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Old December 18th, 2014, 03:56 AM   #1061
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Old December 18th, 2014, 04:06 AM   #1062
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Wow,Yangtze delta megalopolis is the real deal
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Old December 18th, 2014, 03:26 PM   #1063
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Nice shot! I've been waiting for ten years now for a shot of Suzhou from Shanghai.
The big trousers should be visible from the Pudong supertalls and vice-versa if the weather is clear. Maybe at night when lit-up otherwise they are all going to be tiny bumps on the horizon. Just need the right day/night, and the right forumer to be up there with a good-enough lens...
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Old December 19th, 2014, 05:48 AM   #1064
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Amazing shot! It really put things in perspective. The whole urban area must be HUGE.
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Old January 19th, 2015, 12:03 PM   #1065
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This isn't good. Looks like it will be a while before this building opens. The article says it has been unoccupied for 11 years, that doesn't seem right though.

http://society.huanqiu.com/photonew/...1/2759994.html
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Old January 21st, 2015, 07:12 AM   #1066
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why is the gate of orient cladding still not done. This has to be one of the slowest projects ever
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Old March 10th, 2015, 07:42 PM   #1067
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19.02.2015
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Old March 10th, 2015, 07:50 PM   #1068
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Amazing shot! It really put things in perspective. The whole urban area must be HUGE.
Any long term plans to connect the metros of Shanghai and Su Zhou?
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Old March 11th, 2015, 01:43 PM   #1069
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from that pic it looks like theyre already connected
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Old March 11th, 2015, 11:27 PM   #1070
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I found this source:
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/m/shang...t_17050379.htm
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Old March 12th, 2015, 10:37 AM   #1071
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That's kunshan... city of suzhou is too far away. There is HSR, much more convenient
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Old March 28th, 2015, 04:15 AM   #1072
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Hey guys,

I just made a April Update on the amazing Gate of the Orient with many of your pictures I promise it wont disappoint!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SZ-...GV5IYLRv0CeOrw

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Old March 28th, 2015, 10:41 PM   #1073
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Hey guys,

I just made a April Update on the amazing Gate of the Orient with many of your pictures I promise it wont disappoint!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SZ-...GV5IYLRv0CeOrw

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Great work and cool soundtrack!
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Old April 7th, 2015, 08:25 PM   #1074
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Landmark project nears completion
7 April 2015
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Oriental Gate, a landmark building in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, that has been widely ridiculed for its unconventional underpants shape, is finally nearing completion after more than a decade of construction.

According to Zheng Donghui, president of developer Suzhou Chinaing Real Estate, a 3,400-sq-meter garden will be built on the top floor of the skyscraper. The garden will resemble those listed as World Heritage in Suzhou and will be shared by two presidential suites on the 20-meter-high top floor.

"Many stones needed to construct the garden will have to be lifted by crane to the top floor," Zheng said. "Almost every floor of the building is specially designed because of its shape and complicated structure."

Dubbed "the No 1 Gate in the world", the 301.8-meter-tall building is the largest gate-shaped building in the world. It is located in the CBD of the Suzhou Industrial Park and covers an area of 460,000 sq meters.

The building is well known in China, with many Internet users criticizing that it resembles a pair of long underwear and does not blend in well with the city, which since ancient times has been noted for its delicacy and beauty.

Designed by British architectural firm RMJM, Oriental Gate was meant to resemble Paris' Arc de Triomphe with the characteristics of traditional Chinese gardens.

The 94-story building is also frequently compared by Chinese to the Beijing headquarters of China Central Television, which is called "big underpants" for its controversial appearance.

Construction started in September 2004, but the developer breached the contract at least three times by failing to hand it over to the buyers.

Although many Chinese media reported that the developer's financial problems caused the breach, Xu Lin, planning director of Chinaing, denied the accusation, saying that the firm always has plenty of funds to support the construction.
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Old May 31st, 2015, 09:52 PM   #1075
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Old June 1st, 2015, 12:49 AM   #1076
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Absolutely iconic and unique supertall gate-tower project !!!

After so long time it comes true finally !!!
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Old June 1st, 2015, 02:37 AM   #1077
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that only took forever.
are those booms on top for window washing?
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Old July 14th, 2015, 09:34 PM   #1078
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Old July 14th, 2015, 09:58 PM   #1079
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Nice pics. And nice building. But I think the pics were taken in the spring (the cherries).
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Old July 15th, 2015, 06:40 PM   #1080
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Nice pics. And nice building. But I think the pics were taken in the spring (the cherries).
That's probably right. I haven't found more up to date pics...
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