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Old October 21st, 2009, 11:16 PM   #281
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Will this be build or not?
Probably not. The entire "silk city" seems too good to be true.
I mean, do you actually think that THIS will be built? Even Dubai looks poor compared to this!

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Old November 1st, 2009, 01:30 PM   #282
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I reckon it can be done
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 06:33 AM   #283
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Nothing is impossible, I trust our Kuwaiti fellows can do much more than that!!
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Old November 4th, 2009, 05:13 AM   #284
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If in 20 years Dubai can go from

This (1990):



to THIS (2009):

[img]http://i27.************/1zouae9.jpg[/img]





Yes, it can be done.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #285
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Whoa that is an awesome Dubai transformation
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Old November 4th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #286
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What does this thread have to do with Dubai?
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Old November 5th, 2009, 06:27 AM   #287
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What does this thread have to do with Dubai?

Just saying, it is possible to "build" a whole city from scratch---with the right people on your side and enough $$$
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Old November 5th, 2009, 03:45 PM   #288
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But... apart from what you're saying, is there any news about the approval [and maybe the start of construction] for this tower?
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Old December 10th, 2009, 05:03 PM   #289
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ahhh Dubai. Let's review how successful that is turning out... not so much!
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Old December 10th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #290
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ahhh Dubai. Let's review how successful that is turning out... not so much!
That "City of Silk" day dreaming is much more insane than Dubai is now...

And the world have changed, I doubt we will have a "real estate isteria" like we had in the last 10 years.

It will recover, but it will never be like it was. (just like the "dot com" or other bubbles)

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Old December 11th, 2009, 04:29 AM   #291
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ahhh Dubai. Let's review how successful that is turning out... not so much!
Ya ... - the new downtown and the Burj Dubai aren't successful at all ... - Right .....
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Old December 11th, 2009, 11:02 AM   #292
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Each build in Dubai can be pretty, awesome, or anything else, but I don't like this kind of creating cities from the nothing. Dubai is a city without any urbanistic planning and that is what breaks the general skyline.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 01:57 PM   #293
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Each build in Dubai can be pretty, awesome, or anything else, but I don't like this kind of creating cities from the nothing. Dubai is a city without any urbanistic planning and that is what breaks the general skyline.
Agree - and towers only prove to be successful Fury if they are filled with residents (commercial or residential) and prove to be a returnable asset.

Downtown and Burj may look impressive, but if no-one wants to be there it's sort of pointless. Every chance in the coming years that Dubai turns into the weirdest ghost-town, as the money moves to Kuwait, Jordan, or into Asia (where it is being spent wisely, not on reclaiming entire islands.)

a skyline with lots of 300m+ buildings looks exactly the same as a skyline with no skyscrapers, just elevated. You need town planning and density to build your supertalls into to make them relevant.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 12:33 AM   #294
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The mubarak al kabir, if ever built, may never be tallest. The nakheel tower will be over 1,001m, and it already has the green light to build. On top of that, construction shall "restart" in January supposedly. But none the less, Mubarak al Kabir will be a much better tower in my opinion, nothing bad towards the Nakheel, it's good too.

The city of silk, as impossible as it looks, it could be made if Kuwait scoops up enough money. It would be an engineering and architectural miracle. Btw, if you look at that picture at the top of this page, what building is that all the way to the right on that little point? It's very thin and elegant, to me it also looks to be as tall as the burj.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 01:19 AM   #295
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The mubarak al kabir, if ever built, may never be tallest. The nakheel tower will be over 1,001m, and it already has the green light to build. On top of that, construction shall "restart" in January supposedly. But none the less, Mubarak al Kabir will be a much better tower in my opinion, nothing bad towards the Nakheel, it's good too.

The city of silk, as impossible as it looks, it could be made if Kuwait scoops up enough money. It would be an engineering and architectural miracle. Btw, if you look at that picture at the top of this page, what building is that all the way to the right on that little point? It's very thin and elegant, to me it also looks to be as tall as the burj.
The Nakheel tower has been canceled,so if it happens it will be the tallest buiding in the world
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Old December 14th, 2009, 01:43 AM   #296
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Not 100% confirmed
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Old December 14th, 2009, 01:59 AM   #297
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Not 100% confirmed
unfortunately according the nakheel tower thread,it is cancelled,http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...722506&page=79
but as you said it is not 100% maybe 99% and in dubai we never know what is gonna happened so let's stay optimistic and hope with this 1%
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Old December 14th, 2009, 05:02 AM   #298
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Well I hope it isn't. It would be nice to have a trinity of kilo-talls (kingdom centre, nakheel, kabir). The kingdom centre needs a third redesign though, the second design they had was excellent but the current one isn't cool at all. Just a smoke stack lol
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Old December 14th, 2009, 06:12 AM   #299
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Agree - and towers only prove to be successful Fury if they are filled with residents (commercial or residential) and prove to be a returnable asset.
True - but what makes you think the BD will ever be empty ?

Back OT.
I was hoping for a 3 way race for the next WTS also. It was looking like a possibility before the new breakfast cereal came out - Kredit Krunch ...
Now it may be a decade before we see the next WTS and a race by a few projects may not happen in our lifetime.

I can hope though.

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Old December 14th, 2009, 06:19 AM   #300
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unfortunately according the nakheel tower thread,it is cancelled,http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...722506&page=79
but as you said it is not 100% maybe 99% and in dubai we never know what is gonna happened so let's stay optimistic and hope with this 1%
It is just an assumption by the general community. I now doubt it will ever be made as well (though I hope it will). But as of yet Nakheel themselves have not announced that the tower was dead.
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