Burj Dubai Is Erected. Jakarta Tower, Hello??

Burj Dubai, the present tallest man-made structure in the world.

The Present Man-Made Tallest Structure In The World: Burj Dubai.

The Future Tallest Man-Made Structure In The World?: Mubarak Tower in Kuwait measureing 1001 Meters!

The Future Tallest Man-Made Structure In The World?: Mubarak Tower in Kuwait measuring 1001 Meters!

With new year celebration being still in the air, The United Arab Emirates govt finally inaugurated the tallest building in the world that stands more than 800 metres high! The tallest man-made structure that costs around US$ 1.8 billion (for comparison, the future Sunda-strait bridge that will connect Sumatra with Java in Indonesia will ‘only’ cost US$ 1 billion) surpasses the former tallest building in the world: Taiwan’s T’aipei 101 by a margin of more than 300 metres! It means that if we stack the T’aipei 101 and the BNI Tower together (BNI Tower is the tallest building in Indonesia) they will still be towered over by the Dubai’s burj! But it seems the highrise race is not over yet! Mankind always wants to beat their own previous achievements. The next crazy project will be Mubarak Tower (its full designation is “Mubarak al-Kabir” Tower) in Kuwait. This tower is planned to hit the kilometre mark! Will they manage to erect it? Let’s wait and see because the project will top off in 2016.

Now, what about Jakarta Tower? Do they still have enthusiasm to build it? This tower was first proposed in the New Order era to show the world that this is the tallest building in the world. The proposed height is  only 558 metres. However, considering that the Burj Dubai has topped off first, is it still worth finishing it?? Or is it just a waste of time and money?? Worthless? Wait a minute! Though it won’t get entitled to the world’s tallest building in the world, we can entertain ourselves by designating a title as other desperate titles such as : the tallest building in Southeast Asia, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere and so on. Or the best of all, we will be happy to see that we have a superior building in height to Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Towers! :mrgreen:

Post Script:

I watched the news yesterday informing that Burj Dubai has been redesignated as “Burj Khalifa“.

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16 responses to “Burj Dubai Is Erected. Jakarta Tower, Hello??

  1. hahaha… ironic. everything is.
    from the budget of the sunda strait bridge that costs almost as much as the present tallest building in the world. (i wonder just how much a much longer bridge costs. our capability of stretching the budget is utterly amazing.)

    now the jakarta tower that is supposed to be the tallest tower in the world. it is some ages ago. so the procrastinating behavior is really in our blood, isn’t it?

    imho, we don’t need some landmark just to show how developed we are. at least not now, not until we get over poverty, environmental pollution, lack of clean water and electricity, flood and disaster, traffic and such. there’s still so much problem to solve. brunei doesn’t have such building, yet it is known as one of the most organized city/country in the world.

  2. haha..i also post the same topic kang, but from the debt side.

  3. Iyah, apalagi ada poto 21GB pixel burj dubay, gile zoom nya

  4. Kang…..saya ingat tentang bad debt nya Burj Dubai, yang sempat dilansir di media, dan dalam percakapan orang bisnis.
    Tapi, yang penting bangunan selesai, sehingga setidaknya bisa dioperasikan…bisa men generate cash flow….paling tidak bisa di restrukturisasi finansial nya, jika berupa pinjaman.

    Jakarta? Apa perlu ikut? Menurut saya, asal keuangan Indonesia (makro mikronya), semakin banyak orang miskin berkurang…itu lebih bagus kang Yari.

  5. @marshmallow

    Huehehe…. actually there is a positive aspect if we successfully build those so-called megastructures (both the bridge and the tower). That is, we are the ones who engineer those megastructures. It is to show the world that we have the KNOWLEDGE and the CAPABILITIES to build them with our own sweat, blood and tears. It is not just to show the world that we have them. But it is sad if we see that we hand over the engineering works to foreign contractors…. 😦

    @boyin

    Ok… I will jump to your site to see what it is…. 😀

    @Raffaell

    Wah… kalau saya malah ingin tahu fotonya dari puncak menara melihat ke bawah… jadi bisa membayangkan betapa tingginya…. huehehehe…..

    @edratna

    Betul bu…. tetapi kita juga harus melihat booby trap-nya, jangan seperti zaman orde baru dulu, memang banyak orang miskin berkurang tetapi begitu kena krisis, justru kita yang pada akhirnya paling banyak orang miskinnya akibat ekonomi riil kita yang ‘keropos’. Kita kali ini mungkin bisa selamat dari krisis kali ini, tapi jangan berbangga hati dulu, karena krisis macamnya ada banyak dan kalau kita tidak hati2 bisa2 kita akan kena lagi… 🙂

  6. Kang mohon lihat http://www.emporis.com :
    Data gedung tinggi diatas 12 lantai : Jakarta hanya 387, Kuala Lumpur 550, Bangkok 800, Singapura 4.333, apalagi dibandingkan Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai, Hongkong, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janaerio, London, Paris dll, Jakarta kalah banget

  7. Ehm bila Burj Dubai 160 lantai di Dubai harganya USD 1,5 Billion mungkin di Jakarta bisa ditekan USD 500 Juta atau Rp. 5 Trilliun

  8. Kalau Indonesia mau membangun gedung ya dilihat dulu apa maunya, kalau ingin menjadi yang tertinggi di dunia menurut saya itu sudah lewat, karena Burj Dubai sudah muncul, past akan disusul dengan bangunan lain yang lebih tinggi.
    Lebih baik membangun dengan sisi kebanggaan yang berbeda, okelah Jakarta tower dlanjutkan namun harus ada “kebanggaan yang lain” selain tingginya. “Kebanggaan yang lain” itu apa? mari kita pikirkan bersama.

  9. Yes, at least, better than Malaysia. :mrgreen:

  10. Posting dan gambar yang bagus Mas…sayang bahasa inggris saya dulu dapet 4 ha ha…jadi enggak tahu artinya…

  11. i think, its not the important thing that must we do now(the priority law). i agree with miss Marsmallow.

  12. Indonesia Insya Allah akan menandingi Burj Dubai :mrgreen:

  13. tambah edan ae… wowowwo.. 1001 meter?????

  14. @Viper

    Iya… tapi menurut situs yang ini walaupun kita masih ketinggalan dari negara2 ASEAN lainnya tapi peringkat kita tiap tahun meningkat dan terus merangsek ke atas… 😀

    @mandor tempe

    Nah… betul itu. Kalau menurut saya, jikalau kita bisa membangun itu tower tanpa bantuan asing terutama engineering-nya, itu juga merupakan suatu kebanggan. 🙂

    @mathematicse

    Huehehehe….. :mrgreen:

    @Komunitas Salesman Jogjakarta

    Oooo… Bahasa Inggrisnya dapet 4 ya?? Dari skala 100?? Huehehe…. canda deh…. 😆

    @alfarolamablawa

    I think if we could erect highrise buildings which require high technology and high skills with our own hands that can be a positive point beyond financial measure! 🙂

    @indra1082

    Kan kita udah mengalahkan Dubai dalam hal…… korupsi!! Huehuehue… hush ah…. :mrgreen:

    @Gratis Ebook Gurita Cikeas Full Version

    Ok… thanks for the info too… 🙂

    @Ongki

    Kalau nggak salah, itu 1001 melambangkan cerita Arab legenda 1001 malam. Kalau nggak salah loh…. 🙂

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