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Old May 30th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #1
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COLOMBO | Diamond Tower | 246m | 59 fl | App

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MAJESTIC: The Diamond Tower to be Colombo, Sri Lanka's tallest building, is a US$ 150 million investment scheduled to be completed in 2011. The 246 -metre tall tower consisting of 59 floors and 1.5 million square feet, will have many features that will be at the cutting edge of technology, setting a new standard in Colombo. These will include 177 luxury residential apartments on 19 floors, six penthouses and 128 serviced apartments on eight floors, while nine floors will be used for vehicle parking. Larsen & Touro Limited, India’s largest engineering conglomerate, promoted the project. Accor, an international leader in serviced apartments will be managing the tower. The project is located at Darley Road and construction is due to commence shortly.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 09:49 AM   #2
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looking good.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 01:08 PM   #3
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Strange design. Are there any other highrises in Colombo?
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Old June 1st, 2008, 02:08 PM   #4
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wow, impressive design! i love it
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Old June 1st, 2008, 03:36 PM   #5
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Impressive tower, but it dwarfs is surroundings completely. I doubt if it is the right place for it. I'd prefer a more urban environment.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 05:26 AM   #6
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I am not sure if the neighbourhood ( as per the pic ) is that flat. There are a few highrises not too far.
This photo below shows the entrance to Darley Road where the highrise is to come.. but I am not sure where..

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Old June 11th, 2008, 10:39 AM   #7
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Eurika-ish?...and do i see a tree near the top of the building?:P
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Old June 12th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #8
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Eurika-ish?...and do i see a tree near the top of the building?:P
it is the 'in thing' to have trees in highrises... or atleast in highrise renders nowadays

you might, in most cases find the tree missing when the building is really constructed. sad.
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Old June 12th, 2008, 09:56 PM   #9
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Woah. First I'm hearing of this.... haven't visited the SL forum in a long time. Where is Darley Road in Colombo? It's off Beira Lake, right? Would look a bit awkward here... even JAIC dominates too much.

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Old July 19th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #10
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Awesome design. Couldn't find this thread as its been dead for over a year. Was just about to start on, good thing a found it .
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Old July 19th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #11
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Architecture

Sometimes is . . interesting to see how some forumers rank a good architecture as ugly, and in the other hand a commercial and poor architecture quality building becames ranked as "great", "cool", etc

I believe that most of us grant very superficial opinions just based on how looks the building`s facade or glass, somehow we do never analize or think on how comfortable, practical, eficient and "friendly" could be such building`s architecture . . .


Btw, imo this building looks (like many others) as an architectural disaster . .
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correct location?
http://www.urbika.com/projects/view/1224-diamond-tower
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