daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > Megatalls

Megatalls Discussions of projects under construction at least 600m/2,000 ft tall.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old September 22nd, 2007, 03:34 AM   #101
DarkFenX
A B C
 
DarkFenX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,669
Likes (Received): 14

Is this even needed? The surrounding area of this city isn't even built up yet.
__________________
[CENTER][SIZE=2]

BOSTON - CITY OF CHAMPIONS

NE Patriots 2001 - NE Patriots 2003 - NE Patriots 2004 - Boston Red Sox 2004 - Boston Red Sox 2007 - Boston Celtics 2008 - Boston Bruins 2011 - Boston Red Sox 2013 - NE Patriots 2014

NijmegenCity liked this post
DarkFenX no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old September 22nd, 2007, 03:45 AM   #102
Brendan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Wollongong, NSW
Posts: 2,219
Likes (Received): 23

deleted
__________________

NijmegenCity liked this post

Last edited by Brendan; January 1st, 2012 at 07:44 PM.
Brendan no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2007, 10:05 AM   #103
Kame
Very nice, how much?
 
Kame's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,134
Likes (Received): 2468

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
Oh my God. The future is here..
there have been proposals like this more than 50 years ago like frank lloyd wright's masterpiece "the illinois":

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

i guess also jeddah's mile high tower won't get build, they just don't need it!
__________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________

Kiel - Some photos every few days ***** Germany - Some photos every few days ***** Hamburg - Some photos every few days

NijmegenCity liked this post
Kame no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2007, 11:28 AM   #104
Skyman
LA Resident
 
Skyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Los Angeles, CA UNITED STATES
Posts: 5,338
Likes (Received): 1377

The height is really cool but I don't like the design
__________________

NijmegenCity liked this post
Skyman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2007, 11:40 AM   #105
Amrafel
Bratislava YIMBY
 
Amrafel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia/Prague, Czech Republic
Posts: 7,752
Likes (Received): 5023

yeah, It reminds me Imperial city in Oblivion

but I think its impossible to build buildings like this
__________________
FRESH UPDATES AND INFORMATION ABOUT BRATISLAVA DEVELOPMENT ON

BRATISLAVA YIMBY.

NijmegenCity liked this post
Amrafel no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2007, 12:10 PM   #106
Twipsy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 76
Likes (Received): 4

I just measured in Google Earth how much 1600 metres really is.

In New York itīs from Columbus Circle to Bryant Parlk:


In Chicago itīs from River East Center to 333 West Wacker:


In Hong Kong itīs from 2IFC to Central Plaza:
__________________

NijmegenCity liked this post

Last edited by Twipsy; September 22nd, 2007 at 12:16 PM.
Twipsy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2007, 02:19 PM   #107
Jibran
LOVE PAKISTAN
 
Jibran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Karachi/Atlanta/New York
Posts: 117
Likes (Received): 9

i like Burj Dubai
__________________

NijmegenCity liked this post
Jibran no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 22nd, 2007, 02:20 PM   #108
Jibran
LOVE PAKISTAN
 
Jibran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Karachi/Atlanta/New York
Posts: 117
Likes (Received): 9

lets wait and see how is one turn out to be
__________________

NijmegenCity liked this post
Jibran no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2007, 08:36 AM   #109
Adi-Romania(Boston)
Registered User
 
Adi-Romania(Boston)'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 229
Likes (Received): 12

Id like an answer to this if anyone knows. Anyone know the actual height of towers in the new star wars movies? Some of those looked really really tall.
__________________

NijmegenCity liked this post
Adi-Romania(Boston) no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2007, 01:49 PM   #110
ZZ-II
I love Skyscrapers
 
ZZ-II's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Ingolstadt in Bavaria
Posts: 33,512
Likes (Received): 6535

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adi-Romania(Boston) View Post
Id like an answer to this if anyone knows. Anyone know the actual height of towers in the new star wars movies? Some of those looked really really tall.
as far as i know in star wars they reach far over 2000m
ZZ-II no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2007, 01:52 PM   #111
KB
Moderator
 
KB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 11,827
Likes (Received): 6805

Wow! looks cool.

Lets wait and see if that happens... but Jeddah seems an unlikely place for a building that tall, no? I mean there must be an accomodation crisis there but one would expect loads of flats, hostels etc rather than a mile-high building for luxurious living as these won't come cheap.

KB no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2007, 01:56 PM   #112
godexter91
Registered User
 
godexter91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Jeddah/Dubai
Posts: 34
Likes (Received): 16

Jeddah is also improving its skyline as it is the commercial capital of saudi arabia like dubai of UAE
__________________

NijmegenCity liked this post
godexter91 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2007, 05:14 PM   #113
Saudi guy
Moderator
 
Saudi guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tampa,Fl
Posts: 6,556
Likes (Received): 4156

Quote:
Originally Posted by kbboy View Post
Wow! looks cool.

Lets wait and see if that happens... but Jeddah seems an unlikely place for a building that tall, no? I mean there must be an accomodation crisis there but one would expect loads of flats, hostels etc rather than a mile-high building for luxurious living as these won't come cheap.

In fact, the Jeddah municipality now plans in five regions to make them base for skyline.
__________________
Jeddah Disaster 25/11/2009 - We will not forget flood victims
Saudi guy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2007, 05:26 PM   #114
Gattberserk
Smith
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Singapore
Posts: 376
Likes (Received): 17

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZZ-II View Post
as far as i know in star wars they reach far over 2000m
The best part was in episode 2 attack of the clones, there was this part they were talking in a lift or something, despite the speed of the super evelator, it was long enough for them to finish the conversation just by travelling down.
__________________
WORLD TALLEST STRUCTURE


Kingdom Tower of Jeddah

NijmegenCity liked this post
Gattberserk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2007, 09:31 PM   #115
Krom
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 23
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicagophotoshop View Post
escalator to the moon.
There's already a lot of people trying to find a way to build a space elevator.
__________________

NijmegenCity liked this post
Krom no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2007, 10:07 PM   #116
Newcastle Guy
Registered User
 
Newcastle Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 9,096
Likes (Received): 317

I like the way this looks really 'Coruscant'. I wish there could be a city where there were hundreds of towers this tall are as dense as a city like HK or NY, but I can't see that happening for a few hundred years yet

This looks like a very strong design, I really like it.
__________________

NijmegenCity liked this post
Newcastle Guy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 24th, 2007, 11:48 PM   #117
the sock
Registered User
 
the sock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,725
Likes (Received): 80

how wide would the tower be?
__________________

NijmegenCity liked this post
the sock no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 25th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #118
ZZ-II
I love Skyscrapers
 
ZZ-II's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Ingolstadt in Bavaria
Posts: 33,512
Likes (Received): 6535

i guess 100m or more
ZZ-II no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 25th, 2007, 12:25 AM   #119
Saudi guy
Moderator
 
Saudi guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tampa,Fl
Posts: 6,556
Likes (Received): 4156

don't forget it's three towers connected in that case it's included in width.
__________________
Jeddah Disaster 25/11/2009 - We will not forget flood victims
Saudi guy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 25th, 2007, 12:50 AM   #120
ZZ-II
I love Skyscrapers
 
ZZ-II's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Near Ingolstadt in Bavaria
Posts: 33,512
Likes (Received): 6535

ok that makes probably 500m or so
ZZ-II no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
hypertall, jeddah economic city, jeddah tower, kingdom tower, megatall, tallest

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu