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Old Posted Dec 8, 2009, 10:06 AM
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I wonder how fast it will take for the white to get dirty, as well as how they will clean it..
My guess is that it's pretty hard for dirt to find itself half a kilometer from the ground. And if it does, rain would wash it back down because Guangzhou isn't an arid area.

The Burj Dubai got dusty because of the climate there, as it rains less than four inches a year in Dubai and there is plenty of sand and very dry dirt particles that are easy to suspend in air. A little bit of moisture prevents dirt from blowing. Maybe a bigger problem, in this case, is rust. I'm not sure to what extent pollution or smog might stain a surface.

I think it will look about as dirty as the Seattle Space Needle looks, and need to be cleaned about as often as the Space Needle needs to be cleaned.
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The Space Needle doesn't really get that dirty. Some dirt at the top but it's never really dusty.

The GTVT will deal with more pollution like you said. I was expecting that they painted it either pastel white or some sort of metallic gray
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What a smoggy day... Yuck!

The tower looks cool though but doesn't look like something newly built... it just looks like an older structure for some reason...
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^Actually Pei had a design from the 50s that was a giant hyperbolic tower. As I remember it looked a lot like this.
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Yea, this is the second tallest freestandig structure on earth, surpassed only by the Burj.
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wow! incredible!

The thing looks like one giant ever-changing glow stick!

And from the air, it looks surreal! its so different than anything in the area and the colour makes it stand out even more!

Wicked!.. its like the birdsnest in beijing but in a tower form !
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What a beauty! I still want to know how that colored night lighting works... on what time scale do the colors cycle, and what do the fades look like? We need a video!

Is the observation deck open yet?
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What a beauty! I still want to know how that colored night lighting works... on what time scale do the colors cycle, and what do the fades look like? We need a video!
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Yikes - looks in the video it changes color about every 2 seconds and does a complete cycle every 12 seconds or so.

I can picture a tower changing daily, or maybe even having some other cycle on holidays, but blinking through the rainbow 365 days a year seems kind of obnoxious to me. It's like having Christmas lights on your house from the Fourth of July till Easter.
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At first I thought maybe it was a time lapse but it couldn't be with the background sounds.
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This looks close to being completed. . . if not already???
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I think this is one of the most graceful structures ever. It evokes the Washington Monument in my mind. It's almost un-humanly fluid and natural-looking.
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