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Old May 7th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #981
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Yes, this must view from the restaurant or poolbar on top of the Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road

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It's Dubai.
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And?
Perhaps he meant: "It's Dubai - the place where everything can happen very fast... or very slow". Maybe in a few years, the crane might be recognized as permanent spire and add up to the height.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 01:25 PM   #982
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And?
It seems to happen rather a lot there, so it's hardly unusual.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #983
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^ "a lot" is a relative concept factoring on the overall numbers. 1 or 2 can be a 'lot', while 100 can be 'few' elsewhere
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Old May 7th, 2012, 04:06 PM   #984
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Al Jaqoub, Infinity Tower, Dubai Pearl, Marina 101....all going slow. Pentominium, forget about it.
That's four supertalls on "crawl mode" and one basically cancelled. Take that as a percentage of the amount of supertalls in Dubai and you'd have to agree it qualifies as "a lot".
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Old May 7th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #985
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... Take that as a percentage of the amount of supertalls in Dubai and you'd have to agree it qualifies as "a lot".

Take as a percentage of the twisted towers in Dubai that are slow. More than 99% actually. That's a lot .
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Old May 7th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #986
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Is Al Jacoub twisted? I hadn't noticed, maybe the builder needs a new spirit level.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 12:39 AM   #987
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I like this building but I want to see a clock up there!!
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Old May 11th, 2012, 01:07 PM   #988
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The tower crane has started comming down
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Old May 11th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #989
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Well, so no permanent "crane spire".
Hopefully they don't leave the top part as it was for months, but give a finishing to it. That would be half-way satisfying at last, whatever we think about the design...
... or maybe work's just done, and the mesh now comes off, too??
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Old May 11th, 2012, 05:51 PM   #990
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The tower crane has started comming down
Good news! This tower has taken forever to finish.
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Old May 11th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #991
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how is it good news? We still don't know when the scaffolding will come down!
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Old May 25th, 2012, 02:56 PM   #992
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25/May/2012

Al Yaquob Tower

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Any updates on this tower? Is the top still covered?
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The tarp is half or 2/3 removed, however new pieces cover the circular area, but it doesn't seam to be anything underneath, looks more as if they're empty.

BTW, dunno but I have the feeling there might be an outdoor observation deck planned. The railing above the clock part looks too orderly, and the balcony-like too wide to be there just for the casual maintanance worker. Will see.
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Old July 15th, 2012, 10:58 AM   #995
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The tarp is half or 2/3 removed, however new pieces cover the circular area, but it doesn't seam to be anything underneath, looks more as if they're empty.

BTW, dunno but I have the feeling there might be an outdoor observation deck planned. The railing above the clock part looks too orderly, and the balcony-like too wide to be there just for the casual maintanance worker. Will see.
it will be amazing if they will open observation deck
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Old July 15th, 2012, 12:53 PM   #996
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An observation viewpoint up there would be a nice surprise for the people... better than any over-the-top accessoire.
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Old July 15th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #997
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The 360 degree outdoor view from 280 or so meters would be great, but it is just a wishful thinking speculation of mine, with absolutely no word for it.


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Old July 15th, 2012, 08:10 PM   #998
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fantastic buildings in dubai i like it all
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Old July 15th, 2012, 09:56 PM   #999
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not my cup of tea
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Old July 15th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #1000
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Not mine either. Would fit better in a Disney park.
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