Thursday, May 22, 2008

Large high resolution photos of Al Burj plot

In the first photo the Al Burj construction site is at the far left about half way up the photo. In the second photo its at the bottom center of the photo, you can clearly see the cranes and construction equipment. There will be a new city built around the Al Burj and the city of Dubai will expand greatly due to this massive project. Their are rumors the current power plant will be disassembled and a French company will build a new nuclear power plant for the city of Dubai and the greater UAE.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Al Burj in New York City or Chicago

If the Al Burj was built in New York City or Chicago what would it look like? Here is a couple comparisons that show just how tall this building when its complete. Current FAA regulations cap the maximum height of skyscrapers in the USA at 2,000 feet. The Chicago Spire is currently the highest a building can be built in the USA...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Al Burj plot location photos

Here is two photos of the Al Burj plot, the first photo shows the location of this project and its location within the city of Dubai.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Dubai will become city of supertowers

Dubai: The city will have the largest number of supertowers - buildings that rise more than 100 habitable floors - as five more will be added to the seven under development, Gulf News has learnt.

The new supertowers are part of a cluster of 11 projects worth Dh25 billion to be built in a major master-planned development that will be announced in October.

"All five supertowers will be about 600 metres tall - rising more than 100 floors. These are some of the most unique projects incorporating the latest building technologies and consuming up to 60 per cent less energy," Adrian Smith, who designed Burj Dubai - currently the world's tallest tower - told Gulf News in an exclusive interview.

His firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects, is designing the projects.

Thirteen supertowers are currently under development worldwide, including seven in Dubai. The five new ones will change the equation heavily in favour of the emirate.

The supertowers already announced in Dubai include Al Burj, Burj Al Alam, Princess Tower, Marina 101 and Pentominum.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

5 supertowers to be built in Dubai

Five more skyscrapers with more than 100 floors each will be built in Dubai, according to a report.

The new supertowers will be part of a cluster of 11 projects worth Dh25 billion ($7 billion) to be built in a major master-planned development that will be announced in October, said the Gulf News report.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects is designing the projects, it said.

All five supertowers will be about 600 metres tall and incoroporate the latest building technologies, Adrian Smith, who designed Burj Dubai, was quoted as saying by Gulf News.

Thirteen supertowers are currently under development worldwide, including seven in Dubai. The five new ones will make Dubai the city with the largest number of supertowers - buildings with more than 100 habitable floors.

The supertowers already announced in Dubai include Al Burj, Burj Al Alam, Princess Tower, Marina 101 and Pentominum.