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Old October 26th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #1301
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So a tourist attraction can't be an icon?


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Old October 26th, 2008, 04:34 PM   #1302
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So a tourist attraction can't be an icon?


No, he means a PC desktop icon.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #1303
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whatever it is build 'em ... I am so pissed off it's on hold !
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Old October 26th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #1304
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So a tourist attraction can't be an icon?

I meant icon first, tourist attraction second. A building that looks mature and appealing to businesses and doesn't sport a bloody ferris wheel to its side for the sake of public attention.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 06:30 PM   #1305
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This is a pretty swish tower. Unfortunate that it and the Chicago Spire are on hold/possibly canned. Given the current economic climate, however, hardly surprising.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 01:50 AM   #1306
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The Russia Tower may provide proof that everything is bigger in Moscow. It stinks that the tower is on hold for no apparent reason.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 04:06 AM   #1307
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The Russia Tower may provide proof that everything is bigger in Moscow. It stinks that the tower is on hold for no apparent reason.
It's on Hold because no one is willing to shell out the $1,000,000,000.00+ it'll cost to build. That's a pretty big reason in my book.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 05:37 AM   #1308
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i would say london bridge tower... but some poeple will be very upset bout my post, like all the chicago patriots who would have killed you if you had any doubt that cs is going to be built.
i also think that most of these 600m or more height towers in dubai wont be built. but enough pessimism for now.
srry for being offtopic but the tower's in Dubai will be built. matter of fact, most of them are right now under Prep or acquiring land. but when u think about it there really isn't that many 600m towers in Dubai.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 11:50 AM   #1309
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srry for being offtopic but the tower's in Dubai will be built. matter of fact, most of them are right now under Prep or acquiring land. but when u think about it there really isn't that many 600m towers in Dubai.
I just love this dreamers, who think Dubai is in a bubble, that is not afected by world financiar crisis.

reasons: less money in the world and...

-turism drop
-price of oil drop
-foreign investments and trade drop

...of course that they are playing in the sand on those gargantulan projects, to create the ilusion that Dubai is still happening, or else it will start a panic, and the fragile real estate market would go to hell.

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Old November 5th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #1310
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Old November 5th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #1311
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It seems the world is in for the same fate , why bother to slap each other on the face ?

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Old November 6th, 2008, 01:06 AM   #1312
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I just love this dreamers, who think Dubai is in a bubble, that is not afected by world financiar crisis.

reasons: less money in the world and...

-turism drop
-price of oil drop
-foreign investments and trade drop

...of course that they are playing in the sand on those gargantulan projects, to create the ilusion that Dubai is still happening, or else it will start a panic, and the fragile real estate market would go to hell.

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srry for being offtopic
Do your research. The slight tourism drop and whatnot isn't enough to affect Dubai projects. It would of had done so already by now.

Back on topic I rli hope this doesn't stay on hold. I'm a huge fan of this project and can't wait to see this completed.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 11:18 PM   #1313
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On hold sucks ! Mabey their waiting for new engenering plans so they can have a missle silo hidden in the top . . . . . . . or Putin's space plane . . . . . . lol . . . love the design it reminds me of the tower in north Korea, at least this one is not half way done.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #1314
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that's a little extreme I wouldn't be that frustrated , let's enjoy something else , life is not all about this Tower , eventually they will get it built if needed for what ever reason , alot of projects have been on hold around the world due to the financial crisis , when it's passed they will resume the construction !
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Old November 9th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #1315
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That building looks so nice that it doesn't even look real.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 05:12 PM   #1316
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^ It's not. lol
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 07:07 AM   #1317
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Fri November 21, 2008
Crunch cripples Europe's tallest tower

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- Construction work has stopped on Europe's tallest building after developers said their lofty ambitions had been hit by the global financial crisis, a Russian news agency reported Friday.

The credit crisis meant there was no possibility of paying for the Norman Foster-designed 600-meter (1,968-foot) Russia Tower and no demand from tenants to fill it, Shalva Chigirinsky, head of developer Russian Land, was quoted as saying.

The tower in Moscow's new business district was slated to be Europe's largest building when work started in 2007, when Russian construction was booming. The partially-built tower already soars above other office blocks in the area.

It was originally due to have been completed in 2011 and would have been one of the world's largest amid a boom in supertall building projects, particularly in the Gulf states.

"The project is frozen," Chigirinsky was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency. "This is the decision we have made."

Since work started, development and real estate have been badly hit by the financial crunch with companies halting projects and housing prices slumping.

"We don't see any opportunities on the market to finance the project, nor do we see demand for it," Shigirinsky was quoted as saying. "We have no idea whatsoever what will happen tomorrow."

Neither Russian Land nor Foster & Partners were available for immediate comment on Friday.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 08:38 AM   #1318
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The partially-built tower already soars above other office blocks in the area.
I think they're a bit confused...
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 12:31 PM   #1319
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'The partially-built tower already soars above other office blocks in the area'

I never realised that, I though highest structural part of this tower wasn't even higher than 2m.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 01:17 PM   #1320
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I never realised that, I though highest structural part of this tower wasn't even higher than 2m.
I think you're quite right.

Bummer about the RT, sounds to me like it got canned to be honest.
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