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Old October 6th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #141
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Dubai should be credited with bringing about this boom and paradigm shift in construction industry in the world. It has been breaking all the barriers.

Only if Dubai had also put enough resources in Research & Development in basic sciences and their applications, by inviting researchers from the re gion to set up world's finest research institutions. After all, thriving R&D scene ensures continued growth in economy too in most cases. When can we hear an UAE national or its resident obtain a Nobel prize?
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Old October 6th, 2008, 07:36 PM   #142
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Dubai should be credited with bringing about this boom and paradigm shift in construction industry in the world. It has been breaking all the barriers.

Only if Dubai had also put enough resources in Research & Development in basic sciences and their applications, by inviting researchers from the re gion to set up world's finest research institutions. After all, thriving R&D scene ensures continued growth in economy too in most cases. When can we hear an UAE national or its resident obtain a Nobel prize?
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Old October 6th, 2008, 07:38 PM   #143
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THATS JUST RIDICULOUS...








..LY AWESOME!
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Old October 6th, 2008, 07:47 PM   #144
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the tower is so wide!! which doesn't make it look tall as it can look. The tower must have at least a wind fighting mechanism, the width of the top floors of the tower is wide as the base of the burj dubai.

But credit to NAKHEEL!! the location couldn't be better, people can view both palm jumeira and palm jebel ali at the best spot in Dubai.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 08:06 PM   #145
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from the Nakheel:

Nakheel Harbour & Tower

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4 October 2008

KEY FACTS

• The project will take in excess of 10 years to complete, but completion will be phased, with various stages coming on line much earlier

• The project location is at the intersection of Sheikh Zayed Road and the Arabian Canal, with Waterfront to the west and Deira to the east

• It will cover an area over 270 hectares

• It includes the world’s only inner city harbour

• It includes a tower that will be more than a kilometre high

• Apart from the Nakheel Tower there will also be another 40 towers ranging in height from 20 floors to 90 floors (250 meters to 350 meters)

• Nakheel Harbour & Tower will be home to more than 55,000 people and a work place for more than 45,000 people

• There will be more than 19,000 residential apartments. These will include a diverse mix of housing – from affordable family homes to exclusive villas and penthouses.

• There is more than 950,000 m2 of commercial and retail space

• There will be more than 3,500 hotel rooms. There will be a super luxury 100 room hotel at the top of Nakheel Tower

• There will be approximately 30,000 workers involved in the development of the Nakheel Harbour & Tower


Open space experiences:

• Nakheel Tower public space: to complement the dramatic height and volume of the tower, an expansive, breath-taking crescent-shaped open space “rings” the tower and extends out into the neighbouring districts

• The (Arabian) Canal Promenade: visitors and residents will have access to over 3.9 km around the tower precinct of meandering canal promenade environment and stretching to over 10 km along the entire embankment. As one of the unique features of this development, the canal promenade will connect Sheikh Zayed Road to Emirates Road through a myriad of urban experiences and spectacular views to the Tower

• Internal public space: while every block will be identifiable by a unique common internal open space, a series of distinctive neighbourhoods are planned. Weaving through the precinct blocks will be a chain of interlinked open and public spaces. Residents and visitors will be able to stroll through connected paths, plazas and courtyards stretching over 1800m, while experiencing the uniqueness of every community block

• An eight hectare canal district along the bank of the canal will incorporate a network of waterways. This district will also allow for the most desired vantage points towards the tower. Onlookers will be able to see the uniqueness of an over a kilometre high tower with a bustling marine harbour at its base

• To provide an active connection to the Ibn Battuta district, a ‘living’ bridge is planned over the canal allowing a seamless urban experience. This will be complemented by another iconic pedestrian bridge connections overlooking the Arabian Canal


Nakheel Tower

KEY FACTS


• The Nakheel Tower will be more than a kilometre high

• It will have over 200 floors

• There are 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 m3

• 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 has 20 kilometres 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 2million m2
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Old October 6th, 2008, 08:06 PM   #146
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Only if Dubai had also put enough resources in Research & Development in basic sciences and their applications, by inviting researchers from the re gion to set up world's finest research institutions. After all, thriving R&D scene ensures continued growth in economy too in most cases. When can we hear an UAE national or its resident obtain a Nobel prize?
With the money they're spending on these unnecessary towers and islands they could build a comparable number of high end apartments, condominiums and retail areas and still have sufficient funds left over to build and staff several world class research centers. That would not only keep them in the eyes of the world but also create an awful lot of good will. It would also probably eliminate or at least reduce the criticism of their projects.

All in all in much better use of their money!
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Old October 6th, 2008, 08:13 PM   #147
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Hell Yes!!! When I saw the first render I was amazed but there is a chance that this tower is going to be build and thats amazing! Amazing tower! Great Design!
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Old October 6th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #148
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Jesus christ.
What is wrong with these peoples ego's.
Not that great really,apart from the height of course.
If this was 200m tall,it would be shit.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #149
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• Apart from the Nakheel Tower there will also be another 40 towers ranging in height from 20 floors to 90 floors (250 meters to 350 meters)

wow
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Old October 6th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #150
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Jesus christ.
What is wrong with these peoples ego's.
Not that great really,apart from the height of course.
If this was 200m tall,it would be shit.
And???

it is partly about the height of the tower and it ROCKS!!!

By looking at the render I think the top floor is at the top of the higher ring of floors which is above another ring of floors below it. Its right under the spire. I remember someone figuring out the height of this tower by counting the pixels in comparison with the burk dubai. We can soon find out the height of the highest floor of this tower.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 08:37 PM   #151
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Awesome project.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #152
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The tower seems a bit curved. Am I wrong?
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Old October 6th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #153
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This project is classified as Preperation?

What about:

http://canadianpress.google.com/arti...djiFHAm5kzMsIA

-Foundation work has already begun, O'Donnell said.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #154
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Wow. Once again a huge and magnificent project for Dubai. I really like the two clusters to be formed around two supertalls: the area of Downtown Dubai around the Burj Dubai and now the Nakheel Tower with a whole new area.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #155
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Thanks for posting the rest of data. It will be record-breaking in every each statistics.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #156
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If they have the money then they should go for it. It'll be interesting to see how fast all of these mega-towers fill up.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #157
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I think we need a new subforum?

Highrises -> Supertalls -> Ultratalls
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Old October 6th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #158
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With the money they're spending on these unnecessary towers and islands they could build a comparable number of high end apartments, condominiums and retail areas and still have sufficient funds left over to build and staff several world class research centers. That would not only keep them in the eyes of the world but also create an awful lot of good will. It would also probably eliminate or at least reduce the criticism of their projects.

All in all in much better use of their money!


In fact I doubt they have the money to build all this stuff. You know Dubai is not that rich, Abu Dhabi on the other hand could probably build all these projects.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #159
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I think we need a new subforum?

Highrises -> Supertalls -> Ultratalls
Yes, thats what i stated earlier, or at least a new subforum for this tower ( or maybe a blog) because there will be so much information, pictures, diagrams, video's, drawings, 3D models, floorplans etc. etc. about this tower. Maybe im going to make a site for this if i have time.

Edit: what about a special Wiki page with a format for an openings post for every new thread?
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Old October 6th, 2008, 10:06 PM   #160
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I was curious about how this one would look with a height of 1140m in world famous skylines. I used NYC´s downtown skyline and photoshopped the Nakheel Tower in it.This is the result, just MINDBLOWING!

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