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Old April 26th, 2016, 04:05 AM   #341
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Yes, but those are far lower, with less cables. The big towers have maybe a dozen or two cables. This will have several hundred maybe.
Anyone count them yet?
Will you try?
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Old April 26th, 2016, 04:51 AM   #342
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The site is still a wetland waiting to be drained ... Emaar should start preping soon.
Wetland in the desert, and what do you do? Drain it.
As if there is no other space for this in all the gaping empty spaces all over Dubai. Double
And it's not even a true functioning building. Triple


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the actual constructiion site is next to the wetland shown in the photo. The wetland will remain as it is a protected area.
OK, I feel better now. Flamingos need a nice home in Dubai too.
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Old April 26th, 2016, 11:42 AM   #343
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This is the current tallest cable stayed tower, the KVLY-TV Mast. It measures 629m. This thing isn't comparable to the iconic tower. It has no floors, no elevators and nothing in common except the fact that additional cables support it. To build such a tower you open the drawer and get a approved tried and testet plan how to do it. Nothing special on it.
Off-topic: Indeed, no elevators, you know how they do maintainance at the top? Now that's a real man's job.
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Old April 26th, 2016, 02:15 PM   #344
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Yes there's a video on YouTube showing to guys climbing to the top of such a tower. Oh lord that's scarry as shit.
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Old April 26th, 2016, 07:26 PM   #345
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After seeing all those members debating about the right category, I'm starting to think that Iconic Tower will be in a totally separate one. It is not comparable to Jeddah Tower, but certainly not to the KVLY-TV mast either.
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Old April 26th, 2016, 11:56 PM   #346
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Yes, but those are far lower, with less cables. The big towers have maybe a dozen or two cables. This will have several hundred maybe.
Anyone count them yet?
Yes, I have counted. I thing that there are around 100 cables on the left side and 100 cables on the right side. The photoes are not very high resolution, so you can not see cables very good.
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Old April 28th, 2016, 12:57 PM   #347
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After seeing all those members debating about the right category, I'm starting to think that Iconic Tower will be in a totally separate one. It is not comparable to Jeddah Tower, but certainly not to the KVLY-TV mast either.
For me it is an Eiffel Tower/ Tokyo sky tree/ CN tower kind of situation
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Old April 28th, 2016, 01:45 PM   #348
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For me it is an Eiffel Tower/ Tokyo sky tree/ CN tower kind of situation
Agree. Though it's not freestanding i would add it to a list of TV Towers like Tokyo Sky Tree since it has usable floors in it.
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Old April 28th, 2016, 05:53 PM   #349
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Didn't they start digging ??
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Old April 28th, 2016, 06:40 PM   #350
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Didn't they start digging ??
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Old April 29th, 2016, 12:06 PM   #351
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Will you try?
I tried. The 'lowest' number I came up with is a possible 240 but it's likely higher than that. I could be off by about a full 100 or thereabout.
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Old April 29th, 2016, 12:38 PM   #352
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Didn't they start digging ??
Yes, they did, and the tower will be completed by august.
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Old April 29th, 2016, 12:46 PM   #353
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Emaar just retweeted this
"World's tallest tower"
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Old April 29th, 2016, 12:56 PM   #354
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Since everyone involved in the project keeps referring to it as "the world's tallest," would it be reasonable to expect it to surpass Jeddah Tower?
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Old April 29th, 2016, 01:28 PM   #355
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Yes, they did, and the tower will be completed by august.
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Old April 29th, 2016, 02:14 PM   #356
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Since everyone involved in the project keeps referring to it as "the world's tallest," would it be reasonable to expect it to surpass Jeddah Tower?
Emaar would be very stupid to make statements that suggests to build a tower higher than everything else ever build. And than to come up with a thing only a few meters higher than Burj Khalifa. The highest part of this tower is a slim spire, this should be comparable easy to add a few meters to make it higher than KT. I would bet it will be over 1000m in the end.
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Old April 29th, 2016, 03:25 PM   #357
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Emaar just retweeted this
"World's tallest tower"
Yess !! I'm glad they removed all skyscrapers from around the tower !
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Old April 29th, 2016, 03:29 PM   #358
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Yess !! I'm glad they removed all skyscrapers from around the tower !
Yeah of course that's exactly how they will build it! this is gonna change a 100 times before they build anything
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Old April 29th, 2016, 03:43 PM   #359
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Old April 29th, 2016, 06:03 PM   #360
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I'm drooling. That tower is such a masterpiece. It's like nothing I have ever seen before. It will become the Eiffel tower of the Middle East and of the 21st century.
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