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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:31 PM   #4721
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 11:35 PM   #4722
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I'm sorry if this has already been brought up, but I need to ask: What material will the spire and crescent at the top be made of? Will it be coated in gold? Is any gold used at all? At the very least I hope it's an incredibly shiny material so that the building stands out even more from its surroundings
All we know is that it is covered with Italian mosaic titles, 13,000 of which are made from real gold + 700,000 LED lights will also be integrated into the composite cladding to light up the clock face by night.

Check the german company site http://www.pct.ae/composite_projects.php?project=1
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 12:31 AM   #4723
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the link is really helpful and informative , thanks .
http://www.pct.ae/composite_projects.php?project=1
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 01:16 AM   #4724
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All we know is that it is covered with Italian mosaic titles, 13,000 of which are made from real gold + 700,000 LED lights will also be integrated into the composite cladding to light up the clock face by night.

Check the german company site http://www.pct.ae/composite_projects.php?project=1
are you talking about the spire or the clock? cos i think selvovic was asking about the spire.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 02:49 AM   #4725
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I am really happy and proud that you all like this project now.

I remember when I joined this thread and updated the details of this project about the new heights, no one believed me and asked for proves then I updated this thread and posted first picture for the clock, most comments here were YUK. out of the scale !!!!!!!!!!!

Now after posting the details of the clock and the new height, you all are happy and like it now even without asking for proves for the new height.

first of all, thanks for the trust and secondly I am really proud to be the source for the details of this great project. thanks guys
I was one of the people that hated the clock. Now it looks extremely gorgeous. The renders don't do the real building justice.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 03:31 AM   #4726
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 06:59 AM   #4727
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great update "IBIB"
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 01:30 PM   #4728
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I am really happy and proud that you all like this project now.

I remember when I joined this thread and updated the details of this project about the new heights, no one believed me and asked for proves then I updated this thread and posted first picture for the clock, most comments here were YUK. out of the scale !!!!!!!!!!!

Now after posting the details of the clock and the new height, you all are happy and like it now even without asking for proves for the new height.

first of all, thanks for the trust and secondly I am really proud to be the source for the details of this great project. thanks guys

Are you joking? It looks vile, out of proportion, an absolute gimmick. Big gold clock? It seems to be a celebration of money and not a celebration of architecture at all. It's textbook bad taste, so hardly something to be proud of.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 01:57 PM   #4729
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Are you joking? It looks vile, out of proportion, an absolute gimmick. Big gold clock? It seems to be a celebration of money and not a celebration of architecture at all. It's textbook bad taste, so hardly something to be proud of.
You don't like it, but many love it. My friend was proud that people liked the project and that he was a source of info. You are writing as if he forced you to be proud
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 02:04 PM   #4730
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great update "IBIB"
It's ibib, not capitalized
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 02:16 PM   #4731
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why ur name is difficult for me why why ..??

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 08:40 PM   #4732
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I am really happy and proud that you all like this project now.

I remember when I joined this thread and updated the details of this project about the new heights, no one believed me and asked for proves then I updated this thread and posted first picture for the clock, most comments here were YUK. out of the scale !!!!!!!!!!!

Now after posting the details of the clock and the new height, you all are happy and like it now even without asking for proves for the new height.

first of all, thanks for the trust and secondly I am really proud to be the source for the details of this great project. thanks guys
Kudos to you for the regular updates and info.
It's a most awesome project.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 03:51 AM   #4733
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wait till shanghai tower rises above street level. then you will see real 632m, no spire, clocks, antennas, crescents or whatever decoration today's supertall have.
Not really. Shanghai Tower is only like 1830~ft. to the roof. 2073ft. is to the spire. Of all the new megatalls coming up, I think that the most "real" roof height would be Golden Finnance 117 in Tianjin which rises 1959ft. and has a sort of atrium in the top. But even that cheats a little.
They all cheat, think about it,
Pingan IFC: big spire
Shanghai tower: spire incorporated into the building design
Abraj al Bait Towers: big spire and crescent
China 117: rooftop crown
Barwa Tower: huge crown incorporated in the building
Dynamix Balwas Tower: huge spire
1 World Trade Center: huge spire
Pentominium: small crown/spire
Qatar National Bank Headquarters: rooftop spire
Federation Towers: enormous spire
That pretty much covers all u/c megatalls in the world, and in truth they all cheat somewhat.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 06:25 AM   #4734
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Hong Kong ICC
GZ West Tower

These both have no spire
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Old July 24th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #4735
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Not really. Shanghai Tower is only like 1830~ft. to the roof. 2073ft. is to the spire. Of all the new megatalls coming up, I think that the most "real" roof height would be Golden Finnance 117 in Tianjin which rises 1959ft. and has a sort of atrium in the top. But even that cheats a little.

yes, but the shanghai doesn't have an actual spire so it will look its true hight.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 11:43 AM   #4736
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and none of this has anything to do with making money...right ?

you will know what's the time : )

This may come across as sarcastic.....but I really mean if we can all live together in this small world I will be very happy.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #4737
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and none of this has anything to do with making money...right ?

you will know what's the time : )

This may come across as sarcastic.....but I really mean if we can all live together in this small world I will be very happy.
all the money earned goes to the matinance of the holy mosque
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Old July 24th, 2010, 12:27 PM   #4738
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its too thick to be called a spear.. i think there will be a lot of speakers on stuff on it. & the crescent is probably the only spear there ?

plus there is an observation deck right under the crescent which doesn't make it a spear, "who ever heard of an observation deck on top of a spear anyway?"

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Old July 24th, 2010, 02:24 PM   #4739
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Not really. Shanghai Tower is only like 1830~ft. to the roof. 2073ft. is to the spire. Of all the new megatalls coming up, I think that the most "real" roof height would be Golden Finnance 117 in Tianjin which rises 1959ft. and has a sort of atrium in the top. But even that cheats a little.
They all cheat, think about it,
Pingan IFC: big spire
Shanghai tower: spire incorporated into the building design
Abraj al Bait Towers: big spire and crescent
China 117: rooftop crown
Barwa Tower: huge crown incorporated in the building
Dynamix Balwas Tower: huge spire
1 World Trade Center: huge spire
Pentominium: small crown/spire
Qatar National Bank Headquarters: rooftop spire
Federation Towers: enormous spire
That pretty much covers all u/c megatalls in the world, and in truth they all cheat somewhat.
i know what you mean, but as Eastern37 correctly stated, ST will have an integrated crown which will appear to be a full part of the building. of course many towers "cheat" their way up, but on the other side there are perfectly good examples of real height:

- ICC, HK
- 2 IFC, HK
- SWFC, shanghai
- west tower, guangzhou
- china WTC III, beijing
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sorry for going OT.
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Old July 24th, 2010, 02:30 PM   #4740
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Actually SWFC's elevated observation deck could be seen as cheating, too.
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