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    I agree. That's the first rendering that made my eyes perk up a bit.

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    Still think the glass will make or break...in terms of exterior looks of course.

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    ...please don't let it be mirrored!

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    Welcome to Shanghai...

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    I always used to wonder how many segments they could stack up on a tower crane before it would start to buckle. Now with all these 2,000 footers nowadays they're prone to get taller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    Welcome to Shanghai...
    Umm... is the something wrong with the Shanghai skyline; am I missing something?



    The above is the best angle I have seen of this building. And even at that angle its not as good as any analogous tower that they have there.
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    They can attach it to the building like they did with 432 Park.

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    To each their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tectonic View Post
    Nice!

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    My one problem with the Shanghai skyline that I have is the obligatory antenna and observation ball structure. Toronto and so many cities in Europe have them and they are neither unique or attractive. Thankfully New York lacks one. That said I am going there for the first time next month on business and am looking forward to seeing it in person.

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    06.24.15
    Think this is part of the core you see here.





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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuy View Post
    My one problem with the Shanghai skyline that I have is the obligatory antenna and observation ball structure. Toronto and so many cities in Europe have them and they are neither unique or attractive. Thankfully New York lacks one. That said I am going there for the first time next month on business and am looking forward to seeing it in person.
    Yes, the observation tower in Pudong is rather tacky and dated compared to the stylish new curvy supertalls. However, I think it has a retro-futuristic charm and fits in well with the futuristic skyline.

    I can't say I have many issues with the skyline other than the sprawling dull apartment blocks outside the central districts. The low rise classical bund with the backdrop of interesting shaped towers is quite spectacular in photos. It is quite something to see the blend of european colonial beauty along a river with so much futurism soaring into the sky so close by. The only thing I think that can compare is the London embankment/riverside with the Shard and other nice looking towers..However, the bund is just more spectacular when it comes to colonial architecture I feel. It is a very impressive and complete collection of stellar Victorian buildings.

    I hope you enjoy your trip, I would love to be going to Shanghai to see the new towers. Take loads of photos and display them here. Thanks!

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    Really crappy picture through the fence... some concrete walls have been formed


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