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Old April 21st, 2007, 10:10 PM   #21
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The top third is there to hold the turbines or fans.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 01:06 AM   #22
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Beautidul design
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 01:44 AM   #23
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The tower has a great design, the facade looks wonderful with the icon of the DIFC.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 01:45 AM   #24
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Very beautiful design. But I take issue with top third of empty lattice, so reminiscent of the previous Freedom Tower. This technique of using lattice to artificially swell the height mark by 50% , brought about with the excuse of fan turbines, is as lame as using long spires. A real 400m supertall should have around 90-100 floors, not 66.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 01:54 AM   #25
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It kinda resembles the index tower.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 02:49 AM   #26
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From Architect's website:

[img]http://i16.************/2pzfm89.jpg[/img]
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 03:03 AM   #27
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WOW ! amazing nice design

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Old April 22nd, 2007, 03:12 AM   #28
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unreal......
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 03:12 AM   #29
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 05:51 AM   #30
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amazing design! brilliant
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 06:40 AM   #31
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Is the top, the "transparent" section occupiable?
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 08:23 AM   #32
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it faces the sunrise and the sunset, simply iconic
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 08:37 AM   #33
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Malec, its first location was next to the substation opposite emiretas towers but its moved behind the gate somewhere now. I havent seen a new location for it but belive its on the site of the horrible spotty tower
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 08:40 AM   #34
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Love the design.. but ok, is this building really going to be built?
If it does, anyone knows more or less the completition date?
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 09:08 AM   #35
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WHOAAA !!! another supertall .. this tower is just STUNNING .. looks like a more stretched up version of the INDEX . n u know wot .. i think this cud set another record .. .. THE TALLEST 66 STOREY BUILDING ..
n i like the the energy generation thru wind turbines .. jes like the Bahrain Financial Harbour ..
wonder wen teh construction begins ..
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 11:36 AM   #36
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Malec, its first location was next to the substation opposite emiretas towers but its moved behind the gate somewhere now. I havent seen a new location for it but belive its on the site of the horrible spotty tower
It's like this, the new render shows the location really clearly I think, it's just that it has omitted certain towers so that they don't get in the way. Actually now that I think of it the spotty tower was probably a proposal for this site rather than for the one it's on now.
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 12:26 PM   #37
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And an even clearer render:

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Old April 22nd, 2007, 01:57 PM   #38
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I remember when I first saw this tower in the ATKINS (the architect) stand in CITYSCAPE 2006 Exibition, held in early December 2006.

I took a picture of the poster displayed and a guy from ATKINS said to me: "This is copyright infrigement", to which I replied: "I don't think so ... since it is publicly displayed". Hi smiled (more like frowning actually) and said "It's not a problem ...".

I asked him if the project was real, meaning if it was something to go through and not just a fancy concept. He didn't took that very well either ...
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 02:18 PM   #39
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That is one HOT tower!
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 02:27 PM   #40
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WOW! superb design!! it mixes Arabian Traditional design and modernity..!! great!!
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