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Old Posted Nov 26, 2006, 9:27 PM
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Arrow DUBAI | Dubai Towers | 360 M - 550 M (4 towers) | 60 - 91 FLOORS | ON HOLD



Sama Dubai unveils ‘Dubai Towers’

Sama Dubai, the real estate development and investment arm of Dubai Holding has announced the launch of ‘Dubai Towers – Dubai’, a cluster of breath-taking towers that combine, to form a truly inspiring and dynamic sculpture.

Centrepiece of ‘The Lagoons’ Central Business District, the ‘Dubai Towers - Dubai’ will comprise four state-of-the-art towers for residential, commercial, retail and hospitality purposes. Ranging between 57–94 floors, the estimated date of completion of ‘Dubai Towers - Dubai’ complex is mid 2010.

Launched under the ‘Dubai Towers’ brand of Sama Dubai, the iconic structures will feature a choreographed concept of form and function to metaphorically represent the movement of candle light.

Farhan Faraidooni, CEO, Sama Dubai said: “Symbolising hope, growth, harmony and opportunity, ‘Dubai Towers – Dubai’ represents an unique investment opportunity for those seeking a corporate lifestyle experience combined with peace and tranquillity in the seven beautifully landscaped islands of ‘The Lagoons’.”
Visible from extended distances as the main feature of ‘The Lagoons’ skyline, ‘Dubai Towers–Dubai’ will reflect the UAE’s futuristic vision and commitment to foster creativity and originality.

Faraidooni added: “As signature components of Sama Dubai, the ‘Dubai Towers’ brand is committed to sharing Dubai’s evolutionary and innovative achievements in the property sector with the world. In every country identified as a potential market for ‘Dubai Towers,’ Sama Dubai will develop exclusive landmark towers that reflect its distinctive personality.”

The ‘Dubai Towers’ brand is committed to deliver developments that offer a consistent and complete corporate experience, not just for businesses, but also for the people who live and work there. As the UAE’S gateway to international real estate investment and development, Sama Dubai is currently developing ‘Dubai Towers – Doha’, ‘Dubai Towers - Casablanca’ and ‘Dubai Towers – Istanbul’ under the ‘Dubai Towers’ brand.

As well as their bold architecture and prime locations, the ‘Dubai Towers’ will be characterised by the range of additional facilities they offer including retail, restaurants, entertainment, health spas, gymnasiums, hotels and residential apartments that create a vibrant, dynamic community.
The ‘Dubai Towers – Dubai’ will be revealed at the upcoming Cityscape exhibition taking place December 4-6 at the Dubai International Exhibition Center. The towers’ model will be showcased at ‘The Lagoons’ stand in hall 1, stand F30.

‘The Lagoons’ is a mixed-use freehold development being built along the Dubai Creek coastline. The AED 65 billion (US$ 18 billion) project will cover an area of 70 million square feet over 40 kilometres of waterfront land. Located next to the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, ‘The Lagoons’ will ensure harmonious existence with the surrounding eco-systems.

‘The Lagoons’ will appeal to tourists seeking cultural attractions with its theatre, museum, arts center and Dubai’s opera house.
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2006, 9:35 PM
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i like them, althoguh they remind me of various dodgy scenes involving anime tentacles...
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 26, 2006, 10:28 PM
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These are the same guys who are doing the massive towers in Istanbul and Doha. Also rumours have it that they're planning more towers for other places, I've heard Melbourne mentioned
     
     
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They look like the Dancing Towers but pointed at the top.
     
     
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^^ They'd look great on the dancing towers plot actually. Here's another render. Hopefully some huge ones soon




According to SA Boy over on SSC these guys will build towers all over the world, especially where emirates airlines flies, and each will have a jumeirah hotel (so the hotel operator guaranteed) and then sell apartments, offices, etc in the rest of the tower. New York is the only city in the US emirates flies to so we could see a Dubai Towers NY at some point
     
     
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that would rock awesome new render and malec whose dubai render is that???
     
     
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^^ What do you mean?

Apparantly there's a dubai towers casablanca released as well but no renders. That's pretty much a lowrise city though so something like this would certainly look way out of place. (It is a place emirates fly to though)
     
     
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Ooh, a classier version of the Dancing Towers.
     
     
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hight

wast the hight of the tallest tower ?
     
     
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wow. These are nice!
     
     
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wast the hight of the tallest tower ?
No height has been released so far, but 'The Lagoons' have a height limit of 400m(1312ft) due to the proximity of the Dubai Intl' Airport. So expect it something close to this figure.
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That's ... different.
It vaguely reminds me of SOM's 2002 proposal for the reconstruction of the WTC.
     
     
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Is it even possible to build such "wavy" towers???
     
     
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2006, 1:09 AM
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^^ I think so, also the core shouldn't be a problem since they don't bend enough to not allow it to go straight up. The maximum height in this area apparantly is 400m because of the airport so will be just less than this.


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wow, cool! It's the kind of project that wouldn't work anywhere else but Dubai (aesthetically speaking),looks crazy cool.
     
     
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malec i meant the picture you supplied for location purposes....
     
     
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