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Old Posted Feb 21, 2010, 4:59 PM
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I think the building is astonishing, and a great architectural achievement. I really would love to go and see it myself, but considering the events of Feb 10th I have many doubts about how safe it is. Letting the lift ordeal happen seems like a serious negligence, and I'm just wondering how many more of them there might be hidden in the building... :/
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Love the contrast the orange street lights give those first two pics. Great shots as always Imre
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Lack of nature? This city is not only surrounded by extremely "natural" desert, but is home to extensive watered (if wastful) parks with a plethora of both native and non-native trees. Dubai has a weird juxtaposition between small amounts of high density developed areas, tons of desert, and a good amount of oasis-like park areas.
I think he means trees, like in the midwest.
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Are any of the floors above the observation deck occupied yet?

For that matter besides the hotel at the bottom of the building what other floors are currently occupied? Are the residential units going into the low 100 floors occupied yet? Information on wikipedia or anywhere is pretty scarce besides for the observatory.
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I recently read that 825 of the 900 residential units are unoccupied.

Here is the source.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-1...t-tenants.html
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I recently read that 825 of the 900 residential units are unoccupied.

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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-1...t-tenants.html
im not surprised...the world just doesnt need a tower this tall at the moment....
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im not surprised...the world just doesnt need a tower this tall at the moment....
exactly... and strangely they continue to do lot of high buildings which will be empty also soon + many decadent old ones also empty since long while. Conclusion: Please explain how urbanists, politics & decision people in high positions' companies think, in order to waste money !
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I recently read that 825 of the 900 residential units are unoccupied.

Here is the source.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-1...t-tenants.html
I wonder what floors those occupied apartments are on, I would presume the higher ones would be more in demand and thus more likely to be occupied.

I am just trying to figure out if Chicago has officially lost its title as home to the world's highest residences. I guess it depends on whether one considers readiness for occupancy or actual occupancy to be the criteria.

You would think somebody would be bragging about having the world's highest residence.
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I think it's a fantastic design. It reminds me of this:



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It's quite bizarr how this forum seems to be full of haters who know it all. Leaves me with the impression that some are just frustrated and jealous

Here are some of the pics I took inside the Residences running around with a tripod for 7 hours. You will find some more on my website.

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Meh. It's nice but it doesn't hit me. Besides which, all that wood reminds me of that tacky wood paneling that was so popular in the 70's.


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Oh and Desert Diver: Just because it's tall doesn't automatically mean everyone should like it.
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I'm glad this was built and think highly of the design. It set an interesting precedent for thinking tall that may eventually make it's way into western markets.
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I don't know. I mean I would like to see a extremely tall building somewhere in the West but I would not want to see a hyper tall built just for the sake of building one.
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Old Posted Nov 27, 2010, 11:21 PM
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Gotcha

You mean, in "the West" a Supertall like this would not have been built for the sake of building it?

I'm sure I can expect some more from you now, but I think any discussion would be pointless. Bye
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I don't know. I mean I would like to see a extremely tall building somewhere in the West but I would not want to see a hyper tall built just for the sake of building one.
Market forces rarely drive extremely tall buildings (the failed Chicago Spire was one possible exception). But I think I know what you're getting at. It'll be a while before market forces make buildings like this profitable anywhere in Europe/The Americas/Australia but I can definitely see supertalls being more common (NY is really exploding with supertall construction right now).

If the Jeddah tower is built though it will, I think, take some of the shine from the Burj Khalifa.
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Desert Driver, do you have any idea how high the highest occupied residence is right now? How high can you go in the residential section, what floors have you been on?
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