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Old June 11th, 2016, 01:02 PM   #661
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Ch.W, don't be so narrow-minded. If you haven't heard anything about "cylindrical surfaces" (e.g. i-Rise tower) concept, it's only about your ignorance. It has nothing to do with anybody's creative mind restrictions.
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Old June 11th, 2016, 02:07 PM   #662
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Once Dubai has expanded enough to be the largest city on the planet, the desert sand will be too far away to affect the core of the city. Problem solved.
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Old June 12th, 2016, 10:56 AM   #663
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That's exactly what everyone was saying in Dubai 20 years ago. After another 20 years, expect another 10% of the sand areas covered with concrete. What will it change? The slanted curtain walls will require cleaning every 22 days instead of 21. How often they will be cleaned? Every 3-6 months, as usual. The result? No real change at all. The buildings design still requires a bit of brains to be utilized.
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Old June 12th, 2016, 01:39 PM   #664
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Old June 12th, 2016, 06:15 PM   #665
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There are already self cleaning facade systems available on the market. And also for more fields of application under development. I don't know whether such systems could be used in a city like Dubai? Perhaps it will be possible in the future to solve the desert sand problems this way?
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Old June 12th, 2016, 06:24 PM   #666
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In all seriousness, the solution is fairly easy, have people clean it regularly. Works with the Fountain Lake. But that's the thing, sometimes in Dubai money is "saved" in the worst places, see flammable cladding as an example.

They put like a billion into building the tower, they should be able to pay some window cleaners three cents an hour to wash their windows twice a month.
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Old June 12th, 2016, 06:34 PM   #667
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Of course that would be the easiest way. But a facade that doesn't need any cleaning at all would be a real innovation.
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Old June 15th, 2016, 12:28 AM   #668
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There are already self cleaning facade systems available on the market. And also for more fields of application under development. I don't know whether such systems could be used in a city like Dubai? Perhaps it will be possible in the future to solve the desert sand problems this way?
Sand isn't really the problem, the humidity sticking sand, dust and dirt into the panels, is.
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Old June 25th, 2016, 08:19 PM   #669
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I wonder if the "designer" of Burj 2020 has tried to replicate something similar to India Tower. Lo and behold, it's nowhere near - the hulking Burj 2020, and the elegant and stylish India Tower:

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Old June 25th, 2016, 10:59 PM   #670
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I thought you were against sloped designs in Dubai, 'cause it collects sand on the glass cladding.
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Old June 25th, 2016, 11:22 PM   #671
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1. It was not designed for Dubai
2. Such amount of style justifies such amount of tilt.

For example, Tiburon is a sports car. No doubt about that, right? But now look at the proportion: GTR is a lot more of a sports car. Now where's the former one? Nowhere near the latter one!

Same is in the world of style: clumsy things are not taken into any account.
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Old June 26th, 2016, 09:45 PM   #672
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That indian tower looks clumsy to me... Its a matter of taste and everyone is diffrent.
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Old June 27th, 2016, 03:04 PM   #673
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Idk about you guys but to me the Burj 2020 looks a lot more similar to Kuala Lumpur's "Merdeka PNB118" (KL118) than the India Tower.
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Old June 27th, 2016, 05:23 PM   #674
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That indian tower looks clumsy to me... Its a matter of taste and everyone is diffrent.
Everything is a matter of taste to you, but some things are a matter of knowledge for those who are professionally connected with the subject.
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Old June 27th, 2016, 05:35 PM   #675
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Art that has to appeal to millions has to take taste into account a lot more than the knowledge of experts. Doesn't do any good for the tower's business if architects love it and it makes everyone else vomit, then again if it makes architects vomit, usually it doesn't appeal to masses that well, either.

I'm part of the uneducated masses and I think the tower is awkwardly crooked, and while I can keep my stomach contents under control, I don't think the design is in any way worth a megatall in Dubai, maybe a 200m tower in a less internationally visible city like Doha or Kuwait City.
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Old July 13th, 2016, 09:55 AM   #676
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Old July 13th, 2016, 07:50 PM   #677
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I have to agree I think that this tower looks like a better version of The Merdeka Tower u/c. I like Burj 2020 more than I like Merdeka however the original design for this tower was no doubt more aesthetically pleasing however as an office tower they most likely disliked the floor plans of the original design
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Old August 29th, 2016, 02:27 PM   #678
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Peaking at the site! Nothing yet .. let's see what will they say about it in this year's cityscape next week


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Old August 29th, 2016, 07:01 PM   #679
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I'm part of the uneducated masses and I think the tower is awkwardly crooked
Holy FSM! If you're calling a perfect trilateral symmetry something "awkwardly crooked", then you must be an eager worshipper of Eris or Discordia.
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I have to agree I think that this tower looks like a better version of The Merdeka Tower u/c. I like Burj 2020 more than I like Merdeka however the original design for this tower was no doubt more aesthetically pleasing however as an office tower they most likely disliked the floor plans of the original design
Do you find more aesthetics in a grim appearance (almost like City17's Citadel building) and the apex to be chopped off?
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Old August 29th, 2016, 09:14 PM   #680
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Perfect trilateral symmetry? This??



Well, I'm respectful enough to not assume any loss of visual perception or processing, so instead I'll assume you merely misunderstood which tower my previous post was referring to.
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