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Old July 29th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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ALMATY | Esentai Park | 162m | 38 fl | Com



Esentai Park
Almaty, Kazakhstan

General Information

Height, m
162
Floors
38
Architects
Skidmore, Meryll and Owings
Consultants
Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Expected year of completion
2007


Project Brief

Esentai Park is currently under development in the heart of Almaty, Kazakhstan’s most cosmopolitan city.
Scheduled for completion towards the end of 2007, this project on Al-Farabi Avenue
– Almaty’s prime location – will have a dramatic effect on the city.

The spectacular 37-storey Esentai Tower and other buildings on the development have been designed
by New York’s internationally renowned Skidmore Owings and Merrill architects. The project – with its JW Marriott hotel, large ballroom for special events, three residential buildings, 15 floors of office space, shopping mall
and fitness centre – will assist with the city’s transition to become the hub of Central Asia.


Related Links

http://www.esentai.com/
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=253737

Related Projects in Almaty

Dostyk Office Complex





Images courtesy Skidmore, Meryll and Owings

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Old July 29th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #2
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April 2007 Update

The main tower under construction




May 2007 Update




July 2007 Update

Construction of the mixed-use center and the Marriott hotel. The photos show construction of the main tower and one of the residential complexes.
Photos by Kashelop

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Old July 29th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #3
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Great project!! It kind of reminds me of La Lumiere in Leeds.
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Old July 29th, 2007, 11:54 PM   #4
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Great project!! It kind of reminds me of La Lumiere in Leeds.
Yes it does. Albeit the one in Leeds is a tad taller.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 12:52 PM   #5
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This is a beautiful building. The render in which you see the mountains in the background is great. I would want to stay there for a few nights . Are there any more nice projects going on in Almaty?
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Old July 30th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #7
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This is a beautiful building. The render in which you see the mountains in the background is great. I would want to stay there for a few nights . Are there any more nice projects going on in Almaty?
Unfortunately, with the new height ordinance, there aren't a lot of tall projects currently under construction in Almaty. Dostyk Office Complex(42fl), Nurly Tau(28fl), and Alma Town(46fl) are among very few complexes taller than 25 stories. Feel free to browse the original Almaty development projects thread in KZ forum and see for yourself:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=465
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Old July 31st, 2007, 01:16 PM   #8
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Hey, I just want to say that I went to Almaty for 5 days a couple of weeks ago, and trust me, Borat doesn't do it justice. I can't say about the entire country, but Alamaty is definitely a modern city.
And some business districts are just poping out from the ground.
Very cool projects for a very enjoyable city.
They do have to sort out their driving skills though...
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Old July 31st, 2007, 01:37 PM   #9
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Quote:
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Hey, I just want to say that I went to Almaty for 5 days a couple of weeks ago, and trust me, Borat doesn't do it justice. I can't say about the entire country, but Alamaty is definitely a modern city.
And some business districts are just poping out from the ground.
Very cool projects for a very enjoyable city.
They do have to sort out their driving skills though...

That's right, almaty driving style is something....
thankx for the nece words about the city
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Old July 31st, 2007, 01:50 PM   #10
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Very nice and elegant tower for Almaty!
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Old August 12th, 2007, 10:43 PM   #11
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Old August 12th, 2007, 11:29 PM   #13
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Great pano.
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Another excellent project. And the construction looks to be going along very well.
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08/30/07. Many thanks to Evertraveler for taking these photos

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Check out an excellent video featuring overview of the project and interviews with developers:

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