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Old March 29th, 2006, 09:46 AM   #101
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It's not U/C yet though
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:49 AM   #102
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As done previously with a different tower, comparrison with the world's current tallest:




Now waiting for someone to draw a good SSP diagram of this one
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:51 AM   #103
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Why didnt they just make this taller then taipei 101? It would be so cool then dubai will have the 3 tallest building on planet.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:53 AM   #104
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There's not much point. Who cares what number it is in some list, the fact is this building looks great and that's what matters the most.

By then, Fordham spire, freedom tower and the moscow tower will be under construction which would have been taller anyway
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Old March 30th, 2006, 03:25 AM   #105
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are there any planes that fly in dubai?! i mean, they seem to have no height restrictions. at all. here in miami it seems as if we need clerance by 50 different approval boards before we stand up. i like dubai. heh.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 08:25 AM   #106
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there are 112 different airlines flying into Dubai and the airport is about 6km from this site
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Old March 30th, 2006, 08:28 AM   #107
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you could be waiting a while for a drawing of this, I mean there isset even a thread about a 480m tower over there but hunderds of "show us your city stadiums " and " wow a 15story new tower for Buffalo" crap. Nevermind at least Emporis is keeping pace with the tower announcements
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Old March 30th, 2006, 09:00 AM   #108
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look at that render again... this building has what? a third the usable floor space as the sears tower? i thought the point of skyscrapers is to use the most of your land not just stick a pole in the gound with one office at the top.
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Old March 30th, 2006, 11:19 AM   #109
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are there any planes that fly in dubai?! i mean, they seem to have no height restrictions. at all. here in miami it seems as if we need clerance by 50 different approval boards before we stand up. i like dubai. heh.
Yes there are and in fact height restrictions but this place is far away from the airport. There was supposed to be a project (park square) with huge towers in an area near the airport and details were supposed to be released last year and towers were supposed to be U/C already. We suspect it was cancelled because the height regulations were revamped and this area was really badly affected

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look at that render again... this building has what? a third the usable floor space as the sears tower? i thought the point of skyscrapers is to use the most of your land not just stick a pole in the gound with one office at the top.
I was also wondering about that. Usually in Dubai these tall towers are residential so it's easier to go taller since you don't have as many elevators wasting space. I don't know how this'll work though. The top 30 or so floors will be apartments and a hotel so there won't be a need for loads of lifts servicing the top. Maybe this'll help, I dunno.


SA Boy, there is a thread about it over on SSP already (because I created one )
I've requested a diagram for this so Nightsky or Raptor might do one
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:02 PM   #110
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look at that render again... this building has what? a third the usable floor space as the sears tower? i thought the point of skyscrapers is to use the most of your land not just stick a pole in the gound with one office at the top.
Well you know, in Dubai the natural floor is totally composed of sand, so basicly it is not very useful. That is why a building is better.
And if you have a look at the number of Dubai projects, there are so much of them that they may dare doing one or two crazy towers
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:23 PM   #111
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That's the thing though. Usually developers like Emaar or Nakheel can afford to build a huge tower that probably won't make a lot of money but they then get publicity and can also charge extra for having something like burj dubai in the view of your apartment. This is built by a not-so-large developer ( www.fortunegroup.ae/ ) who only have a few towers in Dubai
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Old March 30th, 2006, 02:30 PM   #112
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What I'd like to know is about Nakheel and Emaar benefits. Do you know where I can find that ?
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Old March 30th, 2006, 04:27 PM   #113
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emaar profit 2005:

Emaar earlier announced record annual profits of AED 4.731 billion for the year ended December 31, 2005. This corresponds to a net profit increase of 180 per cent. Net profit for fiscal 2004 was AED 1.691 billion. Property revenues increased by AED 3.113 billion or 59 per cent to AED 8.361 billion for the year ended 31 December 2005, as compared to AED 5.248 billion for the year 2004. Significantly, the Earnings Per Share increased to AED 0.85 per share for the year 2005 from AED 0.33 per share for the year 2004.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 02:55 AM   #114
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Goddamn....
And what about Nakheel's ?

Thanks by the way...
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Old March 31st, 2006, 03:43 AM   #115
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If this is really starting construction, this will be my #1 skyscraper.

It looks completely amazing.. seems to be taller than tapei 101 (without the crazy spire/observation deck).

looks like something out of lord of the rings.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 03:47 AM   #116
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Quote:
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If this is really starting construction, this will be my #1 skyscraper.
It is.

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It looks completely amazing.. seems to be taller than tapei 101 (without the crazy spire/observation deck).
Tough. It is not.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 11:49 AM   #117
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Does Dubai need so many stories?
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Old March 31st, 2006, 02:38 PM   #118
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Of course not^.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 02:39 PM   #119
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it does.
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Old March 31st, 2006, 02:46 PM   #120
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