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Old October 18th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #121
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NO. nobody said to keep them, but someone has ever said :"the pavillions will be removed (NOT remained!!!) after EXPO".
I am confused here 02tonyl said that earlier and he seems to know much about China projects as far as I am concerned , are you someone working on a higher level of the goverment to know more of that ?
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I am confused here 02tonyl said that earlier and he seems to know much about China projects as far as I am concerned , are you someone working on a higher level of the goverment to know more of that ?
Please excuse me for causing all the confusion but if you don't mind reading the following link then it should clear up all the bewilderedness around the venues remaining or not

http://en.expo2010china.com/pdf/0121.pdf


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Old October 18th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #123
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Sunshine fills Expo energy bill

2008-10-17


SOLAR power will play an important role in several key pavilions at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo, experts told a Yangtze River Delta science forum held yesterday in the city to discuss energy and sustainable development.

Solar-influenced construction will be used at the China Pavilion, Expo Center and the Theme Pavilion, where the slogan "Better City, Better Life" will play out. Solar lamps and solar-energy fixtures such as toilets and information boards will also be adopted, using batteries for storage.

About 200 scientists and government officials participated in the forum, organized by the Shanghai Consulting and Academic Activities Center for Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

The plan for Expo buildings integrates photovoltaic cells that covert sunlight directly into electricity, according to Hao Guoqiang of the Shanghai Solar Energy Research Center. About 4.4 megawatts of generating capacity will be used in building construction.

"Due to the artistic design of the buildings, photovoltaic materials will be installed mainly on the roofs of the pavilions and the Expo Center," Hao said. "The Theme Pavilion will become the nation's biggest building integrated with photovoltaics."

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article...178&type=Metro
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Old October 18th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #124
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Park-and-ride hubs on track

2008-10-17


SHANGHAI will set up 37 park-and-ride centers in the next two years to ensure adequate parking during the 2010 World Expo.

These facilities will be developed around the Outer Ring Road in the suburbs and along the outer edges of the city, according to traffic authorities.

The park-and-ride concept allows commuters to leave their vehicles at car parks in the suburbs and use the bus or rail system to travel into the city.

Authorities are also planning to build public parking lots within the city, which will add another 10,000 spots by 2010.

By the end of 2007, there were more than 600,000 private cars in the city. But there were only 1,661 parking lots in Shanghai, with a total of 209,000 parking spots.

The new lots, however, will not solve the problem completely. Traffic authorities said the city will still be short by 120,000 parking spots in 2010.

But to ensure smooth traffic flow during the Expo, authorities will give priority to buses and the mass transit system, experts said.

During the World Expo, the public transport system will handle about 85 percent of passenger traffic, which averages 400,000 people daily.

To speed road travel, a new electronic toll collection system will start next month along highways in the Yangtze River Delta. Shanghai will set up 100 ETC machines at toll stations in its jurisdiction.

Drivers using the ETC system can configure a swipe card to the windshield of their vehicles. The toll will be automatically deducted as the vehicle passes a checkpoint.

The ETC system will be swifter and more convenient, according to city authorities.

Shanghai started to test the system in December 2006.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article...180&type=Metro
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Old October 29th, 2008, 02:12 AM   #125
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Pudong seeks US$6b of infrastructure cash


2008-10-29


PUDONG Development and Reform Commission wants to increase the fourth-quarter financing of investment projects by 41 billion yuan (US$6 billion). It asked for the funds yesterday at the 17th meeting of the standing committee of the Pudong New Area People's Congress.

This is the biggest appeal for an increase in financing on construction since the new area was set up 18 years ago, said Peng Xulan, vice director of the standing committee.

Pudong government had planned to spend 23 billion yuan on a total of 295 projects this year. But new projects have strained funds, as has inflation, which has pushed up the compensation paid to relocated households.

Preparation for Expo 2010 has also sapped cash reserves, said Chen Jian, director of the Pudong Development and Reform Commission.

"With the approach of the Expo, the financial needs of investment projects will reach about 80 billion yuan over this and next year," Chen said.

The commission asked the government to raise more funds with syndicated loans or a short-term financing bill.

Of the 295 initial investment projects, 5 percent have been completed, 39 percent are under construction, 1 percent has been stopped and the others are in preparation.

Construction of all the seven rail lines and eight cross-river tunnels in the area will be finished by Expo 2010, Chen said.

Nineteen of the 25 Pudong road reconstruction and development projects associated with the Expo have began, and the others will begin by the end of this year.

Other social reconstruction and development work on old neighborhoods, community culture centers, suburban clinics and waterways are also in progress.

"With so many projects under construction, we should bear in mind that our limited energy should be first given to the most important projects," Peng said.

She added that all big projects related to the Expo should be given top priority.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article...647&type=Metro
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Old November 4th, 2008, 01:50 AM   #126
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Super-fast Internet by 2009

2008-11-4

INTERNET 50 or 100 times faster than current speeds will be available in Shanghai next year and cover 10 million families nationwide by 2010, government officials said yesterday.

The technology, called 3TNET, will be available in the Yangtze River Delta region soon. Previously, thousands of families tested it in Shanghai's Changning District and Pudong New Area, said the Ministry of Science and Technology and the local government.

Using the high-performance broadband network, people can access interactive services including high-quality Internet-protocol TV, remote medical and education access, and video-on-demand, according to the developer the Shanghai Engineering Research Center for Broadband Technologies & Application (B-STAR).

At present, broadband speeds are around 1 or 2 megabytes per second (Mbps), 3TNET's speed is 100Mbps or higher. 3TNET delivers information through fiber optics and requires huge investment on network upgrades, therefore it will be available in new communities first.

The Ministry of Science and Technology and the city government expressed satisfaction with the achievements of a ministry-and-city cooperation program, in place since 2004, and signed off a new round of cooperative projects at yesterday's meeting.

"Many high-end technologies will be introduced to the city by 2010 to help promote the Expo," said Shen Xiao Ming, vice mayor of Shanghai. "Solar-energy powered buildings, environmentally friendly vehicles and ticketing systems in the Expo zone as well as projects on anti-terrorism, food safety and public safety issues such as epidemic disease prevention and control will all be showcased at the Expo."

Shanghai will also be the location for key national projects such as the construction of a base for deep-sea technology research.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...cle_379383.htm
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Old November 4th, 2008, 02:01 AM   #127
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Plans announced for rail hub

2008-11-4


THREE Metro lines will connect at Shanghai West Railway Station when it opens in Putuo District in 2010.

Lines 11, 15 and 16 will meet at the station, the Putuo District Urban Planning Administration said after experts approved the plan.

The railway station, surrounded by Zhenjin Road, Zhennan Road, Taopu Road and Fuping Road, will cover an area of 37.3 hectares and include two plazas, said Cheng Wenbin, the project's administration director.

Two underground passages will be built. The first will be 80 meters wide and will link the two plazas. The other will be about 50 meters wide and will connect the three subway lines to a bus station at ground level, Cheng said.

Shanghai West Railway Station will be a hub for the Huning Intercity Railway, which connects Shanghai and Nanjing, capital city of Jiangsu Province. It will take 72 minutes to travel between the cities when the station opens and the hub will serve up to 100 million passengers annually.

Meanwhile, the first Bombardier train has arrived in the city to be tested for use on Metro Line 7, which is due to open next year.

Metro operators have ordered 32 trains from the Canadian train maker Bombardier. The rest will arrive next year.

The 35-kilometer Line 7 will have one ground-level and 27 underground stations, 11 of which will connect to other Metro lines. The line will serve Baoshan District and Pudong New Area, and is expected to carry passengers to and from the 2010 World Expo.

Before the start of the Expo, Shanghai should have 400 kilometers of Metro lines crisscrossing the city.

Eight new Metro lines and extensions are under construction. A total of 116 new stations will be built before the Expo.


http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...cle_379371.htm
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Old November 4th, 2008, 02:34 AM   #128
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'Green' Expo Center tops out
2008-10-31

CONSTRUCTION of the steel structure of the Expo Center was completed yesterday. The center will host ceremonies, forums and international meetings during the 2010 World Expo.

The 142,000-square-meter building in Pudong New Area will also be the operations and media center at the Expo site. It is one of the five permanent, "green" constructions at the Expo site, along with the China Pavilion, the Theme Pavilion, the Performance Center and the Expo Boulevard. It will be turned into a convention center after the 2010 event.

The Expo Center is the first construction to top off at the site. Workers will now start installing the wiring and facades on the center, said Gu Ya'nan, chief director of Shanghai No. 7 Construction Co, which is in charge of the construction.

About 42,000 square meters of the Expo Center will be below ground. Construction is ahead of schedule, said Gu. It began in June last year and is scheduled to be finished in November next year.

The highlight of the Expo Center is its environmentally friendly design, said Jason Chen, assistant director of the Construction and Operation Department of Shanghai World Expo (Group).

Chen told Shanghai Daily that the center will recycle river and rain water and will be made of ecologically friendly materials.

The center has become one of the only three projects in China to reach the nation's top environmental standards by taking 50 percent of its energy and 30 percent of its water from renewable or recycled sources, Chen said.

All pavilions for Shanghai World Expo are supposed to be completed by the end of next year. Trial operation of the Expo site begins in January 2010.


A ceremony takes place at the construction site of the Expo Center yesterday to mark the completion of the building’s steel structure. The 142,000-square-meter center in Pudong New Area will host ceremonies, forums and international meetings during the 2010 World Expo

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/arti...cle_378930.htm
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Hi-tech Expo to showcase science

2008-10-30

A total of 544 million yuan (US$79.5 million) has been invested in 120 scientific and technological projects for Shanghai World Expo 2010, with almost 30 percent of the technologies already in use on the site.

The figures, released yesterday, show the amount invested by 2007, is 15 percent of the total spent on science and technology at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Further scientific and technology proposals were discussed at a session of the Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference yesterday. The proposals were based on research by the committee from April.

The research showed more than half of the 120 scientific and technological projects for the Expo - involving innovation in construction, energy resources, the environment, management, exhibition and security - were completed by 2007. Of those, 17 percent were expected to become highlights at the Expo.

"Currently, many scientific and technological achievements have been applied in construction and underground spaces, which are highlights that are hard to be displayed," said Sun Zhengxin, an official from the Shanghai Association for Science and Technology.

"High-tech highlights at the Expo are achievements that can leave a great impression on visitors and also promote the city's future development. It's of particular importance to set the scientific and technological highlights for the China Pavilion and Theme Pavilion,'' Sun said.

It was proposed that an extensive collection of "highlight" projects be open to the public. Experts in science, technology, culture, art and exhibition industry would also assess the projects.

Compared with the total investment in science and technology at the 2008 Olympics, which reached 3.5 billion yuan, the investment of 544 million yuan accounted for only 15 percent.

It was proposed yesterday that more investment be put into projects concerning energy-saving, emission reduction and information.

The Expo site was also planning an index system including "zero emission," the utilization rate of green energy, the rate of waste water reuse and energy-saving rates based on the experience of the Beijing Olympics, the committee said. It was also proposed that a special Expo exhibition area be planned at next year's China International Industry Fair.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article...e=Metro&page=2
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Old November 5th, 2008, 07:10 AM   #130
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Old November 6th, 2008, 01:25 AM   #131
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Finland to create idyllic seascape

2008-11-6

FINLAND promised that visitors to its 2010 Shanghai World Expo pavilion will experience a view of a promising future that celebrates man's place in nature.

The Northern European country signed a participation contract with Expo organizers yesterday, and revealed its pavilion would be like a "kirmu," a Finnish word that means a rocky hollow formed naturally along the seashore.

Finland will attempt to capture the ideas of freedom, creativity, innovation, community, health and nature in its pavilion and exhibition. Finnish people believe the six elements compose "the beautiful life," said Pertti Huitu, Finland's commissioner general for the Expo.

The country's exhibit will be based on the theme "Sharing Inspiration," promoting ideas on how to improve people's living standards.

Kirmu also means an exchange of ideas, and Finland welcomes suggestions for a better life from the world, Huitu said.

The pavilion will be built on a 3,000-square-meter plot. The six-story building, which will include a restaurant serving Finnish food, will look like a huge white bowl and will be surrounded by a lake. Six pillars will support the bottom of the "bowl," and it will appear to be floating on the water, said chief designer Teemu Kurkela.

Visitors will be able to do some sky watching at the pavilion, as it will be an open-air structure, with a covering for rainy days. Kurkela said he wanted to give visitors the relaxing feeling of lying on an island and watching the sky.

The Finnish government hopes to dismantle the pavilion after the Expo and move it to other places in China, Huitu said, using it as a restaurant, office building or library.

"The construction will be a reminder of the inspiration of Finland," he added.

The Finnish government has allocated about 14 million euros (US$18 million) for its participation of the Expo.

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article...621&type=Metro
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One of the four permanent architectures, Shanghai Expo Center topped out






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Shanghai World Expo China pavilion topped out soon






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Old November 14th, 2008, 09:14 AM   #134
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Old November 14th, 2008, 10:30 PM   #135
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MACAU pavilion



More pictures>>www.expo2010china.hu or www.vilagkiallitas.hu

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ISRAELI pavilion



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Forgive me, but I hate the way they build such an important building. The china pavillion looks cheap and low-tech!
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Forgive me, but I hate the way they build such an important building. The china pavillion looks cheap and low-tech!
I think China pavillion is more about the highlights of cultural heritage .
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Old November 15th, 2008, 03:05 PM   #139
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Sweden to show 'spirit of innovation' on Expo

By Yang Jian | 2008-11-15 | ONLINE EDITION



SWEDEN will highlight innovation in its pavilion at World Expo 2010 and how the country solves problems and improves people's living standards by its spirit of innovation.

The country signed a participation contract with Expo organizers today, and revealed that its pavilion would be a large square that is divided into four blocks by a crossroad in the center to comprise the image of its national flag.

The main concept of the pavilion, which has a floor area of 3,000 square meter, was a combination of urban and natural areas, said Christer Stenmark, chief designer of the pavilion. The three blocks represent the urban areas and another one which will be an open-air terrace represents the nature, he said.

The pavilion includes restaurants serving both Swedish and Chinese cuisine.

The cost of the pavilion is about US$10 million, and the Swedish government will spend a total of US$22.06 million for its Expo activities.

The country welcomes any Chinese companies or organizations to buy the Sweden Pavilion after the 2010 event, so that the pavilion could be remain in China, said Hans Jeppson, Sweden’s Acting Commissioner General for the Expo, after signing the participation contract.

All the temporary pavilions will be dismantled after a World Expo only if companies and organization buy the pavilions and moved them out of the Expo site for other uses in China after the event, according to the International Expositions Bureau stipulation.
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Finnish Pavilion kicks arse



China Pavilion also



and its deceptively huge (note the escalator at the bottom)

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