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Old April 21st, 2007, 01:16 PM   #1
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DUBAI | Lighthouse Tower | 402m | 1319ft | 64 fl | Canceled

Dubai International Financial Centre launches DIFC Lighthouse Tower

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) announced the launch of DIFC Lighthouse Tower, a landmark 400-metre luxury office tower that will be constructed in the heart of the DIFC District, adjacent to the famous 'Gate' building.
United Arab Emirates: 1 hour, 50 minutes ago PRESS RELEASE


Environmentally sensitive design to set benchmark for energy conservation.

The gross floor area of the project will be 90,000 square metres.

A beacon of modernity, the Lighthouse will be characterised by special external lighting features that will distinguish it from all other high-rise buildings in Dubai. As well, the approved environmentally sensitive design of the tower will include provisions for various applications for renewable energy, reduced carbon emissions and energy saving techniques.

His Excellency Dr. Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of DIFC, said:
'The launch of the DIFC Lighthouse Tower, the newest landmark on the skyline of Dubai comes in line with our objective with the ongoing expansion of the DIFC and concomitant growth of the emirate, this tower will help meet the burgeoning demand for high-quality office space in the heart of our thriving community.'

He continued: 'The unique design of this slender tower will make it stand out, especially at night, when the external lighting will serve, like a lighthouse, to attract the admiration of residents and visitors alike. We are particularly proud of the project's environmentally friendly and sensitive design, which will set a new benchmark for energy conservation in the region.'




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Old April 21st, 2007, 01:18 PM   #2
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Sooo beautiful!!! the design is speechless.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 01:39 PM   #3
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man thats a hot building! and when it starts getting built i will keep you updated from my bedroom lol! GO DIFC!
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Old April 21st, 2007, 01:45 PM   #4
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From the Atkins website:


400m
66-storey commercial tower
84,000 sqm of office space
140,000 sqm of total built up area
Basement and podium parking
Convention centres
Retail
Environmental visitor centre
Three 29m 225KV wind turbines
4000 PV spandrel panels (solar panels basically)
Aims to reduce its total energy consumption by up to 65%
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Old April 21st, 2007, 01:51 PM   #5
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location has changed slightly and its now behind the gate as apposed to the side in thsese renders
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Old April 21st, 2007, 02:01 PM   #6
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very interesting design. nice! when it should be completed?
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Old April 21st, 2007, 02:04 PM   #7
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due to break ground ASAP as it has endorsement from rulers court
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Old April 21st, 2007, 02:13 PM   #8
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wonderful tower but it looks similar to the Index
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Old April 21st, 2007, 02:27 PM   #9
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SA Boy, so is this going to be right next to the al fattan tower? That's where the render shows it but the render doesn't show al fattan. I remember you said the location of al fattan in my 3D model was wrong so I'd like to know.

This is what seems to be the case now:

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Old April 21st, 2007, 03:09 PM   #10
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Fantasticaly beautiful design
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Old April 21st, 2007, 03:11 PM   #11
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holy crap, awesome
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Old April 21st, 2007, 04:04 PM   #12
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This will be perfect with The INDEX tower just down the road.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 04:08 PM   #13
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wow!!! it reminds me on Egyptian monuments or somethin'
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Old April 21st, 2007, 04:36 PM   #14
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it's pretty and it's structure has resemblence to that of INDEX.this will be a wide tower as well.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 04:41 PM   #15
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wow another 400m tower to add density
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Old April 21st, 2007, 04:59 PM   #16
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From what i can see, there this is the onyl available space behind the gate for it. i put in limestone house (union properties) and the previous location as gathered from the photos.

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Awesome tower...but doesn't make sense...as in it doesn't seem to have a lot of space to rent or sell units. Seems that its just for show more than money making.
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Actually it should be behind the limestone house and next to the tower you have marked. The marked tower is a different one called currency house I think (or al fattan tower)
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Alrite, i changed the location. It seems its going to be hard for construction vehicles to enter and exit the building sites now! those offices will have to go!



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66 floor? less then the index (86 fl) that is "only" 306m
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