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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:44 AM   #1
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New World's Tallest In Kuwait ?

I wonder, why this hasn't been posted yet - article originally posted by finn

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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

By Rob Sharp
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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, 01:45 AM   #2
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to late i just created a thread 2 mins ago,lol
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:45 AM   #3
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I Love this shit.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:45 AM   #4
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This is the third thread!
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:46 AM   #5
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to late i just created a thread 2 mins ago,lol

no, we posted it at the same time (see time)
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:49 AM   #6
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whats next? a two kilometre tower?
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:53 AM   #7
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Whatever it is Keep it coming!!!, Damnnnnnn It sounds mythical almost by just reading the description.

I guess the Kuwaitis are upset with Dubai's progress BUT

HOW MANY OF U WANT TO BET SAUDI ARABIA THE GRAND DADDY WILL COME UP WITH SOMETHING EVEN MORE RIDCULOUS??
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:54 AM   #8
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I won't believe it until I see a render.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:55 AM   #9
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I bet burj dubai will grow 200m over night if this is true
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:56 AM   #10
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woah

25 YEARS?!!!!!
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:56 AM   #11
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I hardly don't believe this will be built by 2008
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:57 AM   #12
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As I said in the london thread. 150 billion $$$?

You can build burj dubai 187.5 times with this money
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:57 AM   #13
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its in regard to burj dubai,not the kuwait tower
"Its height is a closely guarded secret, but it is thought it will be between 700m and 800m when completed in 2008"
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Old December 9th, 2005, 01:59 AM   #14
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if this proposal is serious, then burj dubai has no chance.

it will be a battle between Al Burj and this one
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As I said in the london thread. 150 billion $$$?

You can build burj dubai 187.5 times with this money

I think if you were to consider all construction projects running in Dubai right now it amounts to 200 billion (UC/Plan etc.), So 150 billion for a city of 700,000 out of scratch isn't out of the ordinary especially the kind of boom we have been seeing in the mid east.

By the way i think the whole Burj Complex amounts to 3-5 billion. The Building, Mall and surronding areas.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 02:17 AM   #16
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The current tallest in kuwait isn't even 200m tall. There is a 70 storey tower under construction though right now. That would be an incredible jump in height. I believe it, when I see it.
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Old December 9th, 2005, 02:18 AM   #17
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any render ????
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Old December 9th, 2005, 02:23 AM   #18
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obviously not. the article says, the design is a secret
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Won't be for months untill we get a chance to see what is planned.

But whatever it is i'm sure to Jizz my pants.

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Old December 9th, 2005, 03:31 AM   #20
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I won't believe it until I see a render.
No Malec, it is I won't believe it until I see they start building....LOL
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