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Old March 7th, 2015, 01:42 PM   #301
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Lol I got never lost in my home town
Yes the ''problem'' in german cities is, that there are no towers or landmarks, which help you to orientate in the city. In some german cities, like Cologne the Cologne Cathedral is a good point to orientate.
Only in Frankfurt the skyscrapers help you
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Old March 18th, 2015, 08:41 PM   #302
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Thanks to Tony90 for his amazing pics!

The pictures were taken last week. Visible activity at the site:





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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:46 PM   #303
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That's great but what I am really waiting for is an official press release with renders and final height which I am hoping and praying will be a big positive unexpected shock to all of us
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Old March 18th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #304
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Thanks for the pics!
It's good to see there's "moving" on the plot.

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That's great but what I am really waiting for is an official press release with renders and final height which I am hoping and praying will be a big positive unexpected shock to all of us 
Me too! Every day is one day closer to official renders, it's finally time for!
I can't remember another supertall oder better megatall project where are so few information about and NO renders although construction should start this year. This building is mysterious, and not only for you the expectations are megatall too
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Old March 18th, 2015, 10:34 PM   #305
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Renders would be nice, but for now I'd settle for an official height figure other than "really tall".
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Old March 18th, 2015, 10:43 PM   #306
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what if they build it and keep it secret until topping out. not a chance of happening, but that would be kind of cool
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Old March 18th, 2015, 10:53 PM   #307
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Wow, didn't know the site is that big. Enough space for something very big
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Old March 18th, 2015, 11:09 PM   #308
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looking on google earth it's bigger than the burj khalifa plot (up to street and pool)

so there is enough for any size of tower you can imagine pretty much.

that big square shape in the ground is not the shape of the tower btw, it was just a pool of water before.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 11:22 PM   #309
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Can anyone show where exactly the plot is? I forgot it
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Old March 18th, 2015, 11:27 PM   #310
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this:
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I found this:

http://wikimapia.org/4145746/Dmcc_Time_Zone

[IMG]http://i8.************/8adu1dl.jpg[/IMG]

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http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...07-09-1.513759

makes me think that the whole huge area in between the streets is available for the developer. that's 107.000m² of plot available, that's more than 300mx300m enough for a giant podium with a giant megatall on top and all surrounded by green space or plaza like stuff.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 11:42 PM   #311
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Burj 2020, look at your older brother down there and please be as tall and impressive, but get actually off the ground!

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Old March 19th, 2015, 12:04 AM   #312
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Renders would be nice, but for now I'd settle for an official height figure other than "really tall".
Renderings will be released after the completion of the tower.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 01:01 AM   #314
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Renderings will be released after the completion of the tower.
LOL..oh lord...
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Old March 19th, 2015, 01:07 AM   #315
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that would be quite amazing. just imagine:

"tower keeps rising 500m, we are all afraid we come home, tune in to find out it topped out, 600m, we are expecting it to top out now soon, 700m, we get more and more excited, 800m, expo 2020 is coming close it has to top out soon, 900m, and it tops out and we are all really amazed at this crazy building, but wait what is that, is there the start of a spire?"
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Old March 19th, 2015, 01:14 AM   #316
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Well they should make it 2020m tall to match the name.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 08:45 AM   #317
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If they really want to build a 600m+ until 2020 they've to hurry up now.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 01:26 PM   #318
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topping out would be enough for them i guess, and that's for sure possible if they start construction within the next half year. The shard in london and the youth olympic twins in nanjing also were both not finished, but topped out for their events each.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 02:15 PM   #319
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The location is quite bad. It is a bit in the nowhere at the end of the city and not in the center. I hope they also develop the area at Nakheel Harbour to integrate the tower in a city environment.
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Old March 19th, 2015, 03:04 PM   #320
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The location is great actually .. after 10 years from now when Palm Jebel Ali and the Waterfront are developed, this tower would be exactly in the middle of the city .. Plus the observation deck on this one will be way more interesting than Burj Khalifa's. Since you will have a clear view of PJ, Dubai Marina, Burj al Arab, JLT, Jumeirah islands, Emirates hills, The Gardens, Dubailand ... that and all the crazy big projects next to it waiting to be restarded after the crisis (From arabian Canal to Nakheel tower ..)

The location might be awkward now but I guess it will make more sense in the coming years
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