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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:44 AM   #1
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Kuwait:1001m,Next WTB?

another challenger for burj dubai's title of wtb


The tower is planned at 1km high and is located in Kuwait. It is to be designed by British Architectural firm Eric Kuhne & Associates. Here is the article:

LONDON OFFICE TO SMASH RECORD

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A British practice is set to amaze the international architectural community by unveiling plans for the world's tallest building, the AJ can exclusively reveal.

London-based Eric Kuhne & Associates is in secret highlevel talks with senior Kuwaiti government officials about plans for a tower over 1km high in the Middle Eastern country.

The next highest building in the pipeline is the Burj Dubai, SOM's tower, which is currently under construction.

Its height is a closely guarded secret, but it is thought it will be between 700m and 800m when completed in 2008.

According to Kuhne, his 1,001m-tall tower will form the centrepiece of the new Madinat al Hareer, which translates as 'City of Silk', forming a 'surrogate capital for the Middle East' to house 700,000 people. The architect claims constructing the city – including four ports – would cost US

150 billion (£86 billion) and take 25 years.

The tower would blow apart current world records.

The tallest building is currently Taipei 101 in Taiwan, a relatively meagre 509m.

Details of the designs of Kuhne's building are shrouded in secrecy, but the AJ has learned that it will take literal inspiration from the Arabic vernacular, and will 'operate on the principle of seven vertical villages stretching into the sky'.

Assuming its floors are a standard 4m high, the building would have some 250 storeys.

The concept for the new city, Kuhne told the government decision-makers, will combine Arabic philosophy, culture and politics for the first time, to attract interest from across the region. It is hoped that the proposals, when complete, will enable Kuwait to bid for the Olympic Games.

Kuhne, the designer of the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent – the largest shopping centre in Europe – is known to like excessive projects. His £350 million proposals for three towers in Jersey attracted local opposition for being 'vastly out of scale' with their surroundings ( ajplus 18.08.05).

Arup director Bob Lang said: 'The issues with buildings of this height now are the same as they were at the turn of the last century – how you move people up and down and how strong your materials are. If these criteria are fulfilled then there's no reason why you can't build super-high.'


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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:47 AM   #2
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"Assuming its floors are a standard 4m high, the building would have some 250 storeys. 1,001m-tall tower "
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Old December 9th, 2005, 02:04 AM   #3
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Old December 9th, 2005, 02:13 AM   #4
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no renderings yet...probably hasn't even been designed yet.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 02:15 AM   #5
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Oh my God i hope this is true
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Old December 9th, 2005, 02:18 AM   #6
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700,000 peeps, This is no ordinary tower, it is similar to the visions of tokyo for constructing a 'city within a city', 25 years seems a bit too long by that time new construction innovations would definately have taken place, and kuwait would be sitting on a 150b white elephant.

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any render ??? for when???
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I doubt. But will always be happy to be surprised. Al Burj or Burj Dubai (L_spire) could still go over 1000m. But very intresting.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 02:24 AM   #9
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700,000 people will be living in the city they are going to build , this 1001 meter tower will be constructed in this city
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Old December 9th, 2005, 02:25 AM   #10
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700,000 peeps, This is no ordinary tower, it is similar to the visions of tokyo for constructing a 'city within a city', 25 years seems a bit too long by that time new construction innovations would definately have taken place, and kuwait would be sitting on a 150b white elephant.

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25 years is what it would take to complete the entire project which would include a new city, and 4 new ports, while the tower would sit at the city centre.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 02:30 AM   #11
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hope this is true
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Old December 9th, 2005, 03:26 AM   #12
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1001m. Suffice to say:
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This does sound more like a vision than a real proposal, though...
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Old December 9th, 2005, 03:54 AM   #13
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i think that kuwait doesn´t hava enough peolple to fill those boiuldings, 750.000 peeps is too much
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Old December 9th, 2005, 04:00 AM   #14
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Amazing news. But its not approved yet, so dont hold your breath.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 04:01 AM   #15
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they just have to move the people from the current city to the new city
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Old December 9th, 2005, 04:16 AM   #16
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Now Kuwait has climbed on the Dubai-bandwagon? Ridiculous... Gosh, that's building as tall as Table Mountain :0
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Old December 9th, 2005, 04:36 AM   #17
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Quote:
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they just have to move the people from the current city to the new city
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Old December 9th, 2005, 12:57 PM   #19
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wouldn't be surprised if something like this happens in kuwait
they're booming like crazy and have loads of projects going on

we at least should not consider this as bullshit
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agree
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