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Old April 16th, 2005, 11:08 AM   #41
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oh sorry
yes there about 10 towers which have a green facade
among thousands

several major cities have a huge amount of brown/grey and whatever towers, no color at all, have you seen me complaining about this? i guess no!

too many biased people around here
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Old April 16th, 2005, 03:05 PM   #42
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WOW I wonder how much units there will be and if it will be near Burj Dubai.
This tower will definitelly be visible from Burj Dubai some 20 km away.
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Old April 17th, 2005, 01:00 AM   #43
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I like this tower. Simple design but I think the eye at the top of the tower finishes the tower very nicely.
Funny how if this was to be built in some other city it would be big news but in Dubai its just another 100 Storey...
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Old April 17th, 2005, 02:07 AM   #44
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Its like a blue and white version of the Eye of Sauron. Pretty bog standard design, just incredibly tall.
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Old April 17th, 2005, 06:47 AM   #45
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LOL...I'm not biased at all...I used to be a Dubai-lover too!!...
But the line between "Cool building!! "...and "Oh!...another tower "...was crossed a long time ago....and yes! other cities have lots of similar buildings, BUT those cities were built...they didn't just pop out of nowhere...if you know what i mean...
I think there has to be a history,a reason,a meaning! for every building...in Dubai it seems like they are like....
Guy#1: Hmmm the last supertall didn't impressed them ...I think we should build a new one !
Guy#2: Do you want me to call the architects ?
Guy#1: Hmmmm no!...let's use the same design, but...add some stuff here and there so it would look different!

I'm Glad Dubai is progressing and everything, but if you are gonna start these kind of projects....it should be more "meaningful"....as in, leave its own mark and be a part of the whole thing, not just one more greenish tower..
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Old April 17th, 2005, 07:43 AM   #46
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Old April 20th, 2005, 01:46 PM   #47
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Just 5 years ago 100 floors was an almost magical border.
I think people are more choosy about Dubai than other cities just because there are so many nice designs, so it takes a lot for a tower to stand out in this city.
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Old April 20th, 2005, 04:34 PM   #48
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it looks like a lightsaber, someones been watching to much star wars. not sure if its the architecture or me!
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Old April 26th, 2005, 01:42 AM   #49
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It's not terrible...it looks very much like a Dubai residential tower, much the same Chicago tends towards the more glazed glass/straight edge towers, and other cities having developed a style over the years, like NYC's wedding cake (setback) look albeit primarily driven by a city ordinance...

To me, Dubai is a lot like Las Vegas....no matter how tall the buildings get in Las Vegas, no matter how many 1,000 footers get built, it will still be Las Vegas...a playground not taken seriously except as the bastard child of American cities....Dubai is the same way, if not for tourism, both cities would look a lot different...there is nothing wrong with tourist cities....but they tend not to develop a character, and tend not to develop into major world players like NYC, London, Tokyo, etc
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Old April 26th, 2005, 04:53 AM   #50
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there is nothing wrong with tourist cities....but they tend not to develop a character, and tend not to develop into major world players like NYC, London, Tokyo, etc
what if they manage to do both!!!!!

scary eh?
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Old April 26th, 2005, 06:34 AM   #51
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^ Best part is that Dubai is doing both!
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Old April 27th, 2005, 04:51 PM   #52
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^ Yeah, just one of the five 300+ meter talls residencials in the same block, complemented by at least 5 other 200+ meters tall.
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Old April 27th, 2005, 05:10 PM   #53
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Should be frustrading live in the first or second floor of a high rise
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Old April 28th, 2005, 11:20 AM   #54
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what about living on the 10th floor and all the lifts are at the top, youd be pissed to have to walk down
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Old April 30th, 2005, 10:34 PM   #55
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not another tower!!!

why not
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Old May 10th, 2005, 05:00 AM   #56
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hey any news on official height yet?
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Old May 10th, 2005, 05:07 AM   #57
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If for any reason this tower does not get built, there will always be room for it in my back yard.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 07:59 AM   #58
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no official height yet. It hasent been launched officially yet but the render is out and its been spoken about. Its just a matter of time till its launched and we can try to track down the heights through the consultsnts.
I would say its deffinatly 400+
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Old May 10th, 2005, 08:34 AM   #59
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do you happen to know any of the consultants?

the only company i've found involved in this project is http://www.group-one.cc/master_content.html
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Old May 10th, 2005, 08:45 AM   #60
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I think dimmentions or NEB are the architects
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