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Old October 14th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #461
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Now that 2 +1000m towers are revealed, the rest of +1000m towers in gulf countries must be getting ready to come out publically.

Murjan Tower (1,022m)

Mubarak al-Kabir Tower (1,001m)

serious competitors for Nakheel tower in the future. Who knows they'll start the gulf war again over tallest buildings.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 07:19 PM   #462
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skyscraperpage has new tower render, burj dubai's top half floors look very thin compared to this one.

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?8978577
I can see the flame towers in that diagram, is the project still on? (sorry for being off topic)

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Old October 14th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #463
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Do you really think, Nakheel will let invest people that need credits for the investment? :-D

There is a project UC by Nakheel, called "the world" they invited celebrities, rich and famous people to buy the islands. It wasn´t like going to a sales center, saying that person X wants to buy the island of france, and then they make a contract and so on.....and i think they will do its simmilar with this tower. And i hate this whole credit crunch discussion here, there are more than enough rich people around the globe that can efford an apartment or office space in this tower. Even singular persons like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs could buy the entire tower!
and obviously we have to admit that the world economic crisis issue is the thing even Dubai cannot ignor.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #464
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Third 1,000m Tower in Middle East ???

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Hot on its heels, the Burj Mubarak Al Kabir, proposed for the planned 'City of Silk' in Kuwait, could also break the 1000-meter barrier. - CNN Technology Section October 13 2008
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See photo 8 of 13 Burj Mubarak Al Kabir, this colossal skyscraper has been proposed for the 'City of Silk' in Kuwait. Work is intended to begin in 2011, with the 1,001 meter-tall building estimated to take 5 years to complete. Civic Arts Eric Kuhne & Associates
- http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/10/...ml#cnnSTCPhoto
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Old October 14th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #465
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I can see the flame towers in that diagram, is the project still on? (sorry for being off topic)

called 'Dubai Towers' my man.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 07:51 PM   #466
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Now that 2 +1000m towers are revealed, the rest of +1000m towers in gulf countries must be getting ready to come out publically.

Murjan Tower (1,022m)

Mubarak al-Kabir Tower (1,001m)

serious competitors for Nakheel tower in the future. Who knows they'll start the gulf war again over tallest buildings.
i wouldnt say there going to be competitors neither for Nakheel tower's or kingdom tower. there going to be under 1,100m's , so there not really competitors
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Old October 15th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #467
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Posted by chefdude in the UAE section many many thx to him

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Took some shots of the site area from the rooftop of Lakepoint yesterday, appologies for the grim colorisation of the photos but the windows were very dirty and there is no open rooftop here.











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Old October 15th, 2008, 01:16 PM   #468
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A slightly edited version of the first picture

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Old October 15th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #469
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I understand your point but the big issue that you're missing is just who is going to occupy these apartments? They are being bought by speculators but might they eventually be occupied by goat herds?

When it comes to giving the developer money those very same speculators are relying on credit not cash.

From today's Gulf News:


Emergency funding for banks with a note of caution that there is extra 'off balance' exposure with developers.

I have admiration for the sheer audacity of the Dubai regeneration plan but like everyone else they rely on banking and inward investment from the rest of the globe and with the current world problems we have to wonder how, not if it will grind to a halt.

This is precisely my question from the beginning of those projects. Who will occupy those hundreds of thousands apartments rooms with average 200 K to 1 M dollar each? They must be those foreigners since all Dubains already have their own houses.

Is it not too ambitious to build all at once in a short of time?

Anyway, their own money, not mine. They have all their best experts to calculate everything. But Lehman Brothers also has all the best bankers in the world and we know the rest of the story.

Amen!
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Old October 15th, 2008, 02:22 PM   #470
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Fix them a bit:



















And now please Can somebody tell us what is going on each pic becouse it seems there is a lot of different action?
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Old October 15th, 2008, 02:27 PM   #471
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Fix them a bit:
You sir, need to calibrate your screen!
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Old October 15th, 2008, 02:33 PM   #472
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Maybe its too much yellow but isn't it on desert :P
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Old October 15th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #473
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I think you went too heavy on the red :P

But yeah, it sure is closer to reality.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 04:35 PM   #474
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Only the 1st picture shows the site where the tower will be. The 2nd is the Park-And-Ride facility for the nearby Metro Station and the other pictures show auxiliary sites.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #475
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It made it look an old picture.
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Old October 15th, 2008, 05:08 PM   #476
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Nice photos for the archives to look back on when this is completed in 10 or 12 years.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Burj

So Woods Bagot of Australia is architect???


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There appears to be a new architect on the project, with Woods Bagot replacing Pei Partnership[1].
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Old October 15th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #478
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Many thx for the shots . dunno why you're so pessimistic about the construction malec
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Old October 15th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #479
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Engineers appointed for world's tallest tower

on Wednesday, 15 October 2008

TALLEST TOWER: WSP Group has been appointed structural engineers for Nakheel's ambitious project.Consultancy firm WSP Group has been appointed structural engineer for Nakheel’s project to build the world’s tallest tower in Dubai, the company announced on Wednesday.
UK-based WSP said it was already working on plans for the more than one-kilometre high structure, which Nakheel unveiled last week as part of the multi-billion dollar Nakheel Harbour and Tower development.

WSP revealed it was also playing a major role in Meraas Development’s $95 billion Jumeira Gardens scheme, Dubai’s first master planned urban regeneration development, also launched last week.

The company said it was an integral part of the Meraas’s program management team supporting the development of the master plan and infrastructure works for the scheme, to be delivered over many years.

Chris Cole, WSP Group chief executive officer, said he expected the firm’s business operations in the Middle East to grow significantly in the next few years.
"Success in winning projects of the calibre of the Nakheel Tower and Jumeira Gardens is a strong endorsement of our strategy to increase our global business and provide our employees with the opportunity to work on major landmark projects around the world.

"We expect to announce our appointment to further high-profile schemes across the Middle East in the very near future,” he said.

Work on-site is already underway for a third high-profile Dubai project, the Dubai World Trade Center District, for which WSP is acting as design consultant.

It is providing structural, mechanical and electrical engineering input, in addition to environmental, infrastructure and transportation guidance for the $1.36 billion first phase of the project.

It follows WSP’s recent appointment to provide a similar range of services on the Dubai Exhibition City development at the Dubai World Central development in Jebel Ali.

In addition, WSP was appointed earlier this year to develop the Green Building Code for Dubai, supporting Dubai’s commitment to introduce strong environmental performance to the design and development of its urban space.

WSP is already working on projects across the region covering Abu Dhabi, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait.

It has increased staff numbers in the Middle East to around 1,000 after experiencing significant growth.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/53438...st-tower?ln=en
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Old October 15th, 2008, 10:05 PM   #480
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Incredible, good news! They're working on the tower...
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