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Old April 16th, 2012, 12:42 PM   #961
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The winds last week, blew the tarp on top and cleaned the sand/dust trapped there and half of it looks green again ... well that was before the latest sand/dust storm


But there is cladding progress (removing the protective layers on the panels), and I could notice some progress with the features around the "clock" but couldn't make out what was happening with the "clock" itself.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #962
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I took this photo about 1.5 weeks ago from the Burj Khalifa:

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Old May 4th, 2012, 02:37 AM   #963
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It looks really ugly if you ask me.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 02:40 AM   #964
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Ugly? Wait until it is finished. Now then it's gonna be a real eyesore.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 05:57 AM   #965
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Looks like Big Ben...
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Old May 4th, 2012, 08:27 AM   #966
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Looks like Big Ben...
Yes... you could say that...
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Old May 4th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #967
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Big row derails Dubai Big Ben
Monday, 09 January 2006


Plans to build a 60-storey replica of London’s Big Ben tower in the middle of Dubai, look to have been scuppered after disagreements between Dubai Municipality Planning Department, and the developer.

The building may now have to be redesigned, after the Municipality rejected plans for a clock face on the tower, mimicking that on the houses of Parliament - Big Ben is actually the name of the bell inside the tower, according to a report in construction Week magazine.

Work has already begun on the site for the building, which is to be built close to Dubai International Financial Centre, off Sheikh Zayed Road. The $60 million contract is being managed by Arabian Construction Company, according to Construction Week.

The building was initially rejected by the Planning Authority, which pressured the developer to relocate it to Nakheel’s International City development, according to the report.

A ‘letter of no objection’ was then obtained by the developer from the Palace of Westminster in London. But now the authority is refusing to grant permission for the clock face on the building, according to Construction Week.

“The project was delayed because of a design row over the clock. Although the building will have similarities to the Big Ben tower, it will not bear the clock face and will not be called Big Ben.

It will be a 60-storey residential building,” ACC director Wassim Merhebi told the magazine. The London original is just under 100 metres tall, but the Dubai tower will three times as big.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 02:27 PM   #968
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Old May 4th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #969
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Locke, what's that building in the left bottom corner in your picture?
The one with the round lens looking thing.
And it looks like there is a twin standing behind it.
Never noticed it before, probably because of it's average height.
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Emirates Financial Towers.

Just have look on this thread:
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Old May 5th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #971
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If that article is from 2006, why the delay on the upper floors now? Are they still holding out hope the UK Parliament will give them approval for a clock face?

Now I'm wondering: what happens if you build a replica of the Big Ben tower without the UK Parliament's approval? Do they send you a harsh letter?
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Old May 5th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #972
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Old May 5th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #973
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If that article is from 2006, why the delay on the upper floors now? Are they still holding out hope the UK Parliament will give them approval for a clock face?

Now I'm wondering: what happens if you build a replica of the Big Ben tower without the UK Parliament's approval? Do they send you a harsh letter?
"A ‘letter of no objection’ was then obtained by the developer from the Palace of Westminster in London. But now the authority is refusing to grant permission for the clock face on the building,"

I think you may be confused. It is obviously the Dubai authorities who have not granted permission in this article. Not the UK parliament, as if they would need it anyway.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 08:39 PM   #974
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Old May 6th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #975
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why are they building this forever! its almost done, but nothing has changed for almost like a year or so
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Old May 7th, 2012, 05:11 AM   #976
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It's Dubai.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #977
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Old May 7th, 2012, 06:41 AM   #978
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Old May 7th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #979
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"A ‘letter of no objection’ was then obtained by the developer from the Palace of Westminster in London. But now the authority is refusing to grant permission for the clock face on the building,"

I think you may be confused. It is obviously the Dubai authorities who have not granted permission in this article. Not the UK parliament, as if they would need it anyway.
Ah that sounds right, thanks. But they still got permission from the Palace of Westminster first, so they could still have objected if they wanted. Not that I'm planning on building my own Big Ben anytime soon, or anything.
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Again Nice Shot AltinD ...it seems u r on top of some building ....could be Restaurant.....
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