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Old August 21st, 2011, 08:04 PM   #1041
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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.
Hi Princess Tower. While I agree with you that the pyramidal shape as the pinnacle of this tower does indeed fit with the tower, I think why others and myself think that the spire is "ugly" or "tacky" is because of what's in between it and the actual building: a stick that is thinner than the pinnacle. To me, it looks unstable and weak. That is just my opinion on why the spire doesn't look so good. The tower is nice. The pinnacle is as well. But the spire with said pinnacle isn't that appealing to me.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 08:44 PM   #1042
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UGLY, like everything in Dubai...
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Old August 21st, 2011, 11:09 PM   #1043
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...because of what's in between it and the actual building: a stick that is thinner than the pinnacle. To me, it looks unstable and weak...
that is constructive criticism.



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UGLY, like everything in Dubai...
this isn't.

(interestingly enough this has come from a guy who lives in a country where the tallest "skyscraper" is 120m. barely scaping the sky, is it? lol.)

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Old August 21st, 2011, 11:51 PM   #1044
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that's just lol
Nah, just a repeat of what he periodically posts.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 12:25 AM   #1045
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 12:37 AM   #1046
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"(interestingly enough this has come from a guy who lives in a country where the tallest "skyscraper" is 120m. barely scaping the sky, is it? lol.) "

All of which in no way disqualifies him from having an opinion, nor renders his opinions invalid.
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 01:03 AM   #1047
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All of which in no way disqualifies him from having an opinion, nor renders his opinions invalid.

absolutely correct. still interesting though...

(although I wouldn't call sentences as 'UGLY, like everything in XYZ' an OPINION. makes no sense.)

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Old August 22nd, 2011, 03:10 AM   #1048
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looking forward to the next round of bashing....
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 02:05 PM   #1049
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(interestingly enough this has come from a guy who lives in a country where the tallest "skyscraper" is 120m. barely scaping the sky, is it? lol.)
So it IS indeed a small ***** issue with you guys.

If someone thinks the tower is ugly it is her/his damn right to think the tower is ugly. I think it is not beautiful, but there are far more ugly buildings in Dubai (and elsewhre)
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 03:56 PM   #1050
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Are you saying German ones are short?
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Old August 25th, 2011, 12:31 AM   #1051
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No way...

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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.

Agree!

At first sight the details of the pinnacle looked a bit strange to me, and I've got no idea what's the sense of the extra horizontal metal border... but beat me if the transparent parts won't make a special light effect at night! The so far weak Torch illumination got disappointed reviews - so maybe the flashier attempt of 23 Marina will shape up as okay.

It's to early to comment the whole spire so far, with all the scaffolding.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 01:15 PM   #1052
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The scaffolding on the spire started coming down already.
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Old August 25th, 2011, 02:30 PM   #1053
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...no idea what's the sense of the extra horizontal metal border... but beat me if the transparent parts won't make a special light effect at night! The so far weak Torch illumination got disappointed reviews - so maybe the flashier attempt of 23 Marina will shape up as okay.
I would think the metal rail is for maintenance. if ever somebody needed to go up there this is where they could attach their safety hook, and hold on to or even stand on. without the rail it would be impossible. Can't really be a design feature since it is virtually invisible from the ground.

agree, it looks like we can expect some light effect there. maybe even a skybeam? the UnTorch is going to be overtorched by this one
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Are you saying German ones are short?
No. You did not get it.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:11 PM   #1055
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I obviously get it .... even went beyond it
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Old August 27th, 2011, 01:16 PM   #1056
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PT, are there any external stairway on the sea-side? I haven't got the chance to look at the spire from that direction.

Although, the spire seams wide enough to perhaps have an internal, although claustrophobic, one.
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Old August 29th, 2011, 03:04 PM   #1057
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can't look, am in Europe for a week.

could there be an internal staircase? the spire seems wide enough.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 12:30 AM   #1058
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wow here is another one almost complete joint the other empty buildings why build so many tall building just to keep it empty i know why mine is bigger then your right.
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This thread needs some pictures.
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Old August 31st, 2011, 07:07 AM   #1060
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wrong thread

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