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Old April 27th, 2011, 12:08 AM   #921
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Where is Hong Kong's Cullinan?
IMO all those Dubai residential towers look like crap compared to Hong Kong's Cullinan twins.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 07:41 AM   #922
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Old April 29th, 2011, 07:45 AM   #923
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rito, been 2 months
diagram update
Torchs 338m high spire has been placed and erected ,just shit load of scaffold to come down and its new worlds tallest!!
23 Marinas spire is being constructed and is now 358m high.approx 40m to go and that too is complete!
Princess towers dome has started construction and will take a few months to construct and with spire should be completed by end of 2011 one should think?
Pentominium is rising fast and core is now 80m high with lev19 inside!!

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Old April 29th, 2011, 07:50 AM   #924
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god i love dubai. those are res towers are jems that any skyscraper fan would love in thier city's. any true, real skyscraper fan that is. other wise lots of so called skyscraper lovers around here are actualy posers. any time i see a 60 or more floor apartment tower, well i just get all giddy.
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Old April 29th, 2011, 01:30 PM   #925
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World's tallest residential tower set to welcome occupants soon

The Torch in Dubai Marina overtakes Q1 Tower in Australia



Dubai: Dubai's property market has had its share of tall claims from developers, with many of them never making it beyond the drawing board. But this developer has certainly delivered on its promise.

At 348 metres and 86 floors, The Torch in Dubai Marina has won formal recognition as the world's tallest residential tower, surpassing the earlier claimant, the Q1 Tower in Australia's Gold Coast (323 metres).

To lay claim to the title, The Torch met the requirement set by the likes of Emporis Standards Committee and the Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat, in that a building should at least have 90 per cent residential use to qualify.

The Torch's newfound status sits well with what Dubai and its towers have achieved in the recent past, most notably by the Burj Khalifa's 828 metres. In fact, Dubai has got strong representation in the Emporis Standards Committee's list of the world's tallest residential towers.

The Torch, a development by UK-based Select Group, is set to take in its first residents next month. While chuffed at the new accolade, the developer is also sitting pretty as more than 80 per cent of the 676 apartment units have buyers.

The units carry a price tag of Dh1,000 a square foot and up. So what made investors hold on in a soft market?

Prime location

"The prime location and design was the key offering, in addition to us offering lengthy payment plans beyond the completion dates," said Rahail Eslam, CEO. "If we look at Torch prices when we originally sold, they are still resilient in today's market.

"The properties were sold at reasonable levels and we had active construction throughout the tough economic period. All of these taken together certainly contributed in retaining the majority of the investors."

According to a spokesperson at Better Homes' Dubai Marina office, quality builds have been able to hold their market value, currently averaging around Dh1,100-Dh1,200 a square foot, "while poorly constructed properties are having a harder time matching market rates".

The investments were substantial at Dh665 million. "The group has invested substantial equity to complete our projects," said Eslam.

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Old April 30th, 2011, 08:33 AM   #926
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Dubai’s new world record - The Torch

The 86-storey tower at Dubai Marina is 348m tall and 25m higher than Q1 Tower of Gold Coast in Australia, the previous record holder

By StaffPublished Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dubai has yet another world record in its name - the world’s tallest residential tower - ‘The Torch'.

Acording to a report in Khaleej Times, the 86-storey tower at Dubai Marina is 348 metres tall and 25 metres higher than Q1 Tower of Gold Coast in Australia, the previous holder of this distinction.

The tower is ready for handover next month. It comprises 676 apartments, of which 90 per cent has been sold at prices ranging from Dh800 to Dh1,000 per square foot.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...04-30-1.386972
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Old May 1st, 2011, 09:56 AM   #927
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Old May 1st, 2011, 11:26 AM   #928
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Dubai’s new world record - The Torch

The 86-storey tower at Dubai Marina is 348m tall and 25m higher than Q1 Tower of Gold Coast in Australia, the previous record holder

By StaffPublished Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dubai has yet another world record in its name - the world’s tallest residential tower - ‘The Torch'.

Acording to a report in Khaleej Times, the 86-storey tower at Dubai Marina is 348 metres tall and 25 metres higher than Q1 Tower of Gold Coast in Australia, the previous holder of this distinction.

The tower is ready for handover next month. It comprises 676 apartments, of which 90 per cent has been sold at prices ranging from Dh800 to Dh1,000 per square foot.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...04-30-1.386972
New record for Dubai: 23 Marina is the world's tallest residential tower

Tower surpasses The Torch by almost 47 metres; Hircon to begin handover from August

By Parag DeulgaonkarPublished Sunday, May 01, 2011


Come August, Hircon International, a Dubai-based developer, will commence handover of 23 Marina, a 395-metre tower in Dubai Marina, which will then surpass The Torch as the world’s tallest residential tower by almost 47 metres.

“We have got the utility connections… we will have temporary power connection by next week. Snagging notice has been send to investors and we expect residents to move into the apartments by August,” Darshan Hiranandani, Director, Hircon International, told Emirates 24|7.

The 90-storey tower comprises 288 apartments and three penthouses. It has two and three-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom duplexes, ranging from 1,709 sq ft to 5,775 sq ft.

Earlier this week, Select Group, a private property developer, said it will begin handover of The Torch tower, a 348 metres (1,142 ft), 86-storey residential tower, in Dubai Marina from May.

It beat Q1 Tower off Gold Coast, Australia, (323 metres, 1,058 ft) to clinch the title for the world’s tallest residential tower.

In November, Tameer Holding President Federico Tauber told this website that the 107-storey Princess Tower and 91-storey Elite Residence in Dubai Marina will be handed over in the fourth quarter. The 414-metre tower has 763 units, while the latter 381-metre tower has 696 units.

According to Hiranandani, 23 Marina is likely to have an occupancy rate of between 50 and 60 per cent, as most of the apartments have been bought by end-users.

http://www.emirates247.com/property/...05-01-1.387403

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Old May 1st, 2011, 04:33 PM   #929
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Alot of movements in this competition. I don't know exactly but I think some towers had this title for tens of years, while now in one year there are 4 different highest res towers.
Q1 < Torch < 23 Marina < Princess
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Old May 1st, 2011, 07:13 PM   #930
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it looks so small rising between all this supertalls
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 02:26 AM   #931
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Dubai’s new world record - The Torch

The 86-storey tower at Dubai Marina is 348m tall and 25m higher than Q1 Tower of Gold Coast in Australia, the previous record holder

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New record for Dubai: 23 Marina is the world's tallest residential tower

Tower surpasses The Torch by almost 47 metres; Hircon to begin handover from August

By Parag DeulgaonkarPublished Sunday, May 01, 2011
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 04:09 AM   #932
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Torch will have the World record for May, June and July only.
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 09:40 AM   #933
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So better rent it out fast before it runs out of hype
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 01:42 PM   #934
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i lolled
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 02:42 PM   #935
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ok great news.
hey atleast Torch made the history books, it will be there forever now!! even if it was for only 3months
so does it go like this>
322.5m,Q1 tower, GC, Australia/ 2005-2011
348m,Torch, Dubai,UAE/-may2011
395m,23marina,Dubai,UAE/-Aug2011
414m ,princess tower, Dubai, UAE/-Nov2011
516m,Pentominium,Dubai,UAE/, 2014?

thanks for updates imre
diagram update tomoz
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 01:45 AM   #936
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update.
didnt realize Dubai had the worlds tallest before Q1 also being 21st Century tower.
Q1 came along and ruined the sequence! ;-)
looks like its home of the tallest resis now!

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 01:05 PM   #937
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haha didnt know that either
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 06:42 PM   #938
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 06:42 PM   #939
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Tallest block featured in this Sean Kingston video. Check out the ocean heights night lighting.




and watch Ja Rule jump out of a plane over the marina

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