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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:52 AM   #81
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Would be pretty neat, but why do I get the feeling this will be like the Japanese proposals for city sized mile high skyscrapers that have been around for a decade, i.e. a pipe dream that never materializes?
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Old September 21st, 2007, 06:10 AM   #82
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Its almost mind-boggling how the Saudis love to blow their money on garbage. This is like those massive airports and stadiums that they built back in the 80's, right before the economy deflated as oil prices fell (since of course, they have nothing else going for their economy than oil rents).


TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY
Actually much of their infrastructure is falling short these days that they built in the early 80's the country's population has grown so quickly that they really need another era of construction and investment into almost every sector of their economy.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 10:40 AM   #83
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we will do not need spaceship any more
we can just build our buildings taller and taller
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Old September 21st, 2007, 01:47 PM   #84
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to give you idea of scale in this pic.
those smaller towers are 300m high,which is a supertall. lol
simply awesome, difficult to imagine in reality
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Old September 21st, 2007, 02:01 PM   #85
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simply awesome, difficult to imagine in reality
Why? There's plenty of 300m towers about.

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Old September 21st, 2007, 02:15 PM   #86
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not because of the 300m towers....because of the 1600m thing
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Old September 21st, 2007, 03:59 PM   #87
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build a 1km high tower first, and see how that plans out economically, then plan a 1mile tower.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 04:12 PM   #88
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i'm sure al burj or Mubarak Tower will be build first
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Old September 21st, 2007, 04:30 PM   #89
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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.
So what happens if the "sensors" malfunction.
Does the building fall down.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 04:32 PM   #90
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thats massive, whats next
escalator to the moon.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:16 PM   #91
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It brings to mind all those concepts like 'Skycity 1000' or 'X-Seed 4000'.
I just simply love sky city 1000, its was a very interesting concept but abeit too big.



I remember reading this somewhere in the net regarding the design of this skycity


14 hexagonal plates of "skypod" each consisting of 14 stories and average of 4m per floor (total no. of floors 196) soaring up the sky in a conical frame structure

Each pod has a 56m height and 12m of gap in between and the lowest pod is about 60m above ground. Hence total height is brought up to 1000m exactly


60+[13x(56+12)]+56 = 1000m
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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:18 PM   #92
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This is some crazy sci-fi fantasy, but 1600m still isn't that tall. Tall for this generation but taller have been envisioned, with the 4,000m X-seed 4000 at 800 floors. What next, 10,000m buildings in the next century, space scrapers?!
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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:44 PM   #93
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OMFG !!!! Hope this project become reality so soon !!!
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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:45 PM   #94
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spacescrapers. nice
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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:45 PM   #95
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I don't see any good economic basis for this project.
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Old September 21st, 2007, 05:46 PM   #96
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can someone render this next to current supertalls
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Old September 21st, 2007, 09:37 PM   #97
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i noted that kingdom tower are similar to the small towers from this angle,what do y think?
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Old September 21st, 2007, 09:43 PM   #98
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Doesn't mean anything though ??

I dont understand what your suggesting?
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Old September 21st, 2007, 09:44 PM   #99
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spacescrapers. nice
mabe in 500 years
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Old September 21st, 2007, 09:56 PM   #100
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That's H.U.G.E !!! But i still love the Burj Dubai, for the moment :
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