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Old November 4th, 2007, 04:46 PM   #241
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no, design hasn't been released yet
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Old November 4th, 2007, 05:50 PM   #242
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I've noticed rising in the last updates!
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Old November 4th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #243
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MARRIOTT HOTEL @ AL YAQUOB TOWER
Is it MARRIOTT Hotel or JW MARRIOTT Hotel ?...
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Old November 4th, 2007, 06:57 PM   #244
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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 November 22nd, 2007, 01:47 PM   #245
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 05:28 PM   #246
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Wow! Rising fast now!
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Old December 26th, 2007, 11:04 AM   #247
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Whn this is done, no need to carry any watch anymore walking in SZR, thats for sure!!
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Old December 26th, 2007, 11:07 AM   #248
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The tower has been redesigned long ago and the watch is not there anymore.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 04:36 PM   #249
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And there's still no rendering of the new design!? The advertising on the site doesn't show one.
So either the decision for the final appearance of the tower's upper parts hasn't been made yet, or it is still kept hidden to surprise the public. Let's see if the basic data will also change... sometimes there's an increase of height and floors.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 01:39 PM   #250
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28/December/2007

MARRIOTT HOTEL @ AL YAQUOB TOWER and Al Rostamani Maze Tower







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Old December 28th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #251
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not bad, 5 floors since november 22nd!!
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Old December 28th, 2007, 03:33 PM   #252
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NOT Big Ben

Can we please get one thing straight?

This tower does not, and did not, look remotely like Big Ben.

The clock tower in London that you're all thinking of is called, er, the Clock Tower. Not Big Ben.


Big Ben is the name of the 13 ton bell that hangs inside.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #253
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That's a nice neck-and-neck race between the tower newcomers . The core of Al Yaqoub is at 24th floor, I think, and Al Rostamani Maze still about two floors ahead. And poor Capricorn Tower, Dubai's 7th tallest in 2003, will soon be outshined on both sides...
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Old December 28th, 2007, 05:22 PM   #254
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Great ! I like this tower ! Is it at floor 25th???
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Old December 28th, 2007, 05:30 PM   #255
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there are no numbers on the concrete but as far as i see it is between floor 24 and 25
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Old December 29th, 2007, 12:52 AM   #256
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Can we please get one thing straight?

This tower does not, and did not, look remotely like Big Ben.

The clock tower in London that you're all thinking of is called, er, the Clock Tower. Not Big Ben.


Big Ben is the name of the 13 ton bell that hangs inside.
it looks like big ben tho! nobody cares if its the bell or not. big ben is big ben. the dome isnt called the dome anymore, its called the o2. but people still call it the dome, who cares ?
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Old December 29th, 2007, 12:54 AM   #257
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Old December 29th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #258
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the tower will not look like big ben, because they've redesigned it!
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Old December 29th, 2007, 05:26 PM   #259
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LOL at the picture on post 253. I don't know which of the 2 things shown in that pic can be better considered as symbolizing the UK.
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Old December 29th, 2007, 07:08 PM   #260
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any sign of a new render?
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