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Old June 18th, 2015, 01:10 AM   #381
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I hope it will be beautiful.
I would like to see something like pentominium or Burj al alam.
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Old June 18th, 2015, 02:11 AM   #382
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Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill win Dubai record-breaker

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The Dubai 2020 tower will break the height record without the use of a spire, said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of the DMCC, the authority in charge of the project.

“We are not going to have a spire to get into the book of records. It will be a mega-high structure, floor wise,” he told Emirates 24/7 last year.

The top floor will contain a 360-degree viewing deck, he added.

But its exact height is not being disclosed because of the fierce competition that surrounds such projects.

The tower will stand in a new commercial district named Burj 2020 which is being masterplanned by architects WATG. Part of the UAE’s fastest-growing “free zone”, it will contain business, retail, residential, hotel and leisure uses.

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/adria...075979.article
Sounds to me this will be boxy. I kind of envision something like the Nordstrom Tower.
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Old June 18th, 2015, 02:18 AM   #383
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^ Sounds to me like its going to be badass, multiple supertalls and a megatall on Dubai's south end. it will create a whole new city center. So relieved that the architects are Smith Gil.
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Old June 18th, 2015, 08:13 AM   #384
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So they want to build a tower which will be higher than Burj Khalifa ?
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Old June 18th, 2015, 10:24 AM   #385
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So they want to build a tower which will be higher than Burj Khalifa ?
Unlikely. It'll be 600m+ for sure and with luck even arround 700m but no way it'll be taller. If yes it would be a very big surprise.
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Old June 18th, 2015, 11:41 AM   #386
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Nah, if these guys decided not to go with a mega-tall in the area at the height of the construction boom of the last decade (settling for a 360 meters Almas Tower instead), I doubt they'll aim higher than Burj Khalifa.


.... plus they're still a government entity so they can be kept on check not to challenge Burj Khalifa on that location and masterplan.
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Old June 18th, 2015, 07:03 PM   #387
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Why wouldn't the government want a new tallest? I have a feeling they might be going for the kingdom tower. Who better to hire than Smith-Gill? They already designed the kingdom tower as well Adrian smith designed the burj. With jeddah already competing with Dubai I think it would only be smart to build taller, after all a large portion of the economy in Dubai relies on these towers.
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Old June 18th, 2015, 08:04 PM   #388
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do these multiple city centers compete with each other?
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Old June 18th, 2015, 08:56 PM   #389
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It's not a city center, just a very tall commercial tower
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Old June 18th, 2015, 09:11 PM   #390
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but they are setting up an economic zone and building a whole complex, correct? similar to around the burj?
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Nope, just an addition to what's already there.
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Old June 19th, 2015, 06:35 PM   #392
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^ One World Trade Center - Manhattan by Alain Ferraro, on Flickr

Imagine a beautifully designed project taller with a roof height higher than this spire, designed by Smith and Gill. Forget Entisar, Marina 106, Marina 101, Pentominium the Address BLVD this blows all of them away.

Am I the only one wondering if they are going to go higher than the Burj Khalifa and just don't want to tell us.
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Old June 19th, 2015, 06:40 PM   #393
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Them not even releasing mass models or concept renderings might be a sign of a really tall tower, but hard to say. I won't cheer for all the great news we got until I see some renders or more specific figures.
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Old June 19th, 2015, 06:58 PM   #394
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Unlikely. It'll be 600m+ for sure and with luck even arround 700m but no way it'll be taller. If yes it would be a very big surprise.
At this point, it would be a very big surprise if they build it at all...
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Old June 20th, 2015, 05:54 PM   #395
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Here is my opinion about the future district:

Red: Planned Burj 2020 plot
Blue: My guess of the plot
Yellow: Buildings, that have to be demolished
Green: Access possibilities.


To Red: The planned Burj 2020 plot is very small and it would not make much sense to build it there, if you want to expand the district one day. And the access possibilities are bad: It is not easily reachable from SZR and it is very bad reachable for pedestrians, who have to walk through the whole JLT district to reach the location.
=> The red plot is bad reachable for tourists and pedestrians and it is not flexible for expansions. It is thrown in a cornor of an existing district, suboptimal for a new big tourist destination. And just imagine the traffic jam around the district
I have already heard, that it is already now horrible in JLT. What happens when this big district joins JLT ??

To blue: In this area, there is way more space for expansions and a real master plan. There's a metro station right at the area, so pedestrians can reach the plot comfortably. You always have to remind, that the tower will be a prime tourist attraction in Dubai, so it has to be central and not thrown in a little corner of JLT. Plus, you have many easy access possibilities from SZR and other locations. The only thing that has to be done is the demolition of the old buildings circled in yellow.
=> In the blue area, the tower will have a great central location, that is easy reachable for tourists and normal pedestrians and it will give the feeling of a new central destination in Dubai...without horrible traffic jam.

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Old June 20th, 2015, 06:02 PM   #396
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The only problem is that this plot belongs to Nakheel. Unless DMCC bought the plot the district won't be this one. There is another problem with this plot, it is located beatween electrical lines and the desalination central ! Not very good for tourists even if I think this plot is better than the small one facing the villa community.
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Old June 20th, 2015, 06:42 PM   #397
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The only problem is that this plot belongs to Nakheel. Unless DMCC bought the plot the district won't be this one. There is another problem with this plot, it is located beatween electrical lines and the desalination central ! Not very good for tourists even if I think this plot is better than the small one facing the villa community.
Not only Nakheel but there is limitless's Arabian Canal project as well, plus that yellow building (DMCC) is fairly new and won't be demolished anytime soon ... It is nearly impossible it is where the district will be but DubaiM can still hope after all.
The burj2020 plot is quite huge but I suppose members are checking it from Google earth which is making it look small.
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Old June 20th, 2015, 11:49 PM   #398
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See the circle outline of the Nakheel Tower's foundations and compare it with the plot. Do that please and let this 'the plot is small' to rest once and for all.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 12:31 AM   #399
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Oups never mind. I forgot about the aspect, that Nakheel owns the whole area. Well then lets hope, that Nakheel will develop a new district like Nakheel Harbour and Tower to include the Burj 2020 plot in the city centre a little more.
To conclude my opinion in a few words: I'm not really happy about the location.
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Old June 22nd, 2015, 04:44 PM   #400
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I don't mind the area of the project.
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