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Old Posted May 12, 2006, 5:11 PM
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Dubai model (2015?)

Some of you might have seen this already but since STR introduced me to that sketchup program I've started making this. I'm only a beginner at working with 3D so I know it's not the best. I've only done a tiny bit of details so far. I've to go now though so I'll post more later on:







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Old Posted May 12, 2006, 7:27 PM
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Old Posted May 12, 2006, 7:34 PM
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well that is a good start , drawing all this buildings shall keep you very busy for quiet a while.
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Old Posted May 13, 2006, 1:04 AM
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^^ A lot of these buildings' heights are just speculation though. For example, all the building in the south end of business bay will probably be midrises (around 15 floors or so), and the tall towers will be near the waterfront. I was out tonight so didn't do anymore. I did a version of burj al alam and chelsea tower though. Here are some more pics. If you want I could give a link to the sketchup file:

Chelsea tower:




Dusit Hotel:




Another skyline shot:




The burj al alam (proportions are not right I know):




I'll leave textures for the moment and just try and get the shape of each building (so it's recognisable). BTW, anyone have any tips on curved surfaces in sketchup? Dubai has a lot of weird shaped buildings that aren't the easiest to make.

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Old Posted May 14, 2006, 12:46 AM
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A few more towers done today:

capricorn tower (by me)




Shangri-la hotel (by me)




Some more skyline shots:










Sheikh hasher tower and also the green one (done by Raptor)




Vision tower (by me)

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I just love these programs
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Old Posted May 17, 2006, 9:31 AM
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Forgot to post this:

A much better image by STR:

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It's pretty raw but it's quite impressive nonetheless. I don't recognize some of them though. What's the giant pyramid/shard? And in the picture of the green building there's a bloated ripoff of Big Ben's tower on the left-hand side, I don't recognize that one either.
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Old Posted May 17, 2006, 9:52 PM
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It's pretty raw but it's quite impressive nonetheless. I don't recognize some of them though. What's the giant pyramid/shard? And in the picture of the green building there's a bloated ripoff of Big Ben's tower on the left-hand side, I don't recognize that one either.
The giant shard doesn't exist yet, and probably won't even have that shape. It's just that the biggest plot in business bay has been reserved by the developers of the infrastructure and in lots of renders there is a very tall tower present there (the tallest always). Of course it's just speculation at this stage but most likely a huge tower will be built there. I just made it look like that because a 500m box would ruin the whole thing .

You're right about that big ben ripoff. It's supposed to be a clock tower (like big ben) and not only will it be some eyesore, but is also built in such a way so that everyone notices it. It's right near the emirates towers and will stick up over everything else and that whole stretch will be ruined by this pile of shite. Worse is that it's already under construction






As someone on SSC said, where are the Nimbys when you need them



edit: to add to that, it's not only the fact that it's a big ben ripoff that's bad but the colours are so bad and dull aswell. It will completely clash with the ultra-futuristic emirates towers, the tower, and capricorn. Also look at this tower that's to be built in the same area. I see references to the bank of china, emirates towers, and some aztec temple. It looks brilliant but the architect's time has been wasted and he might have just thrown up a giant commieblock because the only thing people will now notice (and definitely not for the good reasons) is a giant big ben. And I have proof aswell that the excellently designed towers there will be ignored. When you looked at that pic all that stuck in your head was the image of a big ben ripoff, not the superfuturistic tower beside it.
Stupid arseholes!! Grrrrrr!

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edit no.2: I think it'd be cool if they did do a shard-type design for that tower, especially if they kept it really simple. A simple but soaring tower would be a break from all the flashy ones and would be especially impressive at that height.

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what's this sketch program that is being used?
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Old Posted May 23, 2006, 4:04 PM
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www.sketchup.com
It's free and really easy to use.


Burj dubai lake hotel



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Just....wow.
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I need to figure Sketchup out. el oh el.
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Very intressting. Thank you very much for your work!
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Old Posted May 28, 2006, 11:31 PM
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A little picture

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Old Posted Jun 14, 2006, 12:41 PM
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No textures but there's been quite a bit of progress on the buildings, especially the business bay ones. The tall tower in the 2nd pic is a 100-floor tower under design that has a massive spire as shown. I completely guessed the location though so don't be surprised if it ends up a mile away somewhere else




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Old Posted Jun 15, 2006, 5:14 PM
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Old Posted Jun 29, 2006, 10:57 PM
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Some progress:





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