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Old October 22nd, 2010, 07:37 PM   #1361
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Somewhere in this thread is proposed design for this tower..Much better that this golden one...That's the one I would like to see...
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 07:54 PM   #1362
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i only know this other design. i remember it being around here for quite a long time when i wasn't yet a member and this one was also used on skyscraperpage.com: http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?buildingID=82759
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 07:57 PM   #1363
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No, not this one.. I'm gonna find it, just a second..
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 08:12 PM   #1364
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Here it is..

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Old October 22nd, 2010, 08:16 PM   #1365
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i like the design a lot. its funny though how the roof is smaller then in Burj Khalifa

edit: they should make an office high up and not at the borrom though :P would still be amazing to live in this building wow
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 08:50 PM   #1366
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i like the design a lot. its funny though how the roof is smaller then in Burj Khalifa

edit: they should make an office high up and not at the borrom though :P would still be amazing to live in this building wow
Yeah..I wonder if the new design is goin' to be better than this..
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 08:53 PM   #1367
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for sure is that it will be a pyramidlike structure though, i mean that slowly goes towards a pinnacle i think. but yeah we will see i hope the design comes out in the next days
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 09:17 PM   #1368
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we all wait with baited breath now .
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 09:22 PM   #1369
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we all wait with baited breath now .
and i really wonder when construction will be planned to end. It's awesome to see the project finally rolling. i hope construction will start in 3 weeks and not be pushed to another date
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 03:19 AM   #1370
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ok, only 2 days have passed .. 19 days more left :p
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 04:01 AM   #1371
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Here it is..
That is SOM's design.
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 04:59 AM   #1372
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Hi all.

Yes the render I posted some time ago is a SOM vision. I was just saying I wouldn't have a problem if it was close to this.

Also, it is possible it is an AS design done while he was still at SOM.

I agree with Killer that anything over 1000 meters will be bitchin.
1600 would be more bitchin tho ...


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Old October 23rd, 2010, 10:31 AM   #1373
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Dude, if they started a real mile high tower, that'd be the most amazing thing of the 21st century! Go Saudi!
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 03:10 PM   #1374
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Hi all.

Yes the render I posted some time ago is a SOM vision. I was just saying I wouldn't have a problem if it was close to this.

Also, it is possible it is an AS design done while he was still at SOM.

I agree with Killer that anything over 1000 meters will be bitchin.
1600 would be more bitchin tho ...


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1600m would easily make Burj Khalifa look like a baby highrise. And yeah that would be bitching

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Dude, if they started a real mile high tower, that'd be the most amazing thing of the 21st century! Go Saudi!
Most amazing thing yet. but the 21st century is long and if it really is 1600m tall i still have my doubts that it will stay the tallest building on earth for more than 25 years. Maybe not even 10
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 03:19 PM   #1375
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Kuwait is planning one, and we are still waiting for china :p
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I'm so glad we're this generation which will see architecture goin' above 1000 m for the first time..
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 03:24 PM   #1377
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I'm so glad we're this generation which will see architecture goin' above 1000 m for the first time..
it's just the beginning
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 03:37 PM   #1378
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especially in that region. I mean it's like the first building over 250m and it will define everything in that city.
there are over 6 towers under-construction that are taller than 200m and other super talls.. oldest one is:

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Jeddah Fountain, is the tallest water fountain in the world. Located in the coast of Jeddah, west coast of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The fountain jets water 312 metres (1,024 ft) above the Red Sea. It was donated to the city of Jeddah by King Fahd, hence its name. The fountain is visible throughout the entire vicinity of Jeddah. The water it ejects can reach a speed of 375 kilometres (233 mi) per hour with a weight exceeding 18 tons. It was constructed between 1980 and 1983 and began operating in 1985. The fountain uses saltwater taken from the Red Sea instead of freshwater. It uses over 500 spotlights to illuminate the fountain at night.

On Wednesday, 17th February 2010, Othar Lawrence (USA), Red Bull Air Force Sky Diving base-jumper (35 years), achieved a unique global record through a historic leap along King Fahad fountain on Red Sea Corniche, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

On 27th March 2010, the fountain's lights were turned off in a support for Earth Hour 2010.

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Old October 23rd, 2010, 03:55 PM   #1379
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i also totally forgot about the lamar towers. but still even with another supertall this giant will be far out of reach and define the skyline for its own. Even more extreme than Taipei 101 does

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show....php?p=5026388
this thread has the designs and news short for an overview
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 08:14 PM   #1380
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also, i wonder if other skyscrapers are planned together with this project directly next to the main building, since it's a big empty plot they have, considering i looked at the right place on google earth
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