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Old October 11th, 2010, 03:27 PM   #481
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This will never be built...typical lack of indian enginuity when will they ever learn

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Old October 11th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #482
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endeed. ebsolutely engenious.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #483
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First post says it'll be 301 meters? hmmm
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Old October 11th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #484
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First post says it'll be 301 meters? hmmm
that was the first design that got rejected
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Old October 12th, 2010, 07:43 AM   #485
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First post says it'll be 301 meters? hmmm
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Edit -- (Apr, 2010): This tower has been redesigned by Norman Foster. It will be over 125 fl tall / 550m in floor height / 725m at spire height
MUMBAI | DB Tower | 725m | 125fls | Site Prep

Here is a rendering of the final design:

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Old October 12th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #486
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Its under construction as that pic clearly shows so it belongs in here.

Who cares if people have their doubts? As GP Scott said in 1921...the facts are sacred.
that pic shows SOMETHING being built though. it doesn't show what... we have no idea if they are building a 720m tall or something shorter. very likely will be a supertall but this is india, god knows what will happen (could be anything!)
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Old October 12th, 2010, 10:28 AM   #487
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OMG !!! What a beautifull building!




And such a deep hole, its like 30m deep!!!

Look at those little people down there standing against the massive wall.

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Old October 12th, 2010, 01:30 PM   #488
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that pic shows SOMETHING being built though. it doesn't show what... we have no idea if they are building a 720m tall or something shorter. very likely will be a supertall but this is india, god knows what will happen (could be anything!)
That is true but my understanding is that the Foster tower - as it currently stands at 700m+ - is under construction.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 04:07 PM   #489
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Spires = cheating. Design = really good but the building will look better when finished. But what's up with the spire? Anyone can put a 200 m spire on top of a building and claim it's #2. Well it's not!
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Old October 12th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #490
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Anyone can put a 200 m spire on top of a building
Yeah, right. Why do people study structural engineering, I wonder, if any kid can just take a 200m piece of steel and erect it on top of a 500m skyscraper, and it will withstand wind and all other natural forces all by itself (with the help of a little fairydust...)
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Old October 12th, 2010, 04:59 PM   #491
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Spires = cheating. Design = really good but the building will look better when finished. But what's up with the spire? Anyone can put a 200 m spire on top of a building and claim it's #2. Well it's not!
well it is. Shanghai WFC has a higher floor then burj khalifa i think and still noone says BK is cheating its size, so yeah the spire makes a scraper tall in a lot of cases
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Old October 12th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #492
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Actually that "spire" is a part of the main structure, not a separate attachment, so it's not fair to call it "cheating"
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Old October 12th, 2010, 08:17 PM   #493
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Cheating!?!? Is this a game? If they built a tower 600m tall with a 300m spire on top of it, and if it becomes the tallest building on earth, this to me is not cheating. This to me is great engeneering! My hat goes off to all those people involved in reaching higher and higher every day. Even if they use a thin and long spire!
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Old October 12th, 2010, 08:42 PM   #494
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+1 It is quite meaningless to say spires are cheating, although I am afraid people will keep mentioning it all the time.

I'd appreciate it if Indian forumers can take more pictures of the construction site. Just one picture, it is in the U/C section. No rumors, speculations, or even news reports can beat a single picture.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #495
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its about the building itself and not if its the tallest building on earth. the petronas towers are my favorite skyscraper and i am still hyped to see taller buildings getting built and dont see it as a threat. if someone builds a building near of being a tower (25% space of usage only) just to earn a title im fine
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Old October 12th, 2010, 10:40 PM   #496
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are you sure that shanghia wfc has a higher floor than burj,sorry to be of topic.
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Old October 12th, 2010, 10:49 PM   #497
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no, bullcrap
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Old October 12th, 2010, 11:07 PM   #498
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Old October 13th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #499
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i think that they can do a better design... it will look great at night thu...
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Old October 13th, 2010, 12:57 AM   #500
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Cheating!?!? Is this a game? If they built a tower 600m tall with a 300m spire on top of it, and if it becomes the tallest building on earth, this to me is not cheating. This to me is great engeneering! My hat goes off to all those people involved in reaching higher and higher every day. Even if they use a thin and long spire!
"Cheating" is what almost happened with the The Pentominium in Dubai:
They designed a 516 meters high tower and wanted it to be the tallest residential-only tower on earth, and then the 600 meters high Chicago Spire was started. So the guys in Dubai decided to stick a 100 meters-high spire on top of their structure, just in order to make it higher than the Chicago Spire- it had nothing to do with architecture or engineering.
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