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Old September 12th, 2017, 02:22 PM   #1
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DUBAI | Weightless Skyscraper | 800m | 2625ft | ??? fl | Pro ‎

The new Dubai Creek Tower is def inspiring new proposals .. in cityscape this year






https://www.protenders.com/projects/...ess-skyscraper
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Old September 12th, 2017, 02:36 PM   #2
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Old September 12th, 2017, 03:23 PM   #3
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Most likely "Vision"
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Old September 12th, 2017, 03:26 PM   #4
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This is for sure a vision
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Old September 12th, 2017, 03:33 PM   #5
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It's certainly feasible to build from a technical standpoint since it's very lightweight, but... what would be the profit in it? It would cost a lot of money, and how'd they get it back? I wouldn't deem it a vision for "can't be built" reasons, it just seems like a really, really useless structure.
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Old September 12th, 2017, 04:19 PM   #6
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Beauty!

Will be girlfriend Dubai Creek Tower
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Old September 12th, 2017, 07:39 PM   #7
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As others stated already, looks very visionary.
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Old September 12th, 2017, 08:28 PM   #8
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Would love this as an attraction at Deira Islands!
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Old September 12th, 2017, 08:58 PM   #9
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Reminds me of the central spire in Stargate Atlantis.

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Old September 12th, 2017, 10:51 PM   #10
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I love how they mention 'gambling business' as a purpose for this tower. Gambling in a country where gambling is illegal. Clearly the folks who came up with this tower did a lot of research into Dubai.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 03:24 AM   #11
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Dude meh, this building insult our intelligence.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 04:15 AM   #12
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In Dubai is have 4 casinos.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 06:03 AM   #13
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Not before 2030, methinks.
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even the poster is meant to appeal to 14 year olds - it has an airplane, a heli, a guy on that water jet thingy, it has a golden podium and is all sparkly.

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Old September 14th, 2017, 01:23 AM   #15
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No , just no.
This building look like right from a 60' movie/serie, even if it may look cool/original (wich is not ) you wouldn't actually want it in a city.


And a floating megatall? that would act like a sail, good luck for the stability.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 02:08 AM   #16
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Not before 2130, methinks.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 03:22 AM   #17
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No need to throw random years. It's a giant float with very little use. It's technically feasible NOW and it's profitable NEVER, it's either of those two, not any random year in between.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 10:50 AM   #18
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Ah, another good ol' arcology in the middle of the sea, i was starting to miss this kind of nonsense lately.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 01:23 PM   #19
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It's not an arcology or even anywhere near what an arcology is. It's a big ship - more specifically a float - and the "skyscraper" portion of it is just a big hollow mast with no use other than decoration.

Every regular oil rig is a lot more of an "arcology in the middle of the sea" than this proposal.
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Old September 16th, 2017, 12:26 AM   #20
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Crazy proposal. it is possible but it would be ridiculously expensive. And any floating metal structure in salt water needs to be put into drydock now and then. Atleast every 20 years for Painting and such. And there isent a drydock in the world that could take in this monster in one piece.

The funny thing tho is that Dubai could take another world record with this, and that is tallest floating structure ever. Another solution is to use concrete, but that has other problems.
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