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  1. Thread: Dubai

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    Dubai Marina At night (from the top end of...

    Dubai Marina


    At night (from the top end of the marina)

    http://i46.tinypic.com/29x860n.jpg


    From the top of a tower
  2. Thread: Dubai

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    Almost everything on hold there (or never started)

    Almost everything on hold there (or never started)
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    A new progress report from today. Most notable...

    A new progress report from today.

    Most notable changes are that Lamtara towers have been increased to 454m and have restarted and also, burj al alam might have more activity on site soon. Progress...
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    This 2073 foot tower is actually happening. ...

    This 2073 foot tower is actually happening.

    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e307/bigphilip/Architecture/UnknownTowerinShanghai.jpg
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    That rumour has been around for years. Well...

    That rumour has been around for years.


    Well nothing of this sort has been said by people who own properties (some of which post on skyscrapercity). I'm sure they would have been the first to say...
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    Exactly, I don't know why there was so much news...

    Exactly, I don't know why there was so much news in the first place. If this was real the location would be known, the developer, etc.

    Anyway some of these articles I've read are going a bit over...
  7. Thread: Dubai

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    Dubai's property market is crashing (who knows...

    Dubai's property market is crashing (who knows how far down it'll go)
    Dubai have borrowed more than their GDP
    Dubai is heavily dependent on the economic state of the world since it relies on...
  8. Thread: Dubai

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    ^^ I think the majority will not be built....

    ^^ I think the majority will not be built. However I guess there will still be 20 supertall towers (over 300m) there.

    At the moment there are 5 completed towers, 2 topped out, and one which hasn't...
  9. Thread: Dubai

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    OK now this is basically a repost of what I...

    OK now this is basically a repost of what I posted elsewhere but if you want to know the pure insanity regarding the amount of proposals then here you go.
    All >300m here :eek:






    Burj...
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    What a bunch of boring old men you all are, I...

    What a bunch of boring old men you all are, I can't believe you're actually analysing Borat. I couldn't stop laughing when I saw this film :)
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    ^^ Come on though, mile high towers? Nobody needs...

    ^^ Come on though, mile high towers? Nobody needs that. Think 50 years down the line. How ridiculously expensive would it be to maintain?

    This will not be built. Emaar have probably already made...
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    There are tons of developments in Abu Dhabi. A...

    There are tons of developments in Abu Dhabi. A few things come to mind.
    Like Dubai the comment "where will all the people come from" applies.
    Also like Dubai everything seems to be built for the...
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    Don't really like this one, seems impractical. I...

    Don't really like this one, seems impractical. I mean, what are they going to put in those really long sections? Plus I can't imagine it'd have the greatest acoustics.

    BTW I'm a believer that with...
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    That's very interesting. It's something that I...

    That's very interesting. It's something that I was thinking about before but never knew what it's called or if there was even a term for it. It makes perfect sense to me.
    I dunno, but I suppose with...
  15. Thread: Dubai

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    I don't get this argument at all. Why the hell do...

    I don't get this argument at all. Why the hell do these comparrisons come up? Just because dubai has big buildings?



    Some stuff.

    Article in nytimes about Koolhaas plan for some of dubai...
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    Hmm, definitely looks like a PoS to me

    Hmm, definitely looks like a PoS to me
  17. Thread: Dubai

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    Sorry, this is what I meant to say: When...

    Sorry, this is what I meant to say:

    When Eugenious said " DUBAI DOES NOT HAVE ANY SIGNIFICANT CULTURAL HERITAGE TO BE DESTROYED BY DEVELOPMENT" does that mean big important buildings like churches...
  18. Thread: Dubai

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    What, the one I posted? It proves nothing about...

    What, the one I posted? It proves nothing about culture. But it does prove that the city is more than just skyscrapers in the desert, contrary to what most people believe
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    Hang on a second. You said 3% of their economy...

    Hang on a second. You said 3% of their economy comes from oil, so why are they fcked when their oil money runs out? Once the oil supplies run out all over the world then there'll be a problem since...
  20. Thread: Dubai

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    ryeler had a point though. In fact a lot of...

    ryeler had a point though. In fact a lot of emiratis are worrying about losing their culture, or being sidelined in their own country and this is not because of the development but because of the...
  21. Thread: Dubai

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    ^^ And that map there will probably be revised at...

    ^^ And that map there will probably be revised at least 10 times before all those lines are actually functioning.

    BTW some of those artificial islands have been completely redesigned, especially...
  22. Thread: Dubai

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    How the hell did that image get on wikipedia?...

    How the hell did that image get on wikipedia? :confused:

    Just to tell you that map is only an extremely rough version made by me, not an official one. It was made before information on some of the...
  23. Thread: Dubai

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    Actually the ones from my 3D model are all...

    Actually the ones from my 3D model are all residential.
    In fact if all those 20 or so towers were fully occupied there'd be less people there than in one of the WTC towers.


    Yes that's the...
  24. Thread: Dubai

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    ^^ The elevators will work just like any other....

    ^^ The elevators will work just like any other. The towers don't bend THAT much so it'll still be a conventional straight up lift shaft.

    Here's also something insane. Dubai marina currently has 9...
  25. Yup, the contractor for the cladding went broke...

    Yup, the contractor for the cladding went broke which of course, is causing delays. Look at the pictures and you'll see it's the tallest unclad tower in the world (higher than the ryugyong hotel) and...
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