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Old March 26th, 2010, 03:43 PM   #321
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Lol I think this will never be build.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 12:19 AM   #322
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I believe ZZ-II it will be build, too bad there are no construction updates so far!
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Old March 28th, 2010, 04:50 AM   #323
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Here is a minor blurb about the project. Looks like Kuwait is serious about getting things moving.

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs....5/1002/FOREIGN

"Kuwait’s prime minster calls key meeting to kickstart programme
James Calderwood, Foreign Correspondent

Last Updated: March 22. 2010 12:24AM UAE / March 21. 2010 8:24PM GMT

KUWAIT CITY // More than 150 top government officials met with the prime minister last week to discuss Kuwait’s annual and five-year plans, which will attempt to kickstart the country’s development after years of short-sighted planning and political infighting."

... "The new plan will attempt to boost Kuwait’s lagging infrastructure by pumping billions into megaprojects such as the $77bn City of Silk, a bridge that will connect the new city to Kuwait City and a port on Boubyan Island. The oil sector will also benefit from projects such as a new $14.5bn oil refinery that was previously held up in parliament."
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Old June 21st, 2010, 03:41 AM   #324
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Kilometre high Kuwaiti tower 'will get built'

by Orlando Crowcroft on Jun 20, 2010

The architect behind the plans for a 1,001 metre tall tower in Kuwait say that they believe the project is still going ahead.

Eric Kuhne told ConstructionWeekOnline that although the US$94 billion City of Silk development has been slowed down by the financial crisis and elections in Kuwait, they have received no indication that the project is cancelled.

“As far as we’re concerned everything is going ahead," Kuhne said.

"It has slowed down obviously because of the change of parliaments that has gone on, but we’re working as if everything is OK. We haven’t received any instructions to stop or anything like that."

The 1,001 metre tower is planned as part of a 250km2 development on the Kuwaiti coast, which will include a new airport, a business district and thousands of new housing, office and commercial units.

The project was approved by the Kuwait government in July 2008, but although construction had begun before the financial crisis, little work has been carried out since.

Kuhne said that his firm, Civic Arts, was at present involved in discussions about planning and design.

“We’re still exploring design ideas on it, but mostly we’re just working with the planning process and the political process. It’s fair to say that the economy has slowed things down but it hasn’t stopped anything, we’re still pursuing this like everything is ongoing," he said.

If the development goes ahead it could house up to 700,000 people and create around 450,000 new jobs. The complex is planned to be built across Kuwait Bay and will be linked to Kuwait City by a 23.5-kilometre long bridge. >> Source
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Old June 21st, 2010, 10:49 AM   #325
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great news! So there seems to be more than remote chance of getting this built. Though, such a massive project(both the City and Tower) will require years of planning and preparations so it's likely we won't see any visibile progress on this one for many months/years to come
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Old June 21st, 2010, 11:04 AM   #326
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First, they should spend more money on developing the primary design of all those surrounding wannabe towers instead of just putting all the "already existed" towers from around the world in.
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Old June 21st, 2010, 01:23 PM   #327
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amazing project
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Old June 21st, 2010, 03:07 PM   #328
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well they havent even decided on the final design... so this won't be moving any time soon.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 03:35 AM   #329
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This looks at least 10 years away from even starting, but good to see its still a "go".
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 07:58 PM   #330
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This looks at least 10 years away from even starting, but good to see its still a "go".
yeah and sadly the only possible competition for burj dubai for now. but with so many 600m towers in near future i can see something like this going up at one time too. for kuwait i dunno, seems like a vision for me
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 11:47 PM   #331
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Cool design (although unofficial) but I'd prefer they not build this... (maybe 20 years from now would be okay)
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Old June 24th, 2010, 02:02 AM   #332
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yeah and sadly the only possible competition for burj dubai for now. but with so many 600m towers in near future i can see something like this going up at one time too. for kuwait i dunno, seems like a vision for me
Don't forget about Kingdom Tower.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 05:25 AM   #333
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Hi all.

There was a time it was looking like (or more like I was hoping) this tower, Nakheel Tower, and Kingdom tower were going to be racing for the title of the next WTS. Would have been great.

Alas Nakheel seems cancelled (I still cling to some hope ...) and this project, although not abandoned is moving through the hoops towards reality very slowly. Kingdom is by far the best candidate right now to be the next WTS.

I do hope this project will accelerate towards becoming a reality.

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Old June 26th, 2010, 07:47 PM   #334
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oH, VERY HIGH!
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Old July 13th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #335
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yeah, 1kilo that great..
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Old July 13th, 2010, 10:43 PM   #336
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According to wikipedia Opening 2016 this impossible..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madinat_al-Hareer
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Old July 14th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #337
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The wikipedia article is extremely outdated unfortunately....
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Old September 25th, 2010, 02:07 AM   #338
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Arabian Accolades: CivicArts succeeds in winning two International Property Awards

PRESS RELEASE – 16th September 2010

CIVICARTS TO RECEIVE COVETED ACCOLADE AS ARABIAN PROPERTY AWARDS’ WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED


Those hoping to source the ultimate architects across the Middle East and North Africa would be well advised to start and end their search with the winners of a highly acclaimed property industry competition. The Arabian Property Awards in association with Bloomberg Television have just been revealed, putting a number of leading companies firmly under the spotlight. One of these rightly proud winners is CivicArts / Eric R Kuhne & associates, which has won two awards in the Mixed Use section of the Architecture category, with their designs for the Madinat Al Hareer (City of Silk) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Gardens. All the successful entrants will be invited to attend a high profile gala dinner at the Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai on October 26th where they will be presented with their awards.

The event is part of the International Property Awards, the world’s most prestigious competition dedicated to finding the best real estate professionals across the globe. The highly competitive nature of the Arabian property market means these are coveted awards for designers and developers alike.

Later this year, top scoring winners from the Arabian Property Awards will compete against other winning companies from Europe & Africa, the UK, the Americas and Asia Pacific to find the ultimate ‘World’s Best’ in each category.

Much of the judging was carried out by the International Property Awards’ esteemed panel of judges at the London offices of Bloomberg Television but entries were also outsourced to leading experts in each particular field throughout the world. This year’s judges included Luke McKend, industry head of property markets for Google UK; Peter Bolton King, group chief executive of the National Federation of Property Professionals; Christopher Hall, president elect of FIABCI; Thijs Stoffer, International Consortium of Real Estate Agents Association (ICREA); Fiona Nixon, chairman of the Australia Institute of Architects, Hendrik Nelde, president of FIABCI Belgium; Helen Shield, editor-in-chief of International Homes Luxury Collection magazine and Sven Johns, CEO of the German Real Estate Association. [source]
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Old September 25th, 2010, 06:26 AM   #339
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I would like to ask a question. If the works on tower began in early 2010 with the workers working 24 hours a day non stop until finish the tower how long(years) you think that the tower took to complete. Thank you.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #340
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If they started from the begginning(soil testing, piling) I think it would've taken them at least 8 years from now
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