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Old February 8th, 2016, 11:55 AM   #1
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TOKYO | Sky Mile Tower | 1700m | 5577ft | Vision

Japan unveils plans for tower twice the height of Burj Khalifa

Tokyo could play host to the world’s first mile-high tower by 2045, according to plans laid out by an American architecture firm.

If the plan is approved, the ‘Sky Mile Tower’ would be twice as tall as the Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest tower in the world.

Kohn Pedersen Fox and engineering firm Leslie E Robertson submitted the designs as part of a futuristic development in Tokyo Bay, south-east of the Japanese capital.

The supertall would reach a height of 5,577 feet (compared to the Burj Khalifa’s 2,716 feet) and is designed to provide a home to up to 55,000 people.



http://www.arabianbusiness.com/japan...fa-621028.html


http://www.architecturaldigest.com/s...igh-skyscraper

http://www.constructionweekonline.co...-burj-khalifa/
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Old February 8th, 2016, 11:59 AM   #2
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Jup, title should say Tokyo and vision as well.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 03:12 PM   #3
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Ok, I'll come back on this thread later on, in 2045
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Old February 8th, 2016, 03:58 PM   #4
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Think this artwork is done by some kid in his bedroom.

Besides, I am sure by 2045, there will be far higher buildings than 1600m. Hopefully built in Dubai
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Old February 8th, 2016, 04:46 PM   #5
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I added this building to the SSP database on 1st of June 2015 already: http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=106293

It pops up from time to time, i don't think the design or anything changed with it
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Old February 8th, 2016, 07:26 PM   #6
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Cool design but i don t think it will be done.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 08:31 PM   #7
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Well, probably more realistic than this notorious Bridge Tower in Basra, but I still think this will remain a vision for the time being. I mean, the tallest serious proposal for Tokyo is about 400m. Build a few towers in that size category before coming up with hypertall pipe dreams..
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Old February 9th, 2016, 03:11 AM   #8
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In Japan, they have lots of great plans for buildings with a height of 1 km / mile +, but always ended up on the plans, despite having advanced technology, money and urgent problem of crowded cities. It would be good if the project was built.

I'm hope that before 2045 mile towers rise in Persian Gulf and China/India.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 03:27 AM   #9
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Think this artwork is done by some kid in his bedroom.

Besides, I am sure by 2045, there will be far higher buildings than 1600m. Hopefully built in Dubai
Lmao, How is dubai gonna do with the funds? You think oil is always gonna be their financial fall back? Dubai is gonna go back to the dark ages once the oil runs out.
Fitting end to the authoritarian gulf states.

I hope Chicago or New York do something but with the FAA being literal ****s I doubt it
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Old February 9th, 2016, 08:13 AM   #10
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Jup, title should say Tokyo and vision as well.
True, it's just a vision until now. Too early to open a thread for it.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 10:35 AM   #11
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True, it's just a vision until now. Too early to open a thread for it.
totally agree. 2045????? are we serious, that's 29 years more! the earth might not be here!!
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Old February 9th, 2016, 11:05 AM   #12
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Japan will need to perfect its robotics technology if they hope to build things like this in the future. With the current demographic trend in the country, only machines will be able to replace the waning workforce.



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Lmao, How is dubai gonna do with the funds? You think oil is always gonna be their financial fall back? Dubai is gonna go back to the dark ages once the oil runs out.
Fitting end to the authoritarian gulf states.

I hope Chicago or New York do something but with the FAA being literal ****s I doubt it
Oil isn't their financial parachute. Dubai has been diversified for some time. It is the other Gulf states who have a problem: Qatar, Saudia Arabia and Kuwait in particular.
In Dubai, oil revenue is 2% of GDP.
In Qatar it is 60%.
In Saudi Arabia is it 55%.
Kuwait it is ~50%.
Bahrain 11%.
You're misguided if you think Dubai's political system is abhorrent. They enjoy unprecedented social decorum for the region, mostly thanks to the enormous wealth they have amassed. Authoritarianism is certainly the least concern.
The Saudis are the reprehensible ones: they have spread a barbaric and aggressive form of Islam to the rest of the world, they promote Sharia law and fund terrorist organisations. They actively pursue a clash of civilisations. They are responsible for the Taliban, the Koranic schools around the Arab world and ISIS.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 01:09 PM   #13
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In Japan, they have lots of great plans for buildings with a height of 1 km / mile +, but always ended up on the plans, despite having advanced technology, money and urgent problem of crowded cities. It would be good if the project was built.

I'm hope that before 2045 mile towers rise in Persian Gulf and China/India.
A lot of Japanese cities will hollow out in about ten to fifteen years. Old people in Japan aren't very old, but they'll all die at some point. And young people are not having anywhere near enough children to keep the population steady.
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Old February 9th, 2016, 02:03 PM   #14
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Here's the render again for everybody who's too lazy to click on the link It looks like a vision to me though. I mean, come on: Building a 1700m tower is one thing, but building it on water?? wtf?

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This won't happen as a financial opportunity. At best, maybe some politician will push for it as a legacy project or as some sort of "renaissance" type cure-all for the inevitable. We should all know how well those have worked out.

It makes no economic sense whatsoever and considering Japan's demographics it makes even less sense. While Tokyo may be growing (for the time being) it will eventually fall prey to Japan's lack of new births. Sooner or later that's going to be a fact unless the Japanese have some sort of demographic awakening. Hypertalls just don't earn cash and considering this particular project will be twice to three times as expensive as any proposed counterparts, it's actually a ridiculous idea.

The breakwater aspect of the project will probably be realized, however. Maybe the rest of it will see the light of day but that one particular tower won't go up until the technology makes it viable. By technology, I mean you have to find some way to build this thing so cheaply and with such cheap materials that you construction costs themselves are a tertiary expense. Ultra-cheap, ultra-durable, and ultra-stable materials.

There's no way this thing is going up in a country as fiscally responsible as Japan.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 10:27 PM   #16
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Dizzying Heights: Tokyo's future skyline could include a mile-high skyscraper


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(CNN)Rising like the Emerald City is a building that will not only dwarf the world's tallest skyscraper -- the Burj Khalifa in Dubai -- but double its height.

If built, the aptly named Sky Mile Tower by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and Lesile E. Roberson Associates (LERA), would climb to approximately 1,600 meters, or one whole mile.

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The residential skyscraper is part of "Next Tokyo 2045," a joint-proposal by the firms for research and developmental purposes. Its intent is to imagine a mega-city that contains resilient infrastructure.

Tokyo, like other vulnerable coastal cities with low-lying elevations, is faced with factors like rising sea levels and increased typhoon risks. The eco-district would be located on reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay and developed for a half-million residents.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 10:50 PM   #17
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Interestingly enough the Japanese skyscraper web community have not picked up on this recent interest in this project.

I guess they have seen enough of these visions come and go by now to not really pay attention to them anymore.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 11:01 PM   #18
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Lmao, How is dubai gonna do with the funds? You think oil is always gonna be their financial fall back? Dubai is gonna go back to the dark ages once the oil runs out.
Fitting end to the authoritarian gulf states.

I hope Chicago or New York do something but with the FAA being literal ****s I doubt it
What, the same oil which brought NY and Chicago out of the dark ages? smh
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Old February 10th, 2016, 11:31 PM   #19
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Lmao, How is dubai gonna do with the funds? You think oil is always gonna be their financial fall back? Dubai is gonna go back to the dark ages once the oil runs out.
Fitting end to the authoritarian gulf states.

I hope Chicago or New York do something but with the FAA being literal ****s I doubt it

Not relevant to this thread but this song has been played too many times now but it seems some simply don't get it.

Sorry to disappoint you, but Dubai is not going back to the dark ages anytime soon.

Dubai has one of the most successful economic diversification programs in the whole Middle East.
Most of its revenues is from international trade, real estate, commerce, tourism, shipping (Jebel Ali is today the world's 9th busiest container port) and aviation.

Just to give you an overview, with respect to aviation industry, it has now the world's busiest international airport and Dubai International's economic contribution to the city's GDP stands at around 26% today and is projected to reach 38% by 2020 and up to 45% by 2030.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 11:43 PM   #20
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Dubais economy isnt directly based on oil, but a vast majority of their customers are dependent on oil.
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