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Project: DAMAC Heights
Developer: DAMAC
Location: Dubai Marina, Dubai
Floor Count: 90
Type: Residential
Height: 460m
Architecture: Aedas
Status: Approved
Construction Start: ?
Construction End: ?
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^^ You mean as early as February 2007? :runaway: ;)
Still a mystery.
And to think that the tower was first designed (then redesigned) and site boarded up since early 2006 :eek:hno:

I was the first to discover this when I was taking construction updates pictures in the area.
Yes, it means the piling is finally ongoing.
^^ Nobody gives a damn about that here.
Insane that they're moving on with this project. I mean, it's cool, don't get me wrong but economically it seems retarded.
It's a Freehold Residential tower. People have bought apartments there and are paying installments.
^^ What are you talking about? Piling work is clearly on-going.
^^ But that moving of the sand is not really related to the underground water, rather to preserve the accessibility to the site.
Who cares what a SPAMMER think
Judging by the movement on the site, IMHO they should have casted slightly more then half of the foundation piles already. :)
^^ Not the same as the start, start ... but there are no indications as of now, that the last known design has been changed. Maybe after the piling is completed and the main contractor moves in, we might see the new project board with the final design, hopefully unchanged.
Pile testing?
^^ I wouldn't worry that much of that at this time. Is not the first time the developers change their building contractors. It has happen a number of times even halfway through the construction.
^^ But at least one could hope for a speedy construction once they got on the job. I'm just worried they switch to a crappy contractor with a 1fl/month capacity.
The 'capacity' is more related to the cash flow from the developer, rather then the qualifications of the contractor itself. ;)

Plus in the UAE (dunno elsewhere), the license specifies also the maximum number of above ground levels you are allowed to build, so I doubt a crappy contractor can get the license allowing it to go above 100 :D
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^^ While it's true some contractors are better and more organised then others, primarily it's a matter of financing. With enough financing available, Tiger could have build one floor per week too (on MP).

PS. Tiger Contracting is part of Tiger Group that is also the developer of Marina Pinacle.
What does this last set of pics ^^ shows ... oh, that's right: The piling is completed! :banana:
^^ Funding asside, it also depends from the main contractor. It used to be ARABTEC before, the same one as on Burj Khalifa, Ocean Height and Infinity Tower, but they are not on board anymore. Let's wait and see who will get the job.
Too bad, no close ups on the guys, enogh to read what it says on their vests, so we can clarify if ARABTEC is still on board.
^^ And what if the sign says something else? What difference will it make? The important thing is that work is going on and main contractor (whoever it will be) is on site.
^^ Well, we all want to know, but that should not be the main concern. What is more important now is that work is going on as it should.
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