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Old August 9th, 2006, 11:54 PM   #21
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so much money for such a cheap tower !
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Old August 14th, 2006, 08:19 PM   #22
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Old August 14th, 2006, 08:37 PM   #23
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crane up already... and ACC. good stuff for a bad tower...
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Old August 14th, 2006, 09:01 PM   #24
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Crane up!! Thx for the progress picture Altin!!!!
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Old August 14th, 2006, 09:23 PM   #25
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the crane is a good sign.
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Old August 15th, 2006, 03:27 PM   #26
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ACC is so fast compared to many others.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 02:19 AM   #27
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Wow, its direktly beside "the Tower", if Al Yaqoub" wasnt so dam Ugly it would look great when its finished.
Anyways.....SZR has enough good looking towers so its ok that this one is not the best.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 12:20 PM   #28
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Wow, things are progressing!!!
Thanks AltinD.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 02:10 PM   #29
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Its a very prestigious plot so it better turn out good. The idea of a clocktower on SZR is good, i think, but im sceptical about the design. A big contrast to the capricorn and the tower.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 04:53 AM   #30
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Municipality seeks Big Ben style changed



Developers behind the plan to build a replica of London’s Big Ben in Dubai have had to review their plans at the advice of Dubai Municipality officials, who asked that the new building be amended to match its Sheikh Zayed Road neighbours.

The 72-storey Yaqoub Tower is currently being built along the city’s major artery and is scheduled for construction in November 2008.

The building, to be located next to the Union Properties Tower, will be 328 metres high with its top 60 metres designed to resemble London’s Westminster tower, said a representative of the project’s contractor – Arabian Construction Co.

However, sources at Dubai Municipality said they have asked the developer to make changes in the design.

“The project needed some changes to match the environment of Dubai… each environment has a different colour scheme and shape scheme,” said a municipality official. He, however, could not say whether an amended version has been submitted and approved.

Asked to confirm the civic body’s request, the contracting firm answered: “Not sure, but we know that the issue of the clock and its mechanism are not yet settled.

“We still have time until all the details are finalised; we are still in the foundations stage, after all.” More than three times taller than London’s landmark, Dubai’s Big Ben is going to be built from granite, aluminium and glass, said the contractor, adding that the structure’s exact colours have not yet been finalised.

The building has been designed by Dubai-based consultants Adnan Safarini for Daro Saifuddin Yaquob, owner of the UAE-based Yaquob Group, which lists hospitality, travel, real estate and stock market trading in its portfolio of businesses.

And while most Londoners can only admire their Big Ben from a distance, Dubai residents will be given a chance to work and live in it.

The lowest six floors of the building will house offices with the upper storeys consisting of 289 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom flats and duplexes.The building will have two swimming pools on the mid level and on the rooftop. A 13storey parking area for 597 cars has also been planned.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 09:54 AM   #31
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GO DUBAI MUNICIPALITY! I love them

so now who said they would allow every kind of bullshit..

i think this one will definetly ok.
what i would love is a real glass shiny modern version of big ben..

if they want, put a clock on top, that is fine for me. would be cool on SZR.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 10:00 AM   #32
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Great news to see that Dubai municipality battles against crapy and tacky designs!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old August 18th, 2006, 02:19 PM   #33
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Municipality seeks Big Ben style changed



Developers behind the plan to build a replica of London’s Big Ben in Dubai have had to review their plans at the advice of Dubai Municipality officials, who asked that the new building be amended to match its Sheikh Zayed Road neighbours.

The 72-storey Yaqoub Tower is currently being built along the city’s major artery and is scheduled for construction in November 2008.

The building, to be located next to the Union Properties Tower, will be 328 metres high with its top 60 metres designed to resemble London’s Westminster tower, said a representative of the project’s contractor – Arabian Construction Co.

However, sources at Dubai Municipality said they have asked the developer to make changes in the design.

“The project needed some changes to match the environment of Dubai… each environment has a different colour scheme and shape scheme,” said a municipality official. He, however, could not say whether an amended version has been submitted and approved.

Asked to confirm the civic body’s request, the contracting firm answered: “Not sure, but we know that the issue of the clock and its mechanism are not yet settled.

“We still have time until all the details are finalised; we are still in the foundations stage, after all.” More than three times taller than London’s landmark, Dubai’s Big Ben is going to be built from granite, aluminium and glass, said the contractor, adding that the structure’s exact colours have not yet been finalised.

The building has been designed by Dubai-based consultants Adnan Safarini for Daro Saifuddin Yaquob, owner of the UAE-based Yaquob Group, which lists hospitality, travel, real estate and stock market trading in its portfolio of businesses.

And while most Londoners can only admire their Big Ben from a distance, Dubai residents will be given a chance to work and live in it.

The lowest six floors of the building will house offices with the upper storeys consisting of 289 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom flats and duplexes.The building will have two swimming pools on the mid level and on the rooftop. A 13storey parking area for 597 cars has also been planned.
Thanks for this great news, it has made my day.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 02:21 PM   #34
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Whats this tower next to al yaqub tower.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 02:27 PM   #35
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Left is:

'The Tower'

Right is:

Capricorn Tower
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Old August 18th, 2006, 02:43 PM   #36
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18/08/2006

Al Yacoub Tower

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Old August 18th, 2006, 03:42 PM   #37
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Good news!
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Old August 19th, 2006, 02:43 PM   #38
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Quote:
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Left is:

'The Tower'

Right is:

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Hey can you please give me more info about capricon tower.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 03:08 PM   #39
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Capricorn Tower:

Height: 185m
Floors: 46
Completed: 2001 - 2003
Use: Office Building
Adress: SZR
Architect: Borja Huidobro

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Old August 20th, 2006, 12:47 AM   #40
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Oh its already completed, i've never seen this tower in dubai's pic. It would look so cool if it was 300m+.Anyways its a great tower, thanks for the info ZZ-II.
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