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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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AKTAU | Energy Tower | 340m | 1115 ft | Pro ‎

At 340 meters, the Energy Tower will be the tallest building in 'Aktau City', a working title for a major undertaking to build a new business and tourism center on the Caspian Sea shore near Aktau, Kazakhstan, a town of 154,000. According to Koetter Kim & Associates, an oil tower shaped skyscraper is envisaged to become "city's primary identifying icon".



Type: Mixed-use(office/retail spaces + luxury condominiums)
Developer: Kazemir Aktau
Architects: Koetter Kim and Associates
Height: 340 m





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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:13 PM   #2
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very nice tower
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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #3
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Wow cool, Koetter Kim are the same architects who are doing the new NATO HQ in Brussels
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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #4
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looks similar to 122 leadenhall in lonon
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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #5
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Stunning building!

Gotta love the waterfront development .
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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #6
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Wow cool, Koetter Kim are the same architects who are doing the new NATO HQ in Brussels
Yes. They also did a master plan for Aktau:



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looks similar to 122 leadenhall in lonon
It is. But then again, for many architects when it comes down to working in a trend market, all buildings would look a bit similar.

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Stunning building!

Gotta love the waterfront development .
The waterfront development you see here is actually part of the 'Aktau-City', a Central Asian version of Dubai.

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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #7
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wow! is this real. aktau looks fascinating

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Old April 19th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #8
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Allow me to put it this way: there is a good chance the tower will eventually get built, but it may be quite a while..


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Old April 19th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #9
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Old April 19th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #10
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fantastic design. never heard of this city before, but it looks like there are very ambitious plans for this place.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 11:25 PM   #11
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fantastic design. never heard of this city before, but it looks like there are very ambitious plans for this place.
Well, Aktau is certainly one of those places you'd call a 'backwater town'. Founded as a closed Soviet military outpost and the site for Kazakhstan's only nuclear station(currently not in operation) it wasn't until independence and the oil discovery that Aktau began flourishing as a bustling commerce city. It is also nation's only commercial Caspian sea port.

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Old April 19th, 2008, 11:32 PM   #12
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I had to deal with kazachstan - or astana to be precise - years ago quite a lot.
it's very interesting to see how much the country has changed since then.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 01:27 AM   #13
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That's very impressive
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Old April 20th, 2008, 01:35 AM   #14
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nice, reminds me a bit on "The Shard" in london
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Old April 20th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #15
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Looks high-tech.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 05:54 PM   #16
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Amazing design for Kazakhstan really futuristic the east is booming allot
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Old April 20th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #17
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looks similar to 122 leadenhall in lonon
Eh? It looks more like Liebskind's Freedom Tower to me..
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Old April 20th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #18
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Congrats to Aktau! Finally something very impressive outside Astana. Very beautiful tower!
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Old April 20th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #19
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Kind of like Dubai. Kazakhstan has got f*&$ lots of oil money now :-o
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Old April 20th, 2008, 11:35 PM   #20
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wow, amazing project!! it doesn't seem an energy tower...
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