Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby JoePublic » Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:47 pm

CC105 wrote:You could try the DDDA office on the quays as my reading of the article assumed that is where the model was.


It wasn't in the window where the old U2 tower model was yesterday anyway, I checked.

Anyone got a scanner or even a digital camera to take a photo of the metro picture?
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby CiaranMurphy » Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:48 pm

I have a copy I'll post later tonight. Eh, no I don't think that is the U2 tower. It looks a dead ringer for thisDAMAC tower in Dubai though... all 90 floors! The photo was of Darren Simpson and Charlie King of Damac properties... so I wonder if it was just a stock shot.

I suspect shoddy journalism really. But maybe I'm wrong... I don't really expect much from the Metro TBH.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby darkman » Mon Feb 18, 2008 3:43 pm

Thanks! I suspect you are probrably right. No image anywhere on the internet or on any other paper ive seen. Id imagine the DDDA would be anxious to show off a model of their pet project.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby PTB » Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:19 pm

CiaranMurphy wrote:I have a copy I'll post later tonight. Eh, no I don't think that is the U2 tower. It looks a dead ringer for thisDAMAC tower in Dubai though... all 90 floors! The photo was of Darren Simpson and Charlie King of Damac properties... so I wonder if it was just a stock shot.

I suspect shoddy journalism really. But maybe I'm wrong... I don't really expect much from the Metro TBH.


Yep, that looks more like it.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby The Denouncer » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:17 pm

Straight from the green bin ;)

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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby rob mc » Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:59 pm

now thats what i call a skyscraper!!!:D
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby alonso » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:01 pm

Yeh I'd a feeling it was dodgy journalism as well. Seems it most definitely was. Now where's ctesiphon with a trademark biting barb about the Metro and crayons when you need him?
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby The Denouncer » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:05 pm

Yep trés dodgy indeed, all the people reading the Metro last Friday were like "ooh look at the size of that!". I just said "Where's the bloomin' egg?"
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby JoePublic » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:25 pm

Feckin eejits! (Metro that is)

A nice example of the kind of skycrapers we SHOULD be building though. National conference centre hotel in spencer dock, compare and contrast?
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby notjim » Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:42 pm

JoePublic wrote:
A nice example of the kind of skycrapers we SHOULD be building though. National conference centre hotel in spencer dock, compare and contrast?


A but now you are being silly JoePublic, that building has more in common with the NCC proposal, which you oppose, than the U2 tower, which you support.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby Morlan » Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:46 pm

Those yellow ties are brutal.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby JoePublic » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:29 am

notjim wrote:A but now you are being silly JoePublic, that building has more in common with the NCC proposal, which you oppose, than the U2 tower, which you support.


I really don't see how you can say that, but howandever.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby ctesiphon » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:42 am

alonso wrote:Now where's ctesiphon with a trademark biting barb about the Metro and crayons when you need him?


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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby cgcsb » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:37 pm

Am I to understand that the design of U2 tower has changed again? is there still an energy centre and a gap at the base of the building with a through road like the last design? Is this it finally a definative design, final, definate, or will this be another ten years?
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby jdivision » Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:28 pm

cgcsb, the suggestion is that the Metro got it wrong and inaccurately labelled it the U2 tower when in fact it's a tower in Dubai. A suggestion that seems reasonably clear from comparing the images.
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby The Denouncer » Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:35 am

Metro have printed an apology on the letters page this morning, yep it is the tower in Dubai :(
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby paul h » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:05 pm

Seville ,Spain - they recently held an skyscraper competion, not unlike our u2 debacle,

Winner is a 178m tall 40storey Cesar Pelli design, nothing amazing in my non-expert opinion

BUT, what are the odds this WILL be built roughly on time:D, its scheduled for completion c2010
http://www.skyscrapernews.org/news.php?ref=1375
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby The Denouncer » Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:55 pm

In Seville 2010 you'll be assured that 40 storey building will be dominating the skyline, what'll we have?
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby ctesiphon » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:49 pm

The Denouncer wrote:Metro have printed an apology on the letters page this morning, yep it is the tower in Dubai :(


Unlike yesterday, when Metro printed a letter from a guy who left his sports bag on the 8:08 am Dart from Malahide.

I suppose the story was accurate, at least. ;)
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby AndrewP » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:29 pm

The U2 tower (which I'm not sure I like) is still 10 times better than that Pelli building in Seville. The giant police light in a steel cage on top is horrible!
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby paul h » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:54 pm

Apologies for staying slightly off topic but-
Also another 130m building approved, in Rome of all places........
Expected to be completed 2010
When will the rest of the planet listen to us in Ireland, high rise just doesnt work :D
http://www.skyscrapernews.org/news.php?ref=1378

ps i would post picture but the link is less 'in yer face'
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby cgcsb » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:23 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2_Tower

construction to begin in early 2008 and finish in 2011. I'm not one to trust wikipedia but lets hope it's true
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby The Denouncer » Wed Mar 26, 2008 2:35 pm

cgcsb wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U2_Tower

construction to begin in early 2008 and finish in 2011. I'm not one to trust wikipedia but lets hope it's true


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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby cgcsb » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:08 pm

It is in the link if you look. At the bottom of the fist paragraph at the bottom of the second (history) paragraph and at the bottom of the paragraph after that. God gave you two eyes, use them
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Re: Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller

Postby fergalr » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:31 pm

It's not so much a question of "Vertigo? U2 tower to be taller" as it is "Vertigo? U2 tower to be built?"
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