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Old June 8th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #2381
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That really shouldn't need to be confirmed. Most major projects like this work 3 shifts, 24 hours a day. That's fairly common.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #2382
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unfortunate for anyone who has to work at those heights

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Old June 8th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #2383
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Old June 8th, 2007, 07:51 PM   #2384
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That isn't from Abu Dhabi, is it? Not quite far enough...

But man, that's stunning. Can someone draw on the rest in one of those?

no that is not from Abu Dhabi , this would be a distance of over 120km
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Old June 8th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #2385
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Imre those are some of the best shots you've taken of BD till now.. simply amazing work.. thanks as usual!

BTW.. I counted 133 floors on the core
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Old June 8th, 2007, 09:00 PM   #2386
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I also counted 133 floors, thats 480 meters!!!!
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Old June 8th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #2387
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Old June 8th, 2007, 09:59 PM   #2388
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Dubai and Australia vie for the world's tallest building

The fight continues to build the world’s tallest and most dramatic apartment block
AROUND the corner, tacky souvenir shops are selling beer coolers with pictures of Australia and England and the message “15,384 kilometres: it’s a bloody long way”. A tattoo and piercing parlour called Off Ya Tree is attracting young surfer types, including a teenager who shouts to her friends: “I want to get my belly button pierced . . . come on, let’s do it together!”Another group in baggy shorts and T-shirts is hanging around outside the XXXX Bottle Shop, a busy off-licence. They look as if they’re in for a long day and night of revelry.

I’m in Surfers Paradise, the centre of all things surfing and wild on the east coast of Australia; a sprawling resort of concrete apartments and hotels that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors (many of them British) every year. But while there is much wildness near by, it’s all sophisticated calm and fengshui relaxation where I am – a giant apartment block, 1,056ft (322m) tall, called Q1, with mind-blowing views along Queensland’s hugely popular Gold Coast.

Q1 was opened in October 2005 by the Sunland Group, one of Australia’s biggest property developers. It is the world’s tallest residential apartment block, has 80 storeys and is the twentieth tallest building on the planet.

Q1 has 526 super-stylish apartments for sale, most through local agents, with a handful of the more expensive “sky residences” still up for grabs. Prices range from £339,000 for a one-bedroom property to £1.4 million for a penthouse suite. The sales blurb describes the tower as “the definitive embodiment of metropolitan style in a magnificent beach location”.

At the base of the tower is a French restaurant called Absynthe, which, with its clever spotlights, designer chairs and Michelin-starred chef Meyjitte Boughenout, was recently chosen by Gourmet Traveller, a leading Australian foodie magazine, as “regional restaurant of the year”. At the top, after taking a lift that claims to be the fastest in the southern hemisphere at nine floors per second, there is the Sky Bar, which serves cocktails, champagne and designer beers.

In short, with its minimalist, extremely functional rooms – which include chaises-longues, slate-grey carpets, veranda-like spaces that allow fresh air in through clever windows, sliding doors, flat-screen TVs and spa baths – it is all terribly metrosexual. Some even say it has helped to develop a new type of Australian citizen: the “yuppie surfer”. “Sure, we get surfers. Surfing is part of the culture here,” said Sahba Abedian, managing director of Sunland Group.

He explains why he believes Q1 is likely to succeed: “We’re going to find that, as the population of the world increases, the only solution to house people is the vertical village. We are now seeing increases in populations across the world. Architecture must embrace that.”

Abedian believes many customers are young professionals from cities such as Brisbane as well as Sydney and Melbourne. But there are also “silver surfers”. “We are finding in Australia that there is a changing demographic. Baby-boomers moving into retirement are opting to stay in a destination that offers a healthy, lively lifestyle.”

Surfers Paradise is the fastest-growing city in Australia, according to the latest figures; one survey suggested that 44 people were moving to the Gold Coast every day. Its population is now 500,000. Barker Tomlins, a local estate agency, said: “Every summer people are coming back to us and saying: ‘I wish I bought last year’.”

Of course, Surfers Paradise is a long way to go for a holiday home – 15,384 kilometres, as the beer cooler attested. But a small matter of flying to the other side of the Earth will not get in the way of a true yuppie surfer.

Sunland Group (00 61 7 55 643700, www.sunlandgroup.com.au, www.q1.com.au)

TOM CHESSHYRE

JUST AS well that Australians are an unruffled breed: the Q1 tower has put Surfers Paradise on the map for outsized buildings, but the development had best not get too comfortable with the title of world’s tallest residential tower. The chilled-out luxury development is in the process of being outclassed by a rival, the ultra-lavish Pentominium development in Dubai.

The Pentominium is one of six supertowers which should be complete in the emirate by 2015. With such a crowded skyline and thousands of apartments under construction, setting records is a must for developers keen to bolster sales. This is, after all, the city in which residents proudly point out the world’s largest shopping mall, a mega-resort in the making with its own Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal and plans for the first underwater hotel.

Many of these records come with conditions. The 1,692ft (515.7m) Pentominium will actually be the world’s tallest “residential-only development” on completion in 2011. The Dubai Burj, a complex of apartments and nine hotels featured in Bricks and Mortar in November, is midway to completion, rising by one floor a week, and will tower to about 2,600ft (792.4m) when ready for occupation next year. Its developer, Emaar, will then start another mixed-use supertower, the Al Burj, which it promises will be taller still.
not Nakheel ????
But the developers of the Pentominium, designed by the British architects Aedas, hope to outpace rivals with levels of privacy and over-the-top luxury fit for an oligarch. Demand for prime property in Dubai, as in London, remains unsated, boosted by the city’s tax-free status and location, relatively central for such emerging economies as India, Russia and China.

Each 6,500 sq ft unit in the Pentominium, priced from £1.5 million to £5 million, occupies a single floor, with four bedrooms, staff quarters, private terrace and foyer. A biometric entry system allows for a keyless security system. Shared facilities include a sky lounge, observation deck, spa, Tiffany & Co accessorised business centre, Davidoff-stocked cigar lounge, banqueting hall, private theatre and, on the 100th floor, an infinity pool overlooking the Palm Jumeirah.

Swarovski crystal light fittings and Bang and Olufsen sound systems are used and residents will have a fleet of Rolls-Royce cars and Azimut yachts at their disposal. Other desires can be met by a concierge service run by the British company Quintessentially: residents are likely to have more complex expectations than the-surfer resident of the Q1, who likely lusts only for a good wave.

This profitable super-luxury market is also being tapped by the rival developer Damac Properties, which has launched a series of single-floor apartments, which average 11,000 sq ft and are likened “mansions in the sky”. Damac says that it has sold more than 300 apartments worth more than £1 million this year alone; it is now upping the ante with the Signature Series, with private cinemas, lifts and staff quarters, which are priced from £7 million to £9 million.

Wazir Daredia, Trident chief executive, the developer of the Pentominium, says entrepreneurial residents will probably fly in guests or corporate clients to enjoy their “collector’s item” apartment. Such guests might be expected to enjoy the marina location and its 452,000 sq ft shopping mall and entertainment centre, which was unveiled this week and will be ready next year; the owners themselves will more likely appreciate the view of the vast profits churned up in the internet city below.

http://property.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle1898892.ece
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Old June 8th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #2389
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Is there somebody on this site who has bought an appartment in the tower?
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Old June 8th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #2390
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So, nobody?
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Old June 8th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #2391
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Is there somebody on this site who has bought an appartment in the tower?
I just think there are people that want an apartment in Burj Dubai.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 10:44 PM   #2392
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Old June 8th, 2007, 11:36 PM   #2393
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I love that diagram. It's simple and straightforward.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 11:45 PM   #2394
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Is there somebody on this site who has bought an appartment in the tower?
There's a Dutch guy, I think he's a Architect himself, who posts in here from time to time, but not as often as before.
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Old June 8th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #2395
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were did you get this diagram, it's vey good
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Old June 8th, 2007, 11:46 PM   #2396
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The fight continues to build the world’s tallest and most dramatic apartment block
AROUND the corner, tacky souvenir shops are selling beer coolers with pictures of Australia and England and the message “15,384 kilometres: it’s a bloody long way”. A tattoo and piercing parlour called Off Ya Tree is attracting young surfer types, including a teenager who shouts to her friends: “I want to get my belly button pierced . . . come on, let’s do it together!”Another group in baggy shorts and T-shirts is hanging around outside the XXXX Bottle Shop, a busy off-licence. They look as if they’re in for a long day and night of revelry.

I’m in Surfers Paradise, the centre of all things surfing and wild on the east coast of Australia; a sprawling resort of concrete apartments and hotels that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors (many of them British) every year. But while there is much wildness near by, it’s all sophisticated calm and fengshui relaxation where I am – a giant apartment block, 1,056ft (322m) tall, called Q1, with mind-blowing views along Queensland’s hugely popular Gold Coast.

Q1 was opened in October 2005 by the Sunland Group, one of Australia’s biggest property developers. It is the world’s tallest residential apartment block, has 80 storeys and is the twentieth tallest building on the planet.

Q1 has 526 super-stylish apartments for sale, most through local agents, with a handful of the more expensive “sky residences” still up for grabs. Prices range from £339,000 for a one-bedroom property to £1.4 million for a penthouse suite. The sales blurb describes the tower as “the definitive embodiment of metropolitan style in a magnificent beach location”.

At the base of the tower is a French restaurant called Absynthe, which, with its clever spotlights, designer chairs and Michelin-starred chef Meyjitte Boughenout, was recently chosen by Gourmet Traveller, a leading Australian foodie magazine, as “regional restaurant of the year”. At the top, after taking a lift that claims to be the fastest in the southern hemisphere at nine floors per second, there is the Sky Bar, which serves cocktails, champagne and designer beers.

In short, with its minimalist, extremely functional rooms – which include chaises-longues, slate-grey carpets, veranda-like spaces that allow fresh air in through clever windows, sliding doors, flat-screen TVs and spa baths – it is all terribly metrosexual. Some even say it has helped to develop a new type of Australian citizen: the “yuppie surfer”. “Sure, we get surfers. Surfing is part of the culture here,” said Sahba Abedian, managing director of Sunland Group.

He explains why he believes Q1 is likely to succeed: “We’re going to find that, as the population of the world increases, the only solution to house people is the vertical village. We are now seeing increases in populations across the world. Architecture must embrace that.”

Abedian believes many customers are young professionals from cities such as Brisbane as well as Sydney and Melbourne. But there are also “silver surfers”. “We are finding in Australia that there is a changing demographic. Baby-boomers moving into retirement are opting to stay in a destination that offers a healthy, lively lifestyle.”

Surfers Paradise is the fastest-growing city in Australia, according to the latest figures; one survey suggested that 44 people were moving to the Gold Coast every day. Its population is now 500,000. Barker Tomlins, a local estate agency, said: “Every summer people are coming back to us and saying: ‘I wish I bought last year’.”

Of course, Surfers Paradise is a long way to go for a holiday home – 15,384 kilometres, as the beer cooler attested. But a small matter of flying to the other side of the Earth will not get in the way of a true yuppie surfer.

Sunland Group (00 61 7 55 643700, www.sunlandgroup.com.au, www.q1.com.au)

TOM CHESSHYRE

JUST AS well that Australians are an unruffled breed: the Q1 tower has put Surfers Paradise on the map for outsized buildings, but the development had best not get too comfortable with the title of world’s tallest residential tower. The chilled-out luxury development is in the process of being outclassed by a rival, the ultra-lavish Pentominium development in Dubai.

The Pentominium is one of six supertowers which should be complete in the emirate by 2015. With such a crowded skyline and thousands of apartments under construction, setting records is a must for developers keen to bolster sales. This is, after all, the city in which residents proudly point out the world’s largest shopping mall, a mega-resort in the making with its own Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal and plans for the first underwater hotel.

Many of these records come with conditions. The 1,692ft (515.7m) Pentominium will actually be the world’s tallest “residential-only development” on completion in 2011. The Dubai Burj, a complex of apartments and nine hotels featured in Bricks and Mortar in November, is midway to completion, rising by one floor a week, and will tower to about 2,600ft (792.4m) when ready for occupation next year. Its developer, Emaar, will then start another mixed-use supertower, the Al Burj, which it promises will be taller still.
not Nakheel ????
But the developers of the Pentominium, designed by the British architects Aedas, hope to outpace rivals with levels of privacy and over-the-top luxury fit for an oligarch. Demand for prime property in Dubai, as in London, remains unsated, boosted by the city’s tax-free status and location, relatively central for such emerging economies as India, Russia and China.

Each 6,500 sq ft unit in the Pentominium, priced from £1.5 million to £5 million, occupies a single floor, with four bedrooms, staff quarters, private terrace and foyer. A biometric entry system allows for a keyless security system. Shared facilities include a sky lounge, observation deck, spa, Tiffany & Co accessorised business centre, Davidoff-stocked cigar lounge, banqueting hall, private theatre and, on the 100th floor, an infinity pool overlooking the Palm Jumeirah.

Swarovski crystal light fittings and Bang and Olufsen sound systems are used and residents will have a fleet of Rolls-Royce cars and Azimut yachts at their disposal. Other desires can be met by a concierge service run by the British company Quintessentially: residents are likely to have more complex expectations than the-surfer resident of the Q1, who likely lusts only for a good wave.

This profitable super-luxury market is also being tapped by the rival developer Damac Properties, which has launched a series of single-floor apartments, which average 11,000 sq ft and are likened “mansions in the sky”. Damac says that it has sold more than 300 apartments worth more than £1 million this year alone; it is now upping the ante with the Signature Series, with private cinemas, lifts and staff quarters, which are priced from £7 million to £9 million.

Wazir Daredia, Trident chief executive, the developer of the Pentominium, says entrepreneurial residents will probably fly in guests or corporate clients to enjoy their “collector’s item” apartment. Such guests might be expected to enjoy the marina location and its 452,000 sq ft shopping mall and entertainment centre, which was unveiled this week and will be ready next year; the owners themselves will more likely appreciate the view of the vast profits churned up in the internet city below.

http://property.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle1898892.ece
Of course its nakheel, ridiculous fault in that article
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Old June 9th, 2007, 12:00 AM   #2397
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did you have to post the hole article
well here's what's left
221m= 725ft to the highest occupied floor
259m= 849ft to the roof of the hole structure
338m= 1,108ft to end of the spire

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Someone told me that Wacko Michael Jackson bought the pentihouse in Burj Dubai... Is that true? I haven't hear anything like that before.
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you have to mention that those are not official
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i think everyone should now that by now
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