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Old Posted Jan 12, 2008, 9:39 AM
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^^ One diagram for each tower, nobody's working on them. The Dancing Towers need diagrams too.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 30, 2008, 10:09 AM
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massive new bridge will be built near enough to these towers. They are shown in the renders:








Dubai Dubai will have a landmark bridge over the creek linking new residential and commercial development projects in the city.

Construction on a new bridge called the Sixth Crossing will start in March this year and is expected to be complete in 2012.

"The project, the biggest ever single road project launched by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), also include new road developments with 12km new roads and 22 intersections in the surrounding areas," said Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA.

The total cost of the project is around Dh3 billion, including Dh2.5 billion for the new bridge.

"It will be a new landmark in Dubai," Al Tayer told a press conference yesterday. The bridge is 1.6-km long, 64 metres wide and 15 metres above the water level. It will have 12 lanes and track for the Green Line of Dubai Metro. It will have a capacity of around 20,000 vehicles per hour.

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has already approved the design of the Sixth Crossing.

The crossing links Al Jaddaf and Business Bay at Bur Dubai with the road separating The Lagoons and Dubai Festival City. It will also provide entry and exit points for the Creek Island; on which Opera building will be constructed by Sama Dubai.

Trend reversed

"Earlier, we used to prepare infrastructure after the development projects are complete but the RTA has reversed this trend by building infrastructure before the development projects are built," said Al Tayer.

He reiterated that there would be no traffic congestion in Dubai within the next two to three years. "The aim of the new project is to ease traffic flow between the two sides the Dubai Creek and serving the new property developments such as Dubai Healthcare City, Sama Al-Jaddaf, and Culture Village on Bur Dubai side and the Dubai Festival City, The Lagoons, International City, and Dubai Design Centre on Deira side," said Maitha Obaid Bin Udai, Chief Executive Officer of the Traffic and Roads Agency at the RTA.

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She said the new road network in the areas will interlink Shaikh Rashid Road, Oud Maitha Road, Ras Al Khor Road and the Sixth Crossing.

The bridge is modelled in the shape of an arch. It could be viewed like an acoustic wave forming a tone compatible with an opera. It could also be viewed like a dune or a new moon in Dubai night.

The bridge will have a metro station, abra station, and a new island that will be built on the Creek, with a theatre for staging various events. The giant arch at the bridge will be 205 metres high and 667 metres long becoming the longest arch-bridge ever built in the world.

Maitha said the project will be divided into six phases to expedite the construction work. The first stage includes construction works of the Sixth Crossing at Dubai Creek. The second phase includes construction of intersections at Deira side to serve The Lagoon and Dubai Festival City.

The Third Phase includes implementation of intersections at Deira side extending from Nad Al Hamar up to Al Aweer Road.

Phase Four includes building of intersections in Bur Dubai linking the Sixth Crossing with Ras Al Khor (Business Bay Crossing).

Phase Five includes construction of intersections in Bur Dubai linking the Sixth Crossing with Shaikh Rashid Road and the Al Garhoud Bridge.

The Sixth Phase includes construction of intersections in Bur Dubai linking Ras Al Khor with Oud Metha Road and the Parallel Roads.

Infrastructure: Across the water

New Al Garhoud Bridge - 13 lanes
Al Maktoum Bridge - 9 lanes
Al Shindagha Tunnel - 4 lanes
Business Bay Crossing - 13 lanes
Floating Bridge - 6 lanes

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The Sixth Bridge - 12 lanes
Al Shindagha Bridge - 12 lanes
The Fifth Bridge - 12 lanes
     
     
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these towers look amazing, i think they would go well in any city but they should especially look good in this part of dubai. i hope to see this in the construction portal soon. Also the bridge is something i havent seen before, its a mighty nice bridge though imo.
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That bridge is huge! This part of Dubai is going to look very nice.. at least according to the renders.
     
     
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I love the new bridge....these towers are very cool....hope they get built!
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Towers still a long way before starting:

     
     
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Okay so if the height limit for these guys is 400m, why is tower 4's diagram listed at 550?
     
     
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Good question... I read post# 61 and decided to do a drawing for the Diagrams section, then I was totally surprised at the height. It worked out to an average of 6 metres per floor! And all 4 buildings are way taller than a normal building of those floor counts would be. Maybe somebody has an explanation?
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Weird looking towers. right off the bat, I don't like them, but I suppose once they're built they could end up being spectacular.
     
     
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Okay so if the height limit for these guys is 400m, why is tower 4's diagram listed at 550?
That height limit was just some people's opinion, it wasn't announced officially. In fact neither were the heights, just someone who says he's got insider info on emporis I think.

The largest has about 100 floors but the very top section is the equivalent of about 25 stories.
     
     
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Weird looking towers. right off the bat, I don't like them, but I suppose once they're built they could end up being spectacular.
Don't like them either, they look like a giant sea monster rising and about to level the whole city.
Anyway this needs to be moved out of here into the supertall proposals section.
     
     
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Groundbreaking ceremony today:

http://www.ameinfo.com/161137.html




Main info from this article:

Floors range from 60 to 91 floors
Completion in 2014
Total space > 12.5m sq feet
Cost is $5.4bn
     
     
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Here are some satellite images showing what could be work starting on these. Still won't change the title yet though.

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That area in red (marked by "the king" on SSC) might be digging going on for these towers:

     
     
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91 Floors seems a little short for a 550 meter tall building?
     
     
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Does anyone know what the occupancy rate is in Dubai?
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91 Floors seems a little short for a 550 meter tall building?
Don't forget about the massive lattice structure at the top.
     
     
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New insane render!!

     
     
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And another one:

     
     
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WOW...think of the number if cities that don't have a cluster like that.
     
     
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This reminds me of the Moscow IBC. The only difference is that although many buildings in the Moscow IBC are oddly shaped, they still fit int with each other. And while these buildings are nice too, the shorter towers don't fit in well. They have great designs, they just don't speak to each other. I bet it will still look cool from the bottom though.
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