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MolsonExport Apr 11, 2016 12:42 AM

DUBAI | The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour | 928 M / 3,045 FT | ON HOLD
 
New Dubai tower 'to surpass' world's tallest building Burj Khalifa

Urbannizer Apr 11, 2016 1:52 AM

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Originally Posted by MolsonExport (Post 7402792)

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Developers have announced plans to build a new tower in Dubai to surpass the Burj Khalifa, currently the world's tallest building.

Emaar Properties has not announced the height of the proposed tower, saying only that it would be "a notch" taller than the Burj Khalifa's 828m (2,717ft).

The $1bn (£710m) project is scheduled to be completed for the Dubai Expo trade fair in 2020.

It is expected to have residential units, a rooftop courtyard and a hotel.

The new tower is designed by Spanish-Swiss neo-futuristic architect Santiago Calatrava Valls and will be supported by a matrix of cables.
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jbermingham123 Apr 11, 2016 3:29 AM

no habitable structure should be cable-stayed. i hope this design is replaced with something that conveys less weakness.

chris08876 Apr 11, 2016 3:16 PM

From the WSJ. Posting it because some don't have a subscription. Sharing is caring.

I gotta say, at least they are agressive about the time table. When they say mega tall, they make it happen.

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DUBAI—Dubai’s flagship developer Emaar Properties on Sunday unveiled plans to construct the world’s tallest tower in the Middle Eastern emirate, set to rise slightly above the Burj Khalifa that currently holds the title.

The announcement by Emaar underlines Dubai’s ambition to establish itself as a global investment and tourism hub by often pursuing futuristic megaprojects such as artificial islands off its coast or an indoor ski slope.

Emaar aims to deliver the tower, which won't be for residential use but contain an observation deck and possibly a small hotel, before Dubai hosts the World Expo fair in 2020. It will be situated in a yet-to-be built 6-square-kilometer residential and retail district next to Dubai’s creek and adjacent to a wildlife sanctuary.

“It [the height] will probably be announced when we open the tower but it will be a notch taller than the Burj Khalifa,” said Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar, at a preview event. The Burj Khalifa, also built by Emaar, currently tops out at 828 meters.

The building named as “The Tower” has been designed by Santiago Calatrava Valls, a Spanish-Swiss architect who also worked on the railway station at the rebuilt World Trade Center site in New York. The tower’s design is inspired by a lily and a minaret, the spire-like structure next to a mosque usually used for the Muslim call for prayer, according to Emaar.

With the new project, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia appear to be in a race toward building the world’s tallest tower. Jeddah Economic Co. expects to open the world’s future tallest skyscraper, which will comprise condominiums, office space and hotel rooms, by 2019.

Emaar’s plans for the new tower also come at a time when over the past year Dubai’s property market has lost some of its luster, after strongly rebounding from a devastating real estate crash that hit the region with the global financial crisis in 2009.

“Cycles happen in all economies, in all cities world-wide,” said Mr. Alabbar.

The Burj Khalifa, following completion in 2010, spurred development in downtown Dubai, a neighborhood that is now prime real estate. The Burj itself has become a tourist attraction and the city’s most marketable landmark.
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NYguy Apr 11, 2016 8:44 PM

If only they had gone for a better design, which seems an afterthought here. But I suppose it's to be compared to other towers, and not skyscrapers like the Burj.
Remove the "dress", and I might like it better.


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MolsonExport Apr 11, 2016 9:46 PM

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.

chris08876 Apr 11, 2016 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by MolsonExport (Post 7403897)

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

I agree. I would rather see this in a city like Tokyo or Shenzhen where there is already a dense jungle of urbanity surrounding it. But it is what it is. Maybe overtime as the area fills up, opinions could change, but can this all be sustained given the turbulent nature of that region as a whole. But at least its not the Kingdom Tower. At least Dubai has towers that can kinda give it a cool urban effect.

Kinda looks like a communication tower but with a wedding dress.

Dac150 Apr 11, 2016 11:19 PM

It'll be fun to see another Dubai mega-development take shape, particularly given the speedy timeline of construction.

BrandedCow Apr 12, 2016 5:33 PM

So... this tower is not really a building? More it is like the Seattle Space Needle: an icon for the city.
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I do like it, the stay cables are elegant, and it will be an awesome observation deck.

gramsjdg Apr 12, 2016 5:46 PM

Looks to me like a copy of NASA's SCAT-15F SST, the most aerodynamically efficient SST ever designed... back in the early '60's


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mhays Apr 12, 2016 7:36 PM

Sun-fried is right. Who'd want to stand in a plaza in 100F weather?

chris08876 Apr 12, 2016 7:42 PM

The 5th rendering in that rendering set that NYGuy posted: If they made the whole tower like that, in a way that kinda resembles a Dubai twist on the Ping Centre (Shenzhen), than we would have something interesting. There's no question that the Burj Dubai is an amazing feat of engineering and architecture, but this design just seems odd. I'd almost IMO think that its to out there even for Dubai. A Kingdom style tower would make sense as a centerpiece, but this seems like a ego stick really. Doesn't look right even with the master plan renderings.

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

I would. But only if I had a Rolls Royce, was a project manager, and lived in Dubai. I sure as hell wouldn't want to be a worker who is building this though.... :runaway:

More power to them. OSHA would flip given some of the working conditions we've heard about in Dubai. American workers have the good life.

Gresto Apr 12, 2016 10:04 PM

What a colossal waste of money. Will likely sit largely empty just like Burj was. Would that these sheikhs considered pitching in with the huge effort to settle desperate migrants or battle Daesh, but no, better to throw money at these monuments to ego and indulgence.

Kumdogmillionaire Apr 12, 2016 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Gresto (Post 7405282)
What a colossal waste of money. Will likely sit largely empty just like Burj was. Would that these sheikhs considered pitching in with the huge effort to settle desperate migrants or battle Daesh, but no, better to throw money at these monuments to ego and indulgence.

The migrants are only there so they can do things like build these giant buildings. If they didn't throw their money at these projects they would just kick them all out.

ATLksuGUY Apr 12, 2016 10:58 PM

Boring design. Especially for a structure so fragile looking in that area of the world. But optimistic nonetheless...

Yesh222 Apr 13, 2016 2:59 AM

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Originally Posted by chris08876 (Post 7405063)
I would. But only if I had a Rolls Royce, was a project manager, and lived in Dubai. I sure as hell wouldn't want to be a worker who is building this though.... :runaway:

I wouldn't, either. I like not dying on the job.

CCs77 Apr 13, 2016 3:37 AM

I am not a fan, at all, of the oulandish urbanism of Dubai for the rich, it is just not my kind of city. Looking at the renderings, I don't like a bit of all the urbanism surrounding this tower, made of sterile buildings atop parking podiums. Also, even if generally I like Calatrava works, from a aesthetic perspective, I also find that many times it is overdesigned.

All that said, I don't get all the hate this tower is having.

That it is to thin? it is an observation tower, it does not have to be thick.

A sun fried plaza? this thing is supposed to be a tourist attraction, that plaza should be full of people.

That looks to "fragile" and the critics to the cables? I actually think that those cables looks very good, they are a structural neccessity, but made architectural, the way he used the staying cables is what makes this tower unique and iconic. From a distance, they look pretty good and prety elegant. When you are inside the "sun fried plaza", bellow all those cables, looking up at that net above you with the sky, the thing must be breathtaking.

No interaction with the urban fabric? oh, come on! the urban fabric surrounding this tower is just awful, there is nothing to interact with, that urban fabric doesn't even have interaction with itself. The only thing worth to be seen there would be this tower.

canucklehead2 Apr 13, 2016 8:13 PM

Blech. Dubai has had plenty of better unbuilt designs before. Here's hoping some of them are revived. This? Not so much...

Ryanrule Apr 13, 2016 9:38 PM

Yeah dont see it happening. The other foot is starting to come down on these countries.

Ultros Apr 14, 2016 8:02 AM

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Originally Posted by jbermingham123 (Post 7402916)
no habitable structure should be cable-stayed. i hope this design is replaced with something that conveys less weakness.

Thank you.

O-tacular Apr 16, 2016 8:23 PM

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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

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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

Hmm...

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jogiba Apr 30, 2018 10:27 PM

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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 !
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jogiba Apr 30, 2018 10:55 PM

Dubai Creek Tower vs Burj Khalifa
 
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Trogdor01 Jul 31, 2018 10:24 PM

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(photo from 2 months ago)

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Plenty of recent updates here:
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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.

mmikeyphilly Aug 3, 2018 1:41 AM

Not sure is I like it or not, but it would make a great centerpiece for Tom Cruise's next "Mission Impossible" movie!

Can you just imagine now, how Tom Cruise will slide down the cables??

Or better yet, Dwayne Johnson's (The Rock) "Skyscraper 2 " movie?

How he will have to get his family to slide down the cable too?

or even better yet.......:P

Kumdogmillionaire Aug 3, 2018 2:23 AM

Why is the height listed as 3k feet and not 4.3k on this thing?

franktko Aug 3, 2018 10:23 PM

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Why is the height listed as 3k feet and not 4.3k on this thing?

Probably the guy that did the diagram got overly excited... :shrug:

The North One Aug 3, 2018 10:35 PM

Calatrava? big mistake.

Trogdor01 Aug 7, 2018 3:14 PM

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Originally Posted by The North One (Post 8271997)
Calatrava? big mistake.

How come?

The North One Aug 7, 2018 3:32 PM

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How come?

Calatrava is notorious for going enormously overbudget, delays, last-minute design changes, and his overall incompetence as an architect. His final product is usually subpar and it's not uncommon for his buildings to start falling apart due to their absurd designs; he's been sued by multiple clients.

Either money really is no object for these Emirate developers or bankrupting them will truly be his greatest accomplishment.

Trogdor01 Aug 8, 2018 8:29 PM

Before-and-after.

August 2017

https://twitter.com/emaardubai/statu...26829090361344

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"A successful nation does not wait for the future, [ it ] makes the future.” @HHShkMohd #DubaiCreekTower #ConstructionUpdate #Brightfuture
(click tweet above to see video)

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May 2018

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Rising fast: #DubaiCreekTower hits #milestone. We've completed the concrete placement for the pile cap in record time - two months ahead of schedule (!). This is how it's done! #SixConstruct #tallestbuilding #BESIX https://bit.ly/2stkd5B
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Follow:
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https://twitter.com/hashtag/DubaiCreekTower?src=hash

GeneralLeeTPHLS Aug 9, 2018 12:37 AM

I thought this was a pipe dream....good grief. :yuck:

Trogdor01 Aug 13, 2018 9:58 PM

Given their ambition, I'll say it may still be a pipe dream. A tower over 1 kilometer tall?! I'll believe it when I see it.

10023 Aug 14, 2018 8:50 AM

They’re really building this in the middle of nowhere.


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