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Old March 29th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #441
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ok thats wasnt good news about the clock!!!
So where is the new render?
Is there any changes in the height?!
And why the muncipality refused to let the clock be? it was really gonna be another trade mark for the city!
Im really sad now........
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 07:58 PM   #442
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Saeed - Let's hope that the end of days brings even taller towers...
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 11:21 PM   #443
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very kind words and good way to think about it!
I just cant get over it!
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 01:00 AM   #444
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Are the dark, almost black panels actually the tower's cladding. Black? Really!?

This will turn exterior of the tower into a 1,083ft heat sink in a place that becomes 40C during the summer. It's not just unattractive, it is very impractical.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 04:28 AM   #445
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I would think it would be some kind of 'undercoat' of paint, or something to make the cladding attach to the concrete more easily.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 05:07 AM   #446
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Damn... the clock would have looked nice and like saeed said, I think it would have been another landmark for Dubai

I wonder what the top gonna look like now.... hope they find a fitting replacement
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 11:23 AM   #447
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The news that the Dubai Municipality scuppered the "Big Ben" clock face appears on the first page of this thread in a post made on 5 August 2006.
Why this sudden outbreak of surprise over an old story, more than two and a half years after it was first announced?
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 12:08 PM   #448
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I would think it would be some kind of 'undercoat' .
Yes, that's it. Waterproofing undercoat.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 06:37 PM   #449
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so whats the reason the municipality used to reject the clock on the top?!!
I really would like to know that!!
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 07:12 PM   #450
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Have a look at post 4 on page 1 and post 30 on page 2 of this thread.
The Municipality didn't like the original design and it was changed.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 09:44 PM   #451
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This was build over a metal sceleton/scafolding and i just remembered that a few years back 2 - 3 drunken Brits climbed to the top of it.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 09:50 PM   #452
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Looks like a gigantic version of Big Ben.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 01:09 AM   #453
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Looks like a gigantic version of Big Ben.
Wow...you're the first person to ever have said that....
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Old April 4th, 2009, 01:24 AM   #454
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woww!!!!!
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Old April 4th, 2009, 02:32 AM   #455
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so whats the reason the municipality used to reject the clock on the top?!!
I really would like to know that!!
Because it was the ugliest tower ever designed, perhaps?
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Old April 4th, 2009, 02:21 PM   #456
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04/April/2009

Al Yaquob Tower

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Old April 6th, 2009, 07:24 AM   #457
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Good to see new pics of Al Yaquob Tower... and with some improvement: 2 more core levels, 1 more slab level, I think. That's not much in about 3 months.
But now one can see that the rows of windows have got intercepted below the formwork, so probably they're working on the next tier now. And soon we'll know if people will need watches in the future or not, when they're looking for the time on SZR
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Old April 8th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #458
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I think it's just passed the Chelsea Tower in height.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #459
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Chelsea is 250 meters only, so that happened a month ago or smth. BTW, since the last update, the central core has jumped up 1 more level.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 08:47 PM   #460
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10/April/2009

AL YAQUOB TOWER

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