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Old September 22nd, 2009, 02:26 AM   #1141
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Damac Heights is still beautiful!!!
I don't say it isn't.. Even if they built the Chrysler next to it, I would find it a shame. Just look at this picture:

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Imagine the Damac Heights tower just next to Infinity tower. This kind of structure really needs to be on it's own.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:41 AM   #1142
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21/Sept/2009

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Old September 24th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #1143
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Infinity Tower on track for 2011 handover
Infinity Tower in Dubai Marina.

by Gerhard Hope on Sep 24, 2009

Infinity Tower in Dubai Marina, hailed as "an icon that will change the skyline of Dubai Marina", according to Cayan chief development officer Ahmad Kasem, is on track for completion in H1 2011, with handover expected at the end of that year.

What makes the project unique is that it is the world’s tallest high-rise with a ‘twist’ of 90°, giving the entire building a helical shape. Each of the four façades twists a full 90° over the full height of the tower. The full 90° spiral is created by rotating each floor 1.2°, which means unique MEP drawings for every floor slab, Drake & Scull International project manager Yasin Sara has explained.

Commenting on current progress, Kasem says the reinforced concrete sub-structure basement (five levels), reinforced concrete super-structure podium (six levels), reinforced concrete core wall (up to Level 24) and reinforced concrete suspended floor slabs (up to Level 18) have all been 100% completed. MEP works up to Level 11 are 40% complete. The workforce is expected to peak at 2 000 in January 2010.

Infinity Tower is an 81 storey, 306.365 m high (five basement, six podiums and 70 floor slabs) residential tower. It comprises 456 apartments in total, including studios and one-, two-, three- and four-bedroomed duplexes and penthouses. Facilities include a swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room, conference room, cigar lounge and retail and food-and-beverage outlets.

Designed by internationally-renowned firm Skidmore, Owings & Merill – which also designed the Sears Tower in Chicago and the Burj Dubai – the project clinched a ‘best architecture in the world’ award at the International Property Awards in London in 2006.

http://www.constructionweekonline.co...2011_handover/
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Old September 25th, 2009, 12:08 PM   #1144
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25/September/2009

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Old September 25th, 2009, 12:11 PM   #1145
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Awesome. Incredible speed here. Concrete work and cladding looks great. 25th floor is in complete. 26th is in corebox.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 05:14 PM   #1146
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i can't wait
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Old September 30th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #1147
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I seems like it slowed just a little bit. Not alot, just a little.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #1148
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peculiar diseño pero me agrada mucho ah
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 11:10 AM   #1149
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02/October/2009

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 01:55 AM   #1150
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Has anyone noticed this:

- One side (facing where the breach occurred) of the building bows outwards at its vertical center.
- The opposite side bows inward at its center.
- The other two sides are straight.

Thus the footprint of any given floor (above the podium levels) probably looks sort of like a distorted hexagon, chevron, or "V" instead of a square or rectangle.

I wonder if this was done for artistic/aesthetic reasons, or if it serves a functional purpose?

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 02:31 AM   #1151
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Yes I noticed that when making my sketchup model of it. Surprised me too
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 07:11 AM   #1152
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Wow, malec, your model is impressive. I found it online and installed SketchUp so that I could play with viewing the building at different angles. (Is there an easy way to see it in Google Earth?) If anyone is interested, here are links to the program and model:

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This view makes my knees weak:

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:36 AM   #1153
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Has anyone noticed this:

- One side (facing where the breach occurred) of the building bows outwards at its vertical center.
- The opposite side bows inward at its center.
- The other two sides are straight.

...

I wonder if this was done for artistic/aesthetic reasons, or if it serves a functional purpose?
It is possible that design is such that while the building progresses upward, the bow gradually changes from outward-straight-inward on one side and in opposite order on the other?
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 11:43 AM   #1154
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 03:48 PM   #1155
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Amazing progress
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 03:53 PM   #1156
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amazing tower;
great progress;
but the glass looks so cheap.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 05:10 PM   #1157
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amazing tower;
great progress;
but the glass looks so cheap.
not too cheap just Chinese
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 08:11 PM   #1158
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Has anyone noticed this:

- One side (facing where the breach occurred) of the building bows outwards at its vertical center.
- The opposite side bows inward at its center.
- The other two sides are straight.

Thus the footprint of any given floor (above the podium levels) probably looks sort of like a distorted hexagon, chevron, or "V" instead of a square or rectangle.

I wonder if this was done for artistic/aesthetic reasons, or if it serves a functional purpose?
Таке а rectangular piece of rubber and bend it. You will see exactly that.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 09:12 PM   #1159
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I love this tower
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Old October 4th, 2009, 02:00 AM   #1160
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Has anyone noticed this:

- One side (facing where the breach occurred) of the building bows outwards at its vertical center.
- The opposite side bows inward at its center.
- The other two sides are straight.

Thus the footprint of any given floor (above the podium levels) probably looks sort of like a distorted hexagon, chevron, or "V" instead of a square or rectangle.

I wonder if this was done for artistic/aesthetic reasons, or if it serves a functional purpose?
I believe this would provide more rigidity, similar to the way a cross section of a building forming a V would be more rigid than a cross section of a building that forms a simple straight line.
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