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Old September 7th, 2006, 03:20 AM   #1
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#Photo Gallery: Aerial Photos

http://www.flickr.com/photos/copleys/234970789/

Someone named Copley posted this photo on Flickr--despite their disparaging comments about Doha, the photo is fantastic!

If you look closely, there are a few towers that are in progress, but haven't had any information posted about them in the forums--I'm thinking of the three towers across the street from the Four Seasons and behind the new Movenpick Hotel (not Beverly Hills or the al Misna Towers). Anybody know what I'm talking about?

Safe to say that 44 West Bay has more than 44 floors?

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Old September 7th, 2006, 05:52 AM   #2
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cant access flicker.com its blocked here in UAE if anyone can host them in any hosting site and post them here i would really appreciate it
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Old September 7th, 2006, 07:32 AM   #3
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wowwwww!!! this pic is unbelivable!!!!!!!!
Look at this!!!!

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Old September 7th, 2006, 07:56 AM   #4
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That is a nice photo! But it looks plain. From ground level, it looks a lot more buildings. We need more greanery. It really looks like a desert from up there! In 3 years, this picture will be filled with buildings, even Dubai Towers and Barwa tower.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 08:00 AM   #5
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Yes Halawala, like you said, it does look like a desert.. From down here I really thought there were more towers...

I am dissapointed..
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Old September 7th, 2006, 08:07 AM   #6
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What I noticed also, is that there are no internal roads! How are people going to move into the towers without roads! This is supposed to be the downtown area, and the last thing they think of is infrastructure!
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Old September 7th, 2006, 08:37 AM   #7
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and you know something? All towers aren't tall at all.. why dont they go above 300 meteres? Well, Dubai tower is 400 as I remember.. why dont they go above that?
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Old September 7th, 2006, 08:41 AM   #8
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Well, basically because we don't need massive tall towers--they are not economical. Also, they will allow a certain building to be built a certain height as long as they have more than a certain number of spaces.

For example, if you build a 500 meter building for only 1000 cars, the gov't won't allow that--except if you increase the parking space for 5000 more cars.

There are other reasons, too.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 01:42 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arno522

Someone named Copley posted this photo on Flickr--despite their disparaging comments about Doha, the photo is fantastic!

If you look closely, there are a few towers that are in progress, but haven't had any information posted about them in the forums--I'm thinking of the three towers across the street from the Four Seasons and behind the new Movenpick Hotel (not Beverly Hills or the al Misna Towers). Anybody know what I'm talking about?

Safe to say that 44 West Bay has more than 44 floors?

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Great view! From up there it looks like there a lot of available plots..or maybe some will be saved for greenery and landscaping, let's see!

The 3 towers you are talking about are, i think, from left to right: Regency Tower, Khaled Al Misnad Residential Tower, Al Rayyan Tower..let's create threads if they dont exist yet: ) The 44 West Bay looks taller than the 50-storey City Center hotels...So i'd say more than 44 too!
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Old September 7th, 2006, 02:07 PM   #10
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But the city center hotels are no completed yet i think.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 03:44 PM   #11
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higher towers are coming, but they need sometime.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 04:24 PM   #12
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Let's finish the shorter towers, and then let us think about creating taller towers.
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Old September 7th, 2006, 06:44 PM   #13
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as I said earlier, the tallest I heared of is 140 stories high. that was in the urban planning department, where they approve new projects.
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140??? Which tower is this?? Fill us in??
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Old September 13th, 2006, 09:18 AM   #15
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That is the first time I heard that, too. I heard of 105 (Barwa Tower) but not 140!
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I don't have any info right now, maybe when I go back home I can findout
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Old September 13th, 2006, 11:52 AM   #17
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wow 140 stories.. what height would it have?
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Old September 13th, 2006, 12:42 PM   #18
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Well, that depends on how high a single floor will be...
But if we use Dubai Tower as a 'reference', 140f might turn out to be something like... 650m?!!
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Old September 13th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #19
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OMG! 650?!?!
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Old September 13th, 2006, 02:31 PM   #20
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140 f

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in Qatar ?
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