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Old March 23rd, 2006, 07:06 AM   #121
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Great idea.

As for the events... Tower of Babel anyone??? Middle east, tower of nearly unlimited height, many races build, ego status, races all get pissed and stop construction. I know, it's very different and all, but still eerie.

We've already sent man out side of the atmosphere and have figured out that "height" is relatively unlimited. Blasting out of the atmosphere with the space shuttle or soyuz just gets you to space....no heaven or some fantasy realm.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 07:50 AM   #122
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I have a question. might be a little late for such but really wondering.

The 705 M height is the "least" height that coukl possibly be right?

Is it That height meaturing to the top of the spire tip?

which mean if it's really 705 meters tall, the last floor could might be just somewhere around 640-660 meters?
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 08:37 AM   #123
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Emaar's chairman said long time ago that it will be 850 meters minimum, I'll stick with that.

I got some fresh pictures but the uploading is shit as usual

Bikes, it is either I dont know how to use ur host or it isnt working properly
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 09:14 AM   #124
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How tall was the tower of Babel? 300ft LOL.
"And they began to build, and in the fourth week they made brick with fire, and the bricks served them for stone, and the clay with which they cemented them together was asphalt which comes out of the sea, and out of the fountains of water in the land of Shinar. And they built it: forty and three years were they building it; its breadth was 203 bricks, and the height [of a brick] was the third of one; its height amounted to 5433 cubits and 2 palms (8,150 feet, 2,484 meters high), and [the extent of one wall was] thirteen stades [and of the other thirty stades]. (Jubilees 10:20-21, Charles' 1913 translation)"
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 10:16 AM   #125
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Emaar's chairman said long time ago that it will be 850 meters minimum, I'll stick with that.

I got some fresh pictures but the uploading is shit as usual

Bikes, it is either I dont know how to use ur host or it isnt working properly

850 meters, I like that minimum.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 12:14 PM   #126
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Emaar's chairman said long time ago that it will be 850 meters minimum, I'll stick with that.

I got some fresh pictures but the uploading is shit as usual

Bikes, it is either I dont know how to use ur host or it isnt working properly
Oh damn, just upload it somewhere now, and then we will try to solve it in pm's, right?
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 12:41 PM   #127
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that's the problem, I cannot upload it at all

then, they say that my internet cable speed is 1024 kbps
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 01:00 PM   #128
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4836632.stm

They are still on Strike. So Progress will be less.


Strike halts work at Dubai tower
The Burj Dubai tower is expected to be completed in 2008
A strike at the site of the Burj Dubai - expected to be the world's tallest building - has entered its second day.

Some 2,500 labourers at the Dubai site have walked out in a row over pay and working conditions, which sparked a night of violence two days ago.

But the main contractor at the site, South Korean firm Samsung, said the action had not affected construction of the skyscraper.

The workers are employed by Dubai-based firm Al Naboodah Laing O'Rourke.

The builders, who are working on towers next to the tower, are demanding better wages, overtime pay, improved medical care and better treatment from their foremen.

Pay for the workers ranges from US$7.60 per day for a skilled carpenter, with labourers getting $4 per day.

Violence

According to reports from Associated Press, a riot by the disgruntled workers - who smashed cars, offices and construction vehicles - caused an estimated $1m of damage.

The labourers have since returned to the construction site, but have refused to pick up their tools, halting work at building surrounding the Burj Dubai.

Government labour investigators in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are currently in talks with the strikers - understood to be Asian - and Al Naboodah managers in an effort to bring an end to the action.

Foreign workers are key to the construction boom in the Gulf region. Millions of migrant workers have flooded in, outweighing the local population.

Prestigious projects, like the recent $ 4.1bn airport expansion in Dubai, rely mainly on workers from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. These workers are cheap, usually earning less than $300 a month.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 01:19 PM   #129
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"And they began to build, and in the fourth week they made brick with fire, and the bricks served them for stone, and the clay with which they cemented them together was asphalt which comes out of the sea, and out of the fountains of water in the land of Shinar. And they built it: forty and three years were they building it; its breadth was 203 bricks, and the height [of a brick] was the third of one; its height amounted to 5433 cubits and 2 palms (8,150 feet, 2,484 meters high), and [the extent of one wall was] thirteen stades [and of the other thirty stades]. (Jubilees 10:20-21, Charles' 1913 translation)"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babel

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 01:35 PM   #130
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smussuw was at the site today and said it was peacefull and they are working.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 02:31 PM   #131
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Obviously this building and others in the future will change flight routes but what about weather patterns?

If a city is built with many buildings 1000m+ could precipitation be collected? As water vapour ascends (ie up a mountain) the air becomes colder and more saturated, thus rains. Maybe Dubai might not be the place to accumulate as much rain but in some other places this maybe a possibility.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 03:40 PM   #132
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The weather will hardly notice a tiny thing like BD. An average mountain has many thousands of times more volume.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 03:40 PM   #133
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@Dubaiflo : Maybe the news on the BBC site falls behind one day. And i think the story says that the work in the tower is not disturbed. So maybe the work one the Burj Dubai just went on like normal.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 04:11 PM   #134
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now let the wowing begin











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Old March 23rd, 2006, 04:19 PM   #135
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nice shots.. thanks for the pics...
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 04:21 PM   #136
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how much meters are construccion today?
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 04:23 PM   #137
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nice updates,Thanks.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 04:25 PM   #138
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smussuw, those pictures are insane. Burj Dubai looks good already.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 04:49 PM   #139
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@Dubaiflo : Maybe the news on the BBC site falls behind one day. And i think the story says that the work in the tower is not disturbed. So maybe the work one the Burj Dubai just went on like normal.
The workers that striked are Al Naboodah's employees that work on the nearby Dubai Mall. They are not involved in the construction of the tower itself.

BTW great pictures smussuw.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 04:50 PM   #140
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Scaffolding being removed?

The first setback taking place?

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