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Old July 6th, 2007, 06:27 PM   #3461
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Isnt it possible that nakeem prepared al burj to scare competition away from burj dubai?

Thats what i would do if there where others wanted to build taler structures than mine...and hope they would throw away thier plans
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Old July 6th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #3462
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sorry, but wikipedia is mostly nonsense because anyone -without being specialist- can post whatever he wants.... The best information source is the official site itself: www.burjdubai.com
Same question....same answer!

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They are not EMAAR figures and never have been. They are posted by James Allen who works for a company called Favicon. He does not work for, or has any association with EMAAR whatsoever, just like me, he's the one that updates burjdubai.com. So why believe his pre determined figures based on the board heights (which is currently 2 floors out) over heights which are posted the very same day that a GPS reading becomes available to me?
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Old July 6th, 2007, 06:41 PM   #3463
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Actually I wanted to ask, since only yesterday I first checked the site burjdubai.com and it didn't seamed to be associated with Emaar at all.

Propably he just registered the domain name before Emaar had a chance to do so.

To clear any doubt I might have: Did all those quoted figures came from the site www.burjdubai.com or from www.emaar.ae ???


EDIT: Ok I checked Emaar's website and they have a link for the burjdubai.com in their site, so they might not un-related afterall. Height figure is there as well.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #3464
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From what I gather Altin, burjdubai.com used to be owned by someone in Germany until last year. EMAAR must have bid for the site, using Favicon to do the web design (they also do the EMAAR website), but they are not based in the UAE. From what I gather from James Allen, he has a pre determined list of heights to put on the site as News updates, so Google will accredit the site with a higher importance than the original host site. As far as I know he doesn't get official updates at all, he's responsible for finding out what level it's on (usually coincides with the board changes I've noticed....which are wrong 90% of the time) and posting the appropriate height from the list.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #3465
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site www.burjduabai.com has "(c)2006 and/or 2007 Emaar Properities" so I don't know why AltinD has any doubts
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Old July 6th, 2007, 10:13 PM   #3466
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I own 26 companies, but control only 12 of them. If I search, for one company, I own over 50 domain names, all doing their own thing. Most of which I have absolutely no idea what's on them or who updates them. Imagine what it's like for a multinational conglomerate like EMAAR properties?
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Old July 6th, 2007, 10:22 PM   #3467
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BURJDUBAI.COM

Registrant:
Emaar Properties PJSC
P O Box 9440
Emaar Business Park
Dubai, 9440
AE

Registrar: 000DOM
Domain Name: BURJDUBAI.COM
Created on: 24-FEB-03
Expires on: 24-FEB-08
Last Updated on: 10-DEC-06

Administrative, Technical Contact:
Emaar, Webmaster [email protected]
Emaar Properties PJSC
P O Box 9440
Emaar Business Park
Dubai, 9440
AE
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9.7143673900


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Old July 6th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #3468
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Cool, thanks Imre. Was sold to EMAAR 10th December 2006, which is around about the time we started seeing the new website.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #3469
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Why dont they have higher res pics on their official page??? Grrr... i had this mini-flash-stuff :/
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Old July 6th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #3470
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How's the progress on the tower? Last time I checked in it was looking great.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #3471
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In my nearly 37 there will have been 6.

ESB--->WTC--->Sears--->Petronas--->Taipei 101--->Burj Dubai.

I wonder how long Burj Dubai will hold the record?

What a time to be alive.
next is the Mubarak Tower Kuwait 1200m
we see the first drawings
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Old July 6th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #3472
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Why dont they have higher res pics on their official page??? Grrr... i had this mini-flash-stuff :/

why do you need? we have Imre, Altin....
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Old July 6th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #3473
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next is the Mubarak Tower Kuwait 1200m
we see the first drawings
What about Prince Al Waleed's tower for Jeddah? What's the buzz in the industry for that one?
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Old July 7th, 2007, 01:18 AM   #3474
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when will it be taller than the cn tower?
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Old July 7th, 2007, 01:32 AM   #3475
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when will it be taller than the cn tower?
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Old July 7th, 2007, 01:52 AM   #3476
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Old July 7th, 2007, 02:10 AM   #3477
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Where's joobn and his daily pic updates?
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Old July 7th, 2007, 02:35 AM   #3478
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Where's joobn and his daily pic updates?
Edit: Never mind was thinking of someone else.

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Old July 7th, 2007, 02:37 AM   #3479
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His camera fainted off the sight seeing this building

Hmmmm the Mumbarak tower in Kuwait`s Silk City is going to be 1001 Meters tall not 1200. Iff it is 1200 i would like to see some proof off it.

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Old July 7th, 2007, 02:41 AM   #3480
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^ True but density and sheer number of scrapers more than make up for that
nah...there's no way you put a bunch of skyscrapers together and make one Burj Dubai.
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