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Old November 25th, 2006, 02:20 PM   #41
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Marriage Palace is by far the best.
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Old April 12th, 2007, 03:15 PM   #42
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The original is not only the original - it is also the best!
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Incredible to believe, but TT will be beaten in some years by the 216m Malmö Tower (to compare with TT:s 190m)!

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Old April 12th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #43
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wow...you can really see some interesting designs
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Old April 14th, 2007, 11:49 AM   #44
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Dubai Towers Istanbul, Istanbul

These buildings are brilliant. I really love Dubai's futuristic style with structure design. Perhaps a trip out there around 2010 would be worthwhile.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #45
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they are proposed to built in Istanbul
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Old April 14th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #46
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Sarajevo Avaz Twist Tower U/C ~170m





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Old April 15th, 2007, 08:01 AM   #47
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are there any buildings already built that have done a full 360 rotational twist?
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Old April 15th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #48
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Old April 15th, 2007, 08:46 AM   #49
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Posted already but the pics dont work, or were never posted...

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Old April 16th, 2007, 07:15 AM   #50
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twisting towers are awesome.

but some may look irritating and just wish that they are not twisted
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Old April 16th, 2007, 07:19 AM   #51
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The Paradigm, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya (part of Kuala Lumpur metro area)





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Old April 16th, 2007, 07:28 AM   #52
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Very beautiful twisting tower pictures, how many of them are really build?

So far Singapore only have bending tower call Reflection.

Hope someone design one in Singapore.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 02:52 AM   #53
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New still-emerging proposal that (very unusually) made p1 news in Melbourne's broadsheet today: it's projected as 50-60 stories, but plans not finalised or submitted yet.


Edit: we've just realized the twisting tower shown here is a direct take from Hadid's Fiero di Milano - obviously indicative only. expect major changes.





Visionary architect set to transform Docklands

By Royce Millar

August 2, 2007

One of the world's leading architects is designing a Melbourne landmark for Docklands that will be Australia's greenest and most expensive office and housing complex.

Iraqi-born, London-based Zaha Hadid will oversee design of a spectacular $1.5 billion scheme earmarked for Collins Street by Middle Eastern investment company Sama Dubai. Ms Hadid, 57, was the first woman to win architecture's most prestigious award, the Pritzker prize, in 2004.

Property and State Government sources say Government approval looks likely for the proposal. It consists of four buildings - Docklands' tallest tower and elaborate civic spaces over two sites and on decking over Wurundjeri Way.

The scheme was recently presented to former premier Steve Bracks, whose response was believed to be encouraging. Docklands development agency VicUrban has supported it in principle.

Ms Hadid's work is variously described as ultra modern, supremacist and utopian. A major influence was pre-Stalin Soviet constructivism. She gained international fame with her design for The Peak country club in Hong Kong in 1983. Once known as an architect whose work was often too ambitious to be built, she is now sought after. Her built works include the Lois Rosenthal Centre for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, Ohio; the BMW factory in Leipzig, Germany; and a National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Rome.

Royal Australian Institute of Architects Victorian president Philip Goad described Ms Hadid as a "colourful, larger-than-life figure" who would bring much needed "style and finesse" to Docklands. "Docklands could do with a much greater degree of architectural sophistication," he said. "It needs to rise above the developer schlock we now have."

The proposed tower will be 50 to 60 levels high and would occupy the site once earmarked for the failed Grollo Tower.

The proposal includes sophisticated water features and extensive use of recycled materials. A Government source said the proposal was so green it would deserve an eight-to-12-star energy rating. The current rating system extends to six stars. The only two completed buildings to have achieved six-star accreditation in Australia are in Melbourne: the Melbourne City Council's CH2 in Swanston Street and a nine-storey building at 140 Albert Road, South Melbourne.

But the Sama Dubai proposal is already controversial given the involvement of John Tabart, the former VicUrban chief executive who now works for the company. After a decade at the helm, Mr Tabart left VicUrban (formerly Docklands Authority) in December 2005 bound for Dubai.

Last September VicUrban agreed to deal exclusively with Sama over the Batman Hill sites for three months. Ten months later the exclusive negotiations continue. Local developers, competitors for the sites, are furious at what they claim is special treatment for Sama.

"They got preferential treatment because Tabart was the CEO of Vicurban," one disgruntled competitor said this week. "It stinks."

Mr Tabart is not involved in negotiations between VicUrban and the Government.

Such is the wealth of Sama that it may build the Docklands complex speculatively, gambling that tenants will be found later. Such risk-taking has been rare in Melbourne since the property meltdown of the early 1990s.

The cashed-up company has billions to invest across the world and is believed to be targeting stable Western economies for investment. But it is highly sensitive to any potential hostility to Arab investment in countries such as Australia.

A theme of the proposed project is the re-establishment and celebration of Batman's Hill, once a city focal point and location of John Batman's home from 1836. The hill, now more of a rise, was levelled to make way for Spencer Street Station in the mid-1860s.

Architects Ashton Raggatt McDougall and development investment firm EPC Partners are believed to be among local firms involved in the Sama scheme. Major Projects Minister Theo Theophanous issued a carefully worded statement to The Age this week that sounded promising for the developers.

"No decisions have been made about the future of this project," it said. "However, we are keen to keep expanding the Docklands, which is a vibrant community."

VicUrban said it did not discuss proposals under consideration.

Responses could not be obtained from Sama Dubai or Ms Hadid.
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Old August 3rd, 2007, 05:48 AM   #54
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Spiral towers

It is under construction in Nagoya
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Old August 4th, 2007, 10:09 PM   #55
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New project for Paris la Défense

Here is a project in la Defense, I Think we can say there are twisted?
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More information about this project from the French architect Chiambata

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Old August 5th, 2007, 09:05 AM   #56
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Fordham spire looks amazing
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Old August 5th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #57
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The twisty thing has been a very strong fad... but I suspect it will be fading from fashion soon..
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Old August 5th, 2007, 08:02 PM   #58
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Old August 7th, 2007, 04:52 PM   #59
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it's getting boring to see this kind of structures all over the world...everywhere
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Old August 7th, 2007, 04:58 PM   #60
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BTW Moscow developing group Mirax (Federation tower) announced that they've invite David Fisher to build similar dynamic twisting tower as in Dubai
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