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Old December 13th, 2007, 05:05 PM   #1
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DUBAI | Dubai Pearl | 300m | 984ft | 73 fl | On Hold







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This project was announced back in 2002 with a different design. Now the old resign has been replaced with the new design having 3 times more space. This also switched developers since they even started construction on the old design but was stalled and now they'll have to demolish what's there.

Here's are a few renders of the new one, as you can see it's absolutely massive and monolithic. Looks like it'll be somewhere between 250m and 300m high.

You can really see the size of this thing by going to the website and watching that little video:
www.dubaipearl.ae


A quote from someone who invested in this project explaining the change of ownership:

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I will give everyone the update. Here is the ownership schedule, LOL

Omnix --> Tecom --> Al Fahim Group (Abu Dhabi)

Al Fahim group is saying that they will be tearing down the construction that has been started, and restart it with new models. They are adding hotels, apartments, etc. So basically yes, until Al Fahim Group gets their act together, this project is on hold.

Until then, my money, and all the other investors money are on hold, without any interest. However, I think they are going to raise the prices on the new project and give the old investors a chance to purchase at the original pre-launch prices.

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Abu Dhabi-based group to revive Dubai Pearl project
CONSTRUCTION UAE
8 Jun 2007
Stalled private development set to resume after complete redesign

Dubai Pearl Free Zone, an affiliate of Abu Dhabi-based Al-Fahim Group, is to restart the Dubai Pearl project, with a complete redesign of the troubled scheme.

The project, which is one of the largest private developments in Dubai, was launched in 2003. However, it has suffered from crippling delays that led to Dubai Technology, e-Commerce & Media Free Zone (Tecom) assuming control of the project from Dubai Pearl Incorporated, part of Qatar’s Omnix International, last year.

Dubai Pearl Free Zone is looking for funding for the project. Three groups have submitted concept design proposals that will follow a similar theme to the original masterplan. According to the proposed schedule, construction will resume by the end of 2007.

The project, in the circular intersection serving Palm Jumeirah, originally involved the construction of about seven mixed-use towers, including a 720-room hotel, 111,000 square metres of commercial property and 93,000 square metres of shops, restaurants and promenades surrounding a 1,800-seat opera house. In June 2006, the local Dubai Contracting Company began work on two 208-metre-high office towers. This package stalled late last year before construction of the two superstructures began.

In 2004 and 2005 the local Arabtec Construction was awarded two contracts covering the construction of three towers, a 287-metre-high hotel tower and two 50-storey residential buildings. Work on these contracts stopped at about the eighth floor (MEED 20:10:06).

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I don't know the exact story of what happened here. Maybe someone else can explain better
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Old December 13th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #2
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IMO i think that this one will trun out much better than we can expect it now from renders.....it looks very futuristic......but would look much better without the "roof"!

btw thx malec for openning the thread!
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Old December 13th, 2007, 07:45 PM   #3
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Old December 13th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #4
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this looks like a copy of the second winner of the design competition for the new european central bank hq in frankfurt by albert speer and partner. who is the architect?



this picture shows the design after the revision phase. before it looked exactly like the project in dubai.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #5
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I don't know... The roof looks a bit weird. Nevertheless, it's prolly going to look better when done.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #6
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Its's a nice tower, but totally missplaced! In a centerpiece such as the plot of Pearl, there should be something that really stands out, multiple towers where the highest tower stands out in the middle!
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Old December 13th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #7
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Another unbelievable project for Dubai. Why build for classic skyscrapers, when you can have one with even more space? You have to accept that it would look more like a wall than a tower though.

I bet this would be the broadest highrise in the world, with a "sky base" area of approx. 300x100 meters. Not to think about all those connected low/midrises surrounding the main tower(s).

Also the 4 loopholes (2 narrow, 2 wide) would be the tallest worldwide when built, I assume. Walking through them will surely be a great impression.

Only the name doesn't really fit to such a colossal and cold looking design. By the name 'Pearl' I'd expect an exclusive, charming, maybe even a bit kitschy appearance... like Elite Residences or Marina 101. Realisation would be great - but I got to get accustomed to this one, to love the Pearl as planned.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #8
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nice.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 08:57 PM   #9
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@malec:

250m-300m? i thought this one will have only 50F??
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Old December 15th, 2007, 12:59 AM   #10
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@bmxican... that was exactly what I recalled when I saw the Dubai plans. Weird.
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Old December 15th, 2007, 05:09 AM   #11
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That. Is. Freakin'. Huge.

Nuff said .
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Old December 15th, 2007, 05:24 AM   #12
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Old June 10th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #13
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Anyone know the current price? I called the developer they are quoting 3500/sqft when the papers I still see apts for 2100 /sqft......
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Old June 11th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #14
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Looks like an alien structure. I like it, quite unique.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #15
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any updates / Pics...?
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Old September 6th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #16
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why isnt this named right or deleted? I had a thread deleted for not naming it right, why is this not gone?
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I like this, it has an out of place look to it. But I think that makes it better, and what a trip it would be to work in one of the skybridge offices.
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why isnt this named right or deleted? I had a thread deleted for not naming it right, why is this not gone?
Because no height was released yet.
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