Originally Posted by giallo
The renderings are current, Fabb. The old design had two towers at 330m opposed to today's three tower complex. I've heard they weren't approved because they totally blocked the Jin Mao from the NW and W of the Bund. It could also be a financial decision.
That's a real shame. THe taller buildings would have really stood out, with the pair nicely offsetting the two supertalls. At this height they are in the same region as the line of buildings accross the street from the bank of china down to the development tower. Liu jia zui is going to have a lot of buildings of the same height.
The view blocking argument sounds ridiculous to me. They'll block it from one angle only. At 250m these buildings won't even be visible from the north of shanghai 'cos of the mentioned line of offices by the park and they'll barely poke over the shangri la, aurora line when viewed from the bund.