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Old February 5th, 2005, 03:42 PM   #1
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Dubai's first Island Rises out of the sea (pics)

Here are pics of the first artificial island being constructed off the Dubai coast - The Palm Jumeirah.
These pics were takin in January 2005 by a forum member (thanks Seonnecken)



Another pic, and if you look closely you can identify the Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers, and Jumeirah Beach Residence towers under construction



Render of the finished Palm Jumeirah


Satellite image of the Dubai coast, taken 2nd Feb 2005 (Palm Jumeirah is to the right, and Palm Jebel Ali is to the left. The latter will be ready in 2008)


Villas on some of the palm fronds




Official website: http://www.thepalm.co.ae
The first occupants move in in 2005, with the entire project being finished in around 2007
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Old February 5th, 2005, 03:45 PM   #2
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Nice pics.

This should go in the new Construction Updates section, currently being created by Jan.
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Old February 5th, 2005, 03:48 PM   #3
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Could a mod move it please?
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Old February 5th, 2005, 03:49 PM   #4
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Hmm weird actually, I'm not sure how I posted this in this subforum
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Old February 5th, 2005, 03:54 PM   #5
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how does one build it?

How does one build an island?
1) boat loads of dirt out to a point and drop it into the sea?
2) go underwater and push the dirt up?
3) might have to be rock?

just wondering...
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Old February 5th, 2005, 03:56 PM   #6
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The sea is filled with sand taken from the desert by the truckloads..literally
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Old February 5th, 2005, 08:08 PM   #7
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Dubai is goig to rock just in a few years
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Old February 6th, 2005, 12:08 AM   #8
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Those homes look kinda creepy without windows in them...

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Old February 6th, 2005, 12:21 AM   #9
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I doubt that the palm will be as green as the rendering due to the density of the house
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Old February 6th, 2005, 12:52 AM   #10
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I doubt that the palm will be as green as the rendering due to the density of the house
dubai is a city full of green areas
i can assure you the palms will be a little paradise once completed

and the palm jumeirah render in post#1 is very old

this is the new masterplan!


now that the pinnacle on the trunk seems to have been moved to the new 1-week old the mega waterfront project and renamed to al burj, we don't know what tower will be built on the trunk
someone has to check the sales center
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Those homes look kinda creepy without windows in them...
LOL. Yeah, looks like the day after Armageddon or something.
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Old February 6th, 2005, 09:19 AM   #12
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Speaking of the Pinnacle/Al Burj and the megaproject mentioned two posts ago, what happened to the thread about it???
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Old February 6th, 2005, 12:15 PM   #13
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Incredible masterpiece...
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The mainland. Is there construction going on there? Where the arrow is pointing and around the waterway. I know Dubai is in the desert but that look's realy ugly, so bare.
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Yes, I want to see some vegetation ... the place is too bare (sands and towers). I hope they will start some planting soon.
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The mainland. Is there construction going on there? Where the arrow is pointing and around the waterway. I know Dubai is in the desert but that look's realy ugly, so bare.
The arrow points to Jumeirah Lake Towers, a development of 78 residential/commercial towers in clusters of three that includes a supertall in the middle. Construction has already started on a few, but most should be coming up in 2006-2007.

A few examples of one of many JLT towers:

Laguna Tower (2006)


The construction work around that waterway is for the Dubai Marina development, about 6 towers were finished years ago and are occupied, but most will be coming up in the 2005-7 timeframe. A lot of the main projects will be finished around Dubai within this time period.

An example of a Dubai Marina tower is the Time Place Tower, it has the world's largest and highest sundial at the very top of the building

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The mainland. Is there construction going on there? Where the arrow is pointing and around the waterway. I know Dubai is in the desert but that look's realy ugly, so bare.
lol

what you see is about 5 % of what will be built within this area!!!

it will become a very dense and amazing skyline of about 300 mid-rise buildings and towers, all ranging from about 40m to 350m

it looks ugly, because what you see in this photo is one construction site. but that's just a small part of the real size of the site!!
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I was wondering what kind of transportation is on the island (or peninsula)? I guess you can drive your car into the 'palm' section of the project, but what about the large circle around it? Are there ferries that allow you to take your car to your house or are you supposed to have your own boat and then dock in front of your house or something?
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I was wondering what kind of transportation is on the island (or peninsula)? I guess you can drive your car into the 'palm' section of the project, but what about the large circle around it? Are there ferries that allow you to take your car to your house or are you supposed to have your own boat and then dock in front of your house or something?

There will be a monorail for the island, and also a submarine (Yes that's right!) transportation system between different parts of the island.
The Palm monorail won't be directly connected to the monorail for Dubai city.
There will be an underwater tunnel for cars from the 'trunk' to the circular 'crescent'
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Wow, thats pretty impressive!
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