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Old January 14th, 2007, 06:10 PM   #21
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Old January 15th, 2007, 12:31 AM   #22
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i count only 65 floors if the top part is only non habitable roof feature.. this also sounds more realistic if the height to the tip is only 320m
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Old January 15th, 2007, 12:53 AM   #23
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I just had a 'euphoric' event. I reckon that two of these towers adjacent to each other with the roof appearing as two arches would be marvelous IMO!!!!
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Old January 15th, 2007, 11:12 AM   #24
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Oriental style architecture in Western style building...great!
that's not oriental style btw... please don't mix up that up with islamic architecture.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #25
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according to www.gulfconstructiononline.com the main construction work is expected this october
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Old May 25th, 2007, 02:28 PM   #26
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Old May 25th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #27
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looks like my grandma on the crapper
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Old May 25th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #28
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have to say ot's fantastic i love it
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Old July 24th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #29
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Gate of Kuwait Tower
August 2007

Owner: Al Shaya Group
Budget: Estimated $172 million
Scope of work: The project calls for the design and construction of a 79-storey mixed-use tower in Al Sour Street. The first three levels will offer parking space for 1,600 cars. The next 10 floors will be a five-star hotel and the remaining floors will be offices with business facilities including conference halls. The project will have a built-up area of 127,000 sq m and will provide 5,000 sq m of retail space.
Status: Sources indicate that the client is in the final stage of design work. Tender documents for the main contract will probably be issued in September. Construction work will take four years to complete.

www.gulfconstructionworldwide.com
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Old July 24th, 2007, 11:03 PM   #30
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Old July 25th, 2007, 03:59 AM   #31
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A Sad Day

I must say that this building looks bland, uninspiring, usual, and ordinary. That is, until the magnificent arch. It is perhaps the only feature to redeem this skyscraper. It is a sad day when these architects and engineers, who get well paid, can't find a more creative design for the crown jewel of Kuwait.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 06:08 AM   #32
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I must say its a new twist in the "hole on top" design concept.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 12:43 PM   #33
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either the people are 20 metres tall or that building doesn't look 320m. It's a stunning design though.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 04:55 PM   #34
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looks like my grandma on the crapper
Oh dear! Couldn't imagine.

If it goes ahead, this is one of those towers that could either look great or really, really baaaad IMO. The cladding and finishes would have to be top notch otherwise it will look like a terrible joke.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 08:38 PM   #35
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Looks like a bottle opener
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Old July 27th, 2007, 08:40 PM   #36
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i like the idea to build something that looks like a huge islamic relic where you can live (or work or whatever) in.
and i think they've made a beautiful design out of that idea.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 03:52 AM   #37
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New renders










Great looking tower - i love it

I'm very happy to finally see architectural work that incorporates some of the best Islamic Floral Patterns & Geometry - very cool.

Learn more about Islamic Floral Patterns & Geometry
http://www.islamicarchitecture.org/a...-patterns.html
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 07:08 PM   #38
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03/10/07

construction has begun, they are digging up the site and its currently at -1 floor.



if any of the moderators would change the title to U/C, i'll appreciate it
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 07:40 PM   #39
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This looks pretty nice.
That 2nd render could satisfy the people who wanted the SWFC to have a circle in the top
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 07:43 PM   #40
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