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Old April 16th, 2006, 02:29 PM   #221
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well we will talk when this burj is finished.. I dont see a 1 kilometer high tower, sorry.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 10:45 AM   #222
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Good news

according to this link http://www.madinat-al-hareer.com
the project will launch on the 1st of May 2006
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Old April 25th, 2006, 03:04 PM   #223
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Sorry... Maybe they Will lunch The madinat Al-Hareer Website in the 1st Of may
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Old August 18th, 2006, 04:53 AM   #224
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Atkins wins tallest tower in the world

Atkins has been appointed structural engineer on what is set to become the tallest tower in the world and at one kilometre tall would eclipse the Burj Dubai.
The 250-storey Mubarak Tower in Kuwait would be almost twice the size of the world’s current tallest building Taipei 101 in Taiwan. The record-breaking structure will form the centrepiece of the US $150 billion (KD43.3 billion) Madinat al Hareer, or ‘City of Silk’.

Architects at Kuhne and Associates are behind the designs for the tower and the city development, which will be built over 25 years.
“Everything has been unanimously endorsed the Emir of Kuwait and prime minister have backed
the project
,” said a spokesperson at Eric Kuhne and Associates.
“We’re just waiting on final approval and for a planning committee to be formally set up to front the project.”

According to Mike Otlet, director and head of structures at Atkins, the tower would form ‘a complete city in the sky’, and would be made up of offices, apartments, a school, a medical centre, and possibly a mosque. “The tower will be built in three blocks linked together, which will give us more flexibility in terms of the lifts,” he said.
“We’re working with lift specialists on how we can develop and install larger lifts. We’re also exploring the wind force measures that would be needed for a structure of 1,001 metres.

” The City of Silk, described as ‘the new Manhattan’, will cover a 250km2 site in Subiya, Northern Kuwait transforming the area into a hub for up to 700,000 people.
The project will create a major new city at the gateway to the famous Silk Route across central Asia, and will be linked to Kuwait City by a new bridge the Jabir Al Kabir.

Significant new infrastructure, including a new seaport, railway and an international airport will be built to support the development. Construction is expected to start in September. “Kuwait is a low energy city, so we will have to look into this and other environmental aspects,” added Otlet. “We’re confident we’ll get final approval from the Kuwaiti government. It’s a long process because at the moment nobody can buy land or accommodation unless they’re a Kuwaiti resident. So the parliamentary rules on development will need to be changed.”

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Old August 18th, 2006, 05:21 AM   #225
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you can fit the city of kuwait in this one tower.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 09:49 AM   #226
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sounds sooo awesome.

but still a long way from start...
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Old August 18th, 2006, 01:00 PM   #227
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Great news.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 01:03 PM   #228
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Some of the replies are funny. I just saw this topic. Dont know why I missed it before. Maybe I hadnt registered to the forums at that time. Anyways

The tower does look a bit ungly but it is indeed not similar to the BD. The Burj is slick and this tower is bulky. The design seems to be the opposite of the burj since its major parts have their edge extending outwards and the burj's just join the main building stem.

I believe this project will go on and be built and Dubai will be facing some serious competition.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 01:33 PM   #229
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Wow. Congrats. Just to think, were proposing structures like this in 2006. I wonder how high we will be going in the next 20 years.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 01:38 PM   #230
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that are news we want to hear
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Old August 18th, 2006, 04:47 PM   #231
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whats next? a two kilometre tower?
well i cant tell you about a 2 km but kuwait has a vision of jaber tower 1815m long this is the thread http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=381615
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Old August 18th, 2006, 07:49 PM   #232
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how tall is the Chance that they'll build it? in my opinion directly zero!
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Old August 18th, 2006, 11:40 PM   #233
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This freekin thing may very well scrape the sky if is indeed built . Don't think it will happen though, but you just never know these days.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #234
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This is just getting silly now...

Who & whatever next?

Its a white elephant if you ask me.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 07:25 PM   #235
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White Elephant?
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Old August 20th, 2006, 07:28 PM   #236
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This is just getting silly now...
How is this silly?
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Old August 20th, 2006, 07:51 PM   #237
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I want to see a taller skyscraper than Burj Dubai.
I don`t care where it is build.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 08:05 PM   #238
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does anyone believe that this one gets built? I guess this buildings has the capecity of at least 500-700 normal skyscrapers and Kuwait doesn't need that! No city needs such a thing!
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