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Old September 16th, 2009, 12:03 AM   #21
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How can you guys forget Waterview Tower




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Old September 16th, 2009, 02:24 AM   #22
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Depressive thread, but needed...especially sad with Zlota44 and Chicago Spire, buildings that I really have looked forward to! Let's hope that most of these projects will resume construction as soon as the recession is over. Many countries are slowly beginning to stabilize their economies again.
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Old September 17th, 2009, 01:27 PM   #23
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Well, ECB-Tower (185m) in Frankfurt is currently on hold.

BUT: Thanks to the recession it will be built!

ECB wanted to spend only € 500 million for the scraper, but nobody was willing to build it for that money (rumors say the lowest offer was more than 1 billion €). So they put it on hold and wanted to think it over just when the recession started. Now, prices for steel etc have gone down and it is very likely that they will continue construction next spring...



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Old September 18th, 2009, 04:49 AM   #24
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How many of these were actually slated to be built and the recession stopped them vs were just proposed?
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Old September 20th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #25
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Old September 20th, 2009, 08:59 PM   #26
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Bit of a clone of shanghai isnt it?
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Old September 21st, 2009, 05:38 PM   #27
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wow, didn't know that there are so many on hold towers in warsaw because of the recession. that's a damn pity
NO, the reason is not a recession. We just haven't any info about these projects:

Kulczyk Tower, 280m - tower can't be build with 280 m high, because the airport is too close. So it MUST be lower.
Lilium tower, 235m - tower never has a investor, but maybe someday it will be build
Warsaw Spire, 180m to roof/220m total - Ghelamco (investor) want to build it, but they don't have the date to start (the recession isn't a main reason)
Jewish Community tower, 207m - Jewish Community haven't much money for years, not only in recession
Kaleidoscope, 170m - we don't have any info, probably it will be lower
Twarda tower, 160m - we don't have any info from Hines

So just Zlota44 and Wroclaw's SkyTower are on hold because of the recession.


Anyway, we have more interesting projects/towers NOT on hold for example:

Atrium South, second stage/phase start soon, first is complete:


JM Tower:



Zebra Tower:




Prosta Tower:

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Old September 23rd, 2009, 04:12 AM   #28
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So depressing. Los Angeles has a few.

Park Fifth (Possibly dead)


The Grand


LA Central


Glass Tower


Zen


Opus


And many more. But unlike many cities, Los Angeles had many old buildings converted into lofts and condos which is why we didn't see a HUGE construction boom on par with cities like San Diego, Vegas, and Miami. And on the plus side, we did get the tallest building built in Los Angeles since 1992.

Ritz Carlton Hotel and Residences (On the left)
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Well, ECB-Tower (185m) in Frankfurt is currently on hold.

BUT: Thanks to the recession it will be built!

ECB wanted to spend only € 500 million for the scraper, but nobody was willing to build it for that money (rumors say the lowest offer was more than 1 billion €). So they put it on hold and wanted to think it over just when the recession started. Now, prices for steel etc have gone down and it is very likely that they will continue construction next spring...



Rendering:
[IMG]http://i24.************/2igywbm.jpg[/IMG]

State of construction:
[IMG]http://i36.************/ygd1f.jpg[/IMG]
Picture taken by Tom Green, posted here
This has nothing to do with the recession, but with the exploded costs of the building which rose from 500 million € to 1.4 billion! ECB is not willing to pay all that for the new building and was looking for new firms to make it for less money. As it seems, it will be devided and several firms will work on it to make it cheaper. Thus it might start early next year!
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