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Old September 15th, 2005, 02:03 AM   #41
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going to be hard to avoid it when your on the arms of the palm
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Old September 15th, 2005, 03:10 AM   #42
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id like to disagree with you for this one
i think the roof is 240m, and the fin shouldnt be counted as the roof because it has no function, like a spire, its just an architectural eliment. The highest habitable floor will be 240m thus the roof should be 240m.
but still, the q1 is probably the best thing thats happened to goldcoast
sorry but it doesnt work that way. You tell me when you look u at Q1 , you only look up to 240m? lol. the average joe blow will look straight up the highest part of the bldg which is the spire.! If you ask joe blow where is highest part of bldg, they will point to the bloody spire, not a section of floor at 240m level. lol, thats where the ob deck is.
Its the 21stC now so its rare that a bldg gets buit with a boring flat roof with no architectural element or spire ect. even Eureka has caved in to a simple top and will have an enormous steel mast bolted on top.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 01:07 PM   #43
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i agree with the spire haters.

Q1 is MAX 275m...

322m can go to hell

240m roof is lol.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 01:27 PM   #44
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well it for q1 it is difficult, it could be roof feature height or spire.
never 240m, but i think the spire is too simple to be counted.

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going to be hard to avoid it when your on the arms of the palm
it is quite far away, you will not even recognize the cruzifix shape if you don't know...
and the angle is more from the side than the back.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 02:12 PM   #45
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How overseas forumers greeted Q1's completion

The world's tallest residential tower: A selection of overseas views from the neighbouring Construction thread.

Best first ...

******* boring!
- from beiklopa, Dubai - (thanks, Most Incisive Comment
Award to beiklopa in Dubai)

Now the building, and other views below ..





The top looks fine. It's the curtain wall/glazing that ruins it. And there's so much of it... -From Elliot, Canada, initiator of this 'Worlds top
cheat' thread

I love Q1
It has one of the best designs ever made.
- from Phobos, Porto, Portugal, and Brazil

makes me (drool)
Gold coast has a superb skyline
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coming along nicely. i love the colour...
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BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9.9999/10
-0.0001 cos' the spire is out of proportion.
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(drool)
Very nice tower!
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It's really really really Beautiful. Is it because the architect, the developer or Gold Coast?
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excellent tower!! And this thread does contain a whole nuch (sic) of awesome update pics!!
That skyline pic (page 13) kicks ass!!
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looking good there
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looking great!

its a shame that the glazing doesnt go all the way up the fin.
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-hella good, from New York and Sheffield

I cant wait until its all lighted up! Wow thats gonna be nice!
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Yeah (dancer)
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very nice modern tower, i only regret a bit the roof
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It's simply beautifull.
Hope this becomes a standard.
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Well done Australia that was a nice play in the battle for great skyscrapers but, you may have won the battle, but the war is far from over and Canada will win! So watch your back!
[email protected] Coast, Canada (apparently)


Stunning design!
-from SJM, Seattle

that's it, thanks all
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Old September 15th, 2005, 03:34 PM   #46
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lol why are you posting this

well i like the tower, but i can see what beiklopa means when he says it is boring though.
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Old September 15th, 2005, 03:39 PM   #47
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sorry but it doesnt work that way. You tell me when you look u at Q1 , you only look up to 240m? lol. the average joe blow will look straight up the highest part of the bldg which is the spire.! If you ask joe blow where is highest part of bldg, they will point to the bloody spire, not a section of floor at 240m level. lol, thats where the ob deck is.
Its the 21stC now so its rare that a bldg gets buit with a boring flat roof with no architectural element or spire ect. even Eureka has caved in to a simple top and will have an enormous steel mast bolted on top.
thats what i meant, the spire and fin count, but to roof, i think is 240m.
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Old September 16th, 2005, 06:41 AM   #48
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Don't you find some disturbing about the last tower being considered taller than the first two?
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Old September 16th, 2005, 06:54 AM   #49
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Burj Al Arab, 'World's Tallest Hotel'.

But the top floor is much lower than previous hotels which held the title!
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Old September 16th, 2005, 06:58 AM   #50
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@spyguy999-YES!!


I also don't think that spire adds anything to that building. I don't know why its there.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 06:06 AM   #51
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I heard that they are built to act as lightning rods for skyscrapers as well as give reception throughout a city.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 06:42 AM   #52
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Petronas, for me, will always be the worst cheater.
Petronas?? Why?
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Old September 17th, 2005, 06:59 AM   #53
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Petronas!
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Old September 17th, 2005, 07:35 AM   #54
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Don't you find some disturbing about the last tower being considered taller than the first two?
Pathetic and exactly why spires and antennas shouldn't count in a buildings official height.

I don't mind Q1's fin section as it looks as if it's part of the building but the spire is definitely cheating.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 08:01 AM   #55
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yea that is DEFINETLY CHEATING!! i like spires that work with to building (Burj al Arab, Q!) but this is so unessecary.

btw is the Burj al arab 321m tall? it so dosent look like it...
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Old September 17th, 2005, 08:20 AM   #56
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I think they should come up with a rule or something that the spire should not be taller than somewhat 1/5 or 1/4 of the building's roof height.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 10:11 AM   #57
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Petronas!
U guys need some mind adjusting. I repeat my posting again:

Let's think wiser.
If u r the builder of the WTB, would u want to mess with the problem that possible arises such as spire issue? i means the small differences of the height btwn Sears n petronas towers.

For a serious builder, he would simply build a tower that would clear the doubts, n securely claim the title. If Petronas has the real intention to be WTB, it would not be so stupid to juz surpass a few metres...
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Old September 17th, 2005, 10:19 AM   #58
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Spires can be attractive additions to some buildings, but they should not count for height.
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Old September 18th, 2005, 06:06 AM   #59
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If you look at the Kingdom Centre in Riyadh, you will notice that it has a big hole that cleary cheats on its height and makes it nearly twice as tall.

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Old September 18th, 2005, 06:10 AM   #60
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What is the building beside John Hancock with the massive spire?
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