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Old February 12th, 2008, 07:10 AM   #381
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wowww its really amanzing tihis city!!!!
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Old February 12th, 2008, 09:12 AM   #382
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wow thats a nice video now i wanna go to dubai.....not for another 10 years when most will be complete ; )
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Old February 14th, 2008, 03:46 AM   #383
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I am getting the feeling that this project is not going up, atleast not in the form we are expecting, seems utterly slow and un-aggressive
but loooove this stuff, and its proximity to the mighty Burj makes it so more appealing, a good cluster of megatowers yeyj
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Old February 17th, 2008, 03:42 AM   #384
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Old February 17th, 2008, 05:08 AM   #385
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a smart looking building

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Old February 18th, 2008, 04:52 AM   #386
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11/February/2008

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Old February 18th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #387
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Looks like the heavy machinery are procreating, theres 6 diggers, 1 front loader and 2 bulldozers!!

I think we can finally declare this site as a thriving construction ecosystem
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Old February 18th, 2008, 06:18 AM   #388
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yep, another half kilometre high tower for sunny dubai./ just amazing really.
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Old February 18th, 2008, 01:07 PM   #389
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Looks like the heavy machinery are procreating, theres 6 diggers, 1 front loader and 2 bulldozers!!

I think we can finally declare this site as a thriving construction ecosystem
Hilarious
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Old February 19th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #390
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Burj Al Alam Dubai Construction starts

The Burj al Alam (which means “World Tower” in English) would be a 108 storey, 501 m skyscraper in the Business Bay area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Burl al Alam would constitute of 74 floors of office space, a retail area at the base, and a high-end hotel and serviced apartments in the top 27 floors. The plan for the hotel section is to make is the world’s highest set of hotel rooms which would be over 400 m high. The crown of the building which would be the final 6-storeys would contain a Turkish bath, sky garden, and other club facilities. Expected completion date is 2010.

From the Fortune group’s press release:

The AED 4 billion landmark development at Business Bay received an overwhelming response attracting a diversified set of regional investors.

Burj Al Alam is the most incredible edifice dedicated to commercial space in Dubai’s growing reputation in the world of business. Of its total 108-storeys, 74 storeys will be dedicated to offices, while 27-storey will be taken up by hotels and service apartments. The balance will be covered by retail spaces.

Terming the investor response as phenomenal, Mr. Ahmed Khoory, Chairman - Fortune Group said,

‘Burj Al Alam is indeed a world landmark and I am delighted with the response we have received for this project. We adopted a focused marketing and pricing strategy which contributed towards the strong investor response. The sell out of 45% of the project in record four weeks from commencement of sale of commercial space clearly indicates the ever-increasing demand for freehold commercial properties.’

‘We are also pleased to learn that prime sections of this prestigious commercial space is already trading at a premium in the secondary market. This clearly indicates the confidence buyers have in Burj Al Alam’s potential to appreciate in value,’ Mr. Khoory added.

Commenting further, Mr. Syed Mohammad Ali, CEO - Fortune Group said, ‘Our next step is to tap new markets. Our immediate focus is on Abu Dhabi where we see immense potential from that growing city. We will take our project to the investors there early next week. Our future plans are to conduct international road shows in order to increase the mix of investor profile.’

Aside from its formidable height of over 480 meters, the Burj Al Alam is designed to resemble the stem of a flower with its crown shaped to signify a blooming crystal flower. An architectural wonder that tapers at the centre to blossom as it shoots into the sky is poised to be the most striking in the aesthetic sense. Burj Al Alam will also house the world’s highest hotel. Expected to be completed by the end of 2009, the total commercial space available at the tower is over one million sq. feet.

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Old February 19th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #391
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World’s tallest corporate tower in Dubai launches exclusive retail zone

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Burj Al Alam
The 108-storeyed real estate project, ‘Burj Al Alam’ in Business Bay, Dubai, touted as the world’s tallest corporate tower is all set to accommodate an exclusive retail zone – The Corporate Mall - featuring elite brands. Developed by the Dubai-based Fortune Group, this real estate project in Dubai resembles a crystal flower and offers 74 floors of offices as well as the world’s highest hotel.

The four leveled ‘Corporate Mall’ at Burj Al Alam houses the world’s foremost brands that cater to the super-rich in Dubai. Besides exclusive boutiques, the 'Corporate Mall' also boasts premium department stores, exclusive outlets, sophisticated dining, state-of-the-art spas and fitness centres and entertainment hubs.

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Old February 19th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #392
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thanks for deleting my post??????????

[sarcasm] let's just talk about how tall the tower is getting! WHOOP-EEE! [sarcasm]

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Old February 20th, 2008, 03:41 AM   #393
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Back in November/December we were worried that Burj Al Alam was on hold or had slowed to a crawl. Assuming the 'Global Construction Watch' article (dated 19 February 08) is based on fact and not just a fluff piece on behalf of the developers, the word that this one's a "goer" is great news for all fans of this tower.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 06:38 AM   #394
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Old February 21st, 2008, 03:27 AM   #395
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What on earth is a "corporate mall"
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Old February 27th, 2008, 09:23 AM   #396
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no idea big dreamer. It makes me wonder if it is one of those things that Daniel Bates from LAB Architecture was telling us in as a guest lecturer at school where he said they are building so much and that they know they need these "things" but have no idea what they are or what to put in them because the concepts are new to them (ie culture centers and stuff). So basically he was telling us that the architects are not only designing the building, but telling them what to put in it for the most part. He almost described it as a "free reign which can be a pain in the ass"

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Old February 27th, 2008, 01:27 PM   #397
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Woop!! Slow Progress, but at least that this project is confirmed and underway!!
My Top 3 Favourite Supertalls:
1. Chicago Spire
2. Burj Dubai
>> 3. Burj Al Alam <<
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Old February 27th, 2008, 03:15 PM   #398
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PB managing development of 108-story tower in Dubai

PB has been named Project manager for the Burj Al Alam Tower, a 501m, 108-floor building which is to be the worlds 5th tallest, under development in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
A development of the Fortune Group, the tower is being built as part of the Business Bay area of downtown Dubai. Once complete it will face the world's current highest building, the Burj Tower in the adjacent Burj Development.

The Burj Al Alam Tower (or World Tower in English) will have a total built up floor area of approximately 450,000 m2.

The tower structure will be mixed-use with approximately 70 percent dedicated to office and retail space, with the balance comprising of an exclusive 5 Star hotel with serviced apartments and rooftop spa. Occupying the top 30 floors of the tower, the hotel will be the highest in the world upon completion.

The tower will rise from an 11 floor Podium/Retail building incorporating 4 floors of Shopping Mall and space for 4500 cars, all under cover.

The tower structure has been designed with a Reinforced Concrete Core and Structural Steel Floor beams supporting reinforced concrete floor slabs, with an average footprint of 2500m2 for each floor. The tower is clover leaved in plan and hour glass shaped in elevation achieving an elegant flower-like profile, further enhanced by an opening petal design at the crown. The structure will be clad in a unitised curtain wall design framework with a blue glass finish.

As Project Manager PB will be responsible for monitoring and managing the procurement of Specialty Consultants and Contractors, monitoring and reporting on cost and budget, developing and maintaining a strategic master programme, risk and Value Engineering services, assisting the Client / Consultant team with document control and Construction Management including the implementation and support of an effective HSSE policy, QA/QC, and logistical planning. Ground works and piling commenced on this Multi Billion Dirham Fast Track project in Jan 08.

PB (Parsons Brinckerhoff) is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with 10,500 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia-Pacific regions. PB offers skills and resources in strategic consulting, planning, engineering, program/construction management, and operations for all modes of infrastructure, including transportation, power, community development, water and the environment (www.pbworld.com).
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Old February 27th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #399
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Woop!! Slow Progress, but at least that this project is confirmed and underway!!
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2. Burj Dubai
>> 3. Burj Al Alam <<
Don't think, it's that slow. Just preparing the site!!!
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Old February 27th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #400
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Woo, didn't know this had started. It's kind hard to get excited about a hole in the ground (unless it's the Chicago Spire, in which case it's really rather sexy ) but I'm pleased to see this project started now.
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