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Slugbelch Jun 10, 2006 11:28 PM

Dubai's Palm Island Projects
Palm Jumeirah:
May 2006:
June 2006:

2006 (2nd version) w/Trump Hotel:

2006 (1st version) w/ Al Burj:

Emerald Palace Hotel and Resort:

Palm Jebel Ali:

Palm Deira:

Slugbelch Jun 12, 2006 11:27 AM

The World:

October 2005:

malec Jun 12, 2006 12:12 PM

Pity that the trunk will be filled with buildings that amount to nothing more than decorated commie-blocks. The only good building there really is the trump tower (which is not shown there).

malec Jun 12, 2006 12:23 PM

BTW, the commieblocks at the bottom here won't be built as shown, they are just there in place of hotels that haven't been released yet.

Slugbelch Jun 12, 2006 12:25 PM

^ Yeah. I saw where they put a label on the Trump spot. Kind of wondering if the design of it has been in development hell/discussion for a long time. The road still is consistent with the latest render though.

Ktulured55 Jun 13, 2006 4:29 PM

Geography of Dubai?
Where exactly is Palm Island in relation to that palm thing where the Burj Al Arab (sailboat) (excuse me I forget the name of it and don't want ot mix it up with Al Burj and Burj Al Alam) .... I'm trying to get a good geographical feel of where everything is in Dubai relative to everything else.... I know that there will be 2 main skyscraper strips... one with the Burj Dubai, and the other right next to the water....

Anyone have a far away map that shows the whole city and then labels of where things are and will be?
Where exactly is Palm Island in relation to that palm thing where the Burj Al Arab ???

is my main question.....:shrug:

it looks amazing!!!!

malec Jun 13, 2006 10:35 PM

^^ Look up google earth.

I've tried to mark them on this map, palm jebel ali is not visible but is there if you look up google earth. You're right there are 2 main highrise zones and I've marked them off. The main skyline consists of a few projects that together make an impressive CBD, the other is the marina and JLT which has more of a resort feel (they are almost all res towers aswell).

A view of the marina and JLT. Within a few years this whole area should become quite dense, especially in the foreground with a few supertalls.

The main skyline, 3D model. Not it's not nearly finished. Basically, the white ones are ones where the designs are known.

panapty Jun 14, 2006 9:32 PM

not bad..... waiting for more

Slugbelch Jun 24, 2006 4:35 AM

Good stuff Malec. Went to the G.E. community also and found the World 3D:

Not quite sure if it's correct. But it looks like it might be. Good effort though.

soonermeteor Jun 26, 2006 3:23 AM

So the worlds project will basically be homes or small condo buildings that can only be accessed by boat?

BTinSF Jun 26, 2006 4:01 AM

In the US, where artificial canals and waterways have been created in new developments there's a strong tendency for them to turn into open sewers or stagnant algal swamps because of bad flushing action or inadequate movement of water through them to remove contaminants that are thrown in or washed in as runoff or whatever. Looking at these artificial islands and their surrounding waterways, especially given the apparent high density of the development lining the islands, what is being done to prevent the sort of nastiness I see here??

Slugbelch Jul 14, 2006 3:05 AM

Palm J. July 1:

Slugbelch Jul 14, 2006 10:42 PM

The World July 1:

Slugbelch Jul 14, 2006 11:14 PM

Palm D. July 1:

Ktulured55 Jul 19, 2006 7:44 PM

Still have a ways to go...

do you know how long it will take to complete these?

Slugbelch Jul 19, 2006 11:51 PM

^Just an estimation, but I think it's in the ballpark:

PALM J. land in 2006 (1 of 2 tunnels completed this month) / construction in 2009
Palm J.A. land in 2007 / const. in 2009
World land in 2008 / const. in 2010
Palm D. land in 2010 / const. in 2012

There is to be a marine transport to link all of the World/Palm projects together that says it will be "executed" by 2020. :shrug:

Slugbelch Jul 19, 2006 11:58 PM

Palm J News:
The Palm tunnel completed

Nakheel has announced the completion of a sub-sea tunnel at The Palm, jumeirah.
Located 30 metres below sea bed level the tunnel is the first of such depth to be constructed in the U.A.E.
The tunnel, which was built by Al-Naboodah Engineering Services, connects one of the fronds on the western side of The Palm Jumeirah
with the cresent of the island and is one of the two tunnels that will be built on the project.

Sacto Jul 20, 2006 6:14 AM

Man...I'm about to move to Dubai.

Slugbelch Aug 1, 2006 2:44 AM

Palm J with World construction in background:

Saturday, 29 July 2006
Sand compaction still underway on the Palm
by Sean Cronin
Vibro compaction is underway on the Palm Jumeirah ‘crescent’, while similar work on the trunk is complete.

Hotel developers on the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah
have been forced to carry out their own vibro compaction
after it emerged that the work had only been completed on the trunk and fronds of the massive development.

Vibro compaction is undertaken on reclamation projects to limit future ground settlement and prevent against the risk of ‘liquefaction’ in the event of an earthquake — where compacted sand behaves like water.

Groundwork specialist Keller was appointed by Nakheel three years ago to undertake ground improvement work on the trunk and the fronds of the Palm Tree-shaped island. It completed its contract in July 2004.

But more than two years on, the contractor is back working for both the IFA and Taj hotel groups, which are developing luxury resorts on the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah.

Kerzner International has also completed substantial vibro-compaction works after drafting in a leading ground engineering specialist from the US.

Keller site manager, Shahid Saleem, said: “We have just finished the Taj Exotica yesterday and on the Fairmont site, vibro compaction is still going on.”

An ETA project manager told Construction Week that vibro compaction work had been underway on the site of the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa for the last two months. “We have been working day and night covering 1,200m2 per day,” he added.

The compaction works have lowered the height of the crescent by up to 1m in places. Kerzner International is also developing its US $1.5 billion (AED5.5 billion) Atlantis project on the Crescent of the Palm Jumeirah.

“We did our vibro compaction a year ago. It was done on
the fronds and the trunk, but it was never done here. We didn’t want to take any risks with differential settlement so we have monitored the ground from day one. Now IFA is doing it and Taj has also started,” said Richard Lindsay, senior vice president of development, Kerzner International.

In a statement, Nakheel CEO, Chris O’Donnell, said: “Ground improvement of the reclaimed land mass through the method of vibro compaction is only applied to the extent that is required.

“At the initial stages of reclamation, the pattern of land use was impossible to forecast, so to carry out very high density ground improvement across the length of the crescent was an unnecessary exercise, the cost of which would ultimately have been borne by the developers.

“Under the adopted approach, vibro compaction on the crescent is done exactly where it is required to the extent that it is required. The programme of vibro compaction is linked to the specific plans of the individual plot developers and the level of ground improvement is determined by the developer and its structural engineering advice.”

Slugbelch Aug 4, 2006 4:40 PM

Gateway Bridge opens on The Palm Jumeirah
A major milestone has been reached in the progress of The Palm Jumeirah this week with the opening of the Gateway Bridge for construction traffic.

The Gateway Bridge, which has taken two years to construct, will connect The Palm Jumeirah to the Sufouh Interchange leading to Sheikh Zayed Road. The North Bridge and South Bridge are five lanes each, with each direction spanning 360m in length and 26m across.

The Gateway Bridge will allow easy access to the island for potentially 40,000 workers and 5,000 vehicles each day during the final stages of construction of Phase A and is a significant step forward in the preparation for handover which commences at the end of this year. The first stage of construction includes approximately 1,400 villas on 11 of the fronds of the island and 2,500 Shoreline Apartments within the 20 buildings located on the East side of the trunk.

The bridge will ultimately provide a state-of-the-art transport artery that will service the island's many residential and commercial facilities. The design was conceptualised by world renowned architectural group H2L2.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman Nakheel, said:
'The Gateway Bridge creates a magnificent and imposing entrance to The Palm Jumeirah - a stunning landmark that is entirely fitting for the eighth wonder of the world. The opening of the bridge will also allow quick and efficient access to the island and as we move towards completion of the first stage of construction this will enhance the rate of progress even further."

'The Palm Jumeirah is fast becoming a reality and soon our first residents will be living the eighth wonder of the world; however, there is still a great deal of work to be done and over the next 2 to 3 years we will continue to make exciting announcements and reach further milestones until The Palm Jumeirah has become established as one of the world's premier destinations.'

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