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Old August 4th, 2015, 10:27 AM   #21
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Is this absolutely certain? This really looks to me like one of those projects that will never be built.
With the current trend in oil prices, I would have to agree with you.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 11:30 AM   #22
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Meraas is a government company so financing wont be a problem. They are the ones who are doing City Walk, The Beach, and Blue Waters as well.

The Meydan project as a whole is the Rulers favorite, if not passion because it's so involved with his love for horse's so the chances of this being a reality is very, very good if not 100 percent.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 11:38 AM   #23
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Oh a government company, now that is nice to hear. Just jumped up quite a bit in its likelihood
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Old August 4th, 2015, 12:26 PM   #24
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I am gonna go on a limb here and say this is what the view is like from the observation deck of this tower! In fact, I believe this pic is taken from where the tower will rise
Plus you can see the canal footprint on the desert sand where it will supposedly be dug!


https://www.flickr.com/photos/kilrah...25770/sizes/k/
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Old August 4th, 2015, 02:09 PM   #25
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To build a 700m tower by 2020 they'll have to start very soon, but that's what we've been saying in the Burj 2020 thread.

Pardon my negative attitude, it's just that a lot of Dubai projects in recent years have been lagging massively. As KillerZavatar said, having learned that the government is behind this project puts me at ease a bit.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 02:37 PM   #26
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Meh .... Maydan should release financing for the Entisar tower first. That thing has stalled for months. And how many "city centers" do we need? ..... and a new dancing fountain 450 meters long? Really Maydan?



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Old August 4th, 2015, 02:39 PM   #27
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Oh, and it's not a Residential Tower, it has a hotel also.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 06:22 PM   #28
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I am going to take AltinDs side and be a pessimistic party pooper too

This is all too much in a short span of time

A big Meh from me too

Also, do not get me wrong. I want this to be true.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 06:35 PM   #29
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Meh .... Maydan should release financing for the Entisar tower first. That thing has stalled for months. And how many "city centers" do we need? ..... and a new dancing fountain 450 meters long? Really Maydan?



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now if i had made this exact post, i would be getting shit for it.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 06:37 PM   #30
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I would be pessimistic about it if this wasn't backed up by His Highness!
I mean it doesn't make any sense for him to state this project as one to be completed before expo2020 in order for all visitors to have the greatest experience of an expo ever, if it is just a vision.

This alone makes this project very real
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Old August 4th, 2015, 06:42 PM   #31
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now if i had made this exact post, i would be getting shit for it.
Probably because you don't have the same reputation as a member of 11 years does...?
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Old August 4th, 2015, 06:44 PM   #32
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Probably because you don't have the same reputation as a member of 11 years does...?
i only really see him stirring up shit in the news forums. is he better in the local forums?
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Old August 4th, 2015, 06:48 PM   #33
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What a nice project
Dubai is always good for new sensational surprizes
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Old August 4th, 2015, 07:08 PM   #34
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Great looking tower, love the proportions, and even though it's slender, the fact that there are no tapers makes it still feel monumental. Should provide some much needed balance to the Dubai skyline (and if anyone has or would like to mock up a skyline shot with this, Burj Khalifa and the SZR towers, it would make my day.)

Seems smart to make it entirely residential too, as the luxury condo market is more stable than offices. Between that and the royal backing, I'll remain cautiously optimistic for this one.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 07:24 PM   #35
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New Dubai Project Will Include 711-Meter Tower



Meydan has announced the launch of a massive new scheme known as Meydan One featuring a 711-meter tower, a new mall, the world’s largest indoor ski slope, a 25,000-square-meter indoor sports facility, one of the largest fountains in the world, a beach, and a civic plaza capable of hosting up to 60,000 people. It is also to contain a 100-berth marina.

“In a city which never stops innovating, today’s announcement is significant for the future of Dubai and the UAE,” said the Meydan Chairman Saeed Al Tayer. The development has already been approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai. It was launched on August 3 at the Meydan hotel.

The project is to have a total built area of five million square meters and be home to 78,300 residents. It is to contain a five-star hotel with 350 rooms, a conference center, the world’s tallest 360-degree observation deck at 655 meters, the world’s highest sky restaurant at 675 meters, 885 apartments, and a marina yacht club.

The mall is to have a retractable roof that opens in the cooler winter months. It will be home to around 300 restaurants, cafés, and kiosks, as well as a range of retail outlets and nightlife venues. The ski slope is to be 1.2 kilometers long, and at its base would be the Meydan Arena – an 8,000-capacity venue to host sporting events, concerts, and shows. Outdoor space surrounding the arena is to contain football pitches, mountain biking, walking and running trails, and a BMX park, while the arena is to house an array of indoor sports.

The first phase of the project, located between Meydan and Al Khail Road, is scheduled for completion before 2020. It is to include the tower, the mall, the civic plaza, the dancing water feature, a four-kilometer canal, and the marina.

Al Tayer said: “We have committed to developing a multi-use destination which goes beyond expectations and will cater to every kind of person living and working here, as well as those who travel from around the world to visit.”

http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTall...US/view.aspx#!

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http://skyscrapercenter.com/building/dubai-one/20612
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Old August 4th, 2015, 07:55 PM   #36
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Looks fantastic! A 700m+ mega tall straight up with no set backs!

I'm also glad this is right next to downtown dubai and round the corner from Bury Khalifa! Will look incredible with thsee 2 mega towers so close
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Old August 4th, 2015, 08:14 PM   #37
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They've to start this year if they want to finish in 2020 and next year it has to rise above ground!

I hope it so much
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Old August 4th, 2015, 08:43 PM   #38
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i only really see him stirring up shit in the news forums. is he better in the local forums?
He probably is a controversial forumer.. but that's not a bad thing. One does not have to agree with everything someone says. It's a forum, a place to discuss and debate.
I'm not keeping track of everything AltinD is posting in the international forums, and maybe he's more... sarcastic? cynical? around here, I can't tell. I find myself debatting with him in the UAE forums every now and then, and we do not always agree with each other. But he has lots of experience and knowledge about Dubai, the developers and the market, and I respect him for that.
Let's end this here, it's getting a little bit off topic isn't it.

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They've to start this year if they want to finish in 2020 and next year it has to rise above ground!

I hope it so much
Even if they started today it would be a tight schedule. Finishing a 700m+ tall tower within 5 years is not impossible, but opening it for the public will also require infrastructure, landscaping and more...
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Old August 4th, 2015, 08:53 PM   #39
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^ ALTIND was that a double post that I saw/// I have a lot of optimism for this tower and entisar, both are backed by meydan, who keeps going through with crazy ideas. I never thought Blue Waters would be built or the Meydan Race Course they seemed to extreme, like the Dubai City Tower or the Nakheel Tower, but sure enough under Meydan it was built. Who knows, who the architect is so I can harass them? Thanks
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Old August 4th, 2015, 09:03 PM   #40
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i only really see him stirring up shit in the news forums. is he better in the local forums?
Actually, yeah, a lot. Surprised me too.
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