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Old November 4th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #641
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Old November 4th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #642
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to be honest.. this is one of the most modest structures in dubai... i like its modesty amongst the skyline
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Old November 4th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #643
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Tall and bland. I don't like the cladding color.

How tall is Rose Rotana? 1083 ft. , I think. Al Attar is 1120ft. So they still need to build the spire right?
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Old November 5th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #644
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Let's post something positive about Al Attar Tower, as a dominant element on this dream of a panorama...
...by Desert Diver on 05/November/2009:

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It's made on top of Four Points by Sheraton and features a good view on AAT from halfway up, at around 160m.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #645
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09/November/2009

Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower

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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:33 PM   #646
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I am afraid that they did some modification on the render to cut cost and they will not add anything more on the top! so maybe this is a T/O or something
Its very possible as they did in the other attar tower cross the street!!.....am just guessing!!
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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:58 PM   #647
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I am afraid that they did some modification on the render to cut cost and they will not add anything more on the top! so maybe this is a T/O or something
Its very possible as they did in the other attar tower cross the street!!.....am just guessing!!
So there will be no crown on this? Just a flat top?
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Old November 10th, 2009, 02:31 AM   #648
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Notice he said "AM JUST GUESSING!!"
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Old November 10th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #649
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I am afraid that they did some modification on the render to cut cost and they will not add anything more on the top! so maybe this is a T/O or something
Its very possible as they did in the other attar tower cross the street!!.....am just guessing!!
I hope not...
Ugly cladding+boxy design=epic fail.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #650
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I am afraid that they did some modification on the render to cut cost and they will not add anything more on the top! so maybe this is a T/O or something
Its very possible as they did in the other attar tower cross the street!!.....am just guessing!!
i kinda hope it does become a box because yea having too many looks bad but the case with dubai is every single building has some wacky crown on it and i think a few boxes would even out the skyline.
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Old November 10th, 2009, 10:27 PM   #651
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I think that this building is awesome, IMO, but it needs the crown, which is the most characterizing feature...
Without it, it'd look so boxy and ugly...
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Old November 11th, 2009, 12:07 AM   #652
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i kinda hope it does become a box because yea having too many looks bad but the case with dubai is every single building has some wacky crown on it and i think a few boxes would even out the skyline.


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Not boxy enough for you?

I mean there are even more on the other side of the road. Boxes are ugly and don't achieve anything but make the city look like a normal/old city like NY. Too many boxes signals that the city's architects don't have any ideas or are just bored. Dubai is unique and needs unique and futuristic buildings with stunning designs.

This building needs a crown as its on a primetime location that deserves better than a tall box. If they wanted to build boxes, there is plenty of desert for that
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Old November 11th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #653
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Old November 11th, 2009, 03:54 AM   #654
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I mean there are even more on the other side of the road. Boxes are ugly and don't achieve anything but make the city look like a normal/old city like NY. Too many boxes signals that the city's architects don't have any ideas or are just bored. Dubai is unique and needs unique and futuristic buildings with stunning designs.

This building needs a crown as its on a primetime location that deserves better than a tall box. If they wanted to build boxes, there is plenty of desert for that
Bear in mind though that a uncontrolled mish mash of styles, materials, forms and colours can produce an ugly skyline. NY's skyline may have a vast array of non-descript buildings but together along with iconic other structures, they create a stunning skyline. This is why NY's skyline appears as classy. Dubai on the other hand could quite easily turn out tacky, and too fussy.

And remember, boxes don't signal a lack of imagination on the part of the architects, but a lack of ambition or severe cost cutting on the part of the developers. Architects only design something within the limits that the developers set.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 10:04 AM   #655
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Agreed, the only thing that helps New York is that the style suits it. Its skyline is stunning cause they have building next to a building and took New York 100 years to achieve its skyline. Dubai is now half way there just in a decade.

Your point also reveals the red tape that the country has as a whole. There is no red tape in Dubai. Whatever Sheikh Mo wants it happens, which is why its a dream to be an architect in Dubai.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #656
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Old November 15th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #657
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Is there any proposed completion date for this tower?
This looks like it's gonna take ages to be completed
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Old November 16th, 2009, 05:22 AM   #658
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Is there any proposed completion date for this tower?
This looks like it's gonna take ages to be completed
No completion date for their projects, they have time

just see this project, same developer:


13/November/2007

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Old November 16th, 2009, 06:12 AM   #659
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Does anyone complain to the local government about stalled/empty plots? Or are they tolerated?
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Old November 16th, 2009, 06:18 AM   #660
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Does anyone complain to the local government about stalled/empty plots? Or are they tolerated?
Good question, and I always thought of it
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