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Old November 24th, 2005, 05:58 PM   #1
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Burj Dubai discussion

Does anyone else think that this building (705m) will ruin the skyline in Dubai? I have traveled there twice in the last 8 years and the skyline has deffinatly changed but I am in the group that thinks this tower is too much and will take away from the rest of the city's skyline. What do you all think?

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Old November 24th, 2005, 06:56 PM   #2
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CN Tower didnt ruin Toronto's so I dont think so. The only thing bad is that its going to shrink the buildings around it to make them look like midrises.
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Old November 25th, 2005, 12:18 AM   #3
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Well, this'll be a very thin tower, especially at the top so it won't be as imposing as say, the old WTC.
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Old November 25th, 2005, 12:26 AM   #4
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It will ruin the skyline if something does not go according to plan and all those towers surrounding it aren't built as a leadup. Otherwise I don't see it as too much of a problem. Although if more than one or two 2000+ ft buildings are near each other it's going to look bad.
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Old November 25th, 2005, 02:35 AM   #5
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i dont think its going to ruin the skyline at all,

in fact i think its gona look great where it is
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Old November 25th, 2005, 02:43 AM   #6
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Its a bit too late now isnt it ??
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Old November 25th, 2005, 02:56 AM   #7
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how this can ruin the dubai skyline?? this is modern and dubai skyline is modern too. it's beautiful
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Old November 25th, 2005, 12:48 PM   #8
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there are both sides of the impact..........
the tower shows the economic tower of Dubai......it's also shows the power of mankind.........the sad thing is the whole complex (or all of Dubai) put all of the top 50 tallest down the list............
btw i dont think it'll ruin dubai's skyline..........just take the focus away...........
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Old November 25th, 2005, 06:03 PM   #9
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That pics has been squeezed horizontally.. :/
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Old November 25th, 2005, 10:47 PM   #10
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Quote:
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i dont think it'll ruin dubai's skyline..........just take the focus away
much agreed.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 02:16 AM   #11
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The thing with Dubai is we really don't have a clue what will pop up in the next few years. Loads of towers are still to be launched in business bay and there they have 8 plots with unlimited heights and rumours have it that some towers there will be mighty tall. Not rediculously tall like the burj dubai but still tall enough to make a balance.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 03:53 AM   #12
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Quote:
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CN Tower didnt ruin Toronto's so I dont think so. The only thing bad is that its going to shrink the buildings around it to make them look like midrises.
Well the CN tower is only (I can't believe I said only) 553 metres. The Burj is 750....a difference of about 200 metres, a regular sized skyscraper. Also, the shape of the CN tower compliments the skyline, while IMHO, the Burj will stick out..........but I guess only time will tell
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Old November 26th, 2005, 06:01 AM   #13
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Quote:
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That pics has been squeezed horizontally.. :/
Yes it has. This is the image restored to its original proportions.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 06:02 AM   #14
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The image above, but in full resolution:


More renderings, all are very hi-res. 56K or ISDN users are not advised to click them.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 09:58 PM   #15
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Absolutely crazy... but very impressive!
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Old December 1st, 2005, 10:23 PM   #16
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It would definitely dwarf the skyline! I think any associations of a Dubai skyline may even be centred around this building. I think it would be wise to have huge buildings around it, and then slowly get smaller. Then it wouldn't dwarf it as much and would actually look quite cool. I love the surroundings of the Burj Dubai though.
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 09:33 AM   #17
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Well it's not balanced or cohesive as a skyline because of it. It's too dominant , would be curious what the effect would be when those other planned super talls . Also the above is only one perspective. I'd be curious what it would look like from the other angles.
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 02:46 AM   #18
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New pic taken today of World Tallest Building in the making

Enjoy... this is a new pic taken today.

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Old December 3rd, 2005, 03:31 AM   #19
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Burj Dubai will be an excellent addition to the Skyline. The Effel Tower didn't ruin Paris.
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 04:45 AM   #20
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I can't believe how fast Dubai is growing. I heard some fact that 2% of the world's cranes are now being used in constructing all of the development projects. I also seen the resent pics of the new mall they are opening that has a ski hill. But few people know the Bin Laden family has a part in this Worlds biggest building. They are investing big time right now in Dubai....
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