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Old Posted Oct 10, 2009, 12:10 AM
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ABU DHABI | Tameer Towers | 984 FT / 300 M | 73 FLOORS

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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Old Posted Oct 10, 2009, 12:38 AM
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Woah! I love it! I love that atrium at the bottom, I actually made a 3D model/drawing of a building with that feature once. Didn't think it was possible.
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Wow! This looks really cool. I also like the base.
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Wow! Amazing looking project
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wow, that is interesting! From a security perspective, is it wise to allow passage of watercraft under a skyscraper?
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That's really cool.
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wow, that is interesting! From a security perspective, is it wise to allow passage of watercraft under a skyscraper?
Do you think they could put that much stuff on a boat to let the tower collapse? I doubt it. However, a good question.
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It doesn't look like the water that flows underneath the tower will be navigable. If you look closely on the last render, there appears to be a small waterfall going into the marina area, which would indicate that boats would not be able to go into that channel. And the water area on the other side of the building looks too shallow for any major craft, as indicated by the fountains in the main pool. So I'm sure this was thought of and addressed in the design.
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the facade looks ugly as hell
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I like the gardens.
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It doesn't look like the water that flows underneath the tower will be navigable. If you look closely on the last render, there appears to be a small waterfall going into the marina area, which would indicate that boats would not be able to go into that channel. And the water area on the other side of the building looks too shallow for any major craft, as indicated by the fountains in the main pool. So I'm sure this was thought of and addressed in the design.
You´re right. I didn't see this at first view.
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Tameer Towers is a mixed use project in Abu Dhabi

Tameer completes major concrete pour

by James Boley on Oct 13, 2009

Developer Tameer has announced it has completed a major concrete pour at a project in Abu Dhabi.

The company completed pouring 540 cubic metres of concrete at Tameer Towers as part of the construction of the tower basement raft.

"We are very pleased that the engineering and construction works are steadily progressing towards the delivery of Tameer Towers to our investors and clients,” said Tameer president Federico Tauber. “All efforts are aligned and focused to ensure that the delivery will occur according to the announced master program."

Tameer Towers is a ten-million square-feet, mix-use development offering residential, commercial and retail spaces.

John Zwets, chief development officer of Tameer commented, "We are dedicated to delivering projects of high quality and excellence. The new organisation structure in Abu Dhabi secures the expertise and knowhow needed to build this state-of-the art mega development. Our team is committed to the tight abidance of the milestones set in our construction schedule."

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Around 2 weeks ago from the developer

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This picture is taken from Tameer Towers website April 2010. I was told by Tameer that there are 300 workers onsite.

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i love how these tower and especially the main tower blends so much into the sea.

and the base of the main tower is really impressive
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Tameer Tower back on track...

It looksl like this intersting project is comming back on track now and all 4 towers will get build in one stage. Iconic tower in middel will not be build...now?
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So does anyone have an idea of when we'll see some steel rising?
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at the moment, only the 4 small towers are going up , the taller one that stands alone will be kept on hold for a longer while still before it jump starts and catches up
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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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