daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 27th, 2009, 03:59 PM   #1761
Imre
Dubai
 
Imre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dubai
Posts: 40,564
Likes (Received): 315

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan Hochhaus View Post
Hey! First pictures from Rose Rotana!
So the hotel is open for the public, I guess. Is this an observation floor or restaurant at around 230m, Imre?
Btw. I'd expected the Index a little taller from there... looks more like around 315m than 328m to me.
Its open , my friends were lucky , they got a nice room less than 50 euro/night


There is neither observation deck nor restaurant in high floor.

Pics were taken from the 63rd floor, which is the highest floor , after just the roof .

Anyway , the hotel alcohol-free so they are not selling beer, vine etc

here is more pics if you are interested in:


http://imresolt.blogspot.com/2009/12...ana-hotel.html

Last edited by Imre; December 27th, 2009 at 04:18 PM. Reason: added link
Imre no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old December 27th, 2009, 04:30 PM   #1762
Monkey9000
£€$$ is more
 
Monkey9000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 1,652
Likes (Received): 340

Quote:
Originally Posted by The-King View Post
Hopefully they will decide to paint that huge concrete wall and put nice landscping on top of the structure and around it, otherwise it is a little bit disappointing.
You really think they would leave the exposed shuttered concrete!? This is Dubai not North Korea for goodness sake!
Monkey9000 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #1763
mysteek_1976
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 266
Likes (Received): 0

this building is very unkind.....looking. there are sooo many things wrong with it........it will forever look unfinished and disjointed. on the plus side, in an asteroid inpact it would remain intact.
mysteek_1976 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #1764
roro987
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San José, Costa Rica
Posts: 1,388
Likes (Received): 11

look beautiful
roro987 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 27th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #1765
Dan Hochhaus
highrise addicted
 
Dan Hochhaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Freiburg
Posts: 1,223
Likes (Received): 35

Quote:
Originally Posted by Imre View Post
Its open , my friends were lucky , they got a nice room less than 50 euro/night
There is neither observation deck nor restaurant in high floor.
Pics were taken from the 63rd floor, which is the highest floor , after just the roof .

Anyway , the hotel alcohol-free so they are not selling beer, vine etc
here is more pics if you are interested in:
http://imresolt.blogspot.com/2009/12...ana-hotel.html
Thanx a lot for the info, Imre! So only the part with the blueish glass contains the hotel in the Rose Rotana... now that's a giant roof above! And I correct myself about The Index appearing smaller than 328m: If the viewpoint is on top floor of RR, it's more than 230m, but around 240m (cf. by this pano photo from Imre's set and compared with the finished towers... Rolex could be taller than 235m IMO, and The Index is fine now with 328m.
__________________
keep looking upwards
Dan Hochhaus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 28th, 2009, 09:14 PM   #1766
GulfArabia
 
GulfArabia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: KSA
Posts: 2,665
Likes (Received): 1513

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cariñoso81 View Post
What's with the lack of greenery? It seems as though everything surrounding that concrete jungle is nothing but sand. I see a few patches on the bottom right.

Some trees and some grass would add a nice touch.
this is the desert (middle east) not Europe
GulfArabia no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 29th, 2009, 10:02 AM   #1767
Imre
Dubai
 
Imre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dubai
Posts: 40,564
Likes (Received): 315

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan Hochhaus View Post
Thanx a lot for the info, Imre! So only the part with the blueish glass contains the hotel in the Rose Rotana... now that's a giant roof above! And I correct myself about The Index appearing smaller than 328m: If the viewpoint is on top floor of RR, it's more than 230m, but around 240m (cf. by this pano photo from Imre's set and compared with the finished towers... Rolex could be taller than 235m IMO, and The Index is fine now with 328m.
I saw the roof but there is nothing just this:

http://i45.************/iwj7r7.jpg

some more pics of the Rose Rotana here :

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...420189&page=14

Back to the Index , cladding looks done from outside , only the podium left but we dont know whats happening inside the tower now.
Imre no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 1st, 2010, 04:17 PM   #1768
Imre
Dubai
 
Imre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Dubai
Posts: 40,564
Likes (Received): 315

31/December/2009

The Index

[IMG]http://i48.************/f5czv8.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i45.************/29canb7.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i45.************/qqswt2.jpg[/IMG]
Imre no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 4th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #1769
mysteek_1976
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 266
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by GulfArabia View Post
this is the desert (middle east) not Europe
true enough. it is not a great idean for there to be lots of trees and grass here. that takes a great deal of water to keep up. desert cities should live in a more sustainable fashion by landscaping with "local" plants, likely cactus here in duabi.
mysteek_1976 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2010, 05:26 AM   #1770
YasinH
Registered User
 
YasinH's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Beneath The Feet of Most Merciful
Posts: 38
Likes (Received): 0

they will be planting more grass and trees once all the buildings get completed in near future. Wthin in a years so Dubai will get more greener.
__________________
Bangladesh
YasinH no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2010, 06:05 AM   #1771
jondmorrison
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 38
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by YasinH View Post
they will be planting more grass and trees once all the buildings get completed in near future. Wthin in a years so Dubai will get more greener.
Yes, but that's not a good idea. There needs to be a sustainable solution.
jondmorrison no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2010, 04:17 AM   #1772
The-King
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Munich
Posts: 2,847
Likes (Received): 770

to water the plants they are using sewage water, so you could call it a sustainable solution
The-King no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2010, 06:22 AM   #1773
Caravaggio
Caravaggio
 
Caravaggio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: OC
Posts: 331
Likes (Received): 54

I thought they used a desalinization water plant to provide water to the city?
Caravaggio no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2010, 11:17 PM   #1774
mysteek_1976
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 266
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by The-King View Post
to water the plants they are using sewage water, so you could call it a sustainable solution
that sounds like sustainability to me but i also wonder how much the plants are going to like that water! hahahaa
mysteek_1976 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2010, 02:12 PM   #1775
Monkey9000
£€$$ is more
 
Monkey9000's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 1,652
Likes (Received): 340

Desalinization = lots of electricity...hmm doesn't sound too sustainable to me...

Cacti and other desert plants would be a much better place to start. Go dune bashing and see what exists in the desert, it might be a hint from nature of what is a good idea All Landscape Architects working in Dubai are going to have to slip out of their european ideologies of grass & oak trees = good.
Monkey9000 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2010, 03:10 PM   #1776
masta609
KAYA NATIN 'TO!
 
masta609's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: QC, PH
Posts: 41
Likes (Received): 0

How much does it cost to clean their windows?
masta609 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2010, 07:06 PM   #1777
mysteek_1976
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 266
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Monkey9000 View Post
Desalinization = lots of electricity...hmm doesn't sound too sustainable to me...

Cacti and other desert plants would be a much better place to start. Go dune bashing and see what exists in the desert, it might be a hint from nature of what is a good idea All Landscape Architects working in Dubai are going to have to slip out of their european ideologies of grass & oak trees = good.
good point. this happens to be a major problem in the american southwest in cities like phoenix and las vegas. everybody wants grass.....
mysteek_1976 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2010, 08:52 PM   #1778
LoverOfDubai
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,215
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Monkey9000 View Post
Desalinization = lots of electricity...hmm doesn't sound too sustainable to me...

Cacti and other desert plants would be a much better place to start. Go dune bashing and see what exists in the desert, it might be a hint from nature of what is a good idea All Landscape Architects working in Dubai are going to have to slip out of their european ideologies of grass & oak trees = good.
If you go to http://www.ddcr.org > Wildlife > Flora, you will see lists of native shrubs, grasses and trees found in the desert of the UAE. The landscape architects should use these lists to design the landscaping.


Quote:
Originally Posted by mysteek_1976 View Post
good point. this happens to be a major problem in the american southwest in cities like phoenix and las vegas. everybody wants grass.....
I know exactly what you mean.
LoverOfDubai no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2010, 03:41 AM   #1779
S.T.Y AP
Registered User
 
S.T.Y AP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,743
Likes (Received): 626

very beautiful!
S.T.Y AP no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 10th, 2010, 04:02 AM   #1780
Parisian Girl
MONACO _ Côte d'Azur
 
Parisian Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: PARIS - Monte Carlo - London
Posts: 16,662
Likes (Received): 2829

[IMG]http://i45.************/dop8ww.jpg[/IMG]
The view from the top of the world's tallest hotel.
http://www.constructionweekonline.co...tallest-hotel/


Great view past all that muck alright!
__________________
Je m'appelle Paris
Parisian Girl no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
dubai

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 01:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium