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Old June 30th, 2006, 09:32 AM   #181
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Wow this is nice, and this picture right here looks like a spaceport:
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Old June 30th, 2006, 11:37 AM   #182
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Simply Amazing! Wow!

Chinese Metros re-define character and modernity! These stations are futuristic and colorful, all at the same time. Unlike the mega-stations of Nagoya and Yokohama in Japan, which really looks very, very futuristic indeed, but felt bland and cold, China's spankingly-new metro stations, on the other hand, epitomizes post-modern architecture's colorful and rebel-like statement!

Kudos to China!

Go China!
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 02:31 AM   #183
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Why is that the Chinese are so drawn to 3 or 4 garish (or childish) colors?

Do they know that there're virtually millions of colors besides Red, Green, Blue and Yellow?

Bad taste in colors has become a hallmark of Chinese interior designers and bureaucrats.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 02:51 AM   #184
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Why is that the Chinese are so drawn to 3 or 4 garish (or childish) colors?

Do they know that there're virtually millions of colors besides Red, Green, Blue and Yellow?

Bad taste in colors has become a hallmark of Chinese interior designers and bureaucrats.
The colors look fine, it makes it look very colorful, which is different from the tons of gray in meany other metro systems around the world. Also, I don't see how your apparent hatred for the Chinese should be a factor in how you view their architecture.
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 07:15 AM   #185
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nice pix! i hope manila's metro system will be like guangzhou's and hong kong's...
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Old July 2nd, 2006, 01:25 PM   #186
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The colors look fine, it makes it look very colorful, which is different from the tons of gray in meany other metro systems around the world. Also, I don't see how your apparent hatred for the Chinese should be a factor in how you view their architecture.
wow, Phanlax idiot, which school of logic did you employ to arrive at the conclusion that I dislike Chinese architecture out of so-called "hatred for the Chinese"?

did you graduate high school?
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Old July 4th, 2006, 11:22 AM   #187
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Why is that the Chinese are so drawn to 3 or 4 garish (or childish) colors?

Do they know that there're virtually millions of colors besides Red, Green, Blue and Yellow?

Bad taste in colors has become a hallmark of Chinese interior designers and bureaucrats.

Perhaps if you're educated enough you'll know that Red,Green,Blue and Yellow are colors that Chinese use throughout their history and has a meaning.

Your bad judgment does tells a lot about you...... Simply clueless.
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Old July 5th, 2006, 04:18 AM   #188
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wow! I was on the metro just 3 weeks ago... and it was only about half the size it is now. Ive never seen a subway grow so fast (except maybe madrid)
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Old July 5th, 2006, 04:29 AM   #189
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Old July 11th, 2006, 02:37 AM   #190
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I'm wondering the current total length of GuangZhou Metro, who got the exact figure?
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Old July 27th, 2006, 11:53 PM   #191
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Guangzhou metro, the fastest metro in the world!

135KM/h(sorry, I thought it was 120, but actually it is 135km/h), the fastest metro in the world,
http://www.google.com/search?num=50&...+world&spell=1

also one of the most modern ones
Guangzhou will also expand its metro line to 650KM in the next 10 years.












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Old July 28th, 2006, 12:47 AM   #192
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This is most impressive!

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Old July 28th, 2006, 12:47 AM   #193
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isnt that average speed of any underground metro?
i'm quite sure most of the metros all over the world can match that
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Old July 28th, 2006, 01:34 AM   #194
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Its not the fastest (at least in terms of maximum speed) Im sure theres more than one, but SF's metro has a max of 130kmh and will actually reach that speed in between SF and oakland
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Old July 28th, 2006, 01:37 AM   #195
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ahm, I don't know what metros you are talking about (I have no idea about
European metros), but the ones I know, the average speed is around 50 km/h,
and I think the maximum is around 70-80.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 01:38 AM   #196
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This is most impressive!


in my building there's one of these machines
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Old July 28th, 2006, 02:06 AM   #197
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in my building there's one of these machines
Mine only has two elevators...

Speaking of elevators.. wouldn't that be better for a metro station instead of the solution from the picture...

As for the speed it's no greater than Copenhagen's S-trains.. our metro only goes up to 80km/h but it's also unmanned...
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Old July 28th, 2006, 02:31 AM   #198
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San Francisco BART runs over 120 km/h in certain sections.
Hong Kong MTR Tung Chung Line runs at 130 km/h.
Hong Kong KCR runs at 120 km/h; whether this is a metro can be debated.

I think the government's transport department needs to do a bit of research before claiming the world's fastest anything.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 03:51 AM   #199
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most metros can go 120 kmph on long straight stretches, so its not really a big deal
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Old July 28th, 2006, 04:00 AM   #200
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The stations look bright! I like the advertisements on the platforms, they look great. Nice metro system.
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