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Old August 29th, 2008, 02:10 PM   #6701
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yeah BBC world but not many british people watch that but instead at the usual BBC 1 news it didn't get broadcasted.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 04:25 PM   #6702
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^ Yeah but millions use the BBC website everyday which is where I saw the video. I'm sure it was shown on BBC 24 too. Anyway why does it matter? Most people don't care about skyscrapers. It's only interesting for those of us that do.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 04:25 PM   #6703
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Oh no ... the glass reflects! How can we take good pictures then!
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Old August 29th, 2008, 04:28 PM   #6704
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Shanghai presents the world’s tallest building (in two of the CTBUH categories)
Standing at 494m tall from sidewalk level to the tip, the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) in China falls short of the World’s Tallest Building title by 142 m at the current measurements for the Burj Dubai. But according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) the tower is the tallest in two out of four categories: Highest Occupied Floor and Height to Roof.



Having opened for business the Center is officially recognised by the CTBUH awarding the structure with the title of World’s Tallest in these categories with the heighest occupied floor of the SWFC at 474m and the height to top of roof at 487m. But the achievement will be for a limited time only as there are currently ten further buildings under construction designed to be taller. The CTBUH also categorizes under ‘Height to architectural top’ and ‘Height to tip’ but sadly the building will never receive these accolades.

The 101 storey, mixed use tower designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Mori Building has a basic form of a square prism, 58 m on a side. This is intersected by two sweeping arcs to form a vertically-evolving six-sided shape in plan, ultimately tapering into a single diagonal line at the apex, 492 m above the base. The building contains sophisticated urban retail spaces at the base, a 174-room luxurious five-star hotel at the top, and sixty-two office floors with cutting-edge specifications inbetween. Above the hotel, at the 94th to 100th levels, there will be a visitor’s center and observatory once the building is completed.



Stunning building!
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Old August 29th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #6705
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oh no i thought the ob deck was free like in petronas. does anyone have any idea how long you can stay in the ob deck? whole day ?
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Old August 29th, 2008, 08:16 PM   #6706
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not 100% sure but probaly not otherwise it will get jammed up like mad, instead will have time limit and some may get bored or freaking scared of the invisible floor they're standing on.

Anyway I just found some photos which people might have been looking at when this was proposed, but now we look at the real thing its 34 time better.



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Old August 29th, 2008, 10:14 PM   #6707
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I love this skyline

congratulations to the people of shangai
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Old August 30th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #6708
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very nice indeed!
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Old August 30th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #6709
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2010 skyline will look soooo amazing, ill be there for the expo
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Old August 30th, 2008, 12:27 AM   #6710
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do you think shanghai will get it?
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Old August 30th, 2008, 12:28 AM   #6711
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they ALREADY got it
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Old August 30th, 2008, 12:33 AM   #6712
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wow, really, i thought the decision was still up??!?!

link please....
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Old August 30th, 2008, 12:35 AM   #6713
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oh, i am so thinking about the 2020 expo, lol, sorry, my mistake
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Old August 30th, 2008, 01:39 AM   #6714
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looks like 3D or a city life shot
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Old August 30th, 2008, 08:16 AM   #6715
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Old August 30th, 2008, 10:01 AM   #6716
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Pics from flickr, august 24th:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/normanyen/
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Old August 30th, 2008, 10:50 AM   #6717
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAJDWEFkT5Y

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Old August 30th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #6718
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A better one

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Old August 30th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #6719
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thats so nice!! from the elevator u can look outside, u can just watch urself go from groundfloor up to 474 meters
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Old August 30th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #6720
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The last pic is just OMG. MY favorite Supertall of the YEAR.
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