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Old December 3rd, 2005, 11:03 AM   #21
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The Bin Laden family thing is old news though. They were just one of the companies that bid but samsung got it instead
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 11:31 AM   #22
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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
make it 25%
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 11:52 AM   #23
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make it 25%
And Shanghai is claiming 36%(?). I think both city's are lying or not fully correct.
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 01:26 PM   #24
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ESB and BD are very similar. They standing very alone and this perfect. The buildings can show this way how beautiful they are and they don`t ruin the skyline.
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 01:42 PM   #25
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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?
Well it all depends, If it's like 905 meters then it will definately ruin Dubai's skyline. Unless they make more of these monsters.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 02:38 AM   #26
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well the surrounding towers will looks like dwarfs even though there will be at least 10 300m + towers around.
but this makes it even more amazing somehow.
a 300m dwarf.
only in dubai.
or to say it with the adidas commercial: impossible... is nothing.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 02:48 AM   #27
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I think that if burj turns out to be 900m it'll be too much. I'd prefer it to be 750m since it wouldn't steal the show as much. Sure it's tall but it's really thin aswell so it wouldn't have such an impact. Most of the tallest towers in this area will be thin aswell and I think that's a good thing since it'll be something unique.

Aswell, 8 plots of unlimited height in business bay will be auctioned on dec 11th. These are the only unlimited height ones in the project and they're really emphasizing this fact. I wouldn't be surprised to see some really tall ones come out of this, maybe even one or two over 400m
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Old December 4th, 2005, 08:15 AM   #28
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i dont think it'll ruin the skyline... Dubai doesnt have a skyline.. i mean it does have a skyline but not like a well defined like picturesque skyline, so i don't think it'll ruin it at all, itll look good
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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:17 PM   #29
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I don't know, I really like Burj Dubai, but I don't really like the rest of the skyline, so...
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Old December 8th, 2005, 02:08 AM   #30
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i think it's best if they just let it stand alone, it will make a bigger impression that way and all your attention is diverted to the burj duabi
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Old January 4th, 2006, 05:01 AM   #31
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Does anyone know who the designer is and who is building it? I've heard that samsung construction was awarded the contract to build this beauty!??
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Old January 4th, 2006, 06:02 AM   #32
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its likely to have a very unique skyline in the world similar to paris with eiffiel tower. Just wonder how r we goin to take the full view of dubai skyline from close..said 1km away from BD? Probably, the picture will show a half tower of BD (said 1.3km high), with the rest skyline. Amazing, isn't it?
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Old January 4th, 2006, 02:33 PM   #33
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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.
i should have put a copyright on my images




i doubt it will ruin the skyline of dubai, this area will be incredible large and with so many towers, and this will be the outstanding masterpiece.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 05:35 AM   #34
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Dubai is an amazing architecture city, Burj Dubai will just make the skyline even more beautiful, especially since it looks like such a "clean" structure u kno what i mean...and Dubai is a clean city, i dont know, it jsut fits in my opinion...i just hope it can withstand that height!
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Old January 5th, 2006, 06:03 AM   #35
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SKylines evolve nothing ruins a skyline it's **** and bull.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 06:10 PM   #36
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I don't think that it will ruin the skyline of Dubai. But it would make the skyline more complete if the
surrounding buildings were a bit higher.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 06:24 PM   #37
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there will be some 10 to 15 300+ towers around this area

this is more than chig/HK/NY in total
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Old January 5th, 2006, 07:06 PM   #38
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Enjoy... this is a new pic taken today.

there is a long, long way to go before they complete it... (breathing)
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