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Old June 2nd, 2008, 05:15 AM   #181
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ive added lighthouse tower to june1 diagrams.
ive worked out roof is approx 275m high.
80m wide at base, 40m wide at top.
each x = 40m
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:28 AM   #182
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i think this has to be my favorite project in dubai, and one of my favorites in the world !
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 06:32 AM   #183
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Do they build anything original?

This is a basic rip off of the now dead Australian architect Harry Seildler's original design for Grollo Tower. It uses so many cues from the design.

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 07:36 AM   #184
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it has similarites av, but really nothing the same. lighthouse has large x with wind turbines. dont think seidlers did/
anyway its good that this is actually goning happen not collect dust on architects floor.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 11:51 AM   #185
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I don't see much similarities. The STRUCTURE of the tower is TOTALLY DIFFERENT, and only a visually impared person can claim otherwise.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 01:56 PM   #186
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It is impossible to build something that doesn't have any resemblance to anything designed before. A better comparison for this building is probably the index, but each is completely different. Instead of looking for something to compare it with look for things that make it different, like the shape, design and use.
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 05:55 AM   #187
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The structures are different, and the facade pattern of the lighthouse comes from the DIFC symbol so you cant say that was copied.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 09:02 AM   #188
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Any news on this?
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Old July 30th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #189
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The structures are different, and the facade pattern of the lighthouse comes from the DIFC symbol so you cant say that was copied.
Let's say it was inspired.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 11:38 AM   #190
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Any news on this?
Work is due to start in november I think.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 11:53 AM   #191
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Ok, hope it's right !!!
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Old October 21st, 2008, 03:12 AM   #192
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Looks like this might have started already

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Old October 21st, 2008, 04:03 AM   #193
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Very cool
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Old October 21st, 2008, 04:13 AM   #194
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Something new and unique... and it will look great in Dubai, of course.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 04:33 AM   #195
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sorry to sound stupid but where are we looking in above photo?
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Old October 21st, 2008, 07:57 AM   #196
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Can't tell you direction Cul but the very top of the photo shows the central DIFC and one of the Emirates Towers. That might give you bearing.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 11:24 AM   #197
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See that large core coming out of the ground? To the left of that there's a big hole, that's where the lighthouse tower is.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:22 PM   #198
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Do they build anything original?


at least we build stuff
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Old October 21st, 2008, 12:30 PM   #199
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It is impossible to build something that doesn't have any resemblance to anything designed before.
Yes you can... but usually they are ugly, wierd shaped buildings.

-the only good building is CCTv tower from Beijing.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 01:21 PM   #200
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Very interesting building, just like the Index is really dig this shape. I'd love to see a WTB with these kind of concrete side supports and living/office space in the flat space between them. Terribly un-aerodynamic, but one can dream

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