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Old March 11th, 2011, 01:34 PM   #901
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11/March/2011

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Old March 12th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #902
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It kind of reminds me of Atlanta's tallest, the Bank of America Plaza, especially the top and spire.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #903
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Excellent photos. Thanks for posting them.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 11:35 AM   #904
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It kind of reminds me of Atlanta's tallest, the Bank of America Plaza, especially the top and spire.
Yes - though the Dubai "pencil" is much more slender.
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Old March 24th, 2011, 02:35 PM   #905
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Pencil sharpener in action...
And this looks like first glass panels to me at the inclined top level.

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Old March 26th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #906
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lot of swimming pools, OMG
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Old March 26th, 2011, 10:20 PM   #907
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They are not swimming pool, they are plunge pools. Kind a like a oversized bathtub in your terrace.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 04:57 PM   #908
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nevertheless still a nice feature at such heights.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 01:25 PM   #909
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Of course it's nice. Seating on the water, with a cocktail and watching the sunset ....


PS. The plunge pools aren't simply a luxury feature for the penthouses residents, they serve the purpose of stabilizing the sway of the tower too.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #910
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...The plunge pools aren't simply a luxury feature for the penthouses residents, they serve the purpose of stabilizing the sway of the tower too.
does this mean that overweight people living in a high floor skyscraper unit will also stabilize the sway to a small extend, and therefore have an actual incentive to maintain or gain weight??
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Old March 29th, 2011, 06:28 PM   #911
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They consist of solid mass and they have the tendency to un-predictably shuttle between the sofa and the kitchen, therefore no.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #912
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Bank of America, Atlanta:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of..._%28Atlanta%29

Designed in the Postmodern architectural style and built in only 14 months, one of the fastest construction schedules for any 1,000 ft (300 m) building. The Plaza's imposing presence is heightened by the dark color of its exterior. It soars into the sky with vertical lines that reinforce its height while also creating an abundance of revenue-generating corner offices. Located over 3.7 acres (1.5 ha) on Peachtree Street, the tower faces its border streets at a 45-degree angle to maximize the views to the north and south (midtown and downtown).

There is a 90 ft (27 m) obelisk-like spire at the top of the building echoing the shape of the building as a whole. Most of the spire is covered in 23 karat (96%) gold leaf. The open-lattice steel pyramid underneath the obelisk glows orange at night due to lighting. At its most basic, this is a modern interpretation of the Art Deco theme seen in the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. The inhabited part of the building actually ends abruptly with a flat roof. On top of this is built a pyramid of girders, which are gilded and blaze at night, with the same type of yellow-orange high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting now used in most street lights. Its design has been characterized as similar to the Messeturm in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.



What is the construction time of this tower, and how will the top be lighted?
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Old March 29th, 2011, 10:06 PM   #913
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http://gigapan.org/gigapans/73856/

Another massive image....
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Old March 29th, 2011, 10:21 PM   #914
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I found 39 workers in that picture
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Old March 29th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #915
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I only see a few, or did you count the ones on the Pentominium aswell. I count +50 there.

Btw 234sale, did you make these yourself? I thought this was Gerald's specialty.
And if you made them are these a lot of stitched photo's, or did you make just one picture with one hell of a camera.
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Old March 31st, 2011, 04:01 PM   #916
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Quote:
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http://gigapan.org/gigapans/73856/

Another massive image....
Oh yes, thanks... here some edited screenshots by me from this gigapan, especially to the connected beams at very top.

29/March/2011 by 234sales:

[IMG]http://i55.************/2z80vx1.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i56.************/2h2mo11.jpg[/IMG]

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Old March 31st, 2011, 04:13 PM   #917
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Do I get it right that the horizontally laid fat reddish beams at the top are part of the scaffolding?
Looks like they block the spire below... if so, the spire won't rise futher as long as those beams get removed or lifted likewise.
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Old April 1st, 2011, 01:06 PM   #918
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23 Marina

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Now the transition floors above the podium get their cladding... the x-shape pattern adds another design element, that's unnecessary in my opinium .... the radial "rays" on each side of the podium would've been enough.
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Old April 2nd, 2011, 01:11 AM   #920
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Later in the day, steel for the spire was added on top. More then 5 meters of it, but it appears the spire will be a cladded structure and not a simple tube.
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