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Old August 5th, 2011, 06:43 PM   #2321
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Old August 5th, 2011, 08:10 PM   #2322
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my source is someone in this room:



but sorry I cant say a word more than what I have stated in my last response (about the the tower's detailed numbers )

about the sky terrace:
as I understood from him, the sky terrace consist of several floors, don't ask me how as I still don't get the whole idea of it!!
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Old August 5th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #2323
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Old August 5th, 2011, 08:55 PM   #2324
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so this is a burj dubai with a even bigger, useless spire? well, its not a 200m building thats cheating to be 300m tall, its a 700m building thats cheating to be 1000m tall, with a supertall spire but would be nice if they had a diffrent than burj dubai, some more diversity in design doesnt harm.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 09:51 PM   #2325
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SWFC has never been the tallest building...
T101 (509m) was built before.



Don't mind Kanto. He's dead set on always using the Roof Height Measurement and won't shut the **** up about it.

As for the tower, I really do hope it will rise. It'd push mankind even further engineering wise, and it looks pretty nice. Although there's just that part in the back of my head that says it won't be built... :/


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here is the diagram for tallest roof height since the empire state building:

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=51640930

You forgot the original One World Trade Center
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Old August 5th, 2011, 10:32 PM   #2326
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so this is a burj dubai with a even bigger, useless spire? well, its not a 200m building thats cheating to be 300m tall, its a 700m building thats cheating to be 1000m tall, with a supertall spire but would be nice if they had a diffrent than burj dubai, some more diversity in design doesnt harm.
well,, if you allow me to quote my self


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which "GIGANTIC SPIRE" are talking about?!!
do you call this little cute spire gigantic? (look at the spire which appears clearly in this render)



unless it's going to shoot up when the construction reaches this part, to reach 1?51m

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Old August 5th, 2011, 10:59 PM   #2327
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You can also see the short spire clearly in this photo, marked with distinctive colours of the spire and (probably) the facade. Also, am i seeing light coming out of the windows just below the base of the spire? Will it mean walkable area or rooms?
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Old August 5th, 2011, 11:00 PM   #2328
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That meeting room model seems to have ~200 usable floors or so (maybe less). Far closer to 200 than 160 though for sure. But then again just like some of the "old" models of the Burj we've seen, who knows how many subtle refinements this tower will have. Was that classic blue-sky 3/4 perspective of the BK 100% final of how that tower ended up being built to? Honestly I'm not totally sure.

But hey, whatever! So if we lose out and KT is "only" 1,001 meters, it's record-setting. If it's taller then AWESEOME and the dancing bananas can dance. Thanks for the insight Rody.

Krk - nice catch! So we can't even see the full spire . Would be cool if one could go that far up.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 12:56 AM   #2329
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You forgot the original One World Trade Center
oh wow that happened, because its under destroyed and when i look at the build list i oversee it. i will change that link there

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=51646860
there we go haha
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Old August 6th, 2011, 04:21 AM   #2330
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Sorry people but after this building is made there is no reason to build bigger.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 04:47 AM   #2331
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Sorry people but after this building is made there is no reason to build bigger.
there will always be .. because the reason is always HEIGHT !!
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Old August 6th, 2011, 04:51 AM   #2332
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Sorry people but after this building is made there is no reason to build bigger.
There is no reason to build this tall. That's not stopping them.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 04:56 AM   #2333
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Hi all.

1 - I will be more than happy with 1001 meters. I think that will be the final height.

2 - I think the spire area will be substantially more than what Rody showed. I should re-word that. I think the area above the named/numbered levels (above the top MEP levels) will be much more than that. What they choose to call spire and/or pinnacle varies considerably from project to project and the area not used may start well below that (as is the case with the BK).

3 - There is a very good reason the CTBUH dropped the height to roof measurement .......

4 - It was looking like an old fashioned height race rivalling the early 20th century between this project, Mabarak al Kiber, and Nakheel tower, a year or two ago. History now but it woulda been good.


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Old August 6th, 2011, 05:14 AM   #2334
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To be exact, it'd just reach terminal velocity! Lol! Amazing building and to think most people thought that the BD was mind-blowing. So when do we move this behemoth out of "Proposed"? The start of piling?
In standard state conditions, how many floors worth of falling does it take for a human to reach terminal velocity? 30 floors? So falling 50 floors, for example, is just as dangerous as falling 200 floors.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 04:50 PM   #2335
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Hi all.

1 - I will be more than happy with 1001 meters. I think that will be the final height.

2 - I think the spire area will be substantially more than what Rody showed. I should re-word that. I think the area above the named/numbered levels (above the top MEP levels) will be much more than that. What they choose to call spire and/or pinnacle varies considerably from project to project and the area not used may start well below that (as is the case with the BK).

3 - There is a very good reason the CTBUH dropped the height to roof measurement .......

4 - It was looking like an old fashioned height race rivalling the early 20th century between this project, Mabarak al Kiber, and Nakheel tower, a year or two ago. History now but it woulda been good.


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actually we may get another great same in a few years, maybe one of these old projects or a new one will take shape too. the Nakheel tower is dead as we know, but Mabarak al Kiber could make a return one day and don't forget about the solar tower proposals which may be a serious contestant for tallest structure. also i could imagine that hybrid towers may be a future, like the buildings get higher with a pinacle, but the floor count doesnt rise that much and only signals and stuff and an observation deck is build higher.
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Old August 6th, 2011, 05:04 PM   #2336
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the site is on the right of the pic...
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im not exactly sure about the location of kingdom tower within that space, but its around there.
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I actually think it may even not be on that pic (more to the right probably). But it shows large part of the kingdom city site.
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I actually think it may even not be on that pic (more to the right probably). But it shows large part of the kingdom city site.
yeah, i just wanted to show where about it is, not the exact location
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