Proposals for new super-tower in Shanghai

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Proposals for new super-tower in Shanghai

Postby malec » Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:35 am

Here are a few proposals for a new huge tower on the site next to the Jin Mao and Shanghai World Financial Centre. I think the plans have always been for a supertall trio and it seems the last one will be chosen soon. Since the Jin Mao is around 400m and the SWFC 500m this tower appears to be pushing for the 600m range.

Most people will probably ask why build a tower so high when you can build 3 smaller towers at a smaller price (and yes the space is there), or how does it relate to the street, etc. However since I'm no architect I'm allowed to not care about these details so I say build'em quick and build'em big! :cool:

BTW I think these proposals range from great to terrible. I like SOM's proposal and that crystal-like tower the most, Foster's proposal looks seriously bland and not very Foster-ish at all.

design by SOM
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design by KPF
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design by Foster
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design by Gensler
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Re: Proposals for new super-tower in Shanghai

Postby malec » Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:35 am

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various designs by china architects
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Re: Proposals for new super-tower in Shanghai

Postby malec » Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:36 am

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Re: Proposals for new super-tower in Shanghai

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:20 am

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Re: Proposals for new super-tower in Shanghai

Postby LOB » Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:47 pm

Brilliant paul!
copyright it :)
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Re: Proposals for new super-tower in Shanghai

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:18 pm

or even vibratorchitecture
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Re: Proposals for new super-tower in Shanghai

Postby Cathal Dunne » Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:23 pm

Imagine those sprouting up on Sean Dunne's kingdom in D4. And they thought the Donnybrook Tower was bad!:D

On the name, how about landmarkiture? They look cool, pity we can't have a gazillion people and a site the size of portugal off our coastto build buildings like that. *sigh* Oh I know! Lets take over Britain!!!
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