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Old August 17th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #5761
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That guy is a pure TV product...
I thought exactly the same

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Old August 18th, 2007, 01:19 AM   #5762
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thanks for the video,. very educational and fasinating. still cant get my head around the sheer height of it , and theres still another 1000ft or so to go.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 01:20 AM   #5763
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Also the other Discovery channel show with a Burj episode coming up - Build it Bigger.

Really? Where did you see that?
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Old August 18th, 2007, 01:32 AM   #5764
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Really? Where did you see that?
I don't see it in the episode guide:

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-schedule...4169.5&start=0

Although I'd have a hard time watching it anyway because of the show's douchebag host.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 02:04 AM   #5765
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^ Why's he a douchebag?
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Old August 18th, 2007, 02:37 AM   #5766
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CULWULLA i dont get it yeah the guy in the video just said BD is gonna have just over 160 floors which means 162.

its already 145 floors=531 meters
so therfore its only got 17 more floors to finish so i estimated one floor at 4.5 meters which come up to 17 floors = 76.5 meters.

531 METERS + 76.5 METERS = 607.5

SO THIS MEANS THE SPIRE IS GOING TO BE OVER 200 METERS TALL.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 02:45 AM   #5767
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Good point Although nobody actually knows the real stats yet.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 03:11 AM   #5768
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^ Why's he a douchebag?
Obviously you haven't watched the show.

I just hate him. He's lame and annoying. All he does is whine about his fear of heights.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 03:21 AM   #5769
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Is Burj Dubai designed to withstand 9/11 type terrorist attacks?
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Old August 18th, 2007, 03:22 AM   #5770
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i doubt it. who would attack them?
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Old August 18th, 2007, 03:50 AM   #5771
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UAE's biggest enemies. Who knows? I hope it will never happen.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 03:57 AM   #5772
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CULWULLA i dont get it yeah the guy in the video just said BD is gonna have just over 160 floors which means 162.

its already 145 floors=531 meters
so therfore its only got 17 more floors to finish so i estimated one floor at 4.5 meters which come up to 17 floors = 76.5 meters.

531 METERS + 76.5 METERS = 607.5

SO THIS MEANS THE SPIRE IS GOING TO BE OVER 200 METERS TALL.
o.O no, the spire wont be 200m tall. the STEEL section is around 150m and then the 68m spire roughly.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 04:21 AM   #5773
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Obviously you haven't watched the show.

I just hate him. He's lame and annoying. All he does is whine about his fear of heights.
Thats a different show. This guy said he was glad he wasnt afraid of heights. Only part i thought he was kinda being mean was when he was talking to the workers that didnt speak english. (you know we all do this) Didnt see him being a jerk anywhere else, he was just being a regular guy.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 05:51 AM   #5774
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Obviously you haven't watched the show.

I just hate him. He's lame and annoying. All he does is whine about his fear of heights.

I have watched the show and the host doesn't annoy me at all. And his fear of height actually creates some amusing moments.
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Old August 18th, 2007, 05:53 AM   #5775
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i doubt it. who would attack them?
Um... Al Qaeda?
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Thats a different show. This guy said he was glad he wasnt afraid of heights. Only part i thought he was kinda being mean was when he was talking to the workers that didnt speak english. (you know we all do this) Didnt see him being a jerk anywhere else, he was just being a regular guy.
I'm talking about Danny Forster, the host of Build it Bigger:


http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/bu...meet/meet.html

not Matt Rogers, the host of Really Big Things:

http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/re...s/bio/bio.html
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Old August 18th, 2007, 06:43 AM   #5777
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Cool video
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Old August 18th, 2007, 06:49 AM   #5778
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love the video. the height of the BD in the video is 490m??
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Old August 18th, 2007, 06:52 AM   #5779
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Um... Al Qaeda?
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Old August 18th, 2007, 07:09 AM   #5780
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When would it seem like a good idea to hire someone who is afraid of heights as a host of a show called "Build it Bigger". Wow situational irony, good one; now just show the nice shiny buildings please.
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