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Old May 30th, 2014, 01:34 AM   #1661
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Well, those taken advantage workers, contributes more financially to their countries than the foreign trade with the rlw777's one
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Old May 30th, 2014, 01:56 AM   #1662
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rlw777 there is NO place on earth where ther isn't some kind of labor abuse! So please find a forum concerned with ur humanitarian issue cz this forum/thread is related to Skyscrapers issues! and if ur problem is more with Dubai then just ignore threads that got Dubai in ther name!
In Western countries labourers are given well-enforced labour protection laws, and the ethics of skyscraper building is very much a skyscraper issue. And no, we will not ignore things we don't like: we'll ignore things we don't have a problem with, but things we don't like are the things that demand attention.
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Old May 30th, 2014, 02:12 AM   #1663
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Well then let's have a thread for complains where you can express ur feelings about labour rights in UAE but one thing I'm sure of, these Asian workers are living like Kings compared to the life they will be living in ther home country! Plus they are not prisoners and they are free to leave UAE anyday if they felt abused! oh and believe me UAE is way better than other countries when it comes to this issue. But I still think this thread should only be linked to construction updates!
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Old May 30th, 2014, 03:13 AM   #1664
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In Western countries labourers are given well-enforced labour protection laws, and the ethics of skyscraper building is very much a skyscraper issue. And no, we will not ignore things we don't like: we'll ignore things we don't have a problem with, but things we don't like are the things that demand attention.
Like I said, we have labour protection laws for our workers here, but what about the girls who made the pants you're wearing right now? Get off your high horse.
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Old May 30th, 2014, 06:18 AM   #1665
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Whoa there folks didn't mean to start a flame war here

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Well then let's have a thread for complains where you can express ur feelings about labour rights in UAE but one thing I'm sure of, these Asian workers are living like Kings compared to the life they will be living in ther home country! Plus they are not prisoners and they are free to leave UAE anyday if they felt abused! oh and believe me UAE is way better than other countries when it comes to this issue. But I still think this thread should only be linked to construction updates!
If you watched the link I posted earlier you would know that the workers passports are taken away and they are paid a small fraction of what they are promised. One individual in the video says he asks for money from home so he can eat. At least according to the vice video they are basically indentured servants... Pretty much the opposite of everything you said.

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Like I said, we have labour protection laws for our workers here, but what about the girls who made the pants you're wearing right now? Get off your high horse.
Don't take it personally no one is claiming moral superiority over anyone else here so there is no high horse to get off from. I was simply pointing out an ethical dilemma I have with the construction of these towers in Dubai.
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Old May 30th, 2014, 03:13 PM   #1666
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.... in the mean time, in more relevant facts: The cladding to the top continues. Roof feature: No sign in sight
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Old May 31st, 2014, 12:07 AM   #1667
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Old May 31st, 2014, 11:20 AM   #1668
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spire may be fabricated somewhere in fabrication house...!
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Old May 31st, 2014, 12:39 PM   #1669
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Is there a possibility that the roof will be capped to save money or do we know that the crown is being built?
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Old May 31st, 2014, 03:04 PM   #1670
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Is there a possibility that the roof will be capped to save money or do we know that the crown is being built?
I think there is a 90% change of that happening.

The crown costs a lot to make and contributes no usable/sellable space at all.

A big disappointment I think but still quite a tower.
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A few pages ago someone wrote an email to TAV about the roof feature and they replied that it will be built.
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Old May 31st, 2014, 04:29 PM   #1672
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would be bad if there is no crown / roof structure, but maybe they build it later near completion
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Old May 31st, 2014, 04:54 PM   #1673
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A few pages ago someone wrote an email to TAV about the roof feature and they replied that it will be built.
This. I remember we also said the same thing about Infinity Tower's "boxing ring"
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Old May 31st, 2014, 05:11 PM   #1674
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The spires of the Emirates Park Towers were in doubt, too, if I recall correctly, because there wasn't a sign of them for months.
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Old May 31st, 2014, 07:36 PM   #1675
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TAV said that it will be built, so it will be built. I guarantee it.
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Old May 31st, 2014, 07:54 PM   #1676
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Yeah old but it is just awesome





Gelio (Степанов Слава) - Дубай с вертолета | Dubai from helicopter
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Old May 31st, 2014, 11:27 PM   #1677
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Wow!!! Great shots! I wish i could book a helicopter tour there. But it's too expensive
From this angle(2nd pic) looks the tallest block really dominant!
And the Plam Jumeirah in the background*_*
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Old June 1st, 2014, 03:27 AM   #1678
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That would have been the view from Nakheel Tower if it got built
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Old June 1st, 2014, 02:08 PM   #1679
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And this will nearly be the view of Burj 2020
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Old June 1st, 2014, 03:43 PM   #1680
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Actually the first pic would exactly be
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