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Old Posted Apr 23, 2012, 2:38 AM
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My post said 'less bland'. Having seen both towers in person, and Greenland Plaza is definitely more spectacular and jaw-dropping. Their general appearances are very similar though.

As for the rest of your post-- I think you need to get over your complex against China.
I will when they stop their "look at me!" cheap looking skyscrapers. Give me something from Japan, the United States, Canada or England any day over what these upstarts chose to build.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2012, 11:44 PM
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Oh, and by the way, my favorite modern skyscraper is the Shanghai World Financial Center. Shanghai is in China right? Although it was designed by a Japanese architect, which my explain why it has a bit of restraint.
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^ Yes, Shanghai is in China. What is your opinion of the new Shanghai Tower by Gensler? I don't think it's too over the top and will be one of my favorite towers when it's finished.

As for designs in China, the reason they look more radical is because this area is the new mecca for designs and developers pay good money to have these towers built. They usually want a groundbreaking design regardless of the cost, so some firms roll with it and go a little crazy. Some work out, some don't. My company is paying Cesar Pelli to do a 300m tower here in Nanjing. The design is more tame and doesn't push the envelope as much. But we are still paying him handsomely for it. Most developers don't care about the cost and only recently have become more price sensitive as the economy slows. China is where the $ is.

As for Greenland Plaza, I think SOM did a marvelous job on it and it looks much more attractive than Trump Tower. Unfortunately, all those pictures on the last page are rarely what my view of the tower is here. The air pollution sucks here 80% of the time and I can hardly see it from more than 3 miles away. It's usually just a semi-reflective silhouette in a haze of brown.
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I rarely think of this tower, but it's still quite nice.
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i think this building is ugly, id take the trump tower over this crap anyday
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2012, 1:33 AM
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Gensler's tower looks like it will be interesting. I am not a huge fan of rounded towers or the organic look. But it looks like it is being handled about as well as it can be.
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