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Old May 6th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #21
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should be some meters over ground now
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:40 PM   #22
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I don't understand why a developer would choose to build to 298 meters. Go two meters higher, and you'll have ten times the attention. I guess a height like 298 meters suggests to me that the developers of this tower don't want that much attention, but I can't imagine why.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 09:46 PM   #23
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building permit issues. The city may not allow a 300 meter tower in that location.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 10:17 PM   #24
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well why don't they loop off 50 metres off the tower, how is 2 metres going to make a differnece? Is there a large flow of air traffic going through where this tower's being built?
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 08:19 AM   #25
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any update photo?
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 10:31 AM   #26
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look like mini ICC
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 12:14 PM   #27
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 12:41 PM   #28
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wow thanks for the photo zorg, you have always been active and contributing about shanghai
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 07:03 PM   #29
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I don't understand why a developer would choose to build to 298 meters. Go two meters higher, and you'll have ten times the attention. I guess a height like 298 meters suggests to me that the developers of this tower don't want that much attention, but I can't imagine why.

it's the 8 that counts maybe.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 07:14 PM   #30
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wow thats nice.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 07:34 PM   #31
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Very elegant design. Nice to see another new building without wearing a 'hat'.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 09:08 PM   #32
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If the last photo is on July 31, 2007, it looks to me like there is a few months of site work and demolition work to do. I don't see any indication of footings (new) or other new foundation works, However, at least there is something going on, that's a plus, this is my favorite Shanghai tower.!!!
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Old September 16th, 2007, 03:04 AM   #33
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Old September 16th, 2007, 03:36 AM   #34
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What is that area full of trees. If that's a park it's one very beautiful looking park. I hope that stays there.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 03:44 AM   #35
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Finally an update...thanks a lot zOrg
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Old September 16th, 2007, 04:39 AM   #36
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Gratias for that nice overview pic, zOrg.

I also had expected that Wheelock Square would stand over ground now, but at least there's some progress going on. There's a second crane, and the tower seems to be ready to get up. This construction site exists now for about 3 years, so this building could've been almost finished at best!

But other towers in Jing'an also had delay. For instance Dong Hai Plaza (supposable 217m), the grey glass tower in the background of z0rgs pic, has been on hold halfway up for a long time, and finally seems to be finished with a different design.

Maybe Wheelock Square will at last give some attention to this place of Jing'an's new skyline (especially when Huamin King Tower follows). The focus is so much on Pudong, that this relative outlying place of Shanghai is prevalently overlooked.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 05:24 AM   #37
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I've heard about this project for a while now. Seeing the construction pictures, I'm wondering why its taken so long to develop...
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Old September 16th, 2007, 09:40 AM   #38
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well why don't they loop off 50 metres off the tower, how is 2 metres going to make a differnece? Is there a large flow of air traffic going through where this tower's being built?
Because they want to build as tall as possible with out infringing upon existing policies.

and i may not be air traffic, it may be other things that we're not aware of.

heck it may even be building cost and projected demand.

people didn't just pick this number for no reasons. Especially in a business decision.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:10 AM   #39
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This looks to me like concrete vertical columns and core, i'll assume the floor system to be of a truss type, with corrugated steel deck and concrete. slow to start, but once typical floors begin it should rise at a steady rate, (like the ICC Hong Kong.)

Can't wait for this one to gain some elevation.!!!
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Old September 16th, 2007, 01:04 PM   #40
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soooooooooooo close to supertall status it kills me.
o well.
i'll have to get over it i guess.
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