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Old Posted Dec 19, 2007, 11:23 AM
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it is amazing, the tower is near my home, i wanna see what it looks like when i get back home next summer!
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Great shot. This tower will be amazing when it is finished. I would love to see it when it is all done...

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A much needed update to the world's most underrated tower.

Its not under-rated. Towers just aren't that impressive.
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Its not under-rated. Towers just aren't that impressive.
They usually aren't, but this is an exception. This tower is amazing. Is the official height really 2001?
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A much needed update to the world's most underrated tower.
Underrated? Not by me! This is one fantastic structure, and ranks right up there with the very best of the best! The world needs to take note of this!
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this is one of very few standouts as far as towers go. the reason it is underrated is that it happens to be a tv tower and we all know those have been largely uninspiring.
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Old Posted Dec 23, 2007, 8:37 PM
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Its really a disservice to call this a TV tower. If its purpose was to simply broadcast, a simple guyed mast would have done the job for a tiny fraction of the cost.
This is more of a work of public art, with a secondary purpose.
Who is funding this? The government? I guess the goverment and the broadcast media are pretty much one in the same...
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wow ....
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They usually aren't, but this is an exception. This tower is amazing.
Exactly. This tower's engineering and innovation seems to beat most highrises of equal scale.
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Exactly. This tower's engineering and innovation seems to beat most highrises of equal scale.
I usually HATE TV towers but this one is

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^ What's a "TV tower"?
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^ What's a "TV tower"?
...really?
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^ Is "TV" an abbreviation for television in that context?
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Wow, this tower already looks huge!
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According to today's YangCheng Evening News, GZ New TV Tower has reached 308 Meters.All the constructions and tests will be finished by June 2010 before the 2010 Asian Games held in Guangzhou.

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^ What's a "TV tower"?
It's a tower made of several TVs stacked on top of one another, I thought that was common knowledge. Every city aims to have the tallest one, and gets real butthurt when another city surpasses it.
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It's a tower made of several TVs stacked on top of one another, I thought that was common knowledge. Every city aims to have the tallest one, and gets real butthurt when another city surpasses it.
The introduction of flat-screens has really thrown a lot of cities for a loop. A flat loop. Their new towers simply don't have the heft of their predecessors. But definition is a lot crisper.
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in that pic it looks like its going to fall to the river...
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2008, 8:19 PM
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The future of Guangzhou skyline.. Too many 200M,300M buildings and one 400M, one 600M landmarks are u/c, hope that the money and resource are enough to complete all of them.


Lol! I can see my home! In the white building in the center of the picture, the tall building is Ritz-Carton Hotel.
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Looks like a nice place. Congrats.

By the way, considering that this tower has 37 habitable floors, I'm assuming this isn't a TV-tower by definition (like CN Tower, Ostankino Tower etc.) but rather an actual skyscraper.
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