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Old January 20th, 2008, 03:27 AM   #21
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i love it...
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Old January 20th, 2008, 05:03 AM   #22
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Um. That looks like the Miami skyline in the background on the 1st picture.
This is still a vision of a tower aligned on the Rouche Area in Beirut, however the buildings in the background does not necessarily represent the city the tower will be built in, you see many proposed drawings like this

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Really?
Didn't know that ,Well it's Beirut's Rouche Area,one of the buildings u see in the background is the Safir Heliopolitan Hotel
no its not, thats a building in Miami Hassoun
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Old January 20th, 2008, 05:11 AM   #23
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I kind a like it.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 05:28 AM   #24
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Here is the location of the tower, if approved they will demolish the existing building
and build the new one in that plot



Its the tall brown building




the tall tower on the right

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Old January 20th, 2008, 06:04 AM   #25
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This is still a vision of a tower aligned on the Rouche Area in Beirut, however the buildings in the background does not necessarily represent the city the tower will be built in, you see many proposed drawings like this



no its not, thats a building in Miami Hassoun
Ahh, I see. yes, that one building had me confused a bit there.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 06:13 AM   #26
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I love it
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 11:37 PM   #27
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Here is an article published back in January 2008 about this being a Ritz Carlton:



Perkins and Will Do Beirut Ritz Carlton

Published on 25-01-2008
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Until war started to tear the city apart in the 1970s, Beirut was a popular destination for tourists and even glamourous enough for James Bond movies, something the city is aiming at once again with a unique new skyscraper.

Probably not the first choice destination for many when picking the relaxing family holiday Beirut has none the less managed to entice world famous hotel chain Ritz Carlton into putting forward proposals to build a top notch hotel on its coast line.

Designed by Chicago based architects Perkins and Will, the proposed project would have 35 floors. The design is influenced by the movement and appearance of translucent drapery thanks to the perforated metal facades that give the impression of looking at the building through a veil.

Looking like some haphazardly stacked books it is not a tower in a traditional sense it almost looks like a tower that's had a few chunks blown out of it, which perhaps could suggest some of Beirut's colourful and explosive history has also been influential in the design although is more like to be a deconstructionalist approach to the building's architecture.

This idea of the building as a loop is something that has gradually become more popular since Koolhaas first came up with the idea for the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing is one that is, with added clutter, embraced here.

If built it would house 250 hotel rooms which will be serviced and furnished to the high standards the Ritz Carlton are renowned for, 31 fully serviced apartments ranging in size from 190 square metres - 600 square metres, top notch health spa to chill out and relax in, restaurants, a nightclub to boogie on down in and of course there will be the all important shopping spaces where presumably mortars and tanks will not be on sale.

Thanks to its unique design patrons will also be able to enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding area either from the balconies or from the roof gardens to be found on various levels.

Although opinion may be divided on the aesthetic appeal of the project if nothing else, it will if built along with other projects currently under construction, mark Beirut's aspirations to become the tourist centre it used to be.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 03:38 PM   #28
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Very strange but interesting design, this should take awhile for the local to adjust their visual but overtime ,I think they will come to like it or even to be pround of it daring and innovative render
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Old June 21st, 2008, 08:33 PM   #29
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i don't like the design !!
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Old February 1st, 2009, 04:28 AM   #30
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anyone have any updates/pics about this project?
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Old February 1st, 2009, 08:47 PM   #31
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Wow, very weird, but it's amazing!
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Old February 1st, 2009, 09:04 PM   #32
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Great building, i like it a lot.

I hope it goes ahead
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Old February 4th, 2009, 02:42 AM   #33
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the current Ritz Carleton being destroyed giving way to the new tower coming up
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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:14 AM   #34
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Awesome design!
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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:15 AM   #35
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I like previous one better.

edit: It is quite strange because I posted this post after Nadini's post.

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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:16 AM   #36
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its nice yes but its not 100% sure if its that tower that will be built or another one, here's another design from another comptetitor








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Old February 4th, 2009, 03:22 AM   #37
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I agree, we'll wait and see for the results, in the meantime the main building is being destroyed and getting ready for the approved tower to go up
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Old February 9th, 2011, 11:14 AM   #38
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I think Carlton Residences by Jamil Ibrahim is being built in this plot now. Whats happening with Ritz Carlton ?
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Old November 16th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #39
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Ritz-Carlton Beirut

For those interested: the subject project of this thread was canceled in late 2007, when the client sold the site during the 2007 Lebanon Conflict and many active projects were temporarily or permanently shelved by nervous developers.

Perkins+Will New York, not Chicago, designed the unbuilt project - under my leadership.

The building currently envisioned for the site was designed by HOK for a different client and bears no resemblance to the posted project. I have not followed whether or not it is built, being built, or was also canceled.

I hope that helps clarify everyone's questions.

Thank you to those who enjoyed our proposal.
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