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Old February 29th, 2008, 05:24 PM   #1
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ALMATY | The Foster Towers | 216m | 48 fl x 2 | 15 fl x 2 | Vision

The Foster Towers

Developer: Capital Partners (Kazakhstan)
Construction: ENKA (Turkey)
Architects: Foster And Partners (UK)

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The Almaty Financial District Fosters Towers will be the tallest building in Kazakhstan when completed. The project is scheduled to open in 2009 and will comprise of two 48 storey office towers, residential apartments and a retail element. The three combined components of the scheme will be served by a shared underground car park offering approximately 1,600 parking spaces, distributed over three underground levels.

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Few architecture firms are fortunate enough to have the exceptionally high brand awareness and international reputation enjoyed by Norman Fosters and Partners, whose masterplan will change the skyline of the city with this landmark project. It will form Phase 4 of the incredibly ambitious Almaty Financial District project.

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Situated to the north of the city’s major access route, Al-Farabi Avenue, the Towers site will be positioned directly opposite the earlier phases of the Almaty Financial District and adjacent to another site also being designed by Fosters and Partners – Almaty Financial District Phase 5 - primarily to offer residential apartments but also with some office and retail space.

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Old February 29th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #2
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I LOVE IT!!!!!
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Old February 29th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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the tower is fat
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Old February 29th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #4
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the tower is fat
There is a limitation in Almaty for high buildings (because of earthquakes). Thst's why looks a bit fat! There was an exception for project like this....
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Old February 29th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #5
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After the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, Khan Shatyry, and Astana's Central Markets supertall, Foster Towers will become Sir Norman Foster's fourth creation in Kazakhstan:


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Old February 29th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #6
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Old February 29th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #7
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There is a limitation in Almaty for high buildings (because of earthquakes). Thst's why looks a bit fat! There was an exception for project like this....
he prob'ly meant "phat"!
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Old February 29th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #8
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Wow, those towers are amazing!
Go Almaty!!! Congrats. BTW, I love Kazakhstan.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #9
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Veeery Classy and great height!
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Old February 29th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #10
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Awesome design !!
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Old March 1st, 2008, 12:34 AM   #11
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Great. I love it!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 07:17 AM   #12
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Construction site update

Nothing much to see as of yet because of where they're at but I though I'd post a few pictures anyway. Thank you to our forumer Adil for taking your time to go up there and shoot the site:

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Old April 2nd, 2008, 07:22 AM   #13
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great design! The Olympic flame reaches Almaty today. Cheers!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 07:36 AM   #14
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Indeed, the Olympic torch relay is being set out from the Medeu ice skating rink in Almaty as we speak!

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Old April 2nd, 2008, 07:49 AM   #15
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Another Crazy Twin Tower Design!
So many steel on this tower.
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that's how i know Foster!
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #19
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Amazing towers. Another great design from Foster.
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What a great building! Almaty rules!
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