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Old March 14th, 2008, 11:24 PM   #1
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DUBAI | Burj Al Fattan | 463m | 1519ft | 97 fl | Pro

A tower proposed in front of al fattan towers in Dubai Marina. Imre mentioned this as a rumour a few weeks ago.





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Old March 14th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #2
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Old March 15th, 2008, 12:13 AM   #3
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I think this tower is an example of "too much of a good thing." I see congested roads in the picture and limited beach front. How does adding this huge building, which blocks the view of the two most pleasing towers in the neighborhood and which places a strain on overburdened infrastructure, make sense?
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Old March 15th, 2008, 12:15 AM   #4
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It doesn't, they're just greedy bastards and if destroying the area means more $ then it'll be done
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Old March 15th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #5
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Great tower but wrong location! I say put that tower in Business Bay!
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Old March 15th, 2008, 01:09 AM   #6
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This is a sweet looking tower. What's with the sheiks face on the tower? Is there supposed to be a large TV display near the top?
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Old March 15th, 2008, 01:14 AM   #7
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lol no, they just put giant posters with their faces, dunno what that is about...
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Old March 15th, 2008, 01:25 AM   #8
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reminds me on the 2nd Infinity tower ( never build )
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Old March 15th, 2008, 01:28 AM   #9
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lol no, they just put giant posters with their faces, dunno what that is about...
The owner (General Al Fattan) is a old and very close friend of Sheik Mohamed.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 01:28 AM   #10
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lol if built.. imagine the site in 5-10 years with Al burj in the picture ... DAMN!
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The fact is that the existing Oasis Beach Hotel on the plot, will close for demolishing by September 1st, 2008.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 01:37 AM   #12
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Wonderful building,but wrong place......it is too close to the beach and block
the view from other buildings
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yes, agree. the view to the sea from the al fattan towers will be blocked
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Old March 15th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #14
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I have an Idea... why dont they just put it on Man Made island like Burj Al Arab, wont block a lot of view and increases the hotel's reputation
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Old March 15th, 2008, 02:04 AM   #15
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good idea, really!

but i would prefer this design for it:

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Old March 15th, 2008, 03:07 AM   #16
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good idea, really!

but i would prefer this design for it:

http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...black+gold.jpg
Yes, please.

I loooove that design. I'd be pissed if it never gets built.
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This tower would screw the whole area... Would block the central masterpiece twins of JBR, would stand out in front of all the buildings in the are and... No, wrong location... The design looks quite good, but please build it somewhere else...
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Old March 15th, 2008, 04:33 AM   #18
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Awesome design. One of those mind-bogglind renders you hope will turn out as good in reality.

And whats with the negativity. This location is awesome. it'll stand out like a flagship in front of JBR and make the skyline much more alive.

As for congestion/too high/not enough view/not enough beach/not enough whatever: the benefits of this tower far outweighs the prices imho!
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Old March 15th, 2008, 04:38 AM   #19
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Geez, another Dubai Mega Building! WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?!? Can they every STOP!?! OK, stop with this nonsense. I think the ruler of Dubai and his family and blood are all MEGALOMANIACS!!! Which is a very good thing because most of the famous people in the world including Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte and Genghis Khan are all Megalomaniacs! We need these kind of people these days.
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...Which is good for us Skyscraper lovers... It does really look out of place though, this really must be an afterthought, much to the distraught of the urban planners of JBR.
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