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Old October 25th, 2008, 04:00 PM   #461
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Lol about the content in post number 462.

"No tower current or under construction will exceed 2.300 ft."

Good that Burj Dubai already is 2393,45 feet tall or (730m).

and.

"Construction workers will be lifted by helicopter to the top."

What an exxagerated sentence.

This and everything else around this tower seems to me like a big "attention *****"
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Old October 25th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #462
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The construction of skyscraper phalusses always has been a competition of "attention whores".
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Old October 25th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #463
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i know erbsenzähler BUT to use wrong numbers is somethibngs *puke*!
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Old October 25th, 2008, 04:44 PM   #464
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Prince al-Walid bin Talal is currently planning to build a tower in a new city near the Red Sea town of Jeddah that is literally a mile high. At 5,250 ft. and a cost of approximately $10 million, it will double the size of any competitors.



No tower current or under construction will exceed 2.300 ft. Construction workers will be lifted by helicopter to the top.



in http://dailyyeah.com/tag/jeddah-tower/
Damn it's gonna be cheap!
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Old October 25th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #465
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The construction of skyscraper phalusses always has been a competition of "attention whores".
And jealousy over other's achievement has always been part of lazy bum loser's psychic.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #466
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And jealousy over other's achievement has always been part of lazy bum loser's psychic.
Don't think anyone is jealous. Many countries are much richer than Saudi Arabia but do not show their wealth. Look at Norway or Switzerland. The people there enjoy a high quality of live. That is way more important than erecting symbols of decadency.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #467
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The position of the city seems like Manhattan..
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Old October 25th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #468
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It's fun to look at things on display though , that's why people love to go to Las vegas .Dubai is like Las vegas only bigger and with better looking skylines
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Old October 25th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #469
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Don't think anyone is jealous. Many countries are much richer than Saudi Arabia but do not show their wealth. Look at Norway or Switzerland. The people there enjoy a high quality of live. That is way more important than erecting symbols of decadency.
Read my comment, I didn't say "the have not"


... plus, despite how it looks like to the "stuck in own unchanged world", everything is done to secure and/or maintain a decent quality of life for the citizens.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 07:34 PM   #470
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Damn it's gonna be cheap!
Im guessing that person meant to put it as 10 billion
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Old October 25th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #471
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cidade branca posted some outdated info and seemed like he found about the tower few hours ago. No problemo.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 08:16 PM   #472
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WOW! Unbelievable!!! It is kinda sad at same time because a while ago, people tend to get really excited about having world's next tallest building... Now, more and more world's tallest buildings are getting built or planned... I think people might be less appreciated like old days since it is becoming very common to having tons of world's tallest buildings around the world. It is seem like it is all about ego not building the character for any city around the world. At same time, it will be interesting to see this huge tower to get built.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #473
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Guys don't think for a second this madness will end anytime soon cos even more mind boggling buildings are in the works.. The existing ones being build now or in concept will be tiny compared to future ones.. I really dont think there is a limit to what technology can achive. Read article below

The X-Seed 4000 is the tallest building ever fully envisioned, meaning that the designs for construction have been completed.

The X-Seed 4000 "was never meant to be built," says Georges Binder, managing director of Buildings & Data, a firm which compiles data banks on buildings worldwide. "The purpose of the plan was to earn some recognition for the firm, and it worked."[1]

Its proposed 4,000 metres (13,123 ft) height, 6 km (3.7 mi) wide sea-base, and 800 floor capacity could accommodate five hundred thousand to one million inhabitants.

It was designed for Tokyo, Japan by the Taisei Corporation in 1995[2] as a futuristic environment combining ultra-modern living and interaction with nature.[3]

Unlike conventional skyscrapers, the X-Seed 4000 would be required to actively protect its occupants from considerable air pressure gradations and weather fluctuations along its massive elevation. Its design calls for the use of solar power to maintain internal environmental conditions.

A sea-based location and a Mount Fuji shape are some of this building's other major design features — the real Mount Fuji is land-based and is 3,776 m (12,388 ft) in height, nearly 224 m (735 ft) shorter than X-Seed 4000.

Some estimate that the cost to construct the X-Seed 4000 structure may be somewhere between US$300-900 billion, in 2006 dollars.[4]
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Old October 26th, 2008, 03:29 AM   #474
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OLD NEWS, OFF TOPIC.

I guess this thread just invites it.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 01:01 PM   #475
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It's fun to look at things on display though , that's why people love to go to Las vegas .Dubai is like Las vegas only bigger and with better looking skylines
lol, you can go to dubai and sit there and look at the "better looking skylines" all you want, but at least for now, I would prefer a vacation to vegas anyday
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Old October 26th, 2008, 04:19 PM   #476
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Are there any better, high quality renders of the building from all sides (East, West, South, North, Up, Down)?
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Old October 26th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #477
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Are there any better, high quality renders of the building from all sides (East, West, South, North, Up, Down)?
not yet ..
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Old October 27th, 2008, 07:12 AM   #478
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lol, you can go to dubai and sit there and look at the "better looking skylines" all you want, but at least for now, I would prefer a vacation to vegas anyday
First of all, this building is in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Not Dubai which is a completely different country and location. I advise you to educate yourself before you comment on these forums.

Also, at this time, Saudi Arabia does not process a Tourist visa. You have to have a business visa to enter the country. So I guess you better go ahead had head to Vegas.
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Old October 27th, 2008, 04:32 PM   #479
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I thought they started issuing (limited) tourist visas?
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Old October 28th, 2008, 05:16 AM   #480
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