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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:19 AM   #441
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I too enjoy the cables, don't know if they are only aesthetic or are really pulling any weight there.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 09:30 AM   #442
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They are certainly tension cables. It's one of my favorite aspects of the design. I wonder how they will be anchored though. The renders just show that the originate from the towers almost magically.
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Old October 28th, 2008, 11:28 AM   #443
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They are certainly tension cables. It's one of my favorite aspects of the design. I wonder how they will be anchored though. The renders just show that the originate from the towers almost magically.
Ah! Those Cables!
Actually what they could do is place lights on them. Little blue LEDs could do the trick! That would look totally awesome at night!
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Old October 31st, 2008, 01:38 AM   #444
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We need those cables for the next-next-next... James Bond film
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Old October 31st, 2008, 02:08 AM   #445
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Ah! Those Cables!
Actually what they could do is place lights on them. Little blue LEDs could do the trick! That would look totally awesome at night!
Agreed.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 06:22 AM   #446
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Security for those bridges

We will probably need to beef up the security on those bridges. I bet some crazy "Base jumpers" or "Bungee jumpers" would try to take advantage of them.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 06:34 AM   #447
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I really didn't like this building when the first renders were shown. After seeing the more detailed renders on the previous page I've completely changed my mind. The patterns on the cladding makes it look really interesting and unique. The first renders gave the impression of a shiny metal cladded building and that's the main thing I didn't like about it. The skybridges are a brilliant idea and the cables look like a piece of art in there own right. The angles they create look brilliant. I really like the idea of lighting up the cables at night, that'd look fantastic.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 07:13 AM   #448
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WOW

Very stunning building...
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Old October 31st, 2008, 10:37 AM   #449
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I really like the idea of lighting up the cables at night, that'd look fantastic.
I have been thinking about this and what would be really cool is if they would light up the bridges with very bright white lights and turn off all the lights on the building sides at night. We would get an illusion of the bridges floating in the sky.
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Old October 31st, 2008, 01:12 PM   #450
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Old October 31st, 2008, 05:10 PM   #451
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Palm trees at that height

[QUOTE=LoverOfDubai;27230542]These:




I wonder if the palm trees will have a problem trying to survive at such a height. The reason why I ask because I live on the 14th floor and it seems that certain plants do not do good on my balcony where on the 1st floor for example the same type of plants are doing good.

I am not a plant expert but I notice certain plants just do not grow good at certain heights!
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Old October 31st, 2008, 05:27 PM   #452
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OMG the render above is sooooo great....the cables are the balconies ohhhh thanks Smith for designing such a great icon...

I hope they will really build this one....would be a shame if not.

i aöready feel sorry for the workers who will build those balconies and install the cables....:-D
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Old October 31st, 2008, 08:16 PM   #453
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Man. That render. WOW. Looks very futuristic.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 01:47 AM   #454
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I wonder if the palm trees will have a problem trying to survive at such a height. The reason why I ask because I live on the 14th floor and it seems that certain plants do not do good on my balcony where on the 1st floor for example the same type of plants are doing good.

I am not a plant expert but I notice certain plants just do not grow good at certain heights!
a lot of hotels / buildings in Dubai use mummified trees rather than real ones...a lot more expensive though. A real palm tree goes for close to AED10,000 where as a mummified tree is in excess of ten-fold that value. So if the real trees dont work, they'll probably get those.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 06:02 AM   #455
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thats actually quite interesting
i wonder how one would go about mummifying a tree?
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I wonder if the palm trees will have a problem trying to survive at such a height. The reason why I ask because I live on the 14th floor and it seems that certain plants do not do good on my balcony where on the 1st floor for example the same type of plants are doing good.

I am not a plant expert but I notice certain plants just do not grow good at certain heights!
Do not forget that this is just an initial rendering. They change over time. If you follow diagrams by an architect for a specific building, you will see that many aspects (including landscaping) changes as the architects and developers begin to consider the specifics.
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Old November 1st, 2008, 07:17 AM   #457
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good question senju. i have noticed that many renderings (and not just in dubai) have some sort of "sky garden" but are there any completed buildings with plants growing on the upper floors? what is currently the highest garden in the world?
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Old November 1st, 2008, 09:02 AM   #458
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thats actually quite interesting
i wonder how one would go about mummifying a tree?
i gather its very similar to how a taxidermist would stuff an animal. i've read that they strip the tree apart, treat it with chemicals, stuff the bark, etc, and reattach everything. quiet the surgery!
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Old November 1st, 2008, 11:58 AM   #459
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does anyone knows when they start to build it ...?
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Old November 1st, 2008, 12:22 PM   #460
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This is the most amazing design I've ever seen, but I honestly don't understand how this building is sustainable!

How many units for residential? How much space for commercial? This is such a massive building it rivals a mid-size city! How can they possibly expect to lease/sell all the floor space in this building, let alone the entire development? It absolutely boggles my mind.

P.S. Does anyone else think that the more Dubai builds, the more sense it makes for us to actually get a condo (should we ever get rich enough) somewhere lesser-known that can actually see the WHOLE skyline? I mean I would never buy a unit in Burj Dubai, coz then you CAN'T see Burj Dubai from your window! lol. It's like how they say the best place to see Paris is on Tour Montpanasse coz they you don't see Tour Montpanasse.
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