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Old July 14th, 2016, 04:39 PM   #701
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Work on the whole district is ongoing ... these pics dates back to June






https://www.emaar.com/en/what-we-do/...esidences.aspx
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Old July 14th, 2016, 08:12 PM   #702
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What are those three cores for in the last picture?
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Old July 14th, 2016, 08:30 PM   #703
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Let's hope it get built, Calatrava is one of the world's greatest architects today, he changed the face of Malmö where I live with Turning Torso and he designed these amazing buildings in Valencia that are by far the coolest modern buildings in the whole Europe! It is better if Dubai has the world's tallest tower then Saudi Arabia, because it is much more open for tourism.
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Old July 14th, 2016, 08:33 PM   #704
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What are those three cores for in the last picture?
Dubai Creek Residences

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Old July 15th, 2016, 06:51 AM   #705
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Oh cool, that second shot is across the creek from Festival City Helipad. Recognized the tall tapering tower on the coast there across the pad.

This gives me a really good idea of how far away it is in general. Not out of the city by any means but certainly not downtown. Like 15-20 min away.
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Old July 15th, 2016, 09:08 AM   #706
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Tomorrow is July 16th which is the day Al Abbar said that the construction of the tower will start
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Old July 15th, 2016, 11:46 AM   #707
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Let's hope it get built, Calatrava is one of the world's greatest architects today, he changed the face of Malmö where I live with Turning Torso and he designed these amazing buildings in Valencia that are by far the coolest modern buildings in the whole Europe! It is better if Dubai has the world's tallest tower then Saudi Arabia, because it is much more open for tourism.
Calatra has made some of the worst failures in modern architecture.

E.g. Palau dels Arts in Valencia

"Calatrava’s space ship is literally falling to pieces, the façade’s ceramic tiles dropping on the heads of passersby. (Inside the house the story isn’t any happier; this week Helga Schmidt, the Palau de les Arts’s too-long-put-upon director, announced she’s stepping down.) The city and its native son are now in court."

He made no less than three bridges with glass flooring in cities where it rains all the time. (London, Venice, Bilbao)

He never meets the costs he states in the budgets (The WTC Transportation Hub tripled the original budget and is less complex than the original idea, no moving wings)

And I can make a list of many other projects that look very good but are useless or have catastrophic flaws regarding use and purpose of the buildings.
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Those seem more like failures in engineering.
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Old July 15th, 2016, 02:46 PM   #709
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If you learn about what architecture is, you will understand that his works are not architectural either. Calatrava is an engineer and sculptor. His works required a lot of tedious engineering work. It was too complicated sometimes to make it flawlessly. However, we can call his works anything but architecture. They are more of a large-scale sculptures. And he is more of a strings and louvers player.
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Old July 16th, 2016, 07:24 AM   #710
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That's a good point, Copy. I've always associated him with some aspects of architecture but yet his structures when you really think about it, do really fall more towards the sculptural side than architectural. Almost the opposite of utilitarian form follows function with no ornamentation whatsoever. I think most people would argue that a stereotypical glass box tower may not be good architecture, but what too of a structural so steeped in sculpture that it's not too usable in the real world?

Architecture has to do more than that either way. I mean, it's neat to think of it in a criticizing way since usually people just praise his (beautiful) work. Something I never personally got to see back in college on the subject.

Sorry if I am generalizing or such again but I think you get my idea.

Anyway back OT, yay piling and other stuff to start soon . Will be exciting to see how fast this goes up!
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Besides the fact that it is completely irrelevant to this thread, designers can draw unicorns, they just won't be able to feed their family with that unless they're a unicorn designer. Being a designer in the real world means someone will actually have to want to pay money for your designs.

The first part of your post just states the obvious without contradicting what I wrote. NASA engineers have budget and material constraints, it doesn't make them any less of a failure when a space shuttle explodes.

Like CopyLeft, you're not really saying anything at all. Calatrava is hired and continues to be hired to deliver the type of designs he is famous for, and either it can be made to work and stay standing, or it can't. The failures of his designs are entirely failures of those who either didn't have the balls to tell him the design won't work from an engineering standpoint or those who were cocky to think they could make non-working designs work but didn't have the actual ability to do so.
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Old July 16th, 2016, 04:34 PM   #712
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Engineers work in reality. They have budgets and material constraints to deal with.

Designers work in fantasy. They draw unicorns.
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Old July 17th, 2016, 01:57 PM   #713
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Old July 18th, 2016, 12:09 AM   #714
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Engineers work in reality. They have budgets and material constraints to deal with.

Designers work in fantasy. They draw unicorns.
I agree, many designers are like that. And those unirorn-dreamers are not only in fashion design.
However, there are engineers that draw polycorns (Calatrava), with the corns that never find any practical application.
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It is stunning! How is that even possible to built such a building...
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 11:31 AM   #719
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I asked Emaar salesman In Dubai mall if the tower will be over 1000m and he told me lets be realistic, Dubai would always aim for the highest and it'll for sure be the highest in the world once it opens. Plus he told me that the foundations will be 100m deep and it'll be ready just before expo.
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 11:48 AM   #720
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