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Old January 23rd, 2009, 03:28 PM   #1
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Shanghai World Financial Center: Best Tall Building 2008

The world’s tallest building, Shanghai World Financial Center, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox won the “Best Tall Building Award” 2008, an International competition organized every year by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Furthermore, four regional awards were given to architectural highrise masterpieces on the different continents.

Shanghai World Financial Center, placed in Shanghai Pudong district, is characterized by its particular shape formed by the encounter of a square volume and two arches, which represent two ancient symbols of chinese culture, earth and heaven.

The building hosts different facilities: a big lobby allows people access to the different areas, such as the retail spaces, based at the bottom levels, the offices placed just above the retail spaces, the exclusive five-star hotel Park Hyatt Shanghai Hotel (the world's highest hotel) and finally the observatory levels, the so-called "Sky walks", occupying level 94 to 100 which offer a spectacular view over the city.

See the link below for picture and more information:

http://www.constructalia.com/en_EN/news/actualidad_detalle.jsp

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Old January 23rd, 2009, 09:26 PM   #2
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The world’s tallest building, Shanghai World Financial Center
hehe, unfortunately not
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Old January 24th, 2009, 05:37 PM   #3
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hehe, unfortunately not
If we don't count sticks on top, it is (until BD is finished)
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Old January 24th, 2009, 06:06 PM   #4
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What? I thought Taipei 101 was taller...
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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #5
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What? I thought Taipei 101 was taller...
Is taller because of the stick on top...



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Old January 26th, 2009, 12:09 AM   #6
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For me, SWFC is the current WTB.
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Old January 26th, 2009, 07:55 AM   #7
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its the tallest by roof height, but not by architectural height
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Old January 28th, 2009, 07:42 PM   #8
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For me the tallest are... Shangai World Financial Center and Sears Tower :c
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Old January 29th, 2009, 12:49 PM   #9
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even by roof, Taipei 101 (448m) is taller than Sears Tower (442m).
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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #10
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I don't understand that. It's worrying me every time I hear that. Some towers are taller than others because of their antenna. Others are scaled without their antenna. It's clearly visible that Sears Tower for example is higher than petronas towers, but they have their antenna tsssss.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 11:03 PM   #11
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antenna doesn't get counted, spires do. Sears has a long antenna, taipei got a spire.
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I don't know if spires should be counted...
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I don't know if spires should be counted...
i dont see why not i mean there a part of a building that can't be removed were as an antenna can be like if you look at old pictures of the sears tower or the WTC or the empire state building they never use to have antenna's on them that is something that can be added on spires are never really added to a building
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Maybe you´re right...
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