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Old August 4th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #2261
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1000 meters or more ?
at least 1000m
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Old August 4th, 2011, 06:49 PM   #2262
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http://www.vienna.at/in-saudi-arabie...10804-12091950

this news (german) also talks about a rival project in shanghai (1228m). I think that news is about bionic tower though, which is just a vision of a couple of years ago. but strange that news come up with it again, without recent information.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 07:13 PM   #2263
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Well, after the announcement that the Kingdom Tower was approved nothing can surprise me
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Old August 4th, 2011, 07:47 PM   #2264
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this news (german) also talks about a rival project in shanghai (1228m). I think that news is about bionic tower though, which is just a vision of a couple of years ago. but strange that news come up with it again, without recent information.
The person which wrote this article has no notion about anything i guess .

Bionic Tower currently in planning...good joke
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Old August 4th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #2265
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The person which wrote this article has no notion about anything i guess .

Bionic Tower currently in planning...good joke
yes it was forgotten about 5 years ago
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Old August 4th, 2011, 08:05 PM   #2266
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Everyone can be a journalist. Actual fact-checking is not a necessary requirement as long as the story sounds good...
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Old August 4th, 2011, 08:31 PM   #2267
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1000% true. In fact often journalists who spread bull shit are more successful than those who spread the truth. That's rather sad
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Old August 4th, 2011, 09:50 PM   #2268
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Here is the final plan:

Highrises: 100-199m
Skyscrapers: 200-299m
Supertalls: 300m-599m
Ultratalls: 600m-999m
Mastertalls: 1000m+ (These towers catch any type of Pokemon without fail)

1000-2000m+ Ultra Mega Turbo Boost Tsunamitalls....
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Old August 4th, 2011, 09:53 PM   #2269
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Seriously folks, in a few centuries we'll run out of uber status describing words. What will our descendants call the next height class then?
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Old August 4th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #2270
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Maybe eventually some height classes will be obsolete since people won't build that low anymore?
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Old August 4th, 2011, 10:01 PM   #2271
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This is true. After all, the Pyramids were built as supertalls, but now they are only highrises
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1000-2000m+ Ultra Mega Turbo Boost Tsunamitalls....
Supertalls should be up to 1000m I think after that...

"Titan Class Skyscrapers"

Lets be honest, we not going see a lot of skyscrapers reaching 1000m - let alone above that mark.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 10:33 PM   #2273
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Orbitalls?
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so the building will start construction in 2 months. i wonder how many months we will see foundation work, since those have to be very large i guess
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Skyscraper expert says 2km tower is now possible

It is structurally feasible to build a tower that is twice the height of Jeddah’s 1km-tall Kingdom Tower, according to the chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Speaking to Middle East Architect, Dr Sang Dae Kim, said: “With the Kingdom Tower we now have a design that reaches around 1km in height. Later on, someone will push for 1 mile, and then 2km.” He continued: “At this point in time we can build a tower that is 1km, maybe 2km. Any higher than that and we will have to do a lot of homework.”

Yet Kim believes that it is impractical to build a 2km-high tower. He added, “In terms of practicalities, we don’t need to built at 2km. At this height you have to provide a large percentage of elevator space and this is impractical. But someone with a lot of money might still want to do it.” He pointed out that building at such height will incur many structural challenges. “There might be constraints for the structural engineering –we don’t know many things. When you go up to one of two kilometres, we don’t have much information surrounding the wind conditions.” Kim also noted that there may be issues with floor lean due to the shortening of columns over time.
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Yet Kim believes that it is impractical to build a 2km-high tower. He added, “In terms of practicalities, we don’t need to built at 2km. At this height you have to provide a large percentage of elevator space and this is impractical. But someone with a lot of money might still want to do it.”

He pointed out that building at such height will incur many structural challenges. “There might be constraints for the structural engineering – we don’t know many things. When you go up to one of two kilometres, we don’t have much information surrounding the wind conditions.”

Kim also noted that there may be issues with floor lean due to the shortening of columns over time.
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2km may seem far off now, but if it can be built it will be built, it's only a matter of time.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 12:04 AM   #2278
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I can't wait to find out what kind of materials will be used in this towers construction. Carbon fiber encased concrete. Perhaps?
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Monstertalls...:hehehhe
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I'm still really excited about this!!

What do you guys think of the helipad? Like it? Or not? I personally think it should be scrapped but maybe we will have futuristic helicopters in the future that look like spaceships that will add to the aesthetics of the...

sorry I'm still thinking Coruscant they should scrap the helipad.
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