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Old April 4th, 2006, 05:14 AM   #21
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UAE will become like the old citiesin Europe...glittering jewels reflecting vast wealth...and don't start booing and saying that they're mostly slums....Europe was like that too yah know....now all they need are catchy titles like the city of lights or the Eternal City :>
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Old April 4th, 2006, 06:20 AM   #22
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I;m not sure if I persoanlly like the idea of these mega cities being built from absolute nothing.... I'm a big fan of things slowly evolving over time - it just seems a bit false (for lack of better word). But with that said, these emerging cities have absolutely wonderful designs for scrapers!! More over than that too is the ability for planning the cities. ie; looking at those renders above, everything is so well situated, and spaced openly and evenly allowing plenty of green areas and design in the landscape.

For example, looking at that third pic of crazy's (orig abu dhabi boy) That is absolutely incredible!!
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Old April 4th, 2006, 06:24 AM   #23
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Surprisingly not Dubai this time

After seeing the closer renderings I think these towers are going to be awesome.
oops lol, still though...beautiful rendering
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Old April 4th, 2006, 06:45 AM   #24
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it's a VERY futuristic city.... and trust me when i say VERY
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Old April 4th, 2006, 06:54 AM   #25
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OMFG!!!!! i just wet my pants looking at those pics!!!!
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Old April 4th, 2006, 07:51 AM   #26
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OMG!!!!!! That's so futuristic indeed.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 07:52 AM   #27
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I can't wait to see those towers taken shape.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 01:23 PM   #28
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I;m not sure if I persoanlly like the idea of these mega cities being built from absolute nothing.... I'm a big fan of things slowly evolving over time - it just seems a bit false (for lack of better word). But with that said, these emerging cities have absolutely wonderful designs for scrapers!! More over than that too is the ability for planning the cities. ie; looking at those renders above, everything is so well situated, and spaced openly and evenly allowing plenty of green areas and design in the landscape.

For example, looking at that third pic of crazy's (orig abu dhabi boy) That is absolutely incredible!!
How is it any different to how quickly cities grew in the UK during the industrial revolution? Every city has to start somewhere, and most started with a major boom and quick growth. Once the boom has calmed in the middle east these cities will continue to evolve like any normal city would.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 04:25 PM   #29
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So futuristic!
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Old April 4th, 2006, 05:02 PM   #30
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How is it any different to how quickly cities grew in the UK during the industrial revolution? Every city has to start somewhere, and most started with a major boom and quick growth. Once the boom has calmed in the middle east these cities will continue to evolve like any normal city would.

Look don't get me wrong, I'm not saying its a bad thing. I'm here in oz, and here we get a few big proposals every few years, so when something big comes along its really exiting and each development is super significant. HOwever, with what we're seeing alot of nowadays (esp. in the uae)is that the second some fantastic new building is propsed, within what seems like 24 hours, another bigger and better development is proposed. For me, its a bit bittersweet. On one hand we have an awesome scraper boom around the world at the mo (once again esp. in uae), yet on the other hand, nothing seems as special anymore.

Bad example, but take beer. If you've been without one for ages and ages, then out of the blue the coldest, most awesome beer appears and there's nothing better in the world. BUT if you're suddenly inundated with hundreds of beers all at once, each better than the last, then you quickly lose track of whats goin on, and suddenly the beer has become lackluster, and not as good as that original beer. Bad analogy, but hopefully you get my drift. Once again, don't get me wrong I think its AMAZING what's goin on around the world at the mo. There's exiting new architecture that's really pushing the boudaries (and the poor engineers as well) and I think is really is great. Its just I think scrapers have lost a bit of their romance that they once had....
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Old April 4th, 2006, 05:19 PM   #31
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Really nice project
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Old April 4th, 2006, 05:33 PM   #32
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That is just so spectacular... With the exeption of the Fordham Spire, the west simply can't compete with the arab world any more in terms of architecture. There seems to be no end to their money and will...


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Old April 4th, 2006, 05:48 PM   #33
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To be honest I prefer the other tall towers near this one. The ones I'm speaking of are twins and are around the same height
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Old April 4th, 2006, 06:40 PM   #34
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Unfortunately i think it will be achieved in future far, far away...
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Old April 4th, 2006, 07:56 PM   #35
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This is REALLY some of the most creative and most beatiful skyscraperprojects ive seen till now............... The architect definetly should get a price for this project.....DAMN!!
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Old April 4th, 2006, 08:13 PM   #36
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Old April 4th, 2006, 08:18 PM   #37
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that is sick!!! beautiful projects
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Old April 4th, 2006, 09:11 PM   #38
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GO ABU DHABI!

I really like this masterplan and think that it will make Abu Dhabi look much more balanced than Dubai...

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Old April 4th, 2006, 09:26 PM   #39
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easily one of the best projects in the world.
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Old April 4th, 2006, 09:35 PM   #40
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The Abu Dhabi ilusions is very charming
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