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Old March 30th, 2006, 05:30 PM   #81
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This development is an absolute joke. I think it looks wonderful, absolutely amazing but its a catastrophe for the environment. A massive new skyscraper and city being built in the Middle of the desert? Its just like Dubai - completely and utterly unsustainable and the only reason why it can be built is oil wealth. The end of the oil age can't come soon enough... the only question is whether the end of humanity will come first due to runaway climate change.

Humanities logic when temperatures increase will be to spend more money on air conditioning, further adding to the positive feedback loops that will rape our planet.

Very seductive but ultimately, a ridiculous 'me too' idea. And it doesn't look Arabic either!
Arabs shouldn't be allowed to have air contition?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 05:32 PM   #82
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Good stuff but 20 plus years?? By then Dubai's Al Burj woulda taken over the WTB title
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Old March 30th, 2006, 05:52 PM   #83
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Old March 30th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #84
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Well, the drawings are quite clear: this is suppose to be a hypertall. It looks great, but this isn't the first time in history a mega-structure is proposed. From that point of view i am skeptical, but this is nevertheless great news.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 07:00 PM   #85
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But why are getting closer and closer to the height of a vision. I think that it takes very short time to get a skyscraper over the 1000 meters.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 07:09 PM   #86
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If you're using a spire, yes. But 25 years of construction? Who is going to finance this kind of a project that will take so long to finish?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 07:23 PM   #87
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I do not mean the Fordman Spire. I mean all skyscrapers all around the world.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 08:00 PM   #88
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If you're using a spire, yes. But 25 years of construction? Who is going to finance this kind of a project that will take so long to finish?

who said the tower will take 25 years to be constructed?
even if so, i guess govt of kuwait is going to finance it if it will be built.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 09:35 PM   #89
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If you're using a spire, yes. But 25 years of construction? Who is going to finance this kind of a project that will take so long to finish?
The City of Silk will take 25 years to build not the tower. The first phase of the project will take 5-7 years to complete!
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Old March 30th, 2006, 09:45 PM   #90
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Yeah I know. I said "Who is going to finance this kind of a project" meaning the entire "city" project which includes this enormous tower.

As for the spire comment, I meant I think we'll break the 1000m range with a large spire and not a roof height at 1000 m.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 09:59 PM   #91
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Yeah I know. I said "Who is going to finance this kind of a project" meaning the entire "city" project which includes this enormous tower.

As for the spire comment, I meant I think we'll break the 1000m range with a large spire and not a roof height at 1000 m.
Yeah but i didn't say that solely due to what you wrote but also due to the comment made earlier by Krazy.
This will probably be financed by the public shareholding companies which will be setup this year. These companies will be owned by the kuwaiti government, the private sector and the public through IPOs.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 11:15 AM   #92
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Wonderful project
it's connected with Kuwait city ( capital of Kuwait ) by a bridge

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Old April 1st, 2006, 12:53 PM   #93
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this will be one hell of a project
i'm sure this central tower will be one hell of a building

let's see if they really push it to 1km
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Old April 1st, 2006, 02:22 PM   #94
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Old April 1st, 2006, 03:25 PM   #95
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Should i tell you what this is?


This is a reason for me to go two times to Kuwait. First visit will be during the construction. The second visit after the tower is completed.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 07:52 PM   #96
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When I first saw the rendering it looked almost the same as the Burj Dubai, to me. But after viewing a flyby video rendering I can see it has less lobes, that are more curved, as well as the "fringes" at the top of each setback.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 07:56 PM   #97
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This must be inspired by the city of Paris. Id say these guys got a great visison! Go Kuwait!
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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:07 PM   #98
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It is a beautyful tower but how realistic is it?
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Old April 1st, 2006, 08:53 PM   #99
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It is a beautyful tower but how realistic is it?
Well as far as I know the City of Silk project has been approved. So I guess we have to be patient and wait for it to be built
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Old April 1st, 2006, 09:23 PM   #100
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Very nice, but the layout is too similar to Burj Dubai.
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