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Old March 17th, 2017, 04:19 PM   #1761
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A reason to go back to Dubai! However, building megatalls in a place with abundant land is a bit ridiculous
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Old March 19th, 2017, 05:09 PM   #1762
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Sentinel satellite image of the site taken on 15 March

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Old March 19th, 2017, 06:00 PM   #1763
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Great find thank you!

Works on draining the lakes have continued and the small lakes north of the tower are completely gone while the largest lake east of the tower has become smaller.

I don't know if it's because the satellite image is a little unclear, but it looks to me like all dust roads south of the tower where the mall is supposed to be are gone. It looks a lot like the area where the mall is going to be built is getting cleared now!
You can even see the outline of the plot

Concerning the DCH island, a little more land has been created just north of the finished promenade. It's just a small bit of land, but it shows that works on shaping the island are progressing as well

And of course works on The Tower's foundation have progressed well

Here's the picture from December 27th and below the picture from March 15th to show you the change in direct comparison

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Old March 19th, 2017, 06:24 PM   #1764
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Oh I've been posting LandViewer updates in the Dubai section all afternoon, wanted to do one for DCH but didn't realise someone had the same thought.
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Old March 19th, 2017, 08:52 PM   #1765
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yeah, building manhattan in a place with gigantic free land like america is an enigma
Manhattan has actual geographic constraints, namely the Hudson, Harlem, and East Rivers. By the time that the skyscrapers really got started there wasn't any land in immediate proximity that was available. Starting a whole new city in empty space would have been much more expensive (not that it wasn't happening at the same time anyways, since America is much bigger than a single city/emirate).
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Old March 20th, 2017, 05:59 AM   #1766
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Dubai is amazing, always with beautiful projects.
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Old March 20th, 2017, 02:38 PM   #1767
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Hey! I'm new to this thread! sorry for asking what might be an obvious question but why are those lakes being drained? Was there another project planned in the area but that got cancelled? Thanks for clarifying! Excited for this project! I went to dubai a few weeks ago, was impressed by the burj khalifa so can't even imagine how awesome this is gonna be, cheers!
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Old March 20th, 2017, 03:26 PM   #1768
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thanks malec I didn't know that, here are a few more pics of the model:
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Old March 20th, 2017, 04:24 PM   #1769
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It`s great to be a skyscraperfan at this times
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Old March 20th, 2017, 08:03 PM   #1770
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Do you see the resemblance.... the second one is Opera Grand.

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Old March 20th, 2017, 08:15 PM   #1771
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Oh yeah true
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Old March 21st, 2017, 12:56 AM   #1772
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Do you see the resemblance.... the second one is Opera Grand.
Looks like a typical Emaarish-plan thingy. Again, The Tower shows lit floors all over. Expect the completion date after 2022 (if there will be quite favorable market conditions).
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Old March 21st, 2017, 03:34 PM   #1773
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Manhattan has actual geographic constraints, namely the Hudson, Harlem, and East Rivers. By the time that the skyscrapers really got started there wasn't any land in immediate proximity that was available. Starting a whole new city in empty space would have been much more expensive (not that it wasn't happening at the same time anyways, since America is much bigger than a single city/emirate).
The geographic constraint of Dubai is that people want to be near the water, not in the middle of nowhere. Physically it is possible to build lowrises all the way to Al Ain, but who'd buy or rent any of them? The strip near the coast is the area of Dubai that's attractive to people.
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Old March 21st, 2017, 05:11 PM   #1774
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Locals prefer to live in houses not skyscrapers...
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Old March 21st, 2017, 05:46 PM   #1775
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What does that have to do with building anything, though? Locals make up 15% of the population and their total number barely grew while the city's population grew fivefold in the past 20 years, there'd be no need to build anything if it was just locals. There's also not many Native Americans living in skyscrapers in Manhattan...
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Old March 21st, 2017, 10:30 PM   #1776
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I know that no one really knows when the structure will rise, but I can't wait for the real construction to begin.
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 04:06 PM   #1777
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Any new actual construction photos?
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 08:34 PM   #1778
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This is gonna be great.
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Old March 24th, 2017, 09:06 PM   #1779
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When was the last time we had some construction update photos?
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Old March 24th, 2017, 09:42 PM   #1780
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Locals prefer to live in houses not skyscrapers...
So who buys all these? Tons of speculators?
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