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Old November 19th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #81
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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
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Old November 19th, 2007, 01:48 AM   #82
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LOL, wtf?!

Dream City? They got to get more original than just adding "city" to everything.

Maybe one of them can get edgy...Sex City...lol
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Old November 19th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #83
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next thing we will have City City...

Let them start the project first, then they can city name the city out of it - 10 years later and project still being debated by the kuwaiti government... so sad..
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Old December 4th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #84
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posted byKuwait Patriot in the Kuwait Section:


onto my main part: new article about the City and the Mubarak Al-Kabir Tower. it's still planned to be 1001 meters high, but that'll probably change as the tower breaks ground.

another document i found mentions that the tower alone will cost 1.5 billion dollars and will break ground in February 2009 with completion in December 2014. construction on the City will also start in February 2009 with openings in gradual phases; total completion is planned for December 2039. don't hold your breath.

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A significant milestone has been crossed on the estimated KD25 billion ($86 billion) Madinat Al Hareer – also known as City of Silk – a multi-purpose economic, commercial and residential development in Subiya with the approval of its development plans by the Kuwait Municipal Council last month.

The one-of-its-kind development will be home to the world’s tallest tower at 1,001 m, the Burj Mubarak Al Kabir and will also include a 2-sq-km natural desert reservation, a duty free area, a new airport, tourism-oriented establishments and business centres.

“We are thrilled that the Kuwait Municipal planning council has decided to approve our masterplan for the City of Silk and we look forward to advancing the design work in the coming year,” John Holden, project architect at Eric Kuhne & Associates, tells Gulf Construction.

Eric Kuhne & Associates is the architect and masterplanner behind the entire development, which aims to transform a 250 sq km site in Subiya in northern Kuwait, into a new urban centre for 700,000 people within the next 25 years. The first phase of the project is expected to take shape within seven years.

The multi-purpose city, owned by the government firm Madinat Al Hareer Corporation, seeks to create a major new city in a strategic location at the gateway to the famous Silk Route across central Asia.

“Madinat Al Hareer is far greater than another waterfront, another tower block, or another retail centre. It is founded on the rich heritage of Arabic gardens, towns, palaces, and markets. It balances Centres of Faith with Centres of Commerce as a rich garden city on the Arabian Gulf,” says a spokesman for Eric Kuhne.

Atkins is the structural engineer for the Mubarak Al Kabir Tower which will form ‘a complete city in the sky’, including offices, apartments, a school, a medical centre, and possibly a mosque. It will be built in three blocks linked together, which will give it more flexibility in terms of the lifts. Towering more than 200 storeys high, the twisting, tapering tower will create a vertical community made up of seven neighbourhoods stacked one atop another.

“The plans for Madinat Al Hareer involve significant new infrastructure, including a new seaport and an international airport, to support an integrated urban masterplan in the form of a series of centres dedicated to business, sports, culture, environment, media, industry, education and health,” says a spokesman for Atkins. “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 to Kuwait City by the new Jaber Al Ahmed bridge across Kuwait Bay. Halfway across the bay, the bridge will alight on two islands that will contain exclusive private developments.

Madinat Al Hareer will include a resort, a 200-hectare desert preserve, a total of 28 lifestyle communities as well as a free zone.

The city will also feature a business city and an area for forums and exhibitions, centres dedicated to sports, culture, environment, media, industry, education and health. It will include tourism centres, hotels, resorts, public gardens, spacious residential areas.

The mega city project involves collaboration between the private sector, researchers, designers, engineers and the agencies responsible for the economic development and planning for the region. In addition to structural engineering, Atkins is also responsible for environmental, fisheries and engineering works.

This cosmopolitan city is designed with four city centres and will include:

• Finance City: A centre of business, international trade, finance, and commerce which will expand the business potential of Kuwait and encourage new businesses to come and invest in the Middle East;

• Silk Road Free Zone: An advanced enterprise zone will be designated a free zone for trade, investment and business incubator developments. Located next to a new international airport, it will connect to an expanded rail, air and road network extending far into Central Asia;

• Leisure City: Resort hotels, leisure villages and holiday retreats will line the kilometre-long waterfront of the riverside of Madinat Al Hareer. A number of new facilities such as an athletics centre, an academy of sport, an Olympic-style sports complex that will host domestic and international games, a sports medicine and maritime lifestyle centre are also planned;

• Culture City: Split into three precincts, the culture city will be where academic, diplomatic, and policy studies will be concentrated and where scholarly research, archaeological pursuits, art and historical museums will be located.

• Ecological City: At the centre of Madinat Al Hareer will be a 45 sq km wildlife sanctuary and nature reserve park – the Al Badeia Resort – which will have a protected area for migratory birds and will be enhanced with new nesting and spawning ranges, fresh water ponds, feeding grounds, and wildlife habitats.

• Film and Media City: An expanded media/internet/communications centre will be created, building on Kuwait’s creative centre for television production along with a film city geared towards creating a new Arab movie production industry;

• Industrial City: A new light industrial centre will be developed adjacent to the Advanced Enterprise Zone and Business City Centre;

• Education City: Partnerships with international educational institutions will expand the reach of Kuwait’s tertiary education system to include Asian, European and North American colleges and universities.

• Health City: The project will include advanced treatment centres, research facilities, specialised medicine and pharmacology, prevention strategy, rehabilitation and nutrition centres.

• Lifestyle zones: Each of the 28 communities of the mega project will be branded with a distinctive lifestyle on offer, which will include sport, recreation, leisure, culture, information, media, film, research, education, business and ecology.

• Housing facilities: A diversity of housing types, family amenities, self-sustaining neighbourhoods and an extensive park system.

The Madinat Al Hareer will not only create an integrated urban development for over 700,000 people but due to its strategic location, also have the potential to revive the traditional silk route of Iraq, Iran and central Asia and become a global trading and logistics hub of the Middle East, says the spokesman for Eric Kuhne.

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Old February 6th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #85
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New article mostly quoting Eric Kuhne managing director of Eric R. Kuhne and Associates.

Kuwait plans 77 billion dollar 'City of Silk'

KUWAIT CITY (AFP) - The oil-rich Gulf state of Kuwait plans to build a major new city inspired by the Silk Road that it hopes will become a global trade and tourist attraction, an executive said on Tuesday.

The 77 billion dollar "City of Silk" aims to revive the ancient trade route by becoming a major free trade zone linking central Asia with Europe.

"It is the largest single real estate development in the Middle East," Eric Kuhne, managing director of Eric R. Kuhne and Associates, which provided designs for the seaside city, told a conference organised by MEED magazine.

The city, located in Subbiya on the northernmost tip of Kuwait Bay hard by the Iraqi border, will be home to 750,000 people when completed in 2030, Kuhne, a renowned international architect, said.

The City of Silk will be linked to the capital Kuwait City by a 26-kilometre (16-mile) causeway, greatly reducing the current road distance of some 120 kilometres (75 miles). Two artificial islands will be built alongside the causeway.

Built on an area of 200 square kilometres (78 square miles), the city will consist of four major zones -- a city of commerce, a city of leisure and recreation, a city of ecology and a city of diplomacy and education, Kuhne said.

The commerce city will sit in the middle of a canal system and aims to boost Kuwait's efforts to become a regional trade and financial centre, he said.

At the centre of the commerce city, a 1,001-metre (3,284 foot) tower will be built. Its height is a reference to the classic work of Arabic literature, The One Thousand and One Nights.

Three blades that will be built near the top of the tower, will carry a mosque, a church and a synagogue to signify the unity of the three monotheistic religions, Kuhne said.

The leisure city will house an international-standard Olympic village while the education and diplomacy city will house several universities and is also expected to be home to a number of foreign missions, he said.

Kuhne said the project has been approved in principle and that work is under way to secure passage of the necessary legislation for the city to be treated as a free trade zone.

He said he expected to secure the necessary approvals for construction to start by the end of the year.

Kuwait, which sits on 10 percent of global crude reserves, has been vying to restore its position as the most developed country in the Gulf, buoyed by windfall revenues from high oil prices that have increased its foreign assets to 213 billion dollars.

The government plans to transform the emirate into a major regional financial and trade hub and the "City of Silk" project is being closely followed and encouraged by Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.

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Old February 6th, 2008, 09:08 PM   #86
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He said he expected to secure the necessary approvals for construction to start by the end of the year.
please let this become true
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Old March 8th, 2008, 12:37 AM   #87
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Work could soon start!

Work could soon start on the much anticipated City of Silk scheme planned for Kuwait. Originally proposed back in 2006 the massive scale project will take approximately 25 years to complete and aims to bring back to life an ancient trade route by becoming a major free trade zone that will link Asia and Europe.

Located in Subbiya on the northernmost tip of Kuwait Bay the new city designed by Eric Kuhne and Associates will become home to 750,000 people and will cover 78 square miles.

The new city will be linked to the capital Kuwait City by a 16 mile long causeway, along side this two artificial islands will be built to help accommodate the four major zones of the project , a city of commerce, a city of leisure and recreation, a city of ecology and a city of diplomacy and education.

At its centre, the city of commerce which will be situated in the middle of a canal system will be the focal point of the entire project, a 1,001 metre tall tower called Mubarak Tower will stand. Its height is a reference to the classic work of Arabic literature, The One Thousand and One Nights as well as taking inspiration from desert plants.

The fully glazed tower is sectioned into different heights, each with a lipstick style peak, blades built near the top of the tower will house a mosque, a church and a synagogue which will signify the union of the monotheistic faiths. The tower will be split into seven villages each having residential space, offices, entertainment and of course shopping space to go mad in.

Included in the project is plenty of green space so workers and residents will never be to far away from luscious gardens and tranquil ponds and pools, areas of conservation will also be included to take into account the fisheries and natural wildlife already present in the area.

All being well the necessary paperwork should soon be complete and construction could begin later this year.

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High oil prices has ther result!
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it's crazy.....this tower will be the 3rd tallest building in the future
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Old March 8th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #89
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it's crazy.....this tower will be the 3rd tallest building in the future
I guess I am not too familiar with famous skyscrapers, but I thought this proposal will be the tallest in the world!

Which two other ones will be taller than this?
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Old March 8th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #90
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This tower will be 1001m tall. Al Burj will be 1050m + and the Jeddah Tower 1600m
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Old March 8th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #91
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Should I guess the smiley face means the Jeddah Tower is not going to be build?
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no, the jeddah tower will start construction probably already this year...but read here:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...500019&page=11
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 12:21 AM   #95
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Mashallah 3alaikum ahl ikwait.
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i think its arabic written with latin alphabet. thats why i cant translate he probably means "that's the goods"
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lol, he said good job kuwaiti people
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I said "Great job people of Kuwait".
Ahl ikwait literally means "Family of Kuwait"
Mashallah Alaikum could be loosely translated as 'Good on ya'
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Wahla shral el olaarf al!!
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Old March 25th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #100
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Sorry. I wanted to say:

"I'll be damned! These people have too much money to play with..."

But I was giggling too much when I first typed it...


(That was low... Cheers!)
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