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Old Posted Jan 16, 2009, 10:10 PM
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WUXI | Farmer's Apartments | 1,076 FT / 328 M | 74 FLOORS

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This thing is being built in the middle of the countryside, what a strange project.


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it won't be in the middle of nowhere. Farmers fields in the 'rural' areas outside nearby Hangzhou now look like this, the state basically built the farmers highrises to live in, before it was made up of thousands of hamlets or lines of huts by the fields. As you can see they still work their land as farmers, they just live in bigger places with mod cons now. Also if you think about it, these are the parents of the hundreds of millions of new city dwellers:

     
     
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2009, 4:30 AM
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Amazing building[s]! Love the shape, the design, the glass. Good for them!

But it is a little strange that they're building it in a location like that. Any more info on this building? And what about the Wharf Times Square Tower, Marriott Hotel and Hang Lung Plaza? Are those far from this building?
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2009, 4:44 AM
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Another big building in the middle of nowhere! I do like the design though, anyone know what will be inside the big ball at the top?
     
     
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Dubai meets China. I really don't know what to think about this....thing.
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Farming and dense population don't go together; this is an incredible juxtaposition in the Chinese countryside that doesn't make sense. Even with 17th-century technology, the farmer can cultivate several acres. Here, it seems, several farmers are cultivating one acre. With so many cooks stirring the pot, how can agriculture possibly provide enough income to all these people?

While the 5 story buildings seem endless, this area is really no less monotonous or monolithic than the suburban landscape in America. I imagine that, from ground level, this could be a decent place.
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The building is just wonderful, amazing, beautiful. I love to see it rise.

But the area...LOOOOL.
     
     
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This is a little bit absurd.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2009, 5:07 PM
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This isnt about this tower exactly but isnt this town pronounced Woosi or is it wushir? I forget exactly how xi is pronounced. If its Woosi, than thats kinda funny lol.

Anyways, this tower is going to look ridiculous in the middle of nowhere, highrise wise.
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Xi is pronounced like she, or shi.
     
     
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looks a bit like the commerzbank in frankfurt
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 18, 2009, 1:21 AM
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That ball on top is absolutely horrible! It looks like if they took the base of the Oriental Pearl Tower and just placed it on top of this one. Without that ball it would have been a great building though.
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a bizarre building for a bizarre location.
     
     
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It's pronounced Woush-hhr in the premier Beijing accent, woukshee for the rest.

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What are they doing?! ROI anyone? lol
     
     
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This could be Disney's next location for a theme park?! That ball reminds me of Epcot Center.
     
     
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The main part of the tower is exceptional. The balconies are great.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 21, 2009, 10:17 PM
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A tower like this, in this type of location seems more a monument of status than practical function. Sci Fi meets the Times Square NYE ball drop.
     
     
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It looks like they took the base of burj dubai, put the commerzbank-tower in frankfurt/germany on it and finally a part of shanghai´s oriental pearl tower on top...

But I like it, especially the balkonies
     
     
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