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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:09 PM   #1
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DUBAI | The Torch | 352m | 1155ft | 86 fl | Com

NAME: THE TORCH
LOCATION: DUBAI MARINA
FLOORS: 84
HEIGHT: 345m
USE: RES
CONSTRUCTION START: 2006
CONSTRUCTION END: 2008



New render by NEB:-------------------------Old render by K&A

[IMG]http://i2.************/1zoeo0w.jpg[/IMG]

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The Torch, also referred to as the Marina Torch and Dubai Torch, is being built as one of the many freehold residential towers located at the Dubai Marina, which is opposite to the Jumeirah Lake Towers and next to the American University of Dubai. It is located on the same side of the marina as the Dubai Marina Towers and just two buildings away.

The ~345 meter (1,132 feet) high building will have a total built up area of 111,832 square meters (1.2 million square feet) and be elevated by 3 basements and a 4-storey podium block. The Torch tower will have 74 storeys and contain 658 apartment units.

The three basements and four podium levels of the Torch tower will provide car parking for 536 vehicles, while floors 5 and 6 will contain recreational amenities including a swimming pool, health club, gymnasium, cafeteria, aerobic rooms and sit-out cover seal terraces.

Expected Completion Date - In 2008
Real Estate Developer - Dubai Select Property
Location - Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:12 PM   #2
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Updates by Imre 04.08.2006

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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:16 PM   #3
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It is a really good tower, however I hope it won't be a standalone, because it's the type of tower that needs a forest of smaller buildings around it, to really showcase its worth
Many tall thin towers are like this, even the great Chrysler building, if you put it in the middle of Nebraska, will look out of place.

Now, for the battle of old vs new, I prefer the new version of the tower
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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:20 PM   #4
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it will definitely not stand alone.. it's a part of the "tallest block in the world" in Dubai Marina.. here's a render made for what the block will look like in a couple of years (the torch is hiding in the back)... keep in mind this is not it.. there are at least 3 towers not announced for this block that are not included in this render

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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:23 PM   #5
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It is a really good tower, however I hope it won't be a standalone, because it's the type of tower that needs a forest of smaller buildings around it, to really showcase its worth
Many tall thin towers are like this, even the great Chrysler building, if you put it in the middle of Nebraska, will look out of place.

Now, for the battle of old vs new, I prefer the new version of the tower
You know what BIG BLOCK is??

Towers around it are 207 to 420+ meters, more than 10 monsters!!
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Old August 16th, 2006, 01:56 AM   #6
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Oh noo, I liked the old design so much, this new one is soo standart for dubai .....
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Old August 16th, 2006, 02:19 AM   #7
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ive seen adds for this in local sydney paper. units for 300K. love all dubais super talls.
thanks for updates
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Old August 16th, 2006, 01:25 PM   #8
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the first city in which will be more than 2 300m+ towers next to each other.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 04:09 PM   #9
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NO, it is the first city where a 412m tower isn't advertising sea views despite being just 100 meters from the sea shore.


... all this becouse just in front, is another 400+ m tower.
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Old August 17th, 2006, 03:41 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephan23
NAME: THE TORCH
LOCATION: DUBAI MARINA
FLOORS: 84
HEIGHT: 345m
USE: RES
CONSTRUCTION START: 2006
CONSTRUCTION END: 2008



New render by NEB:-------------------------Old render by K&A

[IMG]http://i2.************/1zoeo0w.jpg[/IMG]
I like the older desig, looks much more futuristic.
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Old August 17th, 2006, 03:47 PM   #11
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NO, it is the first city where a 412m tower isn't advertising sea views despite being just 100 meters from the sea shore.


... all this becouse just in front, is another 400+ m tower.

yeah
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Old August 17th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #12
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The older design had the Yokohama's tallest going on.

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I like the older desig, looks much more futuristic.
The old one looks like a gigantic missile or something, haha, I like the newer one I think, looks a little more classy.
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i Also think that the old render was much better
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Old August 17th, 2006, 11:52 PM   #15
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The newer design looks like a much simpler (re: cheaper) design to build. I'm starting to see this in many of the redesigns of these taller towers in Dubai. I think they're redesigning the towers to simplify them and make them cheaper to build, perhaps to boost profits or to adjust for rising construction costs.
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Cheaper in Dubai???
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Old August 18th, 2006, 09:51 AM   #17
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I think they're redesigning the towers to simplify them and make them cheaper to build, perhaps to boost profits or to adjust for rising construction costs.
Definetly true. there is no doubt about this.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 11:48 AM   #18
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18/08/2006

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the hole is much bigger than on august 4th
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not much to see there unfortunately... good thing is we'll get to see most of these supertalls rise together next summer
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