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Old March 8th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #1041
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08/March/2012

Dubai Marina, tallest block

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Old March 8th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #1042
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those are fabulous looking structures in my opinion but that whole cluster just looks fake, manufactured even, just not real
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Old March 8th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #1043
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They're so 'seen one, seen 'em all' but I still basically enjoy it. I definitely want to see them in person but they lack a certain character that will keep Dubai from becoming a NYC calibur city.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #1044
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yeah there is no liveliness like it is in other metro cities but still those structures are fabulous
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Old March 28th, 2012, 04:11 AM   #1045
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Old March 29th, 2012, 02:21 PM   #1046
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There's a new residential project coming up in Bangkok worth around $1.2billion. Its confirmed. Not sure about the height yet though.

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The Nation March 28, 2012 1:00 am

Tipaporn Chearavanont, left, and Chadatip Chutrakul, right
Siam Piwat, the operator of Siam Centre and Siam Discovery Centre, yesterday signed a joint-venture agreement with CP Group and Magnolia Quality Development for the development of a mega mixed-use project, which will require the country's highest-ever investment by the private sector.

Worth about Bt35 billion, the project - described as a world-class lifestyle shopping and residential destination - will be developed on a 40-rai (6.4-hectare) plot on Charoen Nakhon Road in Bangkok. Construction will commence early next year, with completion scheduled for 2015.
"We are preparing the master plan, which will be based on an in-depth survey of 5,000 respondents aged from 18 to 60 who live within a 20-kilometre radius of the project," said Siam Piwat chief executive officer Chadatip Chutrakul. "Consisting of Thais, expatriates and foreign tourists, the respondents will share their valuable ideas and requirements on what they would like to have in the project when it has been developed."
Siam Piwat will own 50 per cent of the project, with CP Group and Magnolia each having 25 per cent. The land will account for 12 per cent of the overall project cost, and the debt-to-equity ratio will be 1:1, she said.
Tipaporn Chearavanont, CEO of Magnolia Quality Development, said: "We want the new property development, which will include a residential project, to be among the first choices for foreigners who want to live in Bangkok.
They can spend their normal life as when they are abroad, such as working, trading stock and connecting to the outside world.
"The project will serve the Asean Economic Community, which comes into effect in 2015, and will create a big flow of people in and out Thailand."

Location 'very accessible'
Chadatip said the project location would be very accessible - only five minutes from the Silom and Sathorn business districts - and could be reached by boat from the Chao Phraya River, or by the BTS Skytrain. It will have a 400-metre frontage, and will be surrounded by many 5-star hotels.
"This plot of land is blessed with a breathtakingly beautiful view and great business potential," she said.
"It lies close to Bangkok's central business district with the broadest reach to potential customers, whether they be Thais living along the north and south banks of the river who will have easy access by boat, or Thais and foreigners working and living in the business districts of Silom, Sathorn, Sampeng and Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, as well as residents in the Thon Buri and Ratchaphruek areas, and a large number of tourists staying at 5-star hotels all around the development.
"It is a really strategic location in western Bangkok," she said.
Tipaporn said: "We are pioneering this new era in the design of such developments in Thailand, leaving behind the phase of mixed-use developments and moving forward to what I call the era of 'magnificent location' developments.
"This land, firmly placed at the centre of the city's river life, has been lying full of untapped potential. It has witnessed the evolution of Bangkok and life along the Chao Phraya River for centuries. And it will now become a hugely sought-after prestige address that is priceless, and one that proudly carries that heritage," she added.
The Magnolia CEO said that because of its size and its location, the project would also help pump life into the city and re-energise Bangkok, as well as enable many more people to benefit from the waterfront.

Physical/emotional landmark
"We want to create a physical and an emotional landmark; not just another building or commercial venture, but something that can further enhance Bangkok's stature in the region and the world; something that will become a new attraction in the city for both local and international visitors. That's because we have seen that iconic landmarks on a city's main river can move that city forward - whether in Paris, London, Shanghai or Sydney," she said.
"This project can help Bangkok capture a historic opportunity - one that will make it a top regional hub for tourism and business, increasing the flow of people and businesses into Thailand and helping to propel our economy upwards."
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Old March 29th, 2012, 03:05 PM   #1047
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It's great to see all of the buildings together. Definitely a wonderful example of how supertalls can be more than just a blot on the landscape.

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Old March 29th, 2012, 03:09 PM   #1048
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There's a new residential project coming up in Bangkok worth around $1.2billion. Its confirmed. Not sure about the height yet though.
It says mixed-use in the article
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Old March 30th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #1049
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30/March/2012

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Old March 30th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #1050
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It says mixed-use in the article
Oh sorry hahaha, I didn't know they dont put mixed use into the same category as residential.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 08:09 PM   #1051
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Sadly, most of these Dubai towers are so ugly... Unfortunate, as their density is impressive.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #1052
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That's True. But the good thing is that its designs must be unique to their culture.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 01:58 AM   #1053
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Great looking but they like all of Dubai are mostly empty. It's all for show and status. Look at us! We have the best skyline in the world! Two words - OPEC cartel.

Nice to look at but after that wears off, you're left with nothing.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 05:53 AM   #1054
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 05:07 PM   #1055
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Too much money lies there. It's so ironic that people there have so much money that they don't know what to do with it so they build and build and build whole cities while others have to work for decades or more to buy or build just one small house...
And all these building express exactly that thing in my opinion and that's why I don't like them apart from the design.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 06:32 PM   #1056
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Many of those towers were funded by European investors (a lot of British) and the completed ones are approx 80% occupied, mostly rented out as investments for the European people to pay off their mortgages on them.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 07:15 PM   #1057
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Too much money lies there. It's so ironic that people there have so much money that they don't know what to do with it so they build and build and build whole cities while others have to work for decades or more to buy or build just one small house...
And all these building express exactly that thing in my opinion and that's why I don't like them apart from the design.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 11:36 PM   #1058
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 11:47 PM   #1059
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Shit!!...Is that a real life picture...Looks gorgeous from this angle.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 12:10 AM   #1060
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looks like a painting x)
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