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Old November 13th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #61
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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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I totaly agree.

And honestly, I don't prefer Kuwait very much because 95% of it's earning is oil-based; in Dubai only 3%.
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Old November 13th, 2007, 11:36 PM   #62
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Another Dubai'like city? I don't like it =\
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Old November 14th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #63
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Kuwait Plans to Build World's Tallest Building

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Perhaps inspired by nearby Dubai, Kuwaiti Municipal officials approved a plan Thursday, to construct what will be the world's tallest building if completed. The Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir, part of the Madinat Al-Hareer (City of Silk), is planned to soar to a height of 1,001 meters (3,284 ft). At that height the Burj Mubarak would be almost twice the height of the world's tallest completed building, Taipei 101.

Madinat Al-Hareer is an $86 billion dollar project that will include not only the skyscraper but an airport and an expansive desert preserve. The tower will take approximately 25 years to complete if it comes to fruition. The plan also includes a bridge that will eventually link Madinat Al-Hareer with Kuwait City, which sits across a bay from the planned location of Madinat Al-Hareer.

Another megaproject in the Gulf, the unfinished Burj Dubai , is already taller than Taipei 101 and will be the tallest free standing structure ever when completed. Though the final height of the Burj Dubai has not been disclosed, it is estimated to be between 700 and 900 meters. Making it substanially shorter than the proposed Burj Mubarak Al-Kabir.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #64
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I love the look of the city, it looks other worldly so it will defiantly attract people if the PR is done right.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #65
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Project fantastic...
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Old November 14th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #66
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Budget: Estimated $86.2 billion
Is this feasible? That would seem to take a fair chunk out of GDP. Where is the money coming from?
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Old November 14th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #67
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Is this feasible? That would seem to take a fair chunk out of GDP. Where is the money coming from?


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Old November 15th, 2007, 02:28 AM   #68
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Is there a detailed impression of this tower?
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Old November 15th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #69
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Well yeah, I get that it's coming from oil. Seems like a LOT of money, though.
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Old November 15th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #70
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Well yeah, I get that it's coming from oil. Seems like a LOT of money, though.
Remember, the world consumes around 75 million barrels of oil per day. It doesn't take very many days before there's a lot of money piled up.

Edit: Kuwait produces more than 2 million barrels per day itself. Once the mining infrastructure is in place, they make a good profit for every barrel.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 12:46 AM   #71
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Yeah Oil prices are now around 95 dollar a barrel and i read that it only cost around 2 dollars to get the oil above the ground and into that barrel.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 03:46 AM   #72
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Burj Mubarak al-Kabir in Kuwait will be the tallest building in the world



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Old November 17th, 2007, 03:52 AM   #73
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this is by far the the Shiites designe i'd ever seen. and i thought i saw it all
i could od designed a better building
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Old November 17th, 2007, 07:02 AM   #74
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I'll wager that this is a very preliminary drawing and that when they come out with a real render it will be far more refined.
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Old November 17th, 2007, 07:21 AM   #75
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Under Construction
Kuwait, Volume 116
16.11.2007

The Burj Dubai may have recently been crowned the world's tallest structure but Kuwait has already unveiled plans for a building that will tower over Dubai's newest superlative. The Burj Mubarak Al Kabir will stretch over a kilometre into the sky and is part of just one of a number of ambitious real estate developments in Kuwait.

Last week, following months of planning and negotiations, Kuwait's Municipal Council approved development designs for the new superstructure, which is named after a key political figure in Kuwait's recent history. The tower will be the centrepiece of a massive $86bn project, lying to the north of Kuwait City being led by Tamdeen Real Estate. Known as Madinat Al Hareer (the Silk City), the new development is designed to be an entirely new urban area accommodating some 700,000 people.

Along with the Mubarak Al Kabir tower, Madinat Al Hareer will also house a 50 square kilometre nature reserve, a free trade zone, a new airport and dedicated zones for industry, health, entertainment, media and education. The development will be linked to Kuwait City via the Subiya Causeway, a 35km bridge stretching the width of Kuwait bay. Located in the relatively undeveloped area of Subiya, the project is part of a broader plan by Kuwait to revitalise the northern part of the country.

Abutting the Madinat Al Hareer site is the Boubyan Island development, which is being overseen by the ministry of public works and is expected to cost an estimated $4.6bn. When completed, the project will have revamped the large island northeast of Kuwait City, installing a free trade zone, oil depot and a major port. The port portion of the project, the first phase of which was recently awarded to a Chinese consortium, will cost an estimated $1bn in total. Industry analysts, in conversations with OBG, said that while the government is covering the construction costs of the port, management of the port, once operational, would likely be assigned to a private sector company.

Big money is also being spent on the mainland. Kuwait University, the country's largest higher education institution, is shifting its facilities to a new university town outside the city. The campus, which will feature separate buildings for men and women, will cost around $2.5bn. Elsewhere, Mabanee Real Estate recently opened the first phase of The Avenues shopping, business and leisure development, which, when completed, will have cost an estimated $2bn.

However, while the announcement of so many new projects does provide a spot of excitement for the Gulf state, it will be several years before residents are able to reap the benefits of the new developments.

According to Tamdeen's current schedule, it will take approximately 25 years to construct the entire Madinat Al Hareer, with the first phase due for completion within the next seven years. However, the Subiya Causeway, which is a crucial component for the development of the northern area, has already been hit by numerous delays. The Environmental Public Authority has raised concerns about the impact of the causeway's piers on marine life in Kuwait Bay, and similar planning issues have forced a redesign of the project.

"Because of these changes the tender is unlikely to be issued until year-end or early 2008, and construction will not be able to start until 2009 at least," said Robert Uthwatt of Danish engineering firm COWI, the consultant on the project.

Engineering experts have also questioned the feasibility of the Mubarak Al Kabir tower, which will require unique structural supports to ensure the upper floors can withstand high winds.

Similarly, the Boubyan Port project was due to open by 2009, but delays over the build-operate-transfer scheme have pushed back completion dates by at least a year. The first three-container berths, originally due to come online next year, have been postponed until late 2009, with the following five berths similarly delayed. The full development of the port will be executed in five phases over the next 16 years and, once finished, will have a planned capacity of 3.5m twenty-foot equivalent units.

Thanks to record oil prices, Kuwait is flush with high levels of liquidity and has plenty of capital to spend on extravagant projects such as these. However, political wrangling, which has led to two cabinet reshuffles in the past 11 months, combined with the increasing pressures from cost inflation, have dramatically slowed the approval processes for several of the bigger budget projects.

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Old November 17th, 2007, 03:48 PM   #76
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Great news!!

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I'll wager that this is a very preliminary drawing and that when they come out with a real render it will be far more refined.
agree with you. but already on the render above i find the design great. and it is great that it will have no spire!
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Old November 17th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #77
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looks like earths first arcology
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Old November 17th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #78
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this is the video presentation of the project

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Old November 18th, 2007, 05:46 AM   #79
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i wish they could have done something a-not-burj-dubai-looking-building. it might confuse people. but burj dubai is defo way better!
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Old November 18th, 2007, 12:12 PM   #80
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burj dubai looking?? that is a totally different design . only the height is similar
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