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 Britain.tv Wikipedia - Empire State Building
The building was the first of two skyscrapers in Manhattan that have been accidently impacted by airplanes, the other being the Belaire Apartments in the Upper East Side in 2006 (the twin towers of the World Trade Center, although hit by airplanes, were brought down by an act of terrorism).
After the death of Frank Sinatra, for example, the building was bathed in blue light to represent the singer's nickname "Ol' Blue Eyes."?title=After the death of actress Fay Wray in late 2004, the building stood in complete darkness for 15 minutes.
The longest time the building was shown was in the episode "Anthology of Interest I", huge Bender falls on the Empire State Building which pierces through the robot while his two arms destroy two fantasy neighboring buildings, the Empire State Building comes out undamaged.
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 Building of the Month - Jin Mao Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Jin Mao had to be designed to withstand "rational" winds for the Shanghai climate, which can also include 125 mph winds during a typhoon event.
In accordance with the Chinese code-defined response spectrum, the building was designed for seismic loads using ground accelerations that compare to a UBC Code Zone 2A.
At 421 m, it is the tallest building in China.
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 Evolution of Concrete Skyscrapers
Building industry professionals are interested in increasing productivity by decreasing the amount of time for concrete to reach its strength and the amount of material required to carry the loads of a structure as well as have improved stability and toughness.
This building demonstrates concrete technology's ability to rival that of steel for tall buildings as it was 2/3 the height of the tallest steel building of the time.
The building is engineered in such a way that the relative stiffnesses of both internal and external elements remain the same for the entire height of the building.
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 AIArchitect, July 2001 - SOM's Jin Mao Tower Brings "Much Gold" and Good Luck to Shanghai
The tallest building in China—and the third tallest in the world—the Jin Mao Tower multiuse complex by Skidmore Owings and Merrill LLP with the Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design and Research, is the pride of the business and financial center of the Pudong economic zone in Shanghai.
The 88-story building (offices in the lower 50 floors, and the five-star Grand Hyatt Shanghai hotel on the upper 38 floors) plays against a 6-story podium building (containing the hotel's function areas, a conference center, and 226,000 square feet of retail space), for a total of 3 million square feet.
The building also proved lucky on May 19, 2001, when its architects and owners received a 2001 AIA Honor Award for Interiors at the AIA national convention in Denver.
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 Tong Family Blog: Jin Mao Tower
Edward had told me that it had a huge ball in the center to keep it centered, but this is actually true of the Taipei 101 building (it has a 500 metric ton sphere in its center that in an earthquake has enough mass to keep the building from toppling).
The Jin Mao Building occupies a site area of 23,000 sq m, with a foundation area of 19,600 sq m.
The depth of the tower block is 19.65 m, while that of the annex block is 15.5 m.
www.tongfamily.com /travel/china/jin_mao_tower.php   (262 words)

 Shanghai: Jin Mao Building
Jin Mao Building is the symbolic architecture of Shanghai's entry into 21st century.
It is a China's tallest and the world's third tallest building, designed by the Chicago Office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and completed in August 1998.
The Jin Mao Building is high-tech, high-rise office building combining offices, upscale stores and a hotel.
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 Jin Mao Building of Shanghai , Travel Guide to Shanghai China
Jin Mao Building is a symbolic architecture of Shanghai in marching to the 21st century.
The building is designed by US architectural firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill, and was built by the Shanghai Jian Gong Group, the first Chinese national construction group to tackle such a large and significant project.
The building is a superb design, combining elements of traditional Chinese architecture and a gothic influence to produce this amazingly modern building.
www.chinahighlights.com /shanghai/attraction/jin-mao-building.htm   (270 words)

 meine Heimatstadt
Jin Mao Building locates at the mouth of Yan'an Dong Lu Tunnel, Pudong, adjacent to the Century Avenue, which is the core of Lujiazui, Pudong-a finance and trade center.
A supertall structure exemplifying traditional Chinese style, Jin Mao Building is the symbolic architecture of Shanghai's entry into 21st century.
Jin Mao Building has 79 lifts, among which 18 are escalators that are able to carry guests to any level rapidly, safely and comfortably.
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 Jin Mao Building - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Jin Mao Building or Jin Mao Tower (Chinese: 金茂大厦; pinyin: Jīn Mào Dàshà; literally "Golden Prosperity Building") is an 88-story landmark skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
Like all of the tall structures built in Shanghai, this building is also heavily criticized by the general public for being one of the disgraced former-mayor Chen Liangyu's showpiece project for several reasons:
Research has shown that once buildings are taller than 300 meters or more than 100 stories, it would be uneconomical because the income would always be less than the operational cost.
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 Jin Mao Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Completed in April 1999, The Jin Mao Building is China's tallest, the world's third tallest, and the last Jumbo of the 20th Century.
The mind-bending mathematics of Jin Mao's stepped-back form is best explained by the firm: _Each segment's height is reduced by one-eighth of the original base heiht and continues until the segment height is eight levels.
At this point the Hotel begins and each segment reduces one-eighth of the 8-level segment until it reaches the 88th level._ Eights also appear in Jin Mao's advanced structural engineering system which fortifies the building against the typhoon winds and earthquakes typical of the region.
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 World's Tallest Buildings — FactMonster.com
NOTE: When a building is “topped out” (the point of construction when the structure has met its proposed structural top), the building is officially ranked and is placed on the list.
A building differs from a tower in that the former is considered to be a structure that is designed for residential, business, or manufacturing purposes.
The height of a building is measured from the sidewalk level of the main entrance to the structural top of the building.
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 "Asian Attractions" Nickel magazine June 98   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Not only will the 88-story, 421-metre-high, Jin Mao Building in Shanghai, China (photos 1 and 3) be the tallest building in China and one of the tallest buildings in the world when it is completed in late 1998, it will also be able to withstand typhoons and earthquakes.
The landmark building will be clad in green granite and tinted glass, aluminum, and about 200 tonnes of 0.8- and 1.5-millimetre-thick S31600 with a HyClad Cambric finish.
To alleviate concerns about noise levels inside the buildings during periods of heavy rain, higher-than-normal amounts of sound insulation were used.
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and I wanted to go to the Cloud 9 bar the other night, which is on the 88th floor of the Jin Mao building.
The weather was overcast, but the clouds were just at the very top of the building - we were hoping for a good view.
To get to the Jin Mao building from where we were, we had to cross a fairly busy street, and although there is a crosswalk, there is no traffic signal.
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 tien mao's little read book...: Jin Mao Tower - Shanghai, China
Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Jin Mao is a mix of traditional Chinese architecture and modern architecture with 88 floors...
When I first saw pictures of the building, I thought it was kind of ugly, but when I saw it in person, I actually walked away liking the building.
And because a building can never be just a building (see the world's largest post office), Jin Mao also has the "highest hotel in the world," with the Grand Hyatt in the 53rd - 87th floors.
www.tienmao.com /archives/001686.html   (206 words)

 Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World
They say that buildings are used for offices and apartments, but structures are not–they do not have residential or office space.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has defined 4 categories for measuring tall buildings: Height to the structural or architectural, (2) Height to the highest occupied floor, (3) Height to the top of the roof (4) Height to the top of the antenna.
A building specifically is a structure designed for residential, business, or manufacturing use, and it has floors.
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 Jin Mao Building   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Jin Mao Building is a high-rise building in the Pudong district of Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
It was designed by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and was completed in August 1998.
The building contains offices, stores and a hotel.
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 Inside Jin Mao Tower
It is strange for me. Jin Mao tower has been the symbol of Shanghai, along with the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, for many years.
Tom and Andreas were kind enough to invite me to have dinner together at the 86F Jin Mao club.
This is basically because of the web-like aluminium framework made on the outside the building.
home.wangjianshuo.com /archives/20050409_inside_jin_mao_tower.htm   (995 words)

 Jin Mao Tower: Shanghai Tourist Attractions
Being the third tallest building of the world and the tallest building in China, Jin Mao Tower is located in the center of Lujiazui Finance and Trade Districts in Pudong.
Jin Mao Tower can be conveniently accessed from either Puxi (the area west of the Hungpu River) by taking the tunnel (travel time is about two minutes) or the Hongqiao and Pudong International Airports (travel time is about 30 minutes) by car.
The tower has an annex building 6-stories high which houses the exhibition halls, conference rooms, multi-function halls, grand banquet halls and a recreational center.
www.travelchinaguide.com /attraction/shanghai/jinmao.htm   (370 words)

 Grand Hyatt Shanghai - Shanghai China Hotels - VResorts.com
Built in 1923, the hotel is a showcase for many fine works of art, including the Crystal Ballroom ceiling, which was painted by Giovanni Smeraldi, noted for his work at the Vatican.
Doors and windows are freshly painted - the colors for the festival are red (for happiness) and gold (for wealth) - and decorative paper cut outs and paintings are put up.
The nine-day event is made up of four strands: the Jin Jue Award International Film Competition, the International Film Panorama, the International Film Market and the Jin Jue International Film Forum.
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 Spotlight from Top of Jin Mao
Recently, a laser light was installed exactly on top of the Jin Mao Tower - the tallest building in China, and the third tallest in the world.
The first is the histoical building groups at the Bund, the second is Pudong and the third is the small boat.
I see nothing wrong with Jin Mao wanting to make some "market priced" money by their unique position and device from those who are willing to expense it and at the same time spice up the city's night scene a little, occassionally.
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I was amused to note that all of the meals were served with knife and fork--no chopsticks.
From Jin Mao Building, looking west to last bit of light in the sky at sunset; the Bund curves alongside river.
The Bund all lighted-up, from the Jin Mao Bldg.; the Peace Hotel is the green roof on the right.
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 SkyscraperModels.us - Jin Mao Building - Shanghai, China
SkyscraperModels.us - Jin Mao Building - Shanghai, China
The Jin Mao Building or Jin Mao Tower (Chinese: 金茂大厦; Pinyin: Jīn Mào Dàshà; literally "Gold Luxuriance Building") is an 88-story landmarkskyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai, People's Republic of China.
It might be surpassed in 2007 by the Shanghai World Financial Center.
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 Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China: 5th tallest building in the world
Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China: 5th tallest building in the world
also the official dedication of the building was on the 28th of August of 1998;
The building data, the top 10 of tallest buildings and some of the building information are courtesy of
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 Jin Mao Building on Flickr - Photo Sharing!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Jin Mao Building seen from the Oriental Pearl.
Yes you are correct, the shot is indeed taken from the pearl.
The building on the photo is the Jin Mao Building, the fifth(?) highest building in the world.
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 Reaching New Heights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Jin Mao building in Shanghai, China is the fourth tallest building in the world.
It never held the title for tallest building.
Each segment of the JinMao Tower is 1/8 smaller than the 16-story base.
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