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Old March 14th, 2007, 03:30 PM   #561
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Man those arial shots are astonishing!! Especialy the one with the 2 palm islands!!!!!!!!! Whilest looking at those pics i heard starwars music inside my head !!!!

The hight off the palms beaches is somewhere around 1 or 2 metres in height
and the sealevels will rise somewhere about 75 centimetres. So there isnt a real Venetian styled disaster waiting to happen.

I even think that they anticipated the global warming effects at its worst cassed scenario.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 04:11 PM   #562
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Wow, breathtaking pics
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Old March 15th, 2007, 02:49 AM   #563
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Anyone care to explain what this is exactly? Looks like a bridge?
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Old March 15th, 2007, 10:33 AM   #564
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Nah, it's not a bridge. Probably some overzealous builders who shot the core up before adding any flooring around it!
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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:19 AM   #565
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Domenico - That is a fairly old picture of the Atlantis Hotel and resort on the cresent of the Palm. Many of the floors have now been added since that picture.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 12:18 AM   #566
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Good pics
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Old March 17th, 2007, 01:19 AM   #567
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Has someone thought of ...

... sea rising two meters in some years?
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Old March 17th, 2007, 01:29 PM   #568
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taken march 7
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Taken Feb (old but nice shots)
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More..taken feb 24, I posted the larger format of the photo because it has much greater detail

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Old March 17th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #569
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Those aerial shots are amazing, the best ive ever seen
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Old March 17th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #570
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Damn... Dubai is AMAZING!!!
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Old March 17th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #571
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Those updates are absolutely stunning!!!
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Old March 18th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #572
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Old March 20th, 2007, 11:27 AM   #573
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... sea rising two meters in some years?
As far as i know the palm is 4 meters above sea level.

You are the man student at finding these pics. well done and cheers.

Just one last thing......how the hell is the Palm Jumeriah a Supertall???????
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Old March 20th, 2007, 03:03 PM   #574
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Just one last thing......how the hell is the Palm Jumeriah a Supertall???????
Well 4 metres is, if you're an ant...
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Old March 21st, 2007, 02:44 PM   #575
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Posted by Dubai Fan 4 Life in Dubai Section

http://nakheel.ae/News/Waters-submer...ub-sea-tunnel/
Waters submerge The Palm Jumeirah sub-sea tunnel
The 1.4km sub-sea tunnel project on The Palm Jumeirah is approaching completion with the waters of the Arabian Gulf entirely submerging the tunnel today (20/3/07).

The 40m-wide tunnel connects the tip of the island’s trunk to the crescent and will ultimately provide transport access for those wishing to visit more than 20 five star hotels that will be located on the island’s breakwater. The entire project is expected to be completed in May 2007.
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The tunnel comprises three cells: two vehicular, which will carry three lanes of traffic each way; and one used for emergency evacuation and services. From the top of the tunnel to the surface of the sea there is a 10m-deep navigation channel, while from the sea level to the bottom of the tunnel’s foundations is a distance of 25m at the deepest point.

Around 200,000 m of reinforced concrete, 30,000 tons of reinforcing steel, 260,000 m of sand backfilling around the tunnel, and 50,000 tons of rock armor have been used in the creation of the tunnel.

Dr. Tamer Al Hafez, Nakheel Senior Geotechnical & Tunneling Engineer, said: “The Palm Jumeirah is a marvel of engineering, admired around the world, but located within the island are also a number of projects which are significant engineering achievements in their own right.

“The construction of a sub-sea tunnel is a complex and skilled undertaking and requires a range of innovative construction techniques and a dedicated team that can cope with a challenging and demanding working environment. The sub-sea tunnel has required the skills, expertise and vision of some of the world’s leading engineers and it’s an incredible sense of achievement to see the vehicular tunnel disappear under the waters of the Arabian Gulf – an achievement that everybody involved in the project can be extremely proud of.”

To build the tunnel under dry conditions, the project required the construction of a 2.4 km-long sheet-piled cofferdam (a type of dam that is constructed to exclude water from an area that is normally submerged) up to 400m wide with a total covering area of 300,000 m, and 1 million m of sand backfilling to build a dike inside the cofferdam.

Construction started on the dam in October 2004 and was completed in August 2005. Once the dam was built, more than 4.3 million m of seawater was pumped from the cofferdam in just 45 days; when the dam was entirely drained of water, construction of the tunnel could commence.

Running parallel to this work was a marine life rescue operation led by the Nakheel Environment Department to prevent fish and other marine creatures from becoming trapped inside the dam after it was closed. This included catching the fish alive and relocating them in the waters on both sides of the cofferdam.
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Construction of the tunnel was completed at the start of 2007 for back discharging of sea water to commence with more than 40,000 m of water back discharged daily to fill the dam. Before flooding, water level inside the coffer dam was maintained on -25 DMD, but as of today the water level inside the dam area is now equal to the level outside.

The main contractor of the project is Taisei Corporation with Parsons De Leuw Cather as consultants and Parsons Brinkerhoff as coordinators. Al Naboodah is the civils subcontractor, Halcrow is the design subcontractor and MEP subcontractor is Kinden.
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Old March 21st, 2007, 04:16 PM   #576
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purelly fantastic....I heard that close to the Palms ...Al Burj will rise ... I have to visit Dubai....it's on my skedule....
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Old March 21st, 2007, 07:09 PM   #577
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WOW! Seriously Dubai never get dull! Very creative city! Thanks for show the pictures of new tunnel! I can't wait to see more pictures of the constructions that are happening in Dubai!
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Old March 21st, 2007, 08:01 PM   #578
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purelly fantastic....I heard that close to the Palms ...Al Burj will rise ... I have to visit Dubai....it's on my skedule....
will rise near Palm Jebel ali
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Old March 21st, 2007, 10:37 PM   #579
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Yes it is near the Dubai Waterfront/ Marina.

What a nice arial shots man! auwtsj!! those shots are realy hot!
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Old March 25th, 2007, 12:17 AM   #580
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