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Old March 25th, 2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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Minecraft skyscrapers

I am currently making the Dubai Pearl in Minecraft!


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it is roughly 1/3 scale with 1/3 of the floors, so the floors are actually usable.
for this scale, it will end up about 1/3 shorter because of the 'roof' which is 64m above sea level (where I am building from)
the core in the highest one is currently 20m high, which is about 1/4 of the final height, and that is just one of four, so it is HUGE!
I hope that a future update will enable me to build higher.


here is some stuff someone else has made, which is pretty amazing.

has anyone else tried making a skyscraper in minecraft?
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Old March 26th, 2011, 05:06 PM   #2
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Good job, and good luck. I've been looking into buying minecraft, is it good? Good luck with those materials.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 02:36 AM   #3
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in this map, I cheat to get materials, but that is only because there isn't a creative mode on Beta at the moment. I alos have a map dedicated to blwig stuff up, pluss a couple of maps just for playing properly
it is good though, definitely worth buying it.
I have made some custom textures so that it looks more realistic. I have also removed the corner columns to make it more realistic.


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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:28 AM   #4
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Can you build that as tall as you want to?
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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:39 PM   #5
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I think there is a height limit, but it is high up there.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #6
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i've never heared of this software (game?) before. can anyone tell me a bit about it, please?
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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #7
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Its a game, where you (as far as i know) make your own stuff, kill pigs, chup trees and then earn some kind of tree box'es so you can make buildings, temples and stuff. I just tried it at a frineds house the other day, and it's pretty basic
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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #8
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interesting... doesn't look like a professional game, or is it just a bit old?
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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:30 PM   #9
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Its quite new. But it started as a free game on the internet. So guess that's why
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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #10
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And it's in the alpha mode, so it's still being tested.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:39 PM   #11
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ok, that makes sence. good luck, Matt
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Old March 27th, 2011, 11:59 PM   #12
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Well now it's in beta, it's a somewhat survival game. Maps are generated randomly and you need to survive the monsters that come out of the night. It's fun when your bored.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 12:13 AM   #13
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There is not height limit - I've just checked
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unless it is going to change in the beta 1.4 update, it does have an upper limit.
it is impossible to place blocks higher than y=127. y=0 is the very bottom, and sea level is at y= 63.
if anyone else decides to get Minecraft, if you don't want to put it on peaceful mode (no evil things), then be extra cautious of creepers (green things with no arms). they tend to blow things up!
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Old March 28th, 2011, 03:50 AM   #15
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Yea, those creepers are quite fun. I've seen quite a few of them in some videos. It is an amazing yet simple game. The tunnel generators are fantastic also.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 05:57 AM   #16
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Quote:
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There is not height limit - I've just checked
As a seasoned minecraft vet, I can whole heartedly tell you there IS a limit. Which is sad Unless you're building out of survival mode, inwhich case you have all the room you want.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 05:17 PM   #17
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In 1.1.2 there was no problem.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 09:18 AM   #18
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it is now Beta 1.3 with Beta 1.4 coming out this week I think, so things have changed a bit.

update on progress.

the four towers are north, east, south, and west. the sun rises in the east, and the ocean is to the west. the end towers are to the north and south.
if you look in Google Maps, the south tower in my model corresponds to the south west tower in real life. I have thought about making the Palm Jumeira, but maybe just a mini one with nothing on it.

when doing a bit of landscape I realised that the south and east towers were misplaced by one block (I'm a perfectionist), the east tower was just the base layout, so it could be fixed easily. the south tower I had built 3 levels of the core, so I destroyed it with TNT because it would have been quicker to do that and rebuild than move the core including staircases (which take a long time to destroy even with a diamond pickaxe).
here is the result:

By mattbennett at 2011-03-29
luckily none of the TNT was blasted to the tower beside it!

here is a sunrise from inside the west tower:

By mattbennett at 2011-03-29I might change the windows again eventually, depending on what I think of the single roof, which will have glass floors in some parts of it.

here is the west tower, which has the most progress:

By mattbennett at 2011-03-29
I decided to extend the middle of one of the cores to the very top to see how high it would actually look, and it is REALLY high, I was quite surprised, and to be to scale it would have to be another 1/3 higher!

here is a night shot of the progress so far:

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I have finished the base of the south tower, and started building the East Tower.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 10:00 AM   #19
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You could have picked an easier design for your first minecraft tower

And I'd really check with that height limit - Pearl is 73 levels, I imagine it would be really upsetting if you reached level 25 and then it's game over.
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it will only be about 20 floors because it is 1/3 scale, but the floors are staying the same height. also for this scale, it is only about 2/3 of the proper height because of the roof. it will still be huge though, which shows how incredible the real one will be when it is finished.

ETA: here is a shot from the very top. it is quite a long way down!

By mattbennett at 2011-03-29
there is 20 floors in total. 2x 4m, 17x 3m, 1x 4m plus the roof. not sure about a basement yet, but maybe.
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