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R@ptor Nov 8, 2007 5:10 PM

ASTANA | Abu Dhabi Plaza | 382 M / 1,253 FT | 88 FLOORS
 
A spectacular new project for the booming capital city of oil-rich Kazakhstan.

Height: 388m (1273ft)

Floors: 88

Architect: Norman Foster and Partners

Use: Office, Residential, Hotel, Retail

Construction start: 2008

Construction end: 2011

http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...r%20Astana.jpg

Steely Dan Nov 8, 2007 6:15 PM

it looks kinda like if the sears tower sprouted a bunch of new little "buds" around its base.

HomeInMyShoes Nov 8, 2007 6:40 PM

Qbert baby!

Tom Servo Nov 8, 2007 6:41 PM

wow, that's really cool.

Bergenser Nov 8, 2007 7:06 PM

Fantastic news for Astana! :tup:

bnk Nov 8, 2007 7:49 PM

Tue Nov 6, 2007 1:37pm EST
By Belinda Goldsmith (Reuters)


Q. Journalist Borat Sagdiyev of Kazakhstan, do you approve of this building proposal and do you expect international tourism to benefit from such a structure.

A. A: "I very much preferring Kazakhstan building proposal - it nicest place in the world! Please, you must look on my guidings book and then come visit. Bring your whole family and stay at Astana Funworld Resort - it have beautiful beaches, almost totally free of landmines and the sea is guarantee to have no jellyfish, shark, or any other marine life."


Q: When can people expect to see you in Kazakhstan again?

A: "I already in Kazakhstan, living very happilys with my new wife. This morning, I was awoke by my clock-radio (electronic LED), after which I remove my wife from her cage and she make me delicious breakfast of western cereal 'Frosties', which I have with delicious fresh milk from her chests. I then attach her to her plough and send her into the fields before returning to my bed until she come back at luchtimes to feed me again. Life is very nice for us."

Q: Who do you favor for President in the United States?

A: "I cannot believe that it possible a woman can become Premier of US and A - in Kazakhstan, we say that to give a woman power, is like to give a monkey a gun - very dangerous. We do not give monkeys guns any more in Kazakhstan ever since the Astana Zoo massacre of 2003 when Torkin the orang-utan shoot 17 schoolchildrens. I personal would like the basketball player, Barak Obamas to be Premier."


http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO...30365920071106

Altauria Nov 8, 2007 8:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bnk (Post 3154276)
Tue Nov 6, 2007 1:37pm EST
By Belinda Goldsmith (Reuters)


Bring your whole family and stay at Astana Funworld Resort.........almost totally free of landmines.......


I'm not even going to bother trying to comment.

But still....looks like a great project.

LittleMike Nov 8, 2007 8:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bnk (Post 3154276)
Tue Nov 6, 2007 1:37pm EST
By Belinda Goldsmith (Reuters)


Q. Journalist Borat Sagdiyev of Kazakhstan, do you approve of this building proposal and do you expect international tourism to benefit from such a structure.

A. A: "I very much preferring Kazakhstan building proposal - it nicest place in the world! Please, you must look on my guidings book and then come visit. Bring your whole family and stay at Astana Funworld Resort - it have beautiful beaches, almost totally free of landmines and the sea is guarantee to have no jellyfish, shark, or any other marine life."


Q: When can people expect to see you in Kazakhstan again?

A: "I already in Kazakhstan, living very happilys with my new wife. This morning, I was awoke by my clock-radio (electronic LED), after which I remove my wife from her cage and she make me delicious breakfast of western cereal 'Frosties', which I have with delicious fresh milk from her chests. I then attach her to her plough and send her into the fields before returning to my bed until she come back at luchtimes to feed me again. Life is very nice for us."

Q: Who do you favor for President in the United States?

A: "I cannot believe that it possible a woman can become Premier of US and A - in Kazakhstan, we say that to give a woman power, is like to give a monkey a gun - very dangerous. We do not give monkeys guns any more in Kazakhstan ever since the Astana Zoo massacre of 2003 when Torkin the orang-utan shoot 17 schoolchildrens. I personal would like the basketball player, Barak Obamas to be Premier."


http://www.reuters.com/article/newsO...30365920071106

hahahaa good find. his wit cracks me up

Fabb Nov 8, 2007 8:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R@ptor (Post 3153883)

Use: Office, Residential, Hotel, Retail

http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...r%20Astana.jpg

Too bad there are so many little ones.
I guess that the'll contain a huge shopping mall.

Alliance Nov 8, 2007 8:59 PM

I miss the days when good architecture and tall buildings actually indicated something positive about a culture.

VivaLFuego Nov 8, 2007 9:03 PM

With whatever due respect to Kazakhstan....

Tall buildings have jumped the shark.

http://www.jonmetzler.com/blog/wp-co..._the_shark.PNG

worthy cook Nov 8, 2007 9:25 PM

should be used for the AT&T commercials

Lecom Nov 8, 2007 9:35 PM

Wow, spectacular indeed.

Once the thing is complete, they should push Sacha Baron Cohen off its top.

Nowhereman1280 Nov 8, 2007 9:36 PM

Foster is God

Anyhow, I was just going to say "I wonder what Borat would say about this?"

aluminum Nov 8, 2007 10:27 PM

^

Borat: Niiiiiiicccceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!!

Alliance Nov 8, 2007 10:47 PM

He'd say something like this:
[QUOTE=bnk;3154276]Q. Journalist Borat Sagdiyev of Kazakhstan, do you approve of this building proposal and do you expect international tourism to benefit from such a structure.

A. A: "I very much preferring Kazakhstan building proposal - it nicest place in the world! Please, you must look on my guidings book and then come visit. Bring your whole family and stay at Astana Funworld Resort - it have beautiful beaches, almost totally free of landmines and the sea is guarantee to have no jellyfish, shark, or any other marine life."


Q: When can people expect to see you in Kazakhstan again?

A: "I already in Kazakhstan, living very happilys with my new wife. This morning, I was awoke by my clock-radio (electronic LED), after which I remove my wife from her cage and she make me delicious breakfast of western cereal 'Frosties', which I have with delicious fresh milk from her chests. I then attach her to her plough and send

TheMeltyMan Nov 8, 2007 10:52 PM

I've heard a lot about Astana and its expansive plans. Its like they're trying to be a post-Soviet Brasilia. This building, in all its simplicity, actually seems like it could be very place defining. I would love to see this monument rise from out of the Steppes.

alphawolf Nov 8, 2007 11:05 PM

I would like to see this one happen. The blocks definitely remind me of Sears Tower.

Stephenapolis Nov 8, 2007 11:32 PM

Ewwww! That might be one of the worst designs I have ever seen.

FrancoRey Nov 8, 2007 11:34 PM

It looks like there are parks on the roofs of those smaller tower blocks near the bottom...I like it.


"Verrry Niiiice"....:tup:


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