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Fabb Apr 19, 2008 8:53 PM

DUBAI | Dubai Pearl | 984 FT / 300 M | 73 FLOORS | ON HOLD
 
http://www.designboom.com/contemporary/dubai/asas.jpg

Nice video at the offcial site

I'm not sure if it's only a proposal or if it's alreay under construction, but it seems like it's going to be one huge building.

Quote:

The project, located within the Dubai Media and Technology Free Zone (TECOM) overlooking Palm Jumeirah, will be developed with a built up area of more than 15 million square feet.

M II A II R II K Jun 4, 2008 3:09 PM

That's certainly different, but then again that's the case for most things that come out of Dubai.

Dequal Jun 30, 2008 12:21 PM

As I see on renders or master plans of the Palm Jumeirah and surroundings, there is no building planned at the foot of the Palm.

But this is Dubai, so this can have been changed already... ^^

smussuw Jun 30, 2008 8:42 PM

^^ This is Dubai Pearl and it is not part of the palm.

Dequal Jul 1, 2008 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smussuw (Post 3644922)
^^ This is Dubai Pearl and it is not part of the palm.

This building is placed at the foot of the Palm. So that's the surroundings of the Palm, isn't it?

smussuw Jul 3, 2008 11:31 AM

^^ If u mean part of the palm by saying surrounding then what ur saying is wrong, the surrounding is Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and the Knowledge Village. The palm starts from the beach !

detmi7mile Jul 5, 2008 2:26 AM

hmmm...I don't hate it. It's different.

malec Dec 8, 2008 9:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by patchay (Post 28573430)
Leighton JV wins $2.4 bln UAE construction deal
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssI...32563320081126

DUBAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Dubai-based developer Pearl Dubai said on Wednesday it has awarded a $2.4 billion construction contract to a United Arab Emirates joint venture of Australia's Leighton Holdings (LEI.AX: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

"Pearl Dubai ... has awarded an 8.85 billion dirhams ($2.41 billion) main contract for the construction of its Dubai Pearl project, to the Al Habtoor-Leighton Group," Pearl Dubai said.

The statement did not say who the other competitors for the project were.

"While these are challenging times, Dubai Pearl's confidence in the robustness of Dubai's real estate sector remains high," said Abdul-Majeed al-Fahim, Pearl Dubai chairman, in the statement.

Mohamed Alabbar, a Dubai government official and chairman of Emaar Properties EMAR.DU said on Monday the emirate will pull back on its building spree because of the financial crisis.

Pearl Dubai said the deal was the largest single contract of its kind in the Gulf Arab region. Construction is due to begin in January 2009.

The Pearl Dubai development will cover more than 15 million square feet (1.39 million square metres), including four 73-storey towers and a hotel. (Dubai newsroom)

http://i36.tinypic.com/339t4id.jpg





And also a construction picture from about a month ago. Taken from flickr:

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7792/pearlig0.jpg

youngregina Apr 9, 2009 5:53 AM

Thats a beautiful structure. It's so serene and crisp. i love it:)

Aleks Apr 9, 2009 6:46 AM

I agree! That box on the bottom looks pretty cool. Definitely one of the best Dubai structures I've seen.

malec Oct 10, 2009 12:13 AM

This is actually 300m. The source is emporis and also www.ctbuh.org who usually have good sources for their heights.

A lot of work has been done here and this could well become a reality. This is probably the biggest single project in Dubai now.

Updates:


Also some concrete pouring from the developer's website.

http://www.dubaipearl.com/sites/defa...31009/ntrp.jpg

Aleks Oct 10, 2009 12:31 AM

Wow, this site is going to be busy busy in a couple months. I wish more buildings like this were built in Dubai, simple, elegant, original. We would see amazing buildings. Too bad the Dubai Towers are on hold :(

uaarkson Oct 10, 2009 1:23 AM

This building will be absolutely enormous.

MapleLeaf Oct 11, 2009 8:20 AM

This will be a big bastard. :whip:

The first rendering looks kinda ugly but the second one at night is way nicer. :tup:

ZZ-II Oct 11, 2009 1:23 PM

damn, 300m...crazy :)

morphosis Oct 11, 2009 10:46 PM

i think it is the most interesting building in dubai since the index.
sober, refined, and resolutely modern, this is way better than the ugly neo classical and neo islamic pastiche of the marina.:yuck:

malec Oct 12, 2009 7:52 AM

I don't think this is pretty at all but it will surely be impressive.


Pictures of a model of this.


JDRCRASH Oct 12, 2009 5:03 PM

I actually like the design.

JManc Oct 12, 2009 5:13 PM

a supertall as wide as it is tall makes for a pretty massive structure. probably the biggest in the world.

Aleks Oct 12, 2009 11:23 PM

What do you mean by biggest? Biggest single structure [in skyscraper form]? Biggest in square footage? Biggest in cubic feet/meters? Isn't [are] the Albraj At-Bait Towers technically the biggest in the world? By square footage I mean. And technically both complexes are made up of several towers so it's hard to define what makes what bigger. Ahh! You made me think!

Anyways, I hate the tacky Dubai models. God, why can't they make a decent, good looking model with a lot of quality. It looks like they added some palm and car toys. I also don't like what's on top of the podium. I like some ideas like the wave pool, that's cool. Bur the layout seems so messy and horrific. IMO they should remove that ugly fountain.

Crush_Buds Oct 13, 2009 3:14 AM

He probably means square footage. And by the looks of it the Abraj-al-Bait in Mecca will be much larger.

WonderlandPark Oct 13, 2009 4:08 AM

I also think the Abraj-al-Bait will probably take the largest building in the world by square footage, but this may be second, if you can count it as one building. I am inclined to count it as one, both the top and bottoms are connected.

RKO36 Oct 13, 2009 5:08 AM

Wow!! Dubai impresses again!! I really like this.

Crush_Buds Oct 13, 2009 7:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WonderlandPark (Post 4502683)
I also think the Abraj-al-Bait will probably take the largest building in the world by square footage, but this may be second, if you can count it as one building. I am inclined to count it as one, both the top and bottoms are connected.

Agreed. It looks like it would be really weird to live on any high floor where you can see a giant "roof" looming outside the window. Cool concept though.

JACKinBeantown Oct 13, 2009 2:16 PM

I'm gonna plead Thumper on this one.

malec Oct 15, 2009 9:44 AM

An update from yesterday


malec Oct 27, 2009 1:48 PM

From the 18th of October from the developer's website:


Tower 1:

http://dubaipearl.com/sites/default/...1-jumpform.jpg

http://dubaipearl.com/sites/default/...-jumpform2.jpg


Tower 2:

http://dubaipearl.com/sites/default/...y/T-2-site.jpg


Tower 3:

http://dubaipearl.com/sites/default/...erproofing.jpg


Tower 4:

http://dubaipearl.com/sites/default/...ogress.....jpg

colemonkee Oct 27, 2009 2:34 PM

A little off-topic, but those Chrysler knock-off twins in the background are just offensive. Good to see this building moving forward. For some reason the footprint doesn't look as big as I thought it would, but I'm sure it's a much more imposing size in person.

Aleks Oct 27, 2009 10:37 PM

Yeah, individually they don't look so big but the entire thing must be huge.

ps. you're right about those knock-off towers.

malec Nov 8, 2009 10:05 AM

From the end of October


malec Nov 18, 2009 12:32 AM

The last raft foundation has been poured.


colemonkee Nov 18, 2009 5:36 AM

Wow, in one of those photos I think I counted 10 concrete pumps.

WonderlandPark Nov 18, 2009 5:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colemonkee (Post 4564315)
Wow, in one of those photos I think I counted 10 concrete pumps.

I got 12. impressive

Aleks Nov 18, 2009 5:57 AM

omfg. This is one of those projects I thought would end up dead 2 months after excavation began.... and now... we have 12 concrete pumps for just one of the four towers.

---- you Dubai for being so awesome at being awesome!

Indescribable Nov 18, 2009 4:30 PM

Reminds me of the CCTV building in China.

uaarkson Nov 18, 2009 7:22 PM

If this thing is actually 300m it will be the undisputed largest skyscraper on earth.

Crush_Buds Nov 18, 2009 10:10 PM

:previous:

As I said earlier I still think by the looks of it the Abraj-al-Bait in Mecca will be much larger.

malec Nov 24, 2009 11:13 PM

Updates from Imre


PhxPavilion Nov 25, 2009 6:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crush_Buds (Post 4565691)
:previous:

As I said earlier I still think by the looks of it the Abraj-al-Bait in Mecca will be much larger.

Maybe, but this will be much better looking imo.

Hoodrat Nov 26, 2009 5:34 AM

Amazing project!

Fabb Nov 26, 2009 9:51 AM

I'm surprised that such a huge project made it to the U/C section.
It'll be fun to watch it rise.

Ardvark Nov 26, 2009 12:01 PM

So, any news what's going to be in those huge top floors?
A soccer pitch?
Or an indoor golf course, perhaps?

malec Dec 2, 2009 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fabb (Post 4578852)
I'm surprised that such a huge project made it to the U/C section.
It'll be fun to watch it rise.

I'm surprised too.

Anyway, this picture is a little late, a few days old but it's a good overview of the whole site.

http://i49.tinypic.com/zkpr48.jpg

colemonkee Dec 2, 2009 4:00 PM

The piles for the old tower design don't appear to line up exactly with the planned low and mid-rises to go on the perimeter of the site. I wonder if they'll remove them, or just saw them off at a certain depth and landscape over them.

Aleks Dec 3, 2009 12:29 AM

Hmmm.. can't see the picture...

But that's a good question ardvark... I'm gonna be mega-pissed if they don't install solar panels! :mad:

Chelsea Spy Dec 3, 2009 4:54 PM

most of the skyscrapers in dubai are very naff looking - this, however, is seriously stylish, a cutting edge modern design, elegant and distinctive. This is one Dubai mega project I actually hope they complete...

malec Dec 13, 2009 10:40 AM

Pictures from 3 days ago



Dac150 Dec 13, 2009 3:19 PM

I’m quite baffled on how this one is moving forward considering its size; perhaps the company developing it is in good shape. Nonetheless it’s one of the more interesting projects I’ve seen come out of this city. A building like this in my mind achieves more of an iconic brand, as opposed to just building cookie cutters. Having this as sort of a ‘street divider’ as you’re driving off the Palm Island will make for one cool setting.

Lecom Dec 13, 2009 6:30 PM

Well, considering that they had money for this for a while - if you remember, they were reasonably far along with the previous design when they demolished what they started to make way for the current design. This project is not as recent as it may seem.

Will the project be accessible by foot at all, or is it only accessible by car?

malec Dec 23, 2009 9:48 PM

Am still not completely sure about this since it seems too big to be possible to build nowadays.


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