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Old Posted Feb 25, 2007, 2:52 PM
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A long article about how doha will become the best city in the world, blah blah, but mentions this tower


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The developer of Lusail – Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment and Development Company – also has plans to develop the Doha Convention Centre and Tower which will bring a breathtaking aspect to the Doha skyline. Projected to cost $1.2 billion, architects Murphy Jahn Inc, famous for the Deutsche Post building in Bonn and the Sony Centre in Berlin, have produced a design which is both innovative and inspirational.
The tower will soar approximately 105 storeys into the sky and offer panoramic city views and over the blue water from its prestigious central location on the Corniche. It will be home to a hotel with 300 guest rooms, 80 serviced apartments, and 300 residential apartments.
The Convention Centre, adjacent to the tower, will provide 100,000 sq m of convention space and is destined to become an important regional and international exhibition location.
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2007, 7:43 PM
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good news, but the tower is out of place
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Old Posted Feb 25, 2007, 8:23 PM
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Looks nice, but they better build some higher buildings around it to compliment it because it's going to look awful lonely with those short towers there.
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looking good
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Kind of reminds me of the Grollo Tower and the old Burj Dubai and the Russia Tower combined
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Oh boy! It's the Grollo Tower again.

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Looks like the same tower has had 4 incarnations:

Grollo Tower


Burj Dubai


Russia Tower


Now this:


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And all four of them were ugly! Why on earth does this design keep coming up?
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And all four of them were ugly! Why on earth does this design keep coming up?
Because it seems that it never gets build. Grollo never got built, Burj changed the design, and I'm not sure what happened with the Russia Tower. I actually like it, but it always seems to be placed all alone, so it looks out of place. I think it needs to be built with some taller buildings that compliment this design in the same area in order for it to look nicer.
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Either way, I like the design and I hope it gets built...
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the Russia Tower is set to start in July
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Anyone got the exact height on this one?
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Someone should do a diagram of this Grollo tower twin!
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Anyone got the exact height on this one?
According to Turner Construction, it will be 550 m.
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i love that simple design
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it does look like various towers combined

is this a common shape/design in west asia?!?! and east europe?!?!
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I'm not sure that the ornament at the top is appropriate. Is it supposed to be iconic ?
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wow, this is an interesting project. these renderings make the corners of the tower look kind of like the international commerce centre in hong kong

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Looks like the same tower has had 4 incarnations:
And all look like they're based on this, if it has ever been finished:



The Grollo and Russia towers, at least, have the same tripod shape.
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