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Dubai Plans 1,066-Foot Extreme Sports Tower

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posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 01:59 PM

This looks pretty awesome!

Honestly, I could care less about going to Dubai, ever, but I would sure like to have a go at this tower!

Talk is cheap, of course, and it doesn’t take much more to cast ideas into architectural renderings, but still, someone in Dubai is thinking outside the box: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced a proposal to build a slender, 1,066-foot skyscraper along the city’s waterfront, where you’d be allowed to BASE jump, rappel, bungee jump, and climb. Hong Kong’s 10 Design is being tasked with the concept and design.

With no small amount of marketing hyperbole, the plan claims to replicate the Mt. Everest experience with a series of “base camps.” The lower part of the tower would be for families and tourists, the middle for climbers and rappelers, and the top for jumpers and ice climbers. Renderings show climbers on the external, hexagonal skin; how the building is going to offer ice climbing in a place where the summer high temperatures average 106 degrees is an open question.

The proposal even suggests offering accommodation in portaledge style.

Farfetched? Of course. On the other hand, Ski Dubai currently has 22,500 square feet of indoor slopes.


Is anyone else here into Rockclimbing, Bungee Jumping, Repelling and other Extreme sports?

posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 02:05 PM
a reply to: Ghost147

I love me some rappelling, but I don't think I'd want to do it off of a building. The tranquility of a 100-300' wall of rock in a forest is my style. A building in an urban environment... I'd probably go #3 in my pants.

ETA: it looks awesome, and I'd love to see other people jumping off of it.
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posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 02:13 PM
a reply to: Ghost147

I've got a thing with heights that would keep me from climbing anything that tall let along jumping off of it but still very cool. They've built a number of impressive things in Dubai but I have no intention of ever stepping foot in the UAE so I won't be seeing any of them in person.
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posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 02:14 PM
I really am just replying to find a place to say "Happy birthday week". And also ask, where the freak did you find the creature in your avatar? I have spent WAY too much time thinking on it!

ETA I suppose I should address the OP- that looks amazing but could potentially make me lose my lunch from thinking about bungee jumping from that!
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posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 02:33 PM
a reply to: Ghost147

Is there a word in Arabic for morons?

These sheiks have the funds and the resources to create the worlds first arcology-yet they want to create the worlds biggest waste of time. The oil has gone to their heads.

The devils tower can provide base jumping, rappelling and so forth and a lodge at the base could provide an adequate lodging-but no...nothing says i'm rich more than a trip to Dubai!

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posted on Mar, 31 2016 @ 02:36 PM
a reply to: Ghost147

While it looks amazing and I love the idea, is it really such a good idea with the amount of bankruptcy (or fleeing the country to avoid it)?

posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 09:01 PM
Having lived in Dubai for a few years, and elsewhere in the Middle East a long time, I know that they certainly love their superlatives - biggest, tallest, most expensive etc.

And regarding the waste of money, I think that the Emirates (not just Dubai) have been cleverer than most of the other ME countries by diversifying so that they are/will be less reliant on oil revenue in the years to come. They have a load of tourism per annum already, and are working on increasing that.

Other countries in the region are still mainly reliant on their oil revenue, and will be fecked when that eventually gives out.

edit on 7-4-2016 by 1984hasarrived because: correction

edit on 7-4-2016 by 1984hasarrived because: typo corrected - duh!

posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 09:47 PM
Looks cool and all, but I wouldn't head over there even if offered a free apartment in it.

posted on May, 6 2016 @ 09:48 AM

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