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Old December 20th, 2007, 10:31 AM   #141
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They could make an SWFC style observation deck.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 01:54 PM   #142
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28/December/2007

Lighthouse Tower

still nothing

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Old March 5th, 2008, 04:39 PM   #143
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dumb question

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Old March 5th, 2008, 05:27 PM   #144
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If there were some they would be posted. Stop asking dumb questions!
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Old March 12th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #145
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almost 3 months since the last update... what's going on, still nothing? no action on site? (:
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Old March 14th, 2008, 11:01 PM   #146
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Changed the title. No work happening
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Old March 15th, 2008, 02:12 PM   #147
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Right!! Maybe soon
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Old March 16th, 2008, 12:40 PM   #148
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Taken from my trip (early feb):
imagine the mighty lighthouse just behind the gate:
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Old March 17th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #149
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There is a tower, looking like the Lighthouse Tower, anyone know who this one is called??
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Old March 17th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #150
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Old March 17th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #151
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Lol i am surprised at how people see the similarities between the Light House Tower and the Index, they are very similar but isnt Light House tower thinner?
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Old March 17th, 2008, 11:01 PM   #152
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probably thinner and narrower but definitely taller
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Old March 17th, 2008, 11:09 PM   #153
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I can't wait until construction commences, it would be an extraordinary building!
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Old March 18th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #154
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probably thinner and narrower but definitely taller
not probably...it IS thinner and taller
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Old March 21st, 2008, 12:36 PM   #155
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http://www.atkinsdesign.com/html/pro...fices_difc.htm

Here somethig that i found from ATKINS website that building is 350 M and 50 floor and having 29 M diameter wind turbines and 3000 spendril panels.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 04:11 PM   #156
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i just checked again,it says 360m tall
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 10:30 AM   #157
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Hmm, Wikipedia says construction is estimated to have begun at March, 17th. I wonder if it did.

Anyway, I have a short question for those people here who reside in Dubai. Does the wind in Dubai have a tendency to always come from the same direction? If not, the concept of the wind turbines seems rather silly to me. Why even have them if they only work like ten percent of the time?
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 11:41 AM   #158
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more info...

Client: DIFC
Project Description: Low-carbon commercial tower with lighting features that accommodates offices, retail, convention centers and car parks.
Location: Dubai, UAE
Architect: Atkins ME

Finally Dubai started thinking green. This is the first environmentally friendly building in Dubai and will be a prototype for future low carbon developments in the region. This commercial office building will be 400m high with 66 storeys. Part of te southern facade will be covered with 4000 PV panels and will have 3 29m diameter, 225 KV wind turbines at the top of the building (much better than having them centimeters away from your office like the BWTC)...

The building will incorporate passive solar systems as well as low energy, low water engineering solutions. Materials will be selected carefully from sustainable sources leading designer to consider steel frame structure as a solution. Vertical gardens and micro-atria are being considered to enhance social aspects of the building and improve the interior qualities.

The lighting feature is important to the client because the building is aimed to be a new landmark with something special that will make it stand out at night, hence the idea of the lighthouse.

The commercial building aims to reduce its total energy consumption up to 65% and water consumption up to 40%... beating BWTC's 15% energy reduction. The project is still in its concept design and the good thing is that the client is involved in the design process because of their sincere interests in achieving a real environmentally friendly building... I just hope that more wealthy developers catch up with this trend.

link: http://search.netscape.com/search/im...ouse%2520Tower
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 05:27 PM   #159
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Does the wind in Dubai have a tendency to always come from the same direction? If not, the concept of the wind turbines seems rather silly to me. Why even have them if they only work like ten percent of the time?
Not just Dubai; but more places on Earth than not have prevailing winds. There are many places where you can count on wind almost always being in one or two directions. I've never been to Dubai, but as it on desert near the sea, it should be that half of the day the winds blow in from the sea and half of the day they blow out to the sea. The turbines will be designed to catch both of these wind directions I presume.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 06:55 PM   #160
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Hmm, Wikipedia says construction is estimated to have begun at March, 17th. I wonder if it did.
no it didn't start , don't trust wikipedia with Construction-start dates
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