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Old August 19th, 2006, 01:09 PM   #21
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The older design had the Yokohama's tallest going on.

I was thinking exactally the same, i just couldnt remember the name of this tower.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 01:28 PM   #22
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Even though I actually love the designs of Dubai towers (this one is great too!), I still think Dubai will have nor a skyline nor become a metropolitan city. To me, ALL these towers are 'standalone' because even though they are accompanied by more enormous towers in the same street, there is no 'base' to make it look real. Where is the street level action? Where are the 50-120m towers around it? Why do they ONLY seem to build tall? Of course I haven't been there so I'm only judging from pictures. I don't care if Dubai builds another 600 skyscrapers - as long as they don't try to form a coherent city it's not interesting to me.
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Old August 19th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #23
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Hm ... Ok...
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Old August 19th, 2006, 11:27 PM   #24
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^ Wow, what a contribution!

I guess you didn't get my point. The Torth for example is a GREAT design, but in Dubai it's just that - there is no context. So the same design in Dubai would get a 7 from me, while if it was placed in for example New York it would get a 8.5
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Old August 20th, 2006, 03:51 AM   #25
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I guess that's one of the side effects of building everything at once. You have no clue what'll be built next door so context is a much harder thing to do. BTW, there are a whole load of smaller buildings going up aswell, they just don't make it to the world forums
Even business bay which contains super-highrises like the burj al alam still consists mostly of 30-storey towers.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 04:15 AM   #26
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Old August 20th, 2006, 04:35 AM   #27
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I guess that's one of the side effects of building everything at once. You have no clue what'll be built next door so context is a much harder thing to do. BTW, there are a whole load of smaller buildings going up aswell, they just don't make it to the world forums
Even business bay which contains super-highrises like the burj al alam still consists mostly of 30-storey towers.
Mostly 30 storeys isn't midrise or 'context' to me... I'm talking more about the 5-30 storey buildings that form the ground level in most cities.

I'm just saying that if you put Chrysler, ESB, Petronas and Taipei 101 next to each other the effect would be SO different from reality!
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Old August 20th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #28
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I think your right, I'm missing low and midrise around them too.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 12:00 PM   #29
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Well, I suppose that because of megaprojects like the marina, the skyline will be in patches with clusters of tall towers here and there. The centre of the city looks a lot different though, more like this:



Anyway, we'll have to see how all these new areas turn out.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 12:15 PM   #30
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Old August 20th, 2006, 12:17 PM   #31
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the same city that this tower's getting built in
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Old August 20th, 2006, 03:24 PM   #32
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Well, I suppose that because of megaprojects like the marina, the skyline will be in patches with clusters of tall towers here and there. The centre of the city looks a lot different though, more like this:



Anyway, we'll have to see how all these new areas turn out.
OMG this is dubai, i cant believe it.
Looks like some north african city.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 10:43 PM   #33
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^ Wow, what a contribution!

I guess you didn't get my point. The Torth for example is a GREAT design, but in Dubai it's just that - there is no context. So the same design in Dubai would get a 7 from me, while if it was placed in for example New York it would get a 8.5
No, I understood you completely.

You want to see street level pictures of The Torch aerea?

(50 - 100 meters from the tower itself):















All pictures were taken by me personally, on a weekend (January 6th, 2006)
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Old August 20th, 2006, 11:53 PM   #34
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Thanks for setting the records straight! This looks like a wonderful place to be.
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Old August 20th, 2006, 11:57 PM   #35
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Old August 21st, 2006, 12:04 AM   #36
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84 FLOORS IN 385 MTRS? HMMM......
SHOULD THE HEIGHT HAVE BEEN SMWHR AROUND 475M???
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Old August 21st, 2006, 01:17 PM   #37
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Altin those are some amazing pics of dubai i've ever seen, looks very tourist friendly and clean as always lol.
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Old August 21st, 2006, 01:26 PM   #38
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Yes it's clean, but I also think it's very loud because construction work!!
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 10:34 AM   #39
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Piling starts in end of september.

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Old August 22nd, 2006, 10:38 AM   #40
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The city is starting to look very nice at street level.
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