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Old December 10th, 2005, 01:01 AM   #41
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they have no history with highrises...because theres no need.
actually kuwait has numerous highrises, and several towers up to 70 floors u/c now
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Old December 10th, 2005, 05:36 PM   #42
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so many 1000M+ buildings in 1 day!
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Old December 10th, 2005, 05:50 PM   #43
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from the Kuwait thread:
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Reading the article, there were 2 things that made me realize that this project will NOT happen in Kuwait, but in Dubai instead:

1) City of Silk is planned to be part of Dubai Land. I remember seeing it in the 2003 presentation of the project.
2) Dubai officials have talked earlier this year about their intention to host the 2016 olympics.

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Old December 10th, 2005, 05:54 PM   #44
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from the Kuwait thread:
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Reading the article, there were 2 things that made me realize that this project will NOT happen in Kuwait, but in Dubai instead:

1) City of Silk is planned to be part of Dubai Land. I remember seeing it in the 2003 presentation of the project.
2) Dubai officials have talked earlier this year about their intention to host the 2016 olympics.

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They just got some competition buddy.
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Old December 10th, 2005, 05:57 PM   #45
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Old December 10th, 2005, 06:31 PM   #46
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I bet burj dubai will grow 200m over night if this is true
LOL i love this one !!!!!!!!!!
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Old December 10th, 2005, 06:59 PM   #47
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There will only be 1001m towers in the next 10 years if Burj Dubai makes it to 900 or 1000m. Becuase Nakeel wont push there tower further than they need to. As for projects our side dubai fat chance. Dubai has the money resources and will to out do everyone else assuming these things go up. And i highly highly doubt they will.

I think in ten years dubai will have the top three mabey five tallest buildings in the world as there is a small chance anything outside dubai will go above 650m.
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Old December 10th, 2005, 08:30 PM   #48
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woah

25 YEARS?!!!!!
Finished in 2030
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Old December 10th, 2005, 08:53 PM   #49
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Finished in 2030
Yep just the year when dubai run out of oil
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Old December 10th, 2005, 11:09 PM   #50
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I feel sorry for the person who must clean all the windows...
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Old December 11th, 2005, 02:23 AM   #51
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Kuwait planning sky-high tower
Kilometre-tall super-highrise would dwarf all existing and planned buildings

Published: Saturday, December 10, 2005

The CN Tower, its status as the world's tallest building already on borrowed time, now faces a truly humbling future in which a Kuwait skyscraper will rise to nearly twice the height of Canada's No. 1 architectural landmark.

The British publication Architects' Journal has revealed plans by the Kuwaiti government to construct a 250-storey, 1,001-metre-tall building at the centre of a new city in the Middle East kingdom.

The kilometre-high structure would anchor the planned community of Madinat al Hareer, a proposed 700,000-resident "City of Silk" that Kuwait is reportedly developing as an economic and tourist hub in the tiny desert nation best known as the victim of the 1990 Iraqi invasion that sparked the Persian Gulf War.

No drawings of the proposed mega-development have been released.

But, the plan was disclosed by American-born architect Eric Kuhne, who said his London-based firm is working with Kuwaiti officials to blueprint the record-smashing structure.

The controversial Kuhne, whose Bluewater shopping centre east of London is Europe's largest retail complex, described Kuwait's proposed super-highrise and surrounding city as "the manifestation of 2,000 years of Arabic heritage."

The 553-metre-tall Toronto tower, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next year, is facing an imminent end to its reign as the world's greatest vertical megaproject.

Not far from Kuwait on the Arabian Peninsula, the Burj Dubai is under construction in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. It is expected to reach 705 metres by the time it's finished in 2008.

A 558-metre building in Jakarta, Indonesia, is also scheduled for completion in 2009.

Taiwan's Taipei 101 skyscraper, at 508 metres, is currently the world's tallest office tower.

The CN Tower, officially opened to the public on June 26, 1976, is widely described as the world's tallest free-standing structure.

But all of the planet's existing buildings would be dwarfed by the planned Kuwaiti building. Kuhne said the new city and its central skyscraper would cost more than $150 million Cdn and take 25 years to build.

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Old December 11th, 2005, 02:26 AM   #52
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The whole development would take 25 years to build. I wonder if the tower would be built at the start or near the end.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 02:38 AM   #53
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Yep just the year when dubai run out of oil

which does not have an impact at all and this is a kuwait thread.
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Old December 11th, 2005, 02:38 AM   #54
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the project still on blue print i think we need to wait for the complete project plan , i hope this projct dont end up as a vision
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Old December 11th, 2005, 02:43 AM   #55
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If this tower is topped out in say, 2020 then all is good. It'll also give burj dubai 10 years of being the WTB, which it deserves judging by its design. Hopefully, they'll hire world class architects to design this one too and make it the best tower in the world
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Old December 11th, 2005, 02:55 AM   #56
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i dont think the tower need 25 years to be completed ,that just to much
if it really will take 25 years i think it will be just a west of money it will be better if they find another project to profit from ,25 years for construction and another 10 or more years to make up for there losses that mean it need them 50 years befor they make any profit
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Old December 11th, 2005, 09:07 AM   #57
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http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn8445
http://www.d-silence.com/headlines/1...yscraper/22109
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/...icle331975.ece
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/st...ectID=10359215
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Old December 11th, 2005, 09:20 AM   #58
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Old December 11th, 2005, 09:55 AM   #59
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The news reports are all so un-informed and dont mention that BD could reach 1000m. Al Burj will rise from 1000m to 1300m in a day.
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