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Old September 8th, 2017, 10:29 PM   #2461
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The fenced area is so huge around the tower. Therefore it is so hard to get updates when the structure is under the ground. The only photos we can get now is from EMAAR. Once this one above the ground, the updates will be much more. Just be patient
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Old September 8th, 2017, 10:33 PM   #2462
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Is it officially + 1300 meters ?
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Old September 8th, 2017, 11:05 PM   #2463
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Is it officially + 1300 meters ?
The height likely won't be announced until the tower is at least topped out.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 02:09 AM   #2464
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I'd call it declaring in that case, instead of announcing.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 11:09 AM   #2465
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The height likely won't be announced until the tower is at least topped out.


Trust me not before the opening ceremony, just like Burj Khalifa
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Old September 9th, 2017, 02:58 PM   #2466
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I assume you're talking about the precise amount of the decimal figures? Because I think everybody knew the height almost exactly at least 1y+ prior to its opening. And AFAIR almost the entire 2008 we all knew it will be at least 820m.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 06:06 PM   #2467
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I assume you're talking about the precise amount of the decimal figures? Because I think everybody knew the height almost exactly at least 1y+ prior to its opening. And AFAIR almost the entire 2008 we all knew it will be at least 820m.

Indeed but back then They overshot the current Worlds tallest building by 150m and just kept going all the way to. 319 meters tip height more than Taipei 101.

Taipei 101 509m Burj Khalifah 829m

But this time they got some very real competition in Jeddah and Kingdom Tower. And someone else might come along too but they cant take the title before Dubai creek Tower is finished tho. But Dubai has made it quite clear ,they will never loose the Title worlds tallest building Without a proper fight and keeping height secret helps alot. And another thing is that unlike the Burj khalifah. This tower got a very long section over the Wires, where there is no terraces or anything. So u can stretch it several hundred, meters without affecting the Overall architecture much. The Burj Khalifah was actually stretched more than Adrian Smith wanted.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 08:32 PM   #2468
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I assume you're talking about the precise amount of the decimal figures? Because I think everybody knew the height almost exactly at least 1y+ prior to its opening. And AFAIR almost the entire 2008 we all knew it will be at least 820m.
We knew long before that it was 818 meters tall, having got the chance to see the technical drawings of the top steel structure, however at the opening day they declared the height of 828 meters, not because they increased it but because they started counting -10 meters down.
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Old September 9th, 2017, 10:15 PM   #2469
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So guys I was in site office of this tower today ... Emaar have a very strict rules against taking pictures of the construction progress and posting them online so I had to sneak some pics from a distance BUT here are some major insider news for you guys :

- Emaar yesterday finished the raft foundation of the tower and by tomorrow or after tomorrow max Emaar should announce this feet on its Facebook page with construction picture updates.

- Tower to go above ground for sure before the end of this year.

- Tower to have a total of 210 Floors compared to Burj khalifa's 160! (I couldn't get more info on the usability of all the floors but it looks like they will have legit floors all over it)

Here are some pics:







Mall piling is ongoing and there is a signboard now:







Towers around the district are very well under construction now ... very busy site:



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Old September 9th, 2017, 10:33 PM   #2470
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Nice update! Good work Gabe , thanks! 210F wow, and we know there are different and very high floor-heights (for example the "elevated gardens " or the "Pinnacle Room").
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Old September 9th, 2017, 10:48 PM   #2471
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my jaw dropped when they mentioned it is 210 Vs BK's 160! I am still questioning if these floors will be occupied or just floors to serve a stairways for emergency exits, the more answers I get on this tower, the more uncertain I become
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Old September 9th, 2017, 10:50 PM   #2472
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As good as it sounds but i doubt all 210 floors will have a regular use. But lets wait and see
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Old September 9th, 2017, 10:52 PM   #2473
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exactly what I was thinking!
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Old September 9th, 2017, 10:53 PM   #2474
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exactly what I was thinking!
But the more important thing is that the raft is poured and the tower will start to rise now
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Old September 9th, 2017, 11:00 PM   #2475
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But the more important thing is that the raft is poured and the tower will start to rise now
Yeah I did not personally go to the core of the tower cz I stayed all the time in the offices but from what they said, The tower had its first cement pour yesterday and Emaar will be announcing it tomorrow on social media .. so I assumed they are talking about the Raft foundation .. let's wait and see
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Old September 10th, 2017, 06:32 AM   #2476
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210 Floors? Seriously? This thing doesn't even sound like a tower anymore.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 09:14 AM   #2477
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- Emaar yesterday finished the raft foundation of the tower and by tomorrow or after tomorrow max Emaar should announce this feet on its Facebook page with construction picture updates.
This is awesome! With Cityscape starting tomorrow as well it is going to be hype frenzy in Dubai!!
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Old September 10th, 2017, 09:38 AM   #2478
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Old September 10th, 2017, 01:25 PM   #2479
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I just realized something. Calculating the difference in size between Taipei 101 (the previous record holder) and Burj Khalifa you get a 63% increase in height. Now, if you add 63% to the Burj Khalifa's height (or 522 meters) you get 1350 meters, which is very close to the predicted 1345 m height of this tower. Not sure if this is a coincidence or if it was planned that way .
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Old September 10th, 2017, 08:44 PM   #2480
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Very interesting indeed Goodybear
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