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Old January 30th, 2015, 06:15 AM   #1201
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If it took them more than 11 years to go that far up, imagine how many more years they would need to go down again
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 07:13 PM   #1202
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If it took them more than 11 years to go that far up, imagine how many more years they would need to go down again
...with enough TNT perhaps 15 seconds!
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 07:39 PM   #1203
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Probably the ugliest building in Downtown Dubai. Tied with 432 park avenue for most unimaginative supertall in the world for me
At least 432 park avenue don't have that junk on top.

Remember back in the day I was not impressed by Rose Rayhaan by Rotana top part... That look like a masterpiece compared to it's neighbor.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 02:57 PM   #1204
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lets hope they do something drastic to make this crown look better. Looks like a stack of bones now. they should clad it all in glass or something.

and btw i think the top of the Rose tower is Amazing
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 02:59 PM   #1205
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Again: Only the square part will be clad, the pyramid will be not
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 03:00 PM   #1206
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lets hope they do something drastic to make this crown look better. Looks like a stack of bones now. they should clad it all in glass or something.

and btw i think the top of the Rose tower is Amazing
The crown is too ugly. It is already beyond remedy.

Yes Rose Rayhaan is amazing, but now the ugly tower next to it stole the dominance of the beauty.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 08:16 PM   #1207
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I don't get it how someone can make such an awful design.
I don't know anybody who like this building.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 08:55 PM   #1208
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i imagine they will light the shit out of the crown.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 09:58 PM   #1209
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Architect was too expensive, so they draw it themselves.
I think so...perhaps the "drawing guy" was blind or delirious or both together.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 10:43 PM   #1210
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Old February 4th, 2015, 06:42 PM   #1211
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I have really now idea, why they build such an ugly building when they have 'enough' money for a supertall, which can be so tall, that it could be a potential icon...if it has an iconic design of course.

Fortunately, the Arabtec Tower will get the attention in future.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 05:08 AM   #1212
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Old February 5th, 2015, 12:53 PM   #1213
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oo dubai just keeps growing
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Old February 5th, 2015, 04:39 PM   #1214
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oo dubai just keeps growing
There was literally a desert there not so long ago........
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Old February 5th, 2015, 04:45 PM   #1215
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There was literally a desert there not so long ago........

I posted this multiple times, but these pics are my favourite to show how much the city grew in 20-25 years. Also because the angles are nearly the same.

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Old February 5th, 2015, 05:39 PM   #1216
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...what about the silly "fake big ben" tower?
It's my 2. favority ugly tower in dubai. They should destroy both of them.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 08:15 PM   #1217
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Lol its all the same architect: Princess Tower, Elite Residence and Al Yaqoub Tower(Big Ben).
All think these three are ugly or ''not the best''
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Old February 5th, 2015, 09:31 PM   #1218
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I don't have a problem with Princess Tower at all, it's by far the best of the three.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 10:40 PM   #1219
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That's my opinion too.
Particulary the crown makes it special and outstanding.
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Old February 5th, 2015, 11:15 PM   #1220
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I posted this multiple times, but these pics are my favourite to show how much the city grew in 20-25 years. Also because the angles are nearly the same.

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And also look how small Dubai used to be in the 1950s.
http://gordonbrentingram.ca/studiesd...1997-p-481.jpg
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