Friday, January 23, 2009

Works Halted for World's Tallest Building

The Nakheel Harbour & Tower project in Dubai that was launched in Oct 2008 was indeed an eye catching development which will include the next world's tallest building in the midst of the development.
The US$38 billion harbour front project by the Nakheel Group covers about 270 hectares. Offices to be built could accommodate 45,000 people and housing areas for 55,000.

The Nakheel Tower is the main part of the whole project. It's an engineering feat just to construct this tower as it will be at least a kilometre tall. Besides that, four individual towers will be built within a single structure.

After all the fanfare, the financial crunch has to his Dubai (and the world too). Somehow, it did affect the planning for the world's tallest building - the Nakheel Tower. News came about that the skyscraper will not be built according to the planned schedule.

How bad is it affecting Dubai? Even the condominiums situated in Burj Dubai (the current world's tallest structure) are being sold at 50% discount. So, if you have the funds ...... go get one for yourself. Invite me for a stay when I'm in Dubai.

Reading: Cash Crunch Halts Work on Dubai Skyscraper - New York Times

(Pictures sourced from Nakheel website)
Tags: Dubai, Nakheel Group, Nakheel Harbour & Tower, Burj Dubai



Blogger Gorgeous Ol' Eve Loves Vanilla. You? said...

I don't like Dubai.

I was there twice and both times (apart from heavenly shopping and Bedouin village stay), I must say there isn't much to like about that city.

It's pure concrete jungle, overcrowded with gigantic phallic infrastructure. A mirage on the desert made solid by mankind.

23 January, 2009 13:58  
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23 January, 2009 16:01  
Blogger foongpc said...

I wonder if the unique rotating tower being built in Dubai will continue to be built?

Btw, do read about the solar eclipse warning at my blog here : )

24 January, 2009 01:13  
Blogger SamSeiko said...

OMG? This also stop? Recession really hit us very hard this time....

24 January, 2009 13:08  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

gorgeous eve - they still have those attractions that other cities don't have

hapi - u are good in those codings

foong - they will get theirs onto anything if funds are available

elite - yeah, big time

25 January, 2009 01:21  
Blogger Annoymous said...

They thinking of reaching to the moon huh.. haha

17 February, 2009 12:49  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

harmony - if money is not an issue

18 February, 2009 13:33  

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