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Old August 16th, 2017, 11:12 PM   #2381
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If Emaar actually Follow that model Precisely that will be the height indeed its Geometric`s. But i dont think they will and 1125m is not too hard for Kingdom Tower to beat with some Extensions. And also as far as i know 1125m Dozent have any significance as a number on its own. Not that Emaar is really into that stuff anyway tho. But something like 1296m is more logical Good height to hold title worlds tallest and precisely 4 times taller than the tip of the Eifel tower wich was also built for a world expo.
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Old August 17th, 2017, 12:46 AM   #2382
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So now thanks to the Whisky Peak's photo, we can say that the tower will reach ground level before the end of this year for sure...
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Old August 17th, 2017, 12:46 AM   #2383
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If you skip to 1:30, the lights in facade of the tower looks like moving elevators... maybe there will be "Panoramic Elevators"?
I don't see any reason to build them any other way. Why would one want to put the elevators inside the tower? It would weaken the structure by reducing its cross-section, create a "chimney" for all kinds of rushing air and moisture, and deprive riders of the spectacular view. Might as well stick them on the outside, where they can also be maintained a lot easier.
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Old August 18th, 2017, 08:09 PM   #2384
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1300+ m seems insane, but it's really happening in our time !


I'm really curious about the construction methods that we will see here.
And the crane erection and dismantling plan...
Much faster than I was expecting too. A few years ago (before Jeddah Tower started) I was thinking we won't see 1km high buildings before 2025. But now there will probably be several build in 2025. Some cities truly start to look like Star Wars scenes.
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Old August 18th, 2017, 08:27 PM   #2385
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I don't see any reason to build them any other way. Why would one want to put the elevators inside the tower? It would weaken the structure by reducing its cross-section, create a "chimney" for all kinds of rushing air and moisture, and deprive riders of the spectacular view. Might as well stick them on the outside, where they can also be maintained a lot easier.

Could you talk more about how sticking the elevators on the outside would make them easier to maintain? I'm not challenging the notion. It just sounds interesting and I'm really curious about it.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 12:54 AM   #2386
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Could you talk more about how sticking the elevators on the outside would make them easier to maintain? I'm not challenging the notion. It just sounds interesting and I'm really curious about it.
It wouldn't be a very big difference, but I suppose the better availability of light would help. Also, I suppose it would be easier to get relevant machinery or equipment in place when you don't have to squeeze everything into a narrow shaft. Workers could work around the elevator shaft, instead of confined inside it.

Of course, one would still be inside a shaft of sorts, the elevator cars would not run up and down the tower dangling in the wind. But the shaft would presumably be transparent, and it would be possible to expand them at some point in the future, without being restricted to the original shaft dimensions in every direction.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 01:09 AM   #2387
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I would not recommend open rails on the outside of a building, considering the many sandstorms in this region...
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Old August 19th, 2017, 10:31 AM   #2388
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Much faster than I was expecting too. A few years ago (before Jeddah Tower started) I was thinking we won't see 1km high buildings before 2025. But now there will probably be several build in 2025. Some cities truly start to look like Star Wars scenes.
still waiting for the first skyscraper to have 200 regular used floors

Nakheel Tower would have been one
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Old August 19th, 2017, 10:46 AM   #2389
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I wish Nakheel would use their new found capital to restart their Harbour & Tower instead of Deira Islands and Nad Al Sheba mall, etc. Since most of the 2020 Expo visitors will have to pass through that site by road or rail, they missed the golden opportunity for publicity.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 10:49 AM   #2390
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The real opportunity is having Nahkeel tower side by side with Burj 2020 ... can you image the insanity!

That whole area is destined for a major revamp ... I mean Marina and Bluewaters from one side and Burj 2020 from the other, its only about time before they relocate all these powerplants to somewhere else and expand the Dubai Marina/JLT skyline downwards
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Old August 19th, 2017, 11:59 AM   #2391
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http://edition.cnn.com/2017/08/15/architecture/dubai-creek-tower-building-progress/index.html

It seems CNN Still hasnt cought on to the potential height yet.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 03:03 PM   #2392
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I would not recommend open rails on the outside of a building, considering the many sandstorms in this region...
Of course, some kind of glass tube would have to be erected to function as an elevator shaft. But if one ever needs to replace the elevators, it's as easy as dismantling the tubes and working one's way around the tower, rather than doing complex construction works inside a narrow shaft with several meters of concrete on every side.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 05:22 PM   #2394
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The real opportunity is having Nahkeel tower side by side with Burj 2020 ... can you image the insanity!

That whole area is destined for a major revamp ... I mean Marina and Bluewaters from one side and Burj 2020 from the other, its only about time before they relocate all these powerplants to somewhere else and expand the Dubai Marina/JLT skyline downwards
There is a big possibility the Power plants will be moved or just shut down yes. When the UAE Nuclear Power station is up and running. But it isent only power plants there. Its also alot of desalination plants and all Dubai fresh water is made there pretty much. And There is the The Dubai Aluminum Factory. And then further along to the West u have Jebel Ali Free Zone and Jebel Ali Port.
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Old August 19th, 2017, 06:44 PM   #2395
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Wasn't part of the idea behind the gargantuan solar park in the far South of the Emirate that it would replace some of the old power plants?
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Old August 19th, 2017, 07:30 PM   #2396
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Old August 20th, 2017, 07:56 PM   #2397
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Another fact given by Emaar (on facebook) today:



moon-scope = 10.921.000 meter
x1.5 = 16.381.500 meter

the tower gets 220 cables (4 x 55), according to the model at the mall:



hocus pocus:
if each cable gets 50 "little cables" or "strands", the middle length of the cables would be ~ 1490 meter.
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Old August 20th, 2017, 09:41 PM   #2398
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Mile high tower ?
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Old August 20th, 2017, 09:45 PM   #2399
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We are already running to the end of 2017.
This tower is so huge, it can never, never complete in 2020 or even 2022.
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Old August 20th, 2017, 09:56 PM   #2400
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It's not 'huge', it's tall. And for about half of the height it's just concrete core in the same shape.
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