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Old July 22nd, 2012, 11:32 AM   #101
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Old July 24th, 2012, 11:55 AM   #102
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Super fast, the cladding is almost completed.
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Old July 25th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #103
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Superman, yr photos are superb! Especially this one with yr british bank logo at the front!

Yeah, the cladding is going unbelievably fast!
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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:01 AM   #104
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Thank you very much! Yes, the cladding is rising very fast! Unfortunately the smog is quite bad today and I can only see the shadow of the tower when I look out of the window, but if/when it clears up again, I'll get another update.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 08:07 AM   #105
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The smog's still here, but I can actually see the tower now so I got this photo.
The cladding still has quite a way to climb (although it has been progressing at a great pace!) From this angle, it looks like the cladding is close to reaching 200m (level with the top of the tower to the right of it - 'Fortune Heights', Phase 2 of the Fortune Plaza).

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UPDATE: The tower has become invisible once again, as has the rest of the CBD - I can't see anything past those residential blocks in the foreground of my latest picture. Either it's incredibly heavy smog, or - more likely - the start of another big storm...
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Old July 31st, 2012, 12:20 PM   #106
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Very low clouds earlier today! But progress continues on the tower as the cladding continues to climb:

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Old August 4th, 2012, 06:02 AM   #107
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The construction speed of this one is simply mindboggling.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 10:56 AM   #109
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Today:

The cladding has climbed higher, and one of the cranes has been removed from the top.

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Old August 10th, 2012, 03:24 PM   #110
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Old August 10th, 2012, 03:31 PM   #111
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Poor old Beijing and their weather....
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Old August 13th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #112
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Ya I was there October 2011 and all the nice skyscrapers were obscured by smog most of time...hope it'll improve.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 10:04 AM   #113
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Very low clouds earlier today! But progress continues on the tower as the cladding continues to climb:

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How old are the buildings in the front?
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Old August 13th, 2012, 02:04 PM   #114
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Those are the Riverside Baroque Palace apartments, there are four of them in total. They were built in 2008. I really like them, they look good and they have that nice "castle" feel. Actually it's a pity they're not a bit taller, because they're nice buildings but they don't really stand out on the skyline unless you look at them from somewhere nearby.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #115
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I'm off to visit Wuhan, Zhangjiajie and Changsha for a few days, so no more updates from me until the middle of next week.
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Old September 4th, 2012, 03:28 PM   #117
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Old September 4th, 2012, 03:38 PM   #118
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Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been away visiting Chengde and various sections of the Great Wall. The cladding has progressed further and the crown at the top of the building was completed recently - I'll get an update tomorrow morning!
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The way they build skyscrapers and other really tall buildings and structures always amaze me and I can stare hours at pictures of this kind of construction....
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I agree, it's fascinating to watch buildings like this being constructed.

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Beijing Fortune Tower 24 by Skyscraper Superman, on Flickr

And a bonus shot of this together with the People's Daily News HQ, taken from the 4th Ring Road:

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Beijing CBD from the north-east by Skyscraper Superman, on Flickr

I'll get another update in the next couple of days.
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