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Old November 14th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #101
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China has tons of good bookstores. Even in my small town there are bookstores as large as any Barnes & Noble in a city as large as Minneapolis. Shanghai has a bookstore that is 27 stories tall called Shanghai Book City, with 9 stories totally for book retail and the storeis above for convention use, etc.(there are several Shanghai Book Cities in Shanghai, but this one should be the most famous). In Chongqing there are similar stores called Chongqing Book City as well. And there are tons of book stores in China solely selling English books (English is a foreign language in China, mind you). How many bookstores do you get in the US with that size? How many are selling books totally in another language? To say a city as large as Chongqing doesn't have decent bookstores is just laughable. I don't even care much to tell you that you are wrong, but this is just absurd.


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How many good bookstores are there? How many and what kind of museums does Chongqing have? Just tell me if I'm wrong.

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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:00 PM   #102
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From the renders it looks like a handsome skyscraper that pays homage to the Art Deco masterpieces of New York.

Now, the people of Chongqing should be very proud of the building and progress going on in their city ... and although I have never visited that particular city (I have been to China though) I am quite sure it has museums and bookstores like any other large city in the world. I am sure it has excellent restaurants, shops, music venues, and historical landmarks as well.

It is true that Chongqing will never be New York, but New York will never be Paris, and Paris will never be Bangkok, and Bangkok will never be London ... great cities of the world are unique in their own way.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:10 PM   #103
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Yes. Just because New York constructed the Washington Square Arch doesn't mean that it wants to be Paris. Sometimes they just give you an idea of the architecture, and that is a good thing.

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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #104
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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #105
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OK thanks.

I've just been looking at some websites and for a mayor city there is a real lack of museums. But that will change in time I think, things happen fast in China.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:51 PM   #106
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Wait, I'm NOT attacking you. If I say things which are not true just tell me.

How many good bookstores are there? How many and what kind of museums does Chongqing have? Just tell me if I'm wrong.
even though ur comment is simply "omg"
i still decide to respond a bit

this is ChongQing Book City by XinHua Group

PHASE 1 built



PHASE 2 UC

it will be 9 stories of the podium



PHASE 3 UC

also part of the podium,it will also include a fashion culture galarie ,a department store







[IMG]http://i34.************/2yowu34.jpg[/IMG]





oh,yes ,zorg , this is the final design, they already put this design on the construction site,

here



and all the renders in this picture is the book city UC by XinHua Groupe in chongqing,
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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:52 PM   #107
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Just look through this thread.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=134709&page=8

imo thats more impressive than what we have in holland.
Wat hebben wij? Naturalis? Korpus? NEMO?

And if u mean Chongqing specifically, check out the Chongqing Science Center. IDK what its like on the inside, but its pretty impressive from the outside.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 01:26 AM   #108
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oh,yes ,zorg , this is the final design, they already put this design on the construction site,
Fantastic. Let me know if you find out the final height and name of the tower itself

By the way, is Xinhua the developer of XIB and MAD's projects? I mean the same Xinhua as the news agency? So this is a very large entertainment-communication conglomerate just like Time Warner or Viacom in America?

I used to think that Xinhua wasn't a large corporation, just a news agency like Reuters, etc.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 01:32 AM   #109
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OK thanks.

I've just been looking at some websites and for a mayor city there is a real lack of museums. But that will change in time I think, things happen fast in China.
Maybe there is a lack of large museums, but there are many, many little museums everywhere as far as I know. Besides, they are planning countless huge museums, theatres and cultural facilities in general even in third tier cities. Everytime I visit the website of a Chinese arch studio I'm amazed to see how many big museums they are building everywhere. Unfortunately we rarely cover them in SSC.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 01:41 AM   #110
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Fantastic. Let me know if you find out the final height and name of the tower itself

By the way, is Xinhua the developer of XIB and MAD's projects? I mean the same Xinhua as the news agency? So this is a very large entertainment-communication conglomerate just like Time Warner or Viacom in America?

I used to think that Xinhua wasn't a large corporation, just a news agency like Reuters, etc.
same name , defferent group
one is a corporation ,one is a news agency
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Old November 15th, 2009, 01:43 AM   #111
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Hehe, OK.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 01:43 AM   #112
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Maybe there is a lack of large museums, but there are many, many little museums everywhere as far as I know. Besides, they are planning countless huge museums, theatres and cultural facilities in general even in third tier cities. Everytime I visit the website of a Chinese arch studio I'm amazed to see how many big museums they are building everywhere. Unfortunately we rarely cover them in SSC.
by the way, women culture museum is UC now







  本站讯 (通讯员 方光顺)在近日举行的重庆市十大文化建设工程之一——“重庆妇女文化中心”规划设计国际招标中,天津大学建筑设计规划研究总院在与另外五家分别来自美国、日本、荷兰及英国的知名设计机构同台竞争中脱颖而出,一举中标,并被中央政治局委员、重庆市委书记薄熙来亲自指定为实施方案。





  这次重庆妇女文化中心项目的中标,标志着我校设计总院在扩大市场、打造品牌的道路上又取得了新进展。我校设计总院不仅打进了重庆以及西南大开发的崭新设计市场,也在走向国际知名设计机构的道路上迈出了坚实的一步。

  

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Old November 15th, 2009, 01:47 AM   #113
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and my friend told me this baby is finishing up the structure now

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Old November 15th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #114
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this is for someone above

chongqing art center and cathya opera













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woah thnx macpolo.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 02:41 AM   #116
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omg the women culture museum is awesome
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Old November 15th, 2009, 06:39 PM   #117
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Thanks for posting all above pics! Looks really cool! May I say it's all 10 times better then the united inernational tower design?
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Old November 15th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #118
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Thanks for posting all above pics! Looks really cool! May I say it's all 10 times better then the united inernational tower design?
what do u expect ? foudation of this tower has been built since 1997, on hold for ages, then at 2001 they changed the design and built 2 floors underground, and then stopped again, then at 2002 they changed the design for another ******* time and made this crap go up 10 floors above ground then no surprise they stopped it again, now finally they give up shares to another devellopper who changed the design as your crap described "wannabe top" and they made this thing finally without anyprobs go up this tall, no matter how crappy the design is , we dont even care , we r just happy the fact that a huge monster left over structure finally going to be finnishing up , no more a pain in the A

and suprisingly the finally design is way better than one can expect for this project and it becomes a supertall for carying out loud



as for the "wannabe top", do not agree with u, im just tired of explaining
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Old November 18th, 2009, 02:58 AM   #119
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chongqing has 31 museum

华龙网讯 (记者 匡丽娜)从今日起,我市又有13家博物馆、纪念馆实行免费开放,这是继去年重庆中国三峡博物馆等18家免费开放后,我市落实《关于全国博物馆、纪念馆免费开放的通知》的又一重大惠民举措。至此,全市博物馆免费开放数量已达31家。

  http://www.cqfd.gov.cn/www/news/web_show_35132.shtml

chongqing sanxia museum




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Old November 18th, 2009, 04:40 AM   #120
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i hope there will be more open space in chongqing in future, all the tall buildings put together too closely looks really crowded
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