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Old April 22nd, 2007, 03:24 PM   #41
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Is the top, the "transparent" section occupiable?

not unless you want to live in a wind turbine
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 03:28 PM   #42
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 03:44 PM   #43
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Damn man Dubai realy kicks but with another supertall!!! It has a nice design and it generates its own power!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers Dubai cheers cheers!! !
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 04:03 PM   #44
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not unless you want to live in a wind turbine
Height cheat?
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 04:15 PM   #45
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Even without the top section, it is still taller then any building you have in your city
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 05:21 PM   #46
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Height cheat?
How could it possibly be cheating? It does not use its unoccupied area to break any records. You know, there can be legitimate reasons for unoccupied parts of a building besides just adding height, such as completing an aesthetically pleasing design, creating wind dampening shape, or like this one, producing power. Should every tower in the world regardless of size have to have floors to the very top just so you won't worry about it cheating in a non existing race? This building isn't claiming to be the tallest anything, it's not "stealing" any records from anyone, so who cares?
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 07:38 PM   #47
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It looks very nice, when they will start to build it?
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 07:47 PM   #48
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Very Arabian Style..Great tower! Great Dubai!
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Old April 22nd, 2007, 07:54 PM   #49
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4 the first look i thought it was from south-east asia
i think design is strange something 4 dubai though it looks like The Index tower but taller, i like 2 things in this tower, the first is the 3 wind mills at its top, they exploited wind power at high altitudes 2 run them and get energy, the second is DIFC slogan that printed on its glass and around wind mills
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 03:32 PM   #50
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another *typical* dubai tower
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great design, I like it!
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 05:05 PM   #51
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Great design. Not to sure about have 2 similar tower close to each other. Will they be 'facing' the same direction?
Really like the idea of having the wind turbines to create its own energy. Makes it a very 'green' building.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 10:45 PM   #52
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however it would beat the tallest wind turbine in the world. to centre of rotor the fuhrlander laasow tower in germany is 160m, the rotor being 90m in diameter.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #53
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I like it. Very unique.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 03:13 PM   #54
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Awesome, looks like building from Unreal Tournament
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Old April 24th, 2007, 03:39 PM   #55
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simply stunning. Dubai will have some of the worlds great skyscrapers. and there SO TALL! not 200-300m but 400m,500m and beyond. its putting rest of world to shame.lol
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Old April 24th, 2007, 04:46 PM   #56
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however it would beat the tallest wind turbine in the world. to centre of rotor the fuhrlander laasow tower in germany is 160m, the rotor being 90m in diameter.
To put this into perspective, the diameter of the rotor is the same as the footprint of the Burg Dubai!!

That is one MONSTER of a turbine, very interesting how it was errected. Google it and see...
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Old April 24th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #57
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Great design. Not to sure about have 2 similar tower close to each other. Will they be 'facing' the same direction?
Really like the idea of having the wind turbines to create its own energy. Makes it a very 'green' building.
No they'll not face each other, almost at a 90 degree angle
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Old April 25th, 2007, 02:25 AM   #58
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My "cut&paste" take on the location and the way it fits into SZR's skyline. its going to look great when its done!

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Atkins strives for low carbon precedent

Low carbon commercial towers may one day become a reality in Dubai thanks to international consultants Atkins, whose Middle East operation is currently undertaking the concept design for ‘The Lighthouse’, located in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). In setting a new benchmark for Dubai, the 400-metre luxury office tower aspires to be a low carbon commercial building which aims to reduce its total energy consumption by up to 65% and water consumption by up to 40%. This will be achieved through the use of passive solar architecture, many low energy, low water engineering solutions, recovery strategies for both energy and water and building integrated renewables – including large scale wind turbines and photovoltaics. During the development of the design Atkins will map and manage the embodied energy content of the building and select materials from sustainable sources, so that impact on global resources is controlled. Already this is leading designers to consider a steel frame solution for this structure. Additionally, features such as floorplates interconnected by micro-atria and the inclusion of inter connecting vertical gardens are being actively considered to enhance the social aspects of this building. From the early stages of the project, Atkins will work closely with DIFC to establish and rigorously evaluate options for achieving a low carbon building before making final recommendations. Inspired by the rectilinear context and simple minimalist lines of the existing DIFC precinct, as well as the client’s requirement of creating a ‘lighthouse’ for DIFC, the building generates active energy through three integrated 29m diameter wind turbines. To optimise performance and operational periods, the turbines have windward directional wind vanes or limited yaw and the spandrel glazing sections of the south facing vertical façade incorporate 4000 photo voltaic panels. This unique building, with a total construction area of 140,000 sq m, will become a working prototype for low carbon towers within the region and a model for more sustainable developments in the future. Features: 400m high; 66-storey commercial office tower; three 29m diameter, 225 KV wind turbines; 4000 PV spandrel panels; 84,000 sq m of commercial space as well as basement and podium parking, convention centres, retail, environmental visitor centre and a park connecting to the DIFC central spine.









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, thank you malec.
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