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Crush_Buds Oct 13, 2009 3:14 AM

He probably means square footage. And by the looks of it the Abraj-al-Bait in Mecca will be much larger.

WonderlandPark Oct 13, 2009 4:08 AM

I also think the Abraj-al-Bait will probably take the largest building in the world by square footage, but this may be second, if you can count it as one building. I am inclined to count it as one, both the top and bottoms are connected.

RKO36 Oct 13, 2009 5:08 AM

Wow!! Dubai impresses again!! I really like this.

Crush_Buds Oct 13, 2009 7:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WonderlandPark (Post 4502683)
I also think the Abraj-al-Bait will probably take the largest building in the world by square footage, but this may be second, if you can count it as one building. I am inclined to count it as one, both the top and bottoms are connected.

Agreed. It looks like it would be really weird to live on any high floor where you can see a giant "roof" looming outside the window. Cool concept though.

JACKinBeantown Oct 13, 2009 2:16 PM

I'm gonna plead Thumper on this one.

malec Oct 15, 2009 9:44 AM

An update from yesterday


malec Oct 27, 2009 1:48 PM

From the 18th of October from the developer's website:


Tower 1:

http://dubaipearl.com/sites/default/...1-jumpform.jpg

http://dubaipearl.com/sites/default/...-jumpform2.jpg


Tower 2:

http://dubaipearl.com/sites/default/...y/T-2-site.jpg


Tower 3:

http://dubaipearl.com/sites/default/...erproofing.jpg


Tower 4:

http://dubaipearl.com/sites/default/...ogress.....jpg

colemonkee Oct 27, 2009 2:34 PM

A little off-topic, but those Chrysler knock-off twins in the background are just offensive. Good to see this building moving forward. For some reason the footprint doesn't look as big as I thought it would, but I'm sure it's a much more imposing size in person.

Aleks Oct 27, 2009 10:37 PM

Yeah, individually they don't look so big but the entire thing must be huge.

ps. you're right about those knock-off towers.

malec Nov 8, 2009 10:05 AM

From the end of October


malec Nov 18, 2009 12:32 AM

The last raft foundation has been poured.


colemonkee Nov 18, 2009 5:36 AM

Wow, in one of those photos I think I counted 10 concrete pumps.

WonderlandPark Nov 18, 2009 5:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colemonkee (Post 4564315)
Wow, in one of those photos I think I counted 10 concrete pumps.

I got 12. impressive

Aleks Nov 18, 2009 5:57 AM

omfg. This is one of those projects I thought would end up dead 2 months after excavation began.... and now... we have 12 concrete pumps for just one of the four towers.

---- you Dubai for being so awesome at being awesome!

Indescribable Nov 18, 2009 4:30 PM

Reminds me of the CCTV building in China.

uaarkson Nov 18, 2009 7:22 PM

If this thing is actually 300m it will be the undisputed largest skyscraper on earth.

Crush_Buds Nov 18, 2009 10:10 PM

:previous:

As I said earlier I still think by the looks of it the Abraj-al-Bait in Mecca will be much larger.

malec Nov 24, 2009 11:13 PM

Updates from Imre


PhxPavilion Nov 25, 2009 6:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crush_Buds (Post 4565691)
:previous:

As I said earlier I still think by the looks of it the Abraj-al-Bait in Mecca will be much larger.

Maybe, but this will be much better looking imo.

Hoodrat Nov 26, 2009 5:34 AM

Amazing project!


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