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Old December 13th, 2013, 10:03 AM   #301
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By all means to me its marvelous.... it shd be called DRILL TOWER though..
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Old December 14th, 2013, 07:49 PM   #302
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I love this design, though the diamond looks a little silly as rendered.

If I lived here I'd worry about someone (kids most likely) accidentally or intentionally dropping/throwing objects from ~20 floors above my condo. (Or worse, a pet or child accidentally falling.)

Can you imagine what a bowling ball would do:

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Old December 14th, 2013, 08:52 PM   #303
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It won't be a real diamond though.
You think?
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Old December 14th, 2013, 09:53 PM   #304
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I think that render is just a bit shabby...
I have hope and will wait for the cladding to be added before judging
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Old December 15th, 2013, 02:12 AM   #305
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the last render looks a lot better. i think it might turn out better in the end than some people think.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 11:48 AM   #306
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Roof height is still 388m (or according to other info 395m)?

From the Developer's official website:
the tower with 388 meter height to the roof. The tower is consisted of 93 floors.


Diamond Tower
As part of the achievements of Masaraat Company for Construction, the company has started constructing a unique project in terms of unprecedented design which made him reach the top of the most beautiful buildings in the world. The tower is called (The Diamond) and it is considered the tallest skyscraper on Jeddah Cornice.
The Diamond Tower is located on Jeddah Cornice in front of Fatmah Al-Zahraa's Mosque. It is designed to give full sea view, which allows its residents enjoy the luxuries and the variable colors of the Red Sea's horizon.
The Diamond Tower is designed for an ideal lifestyle for your joy and comfort, whether after a hard working day or to enjoy some peaceful moments of relaxing through viewing the waves of the Red Sea.
It represents unprecedented creativeness, unique in all features and it reaches top of the most beautiful buildings. It is considered one of the most unique buildings in the world in terms of design. It is designed based on the most sophisticated architectural system in order to maintain its vivid location and stand high with its spinal shape which adds a splendid beautiful scene on Jeddah Cornice. The designers excelled in designing the tower with 388 meter height. The tower is consisted of 93 floors where the last ten floors have a private elevator for each flat.
It is considered an engineering piece of art, where the most precious thing to be bought is the beautiful view which can be appreciated only by the people of high taste.
The Diamond Tower is an engineering piece of art which has a transparent diamond carried by the creative and luxurious shape; when the son sheds it lights on such diamond, it reflects a transparent, pure, and shining appearance mixed with the surrounding environmental elements in harmony and accord.
Only few high experienced experts and engineers can deal with the tower and show the beauty aspects in terms of unique design which has been made only for the elite people who are looking for beauty in their lifestyle.
The Diamond Tower doesn't know any limit when we talk about refreshment. You will discover the fabulous atmosphere when you enjoy a fancy meal in the kitchen at Diamond Tower with a marvelous full view (360 degree) for the splendid waves with their bright colors on the horizon.
When you sit in the terrace which has a view on the Red Sea and which is designed for the people of high taste. The tower allocates a car barking area for each flat found in the floors from one to ten.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 11:56 AM   #307
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sorry but it looks horrendous.
Indeed!
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Old December 15th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #308
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I don't mind the tower itself so much. My main problem is with the three little "threads" on it that form the spire.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 07:11 PM   #309
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I don't mind the tower itself so much. My main problem is with the three little "threads" on it that form the spire.
They're not that bad looking i think. They fit good with the rest of the design i think. Just the Diamond doesn't to me.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 11:20 PM   #310
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Um this is crap people. The crown of the building... you know that "diamond" top is as tacky as it gets. There is no subtlety in this awful thing. Someone just thought "diamond says luxury" so they bedazzled a terrible design and made it tall. The spiral design is lazy beginning and ending with a really awkward change of direction. There's a weird ball at the top for no reason. There's no visual balance. The spiral is obviously the most prominent design feature and whoever designed it had no idea what to do with it. Maybe they should consult calatrava and his chicago spire design
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Old January 31st, 2014, 11:49 PM   #311
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Sometimes we need extreme nouveau-riche skyscrapers for the laughs
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Old February 1st, 2014, 02:35 PM   #312
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I don't know why so many people are so down on this tower. It shows a good deal of imagination, and the fact that it isn't conventional is all to its credit. You wouldn't want a whole city designed like this, but one building is just fine.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 07:42 PM   #313
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It's a good idea,yes.( a unique tower with a twist) but the design was bad implemented.
Sorry, but the whole tower looks really cheap and kitsch.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 07:49 PM   #314
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I love this design, though the diamond looks a little silly as rendered.

If I lived here I'd worry about someone (kids most likely) accidentally or intentionally dropping/throwing objects from ~20 floors above my condo. (Or worse, a pet or child accidentally falling.)

Can you imagine what a bowling ball would do:

[IMG]http://i40.************/27xqnn6.png[/IMG]
I dont think windows can be open at this height anyway !
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Old February 1st, 2014, 07:54 PM   #315
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I dont think windows can be open at this height anyway !
If the windows can not be opened, for what balconies were made?
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Old February 1st, 2014, 08:01 PM   #316
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Yeh xD. Of course it will possible to open the windows ( or better say doors ).
To have a balcony this high up would be pretty awesome!
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Old February 1st, 2014, 09:14 PM   #317
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If the windows can not be opened, for what balconies were made?
For ppl to commit suicide joking, honestly theresnt suppose to be even balconies its very dangerous
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 03:40 AM   #318
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This is dangerous!! I was thinking the exact same thing about the Leonard street project... By the way this rinds me of those proposed moving towers.. They were going to build one in Dubai, one in London and one in Moscow. What ever happened to those?
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 04:18 AM   #319
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It's not any more dangerous than buildings with normal balconies.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 04:23 AM   #320
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This is true.
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