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O-tacular Apr 16, 2016 8:23 PM


Originally Posted by MolsonExport (Post 7403897)
super tall, but no interaction whatsoever with the urban fabric. Another wind-swept (sun-fried?) plaza, that will one day, once the novelty wears off, could cease to draw much pedestrian traffic.

Personally I prefer when the skyscraper is right smack in the thick of it. Like the Empire State Building.

The extreme thinness of the building has me doubting about its financial merits.

Once again more of the worst urban planning from Dubai. I'm still trying to figure out how one accesses the plaza to get to the tower from the roundabout circling it. There's no entrance anywhere I can see. If you're meant to walk the mile long wind swept plaza to get to it where do you disembark? This whole thing seems like an ill thought out waste of resources and energy. I agree it won't be financially viable unless of course it is intended to be more of an observation tower a la CN Tower.

Edit: what are the levitating orbs with the crowds gathered around them? This looks more like a movie concept for X-Men Apocalypse than a legitimate building design.

jbermingham123 Apr 18, 2016 4:48 AM

^^exactly. i don't mind the plaza from an aesthetic point of view... but what nobody seems to realize is that its HALF A KILOMETER WIDE!!!!! Imagine a field of open concrete the width of central park... nobody is gonna wanna go out there.. i imagine they'll end up building a walkway or something underneath.

chris08876 Apr 18, 2016 4:59 AM

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photoLith May 14, 2016 6:21 PM

Wow it sure is ugly, but impressive. Like a permanent Christmas Tree.

GeneralLeeTPHLS May 15, 2016 3:33 PM

When I saw this in Skyscraper Construction, I thought "Is this really gonna be built?". I'm somewhat alright with the wires, if they are structurally vital, although they do add a weird visual mark on Dubai, which is already filled with outlandish projects. The shap looks arihgt, although I don't see how living in a hotel all the way up there would be very fun :yuck: How fast would the Evelator have to be? How well culd they get plumbing/wiring all the way up there? Just wondering, since this is wild. :runaway:

Urbannizer Jun 8, 2016 2:34 PM

The Tower at Dubai Creek to be 100m higher than Burj Khalifa


The new tower being built at Dubai Creek Harbour by Emaar Properties will be 100 metres taller than Burj Khalifa, according to Mohamed Alabbar, the Emaar Properties chairman.

Mr Alabbar has said that work will start on the project to build the tower next month, according to CNN. Designed by the Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava, the new cable-tied tower is planned as the centrepiece to a major new district based on the banks of Dubai’s creek close to the wildlife sanctuary at Ras Al Khor.

hotwheels Jun 14, 2016 7:36 PM

Dubai Planning its Next Tallest Tower


Dubai has always had a great affinity for tall structures, with skyscrapers popping up all over the city throughout its peak developmental years. The newest planned addition to the Dubai skyline will be no different, set to stand at 928 metres, 100 metres taller than the current tallest building in the world.

spc fan Jul 9, 2016 12:01 PM

What is The Tower's exact height?

chris08876 Jul 9, 2016 12:13 PM


Originally Posted by spc fan (Post 7498274)
What is The Tower's exact height?

928m = 3044.62 which is 3,045 ft when rounded. Sig figs!

Guiltyspark Sep 16, 2016 7:20 AM

Calatrava... Better be ok with massive costs overruns. Also, what's this gonna cost every year to maintain?

Urbannizer Oct 27, 2016 1:55 PM

Dubai Kicks Off Construction of World’s Tallest Building


Construction on what will be the world’s tallest building by 2020 has officially started in Dubai, home to Burj Khalifa, currently world’s tallest man-made structure.

Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, laid the foundation stone on Oct. 10 for the Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour, according to a statement by the Dubai government’s media office.

“Years ago, we launched Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world," Sheikh Mohammed said in the statement. "Today, we are celebrating the foundation of a new structure that represents another phase in our journey to be at the forefront of growth in various sectors."

photoLith Mar 10, 2017 6:13 AM

Any updates?

photoLith Apr 1, 2017 4:44 AM

Guess not.

N830MH Apr 1, 2017 7:10 AM


Originally Posted by mhays (Post 7405049)
Sun-fried is right. Who'd want to stand in a plaza in 100F weather?

Precisely! The weather is always so extremely hotter during Summer. It will be so miserable weather in Dubai.

333609543 Aug 3, 2017 4:40 AM

This thing sure looks ugly. If the middle eastern oil powers want to build their super-tall trophy skyscrapers they might as well make them look aesthetically pleasing. Like the Burj Khalifa's height was completely unnecessary but at least it wasn't just some stick rising out of the desert.

Anders Franzén Jan 12, 2018 6:30 PM


jogiba Apr 30, 2018 10:27 PM


Originally Posted by 333609543 (Post 7883474)
This thing sure looks ugly. If the middle eastern oil powers want to build their super-tall trophy skyscrapers they might as well make them look aesthetically pleasing. Like the Burj Khalifa's height was completely unnecessary but at least it wasn't just some stick rising out of the desert.

Now that is a fat stick !

jogiba Apr 30, 2018 10:55 PM

Dubai Creek Tower vs Burj Khalifa

Trogdor01 Jul 31, 2018 10:24 PM
(photo from 2 months ago)

Plenty of recent updates here:


Today we celebrate another great achievement with the completion of #DubaiCreekTower’s pile cap. 16,000 tonnes of steel reinforcement was placed, more than twice the weight of the Eiffel Tower. نحتفل اليوم بتحقيق إنجاز هائل آخر مع الانتهاء من صب الأساسات الخرسانية لـ #برج_خور_دبي

BrandedCow Aug 2, 2018 2:43 AM

- Wow, that is an impressive foundation.

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