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Old September 17th, 2011, 07:35 AM   #341
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why are so many buildings gated?
It's more of an inherited colonial urban-cultural practice coupled by Kenya's own version of institutionalised capitalism than anything else. But in the suburbs the security factor and individualised space claim comes to play.


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Old September 17th, 2011, 09:24 AM   #342
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I like the idea of gated buildings. It's mostly about security coz even some buildings in town are gated like KICC and Times Tower to control access
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Old September 18th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #343
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they aren't bad when it's something KICC are gated, etc. But when you have many regular homes and businesses gated inside the city then it becomes a problem. Gives the impression of high crime rates.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #344
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Noticed another building coming up behind the Crowne Plaza hotel. Its not tall but has some interesting design (a series of triangles covering a rectangular low rise building). I don't have any pics at the moment though for this project.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 02:14 PM   #345
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Old September 21st, 2011, 02:36 PM   #346
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Old September 21st, 2011, 08:05 PM   #347
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Most likely taken from the Equity bank HQ. If you look at the far right corner at the bottom of the pic, you will notice a green fence. That's the site for the new KCB tower U/C across the road.

Good news, all those small roads will be history by next year. They are currently recarpeting and expanding the roads there.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 08:47 PM   #348
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Most likely taken from the Equity bank HQ. If you look at the far right corner at the bottom of the pic, you will notice a green fence. That's the site for the new KCB tower U/C across the road.

Good news, all those small roads will be history by next year. They are currently recarpeting and expanding the roads there.
Thats good news indeed.Considering the jams and future growth in traffic as well as new towers in the area i hope the roads will at least be 3 by 3s.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 09:01 PM   #349
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Thats good news indeed.Considering the jams and future growth in traffic as well as new towers in the area i hope the roads will at least be 3 by 3s.
I don't think they will be 3 by 3's. They are still going to be the same old two way streets but wider and with proper pavements.

Traffic jams in the Upperhill area are usually on or around Ngong road and not on the smaller roads within Upperhill itself.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 09:22 PM   #350
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I don't think they will be 3 by 3's. They are still going to be the same old two way streets but wider and with proper pavements.

Traffic jams in the Upperhill area are usually on or around Ngong road and not on the smaller roads within Upperhill itself.


They should build wide roads, not the usual two way streets all over which cause lots of jams and end up wasting people time. Let them build wide 3 lanes roads or at least dual lanes both sides, pavements and bicycle paths. If they cannot dream big the feel good attitude among the investors will also wane and make them not be motivated to invest in infrastructure in the area like in bug and better buildings. The feel good attitude is what drives many business =es and is a huge part of expenditure decisions. If the govt is doing it private sector will want to follow suit!! All related!!
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Old October 5th, 2011, 08:42 AM   #351
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Old October 5th, 2011, 01:23 PM   #352
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Love this pic. Thanx Statiq.

I'm guessing you took it from the funny Diamond shaped building.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 08:16 AM   #353
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Thanx kenguy, I'm not the one who took the photos but yeah, they were taken from the building
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Is Upper Hill pedestrian-friendly like the CBD?
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Is Upper Hill pedestrian-friendly like the CBD?
just a few streets.Hopefully the government is working on making all of the roads pedestrian friendly.
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just a few streets.Hopefully the government is working on making all of the roads pedestrian friendly.
The streets are currently being redone. When complete, I'm guessing early 2013, all of Upperhill should be pedestrian friendly.
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