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Old November 17th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #7261
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It's about time some aerobatics master flies through that gap.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 07:39 PM   #7262
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LOOOL

In that case, people should be paid lot of money if any of them are brave enough to be inside the observation deck during the fly-through. I would not even be in 100m distance of the tower.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #7263
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If the pilot is experienced, ill go in the ob deck for free
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Old November 17th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #7264
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This building is just wonderful, and I find it so unfair that a spire gives the Taipei 101 the title of the tallest.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #7265
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when I was watching the interview of the architect or someone involved with this SWFC's project, I remember him saying SWFC is taller than Taipei 101 to him (with the reason that roof is first priority than the spire) But depends where you're from and that Sears tower roof VS petronas tower spire arguement is very similar.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #7266
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when I was watching the interview of the architect or someone involved with this SWFC's project, I remember him saying SWFC is taller than Taipei 101 to him (with the reason that roof is first priority than the spire) But depends where you're from and that Sears tower roof VS petronas tower spire arguement is very similar.
Yeah, but at the end of the day, a good stylish tower is much better than just a tower which is known for its height. In my opinion Taipe101 is a very impressive tower and so is SWFC. Either way, both towers would equally deserve great recognition for its existence and should be valued for more than its height.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 01:55 AM   #7267
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amazing building i love it!

is it now ready are offices moved in?
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Old November 18th, 2008, 02:12 AM   #7268
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Yes, it was fully open on September 1, 2008 and I'd guess that 70% of the offices are occupied now. Are there any interior hotel pics? I'd really like to see that part of the tower.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 02:20 AM   #7269
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Old November 18th, 2008, 08:34 AM   #7270
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what can I say? It has met everyone of my expectations.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:56 PM   #7271
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Shanghai World Financial Center named 'Best Tall Building Overall' by CTBUH

Shanghai World Financial Center has been named ‘Best Tall Building Overall’ at the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) international Tall Building Awards last night. The Centre, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, was commended at the awards ceremony in Chicago for its “clear and elegant form, dramatic at all scales through a connection metaphorically of the earth and sky”. The CTBUH also announced the structural design as ‘revolutionary’.




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 CTBUH the tower is the tallest in two out of four categories: Highest Occupied Floor and Height to Roof. The centre has become iconic in Shanghai and in China.

KPF describe the form of the Shanghai WFC: “A square prism (used by the ancient Chinese to represent the earth) is intersected by "cosmic arcs," accentuating the building’s vertical ascent. This geometry is further dramatized by carving a great sky portal into the upper levels of the building. Reinforcing the fundamental geometry of the building, the sky portal widens as it rises, topped by a sky bridge that joins the opposite corners of the tower into a single form.”

The tower was up against three further regional finalists: The New York Times Tower by Renzo Piano and FXFowle, New York; The Willis Building by Foster + Partners, London; and the Bahrain World Trade Center by Atkins, Bahrain – each also receiving their awards last night.

Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and William F. Baker of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Cesar Pelli was awarded the Lynn S. Beedle Award for his “dramatic influence on the profession of architecture in creating buildings that are innovative, unique and advance the art and science of tall building design” and William F. Baker was awarded the Fazlur Rahman Khan Medal for his “extraordinary creativity in structural design and his integrated approach, which has resulted in buildings that simultaneously mesh engineering and architecture to create the building form”.

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Old November 23rd, 2008, 05:20 PM   #7272
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not surprised, what other completed skyscraper could've possibly beaten this?
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 07:31 PM   #7273
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At this moment i dont know , but after few months...
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Old November 24th, 2008, 12:01 AM   #7274
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Old November 25th, 2008, 03:03 AM   #7275
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Amazing building!
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Old November 25th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #7276
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how much of the floor has glass in the obs deck please ?
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Old November 25th, 2008, 10:30 PM   #7277
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OMG! I can't believe this building already made numerous awards!

I really love the architecture of this! It's much better looking than anyone I know.

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It's been a very long while. It's good to be back guys. I'll be active as usual again.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #7278
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welcome back
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Old November 26th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #7279
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Amazing...just amzing....
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Old November 27th, 2008, 07:36 AM   #7280
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The floor was amazing!


China seem to boost the highest OBS deck in both indoor and outdoor...
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