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Old Posted Dec 24, 2008, 4:53 PM
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Some additional info & renders from the SOM website. Could be wrong, but I think that Adrian Smith (of Burj Dubai fame) had a hand in this, before he left the Chicago office to start his own firm?

Pearl River Tower
Guangzhou, China
In 2005, SOM presented plans for a new headquarters tower in Guangzhou that would incorporate the latest sustainable technology and engineering know-how in an attempt to create the world’s most energy efficient high-rise structure—a tower that could significantly reduce its dependency on the city’s infrastructure. Scheduled for completion in 2010, the 71-story, 2.3-million square-foot tower will be the most energy efficient supertall tower ever built, and a milestone along the way to energy independence.
Project Facts
Completion Year: 2010
Site Area: 10,635 m2
Project Area: 214,100 m2
Building Height: 309.60 m
Number of Stories: 71
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2008 • Spark Awards • Green, Carbon-Lowering & Environmental Category: Gold Award
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I was at a presentation in Boston about this tower and how it is "essentially" a NET-ZERO tower. I dont think people realize that this is one of the most energy efficient towers in the world.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2009, 10:24 PM
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I love this tower:

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Can't wait to see it rise even more!
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wow that was quick
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This is definately one of my favorite supertalls going up in China, probably my most favorite!!
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Holy crap, those corner columns are MASSIVE!
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Holy crap, those corner columns are MASSIVE!
Looks like you lose the middle columns where the wind generators are, so at that point the only thing holding it up and the 4 outer columns and the core concrete.
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one of my favourites! didint know it was rising, great update!!
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It's looking great!
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Updates. This is quite slow especially for a Chinese tower

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Can't wait to see the floors and the glass go up!
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Old Posted May 23, 2009, 2:18 AM
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So the first section is almost topping out? I can't wait to see this beauty rise!
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one of my favorite projects right now.
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