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Wednesday
May252011

Construction Update: Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower construction charges forward on schedule; we are on track to open by the end of 2014. When complete, Shanghai Tower will be the second-tallest building in the world, at 632 meters and with 121 occupied floors. I sat down with Dick Fencl, technical director for the project, to talk over where we are now.

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Monday
Nov292010

Can Super Tall be Super Green? Part 2

Shanghai Tower

Q+A with Peter Weingarten This is the second post of a two-part series. The first post, outlining the reasons why it's important to pursue sustainable design in super tall buildings. For the first post in the series, click here.

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Tuesday
Nov162010

Can Super Tall be Super Green?

Shanghai Tower

Q+A with Peter Weingarten

At this week’s Greenbuild Expo in Chicago, Peter Weingarten will participate on a panel that will examine the role of tall buildings in tomorrow’s vertical cities.

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Thursday
Jul152010

Shanghai Tower Construction Update

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower is a super-tall building currently under construction in Shanghai's Pudong district. It broke ground in November 2008, and it's on schedule for completion in 2014. The surprising thing? It's yet to rise above the ground. So: what's going on in that enormous hole in the ground? Technical Director Dick Fencl and Project Architect Howe Keen Foong offer their insights, including noting that the giant circular form above isn't a hole; it's a slurry wall. And it's temporary. Here's the story behind it.

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