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Old December 13th, 2005, 12:31 AM   #401
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I agree, the garden on the roof is superb but I think that after say 20 years it starts to leak or is difficult to maintain. In Brussels, I park my car in a car park that is covered on the top floor by a park and fountains. It is built in the 70s but is now in a terrible state. I think the trees start eating away on the concrete.

It is still cool though.. It will be very quiet up there and still green... Like a (semi)private paradise in the sky... Sooo 21st century!
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Old December 13th, 2005, 01:47 AM   #402
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Can't they construct the garden floor with corrosion-resistant metal, instead of just concrete? Last I checked, trees can't grow through steel plating.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 01:49 AM   #403
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This could be just a concept design so if it's not perfect it doesn't really matter



Oh and btw, it's said that Damac have bought the biggest of the 8 unlimited height plots in business bay and plan to build a 90F tower. It should be a stunner judging by their other tower (such as ocean heights). Also Emirates are said to be building a set of twin 70F towers in business bay also.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 02:02 AM   #404
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And even more stuff. Dubailover said he saw renders of those towers on the maritime city and they looked tall and one in particular looked tall tall

BTW I'm kind of getting sick of all these rumours. Time for some renders!!
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Old December 13th, 2005, 04:25 PM   #405
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Well now, looks like I got what I wished for

Al Sharq tower confirmed to be 342m high and now for some kickass renders


Lobby Entrance Perspective.



Upper Level Units.



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Old December 13th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #406
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WOW Sharq tower looks awesome. Very futuristic.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 04:34 PM   #407
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I love that "living in the sky" image
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Old December 13th, 2005, 05:40 PM   #408
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holy mother of god
damn, great to finally have height and a few renderings

amazing design
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Old December 13th, 2005, 06:16 PM   #409
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yeeees kick ass renders!

looks absolutely stunning.
where did you see the maritime city model dennis?
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Old December 13th, 2005, 06:32 PM   #410
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stunenenenenneeningly gorgeous!!!~~~~

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Old December 13th, 2005, 07:40 PM   #411
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Wow. That kind of breakneck development pace makes me very nervous. From the outside it seems largely speculative and somewhat unchecked. It also looks like they are building tall for the sake of building tall. It is my understanding that in most healthy cities the height of buildings roughly reflect the level of demand for - and therefore the price of - the land beneath them. Dubai seems a bit unbalanced, like the whole place is turning into a bit of a theme park for adults. While some of the projects are breathtaking and incredibly beautiful, I get this hollow feeling that some of them may not be necessary, and that the society will inevitably suffer in other areas because of this kind of waste. Perhaps taxes should be higher to ensure good health care, a transparent government, freedom of speech and press and the highest of standards for human rights. Don't hate me because I'm looking out for the people.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 07:45 PM   #412
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I agree that there's overdevelopment especially in the res area. I think it'll all work out in the end although there might be some difficulties in a few years. As regards height of buildings floor to ceiling heights are generally higher here so a 70F tower usually = 300m.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 08:19 PM   #413
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Fabulous Renders!

But that second image isn't very realistic. Doesn't matter btw
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Old December 13th, 2005, 09:25 PM   #414
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Beautiful pics!!!
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Old December 13th, 2005, 10:02 PM   #415
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But that second image isn't very realistic. Doesn't matter btw
I agree, it looks like those people live a few kilometers high. I didn't knew they had such plans in Dubai...
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Old December 14th, 2005, 02:16 AM   #416
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Wow. That kind of breakneck development pace makes me very nervous. From the outside it seems largely speculative and somewhat unchecked. It also looks like they are building tall for the sake of building tall. It is my understanding that in most healthy cities the height of buildings roughly reflect the level of demand for - and therefore the price of - the land beneath them. Dubai seems a bit unbalanced, like the whole place is turning into a bit of a theme park for adults. While some of the projects are breathtaking and incredibly beautiful, I get this hollow feeling that some of them may not be necessary, and that the society will inevitably suffer in other areas because of this kind of waste. Perhaps taxes should be higher to ensure good health care, a transparent government, freedom of speech and press and the highest of standards for human rights. Don't hate me because I'm looking out for the people.

you have to consider the fact that developers in dubai are usually not government owned companies, especially not the towers themselves!

so that means internation investors come to dubai, launch a tower and sell apts! Obviously they are able to earn money with that, otherwise they would not do so!

The towers are sold, developers make money, this means demand is there.

The question remains, who buys the apts? Investors?

Customers as 2nd or 3rd homes? Well both of them.


But it does not matter for the developers, as long as they sell and make money, they will keep up the pace in releasing towers we experience for 3 years now in dubai.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 08:38 AM   #417
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Ignore my 'I don't like Al Sharq' comment a few pages back. Wow..
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Old December 14th, 2005, 11:06 AM   #418
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Does Dubai really have mists or fog like that or this is just done for dramatic effect?
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Old December 14th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #419
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^ It does and is not considered a rare phenomen.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 05:59 PM   #420
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Quote:
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you have to consider the fact that developers in dubai are usually not government owned companies, especially not the towers themselves!

so that means internation investors come to dubai, launch a tower and sell apts! Obviously they are able to earn money with that, otherwise they would not do so!

The towers are sold, developers make money, this means demand is there.

The question remains, who buys the apts? Investors?

Customers as 2nd or 3rd homes? Well both of them.


But it does not matter for the developers, as long as they sell and make money, they will keep up the pace in releasing towers we experience for 3 years now in dubai.
I'm not questioning whether there is demand, really. As capitalists they wouldn't build them unless they thought they would make money. I guess I'm talking more generally about building the society as a whole in a balanced way so that the standard of living - not just in economic terms - is high along with the big skyscrapers.
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