10 December, 2005

Kilometre-high Kuwaiti tower

Kilometre-high Kuwaiti tower will dwarf Burj Dubai

Quote:
The 553-metre-tall Toronto tower, which celebrates its 30th anniversary next year, is facing an imminent end to its reign as the world’s greatest vertical megaproject. Not far from Kuwait on the Arabian Peninsula, the Burj Dubai is under construction in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. It is expected to reach 705 metres by the time it’s finished in 2008. A 558-metre building in Jakarta, Indonesia, is also scheduled for completion in 2009. Taiwan’s Taipei 101 skyscraper, at 508 metres, is currently the world’s tallest office tower.

The CN Tower, officially opened to the public on June 26, 1976, is widely described as the world’s tallest free-standing structure.

But all of the planet’s existing buildings would be dwarfed by the planned Kuwaiti building. Kuhne said the new city and its central skyscraper would cost more than $150 million Cdn and take 25 years to build.

2 comments:

BD said...

Pie in the sky.

Slagothor said...

Kuhne said the new city and its central skyscraper would cost more than $150 million Cdn and take 25 years to build

So at that rate they'll be spending C$6 million per year. I know labour is cheap here, but still...

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