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Old August 6th, 2011, 09:32 PM   #1021
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looking good

I wonder if they will have light rings on the spire. like it is on the main section of both the Grosvenor house twin towers.
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Old August 12th, 2011, 11:34 AM   #1022
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Old August 19th, 2011, 12:55 PM   #1023
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Old August 19th, 2011, 04:47 PM   #1024
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Somebody get a giant weed eater and trim the top; it's horribly grown up!
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Old August 19th, 2011, 10:54 PM   #1025
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it's so fugly that it's not even funny
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Old August 20th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #1026
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^agreed^
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Old August 20th, 2011, 11:44 PM   #1027
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Why for gods sake, do they put something tacky goldy on a blue - white tower, with a rather simple design?! I don't get the point, LOL.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 01:24 AM   #1028
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Why for gods sake, do they put something tacky goldy on a blue - white tower, with a rather simple design?! I don't get the point, LOL.
Tottaly agree looks so misplaced right now dident expect something like this being put on the top. The rest of the spire really got a job to do if the top is gonna go in one with the rest of the building.

really hope the completed top looks good all in all when its completed.

and thanks for the updates Imre
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Old August 21st, 2011, 02:01 AM   #1029
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really hope the completed top looks good all in when its completed.
It seems like it will look exactly like the renders on the first page.
Which, as dirtynewyorker put it will be fugly..with a capital F.
Whoever dreamed up the idea of putting the top bit of the roof on a stick needs shooting.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 02:38 AM   #1030
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Wow... I never noticed that... I thought it'd be somewhat obelisk-like, with a square-ish shaft of sorts ending in a pyramid-like point. I didn't know it'd literally be a pyramid on top of a stick... That's really not that nice looking at all :/
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Old August 21st, 2011, 03:16 AM   #1031
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Whats the problem with the small pyramid ,its not visible from the ground so it wont disturb you


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Old August 21st, 2011, 03:48 AM   #1032
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"Whats the problem with the small pyramid ,its not visible from the ground so it wont disturb you "

It's highly visible on your photos though Imre, so if we're disturbed it's all your fault.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 09:27 AM   #1033
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Yes, those zoomed pics
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Old August 21st, 2011, 01:30 PM   #1034
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Why for gods sake, do they put something tacky goldy on a blue - white tower, with a rather simple design?! I don't get the point, LOL.
well, first of all, thanks for another round of word torrents on how fugly and or tacky you find this, or any other building. Just as useful as the guy who noted for the 10,000th time that those tower are sooooo close together.

are we the top architects here in the forum, and the people actually chosen to do the job are all bloody amateurs? If we are so great, why do they get paid the big bucks and we don't? all curruption, huh.

now back on topic: remember that seeing such big structures in reality is quite different from looking at pics thousands of miles away.

where's the "tacky goldy" coming from? the "diamond" on top is nothing but glas (transparent with a blue tint), metal (silverish), and panels with white stripes (white), period. what a surprise - designer must have attended the Design 101 class!!

besides of it looking very unique compated to other spires, it is totally subtle because of its size relative to the building.

looking forward to the next round of bashing....
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Old August 21st, 2011, 02:37 PM   #1035
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Imre's pictures in post 1023, make the top appeal goldy, with stripes and a green pyramide top on all of that. And if i find this detail to be ugly, it's my opinion.

Furthermore, i also dont care about the choosen architects on grand scale projects. They need to do their job properly, to give cities beautiful, well planned buildings. Unlike, what Vinoly is currently doing in Manhattan e.g. See, i criticized something in NYC, not Dubai. And just because we aren't architects, doesn't mean we aren't allowed to share our personal opinion about building's details. Otherwise we don't need to sign up on a DISCUSSION board, you know.

Yeah, seing a big structure in reality is different than in pictures. But isn't it a big difference, if the design or just the scale attracts?

And "unique" isnt always the best solution. IMO a simple silverish sphere, would give this tower a better top, than this diamontlike thingy. Since this tower, is one of the better looking Dubai towers, just because it is simple and subtle in design, i find it even more disappointing to see the choosen top detail.

And i don't get it, why you are calling any kind of Dubai related criticism bashing. Is my opinion in the 440 Park Avenue thread also bashing? Or if i call a building in China to be ugly, is this also bashing? We all have our tastes and opinions, and we are allowed to express them in a mature manner within this board. Furthermore, the generell dubaistyle isnt my cup of tea, and it's predictable that every now and then i will critizes something.

You are acting, like Dubai is your sense of life. It's frustrating to discuss with you PT, since you don't allow anyone to express critics against anything in Dubai, and defend it to death.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 03:16 PM   #1036
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It's frustrating to discuss with you PT, since you don't allow anyone to express critics against anything in Dubai, and defend it to death.
well, the same unconstructive criticism is posted over and over, that's what I find frustrating and making the thread boring. this is ugly, this is tacky a hundred times. fine. it's been said way too often already.

anyways. back on topic. the pyramid on top is not golden. it may appear on a couple of pics. IMO introducing a sphere on top would be a complete new shape and sort of violates basic design rules (= this is constructive criticism btw). the pyramid shape, however, fits mostly everything. a plane spire poll, on the other hand, has already been put on many other buildings around.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 03:23 PM   #1037
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IMO that shape fits the rest of the building very well. not sure if a sphere, cube, or poll would fit just as well.

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Old August 21st, 2011, 05:22 PM   #1038
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Old August 21st, 2011, 06:40 PM   #1039
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"the pyramid shape, however, fits mostly everything."

Behave yourself It's a pyramid on top of a stick.......just to gain a bit of extra height.

Why didn't they just make the stick a lot longer? Then they could have claimed the tallest building in the tallest block.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 07:34 PM   #1040
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What a cluster! Impressive!
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