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21 hours ago, Halfaboy said:

I understand that the height is not the only problem. It seems there are also (amongst others) issues with land encroaching, elevators and emergency escapes. Furthermore if it will be partially demolished the owners who see their apartments removed would want compensation. It can only be altered after approval. That means that the person who signs for this admits that initially something went wrong. Also who is going to pay for this all ?  Will be an interesting (and longwinding) story....

    The land encroaching issue refers to the low rise sales office next to the project--one corner of the building supposedly is not on Waterfront project land.  Easily solved by tearing it down.  The elevators and emergency escapes I think are non-issues that were bandied about as excuses when the project was first shut down.  I believe there could be some parking issues, which might be solved if the top floors were eliminated and the number of units reduced.  I agree that working out  compensation for the original buyers is an issue.  I think it needs a big-name powerful Thai developer to step in, take over the project, and get it all sorted out.   Perhaps it might still happen if there's some money to be made.  Hope it doesn't end up like Bangkok's Ghost Tower that TBL mentioned.  Finish it in some form or tear it down.   

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20 hours ago, newnative said:

    The land encroaching issue refers to the low rise sales office next to the project--one corner of the building supposedly is not on Waterfront project land.  Easily solved by tearing it down.  The elevators and emergency escapes I think are non-issues that were bandied about as excuses when the project was first shut down.  I believe there could be some parking issues, which might be solved if the top floors were eliminated and the number of units reduced.  I agree that working out  compensation for the original buyers is an issue.  I think it needs a big-name powerful Thai developer to step in, take over the project, and get it all sorted out.   Perhaps it might still happen if there's some money to be made.  Hope it doesn't end up like Bangkok's Ghost Tower that TBL mentioned.  Finish it in some form or tear it down.   

While I understand that there may be legal problems reducing the height, they could be resolved given the will. Then they could put a giant screen up on the building and make it into an exciting "show" by projecting images on it, such as fireworks. It could become a tourist attraction in its own right.

OR

They could attach a cable and allow people to descend along it. They already do that on a high building in Jomptien. I went on it a long while ago.

 

Whatever, making something out of it is better than leaving it there till it falls down.

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7 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

OR

They could attach a cable and allow people to descend along it. They already do that on a high building in Jomptien. I went on it a long while ago.

 

You jest, but there has been talk of one of those sky walks that seem popular at the moment for the Viewpoint, with a cable to drop down to the Bali Hai.

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On 10/23/2020 at 7:26 AM, thaibeachlovers said:

Worth considering that there is an unfinished high building in Bkk by the Chao Phya. They call it the Ghost Tower and even made a movie about it and ghosts.

That building has been there since 1997.

 

Sathorn Unique Tower - Wikipedia

An abandoned shopping mall also.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEhYraNGBEI

 

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On 10/22/2020 at 10:58 AM, Halfaboy said:

I understand that the height is not the only problem. It seems there are also (amongst others) issues with land encroaching, elevators and emergency escapes. Furthermore if it will be partially demolished the owners who see their apartments removed would want compensation. It can only be altered after approval. That means that the person who signs for this admits that initially something went wrong. Also who is going to pay for this all ?  Will be an interesting (and longwinding) story....

https://www.pattayamail.com/news/pattaya-waterfront-condo-tower-remains-standing-on-piles-of-legal-paperwork-328227

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