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Old January 5th, 2018, 07:09 PM   #2901
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Like I said, if they succeed with their technologies for this tower, this could probably be the next tallest block on earth 😊
I am hoping this will be tallest block the Megatall version
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Old January 5th, 2018, 07:19 PM   #2902
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I looks like they don't want anything close to the Dubai Creek Tower to be over 70 stories.
I don‘t think so. 70 Stories are absolutely nothing against this tower.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 04:42 AM   #2903
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Slightly OT. Any chance I could get a PNG of the tower drawing from SSP? Would want to do my typical stick-it-in-city Photoshop but trimming around the cables is hell. I'd credit the original illustrator for sure.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 06:43 AM   #2904
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Well, a pretty horrible PS job but as usual, I used my in Detroit series and put The Tower in my state's largest city.

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Old January 6th, 2018, 09:46 AM   #2905
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A proof of how unpredictable Emaar is, check out the masterplan of Downtown Burj Khalifa 11 years ago .. None of the towers look higher than 40 floors except The address, but now we have 6 supertalls in downtown (till now - in all stages of construction) and rest of towers are almost all 60F+

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So no masterplan or study could tell us how tall Dubai Creek Harbour will go
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Old January 6th, 2018, 01:04 PM   #2906
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and that only accounts for Emaar themselves. There will probably be dozens of companies lining up to buy plots to build their own supertalls.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 03:25 PM   #2907
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I don't think Emaar were unpredictable, I think they simply underestimated how successful Downtown Burj Dubai would be and adjusted their masterplan accordingly. I think the opposite happened with Business Bay, I don't think it was originally intended to be all 20 storey towers. The height of towers in Dubai Creek Harbour will therefore most likely be determined by the success of the development. If people go crazy for it, it'll definitely be a couple of megatalls while the worst case could be just a supertall or two if it doesn't generate much hype. I expect it to be very successful though considering what an impressive structure the tower is - something that is bound to reach instant global fame and icon status.
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Old January 6th, 2018, 05:36 PM   #2908
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still hoping for Business Bay to make a come back though. The opening of the Canal should make the whole area more attractive
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Old January 6th, 2018, 11:50 PM   #2909
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Is there a webcam for this tower?
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Old January 6th, 2018, 11:55 PM   #2910
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I think the opposite happened with Business Bay, I don't think it was originally intended to be all 20 storey towers.
Well Business Bay height limitation did not change at all .. towers are built according to the original masterplan .. only change is some plots alongside Al Khail Road are now divided to 2 but height wise is still the same.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 01:15 AM   #2911
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Is there a webcam for this tower?
We are all hoping and waiting for it
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Old January 8th, 2018, 01:05 PM   #2912
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Developer .. Dubai is a place where visions become reality
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Old January 8th, 2018, 02:48 PM   #2913
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Today a strange story in a leading Dutch newspaper:


https://www.ad.nl/buitenland/dubais-...aduw~a8e0a59e/


They state the following:
- DCT is a "plan"
- it will be at least 928 m high
- it will be a residential building
- it can house 470.000 people




? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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Old January 8th, 2018, 02:54 PM   #2914
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They can make it a fully habitable tower if Emaar intended to do so .. BUT I believe this article is wishful thinking and not to be taken seriously .. I think if such info are correct local newspapers in Dubai would have talked about it already

Who knows apart from height being 1300m+ and number of floors (whether habitable or not) nothing else is confirmed so anything is possible.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 03:37 PM   #2915
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So I was watching one of my old videos, having been to the Renaissance Center downtown in Detroit many times for events. The elevators there are fast, doing the climb from 3F to 70F in about 40 seconds (gauging a climb of 650' or 200m), rated at 1,000fpm or 5m/sec. But even at that relatively fast speed, it'd take almost 3 minutes to climb to some of the observation levels of The Tower!

Which then begs the question. 10m/sec aka Taipei 101 speeds get us to a minute and a half time (reasonable). Speeds like that shown in Lotte Tower or Shanghai Tower are far faster though. Do you think Gab, that we'll be seeing record elevators for The Tower, just because of the amount of height to be climbed? Even if they're not 20m/sec units, I'd imagine most people are used to a minute, tops, in most high speed and high rise elevators.

Personally, eh, as long as it gets to the floor safely I could care less ;p. I think the CN Tower's deck is about a minute, and I know the one for Willis Tower and 1WTC are both something like 50 seconds or a minute.

But one day when this tower is built, we shall see someone's video on YouTube to show us!
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Old January 8th, 2018, 03:57 PM   #2916
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If the ob deck is anywhere above 600m, people will need to take 2 seperate elevators, because the cables are way too heavy to operate an elevator from the bottom to the top in one shot. Except if they use other technology for it.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 04:06 PM   #2917
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Sears Tower elevator is actually crazy fast and just takes a couple of seconds. Also really unpleasant with its acceleration that I got a bit dizzy.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 06:52 PM   #2918
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I am such a Nerd XD
That`s why i carried the 2kg lens the entire day with me. At the end it payed off. <3

Fresh from today

With a normal lens:


With 600mm


600mm, 1,6Crop and 24 Mpix XD
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Old January 8th, 2018, 07:05 PM   #2919
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But the best place for the site is the Creek Station. There is a window 15m above the ground. You can see a Little bit of the Creek Tower, even right now. The Picture was taken at just 150mm. Windows can`t handle 600mm but that`s ok. I will be there again on my last day. And i will take a Picture for you again.
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Old January 8th, 2018, 09:22 PM   #2920
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