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Old Posted Nov 18, 2008, 4:26 PM
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ha, QBert. Genius.
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I like it, strangely enough

Is it under construction yet?
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ASTANA | Abu Dhabi Plaza | 382 M / 1253 FT | 88 FLOORS

Name: Abu Dhabi Plaza
Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Height: 382m / 1253ft
Floors: 88
Use: Mixed Use (Office / Hotel / Residential)
Construction Start: 2011
Construction End: 2016
Architect: HKR Architects
Developer: Aldar (UAE)

Will be the tallest building in Kazakhstan and Central Asia once completed.


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http://i43.tinypic.com/346kcnk.jpg
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Old Posted Feb 11, 2012, 3:29 PM
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If you exclude the base, this tower would have fit so well in the NY skyline.

It is tall, elegant, slender and its two major setbacks make it look even taller. The perfect skyscraper (but not the perfect location)
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I really like this design. It will be awesome if it's as reflective as the rendering is suggesting.
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It appears to buck the trend of building oddly-shaped structures in Astana. . . looks nice. . . I think it's been under construction for a while now. . .

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oh right, this thing, with a new design.

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Original was way better.
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oh right, this thing, with a new design.

Wait what is this. This is terrible.
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What's up with the name? 'Abut Dhabi' in this middle of the Khazakstani plains?

I'm going to assume the development company is based in the Emirates. Does anyone have a better answer?
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It sort of reminds me of the International Commerce Center (ICC) tower in Hong Kong.
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Oh God.. PLEASE don't let this be the real rendering.
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Massive and ugly.
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wait, so which design is it then?
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wait, so which design is it then?
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The surrounding cityscape seems bleak as hell.
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These days every country (scratch that) every city in the world has a building higher than 1250 feet. It show's the progressiveness of humans, but the ESB's height isn't special anymore, but it's still one of a kind.
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This is the old design.

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i love this one. perfection as far as i can see.
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