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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 9:42 AM
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DOHA | Al Qud's Tower | 1,640 FT / 500 M | 101 FLOORS

Al Qud's Tower

Doha, Qatar


A mixed-use tower of 101 floors (office, hotel and residential). This will be the fourth supertall in Doha (if and when the others are built).

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Located in the highrise district of Doha, on Diplomatic at Ambassadors St.





Equipment on site last summer (so I am assuming that this is now U/C ). Pic from Massilia at SSC - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=417811&page=2





What do you think of the design?


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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 10:15 AM
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It's ugly tacky and doesn't fit for a building of this height at all, is this one approved?
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 10:37 AM
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something about the style is very indecisive and clashing with itself over and over.
     
     
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I really like the design, because it's one of the few recent examples that incorporates Arabian architectural features in a new skyscraper on the Arabian Peninsula.

I've always been in favour of traditional local architcture influencing the modern architecture in a region. IMO you should still be able to tell on which continent/region a city is located by looking at the skyline.
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 11:23 AM
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It's ugly tacky and doesn't fit for a building of this height at all, is this one approved?

According to this site - http://www.zawya.com/projects/projec...id150909110119

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In 2014, the project is expected to be completed.

In Q2 2010, the construction of superstructure facilities is expected to start.

In late Q1 2010, the piling works are expected to be completed.

In Q3 2009, the piling and foundation works started and the ITB for the main construction contract was issued.

In Q2 2009, the piling and foundation works contract was awarded to Ammico Contracting.

In January 2009, the ITB for the piling foundation works contract was issued.

In December 2006, the foundation stone was laid.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 11:32 AM
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It's like a person with five heads! No! This doesn't work at ALL!
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 11:39 AM
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I find it comical. Just glad it's not being built in my country.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 11:49 AM
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i like the massing and it looks like the love child of the sears tower and a mosque.
     
     
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I never like pastiche, but I think this is going to look great in reality. A bit like the Meccah tower - looks tacky on paper, but positively impressive in the flesh.

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The building doesn´t look like a skyscraper in my opinion. It´s an ugly building, other than the other towers in Doha like Dubai Towers Doha and the Aspire Tower.
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It looks like something out of a medieval science fiction movie.. interesting....
     
     
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I like this "Queen Amidala Of Naboo Tower"
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 5:21 PM
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Could someone draw this structure in the diagrams?
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 5:24 PM
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A post modern version of the Sears Tower
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 5:26 PM
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Very unique style or lack of style.

It seems like the building was designed using LEGOS.
     
     
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I'm so sick of these "manufactured" skyscrapers built by oil sheiks so they can brag to the world how modern their cities are.

NYC, Chicago, etc. built skyscrapers based on the need that those cities (and similar cities) were bursting at the seams; there was no where else to build but up. True, some of the taller ones were partially about making statements, but for the most part, they were necessary to accommodate the growth of those cities. Same with Toronto, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, etc.

Are you telling me that the "booming" city of Doha has nowhere to build but up? From the images, I see an ugly supertall surrounded by open space. What a joke. It's especially comical if the builders think that throwing money to build skyscrapers in their shiekdoms will make their cities significant. Glad to at least see that Dubai has been exposed for the sham city that it is.

And before someone says it - I am by no means jealous of this hideous tower.
     
     
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This is all sorts of ugly.
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So, jerusalem tower???

it looks even tackier than the one in mecca.
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The Sears (ehem, Willis) Tower has converted to Islam.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2010, 6:41 PM
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Reminds me of a Middle eastern reworking of the old Larkin Building proposal in New York (which I never really liked either, mixed with some more fail.
     
     
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