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Old February 1st, 2010, 09:51 PM   #1061
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what is the tower design right now?
is this it (from page 2, this thread) ?

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Old February 2nd, 2010, 12:30 AM   #1062
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that was the original
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 04:11 AM   #1063
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I hope the new design is better then this
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 05:40 AM   #1064
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Yeah the first design is better than the one right now, the only good one was the blue spike and that wasn't anything spectacular. I would expect that it would be as good as the burj khalifa, they're both by the same guy..
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 04:32 PM   #1065
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Yeah the first design is better than the one right now, the only good one was the blue spike and that wasn't anything spectacular. I would expect that it would be as good as the burj khalifa, they're both by the same guy..
I just gope they get rid off the ugly side towers
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 07:21 PM   #1066
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@WiGgLz01,
Before the end of this decade we can probably expect to see three 1KM+ built (Kuwait Jeddah, and Dubai), but before 2030 I envision a few dozen around the world. We can also expect to see several more 700m+ in Asia, especially China.
I don't belive that ever will be more than few 1km towers. Why build them if you can have many smaller towers at the same costs.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 07:45 AM   #1067
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I think that too, people will make a few just to say they did and then after a couple of them it isn't as amazing to do.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 10:53 AM   #1068
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The final design does not look like that...
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Old February 4th, 2010, 11:08 AM   #1069
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What's with the constant posting in this thread when there's no news whatsoever?
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Old February 4th, 2010, 09:48 PM   #1070
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Because we are all anticipating news
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Old February 8th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #1071
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was at a tour of thornton tomasetti in chicago and they said this is moving. but they wouldn't say where it was or give any details. just a quick rendering. thats about all they are releasing....
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Old February 8th, 2010, 10:27 PM   #1072
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also the rendering they showed did not have the two side buildings. the main tower was nearly the same but had some slight differences
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Old February 8th, 2010, 10:30 PM   #1073
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Yeah I don't think later sketches show the side buildings. Those aren't likely to be a part of the tower structure...unless...well we'll see soon I hope.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 10:33 PM   #1074
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well the difference was...im guessing the rendering was recent. it wasnt a sketch, it looked pretty polished and there were what appeared to be like 4 dividing spaces. it wasnt as solid as what we are seeing from the last image. it looked really good actually.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 10:41 PM   #1075
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Hmm...I hope it looked better than the renderings we saw some months back, which was relatively plain. I cannot figure out who did those renderings when they hadn't even picked the firm to design the tower. Would love to see the new renderings though..since you are saying they're good
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Old February 8th, 2010, 10:41 PM   #1076
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im also wondering if there is a height drop or if they are keeping that super secret. all it said was Kingdom tower 2000+ feet.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 10:41 PM   #1077
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Wish you had taken some pics my friend
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Old February 9th, 2010, 01:16 AM   #1078
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Darn, "only" 2000ft
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Old February 10th, 2010, 02:56 PM   #1079
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it will be a major let down if it doesn't reach a 1km high
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Old February 10th, 2010, 03:02 PM   #1080
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it will be a major let down if it doesn't reach a 1km high
yeah exactly. Why even bother if they can only get 800m - 900m </sarcasm>

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