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Old January 31st, 2008, 09:06 PM   #581
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It doesn't look like it's in a very nice area :/
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Old January 31st, 2008, 11:42 PM   #582
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Edited: Article Already posted... i always struggle to post something first lol

I posted this in the other Al Burj Thread as well:

I am really disappointed from the location of this tower. Its in the middle of nowhere, next to Discovery Gardens and Power Lines... i mean c'mon. we should have more skyscrapers around it. It wont look good that far from the Marina and the location makes no sense... it looks like they were desperate to find a location and just threw it in there. And not to mention that the traffic problems in the gardens are increasing and all we need now is more trucks. I would relocate it somewhere in Downtown Dubai or think of a new downtown for it. I would also like to mention: What the hell is up with all the downtowns? There should be one downtown not 5 different downtowns. What are people on in this country? I mean next to Discovery Gardens? this is a joke. Really disappointed with the location. Should have been in place of the sharp(triangular) tower that has never been built at Business Bay.

OR: The empty site behind the SZR. Create Downtown Al Burj. it would look wayy better than the current site!!


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Old February 1st, 2008, 04:23 AM   #583
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Korean Construction News-2008.1.31-Al burj Construction Start!



Dubai, the world Supertall building 'al Burj' construction

The building, the people of Dubai World choegocheung 'Burj Dubai' reminds me. However, from now on the new high-rise Dubai bildingin 'al Buzz' ( 'high tower' means) is a person who seems ohreunaeril mouth frequently.

Dubai, already renowned as a national project developer ingongseom nakilyi height of a new world 1000m choegocheung building 'al Buzz' because construction has already begun.

Local media in Dubai on October 30 (local time) in France soltangswe Bridge (Soletanche Bachy) nakilrobuteo 'al Buzz' basic framework of the construction contracts and orders have already started the construction said.

Current World choegocheung bildingin 'Burj Dubai' is the end of the year so far, but will continue wangongdoel height of the dog is not disclosed as' Al Buzz 'for the project's detail nakildo mouth firmly shut.

A spokesman for the nakilui "Any construction companies do not officially chosen," saying he "just a little bit of a French company to start construction," he said.

" 'Al Buzz' is the name used as a temporary project, the details of which will not yet have an official end to the first half of this year, the project ttaejjeumyina decimal expression will be possible," he said.

The blueprint, which was first released in 2006 'al Buzz' project is approximately 1000m high, 228 on the ground floor of a fifth-floor underground, yeonmyeonjeok jieojil been known to 1.49 million square meters in size.

Local media reported that 'Al Buzz' was originally planned as part of the project, please notify next to the Waterfront, but now, through the Sheikh Zayed Road and the Dubai Mall, and batuta yibeun Lake jumeyira between the tower would be built.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 04:41 AM   #584
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'Al Buzz'

To infinity, and beyond!!
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Old February 1st, 2008, 04:44 AM   #585
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Good thing Google Korean to English translator won't be naming this tower.

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Old February 1st, 2008, 04:46 AM   #586
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I think we should change the title of this thread, from "PRO" to "U/C"
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Old February 1st, 2008, 04:50 AM   #587
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I think this thread should be renamed to 'Al Buzz'!!
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Old February 1st, 2008, 04:50 AM   #588
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Is it soon U/C??????????????????

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Old February 1st, 2008, 04:51 AM   #589
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Pilling and ground work are ready to begin
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Old February 1st, 2008, 05:43 AM   #590
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Old February 1st, 2008, 06:38 AM   #591
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shit location... why next to factory ?
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Old February 1st, 2008, 10:43 AM   #592
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A spokesman for the nakilui "Any construction companies do not officially chosen," saying he "just a little bit of a French company to start construction," he said.


just for clarification , all info which was in the media from the Skyscrapercity (thanks for djamel05 and me ), nothing confirmed by the Nakheel yet.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 11:01 AM   #595
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1.49 million square meters of floor space would also make it by far the largest building in the world in terms of area.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 12:16 PM   #596
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Work On Building To Beat The World's Tallest Begins

Thursday 31st of January 2008
Even as this west Asian metropolis awaits the completion of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building, towards the end of this year, work on its rival, also in Dubai, has started.

French firm Solantache Bachy has started work on the building, tentatively named Al Burj or 'Tall Tower', being developed by the Dubai government-owned real estate giant Nakheel, according to local media reports.

When completed, the Al Burj will be over a kilometre tall and will easily beat Emaar Properties' Burj Dubai, which is unofficially the tallest manmade structure in the world as of now.

Though Emaar has kept the Burj Dubai's final height a closely guarded secret, it is expected to be 900 metres tall when completed.

Although the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat officially recognizes the height of a building only when it is completed, the Burj Dubai, being built at a cost of $4.2 billion, surpassed the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada, as the world's largest free-standing structure in September last year.

A spokesman for Nakheel told Construction Week magazine that Solantache Bachy has started testing work on the site of the Al Burj.

It is common practice in this region for firms to start work on a project before officially being awarded the contract.

The magazine, quoting Nakheel sources, has tipped the French firm as the one likely to win the piling and foundations work of the Al Burj. The company had also done the piling and foundations work of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, at one time the world's tallest building.

Previous reports suggested that Nakheel would officially unveil the project by announcing the award of the contract in March, but another Nakheel official told the Arabian Business website that a more realistic date would be towards the end of the first half of this year.

Initial designs show the Al Burj as having all of 228 floors with a four-level basement and one service sub-level.

According to Construction Week, 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 highest habitable floor will be at 850 metres, which will be topped by a 200-metre central spire with a three-level function area and three service floors.

Though the super-tall structure was originally proposed to be built in the Dubai Waterfront area, the location has now been moved to between Jumeirah Lake Towers and Ibn Battuta Mall on Sheikh Zayed Road, an area marked by a large number of skyscrapers.

Meanwhile, head of Nakheel's building division Robeert Lee told the Xpress weekly in an interview that the Al Burj would be a combination of offices and residential apartments.

He went on to add that the race for the world's tallest building might never really be over.

'The whole idea of the tallest tower is really fleeting,' he was quoted as saying.

Lee said that once a building reached a certain height, going a few hundred metres extra doesn't require as much of additional design, materials and time as one would think.

'The same amount of effort will be taken whether it's 888 (metres) or a kilometre,' he said.

'There will always be someone who wants to challenge the imagination.'
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Old February 1st, 2008, 12:25 PM   #597
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1. As i said before the location sucks!
2. This Topic must be stickied
3. Progress changed to U/C!!!!
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Old February 1st, 2008, 12:30 PM   #598
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shit location... why next to factory ?
Why not shift the factory (which is actually a power plant)
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Old February 1st, 2008, 12:46 PM   #599
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I really hope they have some stunning plans for ALL the areas around the Al Burj. Otherwise i wouldn't be too happy about it.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 03:04 PM   #600
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that's whats probably going to happen
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