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Old October 5th, 2008, 10:50 PM   #1
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DUBAI | Nakheel Tower | 1000m+ | 3280ft+ | 200 fl+ | Canceled

The Nakheel Tower

• The Nakheel Tower will be more than a kilometre high

• It will have over 200 floors

• It will have approximately 150 lifts

• The design structure of four separate elements allows for structural rigidity while also allowing the wind to pass freely in the spaces between the skybridges reducing the overall wind load

• Total volume of concrete will be 500,000 cu m

• All of the reinforcing bars laid end to end could stretch from Dubai to New York (1/4 of the way around the world)

• The tower will have 20 km of barrettes – (almost 400 barrettes). Barrettes are a form of pile used to make the foundation. A single foundation barrette has the capacity to support a 50 storey building.

• The building has enough cooling capacity to air-condition over 14,000 modern homes or to service 14 luxury resort hotels each with 2,000 rooms and all the public areas and amenities

• The building is so tall that it experiences five different microclimatic conditions over its height, each with individual design features

• The temperature in the atmosphere at the top of the building can be as much as 10 degrees cooler than the bottom

• Due to the high speed shuttle lifts one may be able to see the sunset twice from the bottom and again from the top of the building

• The goal is to achieve the highest LEED certification we can for a building this size

• There will be approximately 10,000 car parking spaces in Nakheel Tower

• Nakheel Tower and podium combined will be in excess of 2 million sq m







http://www.tradearabia.com/news/REAL_150270.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...-1km-high.html




OK, this is a fresh start now that an official statement has been made. The old thread is so full of crap that stinks so badly that I've no choice but to get rid of the entire thing.
Please keep it civil.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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Amazing tower, especially its height. It's like Dubai has gone insane with all the proposals!
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Old October 5th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #3
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Another amazing building for Dubai!!
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Old October 5th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #4
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Sorry for asking, but shouldn't it become a WTB thread now?
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Old October 5th, 2008, 10:59 PM   #5
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i think it will when it is U/C.

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Old October 5th, 2008, 11:01 PM   #6
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STAR WAR TOWER .
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Old October 5th, 2008, 11:09 PM   #7
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Very futuristic...Can't wait for more informations...
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Old October 5th, 2008, 11:19 PM   #8
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• Due to the high speed shuttle lifts one may be able to see the sunset twice from the bottom and again from the top of the building
That's so sick
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Old October 5th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #9
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Well. What can you say? On the one hand, it's going to be another stunning technical and engineering achievement for mankind. On the other hand, it's a disgusting display of wealth and ego.

I hope the construction teams have good pay and working conditions.

And by the way, I hope this thread doesn't become the usual spamfest, with endless short comments like "wow!", "cool", etc...
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Old October 5th, 2008, 11:37 PM   #10
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ONE SMALL KILOMETER FOR A MAN, ONE GIANT KILOMETER FOR MANKIND
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Old October 5th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #11
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holy ****
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From the top of the tower, Earth's curvature will be clearly visible...That's sick...
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Old October 5th, 2008, 11:42 PM   #13
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Old October 5th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #14
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more than a decade to complete, yikes
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Old October 5th, 2008, 11:44 PM   #15
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in the picture it looks more like 1100m..and what I don't like is that the floors and at 800m and at 1000m are technical ones ..I hope they'll make it taller that it looks now
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From the top of the tower, Earth's curvature will be clearly visible...That's sick...
No it won't, you can't even see it from a plane.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 11:53 PM   #17
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This is amazing for Dubai, however how can anybody claim that all these megatall skyscrapers won't be empty. I mean, Dubai is building like 10-20 500 meter+ tall buildings. I love the fact that the have the balls, but the brains are clearly not working.
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See how pathetic the Freedom Tower looks, this scraper will be half built when they finally finish the WTC. LO.
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Location of the Tall Tower...

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Old October 6th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #20
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No it won't, you can't even see it from a plane.
Really?? Didn't know that...
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