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Old May 16th, 2008, 10:31 PM   #121
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Holy crap, I barely even heard about this one.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 11:21 PM   #122
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The time line is not OK. but If it's app why isn't it in the thread title ?
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Old May 16th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #123
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looks tacky IMO

why rich people usually have such a bad taste for aesthetics?
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Old May 17th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #124
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what's too many there??
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Old May 17th, 2008, 09:34 AM   #125
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So this building will be consisted of 3 different towers, right?
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Old May 17th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #126
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Kuwait details US$77 billion 'City of Silk'

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Old May 17th, 2008, 02:44 PM   #127
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thats insane @!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #128
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who knows, maybe is the tower already UC
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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #129
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it looks awesome
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Old May 17th, 2008, 08:26 PM   #130
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I really like its design. very aesthetic
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Old May 17th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #131
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Indeed it may be the most beautiful buildings in the world of design and Anekat sun from the tower at sunset the sun and moving reflection came Kuwait City and lit up at night
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Old May 17th, 2008, 09:25 PM   #132
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when will the cunstrution start whit the tower ?
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Old May 17th, 2008, 09:39 PM   #133
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you ask things ...nobody knows when they'll start. maybe already 2008....who knows
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Old May 17th, 2008, 10:24 PM   #134
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The location of this large city is near the Bubiyan islands, specific location of the "The city" is located in Subbiya on the northernmost tip of Kuwait Bay hard by the Iraqi border.





Kuwait details $77bn 'City of Silk'.
by AFP on Wednesday, 06 February 2008

REVIVAL PLAN: Kuwait is to build a major new city as it intensifies efforts to become a regional trade and financial centre. (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 "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.

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 causeway, greatly reducing the current road distance of some 120 kilometres. Two artificial islands will be built alongside the causeway.

Built on an area of 200 square kilometres, 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 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% 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.

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 May 17th, 2008, 11:01 PM   #135
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I think city of silt tower has just stepped one step further to becoming tallest skyscraper planned. Because mile high tower has minused 500 metres in its height due to difficulty of technical feasibility. There is still Al burj or that weird 2 mile high ultima tower left to compete with.

http://www.meed.com/news/2008/05/mil..._up_short.html
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Old May 18th, 2008, 12:54 AM   #136
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Superb design, how come we don't hear more of Kuwait?
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Old May 18th, 2008, 02:26 AM   #137
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From the pictures, to me it doesn't look like 1/3 taller than Burj Dubai. Is this 3284ft... 1000ft taller than Burj Dubai, really?
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Old May 18th, 2008, 02:35 AM   #138
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The projects hase approved for a long time a go? Why says the title PRO?...
Maybe the moderator of the site can't bleive his eyes out: "No way Jose... they ain't buildin' that monsta' that tall!"
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Old May 24th, 2008, 06:37 PM   #139
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I missed this one.


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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #140
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£66 billion masterplan will include rail network linking Gulf nations.

Madinat al-Hareer, or City of Silk is a colossal development-in-planning with an expanse of 250 sq km, roughly the same size as Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. Taking its name from the historic Silk Road, a route which connected Europe and China via the Middle East, the project will echo this sentiment creating a rail network linking Kuwait to Damascus, Baghdad, Iran and China, it has been announced. The project aims to act as a passageway from Kuwait to Israel and increase links between the two countries.

This week also saw the announcement that funding for City of Silk has been increased from £43 billion to £66 billion. The Kuwait Government have set up a special authority to handle the development, the Kuwait Centre for Strategic Studies presided over by Sami Alfaraj. He told Reuters:

"We are not dreamers at all when we talk about investing $132bn, (£66billion).

"We're thinking on a different plane, because we cannot afford to think like everyone else. We're thinking about something that might seem unimaginable…We're going to outmanoeuvre everybody who is going to remain in the old mode of thinking about economic prospects."

Talking of the links to Israel Alfaraj said: “People in the Gulf are smart enough to understand the impact of technology on their development, and they know that the technology is in Israel.”

Situated in Subiya opposite Kuwait City, City of Silk is set to include the world’s tallest tower, several designated zones or ‘cities’ for media, sport, culture, health and business among others, and a National Wildlife Sanctuary and parks. The city complex, masterplanned by British architects CivicArts (aka Eric R Kuhne Associates), will also include Olympic Stadia, residences, hotels and retail facilities. Up to 700,000 people could be housed in the city which is set to be built across Kuwait Bay and will be linked to Kuwait City by a 23.5 kilometre long bridge. There is also the prospect of a new airport for the city.

The centre-piece of City of Silk will be Burj Mubarak al-Kabir, a 1001 metre tall tower, almost 200 metres taller than the Burj Dubai is set to be at its highest point, and almost twice the height of Taipei 101.

Planning is currently going through the Kuwait Government but CivicArts hope that the development could be complete by 2023 and advised that their involvement in the process will be ongoing once a decision is reached.



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