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Old May 21st, 2014, 04:04 PM   #7841
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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.
deaviating form the topic -
Yes I have heard stories and autobiographies of people who worked in middle east. Wanybe people are told to get good pay and when they actually go there passposts are confesticated and forced to work for lot more hours. They only come to know when they reach there. Depends on company to company and job to job. Its only for labour and low wages jobs though.

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why is it that all mega talls are so thin at top is it related to withstanding the air pressure?
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 12:23 AM   #7842
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 10:54 AM   #7843
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by the next 3 to 4 years the entire site around the tower will be transformed form nothing, looks so amazing how one tower can bring so much life into that barren land
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 12:59 PM   #7844
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why is it that all mega talls are so thin at top is it related to withstanding the air pressure?
If by air pressure you mean wind, then yes, that's part of the reason.

Another is weight and structural stability. As you keep piling up floors, the structural elements at the bottom of the tower have to carry more and more weight. By reducing the size of the floors as you go up, you can add more floors, since each floor weighs less. The culmination of this idea is a vertical spire, being tall and adding loads of height, for little weight.

Another reason is that you don't really want that much room further up, since all occupants require a lot of infrastructure. Keep in mind that all water, waste, electricity, goods and people will enter and leave the tower through the bottom floors, and they have to be transported up or down as usage demands. No matter where in the tower occupants or services are located, they will require a good connection to the bottom floors, to supply goods and provide transport.
Generally, you want that flow of people/goods to be reduced the further up the tower you go. A wide floor with many people will require a large transport capacity (wider/more water pipes, more elevators, thicker power cables, etc). A smaller floor will require less capacity, as fewer people will use the floor.
And here's the crux: The infrastructure built to supply any one floor, will impact all floors below it. Wide elevators to transport large crowds will need a shaft going all the way to the bottom of the tower. If you want to build a swimming pool on floor 80, the water pipes will have to pass floors 1-79, and they take up a fair bit of room along the way. But if you reduce the size of the floors further up, they need fewer elevators for transport, smaller water pipes, and they will require smaller/fewer staircases for emergency evacuation. That means less floor space below will be wasted. In short, you want to keep most of the tower's occupants as close to the ground as possible, in order to run the tower as efficient as possible.

Not that I've played SimTower a lot more than I should, or anything.
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Old May 22nd, 2014, 01:37 PM   #7845
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great explanation
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 06:27 AM   #7846
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A truly beautiful illustration.
But something tells me that the real thing won't look quite as magical.

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JKT in center right background..
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 06:55 AM   #7847
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A truly beautiful illustration.
But something tells me that the real thing won't look quite as magical.
Does BK look as we was imagining from it's pre-construction renders ???







Actually, it looks even better !!!
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 12:12 PM   #7848
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Old May 23rd, 2014, 01:45 PM   #7849
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Does BK look as we was imagining from it's pre-construction renders ???

Actually, it looks even better !!!
It looks better because 1. They redesigned the top part, making it taller which harmonized better the setbacks visually, 2. That's a crappy render
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Old May 24th, 2014, 12:09 PM   #7850
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It looks better because 1. They redesigned the top part, making it taller which harmonized better the setbacks visually, 2. That's a crappy render
Well, these 2 points had nothing to do about what I mint ..

what I mint is that the tower should look better in reality even if they didn't redesign the top part, and even if the render isn't crappy

So, are you saying that the real photo won't look better than any pre-construction render ?
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Old May 24th, 2014, 12:33 PM   #7851
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It can be like that, or exactly the opposite. Many towers turns out worse than on the renders.
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Old May 24th, 2014, 12:43 PM   #7852
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It can be like that, or exactly the opposite. Many towers turns out worse than on the renders.
not with these heights and designs
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Old May 24th, 2014, 12:47 PM   #7853
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Old May 25th, 2014, 02:44 AM   #7854
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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
Just want to point out that 4npower speaks for nobody but himself. There are many people who care.
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Old May 25th, 2014, 02:59 AM   #7855
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Just want to point out that 4npower speaks for nobody but himself. There are many people who care.
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Old May 25th, 2014, 10:39 AM   #7856
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Just want to point out that 4npower speaks for nobody but himself. There are many people who care.
Yah! Followers of the ancient Fetishism cult are everywhere. The amount of any cult followers is in direct proportion to the amount of mentally defective "individuals".
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Old May 25th, 2014, 12:58 PM   #7857
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Oh wow! That is the central core?!!!! O.O
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Old May 26th, 2014, 07:21 PM   #7858
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no, that's not just the central core. It's the raft for the whole tower. The central core will be in the mittle of the wings.
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Apparently the original structural design calls for the concrete structure to go up to around 950 meters, but the contractor is pushing to revise it so the top 3 - 400 meters are made out of steel (probably from the platform up)
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Old May 26th, 2014, 08:10 PM   #7860
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..... also, apparently Abu Dhabi might be in the initial phase of drawing plans for a mile tall tower in mid-terms
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