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Old July 5th, 2011, 06:08 PM   #861
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Yes, but it's been everyone that's done that. YOU would like to think it's just Americans, or rather those who have voted for the ESB of Chrysler. In the past, I've moaned about all the CoC and GIFC voters doing it solely due to country.

I think at this point, we all need to accept that there's been a bit of this from every country for every tower. It's stupid to deny it.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 06:10 PM   #862
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Calling the BK the "greatest engineering achievement of all time" is utterly ridiculous. Skyscrapers matured technologically nearly a century ago. They're just concrete and steel towers with lifts, floors, and windows attached. Mankind was already capable of building 100+ storey skyscrapers back in 1931. They actually built the ESB faster than modern towers, at one floor per day!

If you want cutting edge engineering, then look at microchips, nanotech, biotech, the arms industry, etc.

Even if the only things you admire are large scale civil engineering projects, there's no getting away from the fact that the largest bridges, tunnels, damns, roads, railways, oil platforms (etc), are vastly bigger in terms of cost and material, and much more challenging in terms of engineering.

Even if you confine the discussion to buildings, you'll find that airport terminals (to take but one example) are larger, more expensive, and more technologically sophisticated.
we are talking about skyscraper..not other things like microchip,road,damn,railway.airport terminal..what is the point compairing that thing with supertall when you are in supertall forum..
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Old July 5th, 2011, 06:11 PM   #863
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1) Titatium braces were used in the foundations to support the beast - first time that has ever been done

2) Anti seismic features? What did you want? A wight at the top? Technology has moved on and towers sway now. Besides, the UAE is in a seismically quiet neighbourhood

3) Land reclaimation and tunnels are feats, but they are not buildings/towers, which is what this contest is about.
i agree with you! i think people who hates bk should see the discovery channel first and then they will know the unique about this tower!
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Old July 5th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #864
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bk is amazing..just seen new mission impossible trailer..i fall in love with this tower!this is new icon..
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Old July 5th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #865
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we are talking about skyscraper..not other things like microchip,road,damn,railway.airport terminal..what is the point compairing that thing with supertall when you are in supertall forum..
In a nutshell: A Mars Rover blows the Burj away lol!
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Old July 5th, 2011, 06:18 PM   #866
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Old July 5th, 2011, 06:28 PM   #867
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OMG!is it real?burj khalifa is awesome!.. i can imagine that if chrysler were beside of this tower,no one will take it seriously..this gigantic bk will overshadow the chrysler so on if the burj located beside it..the cladding when the sun reflect to it make it look like a gold tower..bk is unique!
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Old July 5th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #868
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we are talking about skyscraper..not other things like microchip,road,damn,railway.airport terminal..what is the point compairing that thing with supertall when you are in supertall forum..
Because he didn't claim that the BK had the most impressive engineering for any supertall skyscraper in the world. He claimed it was the most impressive engineering achievement of all time, which is utterly ridiculous. Keep up...
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Old July 5th, 2011, 06:34 PM   #869
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YOU would like to think it's just Americans
When did I imply that?

Whatever the reason, I feel that people are voting for all the wrong reasons.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 06:35 PM   #870
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNfpwdLVZ4c
one more cool video of burj khalifa.
no offence,just want to share with bk lovers!
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Old July 5th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #871
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When did I imply that?

Whatever the reason, I feel that people are voting for all the wrong reasons.
Well you didn't, though I suspect you are annoyed that the Burj is losing, so I felt you were directing your comments at those who voted for the Chrysler.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #872
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Old July 5th, 2011, 07:43 PM   #873
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As much as we cherish the classic Empire State Building in our minds, we must not forget the Twins that brought inspiration to millions in this part of the world.

In 1998, the dawn of the new era begun, right here in Kuala Lumpur.

Here I present some rarely seen angles of Petronas Twin Towers. Enjoy!



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if chrysler win this tournament,al kazim tower will get second place right?..both are nearly same.same style,same crown,same material..oh no!al kazim tower?it must be joke!so on with chrysler!bk should win!
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petronas was awesome!those picture are great!thanks patchay for remain me the beauty of this tower!never get bored with this tower!
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chrysler is better than esb but bk and ptt is the best!
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Old July 5th, 2011, 08:01 PM   #877
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The amount of abject praise being tossed around here is amazing. Even in polls searching for the most beautiful woman of the year/week/hour people accept that virtually all the candidates are beautiful. Here it seems that it's not enough for their favorite to win but everyone else must be brow beaten into submission.

Whatever happened to simply saying "I like this because..."
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Old July 5th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #878
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if chrysler win this tournament,al kazim tower will get second place right?..both are nearly same.same style,same crown,same material..oh no!al kazim tower?it must be joke!so on with chrysler!bk should win!
Um, the Chrysler Building was an original design when built, and is still seen a a wonderful shining skyscraper. Fast forward 80 years and the Al Kazim Towers are built in Dubai. They are as a cheap and nasty post modern rip off of the Chrysler Building. They have little value in any way. Don't be so silly.
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abit offtopic but oh man, cold blood was just running through me when i see these pics... Enjoy!

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if chrysler win this tournament,al kazim tower will get second place right?..both are nearly same.same style,same crown,same material..oh no!al kazim tower?it must be joke!so on with chrysler!bk should win!
Some would say that Al Kazim towers' attempt to duplicate so precisely the Chrysler building would both stand testament to the latters iconic stature while also illustrating a lack of imagination and individuality. Las Vegas has a small Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty, but they are seen as the novelties as they are.

To wit, Ben, I'm forced to ask:
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OMG!is it real?burj khalifa is awesome!.. i can imagine that if chrysler were beside of this tower,no one will take it seriously..this gigantic bk will overshadow the chrysler so on if the burj located beside it..the cladding when the sun reflect to it make it look like a gold tower..bk is unique!
Really? That must suck for the rest of Dubai, knowing their buildings have now been rendered irrelevant. Guess all future architecture should be exact copies of BK, or simply stop building all together.
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