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Old October 24th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #1281
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I wonder how long the above poster will last with those most profound comments .

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huh? im confused.
If you didnt notice yet, it has a retractable shower head on the top. Intersting solution, would be even better combined with super hydrophobic facades.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 04:22 AM   #1282
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thanks, i didnt know that
is it that spire looking thing on the top?
lolol, thats pretty hilarious
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Old October 24th, 2008, 08:03 AM   #1283
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my favorite tower coming out of dubai
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Old October 24th, 2008, 12:05 PM   #1284
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I was the one to call it a shower head, but it turned out to be something related. The spire on the side is the spire. What we call "shower head" is the top part of the ball on top that raises up: That's a the BMU (Building Maintenance Unit) and when it raises the arms of the two cranes holding the window gondolas are extracted and put to work.

When work (cleaning the facade) is completed, the arms are raised vertically and are lowered inside the top part of the structure.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 01:25 PM   #1285
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haha the 21st century tower looks so mini compared to the highrises rising in dubai now.
it used to be standing out from the crowd now its like its not their anymore
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Old October 24th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #1286
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so this is the final color?!!!

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Old October 24th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #1287
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so this is the final color?!!!

Yes it is.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #1288
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Today

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Old October 28th, 2008, 04:19 PM   #1289
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i think this building would look better without the top section of 7 floors.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 04:23 PM   #1290
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Don't think so

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Old October 28th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #1291
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The tower looks better with 7 extra stories, but it would look better if the visible concrete structures were to be painted in GOLD.

Exactly this colour:

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Old October 29th, 2008, 12:58 AM   #1292
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lol are you serious gold

Now that the top section is completed I have really taken to this building its massive scale, daunting design is just impressive and I quite like the colour. Once the cladding is totally complete itll be even more impressive. Not to mention its has a great location
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Old October 29th, 2008, 05:16 AM   #1293
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no gold plz, also the top 7 floors look like a low-rise on top of the building, i would love to live up there, so high.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 06:29 AM   #1294
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There won't be visible concrete upon completion. Check out the cladding on the lower parts.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 06:41 AM   #1295
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fuh, that is the tower, fantastic. I am looking forward to see more pics here..please upload more.
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lol are you serious gold

Now that the top section is completed I have really taken to this building its massive scale, daunting design is just impressive and I quite like the colour. Once the cladding is totally complete itll be even more impressive. Not to mention its has a great location
Ditto. The gold would maybe have worked in some place in Shanghai or such.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 08:29 PM   #1297
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Old October 31st, 2008, 11:43 PM   #1298
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Are those 3 cranes in the photo standing on the mother nature ground?
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Old October 31st, 2008, 11:46 PM   #1299
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Shouldn't the two concrete side parts be connected on the top?

They are on the render, but not in reality. Are they going to finish it later?
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Old October 31st, 2008, 11:53 PM   #1300
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Did you check if maybe there is something else from the render currently missing in the structure?
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