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Old September 13th, 2008, 11:09 PM   #121
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Supertall news:


Pictures of what may be the site for the Atrium City towers rumoured to be 850m high!!!
This site is behind the towers across the road from emirates towers.




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"The Skyscraper" in business bay may be restarting soon according to 234sale.

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I spoke to one of the representatives of the Developer

They confirmed the would be starting the construction shortly using an contractor linked to the Developer.

[IMG]http://i34.************/o8a3af.jpg[/IMG]
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A couple of extra things I did.

Deleted the mohammed bin rashid gardens concept towers. I don't think they are even in concept stage, just some visual treats put in the renders. I don't think they know what they're going to build there yet.

Added one park avenue

Hekma tower is on hold

Deleted the DWTC landmark tower. Recent models indicate that it will not be there.
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Old September 19th, 2008, 05:50 PM   #122
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I WAS THE FIRST ONE TO FIND IT: !!!!!!!!!

Meraas dreams of a city in the sky
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Last Updated: September 19. 2008 12:30AM UAE / September 18. 2008 8:30PM GMT
Demolition work has begun in the Satwa neighbourhood of Dubai for Jumeirah Garden City, but Meraas has not yet specified which of three building plans it will pursue. Pawan Singh / The National
It may seem like a tall order, but a Dubai developer is considering building a tower three times the height of the Burj Dubai.

Three designs have been drawn up for the planned Jumeirah Garden City project, with the most breathtaking being a 2.4km-high edifice called the Dubai City Tower.
Renderings of the Dubai City Tower show six separate buildings twisting into a single structure dubbed a “vertical city”, capped by a 400-metre “energy-producing spire”.

“The Dubai City Tower pushes every edge of building design,” says the design proposal, which is circulating on the internet.

“For centuries man has pushed construction toward the heavens. The sheer scale of this project will focus the world’s eye towards the city of Dubai, but it will be the tower’s design and image that will preserve Dubai City Tower’s grandeur into the future.”

Meraas, the property developer and private equity fund of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is behind the project, according to a consultant for the company and a developer familiar with the plans.

The Dubai City Tower would dwarf the Burj Dubai, which reached 688 metres earlier this month. Emaar, the developer of the Burj Dubai, has kept the final height secret in part to prevent other developers from announcing taller projects.

The design prospectus for the Dubai City Tower, which does not list its developer or architect, shows the tower looming over the waterfront, near a marina.

It would have 400 storeys with each set of 100 storeys forming a “neighbourhood” and a Sky Plaza operating as a “town centre”. A vertical bullet train would ferry people from one “neighbourhood” to another.

The building would be fitted with solar panels and wind turbines, and biospheres that double as recreational parks and water purification centres.

Carol Willis, the director of the Skyscraper Museum in New York and a professor of urban studies at Columbia University, said the project appeared “buildable in technical terms” but economically difficult to justify.

Alastair Collins, of the international Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, said that height was the easy part with skyscrapers.

“The hardest part is the servicing of the height: the transportation, power, water and waste disposal,” he said, adding that such a tower would also produce swarms of traffic.

Another of the plans for the Jumeirah Garden City project includes designs for a building called the Atrium City Towers, which would incorporate three tall towers and was designed by architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill. Mr Smith also designed the Burj Dubai.

A spokesman for Meraas declined to comment on the designs, but said the company would reveal its plans at Cityscape Dubai on Oct 6. An advertisement for Meraas on the Cityscape website hints at a design similar to the Atrium project.

“They are seeking to create a standout building in that location, which is otherwise going to be really low-level,” the consultant said. “It will have the best quality hotels and commercial space in the heart of what is going to be a predominantly residential area with gardens.”

Meraas was created in 2007 and gained attention this year when it joined a coalition of investors that financed Boston Properties’ purchase of the General Motors building in New York for US$2.8 billion (Dh10.28bn). It was the most expensive office building sale in American history.

Jumeirah Garden City will be located in two districts, Satwa and Al Wasl, that are being razed to make way for the new development. The project includes a canal system and several iconic buildings.

“Sheikh Mohammed likes competition,” a consultant familiar with the company said. “He wants to add another layer to the other government-backed developers to challenge Sama, DP World and Nakheel.”

The company has also been hiring veterans in the Dubai market, including Binod Shankar, the former chief financial officer of Dubai Waterfront Corporation; Rashid Doleh, the former chief executive of Emaar Malls Group; and Vivek Rao, the former head of finance at Tamweel.

A mile-high tower is planned by Kingdom Holdings for Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait also has a 1km tower in the works. Nakheel, another Dubai developer, is expected to announce a tower to rise higher than 1km in Al Burj, according to published reports.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 10:55 AM   #123
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Great news !!!

New height of Burj Al Alam is 510 m!!!!

Burj Al Alam contractor to be named in two months


The main contractor for the Dh4billion Burj al Alam project will be announced within the next two months and work is scheduled to start by January 2009, says the developer.

Meanwhile the height of the structure has been increased to 510m.

The Fortune Group project was launched in 2006 with a planned height of 482m, which was later revised to 501m.

Business Development Director Najia Mahboob denied rumours the project was on hold and said construction would be completed by the end of 2011. The project was originally scheduled for completion by 2009.

"We are a bit delayed," Mahboob told Emirates Business. "The site was handed over to us by Dubai Properties eight months late – they wanted to remove a camel track that went along the site."

Meanwhile the piling and shoring work, which started a year ago, is nearing completion. "The piling work is being done by MEPS. It is a plot area of 300,000 sq ft and one of the biggest piling operations in the region. The design and structural approvals have been obtained from the authorities and soil investigation is complete.

"There has been a slight change in the design. The height of the structure has been increased to 510m and plans to build a helipad on top have been scrapped."

Fortune Group was earlier reported to be negotiating with three contractors for the main contract.

Arabtec yesterday said it had pulled out of the bidding to build Dubai's second tallest building.

Mahboob said Arabtec was not chosen because of several factors including the pricing. "They were firstly very expensive," she added. "We also decided not to go with them because of the resources and the time period. We wanted the project to be complete by the end of 2011."

But she refused to reveal the names of the contractors still in the bidding, but said both were international companies with projects in the UAE.

The Burj Al Alam tower building will features a crown with a sky garden, club facilities and spa. The designs include a full curtain wall system with three external curtain wall "petals".


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Old October 4th, 2008, 01:57 PM   #124
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Marina Sky Towers project is cancelled.

Has become this:

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Old October 4th, 2008, 02:01 PM   #125
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doesn't look like 300m+ anymore
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Old October 5th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #126
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Tameer's 600m tower is now called Anara. No render yet but we will get them in the next few days hopefully.
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Old October 5th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #127
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Marina Sky Towers project is cancelled.

Has become this:

Much better only the base is way to massif and to bold...
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Old October 5th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #128
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Indeed a good thing that they abandoned the old Marina Sky Towers design. They just were not the right towers for that location.
The base of the new design looks fine in my opinion by the way. It's not that big and bold.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 02:15 PM   #129
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Nakheel Tower

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http://www.ameinfo.com/170471.html



World's tallest tower





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Old October 6th, 2008, 02:29 PM   #130
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Old October 6th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #131
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In the midst of the worst American financial crisis since the Great Depression Dubai continues to pump out the World's Tallest Structures. Incredible.
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Old October 6th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #132
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As far as i am aware it's party time for the middle east and asia, buying up cheap american assets for the long term. Even Australians are going to the US to buy cheap property.
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Dubai is a other world with his one rules!
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Old October 6th, 2008, 05:14 PM   #134
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may I present: Anara Tower, 125 F:

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Old October 6th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #135
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Recap of the latest...

NAKHEEL TOWER - Nakheel Harbour - 200+ floors - 1000m+



ONE DUBAI - Jumeirah Gardens City - 201 floors - 850m+/-



ANARA - Sheikh Zayed Road - 125 floors - 700m+/-



ONE PARK AVENUE - Jumeirah Gardens City - 125 floors - 600m+/-



PARK GATE - Jumeirah Gardens City - 30-40 floors - 101 floors - 600m+/-


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Old October 6th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #136
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very impressive!!!
are all these projects going to be build ????
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Old October 7th, 2008, 12:31 AM   #137
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when will be finished all this projects??
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Old October 7th, 2008, 12:54 AM   #138
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very impressive!!!
are all these projects going to be build ????
I ask the same question...

Are these fantastic projects really going to be build...?

En espaņol para los latinoamericanos que esten en el foro...

Me impresionan mucho estos proyectos, pero sera que son proyectos que van muchisimo mas alla de lo que jamas imaginariamos aca en America Latina que cuesta, al menos a mi, dar credito a tan fantasticos monumentos.
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yes, they'll be build.
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yes, they'll be build.
So amazing...

As I said in spanish, it's hard for us here in Latin America to belive in such projects... We wouldn't even dream with such stuff... I'm glad that over there they reach new heights...

As of here, our tallest skyscraper in all of Latin America is 55 floor high...
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