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Old December 8th, 2008, 02:48 PM   #221
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Anara site, Hard Rock Cafe is still there , Palm Hotel already removed

sorry for the Palm Hotel, but not a big loss, I had to stay there once and had to wait for a room for about 5 hrs in the lobby, after the nightflight from Singapore in Y. crap...
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Old December 8th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #222
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Do anyone have the picture of Palm Hotel before demolish? I am curious what it looked like before demolish. BTW, great pictures!
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Old December 9th, 2008, 12:33 AM   #223
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is the hard rock a real building, or is that just a novelty, I can't tell
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Old December 16th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #224
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Dubious Dubai: Eco-Bling on the Anara Tower



What is that thing in the middle at the top of the proposed Anara tower in Dubai? In most of the renderings it looks like a wind turbine integrated into the building, but when you look closely (image below) you can see that the hub is inhabited and that it is supported by the three blades. So now architects don't even bother with the real thing, they just borrow the imagery and put fake turbine-like things on the top of their buildings because they look cool.

Preston at Jetson Green tells us that

With 125 stories, Anara will have office space, 300 residential apartments, 250 hotel keys, and all sorts of other luxury amenities, such as pools, shops, and sky gardens every 27 floors. The design was inspired by the minaret, tall spires near Muslim mosques, with a purpose of being instantly recognizable worldwide.



The developers are aiming for LEED silver certification. However it may never get off the draughting boards; evidently the real estate market in Dubai has crashed. One site looking at international investment writes:

Real Estate agents in Dubai who have been working in the real estate sector for the past few years are telling us that no-one is buying property in Dubai anymore. One of the larger companies with 30+ agents just sold 4 properties last month !!! Expect many of the real estate companies in Dubai to run away as the market crashes.




Perhaps architects and Dubai developers will use the time-out to get it right. Royal Institute of British Architects former president George Ferguson said about Dubai architecture to BD Online:

“It’s a disaster area if all [architects] do is add eco-bling to their buildings instead of dealing with the fundamentals.

“It’s a transport nightmare, it’s an energy nightmare. It is absolutely bloody terrifying. "
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Old December 16th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #225
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cheers chad

that last photo in the article makes the tower look about 1km high. the second one looks awfully too short, some contradiction...
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Old December 17th, 2008, 01:00 AM   #226
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Wow, you're not kidding....looks like those renders came from a few different sources. I love the last one....looks like it could be as tall as the Harbour Tower!
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Old December 17th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #227
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I actually think this tower is very ugly. I'm curious to see what the other designs were like.

Here's a picture from scoot28 taken from marina heights

[img]http://i44.************/2i1ob3l.jpg[/img]
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Old December 17th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #228
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With 125 stories, Anara will have office space, 300 residential apartments, 250 hotel keys, and all sorts of other luxury amenities, such as pools, shops, and sky gardens every 27 floors. The design was inspired by the minaret, tall spires near Muslim mosques, with a purpose of being instantly recognizable worldwide.
Inspired by the minarets? I dont see anything similar to a minaret in the design of the tower.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 01:22 AM   #229
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What are they building just across the highway from Anara site?
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Old December 18th, 2008, 01:54 AM   #230
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This building is beautiful and daring.

Ya know I love so many of these buildings both realized and proposed but I can't help think that God has got to smite this city for all of its enormously and daring architecture - I do hope I'm wrong.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #231
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That's just too fantastic
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Old December 18th, 2008, 03:41 AM   #232
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This is just from out of space. They can try doing it from scratch and the design should not be that flashy, but should be very functional.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 10:03 PM   #233
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What are they building just across the highway from Anara site?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 01:29 AM   #234
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I meant huge hole at the bottom of this picture. Sorry.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 02:12 AM   #235
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I meant huge hole at the bottom of this picture. Sorry.

It s the Dubai Pearl ... at the entrance of the PalmJumeirah

here is the link

http://www.dubaipearl.com/Location.aspx

The whole area will be a masterpiece with the peral the Nakheel Tower The Dubai Marina with all the other towers ( Infinity, Princess entomnium etc..) will be a heck of a view ...

Dubai drives me nuts !!!!!
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Old December 19th, 2008, 02:13 AM   #236
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No it's not dubai pearl. It's the site for a tower called "the summit"

Anyway, here's this render that everyone has seen before but in slightly bigger size

[img]http://*************************/dubai/jpgs/anara_tower_atkins211108_2.jpg[/img]
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Old December 19th, 2008, 02:19 AM   #237
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My mistake I thought that the building showed in the previous pic was the location of the Pearl thanks for the clarification Malec

Trying to keep up but there are so many projects going on ...
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Old December 19th, 2008, 02:38 AM   #238
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I read somewhere (can't remember exactly where) that they will tear down the hard rock cafe in january. A pity since that's supposed to be a really good place and considering this tower has a 2% chance of getting built the site could well remain a tip for years to come.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:56 AM   #239
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I know I've seen this thing it still looks crazy as hell.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 09:09 AM   #240
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where did u see it?
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