New tentacle-like towers for Dubai

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New tentacle-like towers for Dubai

Postby malec » Thu Nov 30, 2006 3:55 am

These were announced only a few days ago and really caught my eye. The tallest has 94 floors and should be just under 400m tall. I think 400m is the absolute limit there because of the proximity of the airport. Also I think the towers in the background might just be placeholders as opposed to showing their final design


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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Re: New tentacle-like towers for Dubai

Postby PVC King » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:15 pm

501,000 hits on an a single post. That must be a record
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Re: New tentacle-like towers for Dubai

Postby neiljdonn » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:44 pm

Given that Dubai delayed a national debt repayment of 60 billlion ( if I heard correctly on BBC world news) today, I wonder if these towers will ever be built.
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Re: New tentacle-like towers for Dubai

Postby Stones » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:47 am

It will spend a lot of money and Dubai gorg on debt. Who will pay for it?:confused:
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Re: New tentacle-like towers for Dubai

Postby missarchi » Tue Dec 29, 2009 10:20 pm

these tentacles have been appearing in some adds in magazines...
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Re: New tentacle-like towers for Dubai

Postby dubai_property » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:26 pm

If they sell these properties i think they will cover their debt.

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Re: New tentacle-like towers for Dubai

Postby PVC King » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:28 pm

Didn't DIC sell the majority of Hamptons last week to a fairly bog standard provincial UK estate agent called Countrywide?

How much development finance does Emaarproperties have to go with?

I've a feeling the bondholders are still smarting slightly.....
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