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Shanghai World Financial Centre

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jduartemiller avatar jduartemiller
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Architect
I am hosting a build contest to celebrate reaching 500 subscribers. You should take a look if you are interested.

Completed in 2008, it is the tallest building in China, and currently the fourth tallest completed building in the world at 492m. The aperture at the top of the tower is meant to reduce wind load on the tower. The original concept for the tower called for a circular shape, but was cahnged to a trapezoidal shape due the the circle design's likeness to the Japanese rising sun. It is now informally referred to as "The Bottle Opener" due to its shape. The building is designed by the firm Kohn Pederson Fox.

Like i have done with three previous towers, this one has been updated to take advantage of the increased height limit in Murata. Many things have changed from the original tower (which is included in the world save, but not the schematic). The height has been increased from 191m to 227m, making it the fourth tallest building in my city at the moment. I havve also changed the facade from ice to cyan stained glass (and when i finish my texture pack, a project currently in the works, may be redone again). Lastly the lobby, which was not present in the original tower, has been designed, with a cafe on the ground floor, a reflecting pool in the center of the lobby, and a new lighting fixture design i am trying out using nether fence. The lobby itself is a total of three stories, with the second and third floors overlooking the reflecting pool.

This tower is located on the far west side of the island in Murata, in a new development that i am slowly working on.

I plan on continuing this series of remaking the anchor towers (towers of a certain height that help to organize the skyline) from my previous city, so look forward to the occasional update of some of my older projects along with new content

Dimensions of original tower: 25 x 25 x 192

Dimensions of new tower: 33 x 33 x 229 (2m below grade)

Using High Rossferry City Texture Pack
Thank you Darkone55

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Shanghai World Financial Centre by jduartemiller is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
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Update #4 : by jduartemiller 10/19/2014 10:13:10 amOct 19th, 2014

Minor issue with schematic, should be fixed

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11/15/2018 8:25 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
AceDayload avatar
- Magnifique.
12/07/2014 12:33 pm
Level 75 : Legendary Architect
Zeemo avatar
Just like we say in French ...Good job  ;)
I made some of the same building  :)

12/06/2014 11:29 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
Anderson_55 avatar
I am from shanghai and this looks just like the real thing
12/07/2014 12:12 am
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Architect
jduartemiller avatar
thank you, there are a few inaccuracies in the base of the tower, but that was just an artifact from really early iterations of this tower (back when i could only build 64 blocks up). It's almost an homage to those days.
10/20/2014 10:08 am
Level 36 : Artisan Fox
splodgey99 avatar
Im so jeulous of your skill.... How long does it take you to make something like this?
10/20/2014 11:10 am
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Architect
jduartemiller avatar
This one took about a week, but for actual build time, it was only about 3-4 hours (mulling over the lobby design, occupied by other projects, etc.). Due to the similar shape with another skyscraper, much like i did with their original iterations, i copied the curve, edited it a little, and built the tower fairly quickly. For the lobby, i was playing around with different designs, which delayed the project more than usual. The original only took about an hour
10/20/2014 11:54 am
Level 36 : Artisan Fox
splodgey99 avatar
wow, well you did a great job!
10/20/2014 4:27 am
Level 38 : Artisan Pixel Painter
Ezpwnage avatar
This is cray! :)
10/20/2014 11:06 am
Level 66 : High Grandmaster Architect
jduartemiller avatar
thank you
10/19/2014 11:05 am
Level 21 : Expert Artist
Enygma avatar
Any Hong Kong?
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