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I think it's meant to look like it shouldn't stand up so that you can stand underneath that huge overhang and feel a little bit scared! It's certainly a building that'll make you go "WOW"!
 

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^^ Because that date is the opening date of Olympics 2008.
PS: Yea I agree it is a crucial update. We finally see something rising up from that huge hole.
 

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This surely is one of the best towers U/C in the world. Keep posting those updates! :)
 

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nice update. sure is wonderful to slowly see this icon rise.
1 question i wanted to ask: why is it that high rises in beijing (WTC and CCTV especially) utilize steel sections for the core portion and not like Burj Dubai or others whihc have reinforced concrete for the core? is there a particular reason for this?
 

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nice update. sure is wonderful to slowly see this icon rise.
1 question i wanted to ask: why is it that high rises in beijing (WTC and CCTV especially) utilize steel sections for the core portion and not like Burj Dubai or others whihc have reinforced concrete for the core? is there a particular reason for this?
one possible reason is earthquake.
 
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