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Old August 17th, 2010, 08:40 PM   #681
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I think China as whole can compete in the future with Dubai as one city.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 01:43 PM   #682
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so um this might seem like bit of a stupid question but does anyone know for sure whether there will be a clock or not??? i can't find any definite answers other than the first rendering that were seen on site. any clue?
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Old August 30th, 2010, 03:00 PM   #683
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so um this might seem like bit of a stupid question but does anyone know for sure whether there will be a clock or not??? i can't find any definite answers other than the first rendering that were seen on site. any clue?
i think none really knows, but i guess the chances to see a clock here are approximately 5%...very sad but true
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Old August 30th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #684
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None (here) knows what's going on up there. The part where the clock could be has been covered in protective net for very long time so what's going on underneath (if nothing at all) is a mystery.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 02:55 AM   #685
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I'd be surprised if they wouldn't build the clock. Why not? The whole top design makes little sense without it. Big ben look. In Mekka they built the clock, too. So I think yes, but let's see what the future brings...
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Old August 31st, 2010, 10:40 AM   #686
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ohk, i just wasn't sure if anyone knew. it'll look very weird without it especially if there's no windows or stuff there.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 10:56 AM   #687
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I agree this building is quite lame for its size. It is like a bad dream. Now it becomes a reality.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 11:05 AM   #688
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I think China as whole can compete in the future with Dubai as one city.
I can name 5 Chinese cities that are far and beyond what Dubai can ever be off the top of my head.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 12:44 PM   #689
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We are talking about supertalls here, not anything else.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 10:35 PM   #690
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Old August 31st, 2010, 10:38 PM   #691
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I think China as whole can compete in the future with Dubai as one city.
Even now China (as whole) have 15 supertalls completed, and Dubai (as one city) have 9.

1. Burj Khalifa
2. Almas Tower
3. Emirates Office Tower
4. Rose Tower
5. The Index
6. Burj al Arab
7. HHHR Tower
8. The Address Downtown Burj Dubai
9. Emirates Hotel Tower

1. Shanghai World Financial Center
2. International Commerce Center
3. Nanjing Greenland Financial Complex
4. Jin Mao Tower
5. Two International Finance Centre
6. CITIC Plaza
7. Shun Hing Square
8. Central Plaza
9. Bank of China Tower
10. The Center
11. Shanghai Shimao International Plaza
12. Minsheng Bank Building
13. China World Trade Center Tower 3
14. Wenzhou World Trade Center
15. Nina Towers

Now, if we talk about the future, I belive China will have more supertalls than the rest of the world... combined.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 05:32 AM   #692
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We are talking about supertalls here, not anything else.
There was no speak of skyscrapers in his post, and even going by that count, China wins by a ton.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 11:01 AM   #693
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I can name 5 Chinese cities that are far and beyond what Dubai can ever be off the top of my head.
Yes....in Population...chip Labour wages....duplicates material.....
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Old September 1st, 2010, 12:53 PM   #694
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It's a shame their aren't many more projects in the pipeline.
I dunno. Personally I don't really believe in the much talked about "Dubai bubble". They were hit by the worldwide recession like everyone else, and I believe they will recover like everyone else. Eventually we'll have that damn depressing Burj Al Alam hole filled with a unique and magnificent 500m skyscraper.

-edit- Now, just to make myself clear, before anyone misinterprets. I do not believe Dubai will ever return to the craziness of having a trillion ginormous projects at once, what I do believe is that Dubai will move forward again in achieving the sheik's vision for the city's future.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 02:22 PM   #695
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China is much bigger than Dubai so it's not a fair comparison
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 01:10 AM   #696
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China is much bigger than Dubai so it's not a fair comparison
true this was a stupid comparison, it doesnt even make sense, china will have over 100+ supertalls in 20 years
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Old September 2nd, 2010, 02:49 AM   #697
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If or when the clock appears, here's hoping it has a similar night lighting effect to the 601m Mecca clock tower.



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Yes....in Population...chip Labour wages....duplicates material.....

Casino chips or food? Probably sounds about right, paying workers with 'chips' seeing as China has currency and Dubai doesn't as of late

As far as cheap wages go, three words: Pot, kettle, black.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 03:45 PM   #698
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The top part of the pyramid on top, maybe 1/4 (in height) seams to have been cladded. No visible changes on the part of the tower where the clock was supposed to be.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 11:22 PM   #699
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Maybe they rethink the clock idea, specially after Abraj Al bait clock was installed near by!
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Old September 12th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #700
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Nothing to do with AAB. It's the Municipality that objected to it since the begining.
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