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Changsha IFS Tower T1
Changsha
Changsha
IFS Tower T1 is a skyscraper under construction in Changsha, Hunan, China. It is 452 metres (1,482.9 ft) tall. Construction started in 2013 and will be completed in 2017.[1] This twin-tower development is based on Harbour City, a hyper-connected retail development in Hong Kong. The Changsha
Changsha
complex will sport an underground network of linkages to a future interchange hub (Wuyi Square Station) for Changsha
Changsha
metro lines 1 and 2. The same underground passageway will connect with one of the busiest pedestrian streets in China
China
— Huang Xing Road Pedestrian Shopping Street.[1] The development features two skyscrapers, with Tower 1 rising 452 meters and Tower 2 rising 315 meters
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Topping Out
In building construction, topping out (sometimes referred to as topping off) is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction. Nowadays, the ceremony is often parlayed into a media event for public relations purposes.[1]Contents1 History 2 Gallery 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The practice of "topping out" a new building can be traced to the ancient Scandinavian religious rite of placing a tree atop a new building to appease the tree-dwelling spirits displaced in its construction.[2] Long an important component of timber frame building,[3] it migrated initially to England and Northern Europe, thence to the Americas. A tree or leafy branch is placed on the topmost wood or iron beam, often with flags and streamers tied to it. A toast is usually drunk and sometimes workers are treated to a meal
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Aspire Tower
Aspire may refer to:Contents1 Automobiles 2 Architecture 3 Computing 4 Sculptures 5 Media and entertainment 6 Sports 7 Other uses 8 See alsoAutomobiles[edit]Ford Aspire, a subcompact car made by the Ford Motor Company Mitsubishi Aspire, a mid-size car produced by Mitsubishi from 1998 to 2003Architecture[edit] Aspire Tower, a skyscraper in Doha, Qatar Aspire Parramatta, a proposed skyscraper in New South Wales, AustraliaComputing[edit]Acer Aspi
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Council On Tall Buildings And Urban Habitat
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
(CTBUH) is an international body in the field of tall buildings and sustainable urban design. A non-profit organization[5] based at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the city of Chicago, Illinois, United States, the CTBUH announces the title of "The World's Tallest Building" and is widely considered to be an authority on the official height of tall buildings.[6][7][8][9][10] Its stated mission is to study and report "on all aspects of the planning, design, and construction of tall buildings." The Council was founded at Lehigh University in 1969 by Lynn S
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Huangxing Road Station
Huangxing Road Station (simplified Chinese: 黄兴路站; traditional Chinese: 黃興路站; pinyin: Huángxīng Lù Zhàn) is the name of a station on Shanghai Metro Line 8
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Changsha Metro
Changsha
Changsha
Metro (Chinese: 长沙地铁; pinyin: Chángshā Dìtiě) is a metro system in Changsha, the capital city of Hunan
Hunan
province in China
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Wuyi Square Station
Wuyi Square station
Wuyi Square station
is a subway station in Changsha, Hunan, China, operated by the Changsha
Changsha
subway operator
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] ( listen)), officially the Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Special
Special
Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia. Along with Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and several other major cities in Guangdong, the territory forms a core part of the Pearl River Delta
Pearl River Delta
metropolitan region, the most populated area in the world
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Harbour City (Hong Kong)
Harbour City is a large shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. It is part of a series of office blocks and hotels. It comprises several parts: Marco Polo Hotels, Ocean Terminal, Ocean Centre (with 1980s retro decor), the Gateway and the Pacific Club Kowloon. The complex is located along the west side of Canton Road, stretching from the Star Ferry Pier in the south to China Hong Kong
Hong Kong
City in the north.Contents1 History 2 Features 3 In popular culture 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The centre is built on the site of the Hongkong and Kowloon
Kowloon
Wharf and Godown, one of colonial Hong Kong's original commercial wharfage and dockside warehousing complexes
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The Wharf (Holdings)
The Wharf (Holdings)
The Wharf (Holdings)
Limited (Chinese: 九龍倉集團), or Wharf (九倉) in short, (SEHK: 0004) is a company founded in 1886 in Hong Kong. As its name suggests, the company's original business was in running wharfage and dockside warehousing, and it was originally known as The Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Kowloon
Kowloon
Wharf and Godown Company, Limited and founded by Sir Paul Chater. The company adopted its current name in 1986. Major holder is Wheelock & Co. Even today, the company is still the owner of the Star Ferry, although this icon of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
now forms a relatively small part of the company's portfolio
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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China
China, officially the People's Republic
People's Republic
of China
China
(PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion.[13] Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area,[k][19] depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world
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Hunan
Hunan
Hunan
is the 7th most populous province of China
China
and the 10th most extensive by area
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Changsha
Changsha
Changsha
(Chinese: 长沙) is the capital and most populous city of Hunan
Hunan
province in south central China. It covers 11,819 km2 (4,563 sq mi) and is bordered by Yueyang
Yueyang
and Yiyang
Yiyang
to the north, Loudi
Loudi
to the west, Xiangtan
Xiangtan
and Zhuzhou
Zhuzhou
to the south, Yichun and Pingxiang
Pingxiang
of Jiangxi
Jiangxi
province to the east
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Furong District
Furong District
Furong District
(simplified Chinese: 芙蓉区; traditional Chinese: 芙蓉區; pinyin: Fúróng Qū) is one of six urban districts of Changsha, the capital of Hunan
Hunan
province, China. Furong District
Furong District
is a part of the core of the Changsha
Changsha
urban area, located in the midst of the city. The district is bordered by Yuhua District to the south, Changsha
Changsha
County to the east, Kaifu District to the northwest, Tianxin District to the southwest
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Contemporary
Contemporary history
Contemporary history
is a subset of modern history which describes the historical period from approximately 1945 to the present.[1] The term "contemporary history" has been in use at least since the early 19th century.[2] Contemporary history
Contemporary history
is politically dominated by the Cold War (1945–91) between the United States
United States
and Soviet Union
Soviet Union
whose effects were felt across the world. The confrontation, which was mainly fought through proxy wars and through intervention in the internal politics of smaller nations, ultimately ended with the dissolution of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and Warsaw Pact
Warsaw Pact
in 1991, following the Revolutions of 1989
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