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Old February 12th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #181
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if they indeed go for anything over 1000m there will be a new design guys. the pictures make it clear, just count the floors, the design is maybe 500m but not much more on the renders. If they keep a similar design i imagine it being a lot taller, but also slimmer therefor.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:59 AM   #182
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if they indeed go for anything over 1000m there will be a new design guys. the pictures make it clear, just count the floors, the design is maybe 500m but not much more on the renders. If they keep a similar design i imagine it being a lot taller, but also slimmer therefor.
yea thts an old design
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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:09 AM   #183
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$2 billion Azerbaijan Tower to claim world's tallest building crown



The Kingdom Tower, the world's largest tower planned hasn't even had it's foundation laid down yet and its already going to have to surrender its record to the new Azerbaijan Tower that will be built in Azerbaijan's capital Baku.

The future isn't in Dubai or Saudi Arabia — it's going to be on a city of 41 artificial islands called the Khazar Islands that'll cost $100 billion to construct and be home to the world's tallest building. The Azerbaijan Tower, as the Avesta Group of Companies is calling it, will reach 1050 meters into the sky.

To put that height into perspective, that's 220 meters taller than the Pringles-can shaped Burj Khalifa and 50 meters taller than the Kingdom Tower (expected completion in 2016/2017). The tower will also be able to survive 9.0 magnitude earthquakes, in case you're the worrying type.


I agree it isn't the most striking tower design we've seen before, but if the city of Baku wants that "world's tallest" record, it can have it, so long as it remembers to call climbing extraordinaire Alain Robert and have the dude scale it.

Ultimately, the Khazar Islands will bring about a new center of business and commerce, providing homes for over 1 million residents in high-rise buildings. A Formula 1 race track, new bridges and an airport will be built as well. Soon, rich business folk will have another awesome place to fly off to in their expensive private jets. Joy!

Costing a total of $2 billion, construction for the Azerbaijan Tower should start in 2015 and wrap up in 2018-2019.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:33 AM   #184
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Azerbaijan Tower, a kilometer-tall structure that's set to break ground in 2015 in the Republic of Azerbaijan in Eurasia. If you don't usually equate Azerbaijan with, say, skyscrapers, it's because this beast will essentially be the first, rising above the Caspian's Khazar Islands, a 41-island manmade archipelago that has yet to be developed to its $100B glory. And compared to the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest building at 2,723 feet, and Saudi Arabia's planned Kingdom Tower (3,280 feet, not a mile, as Curbed previously reported), Azerbaijan's 3,444-foot mass will go unrivaled. Ever poetically, Architizer describes the architecture of the new edifice as such: "the form altogether shuns the slim, shard-like profiles that characterize the current crop of Brobdingnagian skyscraper design. Instead, it curiously alludes both to the platonic massings of Constructivist projects (via corporate High-Tech of ’80s and ’90s) and various paper arcologies of the last quarter of the past century, from the Metabolists to the Sims." Estimated completion, 2018 or 2019; estimated cost: $2B.

Source: http://curbed.com/archives/2012/02/0...skyscraper.php

No, it's NOT a rocket ship about to blast off to the nether reaches of space. And it's not an EXACT but enlarged copy of the GM HQ in Detroit.

I'm just hoping they don't have a revolution or something before it gets built.

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Old February 12th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #185
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im still wondering how an island could hold all this weight.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 08:51 PM   #186
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time to lol

The Highest Skyscraper In the World Will Be This 3,444-Foot Turd

http://gizmodo.com/5883868/the-highe...3444+foot-turd

enjoy a little giggle
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #187
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im still wondering how an island could hold all this weight.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #188
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but then again the same doubt were already there for burj al arab and it worked out better and with less problems than everyone anticipated, so well i think everything is possible.
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Old February 14th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #189
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Who would be the tenants in this flight of fancy? I can't imagine Azerbaijan has much of a need for a skyscraper let alone the tallest building on earth. Or does the prospective developer have a "if you build it, they will come" mindset?
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Old February 16th, 2012, 06:38 AM   #190
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Who would be the tenants in this flight of fancy? I can't imagine Azerbaijan has much of a need for a skyscraper let alone the tallest building on earth. Or does the prospective developer have a "if you build it, they will come" mindset?
just like you said ifyou build it they will come
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Old February 16th, 2012, 09:13 PM   #191
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just like you said ifyou build it they will come
Exactly. Look at Dubai's 40-50% vacancy rate as a prime example of how well that works.

About this tower though, the girth of it is incredible, I'm still skeptical though. It is without a doubt hideous, but at least that aspect will be impressive.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #192
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they just mentioned the building on the german tv show for eurovision, but they didn't say much, just showed the photos we know already and then said tallest building on the world and over 1000m
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Old February 16th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #193
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they just mentioned the building on the german tv show for eurovision, but they didn't say much, just showed the photos we know already and then said tallest building on the world and over 1000m
Do you also watch Unser Star für Baku?
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Old February 16th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #194
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Do you also watch Unser Star für Baku?
yes x). i was quite surprised that they mentioned the building though. most likely the most attention this project got since it's proposed.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 10:40 PM   #195
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Old February 16th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #196
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Everyone seems to be speaking as though this building is likely to be built (compared to the beginning of the thread where everyone was practically laughing at the idea of this). Have I missed something that increases the chances of this being built?

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Old February 16th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #197
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Everyone seems to be speaking as though this building is likely to be built (compared to the beginning of the thread where everyone was practically laughing at the idea of this). Have I missed something that increases the chances of this being built?

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no not really, the project still has the same design which has the wrong height and floor count. no new information on investors or anything.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 11:36 PM   #198
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This building is part of Khazar Islands project. We can speak about the chances of this project only when they reach to the needed island. For now, they build first islands and some other buildings. You can see the progress here http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1481751&page=2
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Old February 17th, 2012, 12:49 AM   #199
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100 billion dollars? Yea ok, never happening.
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100 billion dollars? Yea ok, never happening.
100 billion is the cost of whole project with 41 islands and other facilities.
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