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^I don't see the similarity to the Russia Tower, aside from the height. The shape of the building, structural system, and tapering are all quite different. The Russia Tower is shaped more like a tapering Lake Point Tower, but with right angles instead of curves in plan. The structural system for the SOM design is based on a bulging curvilinear Michell's Truss, not just a straight up linear diagrid system.
The KPF design is a hell of a lot like the Complex Federation tower, but moreso from seeing the model of the KPF design on page 1 of the thread.... it even appears to have some sort of separate thin cylindrical core attached to the building. The KPF design is ok, it just isn't doing it for me.
Foster's design is very reminiscent of his design for Russia almost crossed with his unbuilt Tokyo tower. The model is also on page 1.. I hadnt seen the model pictures before.
Nice, I can't believe how fast that CBD is changing with all these projects.
建筑物 Construction >300 m.
香港 HK: 環球貿易廣場 ICC, 如心廣場 Nina Tower I , 港島東中心 One Island East
纽约市 NYC: 自由塔 Freedom Tower, 美洲银行中心 Bank of America Tower, 纽约时报中心 NY Times Tower
芝加哥 Chicago: Trump Tower, Waterview Tower
wait, they have a world finance centre -and- and international financial centre?
Beautiful buildings, all of them, but I think they need to hire a advertising firm or something to come up with some new names