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The Chemist
Nov 3, 2006, 8:13 PM
^We aren't 'speculating'. We're saying that our experiences in Shanghai tell us explicitly that there are WAY more highrises in Shanghai than any online list might have listed.

Back to the original topic - this question has probably been answered back in this thread somewhere, but I don't feel like digging through the thread to find the answer: Is there going to be an observation deck on the top side of the hole, or just at the bottom of the hole?

Lecom
Nov 3, 2006, 8:31 PM
It's not taller than Burj Dubai now, is it?

Slugbelch
Nov 3, 2006, 8:49 PM
I don't feel like digging through the thread to find the answer: Is there going to be an observation deck on the top side of the hole, or just at the bottom of the hole?
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=2267902&postcount=1132

The Chemist
Nov 3, 2006, 8:52 PM
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=2267902&postcount=1132

Thanks a bunch! That's fantastic. I can't wait to see the view from way up there and look down on big Jin and the Oriental Pearl Tower. :D This will have to be one of the highest, if not THE highest observation decks in the world, I'd think. :tup:

plinko
Nov 4, 2006, 12:56 AM
That's funny, I know I counted AT LEAST 302! :cheers:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/plinko923/CHINA1156.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/plinko923/CHINA1743.jpg

The Chemist
Nov 4, 2006, 5:35 AM
That's funny, I know I counted AT LEAST 302! :cheers:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/plinko923/CHINA1156.jpg


That's a fantastic photo from the Pearl! :eek: The smog isn't as bad as it usually is, so you can see more, and the setting sun is beautiful.

Any chance I could get a full sized version of this to use as a wallpaper?

staff
Nov 4, 2006, 5:56 AM
Lecom,
Yes, SWFC passed the 300m mark about a week ago, while Burj Dubai hasn't (as far as I know) just yet.

To the stupid guy that actually thought there are 300 skyscrapers in Shanghai (or actually taking Emporis numbers for any Chinese city, except Hong Kong, seriously).
Both pictures taken facing west. It looks like this in all directions, and as far as any lens can see.
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/463/husgk1.jpg

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/6529/hoghusoceantl0.jpg

Sorry, but the amount of highrise buildings in Shanghai is unmatched on this planet.

WonderlandPark
Nov 4, 2006, 6:14 AM
Gawd, I was in Shanghai when there was, 1, count 'em, 1 tall building. What a view. I haven't been back in the city since. It is unrecognizable.

Lecom
Nov 4, 2006, 6:17 AM
I like those old Colonial era buildings by the waterfront. Didn't know Shanghai had those.

WonderlandPark
Nov 4, 2006, 6:19 AM
I like those old Colonial era buildings by the waterfront. Didn't know Shanghai had those.

Those were the most substantial buildings that were there besides one pretty tall (at the time) modern hotel. The name of that area is the Bund.

giallo
Nov 4, 2006, 7:55 AM
Gotta get up to the Pearl one of these days. The views top Jin Mao's by the look of it.

I'm really curious about the viewing platform in SWFC. I'm hoping for floor to ceiling glass.

Oh, and as for all this # of buildings racket, let's put it this way; I live in the western most district in the city center and I can see over 300 highrises easily from my window and the hallway windows. I honestly wouldn't hesitate to say Shanghai has the most 12+ story buildings in the world. I mean there are 20,000,000 peeps here and maybe .001% of the population live in a house.

Lord Baphomet
Nov 4, 2006, 10:30 AM
^Nooooooo! You are obviously wrong!!! Only America can have the most skyscrapers in the world!!! America!!!! America!!!! America!!!! George Bush said so....!!!!

'Tis a sad sight when SSC trolls find their way over here and infiltrate our threads.

Back on topic: that reminds me, I need to take another cruise in JinMao and the Pearl Tower again sometime soon. It has been over a year and some change since I was last in the Mao...and two(!) years already since I last went up in ye ole pearl tower.

BINARY SYSTEM
Nov 4, 2006, 12:34 PM
:notacrook: Don't bite the hand that feeds you....

staff
Nov 4, 2006, 12:43 PM
^^
Just get the fuck out of here...

Lord Baphomet
Nov 4, 2006, 12:51 PM
"Over the past few decades, American capitalism has rapidly taken over the entire world. Not even the most communist nations of China and Russia are immune to this rapid invasion of American culture. China's youth today can watch American television and go to the American Dream Park, an amusement park in Shanghai which duplicates typical American attractions".
by Frederick C. Millett
http://www.msu.edu/~millettf/americanization.html

Lets not forget about skyscrapers- or we'll suggest to KOHN PEDERSEN AND FOX not to design anymore SKYSCRAPERS (NOT HIGHRISES...LOL)for Shanghai.

The most notable United States architectural innovation has been the skyscraper.More than any other phenomenon, the skyscraper has determined the character of the American city, altering its physicality and land use patterns; prompting design, technological, and infrastructure developments; creating internal work environments; and redefining boundaries and expectations of individuals and groups defined by gender, class, and ethnicity.

AntonAusTirol...ask yourself in english... iS THAT YOU...LO
http://www.msu.edu/~millettf/america11.jpg

I suggest that you quit with the personal attacks on the forumers who actively contribute to this thread--that is if you want to continue posting here, noob, as this site isn't as tolerant of you SSC trolls as you are accustomed to. I'd take Staff's advice if I were you...

BTW since I was born and raised in the US, I don't need the history lesson nor the wanton burst of nationalism.

Rise To The Top
Nov 4, 2006, 4:24 PM
Dont yell at me for the data, thats skyscraperpage.com's data. Anyway stop bickering, every site has various ways of evaluating skylines and buildings. Emporis.com ranks Shanghai at 834 buildings completed and HK at 7549...so I quess people trust them over your speculation...lol. Anyway get back on topic about this great building which in my opinion is better than the FT...as a New Yorker I can killed for saying that. I found this rendering online and don't believe WFC is at 300 meters yet..:<?

........Not even the most communist nations of China and Russia are immune to this rapid invasion of American culture.

u dont know what ur talking about, its funny
also china isnt a full blow communist state like u said in a previous post, i suggest u dont talk unless u know what u are talking about. u make it seem like the US is everything, and u havent realized that there are other countries out there that will rival the US in the next decade, like China. also last time i checked, Russia isnt a communist nation, so please dont post about stuff u dont know about.

staff
Nov 4, 2006, 4:43 PM
^^
Don't worry. He's a delusional 14-year old who has been fed too much propaganda from his American parents, and who doesn't know shit about the world, let alone China and Shanghai.

plinko
Nov 4, 2006, 5:47 PM
That's a fantastic photo from the Pearl! :eek: The smog isn't as bad as it usually is, so you can see more, and the setting sun is beautiful.

Any chance I could get a full sized version of this to use as a wallpaper?

Sure, shoot me a PM with your e-mail address

Rise To The Top
Nov 4, 2006, 10:24 PM
http://www.chinapictures.org/images/shanghai/1/shanghai-40406174708967.jpg

http://ritzcarltonhotel.com/resources/pudong-skyline_pt_th.jpg

I LOVE THESE PHOTOS, IT SHOWS PUDONGS SKYLINE (CAPITALIST SKYSCRAPERS) CONTRASTED WITH THE OLDER COLONIAL SHANGHAI (EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE). IF I SHOWED MY FRIENDS THESE PICTURES, THEY WOULD NOT KNOW THIS WAS CHINA (IN TERMS OF ARCHITECTURE....THERE'S NO WAY OF TELLING... THATS HOW RAPID CHINA IS CHANGING.

lol, u couldnt tell thats china? The pearl tower and jinmao are very different form the US cities.

NY
http://pinkdome.com/archives/3-New%20York%20Skyline%201993.jpg

Shanghai
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/6103/swfc1014063neloboixsh6.jpg

LA
http://www.arthistoryclub.com/art_history/upload/thumb/0/09/350px-Los_Angeles_skyline_daytime_2.jpg

If you say that shanghai's skyline is based off of European and American concepts, then u must be retarded.

BINARY SYSTEM
Nov 6, 2006, 12:09 PM
LA looks like a dump huh? They need something built in a hurry to make that old 70's-80's skyline modern.

Slugbelch
Nov 6, 2006, 6:04 PM
Nov. 4:
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/3458/swfc110506davidsxps6.jpg
http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/7156/swfc110406zavidecoiniesko6.jpg
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/6007/swfc110506dougstraveladnk6.jpg
zavidecoineis/dougstravelad

Slugbelch
Nov 8, 2006, 3:27 AM
Today (Nov.7):

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/4466/swfc1dv5.jpg http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/183/swfc110706sasekite4.jpg

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/6636/swfc110706beardnancl3.jpg

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/2039/swfc1107062beardnanzh4.jpg

http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/9059/263821278098e8fbca6bn2.jpg http://img238.imageshack.us/img238/8499/2825325529fdf4a110bxl3.jpg
saseki/beardnan

Thefigman
Nov 8, 2006, 2:28 PM
I'm sorry I got us on this rant in the first place with my skyline comparison comment.

From what I've seen Shanghai in photos (I've been to Beijing and Wuhan in mainland China myself, but not Shanghai), I just think that Shanghai needs more of a variation in heights in other parts of the city to really make it part of the group of elite skylines. Kuala Lampur to me fits this idea as well (Petronas Towers and Menara Telekom with a lot of the same height inbetween). This is not to say that it won't ever get there. It just isn't there with the construction of this building alone.

On the non-skyscraper side, I've been to over 25 countries on 5 continents, and if you haven't been to China (Mainland, HK, Taiwan all inclusive), then you haven't seen the future of the global marketplace. Say what you want about the US getting out of the gate first, but the US is losing the business and culture marathons as we speak.

sciguy0504
Nov 8, 2006, 9:28 PM
^^
Don't worry. He's a delusional 14-year old who has been fed too much propaganda from his American parents, and who doesn't know shit about the world, let alone China and Shanghai.

It seems as if the world believes it knows tons about the U.S. but it doesn't know shit. On the other hand, liberals are constantantly barking about the U.S. no longer have respect in the world so why should his American parents give a shit?

I think the personal attacks go both ways, don't you? By the way, you can keep your China and Shanghai.

AZheat
Nov 8, 2006, 11:28 PM
As far as numbers of high rises are concerned the only other city that might top Shanghai could be Sao Paulo. I haven't really seen any statistics that seem accurate on this subject, the photos above make it obvious that there are hundreds and hundreds of them. However, Sao Paulo and most other cities couldn't begin to compete with the number of Shanghai buildings like the World Financial Center which are truly impressive skyscrapers. Sao Paulo's buildings are much more modest in size.

plinko
Nov 9, 2006, 5:32 AM
From what I've seen Shanghai in photos (I've been to Beijing and Wuhan in mainland China myself, but not Shanghai), I just think that Shanghai needs more of a variation in heights in other parts of the city to really make it part of the group of elite skylines. Kuala Lampur to me fits this idea as well (Petronas Towers and Menara Telekom with a lot of the same height inbetween). This is not to say that it won't ever get there. It just isn't there with the construction of this building alone.


Ummm, what? What exactly is remotely interesting skyline wise (excepting the Maybank Tower) about the area BETWEEN Menara Telekom and Petronas?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/plinko923/Petronas/IMG_1787.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/plinko923/Menara%20Telekom/IMG_1765.jpg

You can't judge the scale of Shanghai by photos. Not till you go there.

uber:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/plinko923/Shanghai%20I/CHINA1184.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/plinko923/Shanghai%20I/CHINA1853.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/plinko923/Shanghai%20I/CHINA1871.jpg

jacks
Nov 9, 2006, 2:32 PM
As far as numbers of high rises are concerned the only other city that might top Shanghai could be Sao Paulo. I haven't really seen any statistics that seem accurate on this subject, the photos above make it obvious that there are hundreds and hundreds of them. However, Sao Paulo and most other cities couldn't begin to compete with the number of Shanghai buildings like the World Financial Center which are truly impressive skyscrapers. Sao Paulo's buildings are much more modest in size.

Seoul. Not as dense as parts of Shanghai but it goes on for ever! Seoul is mind-bogglingly immense. It just lacks a bunch of super-talls to act as a focal point.
I think the average block of flats is taller (and newer) in Seoul than in S.P. though, so it may mean less of them.
I suspect the real winner is Tokyo but I haven't been there.
All of these cities have huge numbers of towers that don't register on any database. I guess the reasons are much the same way noone bothers to count the two story houses in Perth.

Ryan81
Nov 9, 2006, 3:13 PM
we get it, shanghai has a lot of skyscrapers......and is big....

Slugbelch
Nov 9, 2006, 10:05 PM
"Big" and "lots" is right. Especially in the last pic.

Yesterday (Nov. 8):

http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/3738/swfc1108062thormatt83on6.jpg

http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/3931/swfc110806thormatt83nn4.jpg

... and watch out for the old!
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/4365/swfcqw6.jpg
thormatt83

caltrane74
Nov 9, 2006, 10:30 PM
The Mission Impossible Skyscraper. Oh my god!!!

Lord Baphomet
Nov 10, 2006, 4:26 AM
^Yeah I just so that the other night--some fantastic shots of the city...although somewhat amusing to see Tom Cruise parachute out of the Bank of China building, yet land near People's square, not only across the river but in a completely different part of town--same goes for the "water village" near the end, which according to the map was located in the center of the city, but in reality is waaaayyy out in the country-side.

Slugbelch
Nov 10, 2006, 5:17 AM
Behind the scenes of MI3...with the SWFC of course:

http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/8840/2206887199fb84391a5kj3.jpg http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/7321/2206890211fe010e850jl7.jpg
http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/3221/2206844762f0a023b9coow9.th.jpg (http://img382.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2206844762f0a023b9coow9.jpg) http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/8522/2209998201e3c4caf72ocp2.th.jpg (http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2209998201e3c4caf72ocp2.jpg) http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/8080/2210477369cb4a85654bqk1.th.jpg (http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2210477369cb4a85654bqk1.jpg) http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/1729/2209998709283869fdfbkl9.th.jpg (http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2209998709283869fdfbkl9.jpg) http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/1411/220999887a981e1ea27bun0.th.jpg (http://img224.imageshack.us/my.php?image=220999887a981e1ea27bun0.jpg)

http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/4818/220709645c2f1659fe4fk7.jpg http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/5684/22038627651753cef68mef2.jpg http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/7702/22040658527f4465de8bft9.th.jpg (http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?image=22040658527f4465de8bft9.jpg)

http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/2258/22070584369c2297749bsr9.jpg

Lord Baphomet
Nov 14, 2006, 8:06 AM
November 14th:

http://ct.pbase.com/o6/45/599045/1/70201034.dA9NZOul.4225copy.jpg

http://ct.pbase.com/o6/45/599045/1/70201036.IK5xJQln.4227copy.jpg

Rise To The Top
Nov 16, 2006, 11:16 PM
how many floors are they putting up a week now?

Fabb
Nov 20, 2006, 6:53 PM
http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/overview/image/out_img01.jpg

^The bracing should have been visible through the glass wall. I'm afraid that it won't be.

Razqal
Nov 20, 2006, 7:15 PM
http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/overview/image/out_img01.jpg

^The bracing should have been visible through the glass wall. I'm afraid that it won't be.

umm...that's already been established like months ago when they started claddding the building. yeah, big missed opportunity to make this building really stand out from other conventional skyscrapers. that, and the squaring of the 'hole'. :(

Razqal
Nov 20, 2006, 7:32 PM
From what I've seen Shanghai in photos (I've been to Beijing and Wuhan in mainland China myself, but not Shanghai), I just think that Shanghai needs more of a variation in heights in other parts of the city to really make it part of the group of elite skylines. Kuala Lampur to me fits this idea as well (Petronas Towers and Menara Telekom with a lot of the same height inbetween). This is not to say that it won't ever get there. It just isn't there with the construction of this building alone.


imo, shanghai is already part of the elite group of skylines in terms of size, scale and number of buildings. kuala lumpur isn't even close. but to be honest, i prefer kuala lumpur's skyline and city in general because it looks much cleaner, greener, prettier and more liveable. it's not massively overdeveloped with hundreds of tall buildings randomly constructed on every square block like shanghai. tho it appears kuala lumpur doesnt appear to have been developed based on an organized city grid - buildings seem randomly constructed among small winding streets - i love kuala lumpurs green squares and parks which separates the buildings and prevents the appearance of suffocating density and compactness that characterizes most asian cities. kuala lumpur's architecture in general also looks more tasteful than shanghai's. with the exception of a few buildings like jin mao, shangai's architecture is just so incredibly tacky and tasteless. (they need to install rocket launchers on that oriental pearl tv tower and launch it FAR AWAY into space.) i am not easily impressed by a building's size or height or a city's massive number of buildings. i value greatly the architectural design and a city's thoughtful urban planning. but i guess i'm in the minority in this forum. :rolleyes:

staff
Nov 21, 2006, 9:22 AM
Shanghai is already number one in the world in terms of size, scale and number of buildings.
To say that "Shanghai's architecture is incredibly tacky and tastless" is the equivalent of saying "I have never been to Shanghai, and only seen pictures on the internet".


SWFC's new official name is Shanghai Hills - World Financial Center.
http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/index.html

staff
Nov 21, 2006, 9:37 AM
Some info and images from the official website (http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/index.html) (check it out, there are some really cool videos to be found).


http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/overview/image/out_img01.jpg http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/overview/image/out_img02.gif


Location : Block Z4-1, Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone Center, Pudong District, Shanghai

Total site are : 30,000 m2

Building area : 14,400 m2

Total floor space : 377,300 m2

Number of floors : 101 floors above the ground and 3 floors under the ground

Height of building : 492m

Structure : Steel-framed-and-reinforced-concrete composite, Steel-framed

Project Owner : Shanghai World Financial Center Co., Ltd.

Basic plan : Forest Overseas Co., Ltd.

Project architect & engineer : Mori Building Co., Ltd.

Design architect : Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates P.C. (KPF)

Structure engineer : Leslie E. Robertson Associates R.L.L.P. (LERA)

Architect of record : Shanghai Modern Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd.
East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Contractor : China State Construction Engineering Corp.
Shanghai Construction (Group) General Co.

Completion : Early 2008


Location:
http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/overview/image/out_img03.jpg


Site map and ground floor plan:
http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/overview/image/out_img04.jpg


http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/press/image/gal_img01.jpg

http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/press/image/gal_img02.jpg

http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/press/image/gal_img03.jpg

http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/press/image/gal_img04.jpg

http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/press/image/gal_img05.jpg

http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/press/image/gal_img06.jpg

http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/press/image/gal_img07.jpg

http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/press/image/gal_img08.jpg

Rise To The Top
Nov 27, 2006, 2:00 AM
could someone get an update after the weather clears up?

avcellvs
Nov 27, 2006, 12:11 PM
From a chinese forum, november 25th 2006.

http://www.skyscrapers.cn/forum/attachments/JiMzNTg0Mzu+4w==_S5qBGHtCEHep.jpg

cur_sed
Nov 27, 2006, 12:52 PM
SWFC's new official name is Shanghai Hills - World Financial Center.
http://www.shanghaihills.com/en/index.html

Shanghai Hills? but of an ironic name, huh, since the site is about 7 metres above sea level :P
Maybe the'yre creating they're talking about man-made hills. Either way, it's continuing to shape up nicely. Gotta say I'm a fan of the squared off hole over the earlier round design.

Scruffy
Nov 27, 2006, 2:15 PM
what do you estimate is the current height?

Lord Baphomet
Nov 28, 2006, 2:10 AM
^Over 300 meters/1,000 feet already.

Atlas
Nov 28, 2006, 2:24 AM
Is it still taller than Burj?

staff
Nov 28, 2006, 8:06 AM
A little bit above 320 metres right now and a tad bit taller than the BurjD, I'd say.

Lord Baphomet
Nov 28, 2006, 10:20 AM
Has it hit 320 already? I wasn't sure if it had even hit 310. Damn, it's really moving right along then--not that anyone would know, as it has been hiding under a thicket of fog and rain for the past 2 weeks.

xiahoudun
Nov 28, 2006, 1:20 PM
Huangqiu jinrong zhongxin = Shanghai Hills World Financial Center

am I right?

Rise To The Top
Nov 29, 2006, 2:04 AM
320m? would that be 1-2 floors a week?

The Chemist
Nov 29, 2006, 2:23 AM
Shanghai Hills? but of an ironic name, huh, since the site is about 7 metres above sea level :P
Maybe the'yre creating they're talking about man-made hills. Either way, it's continuing to shape up nicely. Gotta say I'm a fan of the squared off hole over the earlier round design.

There aren't exactly any hills in that area, that's for sure :D

Or anywhere else in Shanghai for that matter.

mightygoose
Nov 29, 2006, 6:15 PM
i like the squaring of the hole it gives the building a far more aggressive feel to it, like im gonna be here what you gonna do about it, with the curvature of the main body it does look very defiant ...

Razqal
Nov 29, 2006, 8:35 PM
i like the squaring of the hole it gives the building a far more aggressive feel to it, like im gonna be here what you gonna do about it, with the curvature of the main body it does look very defiant ...

:uhh:

Rise To The Top
Nov 30, 2006, 12:33 AM
i like the squaring of the hole it gives the building a far more aggressive feel to it, like im gonna be here what you gonna do about it, with the curvature of the main body it does look very defiant ...

:uhh: it is bold, but idk where your tryin to go with that...........

mightygoose
Nov 30, 2006, 12:36 AM
like its puffing its chest out...

DUBAI2015
Dec 6, 2006, 5:58 AM
Any Updates?

Chicago103
Dec 7, 2006, 6:39 PM
What is the current height estimate of this building?

Fabb
Dec 7, 2006, 6:42 PM
Any Updates?

Déc 7

http://skyscrapers.cn/forum/attachments/tmp_aRmcdTGfKZAM.jpg

Rise To The Top
Dec 7, 2006, 10:25 PM
why has it been sooo fogy out lately? its been like this for the past 3 weeks or so. i would like to see an update after it finnaly clears up. also by that pic it looks like its above 350m or higher compared to jinmao.

gixer
Dec 8, 2006, 3:33 PM
:previous: Yeah, it looks very tall but it's not quite that tall yet. Still about 330m now I think...:worship:

Fabb
Dec 8, 2006, 4:10 PM
Dec 9

http://skyscrapers.cn/forum/attachments/tmp_9O2LUkNXHrU6.jpg

http://skyscrapers.cn/forum/attachments/tmp2_nyjU9RRFPx7m.jpg

Biff
Dec 8, 2006, 4:21 PM
http://skyscrapers.cn/forum/attachments/tmp2_nyjU9RRFPx7m.jpg


Holy shit it looks massive in this pic - actually it is that massive, i know, but what huge building!!!:tup:

Fabb
Dec 8, 2006, 4:25 PM
Right.
That will be the "fat" angle of the tower. Not my favourite.

Rise To The Top
Dec 11, 2006, 8:49 PM
i h8 fog.......................

gixer
Dec 12, 2006, 3:17 PM
:previous:
I think you're not the only one...:cool:

Rise To The Top
Dec 13, 2006, 1:02 AM
no way, sun this weekend!!!!!!! someone better get some good shots while its nice out!

Sky Tower
Dec 13, 2006, 6:24 PM
Unfortunately, I think the Burj Dubai tower has now exceeded the S.W.F.C in current height and is now climbing with much higher floors and at a quicker rate! This building will now never hold a world record.....which is a big shame. :shrug:

FrancoRey
Dec 13, 2006, 7:23 PM
Took 'em too long to get the damn thing up and moving forward...sounds like my metro area Denver...we have THREE towers slated to go 50 stories or higher, and they are all are bogged down in the mud with financial and planning barriers. Too bad...I love Shanghai's building. :(

theWestisDead
Dec 13, 2006, 9:50 PM
Unfortunately, I think the Burj Dubai tower has now exceeded the S.W.F.C in current height and is now climbing with much higher floors and at a quicker rate! This building will now never hold a world record.....which is a big shame. :shrug:

The Burj Dubai gets increasingly narrow the higher it goes, so its rate of increase will only accelerate as it nears completion, as opposed to the identical size floors of the SWFC.

Rise To The Top
Dec 17, 2006, 6:09 AM
any updates?

DUBAI2015
Dec 17, 2006, 7:07 AM
any updates?

:previous: thats what I said!

vanhenrik
Dec 17, 2006, 1:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPq2Ce9QnQM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbinr...elated&search=


http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6647/swfcprogress2dm3.gif


http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/1397/swfcdd9.jpg

DUBAI2015
Dec 17, 2006, 9:53 PM
:previous: SWFC will soon dominate over jin mao in about 2-3 months
:worship: :worship:

Lord Baphomet
Dec 18, 2006, 3:13 AM
Dec. 17th--the fog finally lifted for a few seconds. This pic was a rush job, sorry for the shitty quality:

http://static.flickr.com/144/325600856_e3d0446e2d_o.jpg

L.u.v.
Dec 18, 2006, 4:27 AM
^ Hey, don't worry, I think it's a great shot! Thanks for sharing. :)

The SWFC is looking awesome in the skyline now. I can't wait to see how it looks when it's finished!

vanhenrik
Dec 18, 2006, 6:29 AM
i think this bulding is more amazing then the burj dubai ! this bulding are more bult fore the pepole then the burj dubai ! just look at the ob deck its in 3 levels its just breth taking !

Fabb
Dec 18, 2006, 4:31 PM
Dec 18, skyscrapers.cn
http://skyscrapers.cn/forum/attachments/tmp_w61Bc7wrFjIy.jpg

xiahoudun
Dec 19, 2006, 6:16 AM
tnx for the updates, guys. very interesting pics. and nice diagram :)

Fabb
Dec 20, 2006, 4:59 PM
From xitek.com

http://s08.picshome.com/d4e/54574_1166534976.jpg

http://s08.picshome.com/d4e/54574_1166535145.jpg

DUBAI2015
Dec 20, 2006, 7:28 PM
:previous: It's been a long time since we have seen a view of the zipper

Thanks Fabb :tup:

Bergenser
Dec 20, 2006, 8:37 PM
thanks for the updates! :cool:

NYC32
Dec 20, 2006, 10:10 PM
Beautiful tower

Rise To The Top
Dec 20, 2006, 10:22 PM
wow its massive now. any pics from the bund?

Patrick
Dec 21, 2006, 1:41 AM
I was wrong. Now it looks really impressive, thanks to the central face (the zipper face) Anothing good thing about it is its growing fast!

Thskyscraper
Dec 21, 2006, 1:50 AM
I can't wait to see this beast completed.

vanhenrik
Dec 25, 2006, 2:46 AM
http://img479.imageshack.us/img479/2787/shanghaifut6qa.jpg


2010 rendering

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6421/10957211060558883ra.jpg



http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/4163/swfcprogress2vf.jpg



http://s02.picshome.com/3ce/109572_1140691421.jpg

Stratosphere
Dec 25, 2006, 11:29 AM
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6421/10957211060558883ra.jpg

Would be alot nicer if the Oriental Pearl wasn't there. That thing is hideous.

AZheat
Dec 25, 2006, 5:26 PM
Stratosphere,
Actually the Oriental Pearl is my favorite of the whole bunch. It's so futuristic and eye catching that it really gets your attention but to each his own. And of course the World Financial Center is also very unique so when it's complete there's going to be quite a variety of architecture in the area that's for sure.

Rise To The Top
Dec 26, 2006, 4:12 AM
^^^ i think that the pearl tower defines shanghai's skyline, very unique tower. can someone post a pic from the bund so we can see where this beast stands in comparison to the jin mao?

Arriviste
Dec 26, 2006, 6:07 AM
Orient Pearl is so nasty words cannot describe. I love the Skyline (current and future) regrdless of OP's existence, but 20 years from now, OP will be one of the worlds worst eyesores IMO.
I've got to get to Shanghai for myself. The growth is astonishing. Congrats on some gorgous projects!

tuy
Dec 26, 2006, 7:26 AM
It is a lot different to see the Oriental Pearl in person. It fits the skyline well.

Sky Tower
Dec 27, 2006, 1:45 AM
Stratosphere,
Actually the Oriental Pearl is my favorite of the whole bunch. It's so futuristic and eye catching that it really gets your attention but to each his own. And of course the World Financial Center is also very unique so when it's complete there's going to be quite a variety of architecture in the area that's for sure.
Mmm, actually I agree! ;)

Arriviste
Dec 27, 2006, 2:31 AM
It is a lot different to see the Oriental Pearl in person. It fits the skyline well.

I havn't had the pleasure to see it, so I will take your word for it. I don't doubt its better in real life. In photo's it looks far too Buck Rogers, but without actually seeing it in person, I really can't comment.

Dream'n
Dec 27, 2006, 2:40 AM
I too like the Oriental Pearl. It's unique in design to other observation/television towers and the color stands on it's own accord.

chicago2stlouis
Dec 27, 2006, 2:55 AM
The pearl looks like a symbol for the city is it?

PuyoPiyo
Dec 28, 2006, 2:16 AM
Pearl Orient look so good, so it have to stay in the skyline.

Fabb
Dec 29, 2006, 10:26 AM
Dec 29 :

http://skyscrapers.cn/forum/attachments/tmp2_6yRlQFgvCmIV.jpg

Lord Baphomet
Dec 31, 2006, 12:39 PM
Dec. 30th:

http://i5.pbase.com/o6/45/599045/1/72376542.0wDx8LOn.1206A.jpg

http://i5.pbase.com/o6/45/599045/1/72376543.pmeHzGC1.1206B.jpg

Movin' on up...movin' ON up!

Fabb
Dec 31, 2006, 1:31 PM
^After completion, that will be one of the best angles.

Rise To The Top
Dec 31, 2006, 10:07 PM
is that about 350m or taller?

Sky Tower
Jan 1, 2007, 7:28 AM
:previous: Just approaching 350m now I think!