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That looks really modern and symetric!
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It's been said that Abu Dhabi's oppressed political history contributes to that, the Abu Dhabi 2030 plan of supertalls happened relatively fast because of it; you get that any economic investment in these only happened because they only realized there was any oil wealth basically overnight. Right? Getting the main one up also has to do with any added revenue in diversifying their economy.

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any updates on this wonderful project?

have they started with the main tower yet?

would so totally love seeing that start to rise

The bottom weight distribution and elevators must be a total hell to get working properly and make it efficent enough to move people around and such.

seems like Abu Dhabi wants to take hard and unique approaches to most of their projects design wise and such
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Awesome!!!!
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Looks great!
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I was told this project utilize some GRC panels. Does anyone know anything about it? Are they for exterior walls or interior?

Thanks.
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What a beautiful building!
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any updates on this wonderful project?

have they started with the main tower yet?
http://www.tameertowers.com/newsdetail.asp?nIdArg=103

Tameer Towers Moving Forward

Tender Documents Issued to Contractors

Dubai – UAE, 26 February, 2012: TAMEER, a leading real estate developer in the Middle East, announced today that its prestigious project Tameer Towers in Abu Dhabi, Reem Island is moving ahead.

TAMEER advised that tender documents have been issued to reputed contractors early in February with an anticipated award due before the end of April 2012.

To date, 21% completion has been achieved with towers A and B having reached structural levels 13 and 4 respectively. The majority of the most complex structural elements have now been completed.

With the anticipated award to the new contractor in April and the commencement of works scheduled for May 2012, Phase A of the development is targeted for completion by the 4th quarter 2013.

TAMEER remains committed to the delivery of the project and confirms that the Tameer Towers development on Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi remains an active and important focus for the group.
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From 2014; still stalled:


Credit: http://www.thenational.ae/uae/invest...-dhabi-project

Extra Renderings found here: http://www.gensler.com/projects/tameer-towers (Last 3 not included in this thread)
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This is developed by the same guys who are building princess tower and elite residence in dubai marina. This recently went on hold while they changed the main contractor. It seems to be starting back again though.



Construction in UAE shudders back to life



02 October 2009

By Roxane McMeeken

Bottom of the market called as mega projects including £1.2bn Tameer Towers return to site

Contractors have restarted work on a string of huge projects in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as evidence builds that the market in the UAE is recovering.

Tameer Towers, a 7bn dirham (£1.2bn) 9 million ft2 mixed-use project in the Shams development on Al Rheem island in Abu Dhabi, was put under review in March, but is now going ahead again.

A 400m dirham (£68m) project to build a headquarters for the municipal government of Abu Dhabi’s western region is also back on site, having been on hold for six months.

In addition, a residential project of up to 1 million ft2 by developer Bloom Properties in Abu Dhabi, has restarted.

Duncan Swinhoe, who leads Gensler’s Middle East operation, which is involved on all three schemes, said: “Things are starting to move in Dubai and Abu Dhabi again. There are a number of projects coming out, and some tenders from as far back as nine months ago that we’d almost given up on are back on the table.”

Regarding the Tameer Towers scheme, which had 300 men on site when work was put under review, he said: “They’re now pouring concrete and the new contract price is being thrashed out.”

Tameer has dropped the alliance of three contractors it was using on the scheme – two local firms Al Habtoor Engineering and Al Rajhi Projects, and Murray & Roberts (South African) in favour of one, Al Rajhi. It said in March it was “reviewing the construction programmes and associated costs” of the scheme.


Swinhoe added that some schemes that had not started on site, but on which “all decision-making had ground to a halt”, were live again.

Meanwhile, Davis Langdon is recruiting about 15 staff in the Middle East, including in the UAE.

Steve Coates, the consultant’s head of UAE, said: “We believe we’ve hit rock bottom and now an element of liquidity is slowly coming back to Dubai.”

He said the cash was coming mainly from the $20bn (£12.5bn) bond Dubai had secured from Abu Dhabi in March, the second $10bn of which is to be released imminently, according to reports. Commentators also say the UAE has been boosted by a rise in the price of oil, which is now at $60-70 a barrel, having hit a low of $32 in December.

The UAE building boom began to falter a year ago and 566 projects in the country are on hold, according to research firm Proleads. In August, Building reported that Dubai’s main arbitration body was facing a backlog of almost £3bn of disputes.

http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?...hannel=284&c=3



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Construction update:

http://picasaweb.google.com/cranecou...25266813201122
http://picasaweb.google.com/cranecou...25282947626162
Beautiful design! I always feel their modern architecture is reminiscent of their traditional Arabic Islamic architecture. Modern buildings in Dubai, be it residential or commercial are always designed keeping aesthetics in mind. Like most of the modern buildings there are quite aesthetically pleasing and seem to lack the formality of the buildings in the west.
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