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Old February 1st, 2007, 08:46 PM   #421
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Dubai is impressing the entire world. PERIOD
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 12:12 PM   #422
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Some specific details on the Subsea Vehicular Tunnel
http://www.halcrow.com/html/proj_pop...rah_tunnel.htm

Dubai is the world’s fastest growing city, with a vision to create a world-class destination for residents, visitors and businesses alike. A key element in Dubai’s transformation is the construction of a series of iconic artificial islands, including the Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira developments. Designed to generate maximum beach frontage and dubbed the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, the islands are creating a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment areas.

The Palm Jumeirah Island is approximately 5 km long by 5 km wide and offers an outstanding array of retail and lifestyle options for residents and tourists to enjoy. The Crescent area features some 30 international hotels of the highest quality, with easy access to a number of fascinating scuba-diving sites nearby. At the head of the Crescent is the 40-acre ‘Atlantis’ water theme park that features an aquarium where guests can swim with dolphins.

Road access to the Palm’s Crescent from the ‘Trunk’ section is provided by the Palm Jumeirah Vehicular Tunnel, which forms the only link between the Trunk and the Crescent; the total length of the tunnel is approximately 1.4 km, including the approaches, with an underwater section of about 600 metres.

Halcrow provided advice on the selection of fire scenarios for the design of the tunnel using heat release rate cases of 30, 50 and 100 MW, based on projected traffic levels and a risk assessment methodology. A report was produced which described the implications of the various fire scenarios in terms of the required tunnel ventilation capacity and structural fire safety protection.

As a result of revised traffic level forecasts, the fire safety assessment was updated to highlight an increased probability of accidents and a credible worst case scenario that might result in the complete collapse of the structure.

Subsequently, a joint risk assessment workshop was convened to discuss the implications of these findings and the results of this exercise were:

Definition of design fires for tunnel ventilation and structural fire protection
Recommendation of passive fire protection for the tunnel structure









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Old February 2nd, 2007, 06:06 PM   #423
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Amazing houses!!

Interiors turned out better than I wouldve expected!
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Old February 2nd, 2007, 06:51 PM   #424
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WoW... OMG!!! What can we say??? I want to have a house there
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Old February 5th, 2007, 03:42 AM   #425
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Old February 5th, 2007, 04:07 AM   #426
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Damn those houses look SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!! Beach party time!!!

I wonder how long it will take until those palm trees look fully grown. They look like they're just sprouting.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 05:05 AM   #427
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WAVES ON THE SHORELINE BEACH!!! IM SATISFIED THAT WAS MY ONLY WORRY THE WATER WOULD JUST BE STILL BUT OBVIOUSLY FROM THIS PICTURE YOU CAN SEE THE WAVES!!!


LOOK CLOSELY WHERE THE WATER MEETS THE SAND AND YOU SEE LITTLE WAVES AS WELL, THIS ONE OF THE FROND BEACHES SO THE WATER IS NOT STILL AS MOST OF US THOUGHT AND WERE WORRIED ABOUT BECAUSE OF STAGNATION AND LOOK AT THE LITTLE BIRDS IT LOOKS VERY PEACEFUL HAHA
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Old February 5th, 2007, 05:54 AM   #428
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I hope its ok these pictures from edwardsandtowers.com











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Old February 5th, 2007, 11:56 AM   #429
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I'd love to see an aerial shot now that it's got greenery.
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Old February 5th, 2007, 07:41 PM   #430
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Old February 5th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #431
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I'd love to see an aerial shot now that it's got greenery.
I dont think you would see much as probably on 5% of the greenery is in place.I would say that we are 9-12 months away before the ariel shots begin to look impressive
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Old February 5th, 2007, 10:53 PM   #432
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I like the design of these homes in the palm. Wonderful job!!!
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Old February 5th, 2007, 11:33 PM   #433
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Thanks a lot for this marvellous update!
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Old February 5th, 2007, 11:47 PM   #434
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Nice pictures. What are they gonna do with the islands like these? They're not connected to anything it seems.
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Old February 7th, 2007, 01:49 AM   #435
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Yeah I've always wondered that too
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Old February 7th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #436
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those islands would be cool it they made them into a jungle-like park but i doubt that, it probably will be developed with a private villa for the sheikh and his family or either sold privately

Here are some more pictures of 'The 8th World Wonder,' Honestly I dont know how someone would not want to live here or if not live here at least visit and appreciate this development.

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Old February 7th, 2007, 08:15 PM   #437
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Old February 8th, 2007, 03:47 AM   #438
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the island is impressive, But I've yet to see a building of any real quality here, Everything seems to be painted concrete with stick on arabic details and domes and pvu windows that look rather cheap and tacky. Its hardly anything special, I think though the landscaping will hide most of this nastiness and will look great from an arial shot! I wonder how all the cars will cope on an island in the sea? I hope they have good warrantys for rust.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 05:24 AM   #439
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the island is impressive, But I've yet to see a building of any real quality here, Everything seems to be painted concrete with stick on arabic details and domes and pvu windows that look rather cheap and tacky. Its hardly anything special, I think though the landscaping will hide most of this nastiness and will look great from an arial shot! I wonder how all the cars will cope on an island in the sea? I hope they have good warrantys for rust.
I'm sorry but these houses absolutely suck. If I paid that much, I would not want to see my neighbour with the exact same house painted in the exact same pallettes with a pool and landscaping resembling mine. Not to mention they look like they were designed in the 70's by flamboyant "architects". And that white "ultra modern" villa is probably the worst of the lot. Is this meant to look like the fake town Jim Carrey's character grew up in on The Truman Show? If that's what they were going for, then they definitely succeeded.

To the Dubai fanatics: bash me all you want. They're just words after all.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 05:44 AM   #440
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children, just remember, if global warming has its way this will be back underwater in 10 years. So just relax on both sides of the fence.
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