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Old October 13th, 2006, 02:17 AM   #1
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Dubai: Regent Dubai Hotel, 460m!!!!

This is part of a strange project called Canal Point. Hardly anything is known about it. It has no website, no real renders, hardly any info from the developers but they're preparing the land for construction. Now we hear this'll contain a 460m tower!!


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Dubai: Brussels-based Rezidor Hospitality will open four Regent hotels in the region as part of plans to spread its luxury brand globally.

They will be part of an expansion that will double the number of Regent hotels worldwide in the next two years with the addition of eight hotels, a company official said. Rezidor has an agreement with investment firm Istithmar for its first property in the Middle East which is scheduled for completion in 2010.

The Regent Dubai will be part of a residential development at Canal Point between the Palm Jumeirah and the Jebel Ali Free Zone. Its design will be lotus-inspired and will rise to 460 metres.

"The development of this brand will not be as fast as our core brand Radisson because these opportunities are not in abundance. Also, it needs the right location for it so we are rather cautious because we want to have the right project at the right place," Busato said

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Local architectural firm tackles futuristic development in Dubai
Pittsburgh Business Times - September 22, 2006
by Dan Reynolds



The drawings lining architect James O'Toole's workspace look more like storyboards for a science fiction film than they do the renderings for a hotel and hospital project.

But what O'Toole and his workmates at Downtown-based architectural and engineering firm Burt, Hill are now imagining, they intend to make very real.

"Next time you see the U.S. Steel Tower, imagine two of them tall plus eight more stories," said O'Toole, describing a hotel tower in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai.

O'Toole's design for the hotel is based on the contours of a lotus plant and calls for as many as 112 stories, higher than the Empire State Building. The tower could open in three years and will house the loftiest outdoor restaurant in the world, at 90 stories.

The work is part of a larger project that has seen the number of employees in the Pittsburgh firm's Dubai office increase from three in April 2005 to 240 as of this week. Total billings for the company in the region exceed $45 million.

The hotel is part of a project known as Canal Point, one of Burt, Hill's latest projects in Dubai that involves the design of a hospital, hotel, office and residential complex. The hospital, which is already under construction, will be operated by Bangkok, Thailand-based medical provider Bumrungrad International Group. The owner of the project is Istithmar Hotels, an investment arm of the royal family of Dubai, which is also a major investor in Bumrungrad.

On Canal Point, Burt, Hill is collaborating with the New York-based Leslie E. Robertson Associates, a structural engineering company. Nayan Trivedi, a project manager with LERA, said one of the key tenets his firm is sticking to in its work with Burt, Hill is speed of communication.

"Whenever they ask any question we immediately respond," Trivedi said.

As the Dubai project takes shape, Burt, Hill also is drafting plans for a mountain city in the emirate of Al Fujayrah, which lies further to the east along the Gulf of Oman. That project will involve the creation of seven themed communities in each of seven valleys of Al Fujayrah's mountains, according to Haydar Hassan, a Burt, Hill principal and board director and a major link in the firm's connections to the Middle East.

For example, one valley will feature a soccer field and be devoted to recreation. Another will be devoted to creativity and feature the quiet, contemplative environments sought by poets and painters.

In keeping with a current thrust of Burt, Hill's business plan, the hospital and hotel complex and the mountain city each have a branding concept that is carried through in every level of the design.

In the case of Canal Point, the branding concept is wellness, which is symbolized by the lotus, according to Melissa Kosheba Passafiume, a Burt, Hill associate who is leading the firm's creative team on the project.

Passafiume said the structures in Canal Point are being laid out on compass points to take advantage of the ancient Chinese practice of feng shui, which aspires to create wellness in people's live through an orderly arrangement of their surroundings. For example, the project's residential towers are placed to the west, the direction associated in feng shui with security. The office towers are placed to the east, which is associated with health and well being.

"This is hopefully translated into making people's lives richer," Passafiume said.

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Old October 13th, 2006, 02:36 AM   #2
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which building is the hotel ??

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Old October 13th, 2006, 02:38 AM   #3
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I don't even know if this is the final design. The hotel is most likely the fancy one at the back (although not shown fully)

Location (is this right?)

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Old October 13th, 2006, 03:46 AM   #4
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Too far from other supertalls...
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Old October 13th, 2006, 04:51 AM   #5
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looks nice
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Old October 13th, 2006, 08:38 PM   #6
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the whole areas marked in red will be full of towers.. we might see close to 400 towers there in the end.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 08:50 PM   #7
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Too far from other supertalls...
It'll balance the skyline more I think.
Pity we don't have any real info
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Old October 13th, 2006, 09:30 PM   #8
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which of the towers in the render is the 460m supertall?? the supermodern in the middle?
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Old October 13th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #9
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Really hope that's not the final design, like the roofs at the the two connected with a skybridge to the right, innovative.

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Old October 13th, 2006, 10:26 PM   #10
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This ain't fun no more. Dubai will prob have more supertalls then the whole North America.
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Old October 14th, 2006, 12:35 AM   #11
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This isnt fun i know its a fact Dubai will have that much supertalls in one city.I think we will have another record for Dubai the city with the most supertalls.
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Old October 14th, 2006, 01:03 AM   #12
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sure we will have.. we are almost in the 30s range for Com/UC and APP...
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Old October 14th, 2006, 01:52 AM   #13
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Which is the current city with the most supertalls?
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Old October 14th, 2006, 03:01 AM   #14
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This ain't fun no more. Dubai will prob have more supertalls then the whole North America.
When you have 30 odd towers of this height in the works then there must be some reason for this apart from ego.

Very cheap labour, cheap construction materials (although rising) and quick approval means developers can build taller towers for the same price. Also add that there's no nimbyism, 1st reason is the type of government, 2nd is most are being built in completely new areas and don't overshadow historical buildings, etc. Also building tall seems like a fashion now, especially after Emaars record profits since the burj dubai was announced.

Certainly the tallest projects like burj dubai/al alam, this virtually unknown tower, princess, and a few others have a good bit of ego in them but ones like all the al attars, or the index don't seem to be. I'd say the economic limit for dubai towers is about 330m since most stop somewhere at this height.
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Which is the current city with the most supertalls?
That's chicago with 5 towers
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