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Old August 20th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #121
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Marina 101 is not residential. More then half of the tower will be Crownee Plaza Hotel Apartments.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #122
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oh yeah? what has useage planned thus far? was it mixed?
Seeing that the bottom 1/3 has balconies suggests the bottom is indeed residential, however the rest have what seams to be some double height floors and that is interesting. Would they be loft style apartments or double floor offices. I think we have to wait for long to find it out, is not that the developer is known to communicate with the public, plus the space can only be leased in SZR so "transparency with the public" is in-existent.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 12:24 PM   #123
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what's the definition though? Because Silk City in Kuwait is majorly going to be apartments and it's 1,100 meters
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Old August 20th, 2008, 01:04 PM   #124
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Princess tower Dubai looks like a shit kitsch fairytale tower. I don't like it! The others look good!
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Old August 20th, 2008, 02:29 PM   #125
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You mean like from a "1001 nights" story with prince and princesses? Guess what ...
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Old August 20th, 2008, 03:42 PM   #126
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what's the definition though? Because Silk City in Kuwait is majorly going to be apartments and it's 1,100 meters
i only know the definition they write on Emporis. they say over 90% apartements it is an residental tower.

but i don't belive Burj Mubarak will have 90% residental using
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Old August 20th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #127
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I work on the 40th floor of a skyscraper in London and when the wind blows it moves ....... A lot! It doesn't sway, it judders, like the ground shakes when a huge train goes past.

If it does that on the 40th, what would it be like on the 140th floor. Would anyone really want to live in an apartment that is constantly shaking?

p.s. my building is steel with a concrete core - I presume an all concrete structure wouldn't move as much.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #128
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I work on the 40th floor of a skyscraper in London and when the wind blows it moves ....... A lot! It doesn't sway, it judders, like the ground shakes when a huge train goes past.

If it does that on the 40th, what would it be like on the 140th floor. Would anyone really want to live in an apartment that is constantly shaking?

p.s. my building is steel with a concrete core - I presume an all concrete structure wouldn't move as much.
but your building probably doesnt have a damper
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Old August 20th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #129
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If it does that on the 40th, what would it be like on the 140th floor. Would anyone really want to live in an apartment that is constantly shaking?
I heard from people living in the john hancock tower in chicago, that they're used to the constant swinging of the building. I think you can get used to pretty much everything.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #130
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I heard from people living in the john hancock tower in chicago, that they're used to the constant swinging of the building. I think you can get used to pretty much everything.
Yes, and somme people live on a boat.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 01:01 AM   #131
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Cul's diagram illustrates how silly the rules are. Is Pentominium really the talllest ?

I completely agree...spires should never be counted as height....should be the roof of the top floor. Biggest example so far is the Petronas Towers....never shoulda been counted as a WTB.

I also agree about the tops and sides of the buildings in Dubai....very cool architecture. I think the skyline will be the best anywhere in a few short years.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 01:32 AM   #132
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I work on the 40th floor of a skyscraper in London and when the wind blows it moves ....... A lot! It doesn't sway, it judders, like the ground shakes when a huge train goes past.

If it does that on the 40th, what would it be like on the 140th floor. Would anyone really want to live in an apartment that is constantly shaking?

p.s. my building is steel with a concrete core - I presume an all concrete structure wouldn't move as much.
If you think about it it shouldn't be as bad in a larger building. Sure the distance it moves at the top is greater but what's important is not the distance, not the speed but the acceleration. A larger building will have smaller accelerations.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 05:46 PM   #133
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Building build out of Steel are more prone to movements. Conrete buildings are way more solid; I've been countless times at the bar on top of Emirates Jumeirah Hotel Tower, almost 250 meters above ground, and I have never felt even the slightest of movement.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 07:01 PM   #134
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same with the TV Tower in Berlin, i didn't felt anything
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Old August 21st, 2008, 08:58 PM   #135
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I completely agree...spires should never be counted as height....should be the roof of the top floor. Biggest example so far is the Petronas Towers....never shoulda been counted as a WTB.
That's why CTBUH use 4 categories for measuring height for tallest building, in that case for tallest residential, Pentominium will hold first and fourth categories by his spire and the CS will hold the second and third categories by his roof height.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 06:19 AM   #136
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wow, the Spire looks way fatter than Pentominium! Fatter than anything in fact other than Eureka Tower. We need to get the first FAA height breaker but it is difficult, but not impossible to exceed the height, I guess if you build an 800m tower, you would need like a 2km diameter 'no fly zone'
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Old September 1st, 2008, 03:22 AM   #137
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looks like 23marina will be next worlds tallest apartments ,

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Old September 1st, 2008, 04:06 AM   #138
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Old September 1st, 2008, 09:03 PM   #139
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the pentominium just looks ridiculous with that spire, a poor attempt to add hight to a good design. Lesson 1 on how to ruin a building....
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i only know the definition they write on Emporis. they say over 90% apartements it is an residental tower.

but i don't belive Burj Mubarak will have 90% residental using
ctbuh definition is 85 % for residential
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