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Old April 12th, 2006, 04:11 PM   #441
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^ there is a limit for concrete to set.basically a floor every 5-6 days or 5 floors per month.
but a couple of years ago in Atlanta, a 40storey/146m condo was built in 44 days! the construction was "tunnel form technique". they poured a floor everyday. when it was setting, the plumbers and electrics moved in at night. it was like a military style exercise.-
thus ths would be fastest skyscraper ever built!!
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http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=135847

the fastest 1000ft skyscraper was Bof America also in Atlanta!
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of...Plaza_(Atlanta)
You forgot the ESB. Start of excavation was January 22 1930, and official opening was May 1 1931. That's even better, compared to the height. At least if steel counts.

That is pretty damn impressive, considering it's 75 years ago (Reminds me: it will soon have it's anniversary).
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Old April 13th, 2006, 12:22 PM   #442
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One of the fastest growing is infamously the Empire State Building.
I think it took 13 months to rise to it's 90ish floors (though the top 10 floors are more a spire). But that's steel - so there's no waiting for concrete to set.
There's an excellent book on the subject chronicling the battle between this building and the Chrysler building along with a 3rd building built just prior to Chrysler - bank of Manhattan or something... can't remember the books name. Is a really good read.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 03:03 PM   #443
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Offtopic, I know, but there was one last contender, halted before it reached it's final height of 400m: the MetLife North Building:

ahhhh... I love that drawing
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Old April 13th, 2006, 03:56 PM   #444
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That building looks like an erect *****.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 03:59 PM   #445
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rofl, it does too..
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Old April 13th, 2006, 04:15 PM   #446
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Old April 13th, 2006, 04:26 PM   #447
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That building looks like an erect *****.
Like most of the skyscrapers anyways.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 08:14 PM   #448
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That building looks like an erect *****.
yeah!! exactly.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 09:36 PM   #449
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Dubai's Emaar says Q1 profit up but revenue down


Chairman of Emaar projects Mohammad Ali al-Abbar

DUBAI (AFP) - Dubai-based Emaar properties, which is building the world's tallest skyscraper, said its first quarter net profit grew 14 percent but revenue fell 21 percent compared with the period one year ago.

Emaar, considered the world's largest property company in terms of market capitalization, said its net profit in the first quarter reached 1.5 billion dirhams (415 million dollars), a 14 percent growth over the 1.32 billion dirhams (363 million dollars) in the same period in 2005.

The publicly listed company, which is majority controlled by the government in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, however, said its revenue in the first quarter fell by 21 percent to 2.2 billion dirhams (613 million dollars) compared with the 2.8 billion dirhams (777 million dollars) it reported in the year-ago period.

It gave no explanation for the decline.

There has been concern among some analysts and investors in recent months that the company, which has been a driving force behind the Dubai building boom, may be getting ahead of itself and risks not finding enough customers for its projects.

Emaar, which reported a record 180 percent increase in annual profits in 2005, said it has committed 4.2 billion dollars this year for real estate investments in Saudi Arabia, India, Morocco and other foreign countries.

It will also spend 680 million dollars to build schools and hospitals in the United Arab Emirates, the seven-emirate federation that includes Dubai.

The company said work on its Burj Dubai development site was progressing "at a phenomenal rate."

"The second quarter of 2006 sees the handover of 'The Residences' to homeowners as well as the launch of more towers within the development," it said.

The 500-acre (202-hectare) residential and business complex in Dubai's centre will include the world's tallest tower when completed in 2008.

Emaar said the tower stood at 40 storeys as of Thursday and that one floor was being added each week.

It has been hesitant to say how tall the tower will be for fear of competition, but it is expected to stand some 800 metres (2,500 feet) high.


The company made no mention of a riot on March 21 by some 2,500 labourers at the Burj Dubai site protesting work conditions. Cars were smashed and equipment destroyed at the time, causing damage estimated at one million dollars.

It had issued a terse statement on March 23 saying that work on the tower was uninterrupted.
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Old April 13th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #450
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So BD will break the 150m height probably early next week!
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Old April 14th, 2006, 12:56 AM   #451
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The list is missing the recently completed 245 m Al Fattan Twin Towers in Dubai Marina.
Thanks, I'll post it again with some updates when BD starts getting close to 200 meters.
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Old April 14th, 2006, 04:23 AM   #452
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Has this model been seen yet?

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Old April 14th, 2006, 05:46 AM   #453
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It sickens me that the funding to build that tower is all oil money.
When the oil runs dry, that city will die.
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Old April 14th, 2006, 06:34 AM   #454
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Old April 14th, 2006, 08:25 AM   #455
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It sickens me that the funding to build that tower is all oil money.
When the oil runs dry, that city will die.
Haha.....



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Has this model been seen yet?

No, that looks really nice. I really can't wait to see this building gleaming in the desert sun. It's gonna turn out to be really beautiful and elegant.
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Old April 14th, 2006, 09:35 AM   #456
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It sickens me that the funding to build that tower is all oil money.
When the oil runs dry, that city will die.
such sick person will really die soon....
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Old April 14th, 2006, 11:48 AM   #457
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It sickens me that the funding to build that tower is all oil money.
When the oil runs dry, that city will die.

The less oil, the more money for them, you stupid...
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Old April 14th, 2006, 12:45 PM   #458
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Oil contributes 6% of Dubai's GDP (more for the whole UAE)
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Old April 14th, 2006, 01:07 PM   #459
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It sickens me that the funding to build that tower is all oil money.
When the oil runs dry, that city will die.
The first to die when oil runs out, it will be your country's FAKE & bancroupt economy.
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Old April 14th, 2006, 01:13 PM   #460
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It sickens me that the funding to build that tower is all oil money.
When the oil runs dry, that city will die.
Sigh..

It really frightens me to see how many ignorant people there are in the world..
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