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Old September 20th, 2007, 07:32 PM   #61
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thats crazy
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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:05 PM   #62
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hmm... it's getting boring. When this one is finished I'm sure someone's going to build 3200 metres.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:37 PM   #63
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So how many storeys is this gonna be??
400 + maybe
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Old September 20th, 2007, 08:41 PM   #64
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hmm... it's getting boring. When this one is finished I'm sure someone's going to build 3200 metres.
Yup, real boring... not!
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Old September 20th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #65
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A mile high tower was once proposed in Chicago back in the 1950's. It was to be called the Illinois Tower, but cost, and obvious construction dangers made it impossible to build (at least 50 years ago).




If this Mile Tower gets built in Saudi Arabia.......
similar like the Al Habtoor Tower

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Old September 20th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #66
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I've always seen Burj Dubai as being closer to The Illinois with its wings, like the splinters @ intermediate points split from the sides of The Illinois. But really, Lloyd Wright's is too sketchy anyway to see exact-enough form. 800m (818m) is 1/2 mile too. Co-incidental? mmmm
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Old September 20th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #67
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is't Al Habtoor Tower canceled?

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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:05 PM   #68
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they said they'll release some information about Al Habtoor Tower in Summer this year....nothing until now
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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:13 PM   #69
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Don't they plan to let that baby rise in Frankfurt?
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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #70
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i probably would see it from bavaria
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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:29 PM   #71
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i dont trust in that tower.
so complicated to build: cost, and obvious construction dangers made it impossible to build
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Old September 20th, 2007, 10:41 PM   #72
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Holy crap!!

http://www.pickardchilton.com/pagProject.aspx?Group='RESEARCH'&ID=41&Photo=1

Mile High Tower
Asia
12,000,000 gsf
Client Sponsor: Confidential
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer: Flack & Kurtz
Vertical Transportation: Otis Research Development
Landscape Architect: Towers / Golde
Status: Research Project



Exploring urban issues facing 21st century Asia, The Mile High Tower offers a fresh perspective on an idea that has been debated by architects for a century. Exploding land values, growing populations and expanding economies are placing extraordinary burdens on many culturally rich, but land deprived Asian regions. In response to these pressures we have proposed a vertical city. In conceiving the tower as a vertical city, the design team has integrated technological, architectural and urban planning strategies into a single structure that breathes with urban complexity. The scale of the building and the scope of the program force the reevaluation of current skyscraper precedents for form, purpose, infrastructure, transportation, structure, and sustainability.


Architecture and engineering have traditionally treated structure as static—the building frame was constructed to be strong and heavy enough to resist all anticipated loads. The Mile High Tower proposes a lighter, dynamic structural system that actively responds to forces placed upon it. Controlled by wind detecting sensors, stabilizing aileron-like fins run the length of the tower frame and modulate their position to control resonant motion and building drift.


The separation of the structural frame and the building envelope enhances the quality of the interior space by providing an abundance of natural light and ventilation. Equipped with wind generators, photovoltaic panels, a heliostat, and sewage treatment facilities, the tower attains a high degree of sustainability with minimal environmental impact.


Approaching the tower as a theoretical project has proven liberating, freeing the design team to seek new solutions to technical problems, to find creative approaches outside the present financial climate, and to implement environmentally sustainable strategies that will enhance the next generation of ultra-high rise buildings. Our paradigm is the human body. This near-future tower incorporates structural and climatic systems that, like the human body, respond dynamically and efficiently to forces placed upon them.
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Old September 20th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #73
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i dont trust in that tower.
so complicated to build: cost, and obvious construction dangers made it impossible to build
say never never
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Old September 21st, 2007, 12:11 AM   #74
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I love tall buildings, the taller the better...

But this will never get built.
Too far fetched, not practical and is merely someone's ego put on paper.
It's going to be The Illinois part 2.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 01:53 AM   #75
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to give you idea of scale in this pic.
those smaller towers are 300m high,which is a supertall. lol

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Old September 21st, 2007, 02:36 AM   #76
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can this tower be bult in first place end
is this bulding going to get bult is there eney proof of that ?
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Old September 21st, 2007, 04:48 AM   #77
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wow
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Old September 21st, 2007, 04:49 AM   #78
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thats massive, whats next
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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:17 AM   #79
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I should start saving money now so I can get a piece of this behemoth and call it home.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:43 AM   #80
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