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Old August 3rd, 2011, 04:46 PM   #2201
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I guess this tripodlike footprint will be the best type of footprint for the generation of such tall towers, since its very effective with views/window surface and a centre core for elevators. It also reduces the effect of wind quiet well. But the pyramidtype of shape makes it less economy friendly.

I think i like this design so far, have to think abt it a bit and let it grow on me or not. But im somehow sure that i sense that this tower has all the character and style that the Burj Dubai lacks, and Smith n Gills have learned from their mistakes they did.

So far, this will be the ESB/Chrysler of the Sci Fi tower generation in my books. While the Burj is kinda a 40 wall street type. It looks good, but lacks something.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 04:51 PM   #2202
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So far, this will be the ESB/Chrysler of the Sci Fi tower generation in my books. While the Burj is kinda a 40 wall street type. It looks good, but lacks something.
Really well put, I somehow had the same feeling, but couldn't express it in such a metaphorical way.

I guess Kingdom Tower will be remembered a lot more than Burj Khalifa, since it'll be the first to break the 1000m (or even the mile?) limit. Despite its more iconic design, resembling the first ever proposed 1km+ tower being "The Illinois". This for now almost incomprehensible height could become quite "standard" in the decades to come. Not even thinking about settlements throughout the Solar System and beyond...
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 04:57 PM   #2203
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This is an awesome tower and I don't discriminate based on where towers are built, so rock on!
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:34 PM   #2204
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it's said that it is at least 1000m tall. i wouldnt be surprised if they keep the real height a secret like they did it for Burj Khalifa and that the final height will be around 1000m to 1200m.
I'm betting on 1001 m.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:39 PM   #2205
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We should call this a "Megatall," and create a subforum exclusively for megatalls, there would be just one thread (this one) and it would be chilling there all by itself looking pretty boss.

Nah but I am serious about the naming thing...I think SSC should have an official name for buildings over 1000m
My suggestion is: Megatall 600 - 999
Gigatall 1000 and taller
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:42 PM   #2206
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 05:44 PM   #2207
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This was at the journal in the netherlands they say building this. Would only cost 850 million. Sounds cheap when you see 200m+ buildings in europe cost 200m+.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:14 PM   #2208
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I approve the creation of a new thread for "Megatalls". I don't like the idea for Gigatalls, it sounds too much childish! Nevertheless, Kingdom Tower is going to be the best tower ever built! We should say...we are not on planet earth anymore! Well done architects!
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:25 PM   #2209
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My suggestion is: Megatall 600 - 999
Gigatall 1000 and taller
Hmmm, gotta leave some room for more classifications. How about Megatall: 600m-999m; Hypertall: 1000m-1499m; and Gigatall: 1500m+ ?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 06:35 PM   #2210
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Hmmm, gotta leave some room for more classifications. How about Megatall: 600m-999m; Hypertall: 1000m-1499m; and Gigatall: 1500m+ ?
Hypertall sounds good also. If we were to go to the next level, it should be 1600+, since that is almost a mile high.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 07:49 PM   #2211
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I think that all 1km+ towers should be in one class. After all, it's not like we're gonna see many 1 of such buildings any time soon
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:11 PM   #2212
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I say 600m+ should be Megatalls. There arent enough 1000m+ buildings to create a category for them just yet.

Highrises: 100-199m
Skyscrapers: 200-299m
Supertalls: 300m-599m
Megatalls: 600m+

This sounds like a good idea, there are enough 600+ buildings
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isnt this thread supposed to talk abt the Kingdom tower and not height nicknames?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:19 PM   #2214
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That might be but this building made us completely reevaluate our classifications. Just another thing increasing the impact of this uber building
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:24 PM   #2215
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Hehe "Jeddih"?



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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:25 PM   #2216
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isnt this thread supposed to talk abt the Kingdom tower and not height nicknames?
What more is there to say about Kingdom Tower? There have been 10 new pages on this thread since 24 hours ago, so im pretty sure everything has been covered.
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:29 PM   #2217
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:43 PM   #2218
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Slovakia or Czech?
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Old August 3rd, 2011, 08:50 PM   #2219
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I have unfortunate doubts this will ever be constructed, or if ANY buildings ever thoguht of, proposed, or visioned that are taller than the burj khalifa are going to ever be built. Im sorry, I just dont think other people have the gut to build takker than the burj khalifa and that by 2050 we will be stuck with a building only a bit less than a mile high.
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I almost feel sorry for the poor Burj Khalifa. It was made with the sole purpose of being world's tallest and now it is about to be beaten by the Kingdom Tower. I bet that many people in Dubai will need psychological help to learn to live with this
Dont worry, the burj khalifa may hold the record for at least 30 years.
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