January 10th, 2009, 07:54 AM
View Full Version : Completed: OPAL TOWER, 24F, Com
January 10th, 2009, 07:54 AM
February 15th, 2009, 08:32 AM
February 15th, 2009, 03:11 PM
Full construction going on here !! Awesome !
March 23rd, 2009, 01:16 PM
just spoke with ger and they said it is delayed. does anyone have an idea how delayed it may be?
March 23rd, 2009, 02:10 PM
This will take at least 30Months to Build so completion End 2011 earliest.
April 8th, 2009, 07:38 AM
Does anyone have photos of OPAL they can share ?
It is G plus 20. Would that take 30 months? (I have no idea)
April 10th, 2009, 10:25 AM
I was down at OPAL yesterday. Work was going on but very little. one crane, a digger and other minor machinery. I have photos i will post soon.
April 13th, 2009, 11:18 AM
April 15th, 2009, 06:16 PM
ah good job. my camera is lost and so are my photos!
This looks like one of those big boy playgrounds where you can go and drive a digger or a crane for the fun of it! someone obviously thought it would be fun to lay some cable!!
April 30th, 2009, 10:11 AM
May 9th, 2009, 04:54 AM
May 11th, 2009, 08:20 AM
Where did you get all that info? personally I have never seen anything like it, looks good to me. I should really pop down and have a look at the site. I guess it will be about 2 years to hand over... what do others think? or will they even build it?
May 20th, 2009, 03:00 PM
June 4th, 2009, 11:38 PM
any one got any further photos or info here ?
June 17th, 2009, 11:23 AM
June 20th, 2009, 09:15 AM
Thanks 234, spot the difference between the May 20th photo and the June 17th photo.!! Does anyone see what work is going on ?
July 21st, 2009, 06:14 PM
Construction Update from developer June/2009
Alot of progressing here ...
August 4th, 2009, 02:27 PM
September 16th, 2009, 12:34 AM
September 17th, 2009, 08:16 PM
how far is this behind schedule ?
any thoughts on the pace of work. seems painfully slow to me!~
September 27th, 2009, 08:51 PM
September 28th, 2009, 07:42 AM
Bizzy Bonnita and 234 sale... I am a little miffed as to why we are the only ones who visit the OPAL forum! Do you have any units here ? I do and i get the feeling that I may be the only one !! Saying this FGB havent come to me for any payments as it is as per construction. Thanks for the photo, they seem to never have many on site. Maybe they are using it as a practice / training ground for their machinery operators!! what are your thoughts gents ?
September 28th, 2009, 08:06 AM
celticmonkey i am here with you all the way till the end
September 28th, 2009, 08:09 AM
maybe not every one is posting things because there is not a person that owns a unit in this project that knows about this forum. not many people know about this forum and they are in the dark and dont know what is going on with their property. i honeslty feel like we are one big family. i was told about this from FGB i think this is the only good thing that came out of them. lets wait and see what fsafarini does at rera and will take the next step all of us together dont worry i love eveyone in this forum we have helped eachother very much thanks
September 28th, 2009, 08:12 AM
My primary interest are the projects in Business Bay. This interest is both professional and personal as I am also an investor. I update every site here which I also use to show companies I deal with whats going on.
I do post eslewhere, but as much as any other forum member.
September 28th, 2009, 08:43 AM
Thanks for that folks.
Any thoughts on the progress here ? I was at the site 2 months ago but not since. I know the tower is only mid rise around 20 floors so that should help in completion time. Speaking of which any idea of expected completion date ? 24 months ?
September 28th, 2009, 08:49 AM
what date was your photo taken ? just want to compare to the previous ones for progress. I presume GEP will update their site shortly for the sept progress report.
September 28th, 2009, 09:06 AM
October 11th, 2009, 07:39 AM
any update or photos. How do we get to the site. security are there do they let you drive through ?
October 11th, 2009, 08:45 AM
Just drive in past Executive Towers, You can see everything from outside the site.
October 11th, 2009, 01:10 PM
just saw update on www.gep.ae
photos from sept 24th !! so not as updated as 234sale. Is it just me or are there workers camera shy! there are never more than about 5 workers in any picture !!
October 11th, 2009, 01:14 PM
At least you have piling...
October 11th, 2009, 03:45 PM
At least 40 today
October 11th, 2009, 05:28 PM
ah thats better. Thanks 234sale. they will be warming us up for a payment soon i feel!! arghh.
shell and cor 20 floors could go up pretty quick. is that a good thing! anyone know how fast it could be done from this point?
October 11th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Maybe 2 years to finish,,,
December 10th, 2009, 09:22 AM
December 23rd, 2009, 11:15 AM
holy shit those 5 workers are doing a great job. imagine they had 100 of these guys! Spotting a worker on the Opal site is like finding "wheres wally".
I got a feeling that a payment is due when they reach ground level! don't have my payment plan with me. good for GEP hope they continue this pace.
January 7th, 2010, 03:07 PM
January 7th, 2010, 07:03 PM
Thanks for the photo Bob,
How is it coming along. was there much action on site when you were there ?
I can spot 4 workers. maybe one took the photo.
really appreciate the update. good work.
January 20th, 2010, 07:17 AM
January 20th, 2010, 02:38 PM
surely that is not opal tower! can someone confirm. Comparing the photo previous it is opal tower. They are moving along nicely by the looks of it. Shoud see some good progress. On a tower like this I would expect a floor a week or so. If so I think they will be looking for an installment from me sharpish! fingers crossed they are so unorganised that they forget!!
January 26th, 2010, 06:41 AM
'been there yesterday guys. talked to engr's they said they are not planning to stop...fingers crossed.
January 26th, 2010, 06:44 AM
January 26th, 2010, 02:13 PM
January 27th, 2010, 01:43 PM
looks like the workers are breeding or something. numbers just going up. fair play to FGB.... may pop down myself and lay a few bricks. hope the finishing is better than X1,2,3 in JLT !
is this shell and core do we know??
February 3rd, 2010, 12:01 PM
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February 9th, 2010, 12:11 PM
should they not be asking for a payment soon ?? it is contruction based right.
February 28th, 2010, 11:52 AM
Hi again troops,
I guess it is 3 weeks since the last update. any signs of progress on this little puppy of a project? photos would be great if possible.
all the best
March 2nd, 2010, 10:02 AM
5 weeks = 3 1/2 Floors. Expect 1 week per floor after Podium is complete.
March 2nd, 2010, 05:13 PM
A floor a week is a fair pace and I am happy that they are building it. Don't seem to be many interested in this tower for some reason yet FGB are going at it on the construction. Hope it continues. Anyone got any thoughts or ideas about this tower?
March 2nd, 2010, 05:28 PM
^^ It's close to many supertall / skyscrapers. It's design is good, not ground breaking.
Most importantly its under construction, which speaks laods compaired to developments that crashed and burned.
March 27th, 2010, 09:32 AM
any update on this little beauty?
March 27th, 2010, 10:21 AM
March 29th, 2010, 02:29 PM
ah yeah, great, thanks for that. Seems like they are still ploughing ahead!
April 13th, 2010, 09:47 AM
well i guess it has been two weeks or so, any up dates on the opal tower?
Is it just me or is skyscraper becomming very quiet these days. There doesnt seem to be much posting going on.
April 13th, 2010, 09:59 AM
I think current progress is about 1 floor per week.:cheers:
April 27th, 2010, 07:35 AM
Looke like this tower is still progressing at one floor per week. Thats a respectable pace and hope they can keep it up! It is around 25 floors so they have 15 or so to go. Could this be ready in 12 months???
May 22nd, 2010, 05:11 PM
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June 1st, 2010, 04:38 PM
I hope this is finished to a better standard than X cluster! that place is a disaster!!!
June 2nd, 2010, 02:46 AM
cladding started :) Actually a very fast project.
June 2nd, 2010, 08:35 AM
Very true, the speed at which this project is moving forward is very fast indeed. I presume it is shell and core. Might be an idea to see them slow down a little. There do not seem to be any / many investors on this page. I wonder if FGB are leasing the building as a headquarters and therefore want to see it finished?
January 5th, 2011, 09:58 AM
this is a seriously dead project by the sounds of it. has anyone got any info on progress or lack of etc?
April 22nd, 2011, 01:57 PM
whats happening with this project?
April 22nd, 2011, 02:15 PM
whats happening with this project?
July 15th, 2011, 03:06 PM
August 13th, 2011, 02:19 PM
Does anyone have any idea when this project will be topped up??
August 13th, 2011, 02:44 PM
September 1st, 2011, 01:37 PM
Has anyone being chased up by developer for next payment?
November 22nd, 2011, 09:40 PM
Overall Progress = 82% Completed
January 21st, 2012, 07:38 PM
February 25th, 2012, 06:58 PM
whats the expected completion date? or when do you think it will complete?
No doubt its going to remain empty for a number of years anyhow
May 11th, 2012, 07:48 AM
whats the story with this property. there are no investors yet the construction seems to be going ahead. Imre do you have any info that might lighten the subject ?
December 18th, 2012, 10:55 AM
saw a floor advertised on Dubizzle. so complete?
January 3rd, 2013, 12:43 PM