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Tom In Chicago May 6, 2008 4:46 AM

ABU DHABI | Central Market (3 Towers) | (2) 1,253 FT / 382 M | (2) 88 FLOORS
 
Foster & Partners Architects

http://www.centralmarket.ae/images/right.jpg
© ALDAR Properties

http://www.centralmarket.ae/pictures/img_1.jpg
© ALDAR Properties

http://www.centralmarket.ae/pictures/img_4.jpg
© ALDAR Properties

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© Tom in Chicago

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Aleks May 6, 2008 6:28 AM

I really like these towers. Very nice. And the base mismatches the rest of the towers. But the sleek stainless steel look looks great with the rusty colored base.

giallo May 6, 2008 7:16 AM

Now this is a Dubai tower(s) I can get behind. Fantastic!

malec May 6, 2008 7:50 AM

From March 3rd

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2121/...bb6aebd5_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2140/...43127227_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2272/...cc499fba_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2096/...b069cef4_b.jpg

http://flickr.com/photos/thearchigee...7600169785460/

Tom In Chicago May 6, 2008 3:24 PM

Again. . . these buildings are in Abu Dhabi. . . NOT Dubai. . .

Dac150 May 6, 2008 6:22 PM

I don't know, I just don't see the attraction in this architecture. I'm sure in person these (or buildings such as these) are a sight to see, but from just looking at pictures, they're not doing much for me.

malec May 6, 2008 8:07 PM

Some more pictures.


http://sniper1980.googlepages.com/img_04.jpg

http://sniper1980.googlepages.com/img_9.jpg

http://sniper1980.googlepages.com/img_016.jpg

http://sniper1980.googlepages.com/img_03.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...tralMarket.jpg

http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...osterDubai.jpg

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/3710/52387174hs8.jpg

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/5493/28571249fs1.jpg

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/3239/17507608mn4.jpg

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/6320/84064610lo3.jpg

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3076/27983799bf6.jpg

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9097/12089059pj0.jpg

NYC2ATX May 6, 2008 10:51 PM

That mall is friggin' sexy!!!

giallo May 6, 2008 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom In Chicago (Post 3533306)
Again. . . these buildings are in Abu Dhabi. . . NOT Dubai. . .

Oh yeah, thanks. I just assume everything is in Dubai.

Lecom May 6, 2008 11:59 PM

Wow, sleek, and the interiors... hot damn

jlousa May 7, 2008 1:43 AM

IMO Abu Dhabi will come out superior to Dubai after all the dust settles. Larry Beasley and friends are doing a great job with planning there.

Tom In Chicago May 7, 2008 3:37 AM

Abu Dhabi has hundreds of huge projects that don't get talked about. . . what they're doing on the islands is no less impressive than what we already know is going on in Dubai. . .

samoen313 May 7, 2008 6:40 PM

Foster + Friends have been one of the most consistent firms in the past two decades. I can think of few of his projects that are objectionable and, more importantly, they all seem to stand out as really unique towers, or as unique as you can get with a somewhat standardized architectural "vocabulary." A very sleek project.

chex May 7, 2008 8:40 PM

very nice, but i dont understand the name of the thread... 2 88 floor towers.. and the tallest???
the mall is very nice, cool interiors...

photoLith May 7, 2008 9:10 PM

They should build something new and refreshing, Dubai has done these designs to death.

Tom In Chicago May 7, 2008 9:50 PM

Someone felt it necessary to change the title of the thread. . . not sure what they used as sources, but I think it's 55, 57 and 88 floor buildings. . . if memory serves me correct. . . the tallest - of course - topping out over 382 meters. . .

Lecom May 23, 2008 4:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samoen313 (Post 3536330)
Foster + Friends have been one of the most consistent firms in the past two decades. I can think of few of his projects that are objectionable and, more importantly, they all seem to stand out as really unique towers, or as unique as you can get with a somewhat standardized architectural "vocabulary." A very sleek project.

Agreed.

Bergenser May 23, 2008 4:25 PM

That is a great project!

gttx May 24, 2008 5:43 AM

These towers remind me of Twizzler's Pull 'N Peel. Mmmm.

LoverOfDubai May 24, 2008 6:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlousa (Post 3534741)
IMO Abu Dhabi will come out superior to Dubai after all the dust settles.

Despite what my user name says, I have to agree with the above statment, jlousa. Abu Dhabi is much more urban (and has a better city structure) and is doing things much more slowly. The history and culture of Abu Dhabi are much more visible than in Dubai.


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