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Old January 9th, 2010, 09:06 PM   #1601
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Someone posted source about Middle East's five tallest buildings projects on Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia thread... That source shows that Nakheel Tower is on hold.
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Old January 9th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #1602
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Last January Nakheel announced an 18 month delay for Nakheel tower. So it isn't breaking news...
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Old January 9th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #1603
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Dubai is an international city, the loss in confidence in the Dubai Economy has more to do with the failure of the international system then a failure in Dubai.
When the Word Economy recovers to 2007 levels so will Dubai.
Classic Trump. His game is to trash anyone or anything that doesn't bear his name but when he builds something, it's "the greatest thing ever". He's a showman, nothing more. The money comes from Hong Kong. LOL
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Old January 27th, 2010, 07:28 AM   #1604
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sorry to bump the thread, but i found a good explanatory vid on the tower.
http://www.blip.tv/file/3053241
check out 20:28
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Old January 27th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #1605
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Classic Trump. His game is to trash anyone or anything that doesn't bear his name but when he builds something, it's "the greatest thing ever". He's a showman, nothing more. The money comes from Hong Kong. LOL
the guy isn't even that rich
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Old January 27th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #1606
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Let`s hope it will be like with the SWFC. It was on hold from 1997. Later they made it higher and finally build it.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 05:27 PM   #1607
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this building was cancelled???...this was so pretty...what they going to do with them???I want to buy it
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Old January 27th, 2010, 07:52 PM   #1608
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sorry to bump the thread, but i found a good explanatory vid on the tower.
http://www.blip.tv/file/3053241
check out 20:28
Thanks pal. Great video.
It goes to show how much thought has gone into making this tower a reality. It also shows that the only hurdles for building NT are financing and consumer demand. I remain confident that if Nakheel manages to secure the financing for this tower the project will restart.

Maybe if they rename it to Khalifa Tower and Harbor…
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Old January 27th, 2010, 10:51 PM   #1609
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perche? perche?
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Old January 30th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #1610
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the guy isn't even that rich
Oh Trump is the richest man in the world...in his own mind!
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:29 PM   #1611
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Let`s hope it will be like with the SWFC. It was on hold from 1997. Later they made it higher and finally build it.
Is not only that they need the money for this tower, but also they need a huge amount of money (many billions) to build the rest of the supertalls (and highrises), unless thet change the location (near BK)

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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:56 PM   #1612
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Is not only that they need the money for this tower, but also they need a huge amount of money (many billions) to build the rest of the supertalls (and highrises), unless thet change the location (near BK)

I was thinking about the same today.

It's not "only" one huge tower, but it's also a crazy project with others supertalls and talls tower. Over 40 if remember well.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 03:07 AM   #1613
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In-situ testing key to firm foundations

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Haberfield designed the footing system for Nakheel's kilometre-high tower which is currently on hold.

One geotechnical and environmental expert has urged others in the field to commit to more in-situ testing rather than allowing all tests to take place in the lab.

Dr Chris Haberfield, principal at Golder Associates – the firm charged with designing the foundations and footing system for Nakheel’s shelved kilometre-high tower – made the appeal while speaking at the Piling & Deep Foundations Middle East Summit, being held in Dubai.

“Originally, the location for the tower was near the Palm Jebel Ali; however, that changed to a second site near Ibn Battuta,” explained Haberfield, whose firm not only needed to examine the geotechnical effects of a two-million-tonne dead load, but also needed to overcome the challenges caused by significant bearing pressures coupled with soft rock.

”Geologically, the sites were very similar, so we were able to use the information we had from site one and improve our data for the second site.

“We used triple tube coring, as this provides a continuous long length, rather than the broken samples you receive from double tube.”

The samples were then wrapped, packaged and sent for testing in laboratories in Dubai, Australia and the UK.

However, the team also made significant breakthroughs in on-site testing, explained Haberfield, with elastic stiffness, bond yield strength, displacement and variability yield tested in-situ.

“We developed a scratch hardness test that could be done straight away on-site.”

The results helped Golder, along with contractors such as WSP and Fugro ME, formulate a foundation and piling approach to anchor the world’s tallest and biggest tower – with a 100m diameter.

And, added Haberfield, while Dubai has a simple geology, there are differentials that need to be considered for such a project.

“Surface sand goes down to about six metres; variable cemented sand runs from six metres to 20 metres; while calcareous mudstone takes us down to a depth of around 77 metres. Mudstone with gypsum then goes down to around 200 metres and beyond that lies very big, strong gypsum layers of between three and five metres thickness.

“In this region, there’s a high stiffness and elasticity prior to the breaking of the cementitious bonds but, after that, it compresses easily. You have to make sure you don’t break the bonds.”

http://www.constructionweekonline.co...m-foundations/
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 05:59 PM   #1614
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So what does all this mean? Have they moved it to a different site? I thought it was cancelled.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 02:35 AM   #1615
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So what does all this mean? Have they moved it to a different site? I thought it was cancelled.
Is the same place that appears in the latest photos.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 06:39 PM   #1616
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So what does all this mean? Have they moved it to a different site? I thought it was cancelled.
The location is the same. For now it is cancelled on the list of priorities. For some of the dreamers like myself, it is on hold.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 11:12 AM   #1617
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05/February/2010

Nakheel Harbour and Tower site

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Old March 5th, 2010, 10:15 AM   #1618
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Old March 5th, 2010, 05:32 PM   #1619
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cancelled ?
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Old March 6th, 2010, 01:12 AM   #1620
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