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Old February 17th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #1021
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...Tall and skinny is okay. But a fatter base like the ESB would've been great.
But PT and neighbors are no stand alone skyscrapers like Empire State Building, that still has only a few adjacent smaller highrises. Lots of setbacks and monster podiums would kill the Marina supertall block IMO, because the views towards the top of the buildings and the sky would be almost blocked from street level.

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Old February 17th, 2010, 03:26 PM   #1022
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... Lots of setbacks and monster podiums would kill ... the views towards the top of the buildings and the sky would be almost blocked from street level.
Actually it would be the opposite
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Old February 17th, 2010, 05:54 PM   #1023
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Actually it would be the opposite
Exactly. More setbacks means more light hitting the sidewalks. Larger bases for all the superblock towers would have spaced out the towers more and allowed the owners to have betters views.
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Old February 17th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #1024
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Actually it would be the opposite
Yes, if "larger base" means "more space between buildings"... And it depends on the size of the shaft. If the towers started somewhat skinny above few-level-podiums like in real, and then got thinner and thinner to end like the top of Buj Khalifa, I'd agree. But spectre000 thought about "... a fatter base like the ESB would've been great.". Imagine multiple broad ESBs right next to each other... this would only work with parks and plazas inbetween.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 06:18 PM   #1025
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definitely Dubai's the king of supertalls!!!
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Old February 18th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #1026
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Old February 18th, 2010, 08:23 PM   #1027
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Old February 18th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #1028
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WOW, awesome! so dense!
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Old February 19th, 2010, 01:51 AM   #1029
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Old February 19th, 2010, 09:21 AM   #1030
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19/February/2010

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Old February 19th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #1031
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So the main tower has moved up a level. Are they done with the mechanical floor then?

And it looks very tall in that first picture.

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Old February 19th, 2010, 02:34 PM   #1032
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Of course it looks tall. It's more or less as tall as The Index and Rose Rotana
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Old February 19th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #1033
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And it's not even done!
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 12:08 PM   #1034
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Floor count for the core, 91, 92?
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 02:15 PM   #1035
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Yes, how many fllors now ? Still 89F ?
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 01:22 PM   #1036
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 04:37 PM   #1037
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Hi Imre, have you taken any photographs of the entire tower for today ? We can't see the written number of floors on the Princess Tower. Can you take a photo showing the written number on it ?
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 04:50 PM   #1038
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Only the podium for today.

No numbers there so you should count if you want to know which floor is now
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 08:14 PM   #1039
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Ok, I'm waiting for Friday to see new updates of the entire site. Thank you for answering.
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Old February 24th, 2010, 12:18 AM   #1040
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I'm sorry, but that is extremely phallic. Even for a skyscraper.
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