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Old Posted Jun 22, 2008, 1:16 AM
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Arrow DUBAI | Nakheel Harbour Tower | NEVER BUILT

Nakheel increases height of Tall Tower to 1.4 kilometres


* Published: 20 June 2008 18:12 GMT
* Author: Colin Foreman
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Tallest skyscraper in the world will be the centrepiece of Ibn Battuta Mall.

Local developer Nakheel is finalising plans for the world's tallest tower in Dubai. The scheme involves constructing a 1.4 kilometre-tall tower next to the Ibn Battuta Mall in the Jebel Ali area.

The Tall Tower project had involved plans for a 1,050 metre-tall building, but it is understood these designs have now been revised upwards to make it the tallest skyscraper in the world.

At 1.4km it is almost double the height of Emaar's Burj Dubai, which is expected to reach about 815 metres, and several hundred metres taller than rival towers in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

A spokesman for Nakheel confirms designs for the tower are being finalised and says a launch is expected this year.

Earlier designs for the project showed a building with 228 floors, a four-level basement and one service sub-level – a total built-up area of 1.49 million square metres with 492,000 sq m of useable space.

The tower will house offices, apartments and hotels. In the original 1,050 metre design, the highest habitable floor was at 850 metres, topped by a 200-metre central spire with a three-level function area and three service floors (MEED 10:8:08).

Nakheel's tower will be the focal point of its plans for the Ibn Battuta Mall development next to Jumeirah islands and Jumeirah Lake Towers. The Tall Tower will be flanked by about 20 smaller towers of up to 90 storeys that will be next to the revamped shopping mall.

Work has started on changing the layout of the mall ahead of the proposed expansion, which will double its existing retail area to 250,000 sq m by building retail space over existing parking areas between the mall and the metro.

The expansion will also include entertainment attractions and a roller-coaster on top of the mall.


The Tall Tower was originally called the Pinnacle and destined for Palm Jumeirah, before becoming part of the Dubai Waterfront scheme when it was renamed Al-Burj. The consultancy team for the tower includes UK-based WSP, US-based Leslie E Robertson Associates and Australia's Woods Bagot.

The project is just one of several skyscraper projects under development in the Gulf that could claim the title of the world's tallest building.

Saudi-based Kingdom Holding had planned to build a tower in Jeddah that was expected to be one mile high (1,609 metres). However, these plans are understood to have been scaled back and the final height of the building could be about 1,100 metres.

Like Nakheel's Tall Tower and the Burj Dubai, the tower will form part of a wider 5.4 sq km real estate project planned by Kingdom Holding.

Another masterplanned community anchored by a tall tower is Kuwait's City of Silk. The Burj Mubarak is expected to be 1,001 metres tall. In Bahrain, Danish architect Henning Larsens Tegnestue (HLT) has completed design work for a 1,022 metre-tall tower.

If all these projects go ahead, and no other 1,000 metre-plus towers are built in other regions, the Gulf will be home to the five tallest buildings in the world.

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So is this the new and improved Al Burj?
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So is this the new and improved Al Burj?
yes it is but we have to wait for the final disign !
hopfuley it`s going to be presented after the summer
due to cunstruktion begins this year
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That is just insane.
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I honestly don't think that humanity has the technology to build something that tall . . . and if they did, it sure as hell wouldn't be profitable.
     
     
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All I can say is that this tower will be a tribute to human ingenuity. My hat’s off to those who have to ambition to make this project happen. As amazing as it sounds, it seems that the Burj Dubai’s WTB record will be short lived. That really says something. Truly amazing, and I highly look forward to construction.
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who change the title ?
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Id normally say: blah, this will never happen. I'll believe it when I actually see it stretching into the sky.

But Ive had to eat my words many times when it comes to Dubai so I'll patiently wait and see
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Just incredible.
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holy monkeys! I thought something like this wouldnt happen until 2035 or something like that! WOW!!!! I hope it goes up!
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Im not sure twenty 90 floor + towers around it will be enough if they are going for 1400 meters !
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Another design change and height change. It seems this happens 2 or 3 times a year. I'd say it'll change again in a few months. I wouldn't believe anything until an official statement and official render come out.
     
     
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As amazing as it sounds, it seems that the Burj Dubai’s WTB record will be short lived.
Even if construction started today, I think the tower wouldn't pass BD before another 5/6 years.
BD's record will probably last longer than Tapiei 101's.
     
     
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Even if construction started today, I think the tower wouldn't pass BD before another 5/6 years.
Still though, no sooner one is on the brink of topping out another one is about to pop out of the sand.
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Burj Dubai is dead, long live Tall Tower!

BTW: Tall Tower? WTF got money for creating this name?
     
     
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BTW: Tall Tower? WTF got money for creating this name?
Well after all it is a tall tower.
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Tall Tower is just a preliminary code name since they haven't named it yet. I really doubt the final name will be "tall tower". It's like those towers on sheikh zayed road called something like "ahmed al attar al mohammed II al mohammed I tower" which ends up being called "millenium tower" or something like that.
     
     
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Holy ****!

I nearly dropped my water glass when I read that!
     
     
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Shouldn't it be called it the "REALLY Tall Tower"?


     
     
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