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Old February 20th, 2009, 09:56 PM   #421
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Some progress on the cladding but barely anything on the height
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Old February 20th, 2009, 10:33 PM   #422
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Yup, one floor on the core since November or something. But it seams that most of the work on that core level was done recently so probably they're speeding up somehow.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 09:39 AM   #423
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Old February 21st, 2009, 01:34 PM   #424
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Just to remind you of a few points to be considered while discussing the design of this tower:

1. The developer asked and it was granted permission by the British Authorities (can't remember if the Parliament or the Government) to use the Bin Ben-esque design.

2. Dubai Authorities do NOT like the idea of the clock on top of the building and until something has changed, they didn't granted permission to the developer to put it on top.

3. There used to be a cheap mock-up of the tower on the project board but it was removed and there is no render anywhere to be seen anymore. This and the fact that cladding tiles (covered in protection foil currently) seams to be of a different colour then the initial renderings, might suggest that the tower exterior's, including the top part, have been indeed redesigned.

So let's wait and see.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 03:40 PM   #425
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That veto by the authorities against the clock up there is remarkeble (whereas the bigger one on Abraj-Al Bait in Mecca is approved) - hopefully the decision process and further changes are the reasons for the growth halt at 250m.

And hopefully it doesn't mean any surrender in height and significance due to the finance crises.
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Old February 21st, 2009, 03:51 PM   #426
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Oh man, what did they do? I like the Tower as well as the Capricorntower, and now they put some crap like this between those nice towers. The clock will make this monstrosity complete.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 02:38 AM   #427
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... The clock will make this monstrosity complete.
But as Altin just has mentionned: the clock-design has no permission and the project board doesn't show a render anymore. So my guess is, that there won't be a clock up there
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 05:01 AM   #428
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renders look like the tower part of big ben
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 11:06 AM   #429
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...This and the fact that cladding tiles (covered in protection foil currently) seams to be of a different colour then the initial renderings, might suggest that the tower exterior's, including the top part, have been indeed redesigned.

So let's wait and see.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 02:07 PM   #430
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D**n, I got exposed ...
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 02:28 PM   #431
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the clock was ghastly, just ghastly so thank goodness someone somewhere came to their senses about it (or at least you hope so).
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 02:41 PM   #432
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Nobody "came to their senses". The authorities never gave permission for the clock.
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Old February 22nd, 2009, 02:47 PM   #433
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So this was just a tease?

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Old February 22nd, 2009, 03:00 PM   #434
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this was the old render but the Dubai Municipality didnt approve.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 10:49 AM   #435
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any updates or is it still on hold?
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Old March 18th, 2009, 02:16 PM   #436
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It's not on hold, very slow but there is progress. The core jumped one level a few weeks ago and it seams ready to jump up again soon.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #437
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And what's the current height? Nice tower btw if it will be build like the original render
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Old March 19th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #439
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Old March 28th, 2009, 08:56 AM   #440
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Too bad about the clock.
It looked a lot better than the digital clock
on the federation tower in Moscow.
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