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Old August 2nd, 2008, 04:41 AM   #61
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 05:21 AM   #62
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great developments in India! cool, awesome Diamond Tower
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 01:38 AM   #63
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as much as the above poster has appalling forum ettiquette and manners his link is sound and not a virus as it may appear to be...
lol sorry

i was just excited because they released such a detailed plan for every inch of the project
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 01:40 AM   #64
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Guys, something came up so I'll have to finish compiling all this info tomorrow. Till then, a taste of the new GIFT:



Yup. That's 50 stories tall, and just one of the many buildings coming up!
just a taste, from JAI (later he's gonna post a megapost with all the pics and stuff)

i know what you guys are gonna say about the CCTV tower, but mind you these were designed by a CHINESE company called ECADI
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Old August 4th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #65
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has design cues from the cctv tower but this looks more complicated imo. great stuff!
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Old August 4th, 2008, 09:30 AM   #66
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Rem Kohlass and Ole Shereen are the designers of Beijing towers.

ECADI or East China Architecture and Design Institute who have designed much of modern
Shanghai have taken inspiration* from Rem and Ole's design.

*We call it inspiration when Bollywood copies from Hollywood or some non-bollywood source [including various other Indian film industries]

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Old August 4th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #67
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Wow, great project! Easily one of the best mega projects on this site
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Old August 4th, 2008, 10:57 AM   #68
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Ok, lemmie get this thread caught up to date... firstly, this article details the sheer scope of the upwards rescaling of the project, from TOI Print Edition 22 Jul, 2008. (I'm too lazy to dig up the e-paper link, maybe someone else can?)

GIFT goes for study on wind resistance of high-rises
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Gandhinagar: The Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT), a joint venture between Infrastructure and Lease Finance Services (IL&FS) and Gujarat Urban Development Company (GUDC), is set to be an engineering miracle.

With proposals to have 312 tall buildings — the tallest being Diamond Tower with 87 floors; another 40 buildings with more than 50 floors and some more with 24 plus floors — GIFT will be hiring a top foreign consultant to ensure that the high rises withstand wind-induced motion.

A high-level GIFT team went for the Tall Buildings Conference in Seoul, South Korea, early this month and had discussions with officials from Cermak Peterka Peterson (CPP) Incorporation, US-based wind engineering consultants. CPP vice-president Dr Roy Denoon agreed to take up the work of what is called “wind tunnel analysis” for the buildings proposed to come up on the 1,000 acre GIFT campus, to be set up next to Gandhinagar on the banks of Sabarmati river.

The GIFT team at Seoul included GIFT consultant Fairwood Ecadi, Consortium representative Ranbir Das, planners Umesh Shrupali, Tarun Sharma and Prakash Gaur, and GIFT director K Srinivas. GIFT sources said while it is easy to have quake-proof buildings, tall buildings should also have the capacity to withstand higher wind velocity.

“Dr Denoon was fascinated that this is for the first time the CPP Inc might analyze one entire township, suggesting wind movement between several high-rises,” an official said.

The engineering jobs that might be accomplished are rounding up the sharp edges of the high-rises, making way for wind to pass through them, and putting up wind dampers at the top of the buildings, which absorb high velocity wind.

And how the overall look has changed after the redesign:

...before..





...after!



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Old August 4th, 2008, 11:07 AM   #69
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And now for the new tower designs -- of which only half of the total have been finalized and released.

My apologies to all 56kers who wandered into this thread...

-----==--=--==-----

GIFT is uniquely divided into alphanumerically named "Packages", which represents one site/project and individual instance of public-private partnership, or just public development for parks or service buildings. At each of these packages, the city developers and/or private investors and architects reached consensus on what the design of the individual tower will be, keeping in mind individualism in design yet with an eye to keeping a harmonious whole.

Here is a location map of all the Packages:



-----==--=--==-----

Package A - School and Library: 17 floors








-----==--=--==-----

Package B - Retail and Residential: 1 x 30 floors, 1 x 25 floors






-----==--=--==-----

Package C - Gateway Towers: 2 x 70 floors/360m high; 1 x 45 floors










-----==--=--==-----

Package D - Diamond Tower: 87 floors/400m












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Package E - Retail, Commercial and Residential: 1x65 floors, 2x60 floors














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Package F - Retail and Commercial: 1 x 55 floors, 1 x 45 floors










-----==--=--==-----

Package G - Hotel and Transport Hub: 1 x 70 floors, 1 x 65 floors, 1 x 40 floors














-----==--=--==-----

Package H - Crystal Towers: 2 x 70 floors, 2 x 50 floors








-----==--=--==-----

Package J - Residential, Retail, Commercial: 1 x 40 floors, 2 x 35 floors, 13 x 15 floors






-----==--=--==-----

Package L - Unknown (Commerical?/Residential?): 2 x 35 floors, several x 25 floors






-----==--=--==-----

Package M - Commercial: 1 x 50 floors, at least 3 x 30 fl





-----==--=--==-----

Package N - Unknown: 26 floors






-----==--=--==-----

Package O - Commerical: 1 x 52 floors, 1 x 50 floors






-----==--=--==-----

Package P - Retail, Residential: 1 x 32 floors, 2 x 25 floors




-----==--=--==-----

Package Q - Retail, Residential: 1 x 35 floors, 1 x 25 floors






-----==--=--==-----

Package R - Commercial: 3 X 32 floors




-----==--=--==-----

Package S - Commercial: 4 X 25 floors, 3 X 15 floors






-----==--=--==-----

Package T - Retail, Unkown: 30 floors




-----==--=--==-----

Package U - Residential, Retail: 2 x 35 floors, 2 x 25 floors






-----==--=--==-----

Package V1 - Riverfront





-----==--=--==-----

Package V2 - Commercial: 62 floors






-----==--=--==-----

Package W - Museum and Convention Center






-----==--=--==-----

Package X - Unkown, Retail: 3 x 55 floors






-----==--=--==-----

Package Y - Commercial, Residential: 1 x 45 floors, 1 x 25 floors, 2 x 15 floors, 1 x 10 floors








-----==--=--==-----
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Old August 4th, 2008, 11:10 AM   #70
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So a quick recap of all the released towers...

Final Count of the released towers above 15 floors:
1 x 87fl,
5 x 70fl,
2 x 65fl,
2 x 60fl,
1 x 62fl,
4 x 55fl,
1 x 52fl
4 x 50fl,

3 x 45fl,
2 x 40fl,
3 x 35fl,
4 x 32fl,
5 x 30fl,
~20 x 25fl,
x 25fl,
1 x 17fl,
18 x 15fl
_______

Total 50+ floors: 20

This number is likely to go up, since that the expansion and redesign will have 40 towers > 50 stories tall. There are still a number of the packages whose towers have not yet been released.

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Old August 4th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #71
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INCREDIBLE!!!! Absolutely Incredible!

God I hope this project is realized. Such incredible urban planning, density, and ARCHITECTURE!

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Old August 5th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #72
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BTW, here are some larger renderings of the old skyline design. I had these saved on my computer, but forgot they were there:





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wow! man! thats a feast to the eyes. its like a dream. simply fantastic !!
Its like a challange to the rest of the states to aim for stars!
Thanks Jai!
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Old August 6th, 2008, 04:35 AM   #74
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Jai, your enthusiasm is commendable. I wish this project does get realized to the last brick simply for the sake of your effort.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 09:01 AM   #75
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Thanks guys. I only have about an hour of 'online time', so why not make it productive
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Rem Kohlass and Ole Shereen are the designers of Beijing towers.

ECADI or East China Architecture and Design Institute who have designed much of modern
Shanghai have taken inspiration* from Rem and Ole's design.

*We call it inspiration when Bollywood copies from Hollywood or some non-bollywood source [including various other Indian film industries]

hehehehehe
Also it should be noted that Rem Kohlass colaborated with ECADI on the CCTV tower, so it's not as if ECADI totally lifted the design
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Old August 6th, 2008, 10:58 AM   #76
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nice project! i love the building designs
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Old August 8th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #77
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This is what I always knew India was capable of - and now its finally coming true.

Something ultra-modern, yet also incorporating/reviving traditional motifs.

Its like something out of a cyberpunk movie or anime or video game.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #79
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^ Hotlinking error there. Here's the image -

[IMG]http://i35.************/2z6v6rp.jpg[/IMG]
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