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Old January 19th, 2006, 02:13 PM   #81
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it is part of the largest man made canal to be build along with the waterfront, reaching out to the desert and back to the see.

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This masterplan appears to be smaller!

not really the removed one of the islands reaching out into the sea but that's it.
just smaller res than the one you are used to

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that new masterplan is shit.

rip it up and bring back the old one!

i realy hope they havent moved the tower to that circle, the old location was perfection, why move it?
lol nick there are almost no changes.
and the tower was always there, roughly the same location. looks amazing.
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Old January 19th, 2006, 02:43 PM   #82
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Burj Dubai is afar more superior design then Al Burj. Al burj is so basic and industrial looking. Burj Dubai is the utimate design for a tall structure.its shape is iconic.
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Old January 20th, 2006, 08:26 AM   #83
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i will be really excited about how many different masterplans we will see in the next few months

this is already the 2nd or 3rd one
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Old January 20th, 2006, 12:28 PM   #84
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^ Didin't NAKHEEL declared last month that they finally finalized the masterplan of The Waterfront? Then this is the final one.
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 12:24 PM   #85
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This shall provide more understanding.

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[IMG]http://************/mcc3d5.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://************/mcc1vo.jpg[/IMG]

look at all those high rises!!

Al Burj:



[IMG]http://************/mcc1w1.jpg[/IMG]
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Old August 30th, 2006, 10:47 PM   #86
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I've a feeling Nakheel will run into (more serious) problems in the future so I actually doubt this'll be built
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Old August 30th, 2006, 11:25 PM   #87
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financial and feasibility
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Old August 31st, 2006, 04:47 AM   #88
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What I was trying to say is that nakheel's future will depend on the palm. Whether they succeed with the first palm or not will be the key for increasing investors' confidence I think.
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Old September 10th, 2006, 01:39 AM   #89
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Al Burj Pictures (Renderings)

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Old September 10th, 2006, 03:34 AM   #90
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I'm actually getting to like this tower aswell. The shape and the whole verticalness thing is great, I just with they'd choose better materials so that it doesn't end up looking like a giant JBR tower
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Old March 16th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #91
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Al-Burj - world’s tallest 1,200 metres!!!!!!

Waterfront tower to be world’s tallest landmark
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Al-Burj centrepiece set to dwarf Burj Dubai at 1,200 metres

The Al-Burj tower being planned by local real estate developer Nakheel will be the world’s tallest, according to those close to the project. Construction will begin later this year and form the centerpiece of the Madinat al-Arab at Dubai Waterfront.

The final height of the tower has not been confirmed but it will be taller than the Burj Dubai which is expected to exceed 800 metres. Companies involved in the project under pre-construction agreements last year have said the initial height was 1,600 metres but that was scaled back to 1,200 metres.

“The tower’s height is confidential but I can confirm it will be taller than the Burj Dubai,” says a source close to the project.

Nakheel has previously only said that Al-Burj will be one of the world’s tallest towers.

The piling and excavation package is due to be tendered soon. “We expect to receive documents in a few months,” says a local piling contractor.

The tower was originally conceived as the focal point of the Palm Jumeirah and known as the Pinnacle. It moved to Dubai Waterfront where it was renamed Al-Burj and received a major design overhaul (MEED 27:10:06).

The consultancy team is led by the UK’s WSP and includes Australia’s Van Der Meer Consulting and US-based Leslie E Robertson Associates. A US team of Pei Partnership Architects and Axis Design Group (ADG) completed the preliminary designs.

Two other kilometre-tall towers are planned in the region – the 1,001-metre Mubarak al-Kabeer in the Silk City project in Kuwait and a 1,022-metre tower in Manama, Bahrain.


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Old March 16th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #92
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Lol... more insanity from Dubai. That whole city is becoming one big pissing contest.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #93
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For comparison...

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Old March 16th, 2007, 08:37 PM   #94
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No, it's not. That is propably just the 750 meters version stretched to 1,200 meters, so basically it is almost half of what is shown in there.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #95
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Surely we need a new category to describe a structure like this?

I mean, when you compare it to the Empire State Building or Taipei 101 then "supertall" isn't really good enough anymore...

What about "hypertall" or "star-scraper"? A building this size could contain hundreds of thousands of people, and literally miles of cables, piping and electrics - almost like a city within a building.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 09:44 PM   #96
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how the heck do you get any worker to go that high up to build this thing? and how the heck do the residents breathe at floor number 200 with almost no oxygen?
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Old March 16th, 2007, 10:38 PM   #97
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well i had originally put up the article in the building's thread in the uae section...its from meed.com but u need a membership:

http://www.meed.com/nav?page=meed.ne...r=CONSTRUCTION

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Old March 16th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #98
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That was from an subscription based bulletin, but those news hit the free accessible media some days later.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #99
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Anyone remember my april fools thing last year where I increased the sections on al burj from 7 to 10 and said it was around this height? Well here's the height and here's a published, unmodified render (check the number of sections)



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Old March 17th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #100
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can you imagine NYC with this 1200 m (with pinnacle) tower?

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