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Entries in Shanghai Tower Construction Update (13)

Tuesday
Apr012014

Shanghai Tower: The Cranes Come Down

View of the Shanghai Tower from one of the cranes. Image © The Telegraph

Since construction on the Shanghai Tower began in 2008, cranes have perched on top of, and surrounded the growing super tall building, allowing crews to put various pieces of the structure in place and becoming part of the Shanghai’s skyline in the process.

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Shanghai Tower: A View from the Top

Few vistas are more breathtaking than an urban landscape seen from above.

Amateur photographer Wei Gensheng, a crane operator working on the construction crew of Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest building, reminded the world of this truth last week when his breathtaking photos of Shanghai took second prize in the Shanghai City Photography Competition.

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Tuesday
Aug132013

Shanghai Tower Tops Out 

Image © Gensler

Last week I had the opportunity to return to China for a very special milestone - the topping out of the Shanghai Tower. It seems like yesterday, but in fact it was five years ago, that we won the design competition for the tower. Besting Foster & Partners, KPF, and a host of other world-class firms for the honor of constructing China's largest, and the world's second tallest building, gave us our first opportunity to build in the super-tall realm. I knew then how important it would be to call upon our best talent from China and around the world to bring the project to fruition.

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Friday
Feb152013

Shanghai Tower: The 4th Anniversary of Construction

Photo credit: Gensler

At 425 meters and 90 floors, Shanghai Tower has just surpassed the neighboring Jinmao Tower, the first of the trio of supertalls in Pudong.

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Tuesday
Nov272012

Shanghai Tower: The Curtain Wall

Photo credit: Gensler

The curtain wall is being installed on the Shanghai Tower, and so far I am very impressed with the way that fabrication and installation are progressing. The hard work of our project team, in particular Michael Peng and Ben Tranel, is the reason we have been able to streamline this complicated process. Ben and Michael have worked with Yuanda, the curtain wall contractor, to simplify the design and to ensure the integrity of construction.

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