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Old May 24th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #261
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it isn't even sure if the tower will be build, so....nobody knows when they'll start
Very often a lot of approved projects have been abandoned , this is not really new ,however this project hasn't been there that long so I don't think it 's dead yet , we just have to wait and see
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Old May 24th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #262
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the project is definitely not dead ATM
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Old May 25th, 2008, 12:32 AM   #263
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I twould be a shame to abandon this nice tower! Why do you think it might be cancelled?
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Old May 25th, 2008, 07:36 AM   #264
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WOW!!! That is extremely creative!!! I hope it will get built!!!
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Old August 25th, 2008, 08:41 AM   #265
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any timetables on the rumor mill
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Old August 25th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #266
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WOW. This is one of the most inspiring and dreamy projects I've ever seen...
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Old August 25th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #267
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Wish it'll get built, looks fun sliding down the sides :P
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Old August 26th, 2008, 11:50 AM   #268
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How many floors are there?
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Old August 26th, 2008, 12:15 PM   #269
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hm.. this project looks unreal..

so.. as I am checking this thread for the first time.. what is the newest update on this wonderful structure?

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Old August 26th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #270
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wow Awesome!!

5 years? so it will be built in 2013?
so when does construction start?
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Old August 26th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #271
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I really want something like this to get built and work properly. Stuff like this gets put forward in some ridiculously ambitious visions alot - this actually looks like it could get done in the near future.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #272
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Old August 26th, 2008, 08:47 PM   #273
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you're kidding, this is amazing
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 01:09 AM   #274
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Any news? It's been a long time.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 08:49 AM   #275
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I'm not so excited about this Tower to be built , if they are going to get it built ... fine , if not it's also alright , it's abit too fancy to be real though !
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 09:20 AM   #276
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TUMPENG

it's like Indonesian traditional food called 'TUMPENG', based on it shape..
bravo..bravo..nice architecture..!!

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Crystal Island is approved to be built in Moscow on the peninsula between Moscow-river and Andropov ave.
It is expected that this new architecture of the 21st century will not confront with the traditional Moscow architecture.

Norman Foster is the architect of the project.
Shalva Chigirinsky is the investor.
The estimated price of the construction is USD 4 bln.

The hight will be 450 metres.
The diameter at the base - 701 metres.
This is supposed to become the biggest building
2mln 670000 sq metres.
the project will include
180000 - hotel
400000 - business centre and offices
250000 - sport centre
the rest - entertaining centre and shopping mall
parking space for 16500 cars
end of the construction - 2014











http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=558665 thread in the SSC Russian section/

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Foster + Partners creates the world’s largest single building

One of the world’s most ambitious building projects, Crystal Island has been granted preliminary planning permission in Moscow. Enclosed within a vast mega structure covering a total floor area of 2.5million square metres – the project’s scale is unprecedented. At 450m the scheme in one of the tallest structures on the planet, creating a spectacular new emblem on the Moscow skyline. Conceived as a self-contained city within a city, it contains a rich mix of buildings including museums, theatres and cinemas, to ensure that it is a major new destination for the whole of Moscow.

Presented to the Moscow Public and Architectural Council, Crystal Island is a highly anticipated new project. Located on the Nagatino Peninsula, edged by the Moscow River, it is located only 7.5 km from the Kremlin, and offers panoramic views over Moscow from a viewing platform at its apex.

Crystal Island will have a range of cultural, exhibition and performance facilities, approximately 3000 hotel rooms and 900 serviced apartments, as well as offices and shops, designed to maintain a dynamic and animated public realm throughout the day. Residents are able to work and live within a densely planned area where every amenity is within easy walking distance, including an international school for 500 students. Mixed-use also presents a strong case for energy balance, with individual components using energy at different times, while reinforcing the breadth of economic and social activity of the area.

The building’s spiraling form emerges majestically from a newly landscaped park, rising in converse directions to form a diagonal grid. This distinctive geometry extends throughout the project into the park. The result is that the scheme is seamlessly integrated into a new park landscape, which provides a range of activities throughout the year, including cross country skiing and ice skating in the winter.

The internal built volumes assume a staggered formation within the triangulated steel mega frame, extending flush against the sloping facetted glazed outer skin. This terracing creates a series of wintergardens, which form a breathable second layer and thermal buffer for the main building, shielding the interior spaces from Moscow’s extreme summer and winter climates. A vertical louvre system sheaths the internal facades to ensure privacy for the individual apartments.

Dynamic enclosure panels slotted into the structural framing allow daylight to penetrate deep into the heart of the scheme and can be controlled to modify the internal environment – closed in winter for extra warmth and opened in summer to allow natural ventilation. Energy management is at the heart of the design, with additional strategies to include on-site renewable and low-carbon energy generation.
http://www.fosterandpartners.com/News/324/Default.aspx







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Old September 23rd, 2008, 04:30 PM   #277
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This design reminds me of the X-Seed 4000, a concept arcology design that would be 4000m high. I wonder if this was an inspiration?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Seed_4000
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 05:43 PM   #278
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It has more similarities to Farpoint Station (from the pilot episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Encounter at Farpoint").
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 11:53 PM   #279
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This design reminds me of the X-Seed 4000, a concept arcology design that would be 4000m high. I wonder if this was an inspiration?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Seed_4000
It reminds me nothing like the x-seed, its like 9 times taller than this thing. However they do look a like. How much amount of actual crystals are involved in this structure?
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Old October 18th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #280
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