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Old June 15th, 2016, 04:26 AM   #601
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Now this is pure "butthurtness" I am sure you will feel something very real once they finish the construction of this tower Mr. Smith. Seriously the average person doesn't really care what class a tower is classified as what only matter is how high a tower is and how does it look like.

EDIT: I am wishing Emaar under the table is planing on making this tower more than 50% occupiable and who knows maybe make it a Mile high. this might actually cause some people to sweat and develop some very real fevers
Now I love Adrian Smith's work and all and I respect him enormously, but I'm going to have to side with you Gabriel, I hope Emaar is hiding something big. I think making it a mile high would he amazing. Even though I also am rooting for Jeddah Tower, I really want to see this tower pull something incredible off.

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Old June 15th, 2016, 05:44 AM   #602
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Anybody know how this tower is being financed?
Govt subsidized.
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Old June 15th, 2016, 07:14 AM   #603
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OMG... this building is great, but not beautiful! Sorry guys
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Old June 15th, 2016, 10:17 AM   #604
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CNN is making the media go wild with their speculations, now it seems they are all convinced its 928 but will still be the tallest!! anyways the article have other important details that are new.

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New details revealed of Dubai's latest world's tallest 928-metre 'The Tower'

The oval-shaped bud atop the 928-metre The Tower, the centrepiece of six-square-kilometre Dubai Creek Harbour development, will house ten observation decks, including The Pinnacle Room that will offer 360-degree views of the city and beyond.

“The bud will serve as a beacon of light at night, with a lighting system that will evoke the features of a flower bud, as it seemingly hovers atop the structure,” Aurecon revealed the information in a statement announcing its collaboration with Santiago Calatrava, the architect of the new Dubai icon.

Termed the most “breathtaking” design feature on The Tower, the Australian company said that the net of cable that extends from the tower to the ground reflects the delicate ribbing of lily leaves.

The project, which is being developed by Emaar Properties, has a strong focus on energy efficiency and sustainability, including a cooling system to mitigate the region’s hot climate.

“The water collected from this system will also clean the structure’s facade, for example. Elegant landscaping and vegetation on and around the tower will encourage solar protection. An integrated shading system and wing doors will also contribute to its energy efficiency,” Aurecon statement said.

Among the various decks are two VIP observation garden decks that will recreate the splendour of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

The building will also include numerous balconies that rotate outside the facade of the tower, a boutique hotel, and several event spaces. At ground level, the central plaza will serve as a neighbourhood centre, with retail stores, a museum, educational facilities and an indoor auditorium.

The Tower is scheduled to open in mid-2020 to celebrate the start of Expo 2020 in Dubai.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...06-15-1.633063
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Old June 15th, 2016, 10:43 AM   #605
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I think it may be projected to be 900+ and still to be taller than JT. It may be that the real projected height of JT is much shorter than 1 km, and only slightly exceeding BK (which would be reasonable).
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Old June 15th, 2016, 11:40 AM   #606
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Anybody know how this tower is being financed?
That's a very good question. If it does go ahead they will do it to promote the sale of even more real estate in the surrounding area which is more, or less bairn at the moment. Very clever marketing if it works. As we all know there will be a huge over supply of property on the market because of the Expo push, now how the economics will add up is another question with oil dropping again.

Regarding the height there's really no limit because this is not a free standing structure. It will have supporting cables basically holding up a super super reinforced core. The top will have a crown, and spire that have limitless potential. Also take into account the foundation will start from scratch, and I'm sure it will have the ability to with stand any structure over a mile high if needed.
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Old June 18th, 2016, 05:18 AM   #607
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OMG... this building is great, but not beautiful! Sorry guys
Not beautiful to you doesn't mean not beautiful to everyone
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Old June 18th, 2016, 07:51 AM   #608
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Not beautiful to you doesn't mean not beautiful to everyone
after reading your post and accidentally looking at your DP with ur name now i know why u like this tower
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Old June 18th, 2016, 12:42 PM   #609
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i also think this structure is really beautiful just with the Dubai Towers Dubai were still in the lagoon, the combination would be so amazingly beautiful!
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Old June 18th, 2016, 06:11 PM   #610
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Not beautiful to you doesn't mean not beautiful to everyone
It's my opinion. I think unnecessary your comment! But I believe that Dubai has better skyscrapers than this.
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Old June 18th, 2016, 09:29 PM   #611
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It's my opinion. I think unnecessary your comment! But I believe that Dubai has better skyscrapers than this.
Too early for discussing this, let it get built first
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Old June 18th, 2016, 10:42 PM   #612
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Govt subsidized.
Tax breaks to the Developer?
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Old June 18th, 2016, 11:01 PM   #613
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My first impression was: oh no what an ugly tower with all this crap of cables around it. But the more renders i saw the more i liked it. It's only sad that we never realy saw the other proposals.
But now i'm very happy with this one, and extremly excited to see it rising.
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Old June 18th, 2016, 11:53 PM   #614
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My first impression was: oh no what an ugly tower with all this crap of cables around it. But the more renders i saw the more i liked it. It's only sad that we never realy saw the other proposals.
But now i'm very happy with this one, and extremly excited to see it rising.
I could have written exactly the same
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Old June 19th, 2016, 06:39 PM   #615
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Tax breaks to the Developer?
Look into their financial backing. The ownership.
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Old June 19th, 2016, 09:31 PM   #616
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Yeah, a minority shareholding, so?
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Old June 19th, 2016, 10:10 PM   #617
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With oil money. Plus the Kafala system. Exploiting people by force (taking their passports for instance) and cheap/underpriced labor from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and philippines.
And here we go again
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Old June 19th, 2016, 10:28 PM   #618
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There is a limit for idiocy .. for the quadrillion time Dubai doesn't have oil anymore the money comes from the LOVE of tourists to the city and the Real Estate sector in it that is as well fueled by the LOVE to the city. I know some are butthurt because of this but at some point mediocrity must end and people need to accept what's fact and deal with it.
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Old June 19th, 2016, 10:31 PM   #619
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Uhh, so when Dubai Pearl, Pentominium and Nakheel Tower went on hold and One Dubai and Burj al Alam were cancelled, oil money and Kafala system temporarily didn't exist? Something about your logic doesn't work. Also, why did Dubai's housing market crash in 2008, the oil price was stable at the time and the Kafala system was unchanged, so their completely 100% oil money and Kafala system based economy (in your logic) should have been unchanged? Strange, it doesn't add up.
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Ridiculous!!
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