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Old January 15th, 2017, 06:00 PM   #1401
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The round plaza looks very soviet like.
I agree, but I think this is not the final design of the plaza. There will be many changes before the layout is final
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Old January 15th, 2017, 06:06 PM   #1402
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I'm amazed all the talk is on the tower. Given the scope of the surrounding developments, this place enters the near-arcology realm! Is there a thread for that too?
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Old January 15th, 2017, 06:26 PM   #1403
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The round plaza looks very soviet like.
Hah, when I first saw it I thought the sheer scale of it was Albert Speer 2017.
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Old January 15th, 2017, 09:39 PM   #1404
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I really hope that the tiles in the fountain around the tower is not so blue, makes it look kind of tacky, it should be dark and colorless... that lake next to dubai mall is so ugly during the day
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Old January 15th, 2017, 10:47 PM   #1405
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I think that they were just trying to imitate water.
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Old January 16th, 2017, 12:21 AM   #1406
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They added 1 more metro station compared to old masterplans
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Old January 16th, 2017, 12:02 PM   #1407
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I like the design, altough i doubt that it will stay like this one, but overall it's one of the best projects so far. Do you think the shown underground vehicle part will be underground for sure or the plaza will be on +1?
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Old January 16th, 2017, 11:12 PM   #1408
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Nice to see both videos for the view from DCH and the sales center :

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYe4IKaJaN8nice video to share the view to the downtown from DCH

And a nice video tour in the sales office for DCH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXB5Q9pYXpw
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Old January 16th, 2017, 11:47 PM   #1409
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I like the design, altough i doubt that it will stay like this one, but overall it's one of the best projects so far. Do you think the shown underground vehicle part will be underground for sure or the plaza will be on +1?
How do you think the design could change?
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Old January 17th, 2017, 12:47 AM   #1410
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Thanks Gabriel for taking the time and effort to show us so many close-ups! As was said, the fact they've redesigned the plaza once to have a lot of water features and pedestrian walking is fantastic, and roads near the tower are buried.

The mall photos also remind me really of two large but split Dubai Malls. Any chance those are the same building or merged underground?

Edit, nabbed the photos and did some ruler sizing in Photoshop. Got about 700 feet to the start of the cable supports, then took that ratio of height to another photograph to extrapolate the rest of the tower. Each measurement carried over but once I got to 4,200 feet it was significantly over the top of the tower (slightly outside the image). Thus final height I'd estimate at 3,800 feet or 1,169m which is right on target for our estimates anyway. It'd put the observation decks at par with the top of Burj Khalifa.

...But then who is to say that sales and scale models are built entirely accurate ^_~.

As Gabriel said, I'm sure we'll see some mind-blowing numbers here, hopefully. To be honest, passing 4,000 feet would kind of scare me a bit though even if that does happen. I couldn't imagine any succession on the order of Taipei 101 to BK again. At least comparing JT and The Tower, but from BK to The Tower they are clearing going to do that.
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Old January 17th, 2017, 02:16 PM   #1411
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".....to engage the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava to go even higher. The foundations of his tower, which will measure 1,200 meters, have just been laid...."

https://international.la-croix.com/n...art-fever/4429

Only an indication without source but nice to read!
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Old January 17th, 2017, 03:24 PM   #1412
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well its so obvious now that this one will be taller than 1200m, its just a matter of years before we know the real height which might shock the world
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Old January 17th, 2017, 03:35 PM   #1413
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Anyone able to go near the site and take some photos of the progress?, Im kind of hyped
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Old January 17th, 2017, 03:43 PM   #1414
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It'd be nice if we had more photos from at the top...
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Old January 17th, 2017, 04:09 PM   #1415
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Google maps needs to update its satellite images
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Old January 17th, 2017, 04:17 PM   #1416
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Anyone able to go near the site and take some photos of the progress?, Im kind of hyped

Please check post #1390 by GABRIEL . Although now there is not a lot to see
just ground works which i think will take little bit for this GIANT!
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Old January 17th, 2017, 04:20 PM   #1417
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Views from the Creek Harbour







photos from iarjunphotography on instagram
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Old January 17th, 2017, 08:08 PM   #1418
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THAT VIEW WITH THESE WAVES
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Old January 18th, 2017, 08:32 AM   #1419
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Emaar awarded contract for the construction of the Tower to '' Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC ''
http://uae.argaam.com/article/articledetail/626146
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Old January 18th, 2017, 02:28 PM   #1420
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