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Old March 24th, 2007, 08:52 PM   #1
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NANJING | Jinling Fuguang | 430m | 1411ft | App





Chinese name: 金陵福光


Buy content through ScooptWords It's not often you see a unique skyscraper design these days, what with gherkins and turning torsos becoming ten-a-penny around the world but this design for the Chinese city of Nanjing might just pull it off.
Called Jinling Fuguang, or the "Hand of Peace", if you don't speak Chinese, this huge project will have 108 floors above ground and be 518 metres tall. Accommodating a mixture of hotel, office and residential, as indeed most super towers do, it has been designed by architect Yu Zhu Zongshi.
The scheme is effect a huge hand rising out of a slimmer wrist that will be clad in blue glass and tower above a large central podium. A shorter curving stepped building that shares this podium will be erected adjacent to it.
There are hints of Chinese feng shu in the design although these have been scotched by the architect more as coincidence. For example feng shu experts would say that "the Jinling luck light" has been employed to the office-space but the architect denies that Chinese folk beliefs are referenced so deeply in the design claiming these are more coincidence than deliberate - a classic case of the audience giving architecture their own meaning.
For Zhu, the scheme is more a case of a hand praying for an end to war saying that "the idea is to represent peace especially as Nanjing has suffered such injuries in war."
If they do build this then what next for other Chinese cities? Perhaps Shanghai can do a Monty Python and erect a giant foot and ankle, stamped into the city centre in reply.

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=742

As far as I know, it's just a proposal. I don't think they'll approve it.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #2
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looks good
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Old March 24th, 2007, 11:01 PM   #3
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Yeah! It totally looks like a hand.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 11:38 PM   #4
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Finally, something really NEW. Go Nanjing!
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Old March 24th, 2007, 11:40 PM   #5
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reminds me on a plant but i actually don't know wich
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Old March 25th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #6
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Huge stuff...
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Old March 25th, 2007, 03:38 AM   #7
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Hand is what I first thought. Interesting looking building.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 03:54 AM   #8
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It looks like a stretched left hand
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Old March 25th, 2007, 06:36 AM   #9
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Yeah it looks like two hands togeather, joined
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Old March 25th, 2007, 07:07 AM   #10
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Oh...looks very huge and stunning
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Old March 25th, 2007, 07:08 AM   #11
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magnificent! its very iconic!
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Sweet design, these proposals better happen.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 06:04 PM   #13
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very futuristic!!
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Old March 26th, 2007, 05:54 AM   #14
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do Nanajing really need this super tall ?if this project go ahead,then other super tall project in nanjing either may have to cancel or delay.
cuz we may looking at real estate bubble brust.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 06:07 AM   #15
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Like others said it looks like a big hand. I'm not really feeling this one.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 08:55 AM   #16
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The project was first proposed in 2006, and it's just a proposal, the project hasn't been approved nor financed, so we'll have to wait and see.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 09:22 AM   #17
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Freaky. Really.

But i like it.
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Someone needs nail clipping

(I like it)
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I don't think it looks like a hand actually, even though it says its called the "hand of peace," they definitely did not design it to look like a hand.
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sarcasm

and by the way, in case you didn't already figure out, it looks like a big hand.
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