Dec 23, 2005, 4:40 PM
I don't know the exact height on this one, but it's fifty stories, so I'd imagine it's going to be around 700ft/225m. Park Place is located in the Jing An District across from Jing An Temple.
It's a difficult site to photograph
Dec 24, 2005, 2:01 AM
This building will be the 28th highrises over 200m by floor height (built or U/C).
Jing An is getting dense by three new comers.
Park place (50F, 200m); Wheeklock (59F, 298m); Plaza 66 II (46F, 226m)
Btw, could you also take pics for these construction sites:
TIPS Tower, Wheelock Tower, Plaza 66 II, Golden Magnolia Plaza Hotel, Development Tower......if possible..
Dec 24, 2005, 8:49 AM
I believe I know where the Wheelock site is, but it's unmarked as far as I know, so I'm not sure I want to post an uncorrect site.
I'll have a Magnolia thead up after I write this.
I have no information regarding the TIPS site. It's said to be UC in the area I live, but I have seen no large scale construction site proving this. Can you get me some crossroads?
Which is the Development Tower again? I'm drawing a blank. Can you post me a rendering?
I'll get some pics of Plaza 66 2 soon. It's almost topped out.
Dec 24, 2005, 10:23 AM
About Wheelock Square:
News: New 290-meter skyscraper slated for Shanghai skyline
Shanghai: According to Shanghai Daily, a new 290-meter (951ft) tall office tower will grace the city’s skyline before 2007. Shanghai Wheelock Square will be erected on a 12.675-square-meter plot on Yan’an Road opposite of the Equatorial Hotel in Jing An district and will have a gross floor area of 114.075 square-meters.
The project’s developer, China Wharf, a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd., bought the land-use rights for US$ 25,6 million in 1995 and planned originally to build a mixed-use apartment/hotel complex. However, given the current situation of rising rents and fast falling vacancies for grade A office space in Jing An, the company changed its plans.
David Tian, general manager of Shanghai Wheelock Square Development Ltd., is optimistic that construction will commence before the end of this year although the tower hasn’t got the final approval of the city yet. Shanghai Wheelock Square is designed by renowned Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in New York who were also responsible for Jing An district’s current tallest skyscraper: Plaza 66 at 288 meters (945ft).
Plaza 66’s main tower was completed last year and reached an occupancy rate of 85% within 12 months. Spurred by this success, construction of the second tower will start within the coming months. Construction is also scheduled to start before the end of the year on another mega-project, Concord World, within the district borders. Its three skyscrapers will rise 230, 250 and 270 meters into the Shanghai skyline.
About Development Tower, there is a thread about it! ;)
Good luck. You know I'm a fan of your updates :)
Dec 24, 2005, 11:53 PM
I remember the Development Tower now. I'll head out there tomorrow and snap a pic.
As for Wheelock, I followed that link and the article was dated Nov. 2002. Not too promosing. Maybe I'll get a taxi to those crossroads and see what's there.
Dec 25, 2005, 9:43 AM
Giallo, here's a map of the under construction buildings in the JingAn district with the Wheelock Square location (just at the west end of the JingAn park).
Dec 25, 2005, 3:44 PM
Great map, A! Thanks.
I can safely say that the Wheelock site is active. There may even be a crane up. I have a day off tomorrow and will be in the area, so I'll check it.
Dec 26, 2005, 10:19 AM
All new renederings have been put up outside of the Park Place site. They look great.
I didn't realize that this project consists of two towers.
It meets the street nicely
I caught up with the workers installing the new signs. They were looking at me like, "why the fuck is this guy taking pictures of these signs in the freezing cold".
Dec 29, 2005, 9:43 PM
Giallo, according to the new renderings you posted, this plot seems to be located in Nanjing Xi Lu, isn't it ? Is it at the west of the JingAn park ? Quite close to the Wheelock plot ?
Dec 30, 2005, 1:27 AM
The plots are across the street from eachother.
Jan 4, 2006, 2:43 PM
I found a better view of the site. Construction is moving quickly. I think they're working 24/7.
This is the crane for the main tower
And this crane is for the second, shorter tower.
Another great tower on the rise in Shanghai, very jealous! ;)
Jan 29, 2006, 5:40 PM
January 16th 2006.
Giallo, is this the location of the Park Place towers (east side of the Jingan Park) ? The Plaza 66 II do had some density to this growing cluster.
Jan 29, 2006, 9:08 PM
Feb 17, 2006, 5:57 AM
Park Place is back in full swing
Mar 8, 2006, 10:49 AM
I'm having a really hard time finding a building with easy access to take an aerial of the site from.
Mar 8, 2006, 3:53 PM
Good construction photos, the rendering photos don't look like anything too special though.
Mar 23, 2006, 8:08 AM
Apr 3, 2006, 3:36 PM
Apr 23, 2006, 2:23 PM
Here is the link to Park Place's website. It's got some decent information that I didn't know (the second tower is a five star hotel) and an aerial view of the rendering.
It has an English text option.
Jul 12, 2006, 12:56 PM
Aug 1, 2006, 4:13 PM
Aug 1, 2006, 5:35 PM
Wow, they're really moving!
Aug 1, 2006, 6:36 PM
Wow, it's quite cool to see the progression of this tower from the end of last year up til now on the same page.
On SSC, there are updates of many buildings every single day which makes it quite hard to put it into perspective.
Aug 18, 2006, 7:37 AM
Aug 18, 2006, 10:50 AM
Boxy designs are not very frequent in Shanghai. This one will be noticeable for that reason.
Aug 18, 2006, 8:15 PM
Nice, coming along pretty good.
Shanghai still continues to grow.
Sep 6, 2006, 5:18 PM
I’m back from my huge China trip and of course I also covered all the construction going on there. So I have construction updates for buildings in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xi’an, Hangzhou and Suzhou. It will take a while until I post all of them here, since I took over 13,800 photos during the trip and as you can imagine it takes a while to sort through all of them, but let’s start with Shanghai.
All Shanghai updates were taken between 16th and 21st August
^Modernity and tradition.
Sep 13, 2006, 12:03 PM
Sep 22, 2006, 4:25 PM
Lights on inside
Nov 19, 2006, 2:11 AM
November 13th, from Cityrain's thread
I'm not totally sure this is Park Place though. Hope to be right.
Rise To The Top
Nov 20, 2006, 1:10 AM
they should build somthing nextdoor or across and name it boardwalk just for kicks....:)
Jan 28, 2007, 9:18 AM
January 22th :
Jan 28, 2007, 12:27 PM
Semi-transparent cladding ! I like that.
Rise To The Top
Jan 29, 2007, 12:17 AM
that cladding is sharp, goes very well with the building.
Feb 17, 2007, 5:27 PM
February 16th 2007
Mar 5, 2007, 4:07 AM
March 4th 2007.
Nov 23, 2007, 5:07 AM
Seen from my bedroom window. It's the one that's all lit up.
Nov 23, 2007, 9:36 AM
Thanks for the update.
Still no official height figure ?
Nov 23, 2007, 2:33 PM
700ft/225m I believe.
Nov 23, 2007, 2:58 PM
Emporis says 188 m / 617 ft.
It seems a little low for a 50-story office tower.
Nov 23, 2007, 3:12 PM
Yeah, it does. Way too low.
Nov 23, 2007, 4:14 PM
It's hard to find this information on the web.
I found this link (http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.cn/en-gb/properties/lease/parkplace.htm) while browsing.
It says that that building should be ready for occupacy next january.
Jan 2, 2008, 7:43 AM
^Next January? Could be possible if they really work hard. The mall still has a way to go.
We never seen any pictures of the hotel portion, so I decided to snap one on this cold, but beautiful day.
It used to be called 'The Place'. Thank god they changed it, even if all they did was move some letters around.
Jan 3, 2008, 5:19 AM
a little more than 200m.
50th floor is nominal, in fact is 43th floor.
Jan 5, 2008, 3:13 AM
Thanks for the clarification. Are you involved in this project?
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