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Old February 3rd, 2014, 12:15 PM   #321
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 04:24 PM   #322
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 05:11 PM   #323
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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.
It is unconventional... I am not so sure I would call this imaginative... In any case those traits alone don't make good design. When a design is unconventional you need to work quite a bit harder and really know the subtlety of your craft because it's a lot easier for the design to turn out to be crap. This tower is the architectural equivalent of someone mixing their favorite foods together to make I don't know say.. macaroni and cheese with peanut butter.. and then calling themselves a chef.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 08:11 PM   #324
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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 think the renders are just not reconsidered and ''unfinished''.
They will solve this problem, I think.....and hope
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 10:56 PM   #325
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I don't see how they could do that without a total redesign.
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Old February 4th, 2014, 01:01 AM   #326
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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]
At first this seemed incredibly dangerous to me as well. However then I remembered that all tall building with balconies have that same opportunity. Anything dropped or thrown from a balcony could land on somebody in the street below. At least in this scenario the chances of hitting someone are less. Balconies are almost always not occupied while sidewalks and streets frequently are.
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Old February 11th, 2014, 07:45 PM   #327
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Old February 11th, 2014, 07:59 PM   #328
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Is this tower fully residential?
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Old February 19th, 2014, 09:47 PM   #329
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this building is ridiculus
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Old February 20th, 2014, 02:42 AM   #330
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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?
And in Belgrade

http://www.ekapija.com/website/en/pa...n-New-Belgrade
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Old February 20th, 2014, 03:13 AM   #331
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it looks on hold
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Old March 12th, 2014, 03:15 PM   #332
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This tower has been proposed for just about everywhere, but there isn't one under construction yet. I wouldn't take it too seriously.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 03:16 PM   #333
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This tower has been proposed for just about everywhere, but there isn't one under construction yet. I wouldn't take it too seriously.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 04:57 PM   #334
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Any updates from the KSA?
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Despite construction clearly visible it's obvious it's not being built, because it's in the desert. You can't beat my logic because then you're pro-Saudi!
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Old March 14th, 2014, 03:22 PM   #336
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From an email just received yesterday by a B2B platform, except the renders and the same construction update picture, the following info were included:

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Companies


Owners (1)
Al Masarat Construction Co.
Saudi Arabia
Company Type: Owner, Corporation
Phone: 966-2-2154555
Fax: 966-2-2363888


Consultants (4)

Smart Building Consultant
Saudi Arabia
Company Type: Consultant, Supervision
Phone: 966-2-2366555

Talal Kurdi Consultants (Architects & Planners)
Saudi Arabia
Company Type: Consultant, MEP
Phone: 966-12-6655630
Fax: 966-12-6635922

Talal Kurdi Consultants (Architects & Planners)
Saudi Arabia
Company Type: Consultant, Lead
Phone: 966-12-6655630
Fax: 966-12-6635922

Buruoj Engineering Consultant
Saudi Arabia
Company Type: Consultant, Design
Phone: 966-12-2849999
Fax: 966-12-6823809



Contractors (3)

Al Masarat Construction Co.
Saudi Arabia
Company Type: Contractor, MEP
Phone: 966-2-2154555
Fax: 966-2-2363888

Al Masarat Construction Co.
Saudi Arabia
Company Type: Contractor, Main
Phone: 966-2-2154555
Fax: 966-2-2363888

Huta Foundation
Saudi Arabia
Company Type: Contractor, Foundation
Phone: 966-2-6987197
Fax: 966-2-6831916


Suppliers (1)

Precast Manufacturing Company (PREMCO) (CPC Holding)
Saudi Arabia
Company Type: Supplier, Cement & Concrete Products/Precast Products
Phone: 966-2-2885332
Fax: 966-2-2881731


Last 5 Notes

March 11, 2014:
1st floor structural work still in progress.

February 21, 2014:
1st floor structural work in progress.
January 19, 2014:
Ground floor structure work in progress.

May 26, 2013:
Foundation work still in progress.

March 25, 2013:
The project is currently on hold for an indefinite period.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 10:13 PM   #337
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This tower has been proposed for just about everywhere, but there isn't one under construction yet. I wouldn't take it too seriously.
Yeah this is not going to be build anytime soon. It was proposed during Dubai's crazy building frenzy pre crisis (around 2008). There was at least 1 skyscraper proposed for Dubai almost every day including crazy designs like this, a triplet skyscraper, a huge pyramid, the dancing towers, huge ice crystal like towers, tentacle towers and even a building in the shape of the Death Star from star wars Those times were insane.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 11:32 PM   #338
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Yeah this is not going to be build anytime soon. It was proposed during Dubai's crazy building frenzy pre crisis (around 2008). There was at least 1 skyscraper proposed for Dubai almost every day including crazy designs like this, a triplet skyscraper, a huge pyramid, the dancing towers, huge ice crystal like towers, tentacle towers and even a building in the shape of the Death Star from star wars Those times were insane.
I know people who used to work in Dubai's Building Department pre crisis, they told me that representatives of some shiekhs used to apply for permits for their skyscrapers and cancel them some days later just because their cousins applied for a permit of an even higher skyscraper, then they go back and redesign the whole thing and so on. Then 2008 happened
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Old March 14th, 2014, 11:40 PM   #339
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lol I wouldn't be surprised if that was actually true
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Old March 16th, 2014, 06:33 PM   #340
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Yeah this is not going to be build anytime soon. It was proposed during Dubai's crazy building frenzy pre crisis (around 2008). There was at least 1 skyscraper proposed for Dubai almost every day including crazy designs like this, a triplet skyscraper, a huge pyramid, the dancing towers, huge ice crystal like towers, tentacle towers and even a building in the shape of the Death Star from star wars Those times were insane.
There were never such proposals (the bolded ones). As for the rotating tower, it was NOT a Dubai proposal, it was a "project" proposal from an Italian "architect"
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