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Old November 11th, 2007, 04:22 PM   #41
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Nice !
somebody change topic title!
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Old November 11th, 2007, 04:44 PM   #42
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Holy sh*t. Are they still going to build those cities around it you see in the first post? I wonder if there are just enough people in the world to fill all those buildings en offices. I mean we have already Dubai. Can the world handle two of those cities? Just a question Maybe if we move half of china to tthose cities

But nevertheless a very, very awesome project.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 05:10 PM   #43
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Holy sh*t. Are they still going to build those cities around it you see in the first post? I wonder if there are just enough people in the world to fill all those buildings en offices. I mean we have already Dubai. Can the world handle two of those cities? Just a question Maybe if we move half of china to tthose cities
There are 6.5 billion people on this planet my friend.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 05:11 PM   #44
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So Mubarak would be finish for 25 years? Loooooong time.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 05:13 PM   #45
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the overall city will finish in 25 years, im not sure about the tower
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Old November 11th, 2007, 06:45 PM   #46
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There are 6.5 billion people on this planet my friend.
yeah but im not going to live there and neither are 6.49 billion other people.
But maybe when this is al finished we have a billion more people living on earth zo they can fill it. What i mean is that al the big companies are going to dubai now and i dont think they are going to move again to Kuwait. But will see
I dont think there has ever been a project this big being build. 25 years is a very short period for bulding an entire city.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 07:06 PM   #47
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Mubarak tower is not approved yet. Anyway I do not like how it looks at all.

The city looks wonderful but the tower looks ugly.

BTW, what is the consulting company of the tower or the city? and who is the main contractor?

any info?
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Old November 11th, 2007, 07:13 PM   #48
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the whole city have been approved, and mubarak tower is part of the financial district, so therefore it has been approved.

here are some info about the consultants, contractors and the development team.

Tamdeen Real Estate Company
Development & Project Management
www.tamdeenrealestate.com

Atkins Middle East
Concept Engineering & Environment Consultants
www.atkinsglobal.com

Shearman & Sterling LLP
International Legal Consultants

CivicArts / Eric R Kuhne & Associates
Concept Architectural, Urban Design, Landscape Design / Research:
Eric R. Kuhne & Associates and Citilights Development, London
www.civicarts.com

KPMG-International
Management Consultants
Financial Analysts

OHA Engineering Consultant
Kuwait Architects and Consultants

SQ.FT Consulting
Strategic Advisors

Al Khebra
Kuwaiti Legal Consultants

Shopping Centre Solutions
Market Research, London
www.shoppingcentresolutions.co.uk
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Old November 11th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #49
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Thank you crazy for informations.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #50
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Anyway I do not like how it looks at all.

The city looks wonderful but the tower looks ugly.
probably the renders we've seen until now from the tower are not final.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 08:31 PM   #51
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looks like a copy of dubai except there is only one tower... a tower which strangely looks like the burj dubai
I was thinking the same thing. A total "meh", its already being done in Dubai!
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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #52
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that's not a copy of dubai. i mean, what do you expect? a cluster of several 700m-1000m towers??

for the next 20 years, such tall towers will always stand alone
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Old November 12th, 2007, 12:39 AM   #53
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At first I thought that this was Dubai.... Cool project though.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 11:26 AM   #54
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CHANGE THE TITLE!

artikels of the approved tower:

http://www.turkmenistannews.net/story/298608

http://steelmillsoftheworld.com/news....asp?slno=9406

http://www.tradearabia.com/news/news...S&artid=133643

http://futurestructures.blogspot.com...all-tower.html

http://www.gulfinthemedia.com/index....c03c5d96a59669
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Old November 12th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #55
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man, this is one crazy project, would love to see the progress of the city.

It actually reminds me of my city, Shenzhen, China. Well, just the speed of development.
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Old November 13th, 2007, 06:21 AM   #56
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Stunningly beautiful building!
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Old November 13th, 2007, 07:18 AM   #57
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This is a great project 'n all and it looks good. But i think it is too late and will be not benefit the country economically. Dubai has already started construction on various projects and cities that serve the same purpose as the The City of Silk. Dubai WILL be the financial, business and tourist destination of the middle east and i don't think other countries would be able to compete. Like someone pointed out in the previous page somewhere, I don't think the multinational companies who have already settled in dubai would like to change location.

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Old November 13th, 2007, 09:32 AM   #58
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interesting point... however what i think many of us fail to notice is the location of this city, being the last point in the gulf and a new port is being constructed in that area (bobyan port) which will open up that area for trade connecting it to the rest of Asia (also the name of the city - silk city relating back to the silk trade route that existed before)
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Old November 13th, 2007, 12:20 PM   #59
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New city of silk in the Arabian Gulf

A older artikel but its an answer to the artikels above.

The proposals, being led by Eric Kuhne & Associates as architects and masterplanners, will see a 250 sq km site in Subiya, Northern Kuwait, transformed into a new urban centre for 700,000 people over a 25-year development timeframe. The project seeks to create a major new city in a strategic location at the gateway to the famous Silk Route across central Asia. The plans involve significant new infrastructure, including a new seaport and international airport, to support an integrated urban masterplan combining commercial, leisure, retail and residential development in the form of a series of centres dedicated to, inter alia, business, sports, culture, environment, media, industry, education and health. Adherence to high environmental standards and the principles of sustainability are themes that will drive the design and the result will be a spectacular new multi-purpose city, linked back to Kuwait City by a new bridge across Kuwait Bay - the Jabir Al Kabir Bridge.

Robert Whitcombe, principal environmental consultant at Atkins, said: "This project has the potential to transform an area just north of Kuwait City into a leading centre for the region and one of the world's great examples of sustainable urban development. Atkins is proud to be drawing on its international and local expertise to provide the government and citizens of Kuwait with solutions which will enable the project to realise its spectacular vision."

This is a hell of a project that will definitly compeed with Dubai! End open up new ways into other in the near area!

Link:http://www.atkinsglobal.com/aboutus/...es/cityofsilk/
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Old November 13th, 2007, 01:11 PM   #60
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It will not compete with Dubai, for many reasons.
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