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Old May 10th, 2016, 04:06 PM   #101
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I just noticed there is 2 Address hotels in that pic...

Also, think of the amount of effort went into that to make such a beautiful picture...
In case one burns down.
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Old May 11th, 2016, 03:29 AM   #102
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Art vision of how Dubai may look couple of decades from now. This is the best Dubai art vision i have seen yet. Most buildings of today is in the vision too in the right spots.


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I'm pretty sure that future megatall buildings won't look like this. These drawings represent the future, as people imagine it one century ago.





As you can see, all those drawings are not very similar to our present ; it looks to the past. We can't imagine the future : we can only extrapolate the present. I bet that Dubai will become very different from this photo in a hundred years (or less !)
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Old May 11th, 2016, 09:40 AM   #103
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god bless that this future isn't our pastwhat the hell is he doing???


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We can't imagine the future : we can only extrapolate the present. I bet that Dubai will become very different from this photo in a hundred years (or less !)
That's the point. The future will come for sure, but always with big surprises.
Btw i like those past future drawings very much. If someone had more of it, please post. I'm very satisfied we have this new section and especially this thread. This is the right place we needed for such discussions
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Old May 11th, 2016, 12:00 PM   #104
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Old May 11th, 2016, 12:07 PM   #105
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Well I don't know why but this reminds me so much of tallest block in Dubai marina





And that last pic posted by DubaiM reminds me of an old fashioned version of Sheikh Zayed Road
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Old May 11th, 2016, 12:15 PM   #106
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Hey thanks DubaiM those illustrations have something that i'm missing today in most renders: charme and atmosphere.
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Old May 11th, 2016, 05:38 PM   #107
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god bless that this future isn't our pastwhat the hell is he doing???
Angry wife ordered him to jump. Hold tight!
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Old May 11th, 2016, 05:48 PM   #108
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Where did you measure that exactly?
I went to the location on google maps, used the measuring tool, and counted the diameter. If the diameter is the largest distance beetween two points of a circle, and the hole is a circle, than i did it right.
Such easy
You can also read it in wiki:
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Old May 11th, 2016, 06:20 PM   #109
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Some of those old visions is actual true, while others are outdated.

I believe that in the future will create new super-materials (lightweight, resistant, morphic) mass-produced, and construction and logistics will take care of automatic / or remotely controlled machinery.

For management of buildings and structures will be responsible smart grid computer sensors.
Therefore, I hope to fulfill the vision of a multi-miles towers.
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Old May 11th, 2016, 06:47 PM   #110
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I hope you're right and we will witness a tower with more than 2000m.
There's one candidate that will surpass every future tower due to it's purpose:
the space elevator with 35,800km

Today it's still a vision but as you said with new materials (carbon nanotubes) it could be true someday in the future.
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Old May 12th, 2016, 07:26 AM   #111
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There's already a material which is coming called Graphene. (Its already here but only 1 atom thick). I've heard its around 206 times stronger than iron... could be steel... don't remember.

EDIT: Nevermind... i don't think thats a material good for Buildings.
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Old May 14th, 2016, 11:58 PM   #112
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To build such a space elevator, the force sustained would put a stress of around 98% of the strength of a carbon-carbon bond - ie this would be on the outer limits of theoretical material science just to support itself. The centre-of-mass would be at an orbit of 38,000kms - geostationary orbit being the only orbit usable for this. The force needed to carry meaningful loads upwards, as well as resist vibrations and oscillations, would likely cause the material to be overloaded. It's a nice idea, but I think it will stay firmly in the realm of science fiction.
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Old May 21st, 2016, 01:50 PM   #113
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Wouldn't it be possible to make such a building practically weightless? By balancing out gravity and centrifugal forces.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 12:04 AM   #114
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well yeah, but getting to that point won't be weightless.
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 12:33 AM   #115
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 04:09 PM   #116
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Wouldn't it be possible to make such a building practically weightless? By balancing out gravity and centrifugal forces.
That is called orbiting, and the very goal of the space elevator is that the top of it is orbiting. But the thing is, the elevator is not just an orbiting dot (that's called a satellite), but a line from ground to orbit. And all those parts between the ground and the orbiting height, well, they are not weightless.

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a material which is coming called Graphene. (Its already here but only 1 atom thick)
By definition, graphene is a one atom thick sheet. When it's thicker it is called graphite and is used to make pencils.
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Old May 25th, 2016, 11:29 AM   #117
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I suppose that a blooming of true megatalls will be possible only after 3-D printing implantation for such structures.
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Old May 27th, 2016, 07:30 PM   #118
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"Dubai to get a new sewage system in coming five years"

"UAE sets up firm to operate first nuclear power plants"

Will this be the first domino in a series of events that will eventually lead to the rebirth of Nakheel Tower and Harbour!?



Before I explain my reasoning, first let me introduce the planning of Dubai Marina and its surroundings.



As you can see in the above pic, Nakheel Tower is located to the south of JLT, Burj 2020 and Dubai Marina, just on the other side of SZR on the opposite of DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority).

That being said, building a mega tower or a district so close to an industrial area is very unfavorable and because of the 2008 crash, Nakheel tower was put to sleep after some major ground works.

Then there is the rise of the new icon, DubaiEye on the Bluewaters Island, just to the north of DEWA which is again very undesirable for residents of the Marina or tourists strolling in the area.

But could this change very soon?

This month Dubai Municipality announced a new project related to the sewage system in Dubai and I quote "The emirate of Dubai will get a new deep tunnel sewerage system costing Dh12.5 billion in the next five years to replace more than 121 sewage pumping stations"

Part of DEWA close to Nakheel tower and marina is related to sewage and that's not all, They are planning on building a Nuclear Power Plant and "The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site strategic renewable energy project of its kind in the world" which I am guessing will eliminate any smaller power plants in Dubai, like the one near the marina.

So what I am trying to say, the area in Red and named DEWA will most probably be eliminated within the coming 5 years, and we all know what a seafront plot means for Dubai, more development which will raise the land value on this land where I predict will work as an extension to the Marina and not only that, it will most probably spark Nakheel Tower masterplan which will be resumed. Add to that by getting rid of DEWA, it will make it easier to dig the canal that was in the original masterplan.

Finally there is many signs that Nakheel Tower is not dead, first the metro station (Blue Circle) nearby is still called Nakheel Harbour & Tower Metro Station (which wasn't changed with the recent renaming of some of the stations in Dubai) and there is the area meant for the tower and its canal is still untouched and undeveloped.

I hope I wasn't too annoying and it wasn't too long for you guys.

This is my humble prediction and where I think things are heading, Dominos started to collapse and it is about time before Nakheel Tower wakes up

Great things are ahead

http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/governm...ears-1.1828229
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-s...l#.V0hw4fl97IU
http://www.emirates247.com/news/sola...05-08-1.629446
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Old May 27th, 2016, 08:13 PM   #119
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i think it is too early to jump on a hypetrain yet, but that's a really interesting analysis anyways. Nakheel still owns the site and part of construction is already done, so even if they redesign, they will built something there sooner or later,
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Old May 27th, 2016, 08:54 PM   #120
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Actually they look exactly like this. The top looks just like New York, and the bottom like parts of Dubai.
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