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Old January 24th, 2008, 12:52 AM   #521
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Those machines are for digging not for soil testing.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #522
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how strong would the oscillation of the top flours be for a 1km tower? Wouldn't people get sea-sick?
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Old January 24th, 2008, 11:44 AM   #523
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The Architects?

http://www.woodsbagot.com.au/

The Engineers, Consultant...?

http://www.vdmgroup.com.au/
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Old January 24th, 2008, 12:09 PM   #524
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Same architects as the Index.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 04:22 PM   #525
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Wood Bagot is partecipating architect, not the main architect of the tower.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #526
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I am really excited about this! I think this topic should be stickied, since its a contender for the world's tallest.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #527
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Old January 24th, 2008, 05:13 PM   #528
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^I don't, this topic is completely empty until we see something firm, at the moment id almost favour locking it unitl we get a press release with a render, or official word from nakheel.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 05:17 PM   #529
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^I don't, this topic is completely empty until we see something firm, at the moment id almost favour locking it until we get a press release with a render, or official word from nakheel.
Agreed...
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Old January 30th, 2008, 12:51 AM   #530
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http://www.arabianbusiness.com/50965...-al-burj?ln=en

Work begins on Nakheel's Al Burj

by Conrad Egbert on Tuesday, 29 January 2008

French company Soletanche Bachy is tipped to win the piling and foundations contract for what is expected to become the tallest building in the world, Nakheel’s Al Burj, sources close to the project told Construction Week on Tuesday.

With initial designs putting Al Burj, or the Tall Tower, at over a kilometre high, the building will easily overtake Emaar Properties' Burj Dubai as the world's tallest.

The Burj Dubai is expected to be around 900 metres upon completion at the end of this year, although the final height remains a closely guarded secret.

A spokesperson for Nakheel denied an official award had been made, but confirmed the French company had begun some work on the project. The spokesperson said testing work had been done on site and an official launch was planned in March.

A source at Soletanche Bachy’s Dubai office confirmed the Tall Tower was among the projects it was working on.

It is common practice in the region for companies to start work on projects prior to actually winning the contract.

Al Burj was initially planned to form part of the Dubai Waterfront development, but the location was moved to between Jumeirah Lake Towers and Ibn Battuta Mall on Sheikh Zayed Roa. Initial designs for the tower indicate there will be 228 floors, a four level basement and one service sub-level.

The total built up area will be 1.49 million square metres, with 492,000 square metres of usable space. The development will house offices, apartments and hotels.

The top habitable floor will be at 850 metres, topped by a 200-metre central spire with a three level function area and three service floors.

Among the consultants working on the project are the UK’s WSP, US-based LERA, Australia’s Van Der Meer Consulting (VDM) and Olive Group, while foundation-engineering company Fugro Middle East has just completed soil investigations on the site.

Soletanche Bachy was recently awarded a foundations contract for the Norman Foster-designed Russia Tower in Moscow with the STT Group. At 612 metres high it will be the tallest building in Europe.

The company also worked on the foundations for the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and constructed the 2.4-kilometre long canal on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #531
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OMG thats brilliant. I cant believe this thing may be under construction in a few months?
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Old January 30th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #532
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Old January 30th, 2008, 01:05 AM   #533
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All the info about the tower in that article refers to the now defunct original Al Burj design... so the info about the tower, the design and the height should not be considered valid.

The rest of the info is pretty much a rehash of what we already knew, as per pics of the site and an article a couple of weeks ago about Soletanche Bachy.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #534
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Old January 30th, 2008, 02:42 AM   #535
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Great news ! Finally we´ll see some progress beginning before the end of this year !
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Old January 30th, 2008, 07:42 AM   #536
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The top habitable floor will be at 850 metres, topped by a 200-metre central spire with a three level function area and three service floors.
the old design didn't have a central spire, did it?
I thought it had two spires at two corners.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 08:32 AM   #537
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Old January 30th, 2008, 08:48 AM   #538
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I hope wjfox makes an example of you and brigs you

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the old design didn't have a central spire, did it?
I thought it had two spires at two corners.
Good pont, I suppose it could be referring to the new design then... but we will see
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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:36 AM   #539
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Why did that wjfox guy censor so many people? What could three people have said that was so wrong? Even mbuildings had his comment deleted, and the only thing he ever says is 'Stunning!'
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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:41 AM   #540
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With initial designs putting Al Burj, or the Tall Tower, at over a kilometre high, the building will easily overtake Emaar Properties' Burj Dubai as the world's tallest.
This is insanity!

I`m very excited about having a look on the new design. Although a central, 200m-spire makes me somehow doubtful.


hehe, mine is higher.
Wonder how long this kind of competition will continue in the future.
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