Bored of the endless construction in China? Didn't want to look?
That was me^
Well here's an update... gawd theyve been busy.
There are plans for over 100 supertalls.
(Please guys, this isnt a chance to bring up Tibet or Olympics or human rights, just the buildings)
anyway this is scary (ignore the conceptual proposals for the time being)
It takes 8 months to construct a 15 storey building in Shenzhen, 18 months for a 30 storey one, despite strict building codes (they have to withstand the usual floods, bomb attacks and high winds, but also in yearly typhoon and earthquake zones.) A supertall takes 5 years from planning to finish.
These are just a selection:
368m Dahutong International
Tianjin City centre
the tallest tower is the R&F Morgan Building (Proposed): 415m
Liuzhou Diwang International Fortune Center 303m, will be complete in 5 years
Twin 420m towers for Tianjin off tv - however this proposal has already been changed twice before so this may not be final at all.
Guiyang 77storey 7* hotel, part financed by Arab money
Look familiar? This actual organic-loop design now going up everywhere actually originated in the first major overseas commission for a Chinese firm - a condo complex in Toronto, then got copied in turn for the London Docklands, and now adversely, will be copied back into China by a Western architect.
Shanghai Center winning entry, 550m approved
New Kerry Center
Chongqing Sun Valley 450m
Shenzhen International Finance Centter 400m
Century plaza, Chongqing
Chongqing Grand Theater
Beijing Fanhai Twin Towers 505m
Guangzhou Television tower, 610m (over 2000ft):
...and the rejected designs
Before ya say it! Copied off Atlanta - but very nice proportions.
(seriously how small does the ESB sized JinMao look?)