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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:18 PM   #4521
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #4522
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The tallest structure ever build collapsed in 1991.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #4523
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Nakheel hints it won't build higher than Burj Dubai

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Nakheel has hinted that it will not compete with Emaar to build the tallest skyscraper in the world.

The company's Chief Executive Chris O'Donnell, revealed to Construction Week magazine, a sister title to Arabianbusiness.com, that he is not obsessed with tall buildings.
"Height isn't everything and biggest isn't best," he said in an exclusive interview. "What you have to do is come up with a building of real consequence and relevance. Look at the Sydney Opera House or Tower of London, they aren't the tallest, but they are iconic," he added.
Emaar's Burj Dubai is already the world's tallest structure - it overtook Taipei 101 this week at 512 metres - but Nakheel was rumoured to be planning a 1200 metre tower on the Dubai Waterfront development that will border the Palm Jebel Ali.
An earlier draft plan for the tower, which is expected to be called the Al Burj, mentioned a 1600 metre structure - literally a mile high skyscraper - according to some reports.
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/index...ubai&Itemid=69

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UAE developer Nakheel has indicated that its planned Al Burj skyscraper may not end up taller than the Burj Dubai. Nakheel CEO Chris O'Donnell told Construction Week that "height isn't everything" and that iconic buildings were more important. The Burj Dubai, being built by rival Emaar, is currently the tallest building in the world and is expected to be over 800 metres when completed. Nakheel's Al Burj tower was rumoured to end up 1200 metres.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #4524
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I'm trying to understand what the building is going to have above floor 156. Is it going to be one huge spire, inaccessible from inside, or will there be spaces there that can be accessed and if so, what will they be used for?
Yes, it can be accessed, till the tip of the spire on top.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #4525
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Nakheel is finally being stopped from copying Emaar in everything with half-formed plans. They're slowing down and downgrading which is great.

I think Al Burj looks great, but not so tall... 300m should be its max, otherwise it'll look like the horrible Princess Tower & Co. which a lot of people actually like for some unknown reason.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 04:36 PM   #4526
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and now at last i can reveal the true identity of this fiendish mole who goes by the name of skytower is......is.....is .....(drum roll) .....!!!!!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 04:51 PM   #4527
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Old July 26th, 2007, 04:59 PM   #4528
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and now at last i can reveal the true identity of this fiendish mole who goes by the name of skytower is......is.....is .....(drum roll) .....!!!!!
Why don't you start by revealing your own idendity?
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Old July 26th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #4529
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and now at last i can reveal the true identity of this fiendish mole who goes by the name of skytower is......is.....is .....(drum roll) .....!!!!!
Uh...the identity of skytower has never been a secret.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 05:12 PM   #4530
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Yeah.....I've been me for as long as I can remember!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 05:35 PM   #4531
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Maybe he's Emaar's CEO

C'mon Sky Tower...spill ya guts!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #4532
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Ok then world......here's just 1% of what I have in my servers.....

Enjoy......cos I'm going to bed now.....I deserve it!

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Ok, I'm confused and it's still early. Did we learn anything new and earth shattering from Sky Tower? Can someone give me a summary of the new info?
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Old July 26th, 2007, 05:50 PM   #4533
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Try looking at the PDF's on the website

139th floor situation
400mm core slab thickness review
Access road reinforcement
Advanced payment guarantee
Al Abbar cladding delay report
Alternative spire bracing design
Axminster carpets
Bathrooms
Burj Dubai spire blueprints......with love from Sky Tower!
Burj Dubai 90 day ahead schedule
Burj Dubai festive lighting plan
Burj lake edge retaining wall
Cladding progress
Cladding schedule update
Cladding ultimatum
Concrete problems on L18 and L19
Construction delay fast track plan
Core blockwork wall update
Failed Podium cladding test number 2
Galvanized steel spire info
Hoist cage number 3 problems
Internal ironmongery
Irregular wall openings on L43 and L44
Level 140 jumpform blueprints
Landscaping schedule at the Burj Dubai site
Large concrete cavity found at the C3 core wall on L122 and L123
Lateral tower movement data for the performance of elevators
Late spire design changes
Lift shaft safety
Observation deck blueprints including revolving door design
Observation deck cage blueprints
Passenger elevator interior finishes detail
Podium cladding problems
Rejected electromagnetic mortice locks
Revised construction schedule
Safety report 1 (with rare photos)
Safety report 2 (with rare photos)
Schedule
Spire bracket reaction forces information
Spire welding detail
Subcontract
Toughened glass specifications
Tower crane #6 removal plan
Unit 2a apartment detail revisions
Upgrades
Wind tunnel testing for the crane erection of the spire
Wing B cracked outrigger wall details
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Old July 26th, 2007, 05:51 PM   #4534
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Ok, I'm confused and it's still early. Did we learn anything new and earth shattering from Sky Tower? Can someone give me a summary of the new info?
information about the cladding, information about the construction, floorplans, blueprints, things about the landscaping. I enjoyed reading it
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Old July 26th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #4535
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Oh, ok. So it's still looking to be 818m though?
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Old July 26th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #4536
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Yes, is the answer to the question....818m it is.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #4537
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Sky Tower, were those supposed to be links cause they don't work and if not, can you post one to the spire blueprints, I really want to see those.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #4538
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hope Dubai looks like this in the future:

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Old July 26th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #4539
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Those are links on his website, not in here


... and the blueprints of the spire (revision 07) are not to be shown in public


EDIT: BTW, I was replying to jaja3000jaja's post no. 4542.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #4540
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Oh, lol me so stupid
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