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Old July 28th, 2007, 04:32 PM   #21
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I agree - sister city or otherwise - I reckon the name's bloody ridiculous.
Twinned cities who's trade goes back a long time. The Bund in Shanghai actually has buildings which are basically replicas of Liverpool buildings, the least we can do is name a tower (which was inspired by shanghai) after them..

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Old July 28th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #22
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I've long recognised the similarity between the Liver Building and the Bund - or Waitan - in Shanghai. Nevertheless, naming the proposed tallest building in Liverpool, 'Shanghai Tower', still strikes me as being over the top. Perhaps the city on the Huangpu will reciprocate?
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Old July 28th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #23
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What would you lot suggest for a name then? There's an India Buildings, a Kingston House etc. What is so wrong with Shanghai?
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Old July 28th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #24
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For the city's tallest - what about the Liverpool Tower or Mersey Building?
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Old July 28th, 2007, 09:53 PM   #25
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A bit bland though don't you think? Don't say anything about the cultural and commercial links of this city. For an example, please look up Pueto de Liverpool, Mexico. That's recognition of history, right there.
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Old July 29th, 2007, 01:11 AM   #26
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Those were just a couple of names off the cuff. I guess the point I was making is that the city's highest structure would be better off named with something unequivocally Liverpudlian. Anyway, is it essential that the building has an historical moniker?
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Old July 29th, 2007, 11:15 AM   #27
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I think so. Otherwise it could just be another off the shelf anywheresville tower. I know they were off the cuff suggestions, but the sad thing is a lot of new developments have bland names chosen by committee. The Marine Way Bridge in Southport; One Park West, Liverpool. I'd hope that by naming it Shanghai Tower it'd maybe make people think about what was in the dock before it.

Besides, who says that it'll stay the citys tallest for long??
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Old July 29th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #28
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anyone have a render? maybe it will be a scraper based on jin mao;
a new 400m+ scraper for liverpool wouldnt be out of the question here
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Old July 29th, 2007, 10:46 PM   #29
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Jin Mao is very unique to China, as is the Petronas in Kuala Lumpur, B Dubai in Dubai etc

we need something that is liverpool

a huge liver bird
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wow quite a suprise for liverpool!
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Old July 29th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #31
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 04:57 PM   #32
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Twinned cities who's trade goes back a long time. The Bund in Shanghai actually has buildings which are basically replicas of Liverpool buildings, the least we can do is name a tower (which was inspired by shanghai) after them..

Liverpool:


Shanghai:




A few more images:

Shanghai Custom House, 1925-1927.
http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/...abundindex.htm





The former Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Building, 1921-1923. It now is the Pudong Devlopment Bank.
http://www.orientalarchitecture.com/...abundindex.htm



Both together:




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Old August 5th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #33
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Shanghai tower is still very much an outline proposal at the moment and it will probably be two months before we see any renders. Then, we should have four sets to choose from as it will be an architectural competition. Whether the citizens of Liverpool have a say in which is finally chosen remains to be seen however.

As for the name - sounds great to me. Better than just naming it after the developer a la Beetham Tower or plumping for John Lennon Tower. We want to celebrate our global connections and what better way than the first sight of Liverpool that people sailing down the Mersey will see?
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Old August 6th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #34
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i think shanghai tower sounds quite cool. better than the generic names given to most towers.
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Old August 7th, 2007, 09:12 AM   #35
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Liverpool skyline is beautiful!and it would be more..
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Old March 1st, 2008, 12:41 AM   #36
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Just a bit of news on this project, thanks to philly

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Hi guys, l joined the forum months ago, made a couple of posts but have been a serial lurker since! Anyway, I just thought I'd draw your attention to some snippets of interesting and positive bits of information I came across today in the new LDP Business magazine. If anyone has a copy, there is a double page spread (pp. 66-67) on progress with the Shanghai Towers scheme. It mentions that Peel has been in talks with a Chinese business about financing and occupying its proposed tower, adding, "The North West property group wants to form a joint venture deal with China Container Shipping Line, a multi-national group based in Shanghai. Its a state controlled enterprise that operates 440 vessels and has 260 branch offices around the world... Peel has been flagging up the scheme to interest groups and says it has received positive feedback so far. It currently has teams of designers and traffic consultants drawing up a mini masterplan which should be published later this year. It's possible a full planning application could be lodged later next year."

I've tried searching on the new LDP website for a link to the article, but to no avail! It's quite extensive so, I'm just quoting the main bits!

There are two further Liverpool Waters related articles in the mag. One, on page 10, reports that Peel could have a planning application for a "proper cruise terminal" ready within 3 months. By proper, it goes on to explain that, in contrast to the berth which opened last September, this one would be complete with passenger facilites and baggage handling, enabling it to be a point of departure, rather than just a port of call.

On page 6 of the magazine, there is an article on Peel's attempts to clear the King Edward Industrial Estate of tenants. Apparently, they face opposition from some of the tenants, most notably Printfine, which is described as Liverpool's fastest growing company. The article also makes reference to Peel's objection to the King Edward Tower on the grounds that it would detract from its own scheme.

Anyway, just thought I'd let you know about these snippets of information. News like this plays down the notion that Liverpool Waters is a pie in the sky development and makes me more confident that the plans will come to fruition!

On a wider point, for those of you who can get hold of it, the magazine is really informative and great for Liverpool regeneration nerds like me! There's a section looking at the economic impact of Capital of Culture and another highlighting the potential trade links between Liverpool and China. All in all, a great read!


I think there will be many years we could even hope for a start on this by the looks of it.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #37
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i think shanghai tower sounds quite cool. better than the generic names given to most towers.
Well at least its not one of those stupid names,the likes of barret choose for there developments.Like Manyo in Salford.

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Old August 20th, 2008, 06:33 PM   #38
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Well at least its not one of those stupid names,the likes of barret choose for there developments.Like Manyo in Salford.

Congratulations.....you win this months 'Most Pointless Ressurection Of A Dead Thread' award.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #39
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WOW this is great news for Liverpool! It's about time Liverpool gets another tally!
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Congratulations.....you win this months 'Most Pointless Ressurection Of A Dead Thread' award.
I don't want this thread to dead though.
And besides the designs will be released soon.
we hope.
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