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Old November 24th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #1341
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Yesah, but that will still be your opinion, and everyone has one.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 06:05 AM   #1342
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26/November/2008

The Index

crane of BMU's already visible









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Old November 27th, 2008, 09:04 AM   #1343
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It came out stunning.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 11:00 AM   #1344
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yeah kind of did, i mean the facade would of been 10 times better if it was white. well it's not going to stop me from buying a unit there...
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Old November 27th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #1345
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Despite the colour of the building, my opinion is that this supertall is definately stunning.
It looks very robustic(?) and impressive.
Among all those futuristic looking skyscrapers in Dubai, it really gives a nice contrast!
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Old November 27th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #1346
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wow very cool. if it was white it would look better, you're right
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Old November 27th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #1347
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November 23rd - Something different

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Old November 27th, 2008, 11:54 PM   #1348
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yeah kind of did, i mean the facade would of been 10 times better if it was white. well it's not going to stop me from buying a unit there...
Yes you are right, if the concrete is coated with a white finishing, plus the blue windows and a few yellow/red touches in the machinery and the mechanical elements on top, it would really dominate the area! Its sharply contrast to the pencil-like architecture Dubai is using for most of its buildings... now that I think of it, if you exempt Burj Al Arab, Burj Dubai, Index and a few more, the architectural design of most skyscrapers in UAE and in Dubai in particular isn't very fascinating, apart from their scale..

Of course I know that a city needs functional buildings and the usual box style highrises, which fill up the skyline, but I am disappointed, they could be more imaginative. Just think if the magnificent designs of Shanghai and Hong Kong had been applied here, this would be truly aesthetically unmatchable! My lousy opinion that is.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #1349
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You haven't looked hard enough
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Old November 28th, 2008, 12:38 AM   #1350
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You haven't looked hard enough
I'm not talking about proposed designs, I tell my opinion from what I see build
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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:35 AM   #1351
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AltinD did you take those pics your self ?
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Old November 28th, 2008, 08:51 AM   #1352
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Of course he did. BTW, when I first started coming to this site, Altin was the only person who took Dubai pictures. His high quality snaps are always a nice surprise.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #1353
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I'm not talking about proposed designs, I tell my opinion from what I see build
There are still some buildings/towers that should be considered good or great designs ... but as they say: Beauty is on the eye of the beholder
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Old November 29th, 2008, 12:09 PM   #1354
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November 28th by Imre:

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Old December 1st, 2008, 04:46 AM   #1355
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ooh, theyre installing the shoulders
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Old December 1st, 2008, 07:29 AM   #1356
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it looks a bit ugly under construction but as the glass facade is placed on it its looking really good, not the top part yet though...
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Old December 1st, 2008, 09:41 AM   #1357
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I can't decide if this tower is looking nice or not. It surely is a massive building. It reminds me of the Fortum Head Office here in Finland (this comparison is probably already made, but I couldn'f find it). This horrible piece of structure was built in 1970’s (84 meters).




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Old December 1st, 2008, 10:19 PM   #1358
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The Index is better than this structure (more cladding).
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Old December 1st, 2008, 10:38 PM   #1359
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in that last photo posted by ZZII we can see that the floor part located at the narrow side of the tower (sticking inward) can only sun for limited amount of time, and no sun shine for sometime as well. That's one limitation of this structure I guess.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 11:22 PM   #1360
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That's the point of tower's shape and orientation.
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