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Old April 13th, 2016, 12:23 PM   #14721
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Normally I like tall things, but I don't like this new Dubai tower. If they want to build taller than their own Burj Khalifa and SA's Kingdom tower, at least be classy about it and propose a beautifully ambitious tower that stands free. This thing looks like an ugly pos and is held up with wires. It may end up taller than the KT but the KT will forever be the superior building to me.
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Old April 13th, 2016, 12:41 PM   #14722
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bitter much? Jeddah tower is awesome as well as the new Dubai Tower .. both are superior in their own way! thank God no one cares what you think then
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Old April 13th, 2016, 01:39 PM   #14723
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Nah, just not interested in ugly towers held up by wires. I'd be ecstatic if Dubai was going to build a proper tower that dwarfed the KT but this thing looks really sad.
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Old April 13th, 2016, 02:58 PM   #14724
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The architect of that tower in Dubai is Calatrava. I'm from Spain (like him) and I know how does he make buildings. Just a shit xD. He always spend more money than spected, or he doesn't even build anything (see Chicago Spire).

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Old April 13th, 2016, 03:26 PM   #14725
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Old April 14th, 2016, 09:53 AM   #14726
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The architect of that tower in Dubai is Calatrava. I'm from Spain (like him) and I know how does he make buildings. Just a shit xD. He always spend more money than spected, or he doesn't even build anything (see Chicago Spire).

And sorry for my English D:
And probably cables will be merely decorative with no structural pourpose.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 12:42 PM   #14727
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Old April 14th, 2016, 12:45 PM   #14728
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What height are we now?
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Old April 14th, 2016, 12:56 PM   #14729
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Old April 14th, 2016, 02:03 PM   #14730
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I would feel sorry for the people who are behind Jeddah Tower if the Iconic Tower gets up and finnished before Jeddah Tower and Jeddah Tower never gets the title of worlds tallest
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Old April 14th, 2016, 02:43 PM   #14731
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I would feel sorry for the people who are behind Jeddah Tower if the Iconic Tower gets up and finnished before Jeddah Tower and Jeddah Tower never gets the title of worlds tallest
you shouldn't feel sorry that tower is more like tokyo skytree and CN tower i wouldn't be surprised if that tower wouldn't even be in the list of the world tallest since skytree in japan is not
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Old April 14th, 2016, 03:14 PM   #14732
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Debate over definitions
The assessment of the height of artificial structures has been controversial. Various standards have been used by different organisations which has meant that the title of world's tallest structure or building has changed depending on which standards have been accepted. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat have changed their definitions over time. Some of the controversy regarding the definitions and assessment of tall structures and buildings has included the following:

the definition of a structure, a building and a tower
whether a structure, building or tower under construction should be included in any assessment
whether a structure, building or tower has to be officially opened before it is assessed
whether structures built in and rising above water should have their below-water height included in any assessment.
whether a structure, building or tower that is guyed is assessed in the same category as self-supporting structures.

Within an accepted definition of a building further controversy has included the following factors:

whether only habitable height of the building is considered
whether communication towers with observation galleries should be considered "habitable" in this sense
whether rooftop antennas, viewing platforms or any other architecture that does not form a habitable floor should be included in the assessment
whether a floor built at a high level of a telecommunications or viewing tower should change the tower's definition to that of a "building"
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...s_in_the_world

I think KT will be the tallest building in three years IMHO.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 04:05 PM   #14733
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now i know thank you
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Old April 14th, 2016, 06:19 PM   #14734
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Kingdom Tower will be the tallest building in the World. Period.
As of the Iconic Tower, will be the tallest structure built by men.
For example,
Here in India, we have the tallest building as World one(442 m)(mumbai) although the tallest are the masts of INS Kattabomman(471 m)(tirunelveli).
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Old April 14th, 2016, 07:09 PM   #14735
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Old April 14th, 2016, 08:23 PM   #14736
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Does the site show any prep for those 2 symmetric towers?
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Old April 14th, 2016, 08:32 PM   #14737
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The iconic tower will take one of KT's important things though, the highest observation deck in the world.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 08:32 PM   #14738
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Does the site show any prep for those 2 symmetric towers?
Nope, don't think they'll start anytime soon.
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Old April 14th, 2016, 11:09 PM   #14739
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Does the site show any prep for those 2 symmetric towers?
No! Not so soon...maybe in early 2018 or at the end of 2017!
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Old April 14th, 2016, 11:12 PM   #14740
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We gonna see the work on the mall first
Phase one of the mall is on the northwestern corner of the site
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