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Old Posted Apr 6, 2006, 2:37 AM
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KUWAIT | Mubarak Tower | 3,283 FT / 1,001 M | VISION

1001 meter Mubarak Tower proposed:




It is located in Madinat al Hareer or "City of Silk" in Kuwait.



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Old Posted Apr 6, 2006, 9:33 AM
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Kilometre-tall super-highrise would dwarf all existing and planned buildings

Architects plan kilometre-high skyscraper
17:48 09 December 2005
NewScientist.com news service

Blueprints for a kilometre-tall skyscraper have been drawn up by UK architects, who hope to see the record-breaking structure commissioned in Kuwait.

At 1001 metres, the enormous tower would be almost twice the height of the world's tallest building today, the Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which stands at 509 metres. The new building would also dwarf the Burj Dubai, a building under construction in Dubai that is expected to stand 700-800 metres tall once completed in 2008.

Architecture firm Eric Kuhne and Associates, based in London, UK, has drawn up plans for the skyscraper. Although the designs have yet to be made public, the company is reported to be in talks with the Kuwaiti government about construction.

Representatives told the Architects' Journal that the Kuwaiti government is considering commissioning the building for a city called Madinat al-Hareer, or the "City of Silk". The skyscraper could house 7000 people, but would cost an estimated £84bn to construct and could take 25 years to complete.

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Mohsen Zikri, a skyscraper expert with the UK engineering company Arup, says such an immensely tall building would pose extraordinary challenges for its designers. For example, it could be tricky to include enough elevators (lifts) to move people up and down efficiently.

"As a building gets taller you need more lifts, but that can consume more of the core of the building," Zikri told New Scientist. The solution, he says, could be to use double-decker, or even triple-decker lifts instead of conventional ones.

Another issue, according to Zikri, would be ensuring that the movement caused by wind at the top of the building is controlled. In some skyscrapers this is managed by incorporating a pendulum-like counterweight at the top of the structure, which dampens any lateral motion.

The design of such a tall building would also have to prevent wind whirling around it, as this could produce powerful vortexes on the ground. Finally, Zikri notes that construction work would pose a massive logistical challenge.
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250 floor version assuming every floor is approx. 4m:


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Old Posted Apr 6, 2006, 9:39 PM
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The building is now added STR
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I'll see what I can do model wise. The shape isn't very intuitive.
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ahaha @ the LA skyline surrounding the building
..in fact I think i see san diegos hyatt hotel in there too
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Architecture firm Eric Kuhne and Associates, based in London, UK, has drawn up plans for the skyscrape.
Has this firm designed skyscrapers before ?
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at 84 billion pounds to construct to house only 7000 people, how can this be economically justified?
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at 84 billion pounds to construct to house only 7000 people, how can this be economically justified?
As with many urban plans from this region, the details are fuzzy at first, but I've found some facts on this project:

-The tower is just one part of a massive urban planning concept called "Madinat al-Hareer" (City of Silk).
-The name of the 1001 metre tower is actually The Burj al-Kabir Tower (The Tower of 1001 Nights).
-The entire development will eventually house 700,000 people (not 7,000) and create 200,000 new jobs.
-It is expected to cost up to 100 Billion dollars and take 25 years to complete.
-It will be a massive network of 25 seperate residential communities.
-Districts include: "Business City", "Culture City", "Park City", "Leisure City", "Industrial City" and "Media City".
-It will be built directly across the Kuwait Bay from Kuwait City, and will be linked by a 23.5 Kilometer bridge.
-Along with the massive residential, commercial, civic and leisure developments, it is expected to be one of the most popular world travel destinations.
-Plans also call for a massive national park, world class wildlife reserve and an olympic village with stadiums.
-A new international airport and tourism port are also included.

The plans look extremely impressive. Check them out here:

http://www.civicart.com/
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madinat_al-Hareer
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Oh my god!!! this is crazy!!!! but is only proposed isn´t it?? And 25 years to be complete, too much don´t you think??
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84 bn to build the whole city.
25 years to build the whole city. They will build it in parts
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Looks a bit like the proposed Bishopsgate Tower in London.
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Does the Tower of Babel come to mind to anyone else?
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it looks a lot like burj dubai.
Cool but not too cool.
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