load of fire crackers.

It's a great looking building, but the quality of office space did not turn out as well as expected. The floor efficiency is quite low, only 60%, due to the massive core and the floors are not column free meaning the columns get in the way of the office layout... but that's common for buildings of such a huge height. It'll be good when Shanghai IFC is finished, with its specifications it'll pretty much be the highest quality office building in Shanghai, which pretty much means in mainland China.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 04:52 PM   #5903
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They bolted some gold bolts into the highest beam in the ceremony. It is likely they will hold a ceremony when the building is fully completed just for a bit of publicity, usually the tradition is to set off a shize load of fire crackers.
Gold bolts? In the highest beam? Nice ...

*grabs construction gears and *
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:06 PM   #5904
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Any chance of this tower competing against Burj dubai for Emporis skyscraper award?
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:47 PM   #5905
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flickr, may 30th by LD.Winters

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Thanks for sharing all these amazing photos Skymyhusband!

One question, what is the building under construction behind WTC? its seems 30+ floors and rising... Its amazing, they sure have always multiple projects going in Pudong.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:53 PM   #5906
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21st century tower, ~180m. high.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:10 PM   #5907
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It looks so grand. But I still prefer the the circle hole in it.

Seems as if Jin Mao's the queen and SWFC's the king.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:43 PM   #5908
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The exterior turned out even better than I expected, looks sooooo wonderful...

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 07:43 PM   #5909
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I agree with my colleague above my post

It looks really great!
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 07:44 PM   #5910
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I almost feel sad now this tower is almost finished, it was a big part of the daily SSC experience watching this tower grow with the "Skymyhusband Flickr updates" (and all the other updaters) over last few years.

But the end result is very good, it turned out to be a very elegant tower. It's a very big contender for the best completed tower in 2008!
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 07:53 PM   #5911
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On reflection, I thought I had got used to the square but, i have not, I prefer the circle.

The square hole just makes the tower look very serious and unfriendly in a way, it almost looks like a frowning robot or something. It's brutish and oppressive.

The circle by contrast gave the tower a totally different more friendly feel, more balanced and wholesome.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:46 PM   #5912
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I agree, and I also think that a circular hole would complement the graceful lines of the building. Instead of complementing, the square hole just follows the lines of the building exactly, which "dumbs it down" in my opinion.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:51 PM   #5913
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And I disagree, I think this square hole fits the overall design much more than the circular one...
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 08:58 PM   #5914
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This is wonderful!

Been without internett acess for three weeks, comming back and seen this more or less completed was really amazing!
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 09:18 PM   #5915
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Yes, fast progress since 3 weeks
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 09:19 PM   #5916
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open: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maobing...32067/sizes/l/

This is what I'm talking about, this wall going from bottom to straight to the top makes it so tall.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 09:22 PM   #5917
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Technically trapezium hole.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 06:04 AM   #5918
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dammit! I just love this design.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 07:46 AM   #5919
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They should attach some art deco in the base for it to appear not flat or boring.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 08:43 PM   #5920
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