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Old September 27th, 2008, 01:21 AM   #1521
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Just a random question...why is it 2001 feet and not 2000?Lol
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Old September 27th, 2008, 01:31 AM   #1522
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Just a random question...why is it 2001 feet and not 2000?Lol
Maths are to blame for that. 610 meters equal 2001 feet.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 02:31 AM   #1523
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or maybe so that they can say over 2000 feet, istead of 'just'2000 feet
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Old September 27th, 2008, 03:35 AM   #1524
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in China they measure by metres.
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Old September 27th, 2008, 06:10 AM   #1525
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along with the rest of the world :P
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Old September 29th, 2008, 11:30 PM   #1526
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Old September 29th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #1527
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holy moly!

that external ribbing has gone up so quick. 5 or 6 floors of ribbing to go upward now

The cranes look somewhat unstable from this angle, like it can so easily break off the core. LOL
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Old September 30th, 2008, 01:37 AM   #1528
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its interesting, in some pics, the waist looks really thin, while in others it looks thicker
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Old September 30th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #1529
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I think that's because it is. Or maybe it has something to do with how the exoskeleton tapers then expands again up top. Some optical illusion as a result makes it look thicker in the middle...maybe.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 05:34 AM   #1530
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well, i mean in this picture, the waist doesnt look as thin as it has in some other pics
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Old September 30th, 2008, 06:54 AM   #1531
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I want to say the same thing. It seems from different angle the waist looks very different.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #1532
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remember its an oval shape. so from one angle its wide and other its narrow.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 05:22 AM   #1533
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oh yeah, i forgot about that
thanks cul
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Old October 1st, 2008, 03:31 PM   #1534
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Old October 1st, 2008, 06:05 PM   #1535
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hmm lots of progress there. How tall is the tip of the higher crane's arm on the tower? it looks so high up from this view.
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Old October 1st, 2008, 06:06 PM   #1536
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maybe arround 500m
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Old October 1st, 2008, 06:13 PM   #1537
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Hard to imagine the full height of tip of the spire. Its mind blowing, but no doubt the gravity ride on the top of the tower will be no doubt be the scariest, highest and most feared ride in the world.

probaly 4 times higher than this.

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Old October 1st, 2008, 10:27 PM   #1538
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that pic with the green ride is about 1000 foot up ,and the gravity ride will be just under 2000 foot , so maybe twice as high as your pic buildmilehightower ,but its still very impressive though.
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Old October 2nd, 2008, 01:50 AM   #1539
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Hard to imagine the full height of tip of the spire. Its mind blowing, but no doubt the gravity ride on the top of the tower will be no doubt be the scariest, highest and most feared ride in the world.

probaly 4 times higher than this.

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Okay this ride is just SICK ther s thing that I don t understand like why on god s name did they build that ride ... there are other healthier ways to get a heart attack ...
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Old October 4th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #1540
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Hard to imagine the full height of tip of the spire. Its mind blowing, but no doubt the gravity ride on the top of the tower will be no doubt be the scariest, highest and most feared ride in the world.

probaly 4 times higher than this.

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Yeah.... I live here(vegas), and wont even go on that ride, haha.
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