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Old July 23rd, 2011, 02:45 PM   #441
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just try to imagine a concrete wall 200m wide and one kilometer high, i know i cant haha
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:27 PM   #442
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since i first read about solar towers many years ago i wish that such a massive project will become reality. I hope the best for this one
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:32 PM   #443
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Don't forget that they will work in desert, so concrete factories have to be built right there..Concrete will be mixed right in front the tower, so this will go fast as hell..
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:41 PM   #444
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concrete factories have to be built right there..
I was wondering about that too. What's more I think in desert conditions concrete will cure faster so that may also increase the speed of construction.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:46 PM   #445
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I was wondering about that too. What's more I think in desert conditions concrete will cure faster so that may also increase the speed of construction.
Exactly..They will also have to use a lot of pumps and people to keep the speed and keep everything adjusted with curing speed..Forms will probably be self climbing so cranes won't be needed i hope..
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:51 PM   #446
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They still have to somehow transport steel to the forms. I think to make it fast the form-work will have to be divided into sections. Each section with its own crane, concrete pump maybe even elevator, because damn, its going to be freaking wide structure and there has to be provided enough capacity of materials to make it fast.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:52 PM   #447
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DOKA already has self climbing formworks for cooling towers which can rise 1 circle per day..


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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:54 PM   #448
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They still have to somehow transport steel to the forms. I think to make it fast the form-work will have to be divided into sections. Each section with its own crane, concrete pump maybe even elevator, because damn, its going to be freaking wide structure
Yes, looks like at least one crane is needed to lift steel..In this case, with such a dimensions, there will be more cranes needed..But I doubt those cranes will rise from the ground..Something like cranes on Shanghai Tower's core will be more useful..This will be interesting..
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:57 PM   #449
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Been announced and re-announced many times over past few years
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:59 PM   #450
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Yeah since the formwork doesn't have to be reconfigured at all cranes could be just attached to them (or climb on concrete like in shanghai tower).
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 08:34 PM   #451
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Pretty much. I remain doubtful, too.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 10:04 PM   #452
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All we can do is draw some conclusions based on the informations we got. The agreement with certain date looks quite ensuring to me, but of course nobody can be 100% sure if it will become real or not. Time will tell. I only wonder if that agreement involves some kind of fines if they won't fulfill the agreement. That would be even more ensuring.

Anyways I think such tower will eventually be build somewhere because of its great advantages. This is extremely simple and clean technology, cheep to maintain, quite effective compared to any other clean technology, independent from weather conditions. Thats just to name few. I think the matter is when not if.
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With today's pressure for ecological change, this HAS to be built sometime in the near future.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 12:39 AM   #454
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yes i know that the structure is simple, but its dimensions are massive, i mean diameter of over 200m. i mean it's massive and all... i would love to see it, but wow damn in 4 years?
It's not only bigger than the Burj Khalifa, the BK could literally fit inside it!!!
if this is built, it sure will be epic!
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Old July 26th, 2011, 02:03 PM   #455
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It's not only bigger than the Burj Khalifa, the BK could literally fit inside it!!!
if this is built, it sure will be epic!
keep in mind that the diagram features the australian proposal, the american has a much wider tower as far as i understood
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Old July 27th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #456
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More pics here -

http://www.t-mation.com/tcctaylor/tm...omission07.htm
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Old July 27th, 2011, 08:47 PM   #457
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i can totally imagine james bond climbing up that thing. at least i would watch that movie
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So it's gonna be a bit shorter than Burj Dubai. That's a minor disappointment, though it's still massive. 2,600 feet is 792 meters, pretty huge.
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that could be a wrong figure. dont always believe what they say its just an estimate
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