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Old Posted May 6, 2008, 4:46 AM
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ABU DHABI | Central Market (3 Towers) | (2) 1,253 FT / 382 M | (2) 88 FLOORS

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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.
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Now this is a Dubai tower(s) I can get behind. Fantastic!
     
     
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Again. . . these buildings are in Abu Dhabi. . . NOT Dubai. . .
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Old Posted May 6, 2008, 11:40 PM
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Again. . . these buildings are in Abu Dhabi. . . NOT Dubai. . .
Oh yeah, thanks. I just assume everything is in Dubai.
     
     
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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.
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That mall is friggin' sexy!!!
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Wow, sleek, and the interiors... hot damn
     
     
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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.
     
     
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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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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. . .
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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.
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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.
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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...
     
     
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They should build something new and refreshing, Dubai has done these designs to death.
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They should build something new and refreshing, Dubai has done these designs to death.
Dubai has "done these designs to death," but Abu Dhabi has not. Remember, this is in Abu Dhabi, not Dubai.
     
     
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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. . .
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That is a great project!
     
     
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