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Old Posted Apr 26, 2007, 4:52 PM
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They're all pretty similar I think, just at different stages. For example, the torch and 23 marina were at the same stage as princess and ocean heights before.


Pictures from the torch site from today. Posted on SSC by scoot68








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Old Posted Apr 27, 2007, 11:56 AM
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Mega-update from the torch site by Imre:


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Was Infinity insured? If not thats gonna be a nasty clean-up bill. Easy 40mil gone.
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This city is just ever growing. Most cities in the US are lucky if they have one building over 1000ft. Yet here is a whole area full of them. They all look intresting. A nice project to watch grow, thats for sure...

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This city is just ever growing. Most cities in the US are lucky if they have one building over 1000ft. Yet here is a whole area full of them. They all look intresting. A nice project to watch grow, thats for sure...
Dubai is what a s*** load of oil money will do for you. The Saudi's invest heavily in Dubai, as well as other oil rich nations in the gulf region. That $3/gallon you pay at the gas pump doesn't ALL go toward Exxon or BP profits like you hear in the news. The middle east is reaping the rewards of a limited oil supply and increasing demand.

The shiek in charge basically runs the whole show, and he has a very ambitious development plan. Tax-free development zones help too. I don't know if they have restrictions on building heights, but it sure doesn't seem like it.
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Cranes, Formwork etc

G'day from South East Queensland, Australia
A friend in California pointed me here re the Infinity drama. I've not worked on high-rise for 30 years so am rather out of the loop. Back then >100m was tall for Brisbane! I'm now a residential Building Designer specialising in remodelling.
I have a few questions:
  1. Are core walls formed by self-elevating systems similar to the Lubeca system common in the mid-70s?
  2. Is the predominance of hammerheads due to lack of supply of Favco-type cranes or just the sheer footprint of the projects?
  3. @Malec: What software did you use to model the twisting tower?
  4. What mPa concrete do they use & how far away is their aggregate source? The logistics of so much construction in such a small area boggles the mind.
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Old Posted May 6, 2007, 7:17 PM
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A new render with the emirates marina serviced apartments tower (which is butt-ugly if I may add) which was done by Dubai Addiction on SSC (an excellent model though, insane detail). Since this tower is built:




you can really get a sense of scale:

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That is insane!!!!
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Dubai is what a s*** load of oil money will do for you. The Saudi's invest heavily in Dubai, as well as other oil rich nations in the gulf region. That $3/gallon you pay at the gas pump doesn't ALL go toward Exxon or BP profits like you hear in the news. The middle east is reaping the rewards of a limited oil supply and increasing demand.

The shiek in charge basically runs the whole show, and he has a very ambitious development plan. Tax-free development zones help too. I don't know if they have restrictions on building heights, but it sure doesn't seem like it.
Only 16% or less of Dubai's GDP consists of oil, while tourism is like 19%, and its growing. If you look at the charts oil isnt included. All of the growth is coming from real-estate, free trade, and their convineint location.
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Only 16% or less of Dubai's GDP consists of oil, while tourism is like 19%, and its growing. If you look at the charts oil isnt included. All of the growth is coming from real-estate, free trade, and their convineint location.
Dubai proper doesn't generate alot of revenue from oil reserves, but a ton of investment from outside sources are funding projects from oil profits, like the Saudis.
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^^ That's similar to saying that the US survive on foreign investments, nothing wrong in both.
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Old Posted May 14, 2007, 2:49 AM
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Great job Malec! Keep up the good work on your illistrations and thread inputs. I'm on the othe side of the world from you and get great updates by you. Thank goodness for the web which unites us all with the same interests.

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^poly, thanks for expressing importance of sense of place. I'm with you on that one.
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Some updates from yesterday by Imre.



Elite residence. Still nothing!! grrrr







Marina 101. Piling is done but they have to wait until the tower next door is above ground level before continuing:





Princess Tower. Progress








Infinity tower. Work being done anyway which is a good sign.













Ocean Heights (waiting for the main contractor, will stay like this for a few months anyway)







23 Marina. Very good work







The Torch. Very good work again

The dream:



and the reality:









And one more render with some more stuff done

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Malec: I am very glad you watermarked your images!
PolyArch: Yeah, it's great for me too, because it's no skyscrapers where I live.
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Old Posted May 20, 2007, 10:36 PM
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Instant Skyline, ready in three minutes. No cooking required. Just add money.
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Old Posted May 20, 2007, 11:01 PM
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Amazing night shots of this area by Tom Green:















Another render:

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