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Old November 27th, 2005, 08:37 AM   #201
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WOW!!! nice pics... those buildings near the sea are just great... beautiful views!!! thanks for sharing!!!
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Old November 27th, 2005, 04:17 PM   #202
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Dubai is trying way too hard. A good skyline is created over time, with lots of unique buildings of all shapes and sizes. Not just a wall of buildings that look exactly the same.

A good skline takes years to make, you shouldnt force it guys.

Just some friendly advice
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Old November 27th, 2005, 05:08 PM   #203
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What a mind blowing place.. A definitely heaven for engineers.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 05:32 PM   #204
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Not just a wall of buildings that look exactly the same.
Exactly. That's why I don't like this particular project. If you look at the SZR skyline though, it's not at all like this. There is no mass production regarding towers there. Each have their own architect
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Old November 27th, 2005, 05:47 PM   #205
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Come on, you have 40 similar towers in a project of more then 200 (Dubai Marina), with another 150 towers around on other projects. (Jumeirah Lake Towers, Media City & TECOM).
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Old November 27th, 2005, 06:21 PM   #206
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[IMG]http://************/hur1i9.jpg[/IMG]

Sorry, that isn't cool anymore. It looks incredibly ugly...
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Old November 27th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #207
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Come on, aren't European cities blocks of almost identical buildings going on an on, just shorter?
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Old November 27th, 2005, 06:36 PM   #208
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They do look way better painted though.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 06:42 PM   #209
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They do look way better painted though.
Probably but still, I think skyscrapers are OK for a CBD, not for a waterfront (or not that many)
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Old November 27th, 2005, 06:51 PM   #210
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in honkers you will find hundreds of such projects
and they are way uglier

they're not yet done guys
they will look better when completed

still it's not my fav project

they should have removed 4 towers and have given it a bit more space to breathe
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Old November 27th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #211
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Probably but still, I think skyscrapers are OK for a CBD, not for a waterfront (or not that many)

Well thats just the european way of looking at things. In Asia where there is no space for european style low rise architectures skyscrapers are neccesary and in fact i find looks wonderful. Then again dubai has plenty of space. I think there reason for it is similar to Toronto's or Miami's where waterfront condos give wonderful views and are very useful in stopping sprawl.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 07:22 PM   #212
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It kind of reminds me of Trump Place, except on steriods.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 07:28 PM   #213
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Well thats just the european way of looking at things. In Asia where there is no space for european style low rise architectures skyscrapers are neccesary and in fact i find looks wonderful. Then again dubai has plenty of space. I think there reason for it is similar to Toronto's or Miami's where waterfront condos give wonderful views and are very useful in stopping sprawl.
Dubai has space, but not very habitable space. How hot it gets there in summertime is beyond comprehension unless one has felt it. High-rises that consolidate climate control and other functions are more efficient. It is like building a moon base: it makes more sense to have a few large structures, rather than ten thousand single-family homes.

People, stop complaining about skylines needing time to grow. This is called master-planning. Just deal with it. You try being a city planner inviting forty different developers to build a neighbourhood simultaneously.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 07:32 PM   #214
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Well thats just the european way of looking at things. In Asia where there is no space for european style low rise architectures skyscrapers are neccesary and in fact i find looks wonderful. Then again dubai has plenty of space. I think there reason for it is similar to Toronto's or Miami's where waterfront condos give wonderful views and are very useful in stopping sprawl.
People love to live near water, for the views mainly I suppose. I've heard in the UK being next to water, a river, canal, or the sea can put a 40-60% increase on the value of a property providing it is not prone to flooding (I.E. Not built on a bloody flood plane ). It is likly to be a simular situation in Dubai, especially with such warm and clean water. .
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Old November 27th, 2005, 07:52 PM   #215
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Dubai has space, but not very habitable space. How hot it gets there in summertime is beyond comprehension unless one has felt it. High-rises that consolidate climate control and other functions are more efficient. It is like building a moon base: it makes more sense to have a few large structures, rather than ten thousand single-family homes.

I lived in Saudi Arabia for 10 years so i know how hot that place gets. And bout dubai's space not beaing very habitable, if it can build entire man made islands and make them habitable then they can do it with a desert. Infact thats what they are doing. Anyways i still love this project even though i would have prefered it being more glassy and less concrete than what its going to be.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 07:55 PM   #216
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That's the thing - they need to spend billions on making the desert habitable. Therefore building towers is a more mundane way of getting around that. The worst heat I have been in, 45C (in Phoenix), was compounded by the city's endless sprawl. I spent half the time wishing they built the way Dubai is building.

I agree with the glass facades. Now half the Dubai waterfront skyline will be Arabian Commieblocks. Awesome, eh?
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Old November 27th, 2005, 09:06 PM   #217
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the views are breathtaking but there are too many towers too close to eachother. from the beach it looks like a giant concrete wall. I wouldn't like to spend my holidays on that beach.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 10:22 PM   #218
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it's actually a bit set back from the beach

however, a holiday right now in this particular area for people who just want to relax is impossible

once it's done and people have moved in it will be totally different and a lively beachwalk
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Old November 27th, 2005, 10:56 PM   #219
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impressive update! Wait until the facade is finished before you say it's ugly guys
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Old November 27th, 2005, 11:31 PM   #220
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Great beah side!
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