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Old March 5th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #861
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So 1 364m tall? Won't believe it till its official, probably when its completed! But man if its 1 364m tall...

Like the design, very futuristic, hope its the final one! Finally Al Burj got very interesting again! yay!
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Old March 5th, 2008, 02:23 AM   #862
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I am very glad that I can witness a structure like this get built in my lifetime.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:07 AM   #863
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The thread title says "prep". What is happening?
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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:08 AM   #864
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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:23 AM   #865
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I just realized that the way the top of this tower is designed and not just its sheer height is what is really going to set it apart in the Dubai skyline.

Yes Burj Dubai will be 815m but at the very top its just a spire, whereas this thing right at the very top is just something out of this world.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 06:08 AM   #866
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Some renders. Still all speculative though.

What's thought to be the new design


I like this render.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 07:15 AM   #867
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To me, nothing sounds approved or finalised in terms of design. How can this be in preparation? I always thought preparation was the hiring of construction contractors and sub-contractors and the assembly of equipment to build it. *shrug*
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Old March 5th, 2008, 08:38 AM   #868
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We haven't seen the design, but that doesn't mean that it's not finalized...it's easy for them to proceed before they show the public the design.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 08:44 AM   #869
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So futuristic
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Old March 5th, 2008, 11:33 AM   #870
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To me, nothing sounds approved or finalised in terms of design. How can this be in preparation? I always thought preparation was the hiring of construction contractors and sub-contractors and the assembly of equipment to build it. *shrug*
Also, remember that there is so much work alone wrapped up in physical site prep, not just the paperwork. For something this size I'm sure they've been doing countless pile tests and structural models just like for any significantly sized building. The last photos we've had show some light cranes and what appear to be pile drivers (for soil samples) on the site along with a few caisson tubes and drill bits so there is definitely "something" going on. Besides, Nakheel could very well be progressing with their design even with this general conceptural render. Who's to say they have to post everything (or have it leaked) online from the start?

At the same time though, if they're serious about construction, I'm sure we'll see far more finalized renderings / site updates / video presentation of sorts hopefully soon. We already have known about this location with site work for awhile (since I think 9 months ago maybe)? I'm sure if we're patient we'll get what we want to see soon enough.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 12:54 PM   #871
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Is this thing 100% certain?

If so it will be a huge jump up in height from Burj Dubai (more than 600m).

And I thought that the jump from Taipei 101 to Burj Dubai was huge (more than 300m).

Crazy times ahead.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #872
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To me, nothing sounds approved or finalised in terms of design. How can this be in preparation? I always thought preparation was the hiring of construction contractors and sub-contractors and the assembly of equipment to build it. *shrug*
You have missed alot during the thread, so let me refresh the memory:


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I found it

location:next to the Jumeirah Lakes Towers

02/November/2007

Al Burj


soil testing










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Al Burj

Soletanche Bachy at the site

















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Al Burj plot






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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 Road.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/50965...-al-burj?ln=en

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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:14 PM   #873
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We dont now the definitive location, design, height of the building.
All speculative at this moment. Just soil testing.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #874
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There's much more then soil testing is going on, I visited the site myself over the weekend and preparatory work were going on. Those huge machines are not for soil testing but for very deep digging of slurry walls. We have seen such machines in actions while constructing the underground Dubai Metro stations and/or tracks using cut and cover technique.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #875
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Simple question ... what is the estimated cost likely to be ?
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:25 PM   #876
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We dont now the definitive location, design, height of the building.
All speculative at this moment. Just soil testing.
They know the location for absolute. Sky could be wrong but he could be correct.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:29 PM   #877
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Simple question ... what is the estimated cost likely to be ?
Billions ... considering also the rise in cost of materials and labour, it might reach 10 Billions also.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #878
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There's much more then soil testing is going on, I visited the site myself over the weekend and preparatory work were going on. Those huge machines are not for soil testing but for very deep digging of slurry walls. We have seen such machines in actions while constructing the underground Dubai Metro stations and/or tracks using cut and cover technique.
OK, whats left...design end height of the building. Who are the architects of the new building? Pei Partnerschip i think with the new design! I cant see it on ther website: http://www.ppa-ny.com/projects/jebelAil/Jebel.htm

end its a new name!
Jebel-Ali Tower?
Jebel-Ali Tower and Retail Complex Dubai,United Arab Emirates

This project is one of two flagship developments marking the 2006 launch of Limitless, a new development division of Dubai World. Pei Partnership Architects is honored to have been asked by a former client, now the CEO of Limitless, to help establish the image and standards of his new company. The project is being developed under strict cost constraints. The design brief calls for a mixed-use development of 620 one or two bedroom apartments in two towers of appoximately 47,000m2 each, and rental office space in two towers of approximately 65,000m2each. A feature intended to become a Dubai landmark is the gallery that runs from a street entrance at the south to almost the north end of the complex, a full 285 meters.

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-Mixed-used Tower Development
-Primarily residential, the Tower includes a hotel and offices at the lower section and a 10,000,000- square foot mall

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SOURCE: Pei Partnerschip
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Old March 5th, 2008, 01:44 PM   #879
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They should build it before the cost of construction skyrockets to 2x what it is today because of the seemingless endless construction boom in Asia/Mid-East
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wow!! is the final hight definitively approved?? will it really reach 1462 mt????
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