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Old August 14th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #5581
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Chicago will be envious.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 12:13 AM   #5582
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CS is much more elegant and more beautiful, as you can see on the pic!
Just put spire on top of CS, and it will also be higher than Burj Dubai
That'd be one mighty spire. It'd have to be over 200 meters!

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Old August 14th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #5583
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It's a case of two cities comparing their mighty erections
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Old August 14th, 2007, 12:41 AM   #5584
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nobody in Chicago is jealous. Dubai might be building these crazy supertalls, but it cannot match Chicago's skyline variety.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #5585
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nobody in Chicago is jealous. Dubai might be building these crazy supertalls, but it cannot match Chicago's skyline variety.
Or criminal element, for that matter

Getting back to Dubai, looks like Emirates is really flexing by adding more direct flights. They'll need to take a lot from Heathrow to fill Dubai's new 120 million passenger per year airport! Becoming the new super-hub is so critical to their vision - else, how do you fill all those new buildings?

BTW - was watching tennis yesterday and found out Roger Federer lives in Dubai! I didn't know that.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 01:25 AM   #5586
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nobody in Chicago is jealous. Dubai might be building these crazy supertalls, but it cannot match Chicago's skyline variety.
Yeah I was just being sarcastic. Chicago is one of my favorite skylines without a doubt.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 03:01 AM   #5587
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Two Giants

Seeing these two monster supertalls standing side by side is amazing! Thanks Mr. Alloy. I think that the CS is just as impressive as the BD. And the progress on both structures recently is phenomenal.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 03:12 AM   #5588
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Old August 14th, 2007, 03:29 AM   #5589
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just a questions; will the CS have the highest habitable floor or Burj Dubai? (ie. leasable floor space).
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Old August 14th, 2007, 03:34 AM   #5590
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That'd be one mighty spire. It'd have to be over 200 meters!

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Very nice diagram! Wow, the Spire actually makes BD look kinda small, especially at the top stages - it's at least 1.5 times the width!
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Old August 14th, 2007, 04:42 AM   #5591
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I wonder how long it takes to go from the ground floor to the top of the structure in those construction elevators.

Once I had the experience of using one construction elevator here in Brazil, and that one was particularly slow....I was kinda lucky because the building was only 12 floors tall.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 05:12 AM   #5592
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nobody in Chicago is jealous. Dubai might be building these crazy supertalls, but it cannot match Chicago's skyline variety.


dude...honestly...Chicago does have a nice-looking skyline...but if you really meant Chicago has a alrger variety, u better take a look at the new buildings in construction there....they haboth ocidental and imddle east styles while Chicago only has the traditional ocidental looking.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 06:58 AM   #5593
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US is finally putting it's SUPERTALL two cents in

With all the recent Supertall progress in the other countries outside the US,It's great to know that Chicago is getting back in the game,very impressively. With the letdowns of a few supertalls in the Windy City in the last few decades,slow pace of the Freedom Tower, ( That design is sad by the way,just my opinion,they should rebuild the twins,stronger in design.!!),it's great to see that the CS is proceeding. If ya scroll down passed the CS render,it has the appearance of a drill in motion. Great design!!! I'll be back in Chicago next Summer,hopefully the tower willl have a good start.

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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:05 AM   #5594
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when are we going to start a new thread here?
Too many pages to scroll through! It's getting ridiculous going through all of these pages.

Should have started a new one at the 5000 posts mark.
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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:10 AM   #5595
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oops

I thought I was in the CS thread,sorry,feel free to move,I don't know how,GO BURJ!!
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Old August 14th, 2007, 07:13 AM   #5596
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at what height is it gonna be the tallest occupable storey of the chicago spire?? and the burj ??
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Old August 14th, 2007, 08:34 AM   #5597
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^i think the tier23 or 720m level in BD will be highest floor while.
As for SPIRE, the 150th level is 602.6m and 149th fl= 598.8m. not sure if these are residential or plant?
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Old August 14th, 2007, 09:03 AM   #5598
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Why does everyone keep saying it's too thin? Just compare it to the diagrams - or alternatively, go back a few pages and someone has already done it. It has ~300 meters to go but not all of it is inhabitable. So in a sense it will be too thin for comfortable living space and elevators, in a few more floors, but it's not too thin for ~200 meters of uninhabitable space.

Also, does anyone know more about how the wings are attached to the core? Are they connected to exposed steel joints?
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Old August 14th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #5599
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Why does everyone keep saying it's too thin? Just compare it to the diagrams - or alternatively, go back a few pages and someone has already done it. It has ~300 meters to go but not all of it is inhabitable. So in a sense it will be too thin for comfortable living space and elevators, in a few more floors, but it's not too thin for ~200 meters of uninhabitable space.

Also, does anyone know more about how the wings are attached to the core? Are they connected to exposed steel joints?
There have been passed some pictures where you could see that at the top-end of every wing steel parts come out of the main walls, most likely to be used as steel joints for outrigger strusses to activate the outer columns
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Old August 14th, 2007, 12:24 PM   #5600
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dude...honestly...Chicago does have a nice-looking skyline...but if you really meant Chicago has a alrger variety, u better take a look at the new buildings in construction there....they haboth ocidental and imddle east styles while Chicago only has the traditional ocidental looking.
Skyscrapers are an "occidental" invention, buddy. What they've got are "occidental" buildings with middle-eastern motifs. By your measure, an "occidental" tower is simply an "occidental" building without specific cultural motifs... which doesn't mean much.

BD is not thin; it looks just as it does in the diagram.
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