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Old May 11th, 2017, 04:23 PM   #1961
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We've been living through the age of degradation ever since.
Why do you think so? Please be more specific
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Old May 12th, 2017, 12:41 PM   #1962
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I don't just think so, it's a well known fact. If the development companies of the present times would be putting half as many efforts as the Antiquity age developers, we'd have our real properties at least half as expensive, and twice as good.
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Old May 12th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #1963
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Why don't they just install a giant rocket motor underground and launch it into space when the time comes
WHAT!?!?!?!? Are you kidding me?
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Old May 14th, 2017, 01:34 PM   #1964
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Old May 14th, 2017, 01:36 PM   #1965
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Its the same fly through but with the updated tower design, its a glass tower now.. i think there will be many more floors than 55
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Old May 14th, 2017, 01:55 PM   #1966
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totally agree ... it looks glassy and as if it has floors all over!! This might be just for rendering purposes but it is quite interesting ... heres some close up screenshots from the vid!



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Old May 14th, 2017, 02:40 PM   #1967
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I hope it stays white.. with the surrounding towers being allglass and grey/blue so that it can stand out the same way burj al arab does... otherwise it will dissapear in the skyline...
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Old May 14th, 2017, 09:37 PM   #1968
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Disappear in the skyline... Please check the thread title again for the height.
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Old May 14th, 2017, 11:43 PM   #1969
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I hope it stays white.. with the surrounding towers being allglass and grey/blue so that it can stand out the same way burj al arab does... otherwise it will dissapear in the skyline...
It still has the original white 'columns' up its length, I don't see any change in the design.
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Old May 15th, 2017, 11:30 AM   #1970
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agreed

It is same video released on 2 March https://youtu.be/YsY4dz1fQ4U by BRAG - the creator of these animations. Every detail of the tower's design is exactly the same.

Emaar only added their permanent logo plus annotations at each scene and reuploaded to their own official channel yesterday.

Given the diameter of the main pillar is something around 70-75m, it would make sense to have some occupiable functions along the length of it. If it is "just" the core, then it's an insanely thick core.
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Old May 15th, 2017, 04:12 PM   #1971
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Wait, if this tower did have more than 50% usable floors, does that mean it would qualify as the world's tallest building? Or does a skyscraper have to be freestanding to qualify as one?
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Old May 15th, 2017, 04:21 PM   #1972
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Wait, if this tower did have more than 50% usable floors, does that mean it would qualify as the world's tallest building? Or does a skyscraper have to be freestanding to qualify as one?
But then is this tower freestanding? I was told the tower foundations can support it and the cables are only there for stability nothing more ... Emaar is keeping so many secrets it will be an exciting 3 years
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Old May 15th, 2017, 05:55 PM   #1973
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IMO 3 years from now is not very realistic.
They would really have to hurry-up...
4-5 years seems more feasible. Even than it could top out before Jeddah.


Exciting.
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Old May 16th, 2017, 01:24 AM   #1974
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Actually, these cables are making it look so great. The design is very unique from all aspects
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Old May 16th, 2017, 07:17 PM   #1975
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unique doesnt always means beautiful
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Old May 16th, 2017, 08:09 PM   #1976
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unique doesnt always means beautiful
In this case, it does
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Old May 16th, 2017, 09:18 PM   #1977
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unique doesnt always means beautiful
If only evolo skyscraper's architect could understood that
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Old May 17th, 2017, 12:43 AM   #1978
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In this case, it does
I agree with you very much! This case has some of the most important elements of beauty.

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If only evolo skyscraper's architect could understood that
Yes, evolo shows an astonishing collection of an impossible crap that will never be implemented.
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Old May 18th, 2017, 08:10 PM   #1979
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calatrava spoke a little about this tower:

- Q: You're planning the tallest building in the world in Dubai (?).
A: We have a builder with very big ambitions, and we working hard to meet these
ambitions.
- Q: When will construction be ready?
A: It was supposed to stand for the Expo 2020. We do our best, but primarily we want
to build a beautiful building.
- Q: They/You make a secret about the height. How high should it be?
A: The builder has announced that it will be even higher than the 826-meter-high Burj
Khalifa.

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http://www.blick.ch/life/wohnen/star...id6589056.html
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Old May 18th, 2017, 10:10 PM   #1980
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So Calatrava says...what...???
This Interview sounds like the pointless bullshit politician speaks everyday. Nice words, but in the end there's no new information.
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