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Old December 20th, 2007, 04:04 AM   #81
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I think monseur Putin would be better off helping Russias poor. (Im personally a hardcore capitalist myself) but seriously..this building is prety ugly and not very elegant.
Its very fun though I have to admitt.
LoL- Whatever! Build it!
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Old December 20th, 2007, 04:05 AM   #82
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No, Dubai will propose something 500 m+ and add a replica of this to the top for decoration :P.


And it will have an indoor ski hill larger than Everest and be named:

" Sheik Bin Laden Crystal Tower Ali Ali "
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Old December 20th, 2007, 06:48 AM   #83
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oh lord no
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Old December 20th, 2007, 07:47 AM   #84
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And it will have an indoor ski hill larger than Everest and be named:

" Sheik Bin Laden Crystal Tower Ali Ali "
lol
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Old December 20th, 2007, 07:58 AM   #85
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The project looks very nice and huge.
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Old December 20th, 2007, 08:08 AM   #86
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Personally, it doesn't really appeal to me. I would prefer that Moscow choose to expand its "Moscow-City" project instead of building this.
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Old December 20th, 2007, 08:10 AM   #87
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Personally, it doesn't really appeal to me. I would prefer that Moscow choose to expand its "Moscow-City" project instead of building this.
Haha... This project is so "close" to the IBC
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Old December 20th, 2007, 08:15 AM   #88
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Haha... This project is so "close" to the IBC


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Old December 20th, 2007, 01:33 PM   #89
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MOSCOW Crystal Island

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Old December 20th, 2007, 03:12 PM   #90
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Wow... this has to be the most amazing project I've ever seen. Glad to see somebody takes up the challenge from Dubai!
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Old December 20th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #91
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This is spectacular. !!!! Love it.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 07:27 PM   #92
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21/12/2007
Foster + Partners creates the world’s largest single building
http://www.fosterandpartners.com/News/324/Default.aspx

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.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 07:46 PM   #93
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Wow... this has to be the most amazing project I've ever seen. Glad to see somebody takes up the challenge from Dubai!
true, but this is only 1 project and Dubai has tons.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 08:02 PM   #94
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it's not only. scroll down to moscow. there are only approved and u/c. 10 of them. we don't publish proposals.
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumd...t=title&pp=200
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 10:00 PM   #95
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And a small render from the official site

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Old December 24th, 2007, 07:08 AM   #96
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Moscow's business leaders must be rolling in piles of money if they can afford to build something as extravagant as this.

Fark.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 09:32 AM   #97
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This thing for me is on the border line of ridiculous, but yet very cool.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 10:51 AM   #98
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What are the chances of this really being built?
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Old December 24th, 2007, 11:00 AM   #99
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Old December 24th, 2007, 11:16 AM   #100
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What do you mean "WTF"?

is this really going to get built or is it like one of those South Koren skyscrapers thats approved but never gets built?
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