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Old January 15th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #1
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SHANGHAI | World Expo Harmony Tower | 201m | App



SHANGHAI will turn a 165-meter chimney at an old power plant into an observation tower for the 2010 World Expo to demonstrate planners' efforts to mix advanced technology with the city's history.

The chimney, at the eastern end of the Puxi side of the Expo Site, where the old Nanshi Power Plant was located, will be transformed into a 201-meter-tall "World Expo Harmony Tower" that can carry 650 visitors every hour. It will include tracks and cars similar to a roller coaster that will wrap around the tower and take people to the top for a view of the city's skyline.

The century old plant was closed in September last year.

Revamping the plant was a brainchild of the Expo organizers and is part of the "Urban Best Practices Area," which will showcase innovative ideas to make city life better.

The Nanshi plant produced a lot of pollution when it was in use. Now it will become a venue showcasing how electricity can be generated by utilizing wind, solar and tidal energy.

The renovation of old factories is one of the highlights of World Expo 2010 because in all previous World Expos, the construction work that had to be done involved the building of new, albeit temporary, pavilions.

Expo Mansion, where Expo organizers work, stands on the Pudong side of the 5.28-square-kilometer Expo site. The area used to be a textile printing and dye factory that was originally built by French businessmen.

Expo planners also planned to turn 95,500 square meters of workshops and warehouses, or about 14 percent of the total area of the Expo Site, into exhibition halls or public activity centers, according to previous reports.

After the Expo, the venues will be turned into museums to showcase both the history and the future of manufacturing.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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looks like chicago spire....
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Old January 15th, 2008, 01:53 PM   #3
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^Not realy, I like it. Looks good!
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Old January 15th, 2008, 02:20 PM   #4
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They have a lot of huge, futuristic projects for the 2010 World Expo. This I don't really like though, it's just a converted chimney.
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Old January 15th, 2008, 02:25 PM   #5
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reminds me of DNA.

Interesting project though.
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Old January 16th, 2008, 12:00 PM   #6
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lol it was a factory, now they want to convert it to a expo site XD
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Old January 16th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #7
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IMO its a tacky project...........how said "just a vonverted chimney"! With 4 spirals on it. Shanghai can do it better!
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Old January 16th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #8
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I think it's a nice conversion of the chimney. I like that redevelopment and conversions are being embraced instead of just demolishing.
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Old January 16th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #9
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Honestly I don't like it, if the concept should inspire the landmark tower for the expo.

They could do something better for that purpouse.

May I have a map or just have an idea of the location? thank you.
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Old January 16th, 2008, 03:03 PM   #10
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i think it´s a good idea

"It will include tracks and cars similar to a roller coaster that will wrap around the tower and take people to the top for a view of the city's skyline."

-> this sounds cool
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Old January 16th, 2008, 05:27 PM   #11
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that's what i call a good using for an old chimney
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Old January 17th, 2008, 06:45 AM   #12
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SHANGHAI will turn a 165-meter chimney at an old power plant into an observation tower for the 2010 World Expo to demonstrate planners' efforts to mix advanced technology with the city's history.

The chimney, at the eastern end of the Puxi side of the Expo Site, where the old Nanshi Power Plant was located, will be transformed into a 201-meter-tall "World Expo Harmony Tower" that can carry 650 visitors every hour. It will include tracks and cars similar to a roller coaster that will wrap around the tower and take people to the top for a view of the city's skyline.

The century old plant was closed in September last year.

Revamping the plant was a brainchild of the Expo organizers and is part of the "Urban Best Practices Area," which will showcase innovative ideas to make city life better.

The Nanshi plant produced a lot of pollution when it was in use. Now it will become a venue showcasing how electricity can be generated by utilizing wind, solar and tidal energy.

The renovation of old factories is one of the highlights of World Expo 2010 because in all previous World Expos, the construction work that had to be done involved the building of new, albeit temporary, pavilions.

Expo Mansion, where Expo organizers work, stands on the Pudong side of the 5.28-square-kilometer Expo site. The area used to be a textile printing and dye factory that was originally built by French businessmen.

Expo planners also planned to turn 95,500 square meters of workshops and warehouses, or about 14 percent of the total area of the Expo Site, into exhibition halls or public activity centers, according to previous reports.

After the Expo, the venues will be turned into museums to showcase both the history and the future of manufacturing.
city planner in London,england actusally turn abandone power station into a ultra modern art musuem.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 08:58 PM   #13
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Hate this, it looks like one of those whistling sweets from chitty chitty bang bang. (toot- sweet )
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Old January 4th, 2009, 12:07 PM   #14
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Mustn't they reinforce the chimney to carry the weight of that external structure?
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Old January 4th, 2009, 01:13 PM   #15
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Brilliant Idea.
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Old January 4th, 2009, 02:01 PM   #16
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i think it's already u/c
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Old January 31st, 2009, 06:38 AM   #17
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very unique!!!
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Old February 4th, 2009, 06:16 AM   #19
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u/c pic
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Old February 4th, 2009, 06:23 AM   #20
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i call this "arts" ,chimney+DNA, unbelievable.
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