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Old February 4th, 2014, 03:09 PM   #801
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You mean before current floor is finished?
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Old February 4th, 2014, 07:33 PM   #802
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Actually there are THREE towers.
Four?
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Old February 4th, 2014, 10:42 PM   #803
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I hope this is true! That would finally mean some real progress
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Old February 5th, 2014, 12:51 AM   #804
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If the press release isn't fake and CTF did actually invest 1.9 billion dollars into this project, I'm having no doubts the construction will resume to full swing soon
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Old February 5th, 2014, 03:13 AM   #805
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Just hope it starts moving soon
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Old February 5th, 2014, 06:35 AM   #806
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Four?
Definitely four. Not sure why some people think there are three.

On the subject of the bridges, how big do the bridges have to be before two towers connected by a bridge become one tower with a very big hole?

Example 1: Gate of the Orient 7 floors connected out of 68 floors total, or about 10% of the height. This seems to be considered one building, this is quite logical though because if the towers were separated, they would look rather odd, and the 'bridge' isn't really well defined.

Example 2: East Pacific Centre also connected by 7 floors, this time in the middle. 85 and 72 floors, so about 10% of the shorter tower connected to the larger one. This seems to be considered two towers, and they would look just fine without the bridge.

Dubai Pearl is 73 floors with 3 floors connected based on the renders, or about 4% of the height. Like Gate of the Orient, the towers are connected at the top, but if the bridges were removed, it would still work, although the bridges make the towers seem a lot more massive IMO.

I hope this is finished eventually. It isn't a particularly interesting design, but it is impressive because of how massive it will be!

EDIT: after counting from an actual photo, Gate of the Orient actually has 10 floors including the top atrium, and if the bridge in the base is counted, it brings the total to 12.
Architecturally, it is definitely one tower, but structurally, I'm not sure. I wouldn't be too surprised if the connected structure in the top is actually quite important, but until they were connected, there were two separate towers being built.
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Old February 5th, 2014, 08:17 AM   #807
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That's why I consider the Tim Warner Center as one building. I mean, one third is connected.
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Old February 5th, 2014, 09:53 AM   #808
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I would say that as long as there is office or apartment space in the "bridge" it can't be considered a bridge. Pearl will definitively have usable space at the top floors plus that part of the building doesn't look architecturally as bridge at all. That's why it is considered one building. Maybe not strictly a tower (because of the proportions of the complex) but definitively a building.
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Old February 5th, 2014, 10:09 AM   #809
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Read the news on our flip board yesterday. Chow tai fook is an amazing developer that hasn't disappointed us yet. Finally this project can start again (=
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Old February 6th, 2014, 05:55 PM   #810
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Hong Kong Investors Bank on Dubai Pearl Project



Chow Tai Fook Endowment Industry Development (CTFE), a Hong Kong development group, has invested US$1.9 billion in the hopes of breathing life into the expansive, yet currently shelved, Dubai Pearl project.

The proposed Dubai Pearl is ambitious, and would comprise four 287-meter towers connected by a rooftop skybridge, in addition to several five-star hotels, an elevated freeway network and public transit, shopping mall, a theater, and enough residential space to accommodate 20,000 people.

Overseas development groups see potential in places such as Dubai, where initial resources may be exhausted at a time when the opportunity for growth continues to rise. China in particular has shown interest in infusing cash into fledgling and flailing foreign developments.

"We expect most institutional commitments from overseas, as rental and capital values continue to grow," said Nick Maclean, managing director of CBRE Middle East.

According to CBRE, Asian institutional investors wish to invest US$150 billion in global real estate over the next five years, with Dubai as a key destination. Private consultancy Asteco reports that prime residential sales prices rose 60 percent last year in Dubai.

From CTBUH: http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTall...US/view.aspx#!
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Old February 6th, 2014, 06:48 PM   #811
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According to CBRE, Asian institutional investors wish to invest US$150 billion in global real estate over the next five years, with Dubai as a key destination.
Yes! Do the Pentominium, Chinese guys!
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Nakheel Tower? Anyone??
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Old February 6th, 2014, 06:54 PM   #813
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Exactly my thoughts droneriot
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Old February 6th, 2014, 07:15 PM   #814
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And Burj Al Alam! Would be a nice addition to BB!
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Old February 6th, 2014, 07:17 PM   #815
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Nakheel Tower? Anyone??
I'd love that idea although I think it's highly unlikely. While chinese have some giant projects they're still much closer to the ground.
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Yeah, that one would be too big a step. Pentominium would be perfect, though. And yeah, I'd love to see an investment in Burj Al Alam, that was my favourite Dubai proposal.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 08:50 PM   #817
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One of the most interesting designs in Dubai!
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Old February 6th, 2014, 09:09 PM   #818
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I think seeing it in person would be overwhelming.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 09:19 PM   #819
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Is not supertall???((287 meters?
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That's the height up to the skybridge.
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