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Old April 11th, 2016, 08:07 AM   #221
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Possible is the mile tower height (in diagram in video above)?
I highly doubt it.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 11:55 AM   #222
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Old April 11th, 2016, 12:28 PM   #223
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Damn look at all these supertalls around it!! It only makes sense to build higher than 300m to impact the skyline around this new giant
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Old April 11th, 2016, 02:15 PM   #224
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Old April 11th, 2016, 03:03 PM   #225
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If the tower really is just a notch above 828 there are no supertalls around it. They're maybe around a quarter the height.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 03:21 PM   #226
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If the tower really is just a notch above 828m
As if you guys never met Dubai or Emaar before to believe that
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Old April 11th, 2016, 04:30 PM   #227
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Well I posted before it's obviously going to beat Kingdom Tower, because otherwise what's the point? But for those to be supertalls, you need a height of 1200m.

(Not that it's something we should debate anyway since those are of course placeholders and we don't know anything yet about what will be built around it.)
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Old April 11th, 2016, 08:08 PM   #228
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What I love about Calatrava is his way of designing the interior! His buildings look like they're taken from an 80s science fiction movie I really hope that The Tower and its interiors will have a similar look

Here's a pic of the WTC Transportation Hub to show what I'm talking about:

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Old April 11th, 2016, 08:21 PM   #229
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Thanks a lot Gabriel900 for your calculations
Man an observation deck at 1000m, that's a tough nut for all smoking people and people with asthma, solution is additional oxygen
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Old April 11th, 2016, 08:47 PM   #230
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on his official facebook account posted this following the 2 pics If this doesn't mean the new tower is gonna be tallest in the world again .. I don't know what is

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مع والدي في نيويورك خلال الستينات .. في مبني الإمباير ستيت أعلى ناطحة سحاب عالميا .. وبداية حلم تحول لواقع في دبي. لدينا برج خليفة الأعلى عالميا وأطلقت دبي القابضة وإعمار بالأمس برجا أعلى منه، ولن يزيد الزمن أحلامنا إلا ارتفاعا وشموخا.
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In 1960s, a dream started when my father and I ascended the world's tallest building - the Empire State in New York. We returned to Dubai fired with the dream that one day our city could be filled with such wonders as the world's tallest building. Now our dream is alive with the Burj Khalifa and the new even taller Dubai Holding/Emaar tower. New heights are in our road ahead.




https://www.facebook.com/HHSheikhMohammed/
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Old April 11th, 2016, 08:56 PM   #231
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Well he does say it will be taller than BK but not Jeddah Tower so maybe not tallest in the world.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 08:59 PM   #232
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So he just happen to mention his trip to the Empire State building that was the tallest back then followed by mentioning the now thriving BK and the upcoming even taller The Tower for no reason?
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Old April 11th, 2016, 09:19 PM   #233
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To me it looks more like a gigantic spire than like a skyscraper
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Old April 11th, 2016, 09:54 PM   #234
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it's a tower not a skyscraper.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 10:11 PM   #235
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Well he does say it will be taller than BK but not Jeddah Tower so maybe not tallest in the world.
Don't tell me that they've never heard about Jeddah Tower rising in the neighbour country. He knows and he's going to reclaim the title of the tallest structure in the world
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Old April 12th, 2016, 12:53 AM   #236
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Maybe if Dubai spent half the time worrying about building good cities than the dick measuring contest of tallest buildings they would not have some of the worst planned cities of all time. Their priorities are all jacked up and no-one is going to care in 20 years, people are already catching on quick to the fact that this place is a facade.
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worst planned cities of all time
Certainly it has some flaws .. but the worst? Really?

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Their priorities are all jacked up and no-one is going to care in 20 years, people are already catching on quick to the fact that this place is a facade.
People like you started saying this same sentence 10 years ago and Dubai is still here, thriving and growing. Dubai like any other city on Earth got something that defines it whether you like it or no. Dubai is not going nowhere.

This hatred toward some of the cities must stop ... it is sad seeing people blinded by their personal ideas that they can't see the bigger picture here ... in the end it is one earth.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 02:15 AM   #238
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^ Boss-Ton clearly has no clue about what he's talking about. Seriously for 16 years (ever since the Burj Al Arab was built) people have been saying that Dubai is a joke: meanwhile more and more developments are springing up and more people keep moving to and visiting Dubai, the people who doubt Dubai are the same people who would have doubted New York in 1920 and Hong Kong in 1990. I have never doubted Dubai and I never will, I do doubt Jeddah though, I think that Jeddah is a façade that won't work much like people like to say about Dubai.
+ I wouldn't doubt a mile high tower but I wouldn't expected and for this building being taller than the Kingdom Tower, there is no doubt at all what so ever that this building will be much taller than the KT.
+Fantastic Job by Santiago Calatrava
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Maybe if Dubai spent half the time worrying about building good cities than the dick measuring contest of tallest buildings they would not have some of the worst planned cities of all time. Their priorities are all jacked up and no-one is going to care in 20 years, people are already catching on quick to the fact that this place is a facade.
Another American who is disillusioned by America's crumbling infrastructure and dilapidated cities. Do not take out your anger on modern and forward thinking cities. I live in Boston and our cities and airports are rubbish compared to those in the UAE.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 03:27 AM   #240
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Yep, went there and some things aside, I'd probably move if I could afford it. From our hotel to the nearest metro station in <5 minutes. For someone who can't drive, while even though Dubai is a very car-centric city, it's already awesome to see their metro pretty fleshed out.
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