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

What do you guys think of this building? It's amazing what modern technology is capable of. It's set to be completed in 2009, and will be 2,684 ft tall with 160 habitable floors. It's currently the world tallest building, but it's not official yet, since the construction isn't complete.
Imagine being at the 160th floor.
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how the hell do they build the top of it?
n whats it used for?
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I will laugh if it falls over. I hate dubai only been there once to buy a car when living in Africa and the place suxs.
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Anyway, that's amazing. It's incredible how far architecture has come since skyscrapers started showing up.
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Anyway, that's amazing. It's incredible how far architecture has come since skyscrapers started showing up.


story line makes total sense when you add in all the parts that were left out due to them rushing to finish the game...


sort of really if you use your imagination...


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#12
These ones are better. Pretty sure Dubai should be the new place to live.

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#13
Gonna be funny when it falls.
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I can't wait for that to get hit by a plane.
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#17
There was a big thing on Dubai on TV yesterday.

The middle of the flame-looking buildings (and yes that is what they represent) has atruims in the middle with concrete walls which distribute the weight properly.

And it isn't really insane what they're building, it's why. They're making a ton of cash it's insane.
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Oh man! I want to go up the the 160th floor and see how fast I can run down all the flights. Can you imagine a fire in the building and really over-weight people having to exit the building via a staircase? Better put some power pellets in there for those Pac-Men.

I'd loveto ride the elevator all the way from the bottom to the top, and then back. I've done that here in Detroit at the Ren Cen, and its a trip, but thats only 74 floors.

Sheeeeeeiiiit.
#20
A new building is in development (dubbed, lamely, the "tall tower") that is slightly over a kilometre high. Yep. About 150-200 metres taller than the Burj Dubai.
#21
why is it that when you travel 1 mile on land it takes like 2 minutes in a car but when you are going 1 mile skyward everything looks so ****ing tall?

seriously look at that thing, its basically 1/3 of mile high.
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#22
I've been fascinated by this for ages.

View from the top at the moment: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=5LjTWSKbfiU

Here's an interesting fact too: Dubai has 25% of the worlds cranes.

/geek/

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That's what happens when you take a bunch of billionaires and let them spend their money however they want.
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Dubai is being very smart right now. They've accepted that their oil will run out eventually, so they're spending all of their oil money on future tourism industries. When they finally do og dry, it will be a seamless shift into the vacation hotspot of the world.
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Yao Ming is taller.

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If you think thats huge, you should see what could be built next...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Burj
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mubarak_al-Kabir_Tower
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mile_High_Tower
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimizu_Mega-City_Pyramid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Seed_4000

There's more that have been proposed, but the last one "was never meant to be built" even though it would be awesome. The first one I read about in the paper the other day.
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#34
what about the chicago spire? it'll be the tallest residential building in the world.
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It's only 6 star now, I'm afraid. I think standards have been raised. It's still an amazing hotel though.

I saw the Burj Dubai last year when they were in the middle phase of constructing it, and man it is so freakishly intimidating.
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Dubai has a lot of really interesting places like that. There's also those man made island structures like the palm tree one and the world map one. And yeah they are being very smart right now.
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I will laugh if it falls over. I hate dubai only been there once to buy a car when living in Africa and the place suxs.


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****ing hypocrits. You don't see people laughing at the guys who fell out of/died in the burning toppling fireball that was 9/11.

Whether it's in Dubai or US you don't ****ing laugh at that shit.
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