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Old Posted May 14, 2008, 6:16 PM
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Completely agree, Malec.
     
     
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Old Posted May 14, 2008, 7:48 PM
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nice road lol
     
     
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Old Posted May 15, 2008, 1:19 AM
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Old Posted May 15, 2008, 6:10 AM
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Good to see that the site is already cleared.
Let the party begin !

(I'll have to admit that it does look like an intrusion in the area).
     
     
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Old Posted May 15, 2008, 11:41 PM
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An idea of the scale




At least this area will be served by a new tram system which will link with the metro.

     
     
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Old Posted May 16, 2008, 9:46 AM
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A render by me:

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The Torch and Princess Tower on the left




23 Marina

     
     
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Old Posted May 16, 2008, 10:52 AM
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A render by me:
Excellent !
The progeny of Lake point Tower ?
     
     
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Old Posted May 16, 2008, 6:09 PM
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Excellent !
The progeny of Lake point Tower ?
I did not notice that. Thanks for pointing it out.

Does anyone think the architect purposely designed the Marina Sky Towers to look similar to the Lake Point Tower in Chicago?
     
     
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Old Posted May 16, 2008, 10:49 PM
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What an oppressive podium. I wish the towers would've met the ground instead of the podium top (similar to how the NY WTC used to touch down to the plaza level without any above-ground podium).

Great renders though, malec. Thanks for those. By the way, I routinely lurk on many Dubai threads on SSC, but, unlike you, I rarely post. However, thanks for the updates there as well.
     
     
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Old Posted May 20, 2008, 2:35 AM
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Old Posted May 20, 2008, 4:21 AM
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I'm sorry but this is too much, there'll the gridlock 24 hours a day in that area.
What do you think the helipad's for ?
Each tower will have its own.
Congestion problem solved
     
     
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Old Posted May 20, 2008, 5:54 AM
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First of all, not everyone will use a helicopter. Second, if everyone did use a helicopter, the congestion would move from the ground to the air. Also, the only way to use the helipad is if the destination has a helipad also. I do not think three helipads will solve any problem.
     
     
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Old Posted May 20, 2008, 6:18 AM
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^Yeah, it's not gonna solve having to take a cab to the airport, wasting hella gas, then waiting for the helicopter and there's like 20 other rich people in line because all the helicopters are in one place. Yeah, it doesn't solve that.

I think Fabb was kidding. And yes, it does solve a bit of traffic. Plus there's an underground metro system connected to the towers.
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^^ I just wish they'd sink the podium underground like all the other towers have. This is a 15 storey carpark by the way and by the looks of it there are no shops or anything, just a massive blank wall.
I'm sorry but this is too much, there'll the gridlock 24 hours a day in that area.
I agree. The podium is much too high. The towers look pretty cool though.
     
     
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Old Posted May 20, 2008, 4:17 PM
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First of all, not everyone will use a helicopter.
Not really everyone. Some people get air-sick easily.
Those will use the elevators.

No, seriously, I guess that most of the apartments will be empty half of the year or more.
     
     
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Old Posted May 20, 2008, 8:08 PM
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Plus there's an underground metro system connected to the towers.
What underground metro? There is no underground anything in that area. Are you talking about Dubai Metro's Red Line or the Al Sufouh Tram?
     
     
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who's buying all these condos!
     
     
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Old Posted May 20, 2008, 11:23 PM
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who's buying all these condos!
Me.
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Old Posted May 28, 2008, 9:47 PM
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The torch and princess




Ocean Heights and Marina 101. Ocean heights is the one next to the tower that blue and white. Marina 101 is the hole in the ground between the two other towers also under construction






Infinity Tower and Damac Heights.






The Torch




Another one of Marina 101




23 Marina and the Pentominium




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Old Posted Jun 14, 2008, 3:11 PM
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You can see the princess tower, 23 marina and the torch rising:

     
     
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