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Old April 23rd, 2006, 07:32 PM   #21
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Its design is quite unique and powerful. I like it.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 09:04 AM   #22
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Great design, very industrial look to it but not too fussy. Reminds me of the John Hancock Centre how it tapers as it rises and the residential/office mix.

If this tower was going up in London or Chicago it would be hailed as a ground breaking design and this thread would be up to part 5, but since it in Dubai it is treated like just another tall in Dubai
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Old April 24th, 2006, 09:09 AM   #23
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i would have 2 agree, very unique, but i think it is to much of a rectangle very nice tower anyway
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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:21 PM   #24
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Your american were supposed and usally like rectangular skyscrapers better.
The sears being the best in the world.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:27 PM   #25
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Your american were supposed and usally like rectangular skyscrapers better.
The sears being the best in the world.

haha.....I'm not sure if its' because I'm American but I do like tall rectangular buildings with a flat top the best like the Sears Tower or World Trade Center.
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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:39 PM   #26
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i find flat tops boring...the architects jus being plain lazy
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Old April 24th, 2006, 11:56 PM   #27
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Flat top rectangular buildings evoke a big business style of architecture. No flashy kitsch to deal with meaning business.
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Old April 25th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #28
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i too think its ok to have all these threads. Any project over 300m deserves its own thread, especially in world construction forums.
i love this bldg. Foster is a genious.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 08:02 PM   #29
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29/04/2006

[IMG]http://i3.************/wrmd82.jpg[/IMG]


A closer up, I think they are preparing for the raft foundation:

[IMG]http://i3.************/wrmf85.jpg[/IMG]
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Old April 30th, 2006, 02:28 AM   #30
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nice update once again... thanks
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Old April 30th, 2006, 04:17 AM   #31
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this one looks very cool
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Old April 30th, 2006, 04:29 AM   #32
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Dubai is truly insane.

Nice tower though.
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Old April 30th, 2006, 07:41 PM   #33
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I can't wait to see this tower rising. Thanks, AltinD for an updates.
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Old June 9th, 2006, 05:02 PM   #34
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Old June 9th, 2006, 08:23 PM   #35
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i find flat tops boring...the architects jus being plain lazy

You would hate downtown Los Angeles then.. all of the towers there are flat tops as well, but that is because of a city ordinance which requires all high rises to be flat at the top so helicopters can land on them.. Hence the
Library Tower, which was the tallest building in the world with a helipad on it 310+ meters up... I think it still is, but Im not sure...
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Old June 10th, 2006, 04:13 AM   #36
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The Index looks a little bit like One Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City.On the one hand its a boring box skyscraper design, but on the other hand its very interesting because it is so thin.It would look really cool if the tower is curved designed!
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Old June 10th, 2006, 09:30 AM   #37
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it's about 80m taller than One Chase and has a much better design
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Old June 10th, 2006, 06:35 PM   #38
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it's about 80m taller than One Chase and has a much better design
I wrote it looks "a little bit" like One Chase Manhattan Bank and not same!!!!!!!!!Thats a difference....
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Old June 11th, 2006, 05:57 PM   #39
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Flat top rectangular buildings evoke a big business style of architecture. No flashy kitsch to deal with meaning business.

Depends on the approach and philosophies behind the business. Square monuments to commerce do little to tickle the architectural community but they are often damn impressive.

Good to see new thinking, new business moving to clever and interesting designs, that support there clever business thinking.

Thats why he says america big american business, instead of eastern horizons. But it's just a sterotype and changing fads.
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Old June 11th, 2006, 06:39 PM   #40
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Crazycanuck is right, boxy buildings do seem to evoke a big business feeling better than others. Dubai's skyscrapers are mostly of the flashy type so it's good to have some variety. I'd love to see some more of these types of towers in future.
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