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Old November 3rd, 2009, 05:53 PM   #561
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03/November/2009

Al Yaquob Tower

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Old November 4th, 2009, 03:25 PM   #562
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To be honest, I really don't know what to say about this tower...
It seems as if it's being built following the previous desing, although we all know DM cancelled the clock...
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Old November 5th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #563
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05/November/2009

Al Yaquob and Al Rostamani Maze Towers

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Old November 5th, 2009, 10:37 PM   #564
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What's happening on the top? Most of the hollow formwork has been put down, instead of being used to raise the core. So the tower appears to be smaller now. Hopefully just a short-term adjustment...
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #565
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What's so strange about it? Did you thought the central core would go all the way up on top of the pinnacle?

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Old November 7th, 2009, 05:30 AM   #566
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What's so strange about it? Did you thought the central core would go all the way up on top of the pinnacle?
Of course not all the way, but one or two floors - e.g. as upper end of the elevator shaft. And especially when I see formwork. What was the purpose of it then?
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Old November 7th, 2009, 12:07 PM   #567
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I'm really confused of what you really mean ... cause there is nothing strange on top.

The core stops somewhere and when it does the formwork get removed, but that doesn't mean the structure will not go any higher. The top is just a un-usable design feature and doesn't have to be accessible b y lifts, staircases would be enough for the staff to do their maintanance work up there. The top structure can very well be a steel structure, as it usually is in such cases.
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Old November 7th, 2009, 12:16 PM   #568
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It's just bad-designed building with an impressive height..Thats all
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Old November 7th, 2009, 02:12 PM   #569
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I'm really confused of what you really mean ... cause there is nothing strange on top.

The core stops somewhere and when it does the formwork get removed, but that doesn't mean the structure will not go any higher. The top is just a un-usable design feature and doesn't have to be accessible b y lifts, staircases would be enough for the staff to do their maintanance work up there. The top structure can very well be a steel structure, as it usually is in such cases.
Okay - so the inner vertical casing for the pouring got attached some meters higher than the concrete, and I had booked this as another core floor. Guess they don't need this taller casings for the outer walls: right below on the slab floors, the (more horizontally) sticking out framework is mainly the workers' gallery.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #570
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09/November/2009

Al Yaquob Tower

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Old November 10th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #571
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Very nice photos, Imre. Thanks for the update!
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Old November 11th, 2009, 10:43 AM   #572
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Thank you Imre. Fantastic pictures!

If it doesnt have a clock I will be very disappointed!

What I don't like is this:

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Something needs to be done to fill these empty lots. Hopefully something tall that actually makes sense will be built. Al Yaquob's hight is amazing, but without the clock it will be a waste. I must say though, amazing progress so far. Not much longer left!
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Old November 11th, 2009, 12:02 PM   #573
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In the small plot there was a proposal for a supertall hotel that we doubt it will ever go through. For the big area of 2 plots the 400+ meters Hard Rock Hotel (the left side of the plot) was proposed that might go or not through.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 11:00 PM   #574
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Small Plot: H.H. Sheikh Hasher Tower (291m/954ft - 62 fl.)
[img]http://i1.************/x3er0j.jpg[/img]
...seems to be more than 300m.

Big Area: Hard Rock Hotel (379m/1,243ft - 78 fl.)
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Old November 11th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #575
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What's the status of the first tower?
It looks nice but I've never heard of it
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Old November 12th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #576
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the pointy tower 3 sites down is "The Tower" which is 244m.
this new tower shiek hasher, looks about 250m-255m to roof with spire which only looks 30m, so 291m seems about right?


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Old November 12th, 2009, 11:16 AM   #577
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Hahahaha ... only now I noticed they've used the below pic I took on June 4th, 2005 from the top of Chelsea Tower

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Old November 15th, 2009, 05:45 PM   #578
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Old November 15th, 2009, 06:18 PM   #579
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Could it be topped out within the end of 2009?
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Don't think so. Even if the central core will top, it will take many months for the rest of the structure, especially considering the crown and pinnacle that have to be build out of steel.
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