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Old April 20th, 2010, 02:37 AM   #201
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Hope that 'wow' was your expressing how ugly it is...
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Old April 27th, 2010, 01:40 AM   #202
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yet another 5oom+ skyscraper.
Chow tai fook binhai centre, tianjin
530m/96fl
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Old April 27th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #203
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Looks like a supersized Washington Monument. Too minimalist for my liking.
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Looks like a supersized Washington Monument. Too minimalist for my liking.
that's why I like it. looks great IMHO
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Old April 28th, 2010, 02:14 AM   #205
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How is the demand for office space over there? Are they building these towers with pre-arrangements in place ala 163 Castlereagh or do the build them hoping they will fill up later?
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Old May 4th, 2010, 02:02 PM   #206
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301m Gate of orient/Suzhou
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Old May 4th, 2010, 04:16 PM   #207
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Wow, impressive! Looks like a pair of slim cut trouser.
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Old May 4th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #208
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Good to see that getting built, for some reason I feel like i'm getting it confused with a similar looking tower though.

Might not be though
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Old May 7th, 2010, 04:49 AM   #209
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Here's another image of the Tianjin masterplan.
Architect: SOM.



Supertall Tianjin Masterplan From SOM
Published on 04-05-2010 by Skyscrapernews.com

Skidmore Owings and Merrill has masterplanned this huge new development called COFCO to stand in Hedong, an area of the rapidly growing city of Tianjin that has yet to see full-scale modernisation with gleaming skyscrapers.

The project set along the Lui Wei Lu corridor will run for a length of 1,350 metres with a mixed-use supertall building of perhaps 350 metres in height sitting at the northern end of the development and acting as a landmark tower overlooking a newly planned riverside plaza.

With a total of 13 buildings spread over six different development blocks, the buildings are clustered around central areas of each of the sites that will serve as individual civic spaces.

Beyond this, the idea has been to try and unite what could have been half a dozen disparate sites into one cohesive whole that offers a mixture of residential towers, serviced apartments and a hotel with the office accommodation to the northern end of the site nearer Tianjin's business district and the river crossing over the Haihe not to mention the central railway station.

Avoiding the mistakes that see many developments turn their backs to the less regenerated areas and provide a wall, or work in isolation, the approach here has been to marry the scheme with the existing streets.

A number of west-to-east connections are also planned to create routes through the project to the development parcels along the banks of the Haihe River rather than cut them off allowing them in turn to be exploited whilst maintaining the holistic integrity of the city.

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Old May 18th, 2010, 05:32 AM   #210
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now uc, 388m
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Old May 18th, 2010, 08:08 PM   #211
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they made such a cool structure look so horrible
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Proposed Ping An International Finance Center, Shenzhen, China.
Architect: KPF
Tower 1 Height: 115fl - spire: 648m - roof: 588m
Tower 2 Height: 66fl - 307m




KPF Pen Chinas Future Tallest Skyscraper
Published on 19-05-2010 by Skyscrapernews.com

Adding to their impressive collection of super talls currently being worked on in China is Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates design for Ping An International Finance Centre in the city of Shenzhen.

The scheme is being built by and for the insurance company that have lent their name to it as its new headquarters with the first eleven floors of the building serveing as a new shopping centre.

The building will reach a grand total of 648 metres in height making it the tallest building in the Peoples Republic beating Gensler's under construction Shanghai Tower by 16 metres. It also marks the latest part of the on going competition between Shenzhen and Shanghai for the tallest skyscraper in the country - something they have been battling away at since the early 90s.

The building height though reaches its pinnacle thanks to a an elegant spire coming off a tapering top quarter meaning that the Shanghai Tower will continue to have a taller roof.

Helping the structure are two super columns on each side of the tower that have been engineered by Thornton Tomasetti - these are required as the taller a building the greater the area that the faces of it can take up, and thus the greater the load that the wind can put on it. It's also for the purpose of reducing wind loading that supertall towers such as the Ping An IFC are usually aerodynamically styled.

If the Ping An IFC does go ahead, then the scheme is scheduled to be completed in 2014.

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Old May 20th, 2010, 11:28 PM   #213
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they made such a cool structure look so horrible
Not wrong there, now THIS is a building!!!! \/

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Old May 27th, 2010, 06:11 PM   #214
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Hong Kong: Commerce Center & Ritz Carlton Hotel

SMH 28 May 2010



The world's highest hotel
HANA R ALBERTS, FORBES.COM

May 27, 2010 - 12:57PM


Sky-high ... The Ritz-Carlton hotel will be located in the top floors of the International Commerce Center building (left) in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong opens in December. Will the services match the stunning views?

At street level Hong Kong is a teeming cacophony. Double-decker buses weave around bicyclists toting chunks of meat from market butchers, while narrow sidewalks, inconvenient crosswalks and crowded luxury shops make walking a task best suited for the nimble and patient. But 1600 feet (487.68m) above the hoi-polloi, the city seems different. It's bustling but serene, with boats criss-crossing the harbor against the topography of the glittering skyline, and green mountains rising up behind it all.

That's the view from the new Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. When completed, it will be the highest hotel in the world. Set to open in December, it occupies the top floors of the International Commerce Centre, a skyscraper that is home to financial giants like Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.

It won't open until December, but Forbes got a sneak preview.

Unsurprisingly, one of the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong's best amenities is the view. One 118 floors above the city's jam-packed roads, in one of the 312 guest rooms, even those double-decker buses look tiny. The panorama extends across the waterways of the South China Sea, teeming with signs of busy ports and international trade.

Where there are now bamboo scaffolding and concrete, guests will find several trendy restaurants with vast windows and high ceilings, an indoor infinity pool and a rooftop bar. The design as depicted in renderings will be varied but classic; the vibe bright and airy in some parts of the hotel and soft and romantic in others.

When it opens, the Ritz-Carlton will best the Park Hyatt Shanghai, which currently holds the world's-highest-hotel honour. The Park Hyatt occupies the 79th to 93rd floors of Shanghai's tallest building, the towering, bottle-opener-shaped World Financial Center. Luxuriously equipped with a tai chi courtyard and a spa, the hotel is located east of the city's Huangpu River, in the rapidly developing district of Pudong.

Other tall hotels dot the Asia-Pacific region, and there are a handful in Europe and North America. But the place with the highest concentration of skyscraper hotels is Dubai. The Middle East's capital of leisure and finance boasts the Armani Hotel Dubai, the Rose Rayhaan and the Burj Al Arab. The first, in the Burj Khalifa tower, is fashion designer Georgio Armani's first hotel. The hotel, though, only occupies lower floors of the 160-level structure. Standing at 1093 feet, the blossom-shaped Rose Rayhaan is the flagship property of an alcohol-free company, so it caters to families and business travellers.

The most luxurious, the Burj al Arab, is located on its own man-made island. Visitors can arrive in style-either by helicopter or in the back of a Rolls Royce limousine. A brigade of butlers services the 202 duplex suites, in which guests can choose from 13 different pillows and quilts.

Global business and pleasure travel-and thus hotel revenues-took a hit during the recession. But Asia is on the go again, and the Ritz has taken notice. Of the visitors to the brand's Asian hotels, 70 per cent hail from within the region. Of those, 60 per cent are Chinese.

"The Chinese are travelling more everywhere," says the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong general manager Mark DeCocinis. "Their influence will be very important to us."

While the group boasted only one hotel in greater China as late as 2006, by the end of this year it will have eight. Ritz-Carlton has staffed Chinese speakers at its hotels in New York, San Francisco and Barcelona, DeCocinis says, and there will be a focus on providing food and amenities in Hong Kong that suit their expectations.

The Ritz's sheer height may beat its rivals in Shanghai and Dubai, but DeCocinis says service is his focus-not superlatives.

"This is what brings people back. It's the tallest hotel, spectacular views that we have here, but it's also an incredible product, and service, and facilities," DeCocinis, a 21-year Ritz-Carlton veteran, says. "We're not going to allow the views to take care of our guests."
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Some very nice new renders of the 288meter Pinnacle in London
that's ugly man. I don't like what that does on the skyline.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 04:31 PM   #216
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site works have started on mumbia tower
550m/100floors
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Vietnam

THE SAIGON CENTRE
Ho Chi Minh City
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Bamboo Towers Of Ho Chi Minh City
Published on 02-06-2010 by Skyscrapernews.com



Vietnam has long been famous for its bamboo but could now be getting some plants with a difference.

Reinterpreting their national symbol as a couple of glass skyscrapers are plans by property company Keppel Land to build two glass towers of 88 and 66 floors with the tallest building rising to to an impressive 386 metres making it the tallest skyscraper in the country. Also included is a shorter tower and a mall at the base of the buildings with a green roof.

Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill's Anthony Vacchione, what are roughly square floorplates vary from level to level so that the towers are designed to taper in and out creating slender but slightly irregularly rising vertical forms.

The Saigon Centre* will offer in its towers grade-A quality office space aimed at the growing financial sector of what is still a communist republic.

In this case, the scheme also shows just how important skyscrapers can be in international relations with it having been previously shown off in 2008 during the second day of the state of visit to Vietnam of Singapore's president, SR Nathan as a symbol of the closer commercial ties between the two countries.

Despite the big cheese diplomatic moves, there is no construction schedule for the project as of yet, meaning it will be rising rather slower than the bamboo it takes after.

*For those too young to know, "Saigon" is the old, pre-Communist name of Ho Chi Minh City.
(Just thought I'd point that out as I was chatting to an 18 yr old Vietnamese origin kid recently and he did not know that.)

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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #219
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^another new tallest for vietnam
400m/102storey PVN Tower
has started construction
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tower one, mumbai india.
117fl/442m
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will be worlds 2nd tallest resi tower if built

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