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Old January 12th, 2010, 04:56 PM   #981
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You're statement is partly correct. Population is not directly connected with tall buildings, business is. Demand for office space in NY during the 1920's was insane. Vacany rates were in the low single digits. New office buildings typically opened nearly fully leased.
The occupancy rate in Burj Dubai is at 90%. I would assume another tall building (possibly over 1 km in Dubai) after 5 years would be feasible and possible to build. With the business community expanding in Dubai and 3.5 million projected population growth by 2020 seems to be in Dubai's favour.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 05:39 PM   #982
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i heard that the commercial and business price in dubai quite fall
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Old January 13th, 2010, 06:51 PM   #983
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All the info you need: http://www.zawya.com/projects/projec...60208080028&cc


And idd the release of the final design is this month!





other article:

Architect Adrian Smith aims for mile-high, mixed-use tower.
September 13, 2009

"He is working on a conceptual plan for a mile-high mixed-use skyscraper where people might live, work and who knows what else."

Link: http://archives.chicagotribune.com/2...l-profilesep13
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Old January 14th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #984
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How realistic is this buildings chances of being built. Especially in the current financial situation.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 12:19 AM   #985
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I think it has a pretty good chance! the bad financial situation clearly hasn't stopped them from going ahead with this.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 03:30 AM   #986
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I litterally almost sh*t myself reading that not only will this be designed by adrian smith, but he also aimes for a mile!!! This is amazing, skipping 1kilometer and going all the way to a mile!!!!!!
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Old January 15th, 2010, 06:02 AM   #987
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Can't wait until the final design. I'm a big AS+GG fan
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Old January 15th, 2010, 07:17 AM   #988
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same here my friend. i really hope Smith win's. i'm sure all of us won't be disappointed with his design
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Old January 15th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #989
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these r the tallest proposed building
so i know this is a little old but i had to say something. this building was proposed by frank lloyd wright for the city of chicago. it was his design for a mile high building. this was never intended to be built in jeddah . just thought i would clear that up.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #990
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when should the final designs be submitted
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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:11 AM   #991
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Jeddah is the point of entry for those going to Mecca and Medina as well as it being home to a young and growing population.
I don't know what a ridiculously tall luxury condo/rental tower with offices will do for those people, but hey what do I know? Dubai built all of those buildings in the desert and they didn't have any financial trouble, am I right?
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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #992
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I don't know what a ridiculously tall luxury condo/rental tower with offices will do for those people, but hey what do I know? Dubai built all of those buildings in the desert and they didn't have any financial trouble, am I right?
Don't you think it's ridiculous to compare a major financial and tourist hub like Dubai which is in New York's stature to Jeddah? You can't. As far as Dubai is concerned, London is more broke than Dubai even though they didn't build many towers and are not in the desert.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 01:01 AM   #993
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Don't you think it's ridiculous to compare a major financial and tourist hub like Dubai which is in New York's stature to Jeddah? You can't. As far as Dubai is concerned, London is more broke than Dubai even though they didn't build many towers and are not in the desert.
I wouldn't call either Dubai, NYC, or London broke. They are in debt. London and NY are generating massive wealth. Dubai has some really tall buildings, but it's economy has a long ways to go to match London or NY. NYC GDP is over $1 trillion, London's is about half that. Entire UAE's is less than $200 billion.

Your correct though, comparing NY and Jeddah isn't even close. If the government of Saudi Arabia wants this tower bad enough, it's gonna be built. I can't wait to see some serious renders.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 01:14 AM   #994
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I wouldn't call either Dubai, NYC, or London broke. They are in debt. London and NY are generating massive wealth. Dubai has some really tall buildings, but it's economy has a long ways to go to match London or NY. NYC GDP is over $1 trillion, London's is about half that. Entire UAE's is less than $200 billion.

Your correct though, comparing NY and Jeddah isn't even close. If the government of Saudi Arabia wants this tower bad enough, it's gonna be built. I can't wait to see some serious renders.
I wasn't talking about economy. I was talking about communications, education, security, healthcare to name a few Dubai is like New York. London generating wealth? How come it is in more debt than Dubai?

Anyways, we see how well NYC is doing down there on Wall Street. lol And you are right about comparing NYC to Jeddah. Dubai however is right up to NYC's state of the art facilities.

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Saudi Arabia has the money and resources to build it. I wonder who will be the buyers of office/home space for that tower. Prices could be higher than the BK's announcement.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 01:18 AM   #995
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will this tower actually be 1600m high?
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Old January 17th, 2010, 01:20 AM   #996
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Old January 17th, 2010, 01:31 AM   #997
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well the tower looks realy good, would be fun if they build it
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Old January 17th, 2010, 04:49 AM   #998
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I wasn't talking about economy. I was talking about communications, education, security, healthcare to name a few Dubai is like New York. London generating wealth? How come it is in more debt than Dubai?

Anyways, we see how well NYC is doing down there on Wall Street. lol And you are right about comparing NYC to Jeddah. Dubai however is right up to NYC's state of the art facilities.

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Saudi Arabia has the money and resources to build it. I wonder who will be the buyers of office/home space for that tower. Prices could be higher than the BK's announcement.
and actually you can't compare Dubai to Jeddah..cuz Jeddah is the trade and the financial hub of a 520 billion economy,(Jeddah represent 28.5% of the Saudi G.D.P) with 5,2 million inhabitants,65% of them are under the age of 35 years,73% are locals "Saudi nationals",3 industrial zones with the fourth under-constructions,173 million square meter economical zone under-construction (look up for king Abdullah Economic City in the Saudi forum) plus more than 17 million visitors....etc
about the health care or Education you could look up for some facts before judging
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the difference between Jeddah and Dubai that Jeddah doesn't look usually for the foreigner buyers,and it needs actually more than 1.2 million units over the next 5 years (2009 Survey) just for the local inhabitants,so there is a huge difference between the two cities.Dubai is building magical and amazing stuff aiming to attract more foreigners (workers from all levels, or just visitors) but Jeddah starting to do the same to satisfy the local market need to more unites (Residential, Offices, Commercial)
any way read this
http://www.gulfbase.com/site/interfa....aspx?n=119783

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Old January 17th, 2010, 04:53 AM   #999
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I'd just be worried about how they'd continue construction on it when they get that far up with the winds and all.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 06:58 AM   #1000
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I don't know what a ridiculously tall luxury condo/rental tower with offices will do for those people, but hey what do I know? Dubai built all of those buildings in the desert and they didn't have any financial trouble, am I right?
Dubai isn't the only country to have suffered from the financial crisis, but considering that the Country didn't even go in to recession I'd say it came out rather well.
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