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Old October 8th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #1681
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Elite Residence's crown construction seems to be going along at a MUCH faster than the Princess crown. Why is it taking so long on Princess? Is it the complexity of Princess Tower's crown or something?
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Old October 14th, 2011, 04:09 PM   #1682
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14/October/2011

Princess Tower

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Old October 14th, 2011, 05:30 PM   #1683
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What stuff do they use for the round upper side?
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Old October 15th, 2011, 01:58 AM   #1684
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The tower looks so dirty...
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Old October 16th, 2011, 02:47 PM   #1685
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Well, it's a dirty place (as in a desert with allot of dust/sand in the air and the sea nearby bringing allot of humidity that sticks those to any surface) and then is still under-construction, meaning it hasn't been cleaned for the first time yet.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #1686
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I've never been a huge fan of Dubai's skyscrapers. Some are nice (Ocean Heights is probably my favorite skyscraper in Dubai) but a majority of which just don't do anything for me.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #1687
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I've never been a huge fan of Dubai's skyscrapers.

Fair enough. Though why the heck do you even bother posting here?
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Old October 18th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #1688
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Maybe because one of the main reason to establish every forum is to share opinions?
iI dont like when somebody writes the same negative comments all the time but I guess thehe is nothing wrong in expressing opinion.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 07:00 PM   #1689
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Fair enough. Though why the heck do you even bother posting here?
Because I can.

Which isn't to say that I wouldn't mind visiting Dubai. If that chance were to ever arise, I'd love to go. I'm not one of these mindless Dubai bashers that blow around from time to time. I honestly want to see what the whole fuss is about in regards to Dubai.

With that said, from a urban standpoint, the new Dubai just kind of bores me. A lot of the developments that are popping up remind me of 'lifestyle centers' that are all over the place here in the states. These weird mall type things that are like 'instant downtowns' but the only thing they have are fast food places and Starbucks. They are pretty to look at but nothing is really there. Here is an example of one (The Grove in Los Angeles).




One of the things I've noticed about the Tallest Block that really takes away from the overall feel of the place is that despite these supertall towers right next to each other, none of which complement each other in any way. There doesn't seem to be any sort of balance or harmony. Also, all of the buildings seem to be the same size in terms of area. None of the towers really have any sort of bulk or any sense of presence. They are just there.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 11:17 PM   #1690
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^I agree. Individually, in any other city. The Marina supertalls would dominate and be amazing. But they all look too similar: thin, tall, some sort of crown, and usually a spire. Or at least the taller ones are like that.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #1691
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September Photo Update on Tameer's webiste:
http://www.tameer.net/projects/price...ect_photos.asp

Showing for the first time pics of the indoor pool, outdoor pool, gym area, podium, and parking. Looks good. Not to mention the urinals on the 5th floor.... you can never go wrong with showing urinals if you have'em.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 05:57 PM   #1692
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21/October/2011

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Old October 23rd, 2011, 12:44 PM   #1693
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We are ignoring the fact that this is one of the development of the human urban life. We are moving aggressively toward mass buildings and shopping malls which is the new dominant thing in all cities. thats part of life evolution, and If it was not successful way of living then it wont grow into every city around the globe. I look at Dubai Marina as a whole block, it look certainly different with many thin super tall towers but from the other side unique! I mean how many places in the world have same structure of such block with thin tall super towers?! I dont think there is any......thats how we can view the marina. Many might never like it because its not familiar to what is there in must cities. And if you still think Dubai building culture and the city over all structrue is not the best in the world, then you might be right......we are all different in our opinions and what we do and dont like. We can appreciate new things and ideas if we want, or we can stick to the old way of thinking and living, not accepting anything new to bother us in our life.
Things always can be done better and Dubai is never an exclusion. But if you love to live in a big city and watch enormous number of super tall buildings, then you should try to visit Dubai.... its really amazing!!!
And my hint is that you already hearing about it and wondering what all the fuss is about! I wish you can visit before you judge....you might have a different opinion.

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Because I can.

Which isn't to say that I wouldn't mind visiting Dubai. If that chance were to ever arise, I'd love to go. I'm not one of these mindless Dubai bashers that blow around from time to time. I honestly want to see what the whole fuss is about in regards to Dubai.

With that said, from a urban standpoint, the new Dubai just kind of bores me. A lot of the developments that are popping up remind me of 'lifestyle centers' that are all over the place here in the states. These weird mall type things that are like 'instant downtowns' but the only thing they have are fast food places and Starbucks. They are pretty to look at but nothing is really there. Here is an example of one (The Grove in Los Angeles).




One of the things I've noticed about the Tallest Block that really takes away from the overall feel of the place is that despite these supertall towers right next to each other, none of which complement each other in any way. There doesn't seem to be any sort of balance or harmony. Also, all of the buildings seem to be the same size in terms of area. None of the towers really have any sort of bulk or any sense of presence. They are just there.
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 01:48 PM   #1694
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Because I can.

Which isn't to say that I wouldn't mind visiting Dubai. If that chance were to ever arise, I'd love to go. I'm not one of these mindless Dubai bashers that blow around from time to time. I honestly want to see what the whole fuss is about in regards to Dubai.

With that said, from a urban standpoint, the new Dubai just kind of bores me. A lot of the developments that are popping up remind me of 'lifestyle centers' that are all over the place here in the states. These weird mall type things that are like 'instant downtowns' but the only thing they have are fast food places and Starbucks. They are pretty to look at but nothing is really there. Here is an example of one (The Grove in Los Angeles).

In some way you are right, Dubai is nothing new, ist just an imitation of many parts of the world. When I went to LA for the first time I really loved it, but then when I went to Dubai it was like a modern and better version of US cities... just higher and bigger!

You should really visit Dubai.. you won´t regret ! For me as an civil engineering student it was a nice experience!

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Old October 23rd, 2011, 02:27 PM   #1695
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In some way you are right, Dubai is nothing new, ist just an imitation of many parts of the world. When I went to LA for the first time I really loved it, but then when I went to Dubai it was like a modern and better version of US cities... just higher and bigger!

You should really visit Dubai.. you won´t regret ! For me as an civil engineer student it was a nice experience!
i don't know that any US city looks like Dubai, at all, in any way but if one does, i would say Miami's downtown, just a lot shorter. I agree with a lot of the LA guy said and to me Dubai just doesn't seem like a real city but that's not to say i wouldn't want to visit. I think if you are on here and a fan of skyscrapers how would you NOT want to visit Dubai?
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Old October 23rd, 2011, 09:34 PM   #1696
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...to me Dubai just doesn't seem like a real city but that's not to say i wouldn't want to visit....

We hear this a lot. I believe that's because people are used to seeing the very young and modern skyline.

Guys, don't forget Dubai town is about 1000 years old.

Of course, many areas - like Dubai Sports City - are just about to emerge from sand, and cannot be considered a fully functioning city yet. D'uh.

My point is, the modern skyscrapers actually make up only a pretty small fraction of the area of the city as you can tell by the panos below.

So why don't we appreciate the rest more often here?! Clue is in the title of the forum.

Latest census is about 2 Million people, by the way. Close to 3 Mill. during the day including comuters.










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Old October 24th, 2011, 04:01 PM   #1697
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^ thank you for the thoughtful reply and yes, we should see more of the "real" Dubai, looks beautiful from those pictures
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Old October 24th, 2011, 05:43 PM   #1698
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dubai is very wide and big
there's no other city like dubai
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Old October 24th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #1699
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Ok, I'll say it - this picture reminds me of commieblocks.

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Even individually like others have mentioned are just plain, tall and thin towers with some type of dome or spire plopped on top. It doesn't help that they're packed together so tightly as well.
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That's almost always the initial sentiment about city areas that developement at one brief moment in history. Years later they heralded as wonderful displays of an architectural era. The tallest block is a perfect example of this phenomenon.
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