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Old Posted Jan 12, 2011, 4:12 PM
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If the two holes in the ground indicate the positions of the two towers, then they are going to be much closer than they look in the renderings.
     
     
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If the two holes in the ground indicate the positions of the two towers, then they are going to be much closer than they look in the renderings.
No they haven't started construction of the second tower. The one hole is the main tower, the other a shopping mall.

I just heard that there is no activity at the site at the time...
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hmmm.
Hopefully, it's just a temporary interruption.

I saw that amazing post @SSC ... it's worth being quoted here as well :


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Old Posted Jan 16, 2011, 10:50 PM
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Why is it always the awesome ones that run into construction delays or, FSM forbid, get canceled? This is the best project in China right now.
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Why is it always the awesome ones that run into construction delays or, FSM forbid, get canceled? This is the best project in China right now.
Better than Shanghai Tower? I think not...
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Why is it always the awesome ones that run into construction delays or, FSM forbid, get canceled? This is the best project in China right now.
Best supertall in China? I seriously doubt it.

The best, IMHO has to be Tianjin Sino-Steel; simply a mesmerizing design; although I would prefer it in a sea of scrapers in a setting like Shanghai, Hongkong, Dubai or NYC.

A close second has to be Pearl River, very eye-catching and innovative; yet at the same time fits the skyline very well, and very green.

SC and Suzhou Orient gateway are not far behind; Leatop, Jialing Fanying, Kingkey, Wuxi Suning are all high on the list as well.

On the other hand, Ping'an's design would have to be close to the bottom of the list. I'm actually hoping that this delay is a result of some redesign efforts that will bring new an more inspiring design to this site. Right now, it is some wierd blend of faux-art-deco with post-modern, trying too hard to reach back into the glory days of scrapers while forcing in some modern design elements. It looks like something from a bad 80's sci-fi movie, not much innovation or aesthetic balance at all.
     
     
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Right now, it is some wierd blend of faux-art-deco with post-modern, trying too hard to reach back into the glory days of scrapers while forcing in some modern design elements.
Right.
But it does all that without vulgarity.
The sheathing may also make all the difference...
     
     
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Better than Shanghai Tower? I think not...
Shanghai Tower is an amorphous blob distinguished by size alone. Pingan has magic.
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Shanghai Tower is an amorphous blob distinguished by size alone. Pingan has magic.
They can be liked for different reasons.

I like the Pingan because, to me anyway, it has a touch of early to mid-20th century spire-style architecture.

But I like the Shanghai Tower because it is so contemporary and postmodern.
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hahahaha, is this a joke!

a GOLD tower that looks like it came out of the 70's? at least I won't be the one who has to look at it every morning.

I declare this building as...... FUGLY!
     
     
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Powerful, ambitious, awe-inspiring...i'd like a model of it for the hood of my car.
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Right.
But it does all that without vulgarity.
The sheathing may also make all the difference...
In the ethos of this design, it reminds me of this one in some ways:


OK, maybe not quite that bad, but three quarters of the way there.

On the other hand, there seems to be a realistic chance that the design will be totally revamped, crossing fingers.
     
     
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hahahaha, is this a joke!

a GOLD tower that looks like it came out of the 70's?
I can't speak from experience (born in the '80s), but I've never seen anything from the '70s that looks remotely like that. All the big '70s buildings I've seen are boxy concrete Brutalist slabs, maybe with some Earth tone coloring making it look dirty and sickly. Actual shiny golden, linear steel things? None that I've seen.
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It would be a shame if this wasn't built, if it is it will be hands down my favorite skyscraper in the world, period. A previous poster was right, this is the best skyscraper in China.
     
     
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Gold... 1800+ feet... 1970's style...

It's the closest thing we'll ever get to the tower in Towering Inferno -complete with the promenade/observatory room on the top floor!

I think its great, and I hope it get's built!
     
     
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this one is really beautiful! let's hope the renders don't lie too much.
     
     
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The gold "Glass Tower" from The Towering Inferno...




     
     
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The original gold spire design is sick!! I love the proportionality, the symmetry, the classic shape. Its very commanding. As someone else said it reminds me of a modern interpretation of a classic New York or Chicago skyscraper. It looks like a 1940's envisioning of what the future would look like, complete with zeppelin airships flying around it. The more I look at it the more I like it!
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 7, 2011, 4:52 PM
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alright, the thread title says 588m (roof height?), SSC says 648m and CTBUH 660m! so, which one is it?
     
     
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