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Old July 23rd, 2013, 12:06 PM   #41
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And just so people know, it is plausable to build a tower in London as the city is having its first real skyscraper boom AND its the Financial Centre of the world alongside NYC.

But i would hate this being in my City...
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 12:23 PM   #42
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He should build it somewhere in the Middle East and spare the world's true alpha cities.

Don't get me wrong...I like supertalls, but this height is just ridiculous and would destroy any cityscape.
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 01:14 PM   #43
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is that real to see this one's in new york city??
What? I don't understand your question...

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Thx Xaevus! Looks awesome in lower manhattan if you ask me, especially with the india tower design
No problem, and ironically, the India Tower compliments One WTC- it looks almost like they flipped OneWTC upside down, copy and pasted it 4-5 times vertically and voila - India Tower.

Here are the renders of SHANGHAI I promised earlier:



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The best fit would probably be middle east (like I said), but now that I see shanghai, I don't think It would be too bad in there either (still pretty overwhelming, though).

New York looks ridiculous with it, I would cut the height in half and build two 800m towers, or 600m/1000m, or 700m/900m, etc. At least that would look decent AND add density.

Just for the fun of it (and I'm sure this is probably the worst candidate), but I might even do renders for London. And if London gets chosen, lord have mercy on your souls.. lol this should be fun...
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 01:22 PM   #44
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Looks a bit out of place in Shanghai too, but also cool
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 01:41 PM   #45
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Conclusion for now: a building that tall and massive would be out of place in any of the proposed cities.

Better to do it the Dubai/Jeddah way: build it somewhere in the middle of nowhere and have all the surrounding development adjusted to it. Buildings this size should lead the development of the surrounding area, as they're too dominant to simply follow it.
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 01:56 PM   #46
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it just looks weird because we aren't used to and it would drastically change any cityscape for sure, but i think after a few years people will start loving it whether in new york, shanghai or anywhere else.
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 02:09 PM   #47
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It will look great as long as it has several 600-1000m around it. Lujiazui park should become a cluster with several 600-1000m together with this one, it would look great. Otherwise it wouldn't fit anywhere. I'm worried they may build it somewhere in the outskirts, an increasingly vice in more and more cities (Changsha Sky City, Tianjin Goldin Finance, Nanning Tianlong, etc).
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 02:12 PM   #48
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Sure! Here are 2 of NEW YORK:



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In the photo above, Lower Manhattan is in the centre, and middtown on the right. Still blows my mind. Looks like Dubai or something.

Shanghai will come tomorrow, say tuned!
Looks incredible. If only something like this would have been built on the WTC site. But it looks awesome even where you placed it. It would be a gigantic change for the skyline if something like this would be built, but I think when people would get used to it, it would make the skyline far more beautiful than it is now
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 02:13 PM   #49
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Love it...or be blown away by it. Literally.
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 02:19 PM   #50
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 02:25 PM   #51
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Looks horrible in all these cities...
It dwarfs all the buildings, and 500-600m towers look like dwarves.
It doesn't fit in ANY of these cities, it would fit only in a totally new city with a lot of megatall surroundings. Dubai is the best candidate here
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 05:15 PM   #52
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Would never happen in Downtown Manhattan. There's no room, and the property is too valuable. Not to mention buildings with historical significance, that would have to be demoed for this... I think Dubai or Shanghai possibly, they have space. Its really ugly.
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 05:23 PM   #53
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I think Dubai or Shanghai possibly, they have space. Its really ugly.
If your talking about the tower itself, the tower in the renders is a whole other building, India Tower. It's just a substitute to show the proportions/scale would look in some cities.

No official render has been make yet for Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's Tower.
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 05:30 PM   #54
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Just for the fun of it (and I'm sure this is probably the worst candidate), but I might even do renders for London. And if London gets chosen, lord have mercy on your souls.. lol this should be fun...
Maybe not the worst candidate, but definitely less likely than Dubai or Shanghai (I actually think it looks pretty good in Shanghai, I must say!) London's probably as likely a candidate as Moscow, but I don't reckon they'll build it there - if they did try and propose it for London, it would probably have to be away from the main clusters, maybe somewhere north near the Olympic Park, or even further away towards the suburbs. If it was in the centre, it would just be a bit too much, I'm all for skyscrapers in London and the skyline is improving at a great pace, but the centre isn't quite suitable for a mile-high tower just yet.

Might be fun to do a render for London though, just to see what it would be like.
Just make sure it's an up-to-date image. The skyline is constantly changing/improving.

Maybe some of these pictures:
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/6616/8oqq.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3828/9...e9991093_b.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2825/8...ceab1832_h.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/8...4399beb9_h.jpg
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 05:58 PM   #55
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...I mean, while we're making requests, seeing it in Dubai would be fun.
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 06:23 PM   #56
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I had a spare few minutes so put this together. Hopefully it'll illustrate that no city will benefit from this development. There's something about the composition of a cluster of buildings that is greater than the sum of its parts - an overscaled tower ruins this composition,

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Old July 23rd, 2013, 06:31 PM   #57
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Yes, it looks totally out of place.
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 06:46 PM   #58
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Might be fun to do a render for London though, just to see what it would be like.
Just make sure it's an up-to-date image. The skyline is constantly changing/improving.

Maybe some of these pictures:
http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/6616/8oqq.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3828/9...e9991093_b.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2825/8...ceab1832_h.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/8...4399beb9_h.jpg
Thanks for the pics but I already made the renders before I read that. That being said that last photo would have been a great one to use. Thanks.

LONDON:



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Okay, that's fair enough - wow, you can see how it would dwarf everything else in London!
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For the first time in my life I am thanking God that the FAA in the United States has placed a 2000' height restriction across the country. This would completely marginalize the rest of NYC's skyline. It is so out of proportion there it isn't even funny.

This next part may sound completely crass, but it would be like if I already had a 9" d***, but then I decided to have surgery and increase it to 3 feet. It just doesn't fit. (dumb analogy, except when you want to build a building twice as tall as anything else on earth, isn't that just another form of d*** waving?)
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