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Old February 6th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #2161
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The twisting motion is clearly visible in that upper photo :P
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #2162
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was supposed to link the marina and the crescent of the palm via a bridge. on hold for the time being.
I thought it was meant to connect to / provide access to the Dubai Promenade development by Nakheel. I doubt we will see any direct links to the Palm Jumeirah. Maybe to Dubawi, but not beyond that....
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Old February 7th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #2163
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infinity is gorgeous without a doubt but i can't help but notice that curious looking third tallest tower. it's way too ugly to be close to the infnity and stand among that tall cluster!!
?? As if the tallest tower in that pic isn't massively ugly. Infinity is great but most towers in Dubai are quite tacky looking.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 06:18 PM   #2164
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I didn't get that impression the last time I was around.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #2165
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I didn't get that impression the last time I was around.
because you've actually been around.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #2166
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People often mistake lots of new buildings for tackiness. Yes, there are buildings that are not all that appealing, but that's not so strange when you have that many buildings.
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Old February 8th, 2012, 11:24 PM   #2167
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People often mistake lots of new buildings for tackiness. Yes, there are buildings that are not all that appealing, but that's not so strange when you have that many buildings.
maybe, but at the same time hong-kong or Shanghai (which most new towers of Pudong are as new as Dubai's) do have hundreds of towers...and for some reason their skyline appear to be more diverse, despite you can still find a few tacky towers here and there

Maybe by tacky ParadiseLost means "lack of creativity" in the design/cladding

also some towers in Dubai are exceptionnal : O14 , Emirates Towers, Burj Al Arab, Infinity come to my mind....BUT they are in different parts of the city and belong to skylines which do not help to congratulate them much (well Burj Al Arab is an exception since it's isolated)

and to finish all of you guys know the great new skyline of Doha...how come they managed there to bring new and very iconic towers in such a little amount of time (yes i know they have much less towers than Dubai) ? Even Abu dhabi is putting some effort of the quality side

in fact, yes Dubai has quality and quantity but for some reason QUANTITY stands out more than quality

Doha (compare that with that one Marina skyline in post 2152...give me Doha anyday !:

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Old February 8th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #2168
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I have been to Shanghai. It might seem more diverse, but its been around a little bit longer as well. It also has its fair share of 'ugliness' or 'tackiness'.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #2169
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guys, let's not forget the marina towers are ALL residential. you're comparing aples and oranges. you take some of the most expensive downtown businss skylines and compare them with residential units. way to go.

sure those shiny reflecting glass facades look cool. and the round shapes. but how the hell would they fit in an all residential area?

If you live or invest in a residential skyscraper, you WILL put certain aspects on the top of your priority list like:

- is my floor plan layout maximizing usable space? (round shapes are much more wasteful)
- does my unit have a balcony?
- do my windows open or will I be locked in breathing bloody circulated aire like in Burj Khalifa? Look at the Doha skyline and find open windows in those nice shiny facades. it takes a few hourse to get the smell out of your apartment after cooking dinner for your family using the AC only.
- can I afford the damn thing? (go ahead and google price per square meter in one of those pretty shiny towers, then compare to dubai marina. ouch.)

now go and find a list of residential skyscraper much nicer looking than 'The Torch Tower' for instance to be placed in your imaginative marina. and make it afordable at $2,500 per square meter. not so easy to be honest. by the way, Infinity is considerable more expensive obviously and not even done.

anyways, I personally find numerous towers in the marina really cool in design.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 11:58 AM   #2170
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Hello princesstower, actually all your points are correct and rea listic

That's a good example that one of the balconies or cooking smell...

We are certainly being harsh with Marina skyline

True hong-kong residential towers are way uglier. I think the nice setting of the hong kong peninsula help to make them less visible (mountains etc)....plus a block of great shiny towers often hide those ugly residential units

All in all, you are right, Marina towers are not bad for what they are...plus the marina/sea setting adds a lil bit of magic to the whole thing

I can't wait to see infinity all illuminated, it sure will help to qualify night marina skyline
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Old February 9th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #2171
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well, i've been to hongkong recently and the large majority of towers are simple shaped and old. only a hand full with world class design to it when you walk through the streets and have a close look. but the sheer amount of skyscrapers paired with the natural bay and the mountains is just incredible. best skyline in the world - regardless of quantity far over quality in looks there.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 12:06 PM   #2172
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...I can't wait to see infinity all illuminated, it sure will help to qualify night marina skyline

Crane is coming down. dismounted half way today.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 12:11 PM   #2173
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Yeah hong kong's skyline is a killer, no matter how many ugly towers there :-)

Interesting, for infinity, is the shape of the crown already finished, didnt seem to me by judjing on last imre pix
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Old February 9th, 2012, 01:58 PM   #2174
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sorry I meant hoist. there is still a crane on top.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #2175
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Princesstower please put pictures of the tower, I see the cranes are removing.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 06:49 PM   #2176
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Old February 9th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #2177
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Wow, great pics, in the first I thought really it wasn't a pic.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 10:31 AM   #2178
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Stunning pics.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #2179
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10/February/2012

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Old February 10th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #2180
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10/February/2012

Infinity Tower

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