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Old May 18th, 2017, 10:33 PM   #1981
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Basically, one of the answers tells us it's [probably] not going to be completed by 2020.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 12:18 AM   #1982
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He said that perhaps the tower will not completed in 2020 because primarily they want
"to build a beautiful building".
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Old May 19th, 2017, 08:31 AM   #1983
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I could see it structurally complete by 2020, just not open for business yet. But who knows. Something this size can only be built so fast.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 10:12 AM   #1984
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I'm excited to see how fast this will rise.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 02:33 PM   #1985
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So Calatrava says...what...???
This Interview sounds like the pointless bullshit politician speaks everyday. Nice words, but in the end there's no new information.
Without a doubt Calatrava had signed a non disclosure agreement with Emaar, with several pages worth of terms and conditions, and dire consequences for any info leak. Can't blame him for doing the politician speak.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 02:48 PM   #1986
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This is so incredibly tall for what humans can build. But now i have seen the Eiger North Face for the first time. I stood there and imagined how that tower with the Burj Khalifah on top is just as height as the North face. And still, this would be not even the half of the entire mountain.

Next year in spring i will visit the city again. I hope that the structure will be visible over the ground at that time.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 08:27 PM   #1987
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Without a doubt Calatrava had signed a non disclosure agreement with Emaar, with several pages worth of terms and conditions, and dire consequences for any info leak. Can't blame him for doing the politician speak.
Indeed Not even Santiago Calatrava can afford To reveal Height secrets that Dubai wants to keep a secret. And he is way to professional to do so anyway.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 02:18 PM   #1988
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 03:38 PM   #1989
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Size is out of this world ... this project is out of this world
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 08:08 PM   #1990
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This project is going to set milestones in some points we never thought it could happen this decade - and that's for sure
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Old May 24th, 2017, 03:06 AM   #1991
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Look at the amount of trucks cranes piling machinery everywhere the amount of activity is unbelievable !!!
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Old May 24th, 2017, 11:58 AM   #1992
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So had a random thought while browsing that other wonderful skyscraper site with diagrams and thought back to the Burj. While we supposedly know from Imre and others back in the day that the BK's height kept getting bumped up, and that supposedly, a height of 1,011 meters was approved, the tower was too far along in construction to extend the height higher than the finalized 828M.

While the Burj and Emaar had to be happy to exceed the previous WTB of Taipei 101 by a mere ~320 meters, I was thinking well, what other factor is close to 509? 1,011 is not too far off from double the height.

Now ok, looking at The Tower. We can guesstimate for now, sure minimum 1,000 meters to beat Kingdom Tower. But I don't think that is their plan. Look at Canton Tower just above 600m or even Tokyo Skytree at about 630 meters.

If Emaar's plan was to double any existing record for the WTB putting it (in theory at the time) completely out of reach by a competitor, who is to think that they would not try to double the world's tallest tower record with The Tower?!

At this rate they'd need "only" about 1,260 meters to do it, too. That's IMO, certainly within reach for this project yet not the pie in the sky mile-ish heights.

Well, then again I wouldn't exactly complain if The Tower was 1,600m lol. But it was just an idea I had when looking at diagrams and thinking of Emaar's intent with the Burj and now The Tower.
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Old May 24th, 2017, 12:23 PM   #1993
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It's astonishing how little we still know about The Tower @DCH.

Yes, we have seen a ton of renderings, but there's a lot which remains unknown:
The height, number of floors, floor plans, the towers width, general architectural drawings of the tower, construction materials, facade materials, interior designs, the exact function of those cables and even if this ends up being a true skyscraper like JT or a tower like Tokyo SkyTree.
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Old May 24th, 2017, 03:36 PM   #1994
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Exactly ... Emaar unlike others ... know how to keep things interesting and completely in the dark!! This tower is shrouded in secrecy I won't be surprised if we end up with some jaw dropping numbers I don't see this tower scoring anywhere lower than 1400m and this sounds crazy now but just remember this post guys and I will be quoting it in 5 years to remind you of it
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Old May 24th, 2017, 06:30 PM   #1995
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Go to google earth there is an update !!
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Go to google earth there is an update !!
U can see the outline of the plaza in the sand
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Exactly ... Emaar unlike others ... know how to keep things interesting and completely in the dark!! This tower is shrouded in secrecy I won't be surprised if we end up with some jaw dropping numbers I don't see this tower scoring anywhere lower than 1400m and this sounds crazy now but just remember this post guys and I will be quoting it in 5 years to remind you of it
I think even taller...
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Old May 24th, 2017, 10:45 PM   #1998
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We can finally see the foundations for the cables fastening.
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Ah, yeah the two arcing lines in the sand there. I kind of see it I think.
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