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  #81  
Old Posted Mar 17, 2007, 2:12 AM
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I disagree with you, but your right saying everyone has an opinion. No problem.
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2007, 10:10 AM
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Dont want to burst any bubbles, but this is kinda ugly. Sorry probably too harsh a term, but its like somethin a 4th grader designed for a science project. its too idealistic, not purposfull. Please tell me if im off base, but its an opinion, and unfortunately weve all got one
If you think on terms of North American architectural landscape (and mindset) you might be right, but this is designed/to be build in a totally different, 21st Century enviroment, so there's nothing wrong with it.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2007, 11:11 PM
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Don't know when exactly when this picture was taken but was taken from the BD and seems pretty recent. The plot is clearly marked but doesn't look like much has been done. I don't know whether that stuff on site is machinery or just trees




I actually love this tower btw. Normally I'm not a fan of this type of design but think it really works here.
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2007, 9:05 AM
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Why this height?? It's 484 meters high!!!!
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2007, 9:47 AM
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Yes, a moderator should change the thread title to: 108 Floors, 484 m / 1,578 ft
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 18, 2007, 2:18 PM
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^^ Nice find, what are these, sketches from the architect?

Pity that there's still nothing happening on site though

     
     
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^I really only have time these days to do research on the BD tower, so these things I find are just quick grabs I get while I'm on my way surfin' and I'm not sure where they came from. They were from an artist though and not from conventional websites. Kinda like these here were from some investor I think

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Old Posted Jul 7, 2007, 12:59 AM
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Another one ? Hasn't Dubai finished yet ?
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2007, 10:55 PM
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Christ. What's going to happen to Dubai when the oil runs out? The buildings are spectacular, but what sort of economic base does Dubai have to warrant this shockingly fast and high level of development? At the first sign of trouble, I see all the speculators bailing, ultimately leaving Dubai with dozens of derelict and crumbling super-talls.

There used to be an racially offensive term that was applied to this sort of ostentatious but economically unsound and superficial display of (temporary) wealth. A sound economy can not be built and sustained solely on real estate speculation and promises of future foreign tourism growth. I saw a show on TV a couple weeks ago detailing the construction of one of the world's largest shopping malls and an indoor ski hill. No explanation was given, though, of why people would want to fly into the Middle East to snow ski.

When Dubai builds the world's largest supercollider, the world's largest aircraft factory or the world's tallest University residence hall, I'll be more willing to change my mind about the sanity of all this construction. Right now I see a country that is institutionalizing an enormous gap between a small, wealthy and primarily foreign idle elite living in tall glass towers and a large class of poor servants, with almost no middle class. In short, a recipe for eventual disaster.
Acutally on TV a few months ago (actually probably a few years ago), before I had even heard of Burj Dubai, Burj Al Alam, and Al Burj, there was a Discovery Channel type episode where they "explained" your above point. They said that UAE is currantly very dependant on oil (I had no idea 5% was dependent hahaha), and needed something to "replace" it because it was running out. It said that by building a super tourism hot spot, they would no longer depend on oil. So all of these major projects, supertalls, resorts, and parks are built for tourism. Therefore, all of the tourism money would replace all of the oil money. That is what I saw on that episode. I thought it was very interesting, and I hope it "answers" your above comment.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2007, 11:54 PM
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Latest pictures from the site. Looks like they're just moving around some sand now, don't know why the project board's lying on the ground like that.



     
     
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so this thing is being built
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2007, 6:11 AM
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2007, 12:00 PM
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2007, 11:43 PM
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The new render looks quite nice. Looks like this is almost ready to move into U/C.
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Old Posted Aug 6, 2007, 6:25 PM
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For some reason, I never really got hyped about this tower, but it's sure to make a strining futuristic addition to Dubai's skyline. Its shape is awkward, but it's sleek, memorable and original, and I hope it gets off the ground soon.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 6, 2007, 6:53 PM
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more of this innovation, and less crap designs like those in Marina!

It looks great, especially the last rendering.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2007, 7:23 PM
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I love this tower, it is one of my favortite upcoming Dubai towers. I'm glad it's very close to BD because BD is so tall that it will look nice on the skyline for something to kinda/sorta be up there with it. Close to 1,578 ft will be great!!!

Hopefully other 1500+ buildings will end up being developed close to BD as well.

And yes, this looks VERY close to being U/C. The ground is looking to be ready for it. Anyone know when it officially will be U/C?
     
     
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