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Old September 7th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #29821
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HiHi Altin.

I think that is the second major re-design ?

Please correct me if I have it wrong.
There were a few revisions between 2, 3, and 4 as well.

1 - 2003 (Grollo) - 560 meters.



2 - 2004 - ??? meters.

Nope, Emaar NEVER presented the Grollo design to the public. The SOM concept (pic 2) was presented in Summer 2003 as a "more then 550 meters tall" proposal.

I remember very well to have shown that render to my brother (along with other Dubai pictures), while first visiting him in Toronto, back in August 2003.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 04:28 PM   #29822
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Then don't mind random people coming here every week asking why it's still here. Because they will, and because they're right.
I feel the same, for a good year now. I guess we're in the minority.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 04:33 PM   #29823
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I guess not everyone comes here to watch towers that actually rise
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Old September 7th, 2011, 05:14 PM   #29824
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Please not again with this shit.

The thread is left here cause it attracts traffic that keeps it relevant on Google's search results, providing more add revenues.

The fact that this thread is always in the main page, unlike some other under-c towers, speaks volumes about the interest.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #29825
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Please not again with this shit.

The thread is left here cause it attracts traffic that keeps it relevant on Google's search results, providing more add revenues.

The fact that this thread is always in the main page, unlike some other under-c towers, speaks volumes about the interest.
Ah that's why, thank you for your explanation.
Cause I heard Fury repeating multiple times that it wasn't completed yet, but it really looked like it was.

But now it's clear to me why it's still on the main pages.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #29826
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Interesting that Dubai is part of Saudi Arabia now ...
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Old September 7th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #29827
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Old September 8th, 2011, 12:31 AM   #29828
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Ah that's why, thank you for your explanation.
Cause I heard Fury repeating multiple times that it wasn't completed yet, but it really looked like it was.

But now it's clear to me why it's still on the main pages.
Fury is also completely right, however, in similar cases that hasn't stopped the admins from considering them complete and move somewhere else.

But, let be honest: None will be checking this thread where it might end up, I don't even have an idea where that place is, and giving up the discussion on this tower, so much taller then anything else around, it will really be shamefull!
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Old September 8th, 2011, 12:34 AM   #29829
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Interesting that Dubai is part of Saudi Arabia now ...
It used to be part of Saudi Arabia from 1785-1810 :P
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Old September 8th, 2011, 05:19 AM   #29830
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Nope, Emaar NEVER presented the Grollo design to the public. The SOM concept (pic 2) was presented in Summer 2003 as a "more then 550 meters tall" proposal.

I remember very well to have shown that render to my brother (along with other Dubai pictures), while first visiting him in Toronto, back in August 2003.
Hi Altin.
Thanks for the info.
So the SOM design was in 2003.
The Grollo was in 2002 ?

On another note - there may be some news on the horizon in regards to a historic BK thread.


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Old September 8th, 2011, 08:42 AM   #29831
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Well, while I was somehow interested before in tall towers (I remember seeing on-line rankings with both Emirates Towers and Burj Al Arab in Top 10), it was this proposal that really got me into them. Slowly I started checking around, started reading from time to time this forum and SSP, was disguisted by the Arab-Israeli fighting, but slowly got the hand of it, till I decided to join in July 2004.

PS: I don't know when they first considered the Grollo desing, Perhaps at the same time they also got the first SOM sketches..
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Old September 8th, 2011, 03:25 PM   #29832
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Old September 8th, 2011, 04:25 PM   #29833
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Oi! I need to do a you-know-what from there
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Old September 8th, 2011, 04:30 PM   #29834
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I know you know what oi!

Friends place... :hugs:
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Old September 8th, 2011, 06:07 PM   #29835
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Old September 8th, 2011, 07:29 PM   #29836
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Old September 8th, 2011, 08:14 PM   #29837
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Old September 9th, 2011, 04:31 AM   #29838
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Hi all.

Downright awesome shots guys.
That first shot is the goods Sale.


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Old September 9th, 2011, 03:51 PM   #29839
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i cant imagine what dubai would have looks like if it didnt have any cancelled or on- hold projects
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Old September 9th, 2011, 06:50 PM   #29840
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Does anyone know the net worth of the entire Burj Khalifa development? I'm curious to know what it's market value is (assuming it keeps it's hotel and business tenants and just the apartments were all for sale) and whether it's worth more than the $4bn(?) it has cost to build.
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