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Old October 17th, 2011, 11:45 AM   #2621
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Old October 17th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #2622
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Smith+Gil architects. I dont recall the number of floors, but it was around 150 with an average floor height of 4m and a mechanical floor height of 6m. The top 300m of the building will be unoccupied.
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Old October 17th, 2011, 08:22 PM   #2623
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Sounds fishy.
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Old October 17th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #2624
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You're confusing my information for the bucket of fish heads on your desk. Now,I don't know why you have a bucket of fishheads, but I'm not one to judge. So while I can't fix your odor problem, I can give you proof. Tom in Chicago saw the same document I did, but he actually took pictures.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...&postcount=371
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Old October 17th, 2011, 10:41 PM   #2625
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Awesome news! Thanks for the height confirmation. Seems like we can update the title thread then.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 12:12 AM   #2626
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1007m is a great height. cant wait to hear what roof height will be
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Old October 18th, 2011, 12:26 AM   #2627
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Top floor is around 680m. 1/3 of the height will be unoccupied. The outdoor platform is located on roughly the top floor.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #2628
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1007, while insanely tall isn't quite the number I was expecting. It seems like they ended up with 1007 just for the sake of passing 1000m but not really wanting or caring to go further. I thought it would've been closer to 1100m after Adrian Smith said "about twice the height of the Sears Tower" in the video posted not too long ago. I was actually betting on 1111m. Oh well. That much more information about the building means that much closer to it being a reality.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:48 AM   #2629
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You shouldn't have been that surprised. You've already seen the SOM design, and that proposal was 1001m. What should surprise you is what the original Smith+Gill proposal looked like. They have a giant 3m tall model of their winning design in the lobby of their office. I should have a photo tomorrow.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 04:23 AM   #2630
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Hi all.

Awesome news STR.

I said from the start - I will be happy with any height over a km. Hell, any height that will make it the next WTS will be exciting.

I wonder if the design is similar to the pics I posted here, a year ago ? They are close to the news release pics a few months ago.

Try and get a good shot of the drawing Tom took 2 shots of, if you can.

Ceremonial groundbreaking on 12 01 01. Although that has no bearing on actual foundation work, it is great news none the less.


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Old October 18th, 2011, 05:35 AM   #2631
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No, it's a much earlier version than what you posted.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:14 PM   #2632
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I think Mr.Adrian Smith said :"almost double the height of sears tower which is .. 2*527 = 1054m+ .So, it's not 1007m !!
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #2633
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No, it's 442,3m x 2 = 884,6m so 1007m is even more than "a little bit" more than twice the sears.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #2634
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So why do you think he said that when we just knew that it's more than 1000m ???
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Old October 18th, 2011, 03:50 PM   #2635
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I think Mr.Adrian Smith said :"double the height of sears tower and a little bit more which is .. 2*527 = 1054m+ .So, it's not 1007m !!
You are very wrong.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqP5DjCx2r0

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Old October 19th, 2011, 02:41 AM   #2637
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I think you're missing the point here. Let's switch places for a second. Imagine you spent a fair amount of your weekend in the office that designed this building. You were surrounded by diagrams and models and renders. Some of those diagrams had clearly marked dimensions on them. Just one number was used for the height. No ambiguity whatsoever.

Then, on Monday, you find out another person was in the same place, and took pictures of some of the diagrams you saw.

Then some random guy on the internet tells you that you must have been mistaken and cites an old youtube video as his only proof. What are you going to think? Are you going to change your mind? No, you aren't.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #2638
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Sorry, but no need for all of this .. what I'm talking about is ..

simply,twice the height of sears tower = what? .. even if it's not the final height !!

he said 2*442 and I said 2*527 there are a difference between the height and the top floor

and that's all
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Old October 19th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #2639
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OFFICIAL height of sears tower: 442m

and even if the official height was different he just said it as a figure, its twice the height of sears tower means its about 1000m. because sears tower is around 450m or 500m if you will
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Old October 20th, 2011, 01:53 AM   #2640
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prince al-waleed himself said that it will be MORE THAN 1000m . Then, how would it be 442*2 (LESS THAN 1000m) while the architect said that it will be as twice the height of sears tower. So, the question now is .. What is the EXACT height of sears tower (not the roof) ??? [remember it must be > 500m]

I've got it 527m from wikipedia :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willis_Tower

Sorry, maybe you two thought I was meaning the roof !!

I think everyone have got my idea after this ..
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