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Old September 16th, 2007, 02:36 PM   #1
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DUBAI | Khalid Al Attar Tower | 294m | 965ft | 65 fl | Com

I don't personally think this deserves a thread here but officially it is 301m tall. It's a cheater though, and is not really a very significant tower either.
It's across the road from the other al attar tower but is not part of the same complex.


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Old September 16th, 2007, 02:40 PM   #2
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nice building. is is almost finished/?
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Old September 16th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #3
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Old September 16th, 2007, 03:03 PM   #4
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why its a cheater?
cause of the spire?
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Old September 16th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #5
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nice building. is is almost finished/?
??? Count the floors in the picture!!! There are 30 floors, the thread-title says 65 => So do you think its finished?!
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Old September 16th, 2007, 03:26 PM   #6
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wow yet another 300m+ but doesnt bat an eyelid because there are just so many now. if this was in paris or london or Australia or sth africa ect it would be a super duper tall!!! and most watched structure ever but because its JUST another 300m tower for booming Dubai it becoming monotinous.
hey malec ,is this resi? where is it in relation to another 300m+?
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Old September 16th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #7
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been on hold for a while cos it caught fire
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Old September 16th, 2007, 03:36 PM   #8
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It resumed construction though, they had to demolish and rebuild the top 2 or 3 floors.

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hey malec ,is this resi? where is it in relation to another 300m+?
Don't know, I think it might be mixed
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Old September 16th, 2007, 03:43 PM   #9
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This is indeed a mixed use with part being hotel apartments operated by a Korean group.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #10
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So this tower seems to be back on track after over a year on hold. And it will have a new design. Emporis still has it with 260m / 61floors: http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=...edarabemirates . I'd have preferred the old design, but can also get along with this typical "Dubai style".

This is a nice addition to the wall of towers along Sheikh Zayed Road. Cruising there will be an increasing thrill, when Khalid Al Attar Tower and Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower across the street will be finished.


Indeed this building uses a thin spire to exceed 300m, but it's not cheating more than some other towers IMO, for example the Burj Dubai Lake Hotel. So I support this new thread!

Btw. the neighbour to the right (Palisades) is also listed as Khalid Al Attar Tower (54 Sheikh Zayed Road) with 116m / 32 floors / built 1998. So this one, referred to as Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 (56 Sheikh Zayed Road), will be more than twice as high, even without counting the roof spire!

The only thing that sucks is the name IMO. In general, the naming after a person isn't that cool, and many are fed up with all those "Trump Towers", and there you only have to keep a one-syllable-name in mind. I hope the Al Attar brothers(?) will choose other final names for their skyscrapers...
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Old September 16th, 2007, 05:14 PM   #11
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The name will probably change once it's complete
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Old September 17th, 2007, 08:07 PM   #12
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Can anyone change the height at emporis please!!!
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Old September 17th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #13
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Looks like a good project.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 01:12 AM   #14
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I kinda like it Looks like it'll be some sort of giant roof terrance on the top. Hopefully one can ride up there for free and take a look and the views.

Someone speculated on a redesign - I searched and only found that:

There's already a Khalid Al Attar Tower at 116m
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=...edarabemirates

and even a Khalid Al Attar Tower2 U/C
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=...edarabemirates

If the latter is the redesign as I think it is, this thread should be renamed and moved to highrises...

Edit: Never mind, found it in the UAE forum
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 08:52 PM   #15
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it seems a good project
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 12:25 AM   #16
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Hey! Nice building! It's very similar to Amhel Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower, but i liked this much. Very good!
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 01:27 PM   #17
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 10:41 PM   #18
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Is the cladding going to be... paint?
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 11:45 PM   #19
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Don't worry, it will come.

BTW I've observed that in the last couple of weeks they are working very fast, building at least one complete floor per week.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 02:40 AM   #20
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Wow! Fast! Great! Level 32 U/C. It's the middle part of the building isn't?
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