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Old November 2nd, 2008, 03:33 PM   #221
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Those little arrows are really helping. Thanks!
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Old November 4th, 2008, 10:52 AM   #222
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From Biyadoo - thx

Pics from Damac site (28 October)







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Old November 4th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #223
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Great photos! It's looking good thus far.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #224
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all these nice towers should not be clumped together. This tower looks sooo much better in the rendering where its standing alone.
They call it the "Supertall Block". But they did not design the block very well.
It seems that Dubai has all these great buildings but lack of city planning.
The good news is, they are trying to learn from their mistakes and city planning has become a mandate for Dubaians.
The bad news is this Supertall block missed a such a master plan theme. There is a much better way do do this.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #225
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For some reason this succeeds where the Dynamic Tower fails. I mean, the lines are just more pleasing. It seems almost like two hands in prayer, if you squint.

Aren't there other new highrises going up around town that curve the way this one does? Dubai will look like a fleet of giant sailboats in silhouette-- NTTAWWT.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 07:34 AM   #226
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They call it the "Supertall Block". But they did not design the block very well.
It seems that Dubai has all these great buildings but lack of city planning.
The good news is, they are trying to learn from their mistakes and city planning has become a mandate for Dubaians.
The bad news is this Supertall block missed a such a master plan theme. There is a much better way do do this.
But then again, there is a certain charm and added sense of space to an organic plan. Sometimes when planners get ahold of things, it all becomes too precanned. For example, look at the layout of paris and london and compare to an american city. There are few "mystery spots" and you can just see forever which leaves no surprises or anything to the imagination.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 11:08 AM   #227
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This building was first conceived as a 30+ floors and by early 2004 (or was it late 2003) it was redesigned as a 54F and it was named Ocean Height.

By late 2004 the piling and excavation were completed and then work stalled for long while they redesign it yet again to the 82F design it is now. We were referring to the site as "the pool" because of the ground water emerging there.

By late 2005, early 2006 work resumed but slowly and when additional piles were casted in it stalled again while the structural design of the higher floors was changed to turn the regular apartments into huge designers penthouses.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 03:06 AM   #228
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http://flickr.com/photos/persiabellini/3030121286/
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Old November 20th, 2008, 09:57 AM   #229
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Old November 27th, 2008, 08:09 PM   #230
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Pics from Damac site (25 November):









I counted 26 floors. On 13 November pics it was at 23 floors. Therefore approx 3 floors / 12 days = 4 days / floor.

However there are still not many workers visible in the photos
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Old November 27th, 2008, 10:07 PM   #231
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man, this thing is just shooting up. i thought it would take some time because of its shaped floor plan. thanks Stephan23
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Old November 28th, 2008, 06:04 AM   #232
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Great Pix

We all enjoy the pictures of progress for this supertall!
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Old November 28th, 2008, 06:09 AM   #233
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Beautiful tower.And good constrution.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 06:43 PM   #234
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Old December 1st, 2008, 07:39 PM   #235
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Ocean Heights looks like fastest growing skyscraper in the "Tallest Block"! Wow!
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Old December 1st, 2008, 07:55 PM   #236
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Ocean Heights tower is really awesome
-very nice pics btw-
I like the design of the tower
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Old December 1st, 2008, 09:17 PM   #237
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It's so surprising to see a such a fast growing skyscaper. Also the cladding progresses pretty fast.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 09:17 PM   #238
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oh my god...its awesome how fast they are building this one... and what a design
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Old December 1st, 2008, 09:31 PM   #239
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Great! I love the fast progress, This tower is really going to be one of my favourites in Dubai
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 12:52 AM   #240
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its also Damac.
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