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Old October 6th, 2007, 12:37 AM   #681
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I don't exactly know why, but I LOVE The Index!

Perhaps so massive yet so elegant?
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Old October 6th, 2007, 01:18 AM   #682
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Index resemble little-bit Fortum head office, which is Finland's second tallest building (built 1976 and only 84m tall )
[img]http://i24.************/2m6tqjc.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i2.************/vhucrt.jpg[/img]
Can you see the similarity

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Old October 6th, 2007, 02:41 AM   #683
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The index do really look nice in render.


And i still believe the highest floor is 76, not 86
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Old October 6th, 2007, 03:30 PM   #684
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is it going to have thet concrete color look ?
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Old October 6th, 2007, 03:39 PM   #685
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cant believe how SOM really ****ed up with those facade panels....
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Old October 6th, 2007, 03:45 PM   #686
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I'll hope they'll paint the cladding. The concrete look is worse, but the combination with the color of the glass is terrible.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #687
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don't think they'll paint it
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Old October 6th, 2007, 04:06 PM   #688
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In the render it looks so much more white... surely it will look different when they are finished?
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Old October 6th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #689
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The cladding is made of tiles the colour of raw concrete. I doubt they'll be painted or coated and what we see is probably the finished product. Either the render was inaccurate from the start, or they've cut costs and dropped (what appeared to be) the stainless steel finish. Rather than a glistening tower we'll more than likely end up with a huge concrete slab with windows.

The Index will make it's mark, but it may be visually disappointing. At this stage at least, it's not living up to the render.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 04:36 PM   #690
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its outside bear no resemblance to the render
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Old October 6th, 2007, 04:38 PM   #691
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I love this tower. It is very imposing and impressive.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 05:02 PM   #692
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is it going to have thet concrete color look ?
Holy Shit! For once Venhen you english is GREAT


Dude, if you can maintain this standard and you will be ept at using english



Anyway to the topic, I do hope the actual thing is same as the one in render
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Old October 7th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #693
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cant believe how SOM really ****ed up with those facade panels....
SOM?

... Sir Norman Foster and Wood Bagot would like to have a word or two with you.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #694
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And i still believe the highest floor is 76, not 86
Once again, the top floor might be labelled as 76 but it will be the 86th structurally.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:31 AM   #695
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SOM?

... Sir Norman Foster and Wood Bagot would like to have a word or two with you.
It was foster? Jesus, even WORSE!
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Old October 7th, 2007, 04:19 AM   #696
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I've always had doubts about this building. The sides don't look very nice and I don't think it'll age very well. Dubai could do much better which thankfully, it is doing.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 09:04 AM   #697
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Yeck, concrete the colour of concrete, who could have known? It'll be one of the best drab concrete slabs out there though.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #698
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By yesterday morning, the formwork had already jumped on the 43rd floor.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 03:30 PM   #699
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im from sydney and we have alot of exposed concrete finished skyscrapers. Its great bold /brutal look. Its cheap and litterally NO maintenance. which is a good thing. I really think painting concrete is silly and high maintenance. it peals or fades after a few years. better off we natural concrete finish.
index is a great skyscraper and hopefully its construction is way of the future.
btw lev43 = 196m. so next rise will reach 200m!! 2/3 way up.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 02:37 AM   #700
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I like it. Its different!
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