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Old February 1st, 2015, 10:52 AM   #1241
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GOOD HEIGHT.


But why are most of the towers so ugly???
Cannot developers afford to employ decent architects? Or is it the local "taste"?
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Old February 1st, 2015, 11:59 AM   #1242
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I have the feeling, that the style changed in the last years. Most of the towers, which were proposed around 2005/06 have an Arabian style. The new towers or redesigns are way better and postmodernist.
Just take a look at the Dubai subform and look at the towers U/C in f.ex. Downtown Dubai, which were proposed after the crisis. They look way better, than many of the existing ones.
(Downtown:The Address - Sky View, BLVD Crescent, Burj Vista, The Address The BLVD, BLVD Heights, The Address - Fountain Views, Mashreq Bank HQ, Opera Grand. Business Bay: The Opus, The Pad, Damac Towers by Paramount. Dubai Marina: Crystal Towers, Damac Residence, 106 Tower, Sparkle Towers

And Elite Residence and Princess Tower are designed by the same architect. That explains their resemblance in style.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 01:44 AM   #1243
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Pic updated ... I fixed both DAMAC and 106 to their latest render design
Don't think DAMAC have that design anymore. (unfortunately)
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 07:35 AM   #1244
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I prefer the new damac design. Especially for this area. Modern is much better than unique craziness. Tgis area has enough crazy designed buildings
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 04:13 PM   #1245
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I think they will have a good balance with modern & 'traditional' style in the tallest block. Let's not forget that many of the smaller towers have quite a modern style. This is just easily overseen because the supertalls get all the attention. But Le Reve, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel, Tamani Hotel and MAG 218 have a pretty modern look. Then there are still Ocean Heights, Pentominium, Damac Residence and Infinity Tower which (will) get more attention in photos.
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Old February 4th, 2015, 04:03 AM   #1246
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Old February 5th, 2015, 05:11 AM   #1247
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Old February 5th, 2015, 05:12 PM   #1248
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Old February 6th, 2015, 03:37 PM   #1249
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Old February 8th, 2015, 06:02 AM   #1250
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Old February 12th, 2015, 05:42 PM   #1251
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I thought this building was going to be cancelled or put on hold but apparently not which is great. This building is going to revolutionize the marina skylines feel.
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Old February 13th, 2015, 09:53 AM   #1252
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half of them look like someone took photoshop to the middle and copy/pasted until they got the height they wanted.
Wait ... what?
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LOTS of these were clearly designed on the cheap.
half of them look like someone took photoshop to the middle and copy/pasted until they got the height they wanted.
Obviously you haven't been to Dubai before
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Old February 13th, 2015, 04:27 PM   #1254
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If it were true that towers where each floor between base and crown looks identical are cheap, then 2WTC must be one of the cheapest towers in the world. Brilliant logic.
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Old February 13th, 2015, 08:05 PM   #1255
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So you say it looks cheap?! How about all the NYC boxes? Are they cheap too? I mean, they look the same from the basement to the top.
How about an example: 432 Park Avenue has to be the cheapest tower in the world, if your theory is right

AND: I don't know any city, where modern skyscrapers are so creative and detailed like in Dubai.
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Old February 13th, 2015, 10:47 PM   #1256
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R_g if you have nothing informative or beneficial to add please don't waste our time and life on you and your hateful comments.

Guys ignorance is key to avoid meaningless discussions.
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Old February 14th, 2015, 01:10 AM   #1257
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Old February 14th, 2015, 10:23 AM   #1258
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most of the nyc boxes are office towers build to fit a purpose and budget, not to show off.

i go back and forth on 432. it depends how the facade looks when its complete, it will either be a great minimalist tower, or look like some strange soviet era public housing tower.
I guarantee 0% of Soviet buildings look like 432 Park
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