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Old May 19th, 2014, 09:02 PM   #7821
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i really hope we'll see the next 1km+ Tower underway in the next 5-10 years. And hopefully the next tower will break the 200 habitable floors mark!
5-10 years is a long time. Did 10 years ago anyone really believe a 1km will be U/C 2014? I didn't!
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Old May 19th, 2014, 09:29 PM   #7822
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i really hope we'll see the next 1km+ Tower underway in the next 5-10 years. And hopefully the next tower will break the 200 habitable floors mark!
5-10 years is a long time. Did 10 years ago anyone really believe a 1km will be U/C 2014? I didn't!
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Old May 20th, 2014, 12:44 AM   #7823
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You can never know what the future brings. Over 15 years is a lot of time and you can start construction in 6, 7 years and still finish it before 2030. Not to mention Nakheel tower's foundation is partially done.
Well with that logic the Chicago Spire will definitely be built... foundations can be abandoned or turned into smaller buildings.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 12:50 AM   #7824
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i really hope we'll see the next 1km+ Tower underway in the next 5-10 years. And hopefully the next tower will break the 200 habitable floors mark!
5-10 years is a long time. Did 10 years ago anyone really believe a 1km will be U/C 2014? I didn't!
Agree. Human's knowledge increased TWO time every 10 years
Also I expect that someday substitute carbon fibers for iron beam in skyscraper. then it can be even 10~20km mega ultra tall possible
also super tall 's shape will be more diverse.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 01:16 AM   #7825
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Construction of nearly all infrastructure in the U.S. seems to have slowed to an absolute crawl in the past few decades. Is it over-regulation? Union work rules designed to maximize paid labor hours? I suspect it's a little of both.

I've started noticing as I drive around the midwest U.S. that road rebuilding projects which should have been completed in a single season now last for two or three - causing excessive disruption and unnecessary lost time and productivity. There is an intersection of 3 two-lane roads that is being widened and resurfaced around where I live that is literally into year 4 of construction!
You sure hit the nail on the head! Construction of everything drags out forever. The reasons you cited are certainly all valid with each one of them compounding the problem. Not only as you mentioned do union work rules cause problems but government regulations that require paying prevailing wage on many projects drive the cost of these projects up considerably! America's entire construction industry has been boondoggle by the government and unions.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 08:08 AM   #7826
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Enough with the "slavery" bullshit already. They are paid (though not as much as Americans) and have a choice of jobs to take.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 08:27 AM   #7827
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Second raft has been completed.

WOW! What a beautiful view! Amazing work is going on and history is taking shapes! LOVE IT!
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Old May 20th, 2014, 08:52 AM   #7828
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Well with that logic the Chicago Spire will definitely be built... foundations can be abandoned or turned into smaller buildings.
Seriously, can't you people read? I said there's a possibility one of those building can be build as there is a possibility that chicago spire can be build. I also have said none of these buildings has more than 30% of getting build in my opinion.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 02:00 PM   #7829
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Old May 20th, 2014, 02:15 PM   #7830
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As an interior designer, he dislikes everything that is not perfectly square. Basically everything that would complicate his job, even if just a little
I just prefer straight interior corners. Take a look at Emirates Crown 3BR plans - it's hard to even tell what else can make it better. Then look at Pentominium's and Ocean Heights' floor plans - and dare to tell me you prefer to have a living in those pieces of shit!
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Old May 20th, 2014, 02:22 PM   #7831
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lol are you ****tarded? i suppose you think dubai has it right? with the slavery?
There's no slavery! The workers were not forced to work. That's their own decision to live and work in Dubai.
The Indians, Pakistani, etc. live worse than many others, but they still lhave a better life by far than in their homeland.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 08:49 PM   #7832
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except they are indentured to the company, and have all their documentation taken from them. same for the women acting as maids and such. sexual abuse for them.



That's all in the pamphlet given out with the application for the job. Honestly, not a whole lot of people give a shit about any of that around here. I definitely don't. As long as my clothes fit nice and are comfortable, then I could care less where, how, or who they are made by. Same thing for Skyscrapers
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Old May 20th, 2014, 09:26 PM   #7833
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what a progress since my last visit! impressive
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Old May 20th, 2014, 11:44 PM   #7834
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There's no slavery! The workers were not forced to work. That's their own decision to live and work in Dubai.
The Indians, Pakistani, etc. live worse than many others, but they still lhave a better life by far than in their homeland.
I would say it depends on who hired them. Reading a recent National Geographic article really opened my eyes. I guess the person that hired them can choose what to do with them. Some are nice, some are slave masters perhaps?
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Old May 21st, 2014, 12:37 AM   #7835
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Second raft has been completed.

BREAKING NEWS
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Old May 21st, 2014, 01:00 AM   #7836
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this one remind me lotte tower
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Old May 21st, 2014, 07:03 AM   #7837
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Old May 21st, 2014, 07:35 AM   #7838
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Old May 21st, 2014, 01:49 PM   #7839
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Hmmmmmmm... Somehow that photo makes me want to eat crab legs.
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Old May 21st, 2014, 02:44 PM   #7840
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Makes me want to travel just to shoot photos of this city...wow
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