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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:49 AM   #181
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Old June 8th, 2007, 07:07 AM   #182
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In most places this would look incredibly outlandish...but should be OK among similar towers in this Desert Gotham.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #183
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Can't you people actually read the previous posts on the threads, not much just a few of them. It will make life easier both for you, who'll get a clue and for us who'll not have to endure reading such things.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 01:41 PM   #184
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I don't get why they started the project if there were some pending issues that even forumers were aware of.
Now they have a lot of useless construction materials and costy cranes being immobilized
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 12:15 PM   #185
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22/June/2007

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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:12 PM   #186
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workers are on the site....
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:43 PM   #187
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Of course, there are things they have to do, like maintain the equipments and the materials. Also I can see that the crane's arm rotates from time to time (some day it points at another direction that it did a day earlier)
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 01:45 PM   #188
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Oh, they have replaced also the Project Managment company.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 12:52 PM   #189
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good news

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Design change delays ‘Big Ben’

by Christopher Sell on Saturday, 23 June 2007

A complete overhaul in the design of the US $60 million (AED221 million) Al Yaquob tower on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road has delayed the project, Construction Week has learned.

The 72-storey, 330m tower, which has been designed by Adnan Saffarini, was earlier designed to incorporate a Big Ben-style clock face at the top and was initially conceived as a residential and office tower.

But the building is now set to become a Marriott Hotel, prompting a major change of approach from the contractor.

"Going from a residential building to a hotel means every floor plate and everything on it has to change. Everything we wanted to build has been put on hold," said Rasheed Mikati, director, ACC.

"It has gone from being simple to very complicated. But it isn't a problem for us as we know we will be compensated for the delay, but on the other hand we don't like to see an ACC sign on formwork which is not going up a floor a week."

While building a residential tower with offices is essentially a straightforward undertaking, a hotel is more complex as the hotel operator is strongly involved and has to approve various aspects of the design.

Dubai Municipality is also required to issue a hotel license.

"And like all contractors and consultants, they are overstretched and under-staffed," added Mikati.

ACC hopes to receive the finalised plans by the end of the summer.

This is yet another design change for Al Yaquob tower.

The project grabbed headlines at the beginning of 2006 following a dispute between the developer and Dubai Municipality over featuring a clock face at the top of the tower.

Dubai Municipality initially gave consent for the tower but not the clock face, which was to be the highest clock in the world at 330m.
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 12:57 PM   #190
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that's good news finaly we know somethig about this one ..hope they restart soon the reconstruction
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 02:46 PM   #191
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not soon giovani, will take some months i think
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Old June 23rd, 2007, 11:18 PM   #192
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It might take more then just a few months. When the tower just accross the road (Khalid Al Attar Tower, which ironically was also designed by the same architect) got a redesign from residental to hotel, they stopped for more then a year.

So another Hotel for SZR ... and just 5 years ago I was wowed that in that stretch of road were something like 5 - 7 Hotels
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Old July 14th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #193
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14/July/2007

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Old July 14th, 2007, 05:11 PM   #194
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not longer on hold then? they have retired the protection things of the rebar.
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Old July 14th, 2007, 06:31 PM   #195
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as i can see, they've removed the plastic
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Old July 14th, 2007, 10:52 PM   #196
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Yes this is not on hold anymore. I saw workers today putting in place the formwork panels for pillar casting.

Hopefully the new design will be reveled soon
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Old July 25th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #197
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25/July/2007

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Old July 25th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #198
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do i see it right or have they started with a new floor?
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:39 AM   #199
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Old July 27th, 2007, 09:02 AM   #200
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Bored Saudi royalty + oil wealth + bad design sense = Dubai.
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