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Old February 1st, 2009, 04:54 PM   #181
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 12:33 PM   #182
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nice pics, dubai is incredible...
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Old February 4th, 2009, 07:16 PM   #183
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Incredible for sure...
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Old February 8th, 2009, 12:20 PM   #184
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Old February 8th, 2009, 12:31 PM   #185
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Thank you!
Put a space between the photographs
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Old February 8th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #186
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cladding should start soon
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Old February 9th, 2009, 03:44 PM   #187
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These twins have grown pretty noticeable since the last time I saw them...
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Old February 9th, 2009, 06:33 PM   #188
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Yea it's incredible how fast projects grow when you forget to check up on them!
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Old February 9th, 2009, 09:31 PM   #189
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Unbelievable...I would love to visit Dubai once in my lifetime.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 03:08 PM   #190
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Old March 4th, 2009, 03:41 PM   #191
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Old March 4th, 2009, 08:40 PM   #192
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almost halfway done! i cant wait for the cladding to start!
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Old March 5th, 2009, 08:00 AM   #193
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Old March 10th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #194
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Old March 11th, 2009, 09:39 AM   #195
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whats the tower up close on the left? is there a thread for that?
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Old March 11th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #196
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:50 AM   #197
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Here's my 2-cents worth: IMHO the repetition and relationship between design elements in these towers is absolutely brilliant. Even if you don't love the design, you've gotta appreciate the consistency of design protocol in these. I love the way the outward curving side elements bring an upward sweep to the building. It really emphasizes the upward feeling of the towers and encourages the eyes to look up and up and up. Awesome!

While I understand, to a certain extent at least, where people might be coming from when they critique the wealth and exuberance of Dubai, yada yada yada. I'm more concerned about workers rights, quite frankly. But with that said, the architecture design in Dubai, for the most part, is so incredibly brave, audacious, bold. It evokes a feeling of freedom in design that few other cities can compare, save for maybe Doha. Now there's another place to really enjoy visually.

When I see the architecture design in Dubai and Doha, I feel as though that is what American architects/engineers would truly want to build! And they would, if they could. People get so incredibly nationalistic on these threads and it's so boring. C'mon. There's nothing wrong with appreciating beauty, even if it isn't in your country.

Let's face it people, the talls and supertalls being built nowadays in the states, with some notable exceptions (Chicago Spire) are rather plain and boring, in comparison. I mean, look at the new Trump Tower in Chicago. Can you say boring? I mean, even if you like it, you have to admit that it isn't anything like Trump. It's not bold and exuberant!

And, don't even get me started on the whole Ground Zero thing. The idea that no one can critique the delays or the design without being labeled as un-American is so incredibly ridiculous. Get over it people!

Anyhow, it's architecture design like these beautiful towers that I find exceptionally inspiring and wonderful to behold.

And while I'm at it, I've gotta say to Imre and the other wonderful photographers that grace these threads with your magnificent pics ... THANK YOU! You truly inspire and bring these amazing feats of design and engineering to our computer screens and you deserve a great deal of credit for your many talents. We're so very fortunate to have you in our cyber community!
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:54 AM   #198
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wow what a brilliant post with much content. And finally someone who speaks out things as they are...

Also your points about the design elements of this towers are great. btw welcome to SSC!
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Old March 12th, 2009, 12:59 AM   #199
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wow what a brilliant post with much content. And finally someone who speaks out things as they are...

Also your points about the design elements of this towers are great. btw welcome to SSC!
Thanks much, bud. Appreciate it.

I do wish people would elaborate a bit more on their opinions, whether negative or positive. It's usually quite interesting to find out what people are thinking and where their opinions come from.

Then again, there are some that ... well ... you really don't want to ... well ... you know.

Cheers!
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Old March 12th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #200
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I have to agree with your take on the architecture in the Middle East. I think they are way ahead of our styles. I realize there are some that have been designed by American firms....wish they would be so bold here....maybe someday.

I am a big fan of these towers as well.
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