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Old April 28th, 2015, 10:16 PM   #341
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ATLEAST 541m. This is exciting!
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Old April 28th, 2015, 10:27 PM   #342
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ATLEAST 541m. This is exciting!
I want a megatall!
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Old April 28th, 2015, 11:02 PM   #343
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yeah me too, if it is under 600m i will be quite sad (unless the design is so good that it puts me out of my shoes).
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Old April 29th, 2015, 12:59 AM   #344
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Well, they said the world's tallest office tower, and most people they market to think that's 1WTC. Hence the 541m.
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Old April 29th, 2015, 03:11 PM   #345
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Here we go again, one announcement and attention is back.
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Old April 29th, 2015, 05:04 PM   #346
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Is this a joke? I was expecting something like "The Burj 2020 will be at least 700 meters tall" but that's disappointing in Dubai's standards
Remember Burj Khalifa? They said around 550m and then 600m and then 700m and then 828m

Now I hope to see a render soon
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Old April 30th, 2015, 01:12 AM   #347
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Remember Burj Khalifa? They said around 550m and then 600m and then 700m and then 828m

Now I hope to see a render soon
I agree. In any case it's good to hears news about this project. And also it's good to have a new supertall in Dubai.
And at least with 541m it could be a real spectacular beautiful building, for example take a look at Lotte Tower in Seoul...
And "at least" could means actually like DubaiM said also much higher. Dubai was always good for surprising news...
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Old April 30th, 2015, 03:31 PM   #348
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Remember Burj Khalifa? They said around 550m and then 600m and then 700m and then 828m

Now I hope to see a render soon
Nope, both cases are different: The height of Burj Khalifa was indeed increased during the design AND build process (another change of 10 meters came after completion when CTBUH declared that an entrance located 10 meters below grade was the point where the measurement should start), hence the different figures. While in this case the 'at least 541 meters' simply refers to the statement that the tower will be the tallest office tower in the world, not to any architectural and design documents.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 03:39 PM   #349
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Are those residential, detached houses across the street?

I'd hate to live in a house with a 600m tower in the backyard.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 03:41 PM   #350
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I would love to live in a house with a 600m tower in the backyard
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Old April 30th, 2015, 03:48 PM   #351
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I would also like to have a tower so high on my backyard. But, with money, I prefer a penthouse on a skyscraper with views
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I guess you wouldn't mind a thousand eyes invading your privacy either.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 05:55 PM   #353
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I would love to live in a house with a 600m tower in the backyard
I would love to live IN a 600m tower
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Old April 30th, 2015, 05:55 PM   #354
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I guess you wouldn't mind a thousand eyes invading your privacy either.
hey they can watch if they want.
hopefully i get some applause if i pull off a double play.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 06:48 PM   #355
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Is this a joke? I was expecting something like "The Burj 2020 will be at least 700 meters tall" but that's disappointing in Dubai's standards
Aawww poor Dubai, only builds teeny tiny 540 meter buildings.

Also how is that "disappointing"? You know how many buildings are taller than that in Dubai? Only one.

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yeah me too, if it is under 600m i will be quite sad (unless the design is so good that it puts me out of my shoes).
I know a second tallest in a city with the worlds tallest building, sad huh?

I can't anymore...
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I would love to live IN a 600m tower
I would love to own a 600 tower
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Old June 15th, 2015, 08:50 PM   #357
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Eight contractors in for tallest commercial tower in Dubai
20 May 2015 5:27 GMT | By Colin Foreman

The Burj 2020 will be built in the Jumeirah Lake Towers area
• Leading regional and international contractors approached for world’s tallest commercial tower
• The Burj 2020 project is still in the early stages
• World’s tallest commercial tower is the 541-metre One World Trade Centre in New York

At least eight contracting companies have been approached by Dubai Multi-Commodities Centre (DMCC) for the contract to build the world’s tallest commercial tower in the Jumeirah Lake Towers area of Dubai.
Leading local and international firms have been approached for the project, which is understood to still be in the design stage. These include:
• Al-Futtaim Carillion (local/UK)
• Arabian Construction Company (ACC) (Lebanon)
• Bel Hasa Six Construct (local/Belgium)
• Brookfield Multiplex (Canada)
• Laing O’Rourke (UK)
• Murray & Roberts (South Africa)
• Samsung C+T (South Korea)
• TAV (Turkey)

The tower is planned to be taller than the 541-metre One World Trade Centre tower in New York, which is currently the world’s tallest commercial tower. The Burj 2020 has been designed as a steel-frame structure, meaning that it can be built more quickly than a traditional concrete structure.

The tower will also offer large, open floors that property consultants say will be attractive to large multinational tenants that find it difficult to find large volumes of good-quality office space in one building due to many office buildings having multiple owners and landlords.

According to sources close to the project the tower will be surrounded by five or six other towers that will make up the Burj 2020 district in the Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) area. It is understood that these towers could be up to 350m tall.
US-based Turner Construction International was appointed as the project manager for the development in 2014. The designer is understood to be US-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. DMCC named the tower Burj 2020 in December 2013, following Dubai’s Expo 2020 win in late 2013.

DMCC is developing another tower in the JLT area. In 2013 Canada’s Brookfield Multiplex was selected as the design and build contractor for One JLT tower.
It involves the design and build of a 12-storey commercial building with a ground floor, two levels of podium parking and a basement. The contractor is also responsible for fitting out five levels of Grade A office space.

There are currently 65 mixed-use commercial and residential towers and over 220 retail outlets in operation within Dubai’s most popular community Jumeirah Lakes Towers. The tallest, which was developed by DMCC, is the Almas tower. The 363m tower was built by a joint venture of Japan’s Taisei Corporation and ACC. It opened in 2009.
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Old June 15th, 2015, 09:13 PM   #358
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Ok I had enough with these empty promises ... I want to see real progress!

"The Burj 2020 project is still in the early stages" this is funny! I just hope it exits the early stage before 2020 I mean this is ridiculous
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Old June 15th, 2015, 11:39 PM   #359
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A steel frame construction? That's something new for Dubai, especially for taller towers.
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Old June 16th, 2015, 12:44 AM   #360
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it should be in early stages of construction by now, not early stages of planning we need renders
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