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Old August 10th, 2005, 02:08 PM   #1
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Latest insanity from Dubai

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=5023433

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after a few rumours and hints dubai has finally approved the world's second tallest tower called park square tower

it will have 150 floors, the height still is a secret but will be around 700m

the tower is only for hotel-use, but as it is so big, it will house about 6 to 7 hotels

construction is expected to start this year, the site for the new park square project, which consists of 30 commercial towers and 10 residential towers as well as 2 hotel towers, is ready to start with construction

completion date is scheduled to be 2010
tower is worth around $1.5bn
size is 2.1m sqm


sorry, no render has been published, but the architect is ARTEC
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Old August 10th, 2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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ARTEC are not architects. They are a consultant company.
http://www.artec-usa.com/

That thread is bullshit.

Why do people from dubai belive such shit, the guy didn't even give a source for his info.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 05:11 PM   #3
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The tallest building in the Park Square project is Park Lane Tower which will only be around 250m
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Old August 14th, 2005, 12:09 AM   #4
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I was at the press conference, Bonyan are behind the project, 150 floors at least, render in a few weeks, and the height is posted in UAE section. [being at the PC i am not allowed to tell anyone]...or 'they' will come after me!
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Old November 26th, 2005, 12:03 AM   #5
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Chuck a few hundred million quid over there and BOOM ... instant skyline!!


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Old November 28th, 2005, 01:51 PM   #6
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An interesting article in the Guardian about Dubai- You gotta admire they 'go out ther & build attitude'

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/featu...652149,00.html
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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:35 AM   #7
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Yes this project has been in the pipeline for quite some time.
Rod Stewart reportedly bought the "United Kingdom" and "Australia" has been turned into the most luxurious of islands, being bought by several business men.
Really is an amazing project, same as their "Palms' project too.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 03:57 PM   #8
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An ex-pat living in dubai that was in my cab told me that they are having subsidence problems with the palms? I don't know how true this is.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 06:50 AM   #9
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probably wouldnt surprise me, looks at the amount of reclaimation and the speed they are doing it, I do worry about the quality of the work sometimes, yes it all looks stunning but if an earthquake hits what then? Do Palms and the World sink back into the seas, do their towers still stand? God forbid that ever happens to them
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Old November 30th, 2005, 08:44 PM   #10
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Did you know 16% of the worlds active cranes are in Dubai!
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Old December 1st, 2005, 12:30 AM   #11
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There's no way that can be true. There are about 2000 cranes in Dubai. In my own city of 150,000 people there are at least 50 so that means about 1% of the world's cranes are in a town of this size, and in Ireland the anti-highrise haven .

There's no way that can be true
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Old December 7th, 2005, 10:04 PM   #12
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"Al Burj"

A rival to Burj Dubai. Height is rumoured to be over 1000m...... the world's first kilometre-high super-scraper.






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Old December 8th, 2005, 02:43 AM   #13
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This isn't new. Has been around for almost a year.
That render's a really tall version and it has over 205 floors there. Add the spire and you can figure out the height for yourself.

BTW Burj Dubai >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Al Burj
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Old December 18th, 2005, 04:29 PM   #14
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Old December 18th, 2005, 05:05 PM   #15
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^ Insane
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Old December 18th, 2005, 05:26 PM   #16
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OMG, Dubai is ACTUALLY gonna fall into the sea!
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Old December 18th, 2005, 08:22 PM   #17
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The joke is that most of these projects will theses built!
Imagine if the 'Palm Deira' project was built, say, in the Thames gateway in London - it's pretty hard to picture isn't it? Although i think Dubai is fast becoming the experimental city for projects like this, i think these developments should be kept in Dubai...and allowed nowhere near the UK!
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Old December 29th, 2005, 02:31 AM   #18
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Amazing - all that development and only three people on the beach!
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Old December 30th, 2005, 12:45 AM   #19
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Crazy. I have to admit, I hate the skyline and the projects less and less...
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Old December 30th, 2005, 12:48 AM   #20
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Amazing - all that development and only three people on the beach!
OMG.

That is just amazing.
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