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Old September 25th, 2011, 02:10 PM   #2541
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Now it's the pyramids of compensation
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Old September 25th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #2542
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That's cool. It means that the arabic world is again the home of the tallest skyscrapers. That is nothing new, it was like this for centuries with the Pyramids of Giza
well to be 100% actual pyramids weren't build by arabs
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Old September 25th, 2011, 03:00 PM   #2543
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That's true, though they were built on territory that would be occupied by arabs later
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Old September 25th, 2011, 10:18 PM   #2544
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Old September 25th, 2011, 10:29 PM   #2545
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egyptians weren't arabs back then
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Old September 25th, 2011, 10:39 PM   #2546
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Nope, they were
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Old September 25th, 2011, 10:41 PM   #2547
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Old September 25th, 2011, 11:29 PM   #2548
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and still aren't.
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Old September 25th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #2549
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That's true, though they were built on territory that would be occupied by arabs later
It was designed, and so on by us and built by a mixture of slaves, Egyptians, Jews and so on.

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Nope, they were
And until today, most Egyptians are not Arabs. Mainly Arabs in Egypt are located in Sinia and we call them badiun, we have Nubians in the souths and Berber in the east and the vast majority are Copts (Egyptians in Greek) we are only define as Arabs b/c of the language genetically we're still Egyptians (according to a research by local university)


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It was designed, and so on by us and built by a mixture of slaves, Egyptians, Jews and so on.
And maybe by aliens too
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And maybe by aliens too
Why not? the almighty us, enslaved aliens the world is terrified from our ancient slaves. Don't worry people just like we did it before we'll do it again once they come for revenge
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Old September 26th, 2011, 12:16 AM   #2552
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and still aren't.
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Only 27% of the Egyptian population carry the "Arab gene" also known as hJ. There are more people who carry the Arab gene in Israel than in Egypt. It's a common misconception that Copts equals Christian. All Egyptians are Copts, our ancestors were Coptic Christians who converted to Islam. The population of Egypt was much greater than the population of Arabia and therefore it is impossible that they somehow came and settled in Egypt and replaced the natives. Coptic equals Egyptian, so technically Coptic Christian means Egyptian Christian.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 07:42 AM   #2553
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The name Copts itself was given to the people of Egypt by the conquering Caliphs.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 09:26 PM   #2554
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this thread became about Egypt not kingdom tower !!
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Old September 26th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #2555
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This is a mistake, all elevator and escalator contracts should be given to japanese, swiss, or german companies, maybee even south korean. Otis elevator from america are not the best in the world, the one in burj dubai aldready have had technical failure and problems. My workplace have otis elivators, and from experience i can tell you they break down regularly. The escalator is also always shut down for repairs. They are cheap and nasty, and very bad value for money. Sure in a prestige project like this otis may have higher grade designs, but companies like mitsubishi will be better choice
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Old September 27th, 2011, 04:25 AM   #2556
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Hi all.

Hi Get.

I disagree.
Any manufacturer, be it elevators or otherwise, make high end and low end models. Perhaps your workplace needs to spend more money ? As for the BK issue, I haven't heard any details on what actually happened. It may have had nothing to do with the elevators themselves. It could have been a multitude of diffierent problems - I think I heard something about electrical.

As for Otis verses the other brands, I think it's a chevy verses ford thing in automobiles. They both make great units and they both make the odd lemon now and then.


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Old September 27th, 2011, 02:32 PM   #2557
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Hi all.

Hi Get.

I disagree.
Any manufacturer, be it elevators or otherwise, make high end and low end models. Perhaps your workplace needs to spend more money ? As for the BK issue, I haven't heard any details on what actually happened. It may have had nothing to do with the elevators themselves. It could have been a multitude of diffierent problems - I think I heard something about electrical.

As for Otis verses the other brands, I think it's a chevy verses ford thing in automobiles. They both make great units and they both make the odd lemon now and then.


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I agree but chevy have the best lemon of all time
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Old September 27th, 2011, 10:00 PM   #2558
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Hi all.

Hi Get.

I disagree.
Any manufacturer, be it elevators or otherwise, make high end and low end models. Perhaps your workplace needs to spend more money ? As for the BK issue, I haven't heard any details on what actually happened. It may have had nothing to do with the elevators themselves. It could have been a multitude of diffierent problems - I think I heard something about electrical.

As for Otis verses the other brands, I think it's a chevy verses ford thing in automobiles. They both make great units and they both make the odd lemon now and then.


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I hear what you say, and i am glad you mention chevy and ford, what i am saying is that the japanese, swiss and german elevators and escalators are more like merc, bmw, lexus, completly different ( and higher ) league. On such prestice projects the better product should get the vote, not the cheaper otis
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Old September 27th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #2559
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I hear what you say, and i am glad you mention chevy and ford, what i am saying is that the japanese, swiss and german elevators and escalators are more like merc, bmw, lexus, completly different ( and higher ) league. On such prestice projects the better product should get the vote, not the cheaper otis
you got a point here.
but lets be honest, Otis is a well known and respected company in it field,which make me think that they must proposed something realistic,safer and "doable" for them to be chosen.
and again, I might be wrong (simply,the cheapest bid has won) who knows.

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Old September 28th, 2011, 03:30 AM   #2560
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this thread went hell off topic, but if its true what they say, it may change with latest news very soon.
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