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Old January 1st, 2009, 03:42 PM   #941
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ke? burj dubai cost 3 billion euro, and something just one forth higher should cost more then 6 times that? i believe it is some exaggeration.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 06:47 PM   #942
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ke? burj dubai cost 3 billion euro, and something just one forth higher should cost more then 6 times that? i believe it is some exaggeration.
It is always way more expensive being the first one who develops new key technologies. And i believe in a tower of this height, there will be quite a few things, which have to be reinvented. These costs might be the proof that it really is a technological challenge, to build it, and nothing we could just achieve easily.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 07:03 PM   #943
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But is think is much more about +/-20 000 000 000 dollar.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 07:06 PM   #944
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Old January 1st, 2009, 07:28 PM   #945
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No, this is Sparta!!!
as a matter of fact - no its not, its dubai ;P

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It is always way more expensive being the first one who develops new key technologies. And i believe in a tower of this height, there will be quite a few things, which have to be reinvented. These costs might be the proof that it really is a technological challenge, to build it, and nothing we could just achieve easily.
true, but: i suppose many of the technologies invented to build burj dubai will be used in this one, so it gets cheaper. and i suppose that a jump from 500m to 820m is a beager technological leap then the leap to 1000m.

and again: its "just" 180m more and i doubt that they will cost nearly six times more then the WHOLE burj dubai.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 07:30 PM   #946
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as a matter of fact - no its not, its dubai ;P
True, though quite similar, dontcha think?
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Old January 1st, 2009, 08:57 PM   #947
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and again: its "just" 180m more and i doubt that they will cost nearly six times more then the WHOLE burj dubai.
I know that the Harbor Tower and the Burj both have a huge uninhabitated part on top of it, and therefor we should better compare the highest inhabitated floor of the Burj and the Harbor Tower. I think that might be a greater difference, and will probably explain the impact on its costs, because spires have no water installations, elevators, etc...

So what is the height of the highest inhabitable floor of the Harbor Tower?
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Old January 1st, 2009, 10:04 PM   #948
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Now that's a good question...We only know how will tower look...Nothing detailed...
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Old January 1st, 2009, 11:07 PM   #949
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I thought US dollars value is much lower than Euro? Around 13 billion dollars to build this tower sounds around right to me.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 12:13 AM   #950
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still the huge difference astonishes. but maybe it is the case with more habitable floors. and besides that burj dubai is getting narow..er? with increasing height, and this does not... someone steal some technical plans please? :F
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 12:14 AM   #951
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true, but: i suppose many of the technologies invented to build burj dubai will be used in this one, so it gets cheaper. and i suppose that a jump from 500m to 820m is a beager technological leap then the leap to 1000m.

and again: its "just" 180m more and i doubt that they will cost nearly six times more then the WHOLE burj dubai.
I think the structure of the NHT (Nakheel Harbour Tower) would be quite different to the BD, because it is essentially four towers joint together with structural bridges, with no central core to build around like the BD has, plus it is the same width up the most of the structure, unlike the BD which tapers as it gets taller.
I think the NHT will require a huge amount of new innovation for the structure. Also the NHT is at least 1000 metres, and might be more.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 02:53 AM   #952
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I'm curious how much Nakheel Harbour Tower costs (US dollars)?
The Model alone was quite exspensive!!!
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 03:20 AM   #953
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Yes I know. It is hard work but worth it!
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I thought US dollars value is much lower than Euro? Around 13 billion dollars to build this tower sounds around right to me.
As of December 30 one Euro was worth $1.31USD.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 09:17 AM   #955
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I think the structure of the NHT (Nakheel Harbour Tower) would be quite different to the BD, because it is essentially four towers joint together with structural bridges, with no central core to build around like the BD has, plus it is the same width up the most of the structure, unlike the BD which tapers as it gets taller.
I think the NHT will require a huge amount of new innovation for the structure. Also the NHT is at least 1000 metres, and might be more.
4 buildings - no core = empty centre.

and therefore the wind can cut through centres of 4 sides of the tower relieving much stress on the tower from the wind.
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Big technological challange. I still hope that NHT will be build although all financial problems.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 02:36 PM   #957
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yeah, I'm very confident this tower will crush the financial hurdles like many other 500m+ buildings under construction in Dubai.
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Paradoxically investments (imo) are kinds of solutions (how to win with crysis). I'm sure, that Dubai will be in the future world's biggest financial center. Looking forward to progress in NHT :P
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