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Old July 10th, 2008, 03:15 PM   #1
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SHANGHAI | Xintiandi Phase 2 | 305m~ | 1000ft~ | 68 fl | Canceled

It's bloom time in architecture
By Li Xinran | 2008-6-23 | NEWSPAPER EDITION

JUST when you thought that Shanghai could not possibly become more architecturally state of the art, a company comes up with a trump card.

Picture a 68-story building in the shape of the bud of the city's floral emblem, the magnolia. Add to that a Broadway-style theater, an international hospital, an exhibition center and the only international school in the downtown area.

But wait, there's more.

The new will meet the old at ground level where shikumen, or stone-gate houses, will line traditional alleyways that will also incorporate fashion stores, museums and cafes.

Shui On Land Ltd developed the city's Xintiandi with the same old-meets-new theme. The 68-story project will be Xintiandi's sister ... Xintiandi's very big sister.

The Hong Kong-listed Shui On plans to complete Xintiandi II in the Taiping Lake area in the next seven to 10 years, directly opposite its smaller namesake.

The new skyscraper will stand near the business area of Xizang Road M. and construction is expected to begin before the end of the year, Shui On says.

The stone-gate alleys along Dongtai Road will be restored to their original splendor and incorporate antique stores and small museums, according to Shui On officials.

The 52-hectare project to rebuild the Taiping Lake area is expected to become part of a secondary central business district. Two six-star hotels - the Jumeirah and the Conrad - are already earmarked to be opened in the area in November.

Shui On also unveiled a new wishing fountain in the northern part of Xintiandi over the weekend.

The fountain, designed by Chinese-Dutch sculptress Wu Jingru, features images of three traditional Chinese gods "Fu," "Lu" and "Shou" - signifying luck, fortune and health.

Wu said the three bronze sculptures, each more than two meters tall, are a fusion of traditional Chinese beliefs and a Western fountain.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...cle_364209.htm







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Old July 10th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #2
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Even more great news for Shanghai. The design is relatively interesting... and this is to house the ONLY intl. school in downtown? I'll be keeping an eye on this.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #3
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nice one, but it would fit better in pudong
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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:50 PM   #4
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Wow !!!!! Stunner !!! Love it ! Good addition to the city !!
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nice one, but it would fit better in pudong
Yeah but supertalls aren't supposed to fit in, they're supposed to stand out! And puxi is the best place for them now, they don't have a supertalls yet and it will really help add to the skyscraper forest, Puxi is pretty much like Sao Paulo and with this, Puxi will finally have its first supertall (along with North Bund Tower, and Wheelock Square being quite close, 297m)
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项目搁置很久了,还是陈良宇时代的。
zorg, do you have chinese version of introduce?
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Old July 11th, 2008, 05:03 AM   #7
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first time seen it, nice designed tower.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 05:36 AM   #8
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项目搁置很久了,还是陈良宇时代的。
zorg, do you have chinese version of introduce?
http://sh.eastday.com/eastday/dfzb/d...u1a441203.html
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Old July 11th, 2008, 05:39 AM   #9
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Beautiful. If it gets just a bit higher, design would highlight a hundred of times better !
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Old July 11th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #10
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only 280 not 305
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Are they destroying any old historical buildings in this project?
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Are there any in Shanghai???
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of course shanghai has also historical buildings
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Old July 12th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #14
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check out whats at the bottom of the skyscrapers



Add that to the most art deco in the world, plus the Old City (not pictured).
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the last pic is really incredible, and the project is really good
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Yes, there is some 'art deco' to be admired in the French Quarter, but it isn't very well maintained. There is a nice art-deco museum in Chongqing, but other than that The Chinese don't seem to fancy this style very much.

That was one impressive picture by-the-way.
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More scale models to DROOL over..................GREAT......................
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Yes, there is some 'art deco' to be admired in the French Quarter, but it isn't very well maintained. There is a nice art-deco museum in Chongqing, but other than that The Chinese don't seem to fancy this style very much.
Some art deco? If you missed what the spliff fairy wrote - Shanghai is the city with arguably the most art deco in the world. Buildings of this style are scattered throughout the whole urban area, not only the old French Concession.
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Yeah but supertalls aren't supposed to fit in, they're supposed to stand out! And puxi is the best place for them now, they don't have a supertalls yet and it will really help add to the skyscraper forest, Puxi is pretty much like Sao Paulo and with this, Puxi will finally have its first supertall (along with North Bund Tower, and Wheelock Square being quite close, 297m)
Puxi have a supertall: Shimao International Plaza (333m)

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even if the gigant spires make-it a supertall...

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How far will be from People's Square?
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Xintiandi is about 1 km south of People's Sq.
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