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Old October 12th, 2016, 11:35 AM   #981
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They should just call it the F.U. Saudi Arabia Tower. I don't think this was even a dream in the sheik's head until he saw the Saudi's building the Jeddah Tower, and suddenly he said, wait a minute...
I'm sorry to tell you that you are wrong, very wrong:

First thing first, Dubai is the reason Saudi Arabia in the first place decided to build Jeddah Tower. I mean isn't the latter a copy of Burj Khalifa with a taller spire?

Second, Dubai back in 2013 if not even before, to be specific Emaar when they did take over the Dubai creek harbour, they said to the media on many occasions that they are concidering building a tower that will surpass the 1 Km mark there, for them to back down the following year once Jeddah decided to build their inspired version of Burj Khalifa.

Before you write make sure you know the history of things because this will only make you sound butthurt and "simple".

Now that being clarified, I beg you guys to stop this war! This new tower isn't related to jeddah's nor is comparable to it in anyway. Stop the negativity.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 11:46 AM   #982
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My vote goes to "World Spire".
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Old October 12th, 2016, 02:13 PM   #983
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Some very interesting screenshots from the video I posted on the previous page! can anyone decipher what's written in the post below? one very interesting part is the picture to the bottom center where it shows how majestic this tower and its cable would look for someone just standing in front of it.













https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJFzBnefGtY
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Old October 12th, 2016, 02:36 PM   #984
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Old October 12th, 2016, 02:44 PM   #985
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This reminds me of when they started working on Burj Khalifa!! Everyone thought it was gonna be ~700m high at first and it turned out to be 800m+ ... I think this tower will be 1200m+, As Droneriot said before this one's height will surprise us!
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Old October 12th, 2016, 02:49 PM   #986
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Regarding the name, Burj Dubai 'lost' its name after the economic downturn, what better way to mark the resurgence of Dubai by claiming the name back and assigning it to an even taller tower.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 03:37 PM   #987
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1200m+ would beyond awesome. It`s great to be alive.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 04:40 PM   #988
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This reminds me of when they started working on Burj Khalifa!! Everyone thought it was gonna be ~700m high at first and it turned out to be 800m+ ... I think this tower will be 1200m+, As Droneriot said before this one's height will surprise us!
Indeed, there's no doubt this tower will rise far over 1000m. Arround 1200m is quite likely i think.

Burj Khalifa looks almost small against this one
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Old October 12th, 2016, 05:04 PM   #989
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what really unique about this tower is that it's habitable floors start when they stop in both Jeddah and khalifa towers (600m+)

If I was Emaar I would want my highest observation deck to be at 1000m which makes the architectural height of this tower somewhere between 1250 and 1300m (which is what emaar might be aiming for )

So my prediction is the final height of this tower to be ~1300m, with the highest observation deck on 1000m and habitable floors starting from ~ 600m

Exiting times are ahead
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Old October 12th, 2016, 05:15 PM   #990
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Calling it "world tower" would not be a good idea, since another building will inevitably come along sooner or later and supplant it.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 06:58 PM   #991
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Old October 12th, 2016, 07:11 PM   #992
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This is a great comparison! It clarifies how the occupied part of the tower is still about 200m of the overall height! This would be a whole skyscraper all by itself if it would be isolated from the rest of the tower
My guess is, that there will be at 30 floors with one of them being an atrium with a height of maybe 30m. (as shown in many videos)
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Old October 12th, 2016, 07:32 PM   #993
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Regarding the name, Burj Dubai 'lost' its name after the economic downturn, what better way to mark the resurgence of Dubai by claiming the name back and assigning it to an even taller tower.
I'm with you on this.

If this story is true: "the word Dubai may have come from the word daba (Arabic: دبا‎‎); a past tense derivative of yadub (Arabic: يدب‎‎); which means 'to creep', referring to the slow flow of the Dubai Creek inland."

Since this tower earmarks the most inland point of the Dubai Creek, calling it Burj Dubai would be very fitting.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 08:10 PM   #994
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Could anyone please make a diagram comparing the Empire State Building and 1 WTC to this tower. I want to see how small they are going to look in comparison to this tower, considering that this tower might be more than 3x as tall as the ESB. Thanks!!
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Old October 12th, 2016, 08:15 PM   #995
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Could anyone please make a diagram comparing the Empire State Building and 1 WTC to this tower. I want to see how small they are going to look in comparison to this tower, considering that this tower might be more than 3x as tall as the ESB. Thanks!!
The ESB is shown in this one , still trying to figure out how to compare the three only (ESB, 1 WTC and the Tower)


http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?compare=107747
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Old October 12th, 2016, 08:46 PM   #996
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I'm sorry to tell you that you are wrong, very wrong:

First thing first, Dubai is the reason Saudi Arabia in the first place decided to build Jeddah Tower. I mean isn't the latter a copy of Burj Khalifa with a taller spire?

Second, Dubai back in 2013 if not even before, to be specific Emaar when they did take over the Dubai creek harbour, they said to the media on many occasions that they are concidering building a tower that will surpass the 1 Km mark there, for them to back down the following year once Jeddah decided to build their inspired version of Burj Khalifa.

Before you write make sure you know the history of things because this will only make you sound butthurt and "simple".

Now that being clarified, I beg you guys to stop this war! This new tower isn't related to jeddah's nor is comparable to it in anyway. Stop the negativity.
I was just joking. But in truth, I'm not a big fan of this tower because of its design and function, but who knows it may turn out well once finished. But this "hybrid" thing is just too frivolous for me, but I still look forward to the construction. It should be interesting.

And as I said before, the builders of this thing decided to forgo the building all together and built a spire all the way down to the ground.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 11:04 PM   #997
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The ESB is shown in this one , still trying to figure out how to compare the three only (ESB, 1 WTC and the Tower)


http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?compare=107747
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?...107747,23,7788

you can just put the building IDs in the address bar.
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Old October 12th, 2016, 11:19 PM   #998
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I am an idiot ... I don't know how to post a HD pic of this link here but I tried my best with a screen shot!

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Old October 13th, 2016, 12:13 AM   #999
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Awesome illustration.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 12:25 AM   #1000
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The comparison boards shown a few posts up appear to be illustrating the size of each tower's respective plaza or public space. In other words it seems to be an effort by Calatrava's studio to point out how not just having a grand focal-point tower is the only important aspect but to highlight the sense of public space from afar to admire the vista the tower creates. The floorplans seem to show how much surrounding ground the plaza / environment take up around each respective landmark of the world.

At the top of course, is The Tower, showcasing what seems to be the largest of nearly all public spaces by way of the base plate plaza design. Now I don't know if it's physiologically required in the sense that this tower is much taller and hence, needs a larger vantage point to view it from afar, or that Emaar is simply choosing to give The Tower the widest berth of space, but it's a neat idea.

A great example would be that it's not just the Eifel tower by itself that's amazing, but that picture postcard everyone sees with the greenery and rectangular avenue area next to the tower. I think Calatrava is trying to convey the same point in that the plaza / public space matters as much as the ground-breaking tower built in the center.

But yes, presuming you are even able to walk up to The Tower (who knows due to security and such), I wouldn't deny that it'd be jaw-dropping!
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