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Old Posted Aug 27, 2010, 6:15 AM
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Old Posted Aug 29, 2010, 11:15 PM
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I didn't really venture in the canyons... I'm not sure that it was even possible to go there because the "streets" were basically dusty construction sites.
I was there during a very sunny afternoon, and the amount of light was just fine by me : I usually never get enough of sunlight and the lack of it wasn't a problem for me at that time.
I'm thinking that the impression may be slightly different when the Pentominium is completed... taller, and also bigger ?

About the density :
Even though the height of the skyscapers is really impressive, the area seems not nearly as dense as some parts of Lower Manhattan or Hong Kong. The street map, formed by a grid of avenues at right angle, like Midtown Manhattan, reduces the impression of density, as opposed to the chaotic maze of, say, the City of London.
Then again, the area is virtually uninhabited. I wonder what it'll look like in 5 years. Will it be overcrowded ? Will it look like a ghost town ?

Anyway, I'm a big fan.

What are your thoughts, Malec ?
I think even 1/3 full, this area might get clogged with traffic. The area between the princess tower, ocean height, etc, row and the one behind should become a road once more construction is finished, which it looks like will be quite soon. The area behind that then, is supposed to be a mall but who knows if that will get off the ground.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2010, 4:20 PM
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The block is way too far from the metro station.
I'm afraid most people will use their cars.
     
     
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yeah that is indeed very strange why they chose to put the metro so far away from it but it does hawe shuttle bus inbetween.

and they will hopefully make the Palm island monorail go towards the marina block and then to the metro someday. or make an underground metro for the Marina area
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they are indeed beautiful really captures some of the magic in the Dubai marina such pics make me miss it so much
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Beautiful looks and the water is cool.
     
     
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2010, 3:29 AM
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Crazy. It seems like not too long ago when Grosvernor House was the tallest tower in the Marina. Now its twin is almost topped out, and it's been eclipsed probably 20 times over.
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Old Posted Sep 11, 2010, 12:32 PM
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yeah that is indeed very strange why they chose to put the metro so far away from it but it does hawe shuttle bus inbetween.

and they will hopefully make the Palm island monorail go towards the marina block and then to the metro someday. or make an underground metro for the Marina area
There is a Tram service that pass through (around) the Marina, including the big block, and it interconnects with three different Dubai Metro stations (2 of which serving the Marina area) as well as The Palm Monorail.

However, 'no money, no honey' and work is on hold, leaving a mess where it was being carried out.
     
     
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Amazing shot by 234sale on SSC

     
     
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This development's towers would be bigger than most Downtown areas.
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7/8 tall buildings topped by cranes in a very small area. That's exceptional.
When the cranes are replaced with baroque crowns, we'll see if Dubai Marina has reinvented the exuberance of 1930 dowtown NY ... or created an ugly cacophony.
     
     
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i wonder what the total floorspace is for all of the 20 buildings.

what i am thinking of is in the very small area between infinity tower tamani hotel and sheik al sayed road. pretty much the main block really.

and its 20 skyscrapers all in all if u include all the towers that hawe been built or are rising from 200 meters and up
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Sheikh Zayed rd is not that close actually. Neither is the metro station. Best access by car... or by boat
     
     
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its very close if u pull u straight line from infinity tower towards sheik al sayed road its only 720 meters.

and 880 meters to the nearest metro station from the same point.

both measurements was taken on google earth in airline
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2010, 6:46 PM
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7/8 tall buildings topped by cranes in a very small area. That's exceptional.
When the cranes are replaced with baroque crowns, we'll see if Dubai Marina has reinvented the exuberance of 1930 dowtown NY ... or created an ugly cacophony.
Most are fairly ugly I think but it certainly is impressive as a whole.


Anyway, some fantastic canyon style pictures from 234sale


The sea facing towers




General canyon stuff
















I love this one




As you can see, the cladding has started on marina 101



     
     
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2010, 6:49 PM
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23 Marina. I think they might jack up the spire




Damac Heights, just some ground work




Top of elite residence. This one is really growing fast and starting to make an impression. There are more pictures of this in the previous post




The Torch and 23 marina

     
     
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2010, 6:52 PM
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Ocean Heights almost done




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street level is absolutely hideous, but looks good otherwise
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 25, 2010, 6:15 PM
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great pictures by 234sale there

yes it is still bad at street level will probably get much better once all the construction work is done.

the big mid street in the tightest cluster has been a storage and parking lot for the construction work, and workers for a long time.


but the walk ways right by the lagoon are very nice
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