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Old August 6th, 2017, 06:28 PM   #2321
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I believe Emaar increases the height to 1300m+ in order to make sure that Jeddah has absolutely no possibility to surpass the Dubai Creek Tower.
If Dubai went for 1050m or so, the Saudis could end up redesigning the top to a troll spire which makes the Jeddah Tower 10m taller. Given that JT is already well U/C, they could never increase the height to 1300m+ without totally ruining the proportions or even endangering the structural safety of the building

Btw, this scenario already happened during the simultaneous construction of the Chrysler Building and 40 Wall Street. The architects behind the Chrysler Building secretly planned a 59m tall spire to surpass their competitor which was installed upon completion and eventually made it the tallest tower in the world.

Anyways, 1350m sounds crazy and I still can't grasp that it's actually a possibility
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Old August 6th, 2017, 06:48 PM   #2322
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Okay don't assassinate me guys .. Emaar aka the developer gave us a big hint of this tower being 1350m+ hence title has changed .. No we are not dreaming .. we are living in the future

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Old August 6th, 2017, 06:52 PM   #2323
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Also we need a new name for buildings 1200m+

300m - 599m supertalls
600m - 1199m megatalls
1200m-2344m ?? hypertall??
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Old August 6th, 2017, 07:00 PM   #2324
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Also we need a new name for buildings 1200m+

300m - 599m supertalls
600m - 1199m megatalls
1200m-2344m ?? hypertall??
If it was up to me how skyscrapers are classified, I'd do it like this:
150m+ - Skyscraper
300m+ - Supertall
600m+ - Megatall
1000m+ - Hypertall
1600m+ - Milescraper
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Old August 6th, 2017, 07:32 PM   #2325
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Supertall 300 - 599
Megatall 600 - 1199
Hypertall 1200+
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Old August 6th, 2017, 07:51 PM   #2326
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Also we need a new name for buildings 1200m+
Not this discussion again... please...
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Old August 6th, 2017, 08:08 PM   #2327
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Old August 6th, 2017, 08:46 PM   #2328
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Am I the only one who feels the tower looks like an Octopus or giant squid! ?

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Old August 6th, 2017, 11:01 PM   #2329
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This Project is just amazing
I really enjoy the Pictures and the whole Project. 1300 meters, awesome. This Tower should be the tallest, taller than any other Towers, especially Jeddah Tower.
Now a Mile High Tower is just a question of time. Can't wait to see the first Mile High Tower. I'm a hobby architect, and designed a Tower for Dubai Reaching the hight of 1700m. And named as the leader of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum
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Old August 6th, 2017, 11:27 PM   #2330
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Am I the only one who feels the tower looks like an Octopus or giant squid! ?
The logo maybe but the tower not at all .. very weird thing to say thu

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Now a Mile High Tower is just a question of time. Can't wait to see the first Mile High Tower. I'm a hobby architect, and designed a Tower for Dubai Reaching the hight of 1700m. And named as the leader of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum
Well His highness deserves more than just a tower for the awesome things he is doing for Dubai and the world ... because of HIM we are seeing towers reaching heights never seen before ... because of HIM Burj Khalifa was built this high ... because of HIM many other countries were inspired to build megatalls ... Such a beautiful human being and leader.
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Old August 6th, 2017, 11:28 PM   #2331
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First, DCT it has official 80 floors no 55.
Two, height is 1375, 11 km is 8*DCT= 11 000 m : 8 = 1375 m (near 1400 m)
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Old August 6th, 2017, 11:33 PM   #2332
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The "8x" may be an approximation (meaning it can be 8.09xDCT=11km, for example). I think +1300 is on the safe side, no need to hold the 1375 as gospel.
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Old August 6th, 2017, 11:34 PM   #2333
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First, DCT it has official 80 floors no 55.
Two, height is 1375, 11 km is 8*DCT= 11 000 m : 8 = 1375 m (near 1400 m)
Number of floors isnt given yet ... the only source we had was from the elevator company scheme for the tower which might be outdated .. the 80 floors number isn't the number of floors of the tower but they were comparing the height of the bulb to an 80 floors tower.
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Old August 7th, 2017, 07:03 PM   #2334
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The 80 floors are given like an example for the size of the bulb like gabriel said, because of the skygardens with a ceiling height way higher than usual there cant be real 80 floors for now
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Old August 8th, 2017, 11:57 AM   #2335
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Well it looks that EMAAR is on fire when it comes about marketing this one!. When you can to the Dubai Mall WiFi you will have this message, and the are special signs for the tower in the mall!







The model

As Gabriel said. I think the have reduced the spire size while increasing the floor count, I just hope the lower part and the upper one will merge beautifully together. Emaar never disappoint us so no worries here












Some details
I'm sure this is NOT the final design but i think that we get the concepts. Everything will be Underground ( Car Parking, Entrance, etc.. )





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Old August 8th, 2017, 12:09 PM   #2336
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Oh and BTW, EMAAR has edited that video wall. They have replace the X13 Creek tower with 11 symbols of Burj khalifa. Wondering if it was a mistake! . Or maybe they are reading us here . Hello emaar Big fan of your logos all over the city
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Old August 8th, 2017, 03:37 PM   #2337
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I am sure they just didn't think anyone will investigate the matter like we did and do calculations and so on ... but then we happened! Emaar most probably is redesigning it to be a mile high after us spoiling it. Or just its a smart ruse from them to get us excited
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Old August 8th, 2017, 04:58 PM   #2338
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Old August 8th, 2017, 05:21 PM   #2339
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The swiss news brought a segment yesterday on Santiago Calatrava, the architect of this tower. They mentioned that this tower will have steel cables half a meter thick, and said it will be over 1km tall.

Also, just look how short the Empire State Building will be to this beast, even though in the diagram only has the tower at height 1.1km even though it well could be 1.3 km tall!

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Old August 9th, 2017, 12:18 AM   #2340
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The swiss news brought a segment yesterday on Santiago Calatrava, the architect of this tower. They mentioned that this tower will have steel cables half a meter thick, and said it will be over 1km tall.

Also, just look how short the Empire State Building will be to this beast, even though in the diagram only has the tower at height 1.1km even though it well could be 1.3 km tall!

We need to try imagining it for real

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