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Old December 14th, 2012, 06:49 AM   #381
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If you mean 1WTC in NYC, it could hardly be the tallest one with 1776 feet only (which is its height including the spire).

it's not the tallest, it's a desperate attempt to be the tallest. Otherwise I don't find the point of adding such spire at the top end of the tower. It could have been of a reasonable length as well.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 07:24 AM   #382
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it's not the tallest, it's a desperate attempt to be the tallest. Otherwise I don't find the point of adding such spire at the top end of the tower. It could have been of a reasonable length as well.
I saw 1WTC personally in NYC. Its spire is just fine and I like the design. The people behind it wouldn't aspire for the tallest in the world (if that's what you mean) by just adding a spire since the current tallest is almost twice the height of 1WTC. If you are right with that "desperate attempt" theory, then they have to make a spire as tall as the building they are constructing.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #383
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I saw 1WTC personally in NYC. Its spire is just fine and I like the design. The people behind it wouldn't aspire for the tallest in the world (if that's what you mean) by just adding a spire since the current tallest is almost twice the height of 1WTC. If you are right with that "desperate attempt" theory, then they have to make a spire as tall as the building they are constructing.
yes, I may have exaggerated.
But dont' you get the point. the height is not just fine. the spire is too long. 300 ft. It's not a joke. If you see the diagram it shows where the top of the building ends and where the spire begins. it's alteast 300 ft. taller than normal (fine) spires.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 08:10 AM   #384
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Old December 17th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #385
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Mumbai is so beautiful
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Old December 17th, 2012, 02:58 PM   #386
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Mumbai World's "dirtiest" city: survey


Need serious attention on this issue from authorities.






India's commercial capital, Mumbai, has been named among the world's 'dirtiest' cities, ranking last in the "cleanest streets" category, a global survey of 40 key tourist cities has found.

According to TripAdvisor's Cities Survey, Tokyo grabbed the first place while Mumbai ranked last in the list of "cleanest streets".

Similarly in the category of "ease of getting around", Mumbai ranked at the last position while Zurich stood at first place, the company said in a press release.

The cities with the rudest locals, dirtiest streets and worst shopping have been revealed by the Survey which found that the least-friendly locals were from Moscow.

The Russian city ranked last in a number of categories, including "friendliest locals".
Tokyo was the most highly decorated world city, ranking number one for best taxi services, friendliest taxi drivers, best public transportation, cleanest streets and safety.

New York City took out the top gong for shopping, but travellers felt the city's streets could use a sweep with the Big Apple ranking 28 out of 40 for cleanliness.

"New York City's global reputation as a shopping mecca was reinforced by the opinions of the TripAdvisor community worldwide," said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications of TripAdvisor.

The survey, completed by more than 75,000 people, looked into how travellers and locals viewed 40 key tourist cities around the world.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 06:16 PM   #387
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lol.Those tourists love to explore the slums only.Hence only dirt part is visible to them.And I guess this is a thread related to the construction of a building not for posting your surveys.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #388
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Do you have anything other than posting "slum" things about Mumbai? I have seen your posts. Now I don't believe you are from Delhi. Better watch out!

If you haven't noticed this thread is a construction update thread. Go and post this stuff in the infrastructure thread if you got nothing else to do other than convincing the world that entire Mumbai is a shithole. Only idiots will buy that. I wonder where you are really from?!!....I probably won't be surprised.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 07:31 PM   #389
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lol.Those tourists love to explore the slums only.Hence only dirt part is visible to them.
True... For foreign tourists and international media Dharavi/slum=Mumbai=India
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Old December 17th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #390
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Do you have anything other than posting "slum" things about Mumbai? I have seen your posts. Now I don't believe you are from Delhi. Better watch out!

If you haven't noticed this thread is a construction update thread. Go and post this stuff in the infrastructure thread if you got nothing else to do other than convincing the world that entire Mumbai is a shithole. Only idiots will buy that. I wonder where you are really from?!!....I probably won't be surprised.
Even I think so.He is not from Delhi.We all know where he belongs to.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 04:57 PM   #391
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Old December 18th, 2012, 06:04 PM   #392
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Yes a good addition.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 08:31 AM   #393
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Old December 24th, 2012, 08:50 AM   #394
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India doing it up big, nice.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 09:53 PM   #395
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True... For foreign tourists and international media Dharavi/slum=Mumbai=India
Quite true....they cannot bear the fact that a country like India is creating cities which will beat nyc and chicago in future. In this regard, we should do something like China. They have taught these western ******* tourists a lesson.......once you land in Shanghai, you are taken by Maglev to the downtown, Pudyong. These sadists dont get the view of Shanghai slums. This should be done in Mumbai.....foreign tourists taken to Worli or BKC DIRECTLY.......
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 01:35 AM   #396
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It's not that we can't bear the fact, rather that we can't comprehend it. For as long as most of us can remember, we've seen Western cities depicted as "sterile" glass-and-steel-and-concrete environments, washed over by rain every other day and with every building proudly built according to strict building codes. It's not necessarily the truth, but rather how we like to regard ourselves (it's not how we should regard ourselves either).

In contrast, when picturing places far away, like India and China, our media likes to portray it as more "exotic" and "foreign" than it might be in reality. The (until recently) history of poverty and pollution becomes more defining of the countries than it really should be. The people there look different to us, the culture is different to ours, the climate is certainly different, so we don't expect your cities to look the same as ours. And the media loves nothing better than a good stereotype. They don't like wasting time and words explaining "this is in India", so they just roll on with what we expect things are like in India: Taj Mahal apparently always situated right across the street, jungles, slums, lots of people in Saris and Turbans everywhere (possibly swimming in a river), cows walking the street, that entire package.

And then when our tourists go to India, they expect the place to be like they've always seen it in movies, on TV or in the news. They seek out places looking like that, they take pictures to show their friends and relatives back home. Very few tourists seek to experience the country for what it is, they want to get their views confirmed, to experience the stuff they've envisioned in their minds (this in turn leads to an evil spiral of short-sightedness, by the way).

China has always been renowned for the Great Wall, the tombs of the emperors, and the cities. Always the cities. That's what the tourists come for. India is more diffuse, a mix of several places to go, things to see. The mythology, the marketplaces, the temples, the nature... whereas China is mostly "see the cities". China can change their image by changing their cities. India will have a harder time changing in the eyes of Western mainstream media, simply because it's harder to pinpoint things to change. The communists wiped out much of Chinas exotic-ness, causing our media to depict it as "another communist place, but with lots and lots of people". Then in recent years, it's become "a somewhat communist place with lots and lots of people and lots and lots of money", thanks to globalization and the increased focus on China's economy in the media. In our eyes, India is still... well, India. Still exotic, with that mysterious and exciting culture, cities with sprawling slums, strange animals and people everywhere.


In short, western tourists don't expect India to be filled with "Western" cities. They expect it to be that place they keep seeing in media. It's by no means a bad place, you won't find many people with a negative opinion on the country, but they expect it to be a tad more exotic than it might be in reality.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 03:43 AM   #397
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Good post and great to see Mumbai and India booming.
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 06:03 AM   #398
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In short, western tourists don't expect India to be filled with "Western" cities. They expect it to be that place they keep seeing in media. It's by no means a bad place, you won't find many people with a negative opinion on the country, but they expect it to be a tad more exotic than it might be in reality.
That's just about any country, take for example my own, everyone sees Mexico for what they see in the media, not by what it really is.
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