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  1. Officials jailed over deadly Shanghai building fire

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Several construction officials were jailed yesterday for up to 16 years for a high-rise building fire that killed 58 people in Shanghai in November. Gao ... administration department and building materials market administration department, received sentences of 13 1/2 years and 10 years respectively for abuse of authority and corruption. Verdicts for another ...

  2. Mainland architects build demand

    Posted Oct 01st 2010, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham The mainland has one of the world's most impressive collections of new buildings- the Bird's Nest stadium, CCTV tower, the recently opened China World Tower ... have begun to make waves internationally- he was commissioned to design the Absolute Tower in Toronto, a building with curves that have earned it the nickname the Marilyn Monroe Tower. Two ...

  3. Expo-linked building boom sparks concern

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... The unprecedented build-up of infrastructure was largely timed to coincide with the expo's opening, giving rise to speculation that this is the most expensive world fair in history and also causing ... if there was no expo, we would still need to extend the metro, build roads and construct the Hongqiao International Airport extension.' He said the only direct investment for the expo was 18 billion yuan ...

  4. Shanghai plans to build huge survival shelters

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... prosperous city is soon to start building massive survival shelters in case of a catastrophic end-of-days type environmental disaster. And not just one- the authorities are building three of them, ...

  5. 58 dead and 56 still missing from Shanghai apartment block blaze

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... and confirmed for the first time that managers of a building contractor suspected to have dubious links to local government were among those detained. Two 'responsible persons' at Shanghai Jiayi Building Decoration Engineering- the subcontractor responsible for the renovation project that caused the fire- were among the original eight detainees, police said. The four taken ...

  6. Shanghai project builds on the past

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... the iconic sites and districts that have survived. 'Urban redevelopment meant that Shanghai has been losing its character, as many old buildings were knocked down. But the city is now trying to preserve the remaining old buildings and also its unique cultural heritage,' said architect Paul Clark, the managing director of CJ Partnership Architects. The British architectural firm has ...

  7. Firm's ignorance led to toppling of Shanghai building, report says

    Posted Jul 04th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Lilian Zhang in Shanghai An official investigation into the collapse of an unfinished building in Shanghai has said that the accident was due to the construction company's 'ignorance', rather than flaws in the design or building materials. However, the report stopped short of apportioning blame, and has been criticised for failing to address key ...

  8. Evacuated families allowed to return following building collapse

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were safe. Experts in construction, geology and hydrology said neither the 10 buildings being built near the collapsed block, nor other houses nearby had shown signs of slanting, moving ... professionals who inspected all the buildings found at least three others under construction in the Lotus Riverside estate were leaning and could fall suddenly, the Hong Kong-based Information Centre ...

  9. Shanghai plans to build island eco-city

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... also plans to build a Disneyland theme park on the island. Nearby Chang Xing Island and Heng Ha Island will also be included in the overall development of the area, and will boost the total area of the project to 141,000 hectares. To improve transport links, the government is spending US$1.6billion to build a nine km tunnel and a 13km bridge. The bridge and tunnel are scheduled ...

  10. Shanghai to start work on nation's tallest building

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Lilian Zhang and Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai will start construction tomorrow on what will be China's tallest building at 632 metres, making a 14.8 billion yuan (HK$16.8 ... more than 120 storeys, topping the city's current tallest building, the Shanghai World Financial Centre, which opened in September, and the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan. With those two ...




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