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Old April 12th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #41
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Burj Al Alam - 108 floors commercial tower - 484m... www.burjalalam.com ... approved, units are available for purchase, construction due to start at the end of this year

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Old April 12th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #42
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How many supertalls does Dubai have proposed now? Must be at least 30.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 10:48 PM   #43
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How many supertalls does Dubai have proposed now? Must be at least 30.
I think it's about 25 actually. Still that is pretty impressive, considering there are only about 25-30 completed super talls on the whole planet right now.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 11:00 PM   #44
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Old April 17th, 2006, 03:03 PM   #45
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Burj Dubai ‘may go up to 200 floors’
Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2006

Burj Dubai, the world's tallest tower, is expected to go up to 200 floors, a media report said.

"It has reached floor No 40. It is over 20 per cent of the total habitable floors," Abdullah M Bin Lahej, director of construction for Emaar Properties, developer of the tower, was quoted by Gulf News as saying.

This translates into nearly 200 habitable floors, dwarfing all other man-made structures and nearly double the height of the 442-metre Sears Tower in Chicago, which has the highest habitable floor at the 108th, said the report.

The building's height, which remains a well-kept secret, could go well beyond the estimated 750m if calculated on the standard height of an average floor, it added.

Bin Lahej said major components of the tower have already been sold out.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 02:51 PM   #46
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Old April 25th, 2006, 12:21 AM   #47
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The Palm Deira (far right) is far too small in that picture. It is supposed to be three times the size of the Palm Jumeriah (middle one)
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Old April 25th, 2006, 06:44 PM   #48
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I quite like the design of that ridiculously tall tower, but it is ridiculously tall so if its built should be smaller. Unless all the other skyscrapers are really tall and this one is just really really tall (like the WTCs on the Manhattan skyline). But anyhow, development in Dubai is crazy, but if it all goes to plan I can really see it becoming a really exciting place to be. It still has its old town at the centre.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 06:51 AM   #49
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Abu Dhabi announces Dh100b project

SAADIYAT ISLAND DEVELOPMENT
Stunning Facts

* Infrastructure Cost: Dh5.5b
* Hotels with 7,000 rooms: 29
* Golf Courses: 2
* Villas: 8,000
* Appartments: 38,000
* Home to residents: 150,000

To be managed by: Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC)

* Owned by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA)
* Saadiyat Island covers an area of 27 sq.km.
* It is 500 metres offshore north-east of Abu Dhabi city.
* Saadiyat Island means Island of Happiness.
* The island has sensitive mangrove reserves.
* Saadiyat will be lined to Abu Dhabi city via two causeways. Each with10-lane freeways.
* Provision for light rail transport is made.
* Abu Dhabi has 200 natural offshore islands.
* This will attract Dh100 billion worth of investment

Other mega projects in Abu Dhabi

* Al Raha Beach Development: Dh54 billion n Al Reem Island: Dh45 billion
* Abu Dhabi International Airport Redevelopment: Dh25 billion


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Old April 26th, 2006, 09:08 PM   #50
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^ They're building a whole new city with skyscrapers and everything from scratch? Insanity!
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Old April 27th, 2006, 12:18 AM   #51
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I suppose UAE has money and wants to becoem the new USA/Japan/UK with major cities and world recognised symbols to become a world power. It might be very good in terms of trading in providing a counterweight to London but further south as a trading hub between Asia, Europe and Africa due to a central location like London is central to America, Europe and not too far from African and Asia.
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Old April 28th, 2006, 12:49 PM   #52
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That city island thing is insanity.

Dubai is a very interessting place.
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Old April 29th, 2006, 10:51 PM   #53
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Burj Dubai, 29/4/06

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Old April 30th, 2006, 03:38 AM   #54
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Trump tulip tower's been changed from this:




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Old April 30th, 2006, 10:54 AM   #55
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Old April 30th, 2006, 10:54 PM   #56
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I prefer the original design personally; more original. I don't 'hate' the new one though.
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Old May 2nd, 2006, 01:28 PM   #57
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I'm waiting to see what stadium Dubai comes up with.
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Old May 6th, 2006, 05:01 PM   #58
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The thing i cant understand is, dubai is building all these buildings, just wat are they thinking of filling them with? its not like they hav that many ppl that can afford to fill up these buildings and i cant see many companies rushing to fill up all the buildings in dubai, they must already hav a major oversupply of office and residential space.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 12:11 AM   #59
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I think they are trying to attract new people to the city to make another world city; however many far eastern cities have done this but most buildings are empty. I have a feeling Dubai might be different though.
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Old May 10th, 2006, 02:58 AM   #60
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I dunno, why would you want to move there? Too artificial, cn't see there being much of a community spirit in living there, also no goin down the local for a few with your mates. No ta, i ll stick to England.
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