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Old July 22nd, 2007, 09:43 AM   #4241
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thanks for the headsup, associated press:

'For now, the unattractive brownish concrete skeleton jutting into Dubai's humid skies lacks any aura of a masterpiece. Rising 141 floors with a mass of surrounding cranes and girders, it has no windows, glass or steel yet.'

yes. there are no windows on the building. and certainly no glass. and most definitely no steel. why even bother writing the sentence if it's going to be meaningless and wrong?
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 09:49 AM   #4242
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Here in France, TV announced that it's the tallest building ever, without mentioning that it will be higher than 512m...

Press people should read SSC...
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 09:54 AM   #4243
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^lol,
july21 was a big day in 1969 and now in 2007.
famous word still apply- "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"!

cool
hmm..........i didnt know that.

interesting
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 10:26 AM   #4244
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You didn't know Man landed on the Moon?

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Old July 22nd, 2007, 10:27 AM   #4245
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i didnt know it was on this day...............
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 11:27 AM   #4246
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You didn't know Man landed on the Moon?

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We are getting into territory which should confirm any deviation from the plans we currently have in our posetion...
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 11:33 AM   #4247
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BD is mooning on the land
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 11:35 AM   #4248
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22/July/2007

Burj Dubai update , board has been changed, 141 floors now










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Old July 22nd, 2007, 11:37 AM   #4249
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Thanks Imre

Good progress on cladding
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 11:40 AM   #4250
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i thought of something cool. im not going to look at this thread till like 2008 and then the burj dubai will be much taller and will have more of the cladding done.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:01 PM   #4251
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Do you really think you're able to do that?
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:08 PM   #4252
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it's not even a finished building yet. it's still just a skeleton. it wont be finished for at least another year, so how can it already be world's tallest building? and it's only the world's tallest building when the world council of tall building officially declares it as world's tallest, which it HASNT YET!!!! SO UNTIL THEN, TAIPEI 101 IS STILL THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING!!!!
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:08 PM   #4253
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Do you really think you're able to do that?
I highly doubt it!
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:13 PM   #4254
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it's not even a finished building yet. it's still just a skeleton. it wont be finished for at least another year, so how can it already be world's tallest building? and it's only the world's tallest building when the world council of tall building officially declares it as world's tallest, which it HASNT YET!!!! SO UNTIL THEN, TAIPEI 101 IS STILL THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING!!!!
well it depends on how you look at it. burj dubai is a building, and it is taller than taipei 101 so some people might say it is the tallest building in the world. others (such as yourself) like to wait until some people halfway across the world tell them it is the tallest.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:14 PM   #4255
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it's not even a finished building yet. it's still just a skeleton. it wont be finished for at least another year, so how can it already be world's tallest building? and it's only the world's tallest building when the world council of tall building officially declares it as world's tallest, which it HASNT YET!!!! SO UNTIL THEN, TAIPEI 101 IS STILL THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING!!!!

OK, but let's admit that this unfinished building is now higher than 509m TaiPei101, officially world tallest or not
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:27 PM   #4256
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fallen-lol, yeah it does get to you after a while see the cladless tower, but im still awe-struck by BD sheer height. i dont think any of us know what where in for as it rises over next few months?. We think 500m is tall, what about when it hits 600m or 700m and 800m????? farout.
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as for - Is BD worlds tallest building now? thats a real grey area. yes its now higher then 509m Taipei101, which means it is tallest building, but because its still uc, it wont show on Emporis database or any database beacuse it isnt finished . It cant be voted for yet in Emporis awards becuase it has to be officially compelted. It will be completed in 2009, so officially, Taipei101 will reign as WTB from 2004-2009, not 2004-2007. does this make sense? lol

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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:27 PM   #4257
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Its the worlds tallest already.
Will it make dubai an interesting & exciting pace to live? I think not.
That comes from a feeling that new things are being invented in a place.That new ways of life are being experimanted with.
London.NewYork.Tokyo.Etc.
Dubai?.Its all show.
Tall, but vacuous
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:31 PM   #4258
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[QUOTE=Skymyhusband;14387308]Do you really think you're able to do that? [/QUOTE


i know i cant, i cant even go a full day
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:35 PM   #4259
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"^lol, yeah it does get to you after a while see the cladless tower, but im still awestruck but BD sheer height. i dont think any of us know what where in for as it rises over next few months. We think 500m is tall, what about when it hits 600m or 700m and 800m????? farout."
that is why im going to try to not look for a while. when i finally do it's going to blow my mind.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 12:40 PM   #4260
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Its the worlds tallest already.
Will it make dubai an interesting & exciting pace to live? I think not.
That comes from a feeling that new things are being invented in a place.That new ways of life are being experimanted with.
London.NewYork.Tokyo.Etc.
Dubai?.Its all show.
Tall, but vacuous
oh i dont know about that? Dubai is now being created and i suppose in next 10-20 years it will be getting close to a pretty impressive city. it will easily be comparable to NYC or London as a great world city.It will be a destination.I have friends already organising holidays there due to it being in news lately. It will be a stopover. why not i say.
let them build there city
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