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Old December 23rd, 2009, 02:32 PM   #941
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multiplex and probably the best builder of high rise in the world. Dubai, asia, London, Oz and now they have been bought by Brookfiled look for them to hit US market big time .mate get out of retirement ville melbourne and look at what multis have done and where they have done it.
In Dubai they are the kings of fast jack up construction
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 03:59 AM   #942
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Crazy tall!
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:14 AM   #943
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is this thing going to happen or what?
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 07:46 AM   #944
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is this thing going to happen or what?
If hell freezes over 100 times, it will have a 4% chance.
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It would of been 655m tall or 2184 ft tall. Location would of been of course Dubai.
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ANARA WHAT COULD OF BEEN THE MOST AWESOME BUILDING EVER.

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Old January 3rd, 2010, 03:30 PM   #945
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Good odds, I'm looking forward to see it rising!!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #946
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If hell freezes over 100 times, it will have a 4% chance.
haha so that means yes?
when will ground breaking start?
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Old January 5th, 2010, 11:53 AM   #947
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Builder of tallest tower aims higher still

"The builders of the Burj Khalifa are already lining up to secure multibillion-dollar contracts on the planned 1.1km Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia, the most likely successor to the title of tallest tower in the world."

Let the race Begin !


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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:01 PM   #948
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..........pfffffff... what's gonna be next??
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Old January 5th, 2010, 02:26 PM   #949
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..........pfffffff... what's gonna be next??
Bridge to the Moon...
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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #950
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Besix the Belguim firm that helpt to build the Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai) is in the running to build the next level of vertical city's !!!

http://www.tijd.be/nieuws/ondernemin...205055-431.art
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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:11 PM   #951
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..........pfffffff... what's gonna be next??
This?
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Old January 5th, 2010, 10:59 PM   #952
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multiplex and probably the best builder of high rise in the world. Dubai, asia, London, Oz and now they have been bought by Brookfiled look for them to hit US market big time .mate get out of retirement ville melbourne and look at what multis have done and where they have done it.
In Dubai they are the kings of fast jack up construction
I don't question Multiplex's influence around the world, nor their ability as a global operation to build such a monster.

My point is that it was Multiplex AUSTRALIA that was mentioned, and yes, Multiplex AUSTRALIA have predominently experience building retirement villages and low-level (sub 200m) high rise.

Get off your soap boxes and actually read what I was saying before making remarks. If it was posted that Multiplex were bidding fair enough, but it was specific to thew Australian branch, who have little to no experience as an individual sector is building anything or this magnitude.

And Melbourne is far from retirement ville thanks chap - highest residential floor in the world, with another 2 highrise / supertalls currently under planning stages. Not quite New York/Dubai/Hong Kong, but not retirement ville either.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 08:57 AM   #953
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MEED:

A joint venture of the local El-Seif Engineering & Contracting and Belgium’s Six Construct has now joined the three other contracting groups that were shortlisted in September by the project’s client, Saudi investment firm Kingdom Holding.A joint venture of the local El-Seif Engineering & Contracting and Belgium’s Six Construct has now joined the three other contracting groups that were shortlisted in September by the project’s client, Saudi investment firm Kingdom Holding.
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Old January 6th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #954
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This?
It will look like this ??
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Old January 6th, 2010, 09:50 PM   #955
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No, that's a totally different visionary thing
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #956
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I don't like it. A mile is visionary, but doesn't really seem practical. What can you even do with a mile high tower? :l
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Old January 6th, 2010, 10:18 PM   #957
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I don't like it. A mile is visionary, but doesn't really seem practical. What can you even do with a mile high tower? :l
A taller tower means more office space, hotel rooms, apartments, condominiums, etc. Might not be practical. Certainly a dozen 100m towers could do the work of one Kingdom Tower, but that wouldn't be very fun.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #958
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A taller tower means more office space, hotel rooms, apartments, condominiums, etc. Might not be practical. Certainly a dozen 100m towers could do the work of one Kingdom Tower, but that wouldn't be very fun.
Although large scale vertical development is expensive in the long run is more sustainable than having tenths or hundreds of small high-rises. Utilities are more effectively managed and land around such supertalls can be used in more creative and useful ways.
The funny thing is that if we create entirely vertical cities with skyscrapers from +400m we could probably reclaim 50% or more of the currently occupied land.
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Old January 7th, 2010, 01:18 AM   #959
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They need to revert back to the second design, this new one is terrible

Other than that, I hope they make a kilo-tall soon
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:04 AM   #960
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The Middle East's Tall Towers; where are they now?

Over the past decade a number of high-rise towers have been announced across the GCC, with each slated to become focal points or record breakers in their respective countries. With the official launch of the world's tallest tower, the 800+ metre Burj Dubai, AMEinfo.com takes a look at some of the other announced landmark towers and sees how far these have progressed.


The Kingdom Tower, Saudi Arabia

Nakheel Tower, Dubai

The Doha Convention Centre and Tower, Qatar

The Burj Mubarak al-Kabir, Kuwait

The Pentominium, Dubai



Nakheel Tower, Dubai

Nakheel Tower, previously called Al Burj, was a project that was showcased by master-developer Nakheel. Design plans supposedly showed the tower to be more than 1km tall, at 1,050 metres, which would be higher than the Burj Dubai, built by rival Emaar. The tower was first planned to be the centrepiece of the Palm Jumeirah in 2003, but its proposed location was moved several times, ultimately to a plot near Jumeirah Lake Towers. However, the project was put on hold in January 2009 due to financial problems and according to some reports was subsequently cancelled in December 2009 in the wake of the Dubai World debt standstill.

Status: On hold

Burj Mubarak al-Kabir, Kuwait

Part of the Madinat al-Hareer 'City of Silk' project in Kuwait, the Burj Mubarak al-Kabir skyscraper is planned to top out at 3,284 feet, or 1,001 metres, in order to reflect the Arabian fairy tale One Thousand and One Arabian Nights. The building will include seven vertically-stacked 30-storey 'neighbourhoods', including apartments, offices, and hotels. Linking the neighbourhoods will be several four-storey 'town squares'. Work on the tower has progressed slowly. It was originally slated to be completed in 2016.

Status: In development


Doha Convention Centre and Tower, Qatar

The Doha Convention Centre and Tower is a 105-storey, 500m glass tower designed to be built on the Corniche by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment and Development Company. The mixed-use tower, which will reach 105 storeys, will be home to a hotel with 300 guest rooms, 80 serviced apartments, and 300 residential apartments. The Convention Centre, adjacent to the tower, will provide 100,000 square metres of convention space.

Status: On hold

Kingdom Tower, Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom Tower is a skyscraper to be built in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia which was initially proposed to reach a height of one mile (1,600m). However its final design was believed to be closer to 1,400m. The tower, which was being developed by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal's Kingdom Holding Company, was expected to involve an investment of up to $10bn. Three architects have been shortlisted to prepare the concept design for its planned 1-kilometre-tall Kingdom Tower.

Status: Under tender

Pentominium, Dubai

The Pentominium, a residential building under construction in Dubai Marina, will be the tallest all-residential building in the world upon completion and currently has the highest projected height of any residential building under construction, according to Aedas, the project designers. The 124-storey tower aims to provide the "most luxurious apartments in the world", and its developer, Trident, has secured deals with Rolls Royce, Azimut yachts, Tiffany, Swarovski, and Bang & Olufsen to provide various design elements and amenities.

Status: In development

Jeff Florian, Senior Reporter
http://www.ameinfo.com/220283.html
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