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Old Posted Mar 31, 2012, 3:11 AM
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Old Posted Mar 31, 2012, 4:35 AM
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Cool building, in an absolutely horrific neighborhood.
Have you been to Lujiazui recently? It's a LOT better than it used to be as far as pedestrian friendliness goes.
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Have you been to Lujiazui recently? It's a LOT better than it used to be as far as pedestrian friendliness goes.
No I haven't. Assume they've built underground passes or something like that?

That can certainly work on a practical level in terms of being able to get around. A good example is Singapore (where you'd rather be underground given the heat and the rain that seems to hit every afternoon right when you need to get to a meeting).

But I'm talking about more than being able to get around on foot. I just think it's out of scale and uninteresting at street level, other than staring up at the towers. My criticism is in the same vein as my comments in another thread about Le Corbusier.
     
     
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I can't wait to see the tower in person when I visit Shanghai in June.
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Wow, going up FAST. Agree with Jack, this thing will be a beast by the fall.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2012, 2:29 PM
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it'a time for those residential towers to go. i'm sure shanghai can do it, just please get rid of them! they wouldn't have been so bad if only there was more height variation.
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Old Posted Apr 16, 2012, 2:55 AM
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^Those residential towers are the most expensive in the city/country (Beijing may have a pricier complex). I don't think they be going anywhere soon.
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Awesome. Can't wait to see it personally!
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Old Posted May 13, 2012, 10:45 PM
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Have you been to Lujiazui recently? It's a LOT better than it used to be as far as pedestrian friendliness goes.
yes. still a disaster.
     
     
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HOLY SH%@$! this thing shot up fast!

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Pretty amazing how they're building the framing for the outer glass wall of the atrium. Instead of building up, they're suspending it from above, using a cantilevered platform to support it as they move down. Whatever their reason for building it that way, it's pretty awesome to see.
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No I haven't. Assume they've built underground passes or something like that?

That can certainly work on a practical level in terms of being able to get around. A good example is Singapore (where you'd rather be underground given the heat and the rain that seems to hit every afternoon right when you need to get to a meeting).

But I'm talking about more than being able to get around on foot. I just think it's out of scale and uninteresting at street level, other than staring up at the towers. My criticism is in the same vein as my comments in another thread about Le Corbusier.
I was there last June, and the pedestrian walkways and their version of the "high line" were being put in place. It was pretty easy to get around once I got out of the Bund tunnel drop off point and made it to the Pearl Tower.

It looked like the pedestrian walkway was being extended past the SWFC.
     
     
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I cant wait to see this building when it is completed! Its official the Chinese are one of the best Skyscraper builders in the world! This building looks amazing in construction stages - i cant wait till it tops the Shanghai World Finanical centre - at the rate it is going that wont be too long to wait
     
     
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It's amazing how these towers would dwarf any in the US.
     
     
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