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Old September 29th, 2013, 07:01 PM   #1721
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I very much agree that the planning and design of this city was incredibly well done and could serve as a model for other cities when they consider the practical needs of traffic, parking, pedestrians, and building office space and then strive to create an overall environment that is aesthetically pleasing and efficient as well. I visited Guangzhou way back in 1987 and it was just a mass of old run down buildings for the most part. You've really got to give the Chinese credit for this complete transformation of their cities and the modernization of their whole society. It's similar to what happened in Dubai but on a truly massive nationwide scale. This building is going to be beautiful.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 07:59 PM   #1722
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Too bad this wasn't built in the 80's or 90's. Would have been a great Worlds Tallest!
Um, even in 2008 it would have been a great World Tallest
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Old September 29th, 2013, 10:53 PM   #1723
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Actually, it would be great in 2009. Burj Khalifa wasn't inaugurated until 2010.
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Old September 29th, 2013, 10:55 PM   #1724
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The IFC looks huge, but this is a monster rising. Very nice!
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Old September 30th, 2013, 01:48 PM   #1725
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Monster indeed!
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Old September 30th, 2013, 02:43 PM   #1726
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Actually, it would be great in 2009. Burj Khalifa wasn't inaugurated until 2010.
Right, but it topped out in january 2009, so Chow Tai Fook would have been already beaten in 2009.
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Old September 30th, 2013, 03:52 PM   #1727
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10 years ago this would have been the Worlds talles building by far
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Old October 1st, 2013, 01:54 AM   #1728
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and in 10 years it is likely not even in the top 10 anymore
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Old October 1st, 2013, 10:13 AM   #1729
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That's even more crazy!
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Old October 1st, 2013, 11:49 AM   #1730
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Another one from the same time, last Sunday:

Eight supertalls (complete or under construction) in one photo. Where else can you do that?
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Old October 1st, 2013, 02:10 PM   #1731
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Eight supertalls (complete or under construction) in one photo. Where else can you do that?
Shenzhen?
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Old October 1st, 2013, 02:37 PM   #1732
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Old October 1st, 2013, 03:17 PM   #1733
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Old October 1st, 2013, 03:25 PM   #1734
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I very much agree that the planning and design of this city was incredibly well done and could serve as a model for other cities when they consider the practical needs of traffic, parking, pedestrians, and building office space and then strive to create an overall environment that is aesthetically pleasing and efficient as well. I visited Guangzhou way back in 1987 and it was just a mass of old run down buildings for the most part. You've really got to give the Chinese credit for this complete transformation of their cities and the modernization of their whole society. It's similar to what happened in Dubai but on a truly massive nationwide scale. This building is going to be beautiful.
You just hit the nail right on the head.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 03:49 PM   #1735
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Great picture that last one. Even at the height it's at now, it looks really skinny. Imagine how skinny it will look at full height.

By the way, the brown supertall with the spire, I forget what it's called. There is a very large piece of land just beyond it, i think we will definitely see another tall tower go up along this 'canyon'. They need 3 supertalls to compliment the 3 on the other side, I'd say this is part of the grand plan.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 03:52 PM   #1736
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and it has stripes that make it look more skinny, but actually it is not skinny at all, it is just massive
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Old October 1st, 2013, 06:26 PM   #1737
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super foto -- thanks
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Old October 1st, 2013, 07:12 PM   #1738
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Great picture that last one. Even at the height it's at now, it looks really skinny. Imagine how skinny it will look at full height.

By the way, the brown supertall with the spire, I forget what it's called. There is a very large piece of land just beyond it, i think we will definitely see another tall tower go up along this 'canyon'. They need 3 supertalls to compliment the 3 on the other side, I'd say this is part of the grand plan.
You are looking at the narrow side of the building. Length wise the building is much more dominant. This is easily one of my favorite buildings in an aesthetic sense.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 11:02 PM   #1739
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By the way, the brown supertall with the spire, I forget what it's called.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 01:08 AM   #1740
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fascinating new online documentary about highrises

This is slightly off-topic, but last night at the New York Film Festival I went to the premiere of a terrific documentary by the New York Times/National Film Board of Canada, "A Short History of the Highrise."

They gave audience members the login info for the interactive website (which won't go public for another week or so), and I highly recommend checking it out. Works especially nicely on a tablet:

nytimes.com/highrise

username: highrise
password: nyff51


Teaser trailer here:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...iler.html?_r=0
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