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Encyclopedia > Al Burj
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Al Burj
Technical Data
Height to tip 1,200 m (3,937 ft)
Height to roof Unknown
Height to top floor Unknown
Floors   At least 200
Gross floor area Unknown
Usage Mixed Use
Company
Developer Al Nakheel

Al Burj is a supertall skyscraper proposed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by developer Al Nakheel. If completed it will become one of the world's tallest skyscrapers and form the centrepiece of the Dubai Waterfront, the world's largest man-made waterfront which is also being developed by Al Nakheel. Image File history File links Current_event_marker. ... Image File history File links Applications-development. ... The roofs of Olomouc, Czech Republic. ... A hardwood floor (parquetry) is a popular feature in many houses. ... A real estate developer (American English) or property developer (British English) makes improvements of some kind to real property, thereby increasing its value. ... The Nakheel Logo Al Nakheel Properties is one of the leading real estate developers in Dubai and creators of land reclamation projects: Palm Islands, Dubai Waterfront, The World. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Coordinates: , Emirate Dubai Government  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ... The Nakheel Logo Al Nakheel Properties is one of the leading real estate developers in Dubai and creators of land reclamation projects: Palm Islands, Dubai Waterfront, The World. ... The Dubai Waterfront The Dubai Waterfront is proposed to become the largest waterfront and largest man-made development in the world. ... The Nakheel Logo Al Nakheel Properties is one of the leading real estate developers in Dubai and creators of land reclamation projects: Palm Islands, Dubai Waterfront, The World. ...


Although ground leveling and land reclamation has begun on the Dubai Waterfront, construction of the tower itself has not yet started. However, Nakheel is in talks with several potential contractors which include South Korean Samsung Group who is also building the Burj Dubai, Japanese Shimizu Corporation and Australian Grocon. An article posted on Construction UAE and MEED.com [1] on 16 March, 2007 indicates that construction on the tower is slated to begin later this year and that the final height of the tower will be 1,200 meters (3,937 feet), reduced from an initial height of 1,600 meters or just under one mile. This height would make the Al Burj tower considerably taller than its main rival across town, the Burj Dubai, which has been variously reported as reaching a final anticipated height at completion in 2009 of between 808 meters (2,650 feet) and 1,011 meters (3,317 feet). Al Burj and Burj Dubai would both be considerably taller than any man made structure currently in existence. More remarkably, Al Burj would be over three times the height (to the top inhabited floor) of the iconic Empire State Building, and four times the height (without the antenna) of the Eiffel Tower. The Dubai Waterfront The Dubai Waterfront is proposed to become the largest waterfront and largest man-made development in the world. ... Motto None (Unofficial: Broadly benefit humankind also translated as Devotion to the welfare of humanity) Anthem Aegukga Patriotic Hymn Capital (and largest city) Seoul Official languages Korean Government Presidential republic  -  President Roh Moo-hyun  -  Prime Minister Han Duck-soo Establishment  -  Liberation declared March 1, 1919 (de jure)   -  Liberation August 15... The Samsung Group is a South Korean conglomerate (chaebol) composed of numerous businesses, including Samsung Electronics, one of the worlds largest electronics companies. ... The Burj Dubai (Arabic: Dubai Tower) is a supertall skyscraper currently under construction in the New Downtown of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... Shimizu Corporation ) (TYO: 1803 ) is a leading architectural, engineering and general contracting firm, offering an integrated, comprehensive planning, design and build solutions for a broad range of construction and engineering projects worldwide. ... Grocon Pty Ltd is a major Australian construction company in Melbourne started and owned by the Grollo family. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Burj Dubai (Arabic: Dubai Tower) is a supertall skyscraper currently under construction in the New Downtown of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in New York, NY on the intersection of 5th Ave and W 34th Street. ... The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris, France. ...

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History

The tower was originally proposed in 2004 as the centrepiece of Palm Jumeirah, one of the world's largest man-made islands. It was to be named "The Pinnacle" and rise from the centre of a canal on the trunk of the island. The height was to be 750 m (2,461 ft) tall and consist of 120 floors of luxury apartments but it has since been replaced by the Trump International Hotel and Tower and moved to the Dubai Waterfront. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Palm, Jumeirah. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The Trump International Hotel & Tower is a proposed skyscraper hotel to be built at the trunk of the The Palm Jumeirah. ... The Dubai Waterfront The Dubai Waterfront is proposed to become the largest waterfront and largest man-made development in the world. ...


To date very little has been revealed about the exact design but Nakheel keeps stressing that it will become one of the tallest towers in the world and become a new icon for Dubai. Coordinates: , Emirate Dubai Government  - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Area [1]  - Metro 4,114 km² (1,588. ...


Design

The original design conceived by Pei Partnership Architects was to have 631,000 square meters (6,800,000 square feet) of floorspace taken up by ultra-luxury apartments, restaurants, a large health club, and an observation deck. The building actually consists of three separate towers built around a hollow interior and joined together by several sky bridges that function as sky lobbies. Above each sky bridge is a sky garden. One of the towers is shorter than the other two and has a large outdoor pool on the roof while the other two are topped with large spires.


In the latest redesigns the basic shape has remained the same, three towers connected by sky bridges with two twin spires and one tower shorter than the others. What has changed is the number of sky bridges: the original design showed only 4, but later renderings show 6, while an even more recent one suggests this has been increased again to about 9 or 10. The building is also to be mixed-use rather than wholly residential.


Height

According to officials at Al Nakheel, the tower will be at least 700 m (2,297 ft) tall and have more than 160 floors but no specific figures have been disclosed. This is very much the same strategy as that employed by Emaar with the Burj Dubai which currently under construction and will become the world's tallest building on completion. The secrecy behind Al Burj's height suggests that it will also try to compete for this title and rumours even suggest it will break the 1,000 m (3,281 ft) mark. There's indeed evidence from the latest renditions that height increases have been made. One of these renders even shows the tower with more than 200 floors. The 16 March, 2007 article by Construction UAE referenced above states that the tower will indeed begin construction later this year and that it will be 1,200 meters (1.2 km or 3,937 feet) tall. The Nakheel Logo Al Nakheel Properties is one of the leading real estate developers in Dubai and creators of land reclamation projects: Palm Islands, Dubai Waterfront, The World. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Emaar Properties ( Arabic: إعمار العقارية) , is a Company based in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... The Burj Dubai (Arabic: Dubai Tower) is a supertall skyscraper currently under construction in the New Downtown of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


However, in an article from Construction Week[2] , Al Nakheel CEO Chris O'Donnell said that "height isn't everything" and that iconic buildings were more important. This clearly indicated, considering the usual hyperbole that CEOs use discuss their projects, that building Al Burj to be taller than the Burj Dubai jas been deemed financially unfeasible by Nakheel, the project has been significantly scaled back, and that this building is no longer a competitor for tallest building in the world.[2] The Nakheel Logo Al Nakheel Properties is one of the leading real estate developers in Dubai and creators of land reclamation projects: Palm Islands, Dubai Waterfront, The World. ...


See also

The tallest building in Dubai is the 354. ...

References

  1. ^ Waterfront Tower to be World's Tallest Landmark. Retrieved on 2007-03-27.
  2. ^ a b Al Burj to shrink?. Retrieved on 2007-08-02.

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External links

  • Dubai Waterfront website
  • Al Nakheel Properties
  • Dubai Development & Investment Authority
  • Al Burj Renders
  • SkyscraperCity discussion topic
  • Emporis.com database entry for Al Burj
  • "Burj Dubai gets a rival" - article

  Results from FactBites:
 
Al Burj - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (282 words)
Al Burj is a skyscraper proposed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is expected to rival Burj Dubai for the world's tallest building title.
Al Burj was originally proposed as "The Pinnacle" in 2004 for the trunk of Palm Jumeirah but has now been redesigned and moved to the Dubai Waterfront, probably due to aesthetic reasons.
Rendition of Al Burj in the future Dubai Waterfront skyline.
Burj al-Arab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (941 words)
The Burj al-Arab (Arabic برج العرب "Tower of the Arabs") is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (25°08′28″N, 55°11′08″E), and was designed by Tom Wright of Atkins.
A remarkable element of its architecture is the outer beachward wall of the atrium, which is made of a woven, Teflon-coated fiberglass cloth.
Contrary to popular belief, the Burj Al Arab is not located in the area of Jumeirah (although it is connected to Jumeirah beach), but is in fact located in the community of Umm Suqeim 3.
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