For now ity's just a big piece of convcrete in the ground.Not even worth mentioning it here.
congradulations discovering the property thread. It use to be much more active before, but still is the most popular UAE thread with by far the most views.Keep in mind that all tall towers start as a big piece of concrete in the ground! It will probably start up again when the market allows it, my personal guess is that they will resume building when somebody starts building something that threatens Burj Khalifa's status as the tallest observation deck in the city (i.e. Dubai One).
Also, I finally found the appropriate place to discuss the UAE real estate market situation, which this thread often has looped back to lately. It's here.
I should probably ask the question on the BK thread, but other than the hotel, what percentage of the other portion of the building is actually occupied?Saw what a giant building (Burj Khalifa) that has an extremely high vacancy rate looks like from the inside. It ain't pretty.
It's also because no height has ever been officially stated by Emaar, apart from "it will be taller than Burj Khalifa". The 1300m+ figure was an estimate based on renders of the two buildings placed side on side. If we go purely by official sources, 828m+ is the only number we ever got. There was the construction animation video, though, which showed numbers that added up to somewhere in the vincinity of 1300 meters. However, this video was not released by Emaar.An interesting fact: The "Skyscraper Center", the official database of the CTBUH no longer lists the famous estimated height of 1300 metres. This figure has vanished from their website. That does not mean anything though. Maybe Emaar, who might be a CTBUH donor, does not want that height to be published before the tower is complete. That could also explain why CTBUH still lists it as "under construction", although no crane has moved for seven months now.
Thread will be reopened once this is confirmed on site and by Emaar.Emaar receives prices for next section of world’s tallest tower