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Old April 2nd, 2008, 11:47 AM   #21
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Where are you guys getting all these awesome information? It looks really cool!!
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 11:51 AM   #22
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 01:28 PM   #23
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yuk and totally immature architecture for the marina
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 01:40 PM   #24
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Would have looked better in Business Bay imo...
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 01:54 PM   #25
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Ok so they start in May, going ot take 6 months to dig a hole, put piles in and then 1-2 years to pump all the water, so construction will start in late 2009, early 2010
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 08:58 PM   #26
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i hope the Infinity-accident will not happen again here
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Old April 4th, 2008, 03:20 AM   #27
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Marina Sky Towers plot.



A shared 14 storey podium will look huge !
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Old April 4th, 2008, 06:21 PM   #28
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Yes - such a podium could be nearly as tall as The Torch, 23 Marina and Mag 218 on the pic. But the rendering shows a podium of only about 8-9 storeys, so probably it won`t be that tall, or the number includes the basement levels. Anyway this would be enough - too huge podiums make the towers on top appear smaller. On the render, it looks okay to me, as the podium is not boxy like most of the neighbours', but rolling smartly along the waterside.

All in all I like this design, although I'd even prefer three different towers here.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #29
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I don't think it will be that render.

But the podium will be 14 stories above ground, so would look immense !!

I wonder if a 14 storey podium would include a shopping mall or is just for parking and a couple for facilities and restaurants overlooking the marina.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #30
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For everyone that is interested to see how such a large podium with a tall skyscrapers looks like, i have an example from Bangkog. The building in that pic is 230m tall.
[IMG]http://i29.************/2d8pfv6.jpg[/IMG]
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Old April 4th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #31
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that base looks to big
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Old April 4th, 2008, 09:41 PM   #32
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what is the yearly office space take up in dubai? is there really demand for 100 storey office towers with over 200,000 sqm?
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Old April 4th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #33
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You can see the Torch. In this pic it should be 15 floors high (without core). So you can imagine how tall this podium will be!!!!

Nice pic btw Thx Steve
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Old April 5th, 2008, 03:31 AM   #34
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what is the yearly office space take up in dubai? is there really demand for 100 storey office towers with over 200,000 sqm?
Commercial occupancy is currently at 97%-98%, i.e. it's all full and prices are skyrocketing. Demand is atm far outstripping demand. So yeah, it's about the place in the world with most demand for a 100 story office tower

But ofcourse, this is not the only office tower being built in Dubai these days
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Old April 5th, 2008, 03:44 AM   #35
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what is the yearly office space take up in dubai? is there really demand for 100 storey office towers with over 200,000 sqm?
there's plans for the tallest office building in the DFC area. so freedom tower wont be the tallest office building inthe world
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Old April 5th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #36
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Bland and boring, nothing new when it comes to Dubai, it's either hit or miss.
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Old April 5th, 2008, 04:58 AM   #37
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Eh... I'm getting scared with the talk of a 14 story podium for 3 towers. Especially in a plot that big. I don't really like buildings with really tall podiums.
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Old April 5th, 2008, 06:17 AM   #38
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I can't understand what the usage would be for 14 storeys. The only thing I can imagine is that it will be some kind of shopping mall. Why else would you need that many? Most towers here only need 5 or so. I understand that a commercial tower will need more parking but surely not 14 are needed in that huge shared podium, especially since there will also be 3 below ground!

The empty plots that runs back from this plot will be the marina arcade mall which is for high fashion shops similar to Rodeo drive. I wonder then if there will be a need for an additional mall in the podium for more useful stores ?
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Old April 5th, 2008, 03:26 PM   #39
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I'm sure 14 would be the total number of parking floors, including those underground. Probably 7 underground and 7 above ground (including the G floor)
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Old April 5th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #40
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The press release says 3 underground.

So the best location in the marina will just become a massive parking mall :bash
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