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Old May 3rd, 2006, 04:31 AM   #1
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Another *tallest* skyscraper in the Middle east??

MANAMA: Bahrain could become home of the world's tallest skyscraper if a project by Danish company Henning Larsens Tegnestue A/S gets the go-ahead. Company project director Louis Becker, who was in Riyadh yesterday, is planning to have a meeting about the proposed project with a building contractor in Bahrain later this week. The company's design for a skyscraper measures 1,022 metres - double the Taiwan Taipei 101, which is currently the world's tallest building at 506 metres.

It was chosen by the Bahrain contractor because of the company's previous experiences of building in Saudi Arabia, according to a report in the Copenhagen Post.

The company designed both the Foreign Affairs Ministry in 1984 and the Royal Danish Embassy in 1987, in Riyadh.

The project is awaiting approval from His Majesty King Hamad and is expected to be formally announced on May 7, said the report. Mr Becker has reportedly been working on plans for the project for a year.

The project, which would take about seven-and-a-half years to build, would comprise five towers - modelled after the five pillars of Islam. The tallest would reach 1,022m, have 200 storeys and house 30,000 people.

The second tallest would measure 600m. luvin' it !
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 04:37 AM   #2
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This is great... 1022 meters... and this one sounds more serious than the Kuwaiti proposal... let's hope it goes thru!
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 04:43 AM   #3
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where will it end? even 500m seems puny these days.lol
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 04:45 AM   #4
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This is great... 1022 meters... and this one sounds more serious than the Kuwaiti proposal... let's hope it goes thru!
mubark tower is very serious proposal ........

the official website of Madinat Al Hareer/City of Silk should be launched on the 01-05-6 ,mmmmmm i wonder what the they delay for

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Old May 3rd, 2006, 04:48 AM   #5
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mubark tower is very serious proposal ........

the official website of Madinat Al Hareer/City of Silk should be launched on the 01-05-6 ,mmmmmm i wonder what the they delay for

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Lol I can see what you're trying to get to
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 05:27 AM   #6
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The Madinat Al Hareer/City of Silk project is a very serious project.

I just looked at the website and this project is amazing; very beautiful.

I just wonder if they will be able pull it off, I mean will it work and look as good as it does on the website.
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 05:52 AM   #7
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Opera architect to build world's tallest building
02.05.2006 Print article (IE & NS 4+)


From the Copenhagen Post English Danish NewsPaper


Up, up and away. Danish architect pens plans for the world's tallest skyscraper in the Middle East


Henning Larsens Tegnestue A/S is predicted to build the world's tallest skyscraper at a height of 1022m.

The Danish architect firm's drafts have been chosen by a building contractor in Bahrain. The Danish firm is just waiting for approval from the king.

Louis Becker, director responsible for the project, insisted that the firm is very close to securing the deal.

This would not be the first time Larsen, well known for designing Copenhagen's new opera house, would be building in the Middle East. The architect is also responsible for designing both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1984) and the Royal Danish Embassy (1987) in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Becker is scheduled to visit the small country situated in the Persian Gulf on 2 May.

According to public service broadcaster DR, the purpose of visit is to iron out final details.

The project is expected to be formally announced on 7 May.

Henning Larsens Tegnestue has been working on the plans for the project over the course of the previous year. If the project is realised after the approximately seven and a half years it would take, it will be a 'gigantic project for the firm', Becker told DR.

The project entails five towers, where the tallest would reach 1022m and have 200 stories. The building would house 30,000 people and would require an enormous elevator system. The second tallest tower would measure around 600m.

The five tower design is modelled after the five pillars of Islam. Louis Becker said the aim was not just to make an economic manifestation for Bahrain, but also a cultural one. That is why it is important that the sky-scraper project is local and Arabic focused, rather than American or European.

It was the building contractor's idea to build big, not Henning Larsens Tegnestue.

Henning Larsens Tegnestue was chosen because of Larsen's previous experiences with building in Saudi Arabia.

Although the tallest of the five towers will be almost twice as high as the world's tallest building, to date (Taiwan Taipei 101, 509m, built in 2004), there are already plans for a taller skyscraper on the way. 'The Mile', is the expected to be 1.6 km tall.
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 05:53 AM   #8
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A Danish company maynow be building a "5 pillars of Islam" Landmark?!?
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 05:59 AM   #9
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Pretty ironic. Will it have portrays of Muhammed in the lobby? Talk about a Tower of Baal!
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 06:03 AM   #10
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Hey Skyline-BRN do you have more information on 'The Mile'?
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Im not quite sure if 'The Mile' is actually going to be in Bahrain....Maybe it is just another proposal by the company somewhere else in the world.
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 07:17 AM   #12
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any renders?
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 07:19 AM   #13
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one thing i dont understand who actually pays for these towers to be built does anybody know? i mean if the company pays for it, why wont they build this tower in thier own country?
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 08:15 AM   #14
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 03:16 PM   #15
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We'll see, may be it's true
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 11:05 PM   #16
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wow, interesting... 1022M
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Old May 4th, 2006, 04:27 AM   #17
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Manama (Arabic: المنامة Al-Manāmah) is the capital city of Bahrain and is the country's largest city with a population of approximately 155,000, roughly a quarter of country's entire population
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manama
a city of 155,000 having one building that holds 30,000 sound kind of unrealistic unless they plan on growing really fast in the near future
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This will definitely be built. I guess BD will get to keep its record for at least 6 years
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Old May 4th, 2006, 05:42 AM   #19
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a city of 155,000 having one building that holds 30,000 sound kind of unrealistic unless they plan on growing really fast in the near future
A few points in regards to youre statement:

1. Bahrain has one of the highest population growth rates in the region.
2. Bahrain is actually a very small country so the target market encompassed the WHOLE country and not only Manama City.
3. The Real Estate Market in Bahrain is actually targetted to BOTH Bahrain and the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The Eastern Province is only about 15km from Manama by the causeway and Saudis Often Travel and Buy Property in Bahrain due to the close Proximity and greater Freedoms in the Country.
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one thing i dont understand who actually pays for these towers to be built does anybody know? i mean if the company pays for it, why wont they build this tower in thier own country?

not to make a generalization or sound mean spirited, but i think that middle east governments are the one building these towers, just for tourism purposes.seriously most of these new tallest are coming from government owned -subsidized companies, not only in the middle east but in asia also.
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