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Old June 14th, 2008, 11:25 AM   #1081
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doesn't making a man made island raise sea levels?


Most of the stuff used to form the islands is dredged from the seabed elsewhere. So it makes no diffrence. Even if they did take sand from the desert and dumped it to form the islands it is still just tiney and is quite litteraly just a drop in the ocean.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 12:29 PM   #1082
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Its not possible to measure the effect.
yes, because the sand for the islands comes directly out of the sea
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Old June 15th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #1083
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doesn't making a man made island raise sea levels?
The total volume of sand used to build Palm Jumeirah is about 100.000.000 m3
The total surface of the ocean in the world is about 360.000.000 km2
So the increase in level of the sea is 0.0003 mm
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Old June 15th, 2008, 09:06 PM   #1084
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Is Altantis meant to be "Arabic" architecture? Where did they get their inspiration from? Disney's Aladdin? It is so tacky.
well im guessing its run by the same group who runs the atlantis hotel in the bahamas which when i stayed there was pretty nice. its just got an arab twist with the bridge bit that joins the two large hotel sections.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 12:26 PM   #1085
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Is Altantis meant to be "Arabic" architecture? Where did they get their inspiration from? Disney's Aladdin? It is so tacky.
Sol Kerzner is the south african developer behind this tacky thing. Here in South Africa he also did the Lost City, a romantic look at a lost kingdom in the jungles, it's a little better than the atlantis crap tho
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 12:53 PM   #1086
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Words such as "tacky", "tasteless" or "OTT" has no bearing in Dubai's architectural language.

I mean... which one is more tacky? A palm-shaped island, or an Arabian Fantasy hotel? Or in this case, an Arabian Fantasy hotel on a palm-shaped island?
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 01:15 PM   #1087
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Yeah, a crappy box shapped building that every 2 years old can design, is full of taste and got all the essence of the world on it.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:26 PM   #1088
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The total volume of sand used to build Palm Jumeirah is about 100.000.000 m3
The total surface of the ocean in the world is about 360.000.000 km2
So the increase in level of the sea is 0.0003 mm
Is this correct. Surely it should be just the cubed capacity of the sea
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:46 PM   #1089
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The total volume of sand used to build Palm Jumeirah is about 100.000.000 m3
The total surface of the ocean in the world is about 360.000.000 km2
So the increase in level of the sea is 0.0003 mm
That is great, please note though that in gathering the sand they also lowered the ocean by 0.0003mm, I suppose if you want to be completely ignorant to logic you could use the same argument to say they are averting global warming by dredging the oceans.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #1090
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Mid-East's First Monorail Expected To Debut In April 2009
August 08, 2008 20:58 PM

DUBAI, Aug 8 (Bernama) -- A monorail system on Palm Jumeirah -- touted to be Middle East's first -- is expected to be operational by April 2009.

Palm Jumeirah's developer Nakheel said trial runs of the Palm Monorail, capable of transporting more than 40,000 people daily, would start in October.

Nakheel's managing director for investment projects, Robert Lee, said the 5.45km double track system had been completed on schedule and the monorail vehicles would arrive from Japan soon for the six-month testing period.

"In preparation for this process, a number of our staff travelled to Osaka to be trained, taking advantage of the close relationship between the governments of the twinned cities of Dubai and Osaka," Lee said.

"We expect to have the monorail operational and capable of carrying more than 40,000 passengers on Palm Jumeirah each day by April 2009," he said in a statement.

Lee said the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority was working closely with the Office of British Rail for the Palm Monorail's inspection, and eventually certification, process. The system will ultimately connect to the Dubai Metro which is under construction.

Engineered by leading railway system manufacturer Hitachi Ltd, the monorail vehicles are undergoing final inspection in Japan before arriving in Dubai, said Nakheel.

The Palm Monorail is being developed by a consortium of leading international companies led by Marubeni Corporation. The system is fully automatic and driverless although an attendant will be on board at all times.

Nakheel's Dubai portfolio currently includes Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Deira, The World, Waterfront, The Universe, Jumeirah Islands, Jumeirah Village, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Heights, The Gardens, Discovery Gardens, Ibn Battuta Mall, Al Furjan, International City and Dragon Mart.

According to the company, its projects are conservatively estimated to be worth US$80 billion. Upon completion, Nakheel's waterfront projects will have added more than 1,000 kilometres of shoreline to Dubai's coastline.

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Old August 13th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #1091
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pic i found on flickr.com

palm j is looking really good now; if i invested there canal cove would be my first option although theyre on the smaller side comapred to the other villas, they have the most green space and they have the best of views straight down the frond

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Old August 13th, 2008, 08:55 PM   #1092
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Yeah but you have a motorway and monorail behind you there... but its a nice looking community.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 06:22 AM   #1093
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For me I like the monorail view but ofcourse the highway adds noise, but the linear view you have down up and down the spine of the palm is great
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Old August 14th, 2008, 08:31 AM   #1094
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looks like a lovely place !
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Old August 16th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #1095
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Nice place to stay there for a week.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 12:43 PM   #1096
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Palm Monorail handover ceremony in Japan

- Nakheel staff travel to Japan for training -
- Handover of monorail vehicles as they commence journey to Dubai -

Dubai, 21 August 2008: Nakheel, a Dubai World company and one of the world’s largest and most innovative real estate developers, marked the official handover of the Palm Monorail vehicles with a ceremony at Hitachi Kasado Works, Tokuyama City, Japan. Final inspections, conducted by leading railway system manufacturer Hitachi Ltd, are now completed, with the monorail trains commencing their journey to Dubai, where they will arrive in October to commence a period of live testing.

The Palm Monorail is the first monorail project to be constructed in the Middle East. Nakheel recently sent members of their Palm Monorail operation and maintenance team to Japan to receive management and technical training from the Osaka monorail. The 5.45km long transport system will run between the Gateway Station at the trunk of Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis’ Aquaventure Station on the crescent, calling at two intermediate stations on the way at Trump International Hotel & Tower, and the luxury retail centre Palm Mall.
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Gaku Suzuki, Vice President and Executive Officer President & CEO of Industrial Systems, Hitachi; Marwan Al Qamzi, Nakheel Managing Director; and Mitsukazu Nakata, Nakheel Project Director, Palm Jumeirah Monorail and Gateway Towers Project.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 01:07 PM   #1097
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haha, the Gateway Towers and the Monorail on the Palm are build by Japanese companies (contractors), so what does NAKHEEL employ as Project Manager for them? - A Japanese national.

Likewise with Burj Dubai, a Korean company is building it (Samsung) and EMAAR's project manager for the tower is ... you guessed ... a Korean guy.
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Old August 26th, 2008, 09:33 PM   #1098
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^ I agree and they are spending on that.. The green city in Abu Dhabi is an example with more to come i am sure.
is there a thread here for that project?
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Old August 27th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #1099
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Trump International Hotel & Tower from the Nakheel

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it's unbelievable ... how much cost one house from the palm projrect???
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