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Old April 12th, 2016, 04:07 AM   #241
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Certainly it has some flaws .. but the worst? Really?



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, 04:24 AM   #242
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Any news about the exact date of starting construction ??
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Old April 12th, 2016, 08:12 AM   #243
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Any news about the exact date of starting construction ??
We just know it'll be June/July
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Old April 12th, 2016, 03:26 PM   #244
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I would call it a mast not a building.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 04:31 PM   #245
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I would call it a mast not a building.
So Canton Tower, CN-Tower and Oriental Pearl Tower are just masts for you? Iconic Tower is even closer to a skyscraper with its number of floors and massiveness than the other buildings I listed above.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 05:44 PM   #246
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Its more then 1 km for sure.



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Old April 12th, 2016, 07:14 PM   #247
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has anyone an idea how width the base would be ?
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Old April 12th, 2016, 07:17 PM   #248
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Had to happen. A spire with no building under it, lol.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 07:37 PM   #249
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has anyone an idea how width the base would be ?
We have no official data but i guess it's around 25m wide.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 07:38 PM   #250
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If all those tensors are anchoring the tower to the ground, will the tower itself be considered as self-standing? In principle, not so different from a telecommunications mast, but I might be wrong.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 07:47 PM   #251
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If all those tensors are anchoring the tower to the ground, will the tower itself be considered as self-standing? In principle, not so different from a telecommunications mast, but I might be wrong.
Theoretical there is no big difference between this and a mast.
But one fact makes it different: It has floors!

It's something like a new category of Structures. I personally won't add it to the supertall list since it's clearly no building but in a list of TV Towers i would add it though it's not freestanding.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 08:00 PM   #252
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I hope that the design of these smaller towers is not yet approved, as it could be better (heigher, futurist, old elegant).
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Old April 12th, 2016, 08:12 PM   #253
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It's something like a new category of Structures. I personally won't add it to the supertall list since it's clearly no building but in a list of TV Towers i would add it though it's not freestanding.
No you can't do that It has many floors and it qualifies as supertall ... 1/4 of it is gonna have usable floors
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Old April 12th, 2016, 08:42 PM   #254
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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





https://www.facebook.com/HHSheikhMohammed/
My opinion is that this tower will be taller than SA's Kingdom tower. Based on the account above he wanted the tallest building in the world to be in Dubai. And like the ESB, he probably wanted to own that record for decades, not less than one, but SA ruined that dream for him. Towers this tall are not profitable, so he came up with the cheapest way possible to retake that title from SA, by building an observation tower. The odds are very low that SA will now build another even taller tower. So with this new observation tower the king of Dubai can once again reclaim the title of the tallest building in the world. Plus, with that super skinny spire on top, he can always adjust the final height to make it even taller before it's finished if he needs to, to make sure he retains the record height.

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Old April 12th, 2016, 08:49 PM   #255
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Old April 12th, 2016, 09:34 PM   #256
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very rough sketch to say the least, but good to get an idea. I'm sure they will try to beat Kingdom Tower (Jeddah Tower?) though
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Old April 12th, 2016, 09:35 PM   #257
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I drew a comparison diagram for this and other famous observation towers. I set the height of iconic tower at 1300m. This thing is a beast.
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Old April 12th, 2016, 09:37 PM   #258
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Inaccurate at Whisky Peak .. I tried to calculate the distance using google earth I got 2700m, which is expected since the road is not even built yet, and one meter difference can change everything.

Oh and Emaar is way smarter to build something that is a couple of meters lower than 1000m
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Old April 12th, 2016, 10:04 PM   #259
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God, I hope this one will be characterised as a freestanding structure... It wouldn't be counted as the tallest in anything important and disappear from any ''tallest structure'' diagram. Be smart Dubai. Remove the cables!
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Old April 12th, 2016, 10:44 PM   #260
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Do you think that a tower such thin and tall would support itself, without these supporting cables?
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