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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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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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