Nanjing Skyscrapers

By Bryan • china • 14 May 2006

This sucker is going in just down the street from my office tower.

Unfortunately the above image, as with all ‘artistic conceptions’ does little to give the viewer a sense of surrounding. I apologize for the awful photo, as the windows only open slightly, requiring creative hand work to get a shot without glass glare. This shot is taken from behind the building. Construction on the third tower is slated for 2008.

Another Nanjing monster.

The Greenland Plaza Tower will be the tallest building in Jiangsu province, topping off at 433m. It’s being built across from my apartment. To give you an idea of the scale of this project, the work on the foundation began over a year ago, and any structure as yet to emerge above ground level. I’ve watched construction at this site since it began and have taken the occassional peek through the advertising billboards surrounding the area to discover what can only be described as a mini-open pit mine.

Skyscrapercity.com
has a good page of Chinese skyscrapers, both completed and proposed.

It’s said that over 50% of the world’s high rise cranes operate in China, engaged in what can only be described as the largest construction frenzy in recent history.

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5 Responses

  1. Mel

    I know what you mean about the high-rise craze. It seems like every time I turn a corner there is another building being demolished for a tower, and they just keep them coming!

    I heard you were in the paper last week at home. Have you got a copy of that yet? You should post it when you get it so that we all can see too.

  2. Bryan

    yeah, I wrote something for them with the hope that it would generate some hits…shameless self promotion.

    It didn’t work :(

  3. lurky

    Not shameless but on purpose. Keep doing what you’ve been doing. There are many opportunities waiting for you.

  4. Sue

    Don’t forget we are kindof in the boonies here – not many people with computers :)

    I’ve actually had a number of people make really positive and complimentary comments to me regarding the newspaper article. A copy of the paper is on its way to Nanjing (to the work address you gave me) Hopefully it will arrive sometime within the next year!!

  5. Herr Goebbels

    I also had the opportunity to read the article recently printed in the award winning Mackenzie Times. Although the ever insightfull ‘Comments and Viewpoints’ by World renowned journalist Jackie Benton and the leading column ‘MSS nooz’ managed hold their positions on 2nd and 3rd pages of the Times the ‘dispatches from China’ added some new flavour that may have previously been missing from the paper. Could this article have injected the much needed life into the Mackenzie times? Is the reign of Jackie the great coming to an end?

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