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malec Sep 11, 2010 10:04 PM

CHONGQING | Chongqing World Financial Centre | 339 M / 1112 FT | 72 FLOORS
 
Renders


Construction status as of September 2nd

Quote:

Originally Posted by z0rg (Post 63037837)


Hot Rod Sep 12, 2010 1:42 AM

This is going to be a beauty.

Chongqing is blossoming, and in the correct way!

RobertWalpole Sep 12, 2010 3:00 AM

To my knowledge, this is the largest city in the world with 35m people.

Hot Rod Sep 17, 2010 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by RobertWalpole (Post 4978311)
To my knowledge, this is the largest city in the world with 35m people.

Yes, it is the world's largest city in one category; single government control over an area. The CQ municipality is roughly 35 million people - far larger than any other city or metro.

However, CQ itself defines its urban area to be quite a compact area that is roughly 10 million people. This is basically the Chongqing Metropolitan Area. Chongqing city itself is seen as the core 4 or 5 districts, all very small in area - and this adds up to about 6 million. Outside of the central city and metro, sits mostly rural and towns/small cities still within Chongqing City Government control but certainly not the contiguous urban concubation we see in Tokyo-Yokohama, Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe, or Shanghai. In reality, those rural areas could have stayed with Sichuan or gone to other provinces but it is this which gives CQ city room to grow and expand.

So it depends upon how you define things, Chongqing is the world's biggest city in population but it is based on single government control and not (YET) urbanized conglomeration. I think we all can agree that Tokyo-Yokohama (Kanto region) is the world's biggest urban area and metro but Chongqing Municipality is bigger, the world's biggest single government area.

Give it time and CQ will legitimately take over all titles in the world's biggest city/metro.

Dylan Leblanc Oct 7, 2010 3:28 AM

Here's Koops65's drawing which won the recent SSP drawing competition.

Quote:

Originally Posted by koops65 (Post 5005544)
Here is my drawing of the Chongqing World Financial Center, 339M 73floors:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/...68acc302_b.jpg
World Financial Center Chongqing 339m 73fl(4) by koops65, on Flickr

It's not full size, more like 75%, since I can only post images with a maximum of 1024 pixels and the drawing is 1356 pixels high.


Hot Rod Oct 7, 2010 5:29 AM

very nice and is going to add to the Jeifangbei skyline nicely.

The Chemist Oct 7, 2010 8:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hot Rod (Post 4983857)
Yes, it is the world's largest city in one category; single government control over an area. The CQ municipality is roughly 35 million people - far larger than any other city or metro.

However, CQ itself defines its urban area to be quite a compact area that is roughly 10 million people. This is basically the Chongqing Metropolitan Area. Chongqing city itself is seen as the core 4 or 5 districts, all very small in area - and this adds up to about 6 million. Outside of the central city and metro, sits mostly rural and towns/small cities still within Chongqing City Government control but certainly not the contiguous urban concubation we see in Tokyo-Yokohama, Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe, or Shanghai. In reality, those rural areas could have stayed with Sichuan or gone to other provinces but it is this which gives CQ city room to grow and expand.

So it depends upon how you define things, Chongqing is the world's biggest city in population but it is based on single government control and not (YET) urbanized conglomeration. I think we all can agree that Tokyo-Yokohama (Kanto region) is the world's biggest urban area and metro but Chongqing Municipality is bigger, the world's biggest single government area.

Give it time and CQ will legitimately take over all titles in the world's biggest city/metro.

Indeed, Chongqing municipality is enormous. At 82000 square kilometres, it is the largest of China's 4 province level municipalities, approximately the same size as the island of Ireland, and is about 13 times bigger than the Shanghai municipality (the smallest of China's 4 province level municipalities). So to call it a 'city' of 35 million inhabitants is more than a little misleading.

Hot Rod Oct 8, 2010 7:59 AM

CQ municipality area includes a lot of protected areas, though, that the other municipalities dont. This is why I think they should have just made Chongqing into a Province and City, to remove the confusion of municipality/city. But I also understand the municipality designation, direct control with no provincial barriers (so CQ can essentially do anything it wants).

In spite of the huge area compared to the other muni's, it should be noted that most of the people live in the core as there is massive density in the 4 inner districts (Yuzhong, Jianbei, Nan An, Shapingba) and nearby. The rest live in rural farms in the valleys - but this is rapidly changing as people are migrating into the urban districts. To see Yuzhong (especially Jeifangbei), Jianbei, and Nan An - I think anybody would agree it is on par with most world cities development, density, and urban offerings.

Chongqing is really a rapidly growing big city in control of a whole lot of land, more than any other city in China. ....

photoLith Oct 8, 2010 5:27 PM

Glad to see that this tower is getting built in an already dense urban fabric. I cant stand a lot of these new tower designs in China that have tons of green space around them and are set far away from the street. They may look good in a skyline shot but walking around in these areas it doesnt feel like a city at all. Im happy to see a few Chinese cities are getting it right.

mrkarry1 Dec 31, 2011 3:05 AM

http://i42.tinypic.com/5373m9.jpg
12/12

phoenixboi08 Jan 4, 2012 8:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 5009228)
Glad to see that this tower is getting built in an already dense urban fabric. I cant stand a lot of these new tower designs in China that have tons of green space around them and are set far away from the street. They may look good in a skyline shot but walking around in these areas it doesnt feel like a city at all. Im happy to see a few Chinese cities are getting it right.

I agree, I love that area of CQ, Jiafangbei. So dense.

However, I think to simply look at other [planned] CBDs in China (Guangzhou, Shanghai, and even the one in CQ itself) you see that pattern being purported...I don't particularly think it's a negative thing. On street level, it's fine.

Zapatan Feb 8, 2012 5:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hot Rod (Post 4983857)
Yes, it is the world's largest city in one category; single government control over an area. The CQ municipality is roughly 35 million people - far larger than any other city or metro.

However, CQ itself defines its urban area to be quite a compact area that is roughly 10 million people. This is basically the Chongqing Metropolitan Area. Chongqing city itself is seen as the core 4 or 5 districts, all very small in area - and this adds up to about 6 million. Outside of the central city and metro, sits mostly rural and towns/small cities still within Chongqing City Government control but certainly not the contiguous urban concubation we see in Tokyo-Yokohama, Osaka-Kyoto-Kobe, or Shanghai. In reality, those rural areas could have stayed with Sichuan or gone to other provinces but it is this which gives CQ city room to grow and expand.

So it depends upon how you define things, Chongqing is the world's biggest city in population but it is based on single government control and not (YET) urbanized conglomeration. I think we all can agree that Tokyo-Yokohama (Kanto region) is the world's biggest urban area and metro but Chongqing Municipality is bigger, the world's biggest single government area.

Give it time and CQ will legitimately take over all titles in the world's biggest city/metro.


But Tokyo's 35 million are in the Municipality, they are all connected, and it's all urban, no real suburbs or anything like that.


Anyway, back to this tower, it looks really cool!

Hypothalamus May 13, 2014 12:16 AM

CHONGQING | Chongqing World Financial Centre | 339 M / 1112 FT | 72 FLOORS
(per Skyscraper Center)


As of May 1st, 2014...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/...6dbf6757_b.jpg
解放碑步行街 by Kridtaa, on Flickr


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7387/...72f87c31_b.jpg
IMG_2473 by Kridtaa, on Flickr

P2000 Aug 17, 2014 9:41 AM

Cladding completed :tup:

http://i.imgur.com/SSazR1K.jpg
http://ftp.jdcq.net/bbs/data/attachm...it06d44g2d.jpg
http://pic.gaoloumi.com/attachments/...d6af86721c.jpg

chris08876 Apr 10, 2015 11:10 AM

Complete


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Status Completed
Country China
City Chongqing
Street Address & Map 188 Minzu Road
Building Functions serviced apartments / hotel / office / retail
Structural Material composite
Energy Label LEED CS 2009 registered
Proposed 2007
Construction Start 2010
Completion 2015
Source: CTBUH


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7628/...676a2b58_h.jpg
View from the New Office: Consulate General of Italy in Chongqing, at World Financial Centre (WFC), Jiefangbei, Yuzhong district. Welcome and visit us! by consolatochongqing, on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7628/...676a2b58_h.jpg
View from the New Office: Consulate General of Italy in Chongqing, at World Financial Centre (WFC), Jiefangbei, Yuzhong district. Welcome and visit us! by consolatochongqing, on Flickr


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