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Old December 1st, 2010, 10:27 PM   #781
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What an ugly building. It's like the Wal-Mart of skyscrapers.


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Old December 1st, 2010, 10:31 PM   #782
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Please don't say that again. The original design that was changed halfway through construction was gorgeous.

Same architect as this one BTW.
So true, think that Al Yaqoub may not fit color wise, but not nearly as bad of an addition to SZR as could have been.
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Old December 13th, 2010, 07:28 PM   #783
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So true! I hate that as well

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The more I see, the more I like. I do not however like that hideous building across the street, I dont think that would look nice anywear!(cant remember the name, looks like it has a tuna can with a syringe on top)
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Old December 18th, 2010, 10:08 AM   #784
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Phew, I just read this entire thread from the beginning. And now I'm going to check in every week just to see if that damn clock ever materializes.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 01:20 AM   #785
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The cladding is completed except the part where the clock would or would not be ... well, actually we don't know what's going on beneath that net.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 03:32 AM   #786
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Here's a ground view... nice cluster: Al Rostamani Maze Tower - Capricorn Tower - Al Yaqoub Tower - The Tower . Still a bit of facade work to do on backside of Al Yaqoub's lower levels btw.

19/December/2010 by Jens Hagen on *****************:

[IMG]http://cdn.******************/images/United-Arab-Emirates/Dubai/Sheyk-Zayed-Road-Dubai-a23291655.jpg[/IMG]

edit: just noticed that direct linking doesn't work always with fotocommunity... but the page link above shows the pic, too.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 03:40 AM   #787
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One more... I hadn't noticed the reflective qualities of Emirates Towers until this photo.

18/December/2010 by Roger Andres on *****************:

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Old December 28th, 2010, 09:04 PM   #788
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I can not believe they built this thing so ugly and out of place, to taste bad, I thought it was a joke.
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Old December 29th, 2010, 11:20 AM   #789
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Old January 11th, 2011, 02:08 PM   #790
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Top part now fully visible. The ledges are all white, which is better than the dark brown that was shown on the construction board IMO. As for the bigger part of the crown, there'd just the right space left in the middle for the clock.

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[IMG]http://i51.************/t98b5d.jpg[/IMG]
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Old January 11th, 2011, 02:14 PM   #791
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They are not white, that's the protective foil covering/protecting them. The panels themselves are yellow/very light brown and many of them are now exposed (foil removed) on the SZR facing side of the tower.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #792
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The big question is the clock!!!

Where is it??
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Old January 18th, 2011, 05:33 AM   #793
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I liked the photo of the skyline of Dubai, awesome.

not like the project itself
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Old January 28th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #794
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28/January/2011

Al Yaqoub Tower

[IMG]http://i52.************/j6lz4g.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i52.************/1goefc.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i52.************/jrbnvc.jpg[/IMG]

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Old January 29th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #795
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They are not white, that's the protective foil covering/protecting them. The panels themselves are yellow/very light brown and many of them are now exposed (foil removed) on the SZR facing side of the tower.
Yes, here are the ledges uncovered... color almost looks olive here. Aren't there railings on all three roof ledges? Then these galleries might be more or less open to the public.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 12:35 AM   #796
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Some more photos of the roof... reflecting the sunlight strongly. The backlog of the part below the roof is evident now.

29 January 2011 from 234sale by skyscraperlist.com:

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Old February 2nd, 2011, 02:11 AM   #797
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This is probably the ugliest skyscraper i've ever seen! Looks like a modern castle tower.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 03:54 PM   #798
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I hope it gets some kind of clock... I mean they have gone this far!!

Here are some of my suggestions

[IMG]http://i53.************/29erf9v.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i52.************/2zs3fj4.jpg[/IMG]

If it were digital, then it would look like something out of Futurama
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Old February 5th, 2011, 12:08 AM   #799
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This is probably the ugliest skyscraper i've ever seen! Looks like a modern castle tower.
Agreed. Why do architects think medieval and modern can somehow work together? medieval automatically makes a building tacky. This one is no exception.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 06:12 AM   #800
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C'mon guys! Its not that bad.
I mean the quality of the materials and such is good, just not the overall
shape of the building.
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