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Old February 6th, 2016, 06:08 PM   #21
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Just amazing design
they also mentioned that the construction work will start in short months so excited
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Old February 6th, 2016, 06:16 PM   #22
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OMG this is beautiful and huge!!!! just look at this screenshot and how huge it is!! I mean they show u Index tower (320m) next to it and its soooo tiny!! The tower looks more than 4 times taller than it



Edit: in the video you see one screenshot taken with BK in the foreground and Iconic Tower in the background and although this tower is wayy far in the background it still look way taller than BK
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Old February 6th, 2016, 06:30 PM   #23
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It is a good design, I think, but Calatrava has done and can do better.
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Old February 6th, 2016, 06:37 PM   #24
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Old February 6th, 2016, 06:38 PM   #25
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It is a good design, I think, but Calatrava has done and can do better.
Well BK started off as Grollo , then moved to where it is now "fingers crossed"
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Old February 6th, 2016, 06:43 PM   #26
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it relpaces the lagoons

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Never going to happen. At least those cables on the outside. Those would be metal, and not supporting structures but rather powerful "down forcing anchors". Steel within a building helps it stand. It's "mass" adds to the "support" of the structure. Steel cables on a bridge suspend the deck, but in this design, they do the exact opposite and "drag the structure down". It's extra "mass" that puts immense down force on the core structure for no functional purpose at all. If this is build, in this design, it will be the greatest folly of mankind.
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Old February 6th, 2016, 06:49 PM   #28
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Never going to happen. At least those cables on the outside. Those would be metal, and not supporting structures but rather powerful "down forcing anchors". Steel within a building helps it stand. It's "mass" adds to the "support" of the structure. Steel cables on a bridge suspend the deck, but in this design, they do the exact opposite and "drag the structure down". It's extra "mass" that puts immense down force on the core structure for no functional purpose at all. If this is build, in this design, it will be the greatest folly of mankind.
I just got off the phone with Shiekh mohammed and managed to tell him about this. The project is now cancelled.

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Old February 6th, 2016, 07:47 PM   #29
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The new building, which will be an observation tower, will be linked to the central island district of Dubai Creek Harbour, on integrated development on the Dubai Creek. What will be offered inside the tower has yet to be released.

According to a statement on WAM, the design will reflect Islamic architecture and the UAE’s rich culture and heritage.

Shaikh Mohammad lauded the idea of the new tower and its building at one of the most important historical sites, which is expected to be a major tourist destination once complete.

“The sustainable development is pressing ahead steadily as we planned before and we will continue until achieving our aims and our people’s aspirations,” Shaikh Mohammad said.

Shaikh Mohammad described the tower as a unique architectural masterpiece on a par with Burj Khalifa and Eiffel Tower.

Al Abbar thanked Shaikh Mohammad for his continuous support and confidence in Emaar’s projects, which will “propel our company toward more success and boost the national economy, as well as contribute to developing smart cites.”

“The new tower is designed in Dubai creek to become a monument and cultural and tourist landmark combing Islamic architecture and modern design. It will be unique in its design to stand as an iconic building that reflect cultural diversity,” Al Abbar said.

The work on the tower will begin over the next few weeks and its height will be announced later, he added.
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Old February 6th, 2016, 08:31 PM   #30
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Awesome, especially since construction will start very soon .

I'm almost sure the tower will be taller than Burj Khalifa!
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Old February 6th, 2016, 08:35 PM   #31
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And taller than Jeddah Tower
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Old February 6th, 2016, 09:02 PM   #33
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I'll give it a 2% chance. Dubai is 90% press release, 10% actually doing it.

What's up with the 2020 tower?
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Old February 6th, 2016, 09:08 PM   #34
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we will know in the next few weeks if their serious about building this tower since they announced that the work will start in few weeks
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Old February 6th, 2016, 09:10 PM   #35
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I'll give it a 2% chance. Dubai is 90% press release, 10% actually doing it.

What's up with the 2020 tower?
this doesn't have to do anything with tower 2020! Both are happening. Plus Emaar doesn't play around and they are always serious about their press releases
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WOOOHOO!!! The only reason why I'm taking this seriously is because Emaar will develope the tower.
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Old February 6th, 2016, 09:29 PM   #37
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WHHHAAAAAAT?

damn, this thing is tall. hope they are serious!

At first I was this in the Lagoons thread and wasn't that excited, because I thought another design change would just kick the project further away from starting, the Flame designed Dubai Towers to the twins and now this, made me think it was just dragging the projects death along, but when I saw this thread I was amazed at how awesome the project was, at how serious they seem and at how there were already many projects, indicating there is something up. the starting in the next few weeks thread-opener I am sceptical about, but it is amazing to see they have the willpower. That they hide the height and how tall it looks in the video is a clear indication for me as well that they seem to trump Kingdom Tower.

Also please remember the rumors we have heard before:
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The Lagoons was a low density scheme, planned around 7 islands carved out of land at the end of Dubai Creek. The project was set to include Dubai's first opera house and the proposed Dubai Towers - Dubai, project. However, during the recession, the project was put on the back burner and completely forgotten about by the developer; Dubai Properties.

The project has now been revived and is set to be built under a JV partnership with Emaar.

The press release has indicated that the project will now also be home to the next world's tallest building, which will rise to over 1,000m. No other details have been released yet, but I thought it was worth having a thread for this
So this project did not fall from the sky, it might have been planned behind our backs for a while now
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Old February 6th, 2016, 09:55 PM   #38
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Exactly my thoughts it is def not new
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And taller than Jeddah Tower
But it won't be the worlds tallest building since it will be an observation tower.
But worlds tallest freestanding structure is also a cool title .
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Old February 6th, 2016, 10:09 PM   #40
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The new building, which will be an observation tower, will be linked to the central island district of Dubai Creek Harbour, on integrated development on the Dubai Creek. What will be offered inside the tower has yet to be released.
This means that this tower might be a bit more than just observation my bet is on mixed use Fingers crossed
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