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Old October 9th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #121
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Old October 9th, 2008, 10:45 PM   #122
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Old October 10th, 2008, 12:04 AM   #123
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Old October 10th, 2008, 12:09 AM   #124
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You can see how the tower fits into the site here:

it looks shorter here, did u do this ur self malec
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Old October 10th, 2008, 12:13 AM   #125
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It feels dangerous to have that windpower plant on top, what if the blades are dismantled in a storm or something? Has happened with wind power plants in Denmark, and its awfully dangerous. It would mean practically certain damage to people in a city.
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Old October 10th, 2008, 12:44 AM   #126
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Old October 10th, 2008, 01:08 AM   #127
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It feels dangerous to have that windpower plant on top, what if the blades are dismantled in a storm or something? Has happened with wind power plants in Denmark, and its awfully dangerous. It would mean practically certain damage to people in a city.
Am I missing something? I don't see any reason to think that it's a windmill. As far as it looks to me, the "blades" are just supports holding like an observation deck or a restaurant or something. It doesn't look like they spin, and indeed what would be holding them up if they did?
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Old October 10th, 2008, 01:23 AM   #128
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Looks like half of a giant paper clip!
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Old October 10th, 2008, 01:23 AM   #129
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#1 Where do you see a turbine?
#2 Ever heard of of stairs/escalators?
It isnt a turbine. It can look like one but the renders clearly show all the 'blades" connected to the min structure of the building.

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Old October 10th, 2008, 01:25 AM   #130
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It feels dangerous to have that windpower plant on top, what if the blades are dismantled in a storm or something? Has happened with wind power plants in Denmark, and its awfully dangerous. It would mean practically certain damage to people in a city.
Exactly, look closer and i dont think it is blades for a turbine
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Old October 10th, 2008, 03:39 AM   #131
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Old October 10th, 2008, 03:54 AM   #132
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The thing in the middle looks like the eye of Sauron
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Old October 10th, 2008, 04:07 AM   #133
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The only word that comes to mind that sounds exactly the same in arabic when spoken and means something is

Lit

as in , Ahmed Lit the room (as in put the lights on)

and if thats why the named it that , then thats too tacky xD
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I don't think so, they write it in arabic أنارا not أنار, and if they really wanted to choose an arabic name it would be something like al-Inarah الإنارة
choosing non arabic names for projects is just another example of dubai giving up identity, so sad.
What does al-Inarah الإنارة mean?


So, the consensus is that "Anara" is not an Arabic (or Arabic-related) word. Correct?
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Old October 10th, 2008, 05:25 AM   #134
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Add one more to the list of incredible Dubai proposals...
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Old October 10th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #135
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The 125 storey 700 metre tall Anara is the latest of a series of megatall buildings to have been officially unveiled at Dubai's Cityscape by developer Tameer.

The multi-use building will feature offices including Tameers own global headquarters, retail, a 250 room luxury boutique hotel, 300 apartments, penthouses and even a major art gallery with a mixture of auctions and exhibitions of some of the world's great art - something Dubai has lacked.

For at least one very rich person there will be an unprecedented level of luxury offered as one of the penthouses will have its own private elevator all the way up the building giving unrivalled privacy and even a large private pool. It's expected to be the most expensive single penthouse in the Middle East.

Anara comes from the pens of British firm, Atkins, who won an international design competition to create the building. It's their latest architectural success in Dubai after buildings such as the 400 metre tall eco-tower, Lighthouse, and the shorter but very sexy Iris Bay.

Growing from a broad rectangular podium that's has a 30 metre swimming pool, the design consists of a curving glass tower with a recessed central portion creating space between what is effectively two glazed flanks with a glass spine running between them verticaly.

Every 27 stories this smooth verticality is interrupted by a huge platform accommodating a skygarden for the occupants to enjoy of such a scale it will be fully landscaped acting more like a park in the sky.

Anara is topped by a massive circular void with a huge glass pod in the middle aimed at being the ultimate in high-rise restaurants. The restaurant is supported by three legs as if they are blades of a wind turbine.

If built the scheme will be situated on Sheik Zayed Road, one of the hotspots of high rise development and be the tallest building yet built along that crucial transport artery.

Anara adds to the near stream of buildings of unprecedented height recently floated in Dubai which if realised will see it have the world's first, second, third and fourth tallest buildings.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 05:22 PM   #136
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It'll be really close to Pentominium, but that'll just look cool I guess.

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Old October 11th, 2008, 07:43 PM   #137
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Good observation. And i agree, in that distance they'll complement each other. Sheikh Zayed Road is way to crowded, but this is a nice location for such a supertall couple.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #138
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It isnt a turbine. It can look like one but the renders clearly show all the 'blades" connected to the min structure of the building.

ROFLLLLL at #2

woops. A hasty conclusion by me then.
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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #139
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Old October 11th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #140
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What does al-Inarah الإنارة mean?


So, the consensus is that "Anara" is not an Arabic (or Arabic-related) word. Correct?
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