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Old October 9th, 2008, 08:26 AM   #301
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Ok, took awhile to upload the video. Enjoy.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v4zdq2kBgE

If you select High Quality, it'll have enough detail to just make out the altimeter. Looks loads better than the standard video of course.

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Old October 9th, 2008, 08:43 AM   #302
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i prefer the old design, but thats just me..........
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Old October 9th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #303
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And also... I'm curious and here's survey question:

who prefers the previous design?

This seems to be the same design proposed by Pei Partnership Architects on their website: http://www.ppa-ny.com/
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #304
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yes, the previous design is more beautiful, but Burj Dubai is such a cool building it will be sad to see it be replaced lol
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:07 AM   #305
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lol, i agree, it will have its reign for a little while at least though....
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Old October 9th, 2008, 09:43 AM   #306
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Nakheel Tower to become world’s tallest concrete structure

The latest design attempting to breach the dizzying heights of the Burj Dubai has been revealed as the multibillion dollar Nakheel Tower. Designed by the developments wing of major investment company Nakheel, the tower will be more than a kilometre high, covering a space of around 270 hectares, and will become home to around 55,000 people, a workplace for 45,000, and is hoped will attract millions of visitors each year.

Nakheel Tower will comprise of four individual towers within a single structure, a distinctive crescent-shaped podium encircling the base and complementing the structure’s remarkable height. The multibillion-dollar development, commissioned by Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of Dubai World, will also include 250,000 sq m of hotels and hospitality space, 100,000 sq m of retail space and huge expanses of green spaces, including canal walks, parks and landscaping. The Tower itself, cited geographically central to Dubai at the intersection of Sheikh Zayed Road and the Arabian canal, will aim to complement surrounding developments, such as Jumeirah Park and Discovery Gardens.

In terms of design the architects have sought inspiration not just from Islamic design but also from the Islamic principles of inclusion, innovation, diversity, excellence, growth and progress: “These are the principles that have motivated and guided Islamic culture throughout history. Now they are shaping the cities of the future,” explained Sultan Bin Sulayem. To this end, the architects have sought inspiration and incorporated elements from the great Islamic cities of the past such as the gardens of Alhambra in Spain, the harbour of Alexandria in Egypt, and the bridges of Isfahan in Iran.

Sustainability and safety will be key to the development of the tower, with the latest standards and technology incorporated in its development, Sultan Bin Sulayem believes it will “send another message to the world that Dubai has a vision like no other place on earth.”


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Old October 9th, 2008, 10:13 AM   #307
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Think it's a little bit too high in these pictures if you compare it with the Dubai Marina Towers

Looks like a picture from the moon in the first pic
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Old October 9th, 2008, 11:00 AM   #308
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@the real link : Nice video and nice modelisation i luv it
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Old October 9th, 2008, 11:10 AM   #309
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hm, Have to say to that I like the old design much better, it's more beautiful and elegant in a way. the new design is much more collosal and I'm not a fan of the width and the top. I think the new WTB deserves a more interesting design.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 12:33 PM   #310
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And also... I'm curious and here's survey question:

who prefers the previous design?
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Old October 9th, 2008, 01:25 PM   #311
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And also... I'm curious and here's survey question:

who prefers the previous design?

I think that previous design looks much much better . For me the last part of tower in new projects looks awfull .
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Old October 9th, 2008, 02:25 PM   #312
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I agree the render of Al Burj looks better, but that's because of all the lights. The actual building would look not as good as the Nakheel tower I think. And I think they didn't really think about wind and stuff when they made the render. With the Nakheel tower they looked at the practical stuff more. Like wind earthquakes etc.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #313
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Just let nakheel build the tower. its up to them if they go bankrupt. important is we have this tall amazing tower!
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Old October 9th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #314
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Hope they don´t make the same EPIC FAIL as the guys with the Ryugyong hotel in pyongyang. JOKE!
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Old October 9th, 2008, 02:46 PM   #315
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North Korea are UAE are two very different places.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 02:48 PM   #316
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i know i was just joking. I think nakheel will build this tower 100%!

Btw tommorow is a exciting day, the release of the new "mile high tower"!
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Old October 9th, 2008, 02:57 PM   #317
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Well I want to know which tower would be more popular. I honestly think that even the current Nakheel tower will undergo few edition to its designs later on in it's development. Also get the strong feeling that Nakheel and Kingdom holding will be fighting for the highest, in their minds obviously. Maybe Nakheel said the tower is +1km and +200 fls for a reason, so it still could be edited and they're aware that the new mile high tower design is out tommorow. Nakheel would probably not be any happy if kingdom holdings do the same with their tower tomorrow; like +1km and +240fls.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 03:05 PM   #318
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BMHT there is still one major question, who of this two companies is really able to realise a such big project. Where would investros rather invest, Dubai or jeddah?I mean emporis has still the visionary or vison section, where many of those 1km proposals are rotting.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 03:08 PM   #319
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Dubai seems like more attracitve to developers and investers. And will remain so until SA opens up. Which will be a very hard and long path.
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Old October 9th, 2008, 03:16 PM   #320
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To me the former design was better though I like the current design as well...
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