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That's one of my favourite skyscrapers u/c globally right now, I just wish they would have made it 400m+ instead. The wideness would allow for it.
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I feel like the Tobacco Building would make an excellent electric razor.
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That's one of my favourite skyscrapers u/c globally right now, I just wish they would have made it 400m+ instead. The wideness would allow for it.
Kingkey Plaza under construction in Shenzhen, 1440 ft, 439 m :



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And there we go..

Absolutely amazing, I would be interested to see how it looks seen from street level though (EDIT: voilà).
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Here is something new that is a very great building and will become an icon.

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Wow, staff. That picture from the ground is amazing! I love that building, it's one of my favorite building U/C right now. I love that covered plaza between the shorter towers, really makes the area look great.
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Here is something new that is a very great building and will become an icon.

Wow a twisting building.... how original...
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How original?
what do you mean I have never seen a building like this before. Its very original.
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Twisted buildings have been done. It's time to move on.
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Nahh, they're not out of style yet but they will be later on. I think the new kind of twisting buildings will look more like the Shanghai Center with smooth facades rather than sharp edges. And yes, the CS isn't the first twisting building to be built and won't be the last. The first was Turning Torso in Sweden.
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Future City proposal, Shanghai's first eco-skraper. I really hope this goes through:







Wind turbines in the roof
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Nahh, they're not out of style yet but they will be later on. I think the new kind of twisting buildings will look more like the Shanghai Center with smooth facades rather than sharp edges. And yes, the CS isn't the first twisting building to be built and won't be the last. The first was Turning Torso in Sweden.
So there's only one other twisting building in the world and that makes it not original?
I would agree if it was another square box but please.
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There are about quite a few twisting towers that have been designed or are under construction, in China and the Gulf especially. I love their look (chicagos spire is great too).

Hangzhou


Guangzhou






old designs






Shanghai


Tianjin


Guiyang


London



Toronto (the original design by a Chinese firm)



Panama City



Dubai



(revolving tower)




Kuwait



Istanbul (my favourite)



Moscow



Valencia





Kuala Lumpar





Nagoya



Paris







Sarajevo



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Found this while on my travels, looks great- VM Housing Copenhagen



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VM Husene has already been posted (by AdrianXSands I think).
Great buildings nontheless.

Unfortunately that Shanghai eco proposal has been dead for quite some time.
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noooooo! *sniff*
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Yes, that eco proposal is awesome. I've seen it several times before but it won't be built for quite some time. I love it though and it would be great if it was built.

And thank you for those rotating towers. I didn't know 9 of those projects. And my favorite are the Dubai Towers Istanbul too. They look so sleek, so modern, so good. They probably have the best rotating design out of all of the rotating towers. Then it would be the CS, the Infinity, Shanghai Center and Turning Torso tied up in second place. The Toronto ones and London ones are pretty nice too.
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Chicago spire is the best of them all hands down!
and which one is shanghia eco?

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I don't care how many twisting building there are, I still think it's just a gimmick.
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Im sad to read that you dont like it but everyone has there own opinion.
can someone please tell me which one is shanghia eco?

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