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Old September 1st, 2008, 11:35 PM   #141
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the pentominium just looks ridiculous with that spire, a poor attempt to add hight to a good design. Lesson 1 on how to ruin a building....
why not a good spire for a good design
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 10:56 AM   #142
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The whole concept behind this block, whilst undoubtedly impressive for its sheer size, is ridiculous. Why the urban designers decided that cramming in supertall residential blocks next to each other was a good idea I'll never know. Theres a few beauties in here like the Pentonium and Ocean Heights but I fear their impact and quality will be lost in amongst all the dross.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 01:15 PM   #143
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The whole concept behind this block, whilst undoubtedly impressive for its sheer size, is ridiculous. Why the urban designers decided that cramming in supertall residential blocks next to each other was a good idea I'll never know.
True, and the first 50 floors of most buildings will have no view, cos' they are too close togheter.

I'm sure Marina skyline would have been better if all those tovers would have been spread across the Marina.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:16 PM   #144
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The whole concept behind this block, whilst undoubtedly impressive for its sheer size, is ridiculous. Why the urban designers decided that cramming in supertall residential blocks next to each other was a good idea I'll never know. Theres a few beauties in here like the Pentonium and Ocean Heights but I fear their impact and quality will be lost in amongst all the dross.
There is no design concept.
Emaar just made all those plots unlimited height and charged twice or three times as much to fill their pockets, simple as that.
In fact I don't think even they anticipated this would happen since at first all the towers were about 50 to 60 floors high. Then came ocean heights, princess tower and najad tower which were all around the same height, about 330m (yes, princess tower was smaller). Everybody thought "WTF????" Then we had 23 marina and the torch, then infinity, then marina 101 and elite residence. The princess tower's height was increased and everybody was thinking
Then as soon as we thought they couldn't possibly get any taller we got the pentominium and damac heights.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 03:29 PM   #145
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Yes but its all rather silly isn't it and suggests that there is no development control whatsoever, more like build what you like where you like. This tallest block on the planet is a disaster in terms of urban design. Consider the potential of the marina and how it would have looked with these supertalls spread out more rather than bunched together offering very poor amenity and visual aspect for many residents. Dubai's hardly struggling for sites like much more developed and dense cities. I can't imagine paying to live 90 floors up, my view dominated by another tower barely 50-100m away. Its all so unneccessary and ill concieved.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 03:46 PM   #146
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Yes but its all rather silly isn't it and suggests that there is no development control whatsoever, more like build what you like where you like. This tallest block on the planet is a disaster in terms of urban design.
Yes it is, especially considering the potential marina sky towers getting built

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Consider the potential of the marina and how it would have looked with these supertalls spread out more rather than bunched together.
Would have looked fantastic! Something like Chicago maybe?

I think having the front row would still be OK, and would be insanely impressive still. Would be great if that large car park or boat park in front of the first row could be turned into a park then.

I think they've lost the plot not only with this area but with the entire marina.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 03:51 PM   #147
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I can't imagine paying to live 90 floors up, my view dominated by another tower barely 50-100m away. Its all so unneccessary and ill concieved.
50m-100m ?

Try 20m at one side of the tower and 40m at the other...






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Old September 2nd, 2008, 03:55 PM   #148
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Would have looked fantastic! Something like Chicago maybe?
Exactly. Supertalls spaced out forming the peaks with smaller developments in between forming clusters and troughs between the big boys. It could have been a very dramatic and dynamic skyline, as it stands I think its going to look very odd. The Pentonium would look stunning as part of a cluster with a smattering of 150m-300m buildings around it. They had a blank canvas at the Marina and the blew it as far as I'm concerned. Still as long as it makes the developer pots of money who cares huh....
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Old September 4th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #149
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I dont know why, but this IMHO is sooo cheap & nasty looking
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Old September 6th, 2008, 06:51 AM   #150
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Old September 18th, 2008, 03:11 AM   #151
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Noobie to this forum. Wasn't sure where to post and could not find a search facility.

I am looking for detailed drawings of the Q1, including measurements. Width of base, length of base, width across back, front etc. Are they available anywhere?
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Old September 18th, 2008, 07:59 AM   #152
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Old September 20th, 2008, 06:38 AM   #153
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hey you do know that the Q1 is actually 383m tall but anyways.
i like it
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Old September 20th, 2008, 08:46 PM   #154
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Old September 21st, 2008, 01:05 PM   #155
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hey you do know that the Q1 is actually 383m tall but anyways.
i like it
where did you read that?
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:18 PM   #156
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hey you do know that the Q1 is actually 383m tall but anyways.
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Hey you do know that the ESB is actually 541m tall but anyways....
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 12:39 PM   #157
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hey you do know that the Q1 is actually 383m tall but anyways.
i like it
hey do you know i've been to the top of Q1 and stayed at the hotel, but anyways
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 02:26 PM   #158
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Q1 is 322.5m tall.
it hasnt got hotel rooms,it has some serviced apartments.
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