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Old September 23rd, 2009, 02:16 AM   #20501
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sydney has had a 1 in 1000 year dust storm today
really wierd errie feeling thick red dust
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 03:42 AM   #20502
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 04:10 AM   #20503
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culwulla is that where your from? sydney?
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 04:34 AM   #20504
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 05:17 AM   #20505
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Burj Dubai observatory set to dazzle

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Ushering in an unparalleled experience, Burj Dubai’s At The Top is a tribute to mankind’s quest to push higher, harder and faster, and scale new horizons.

Published: September 22, 2009,

Dubai : For years now, poets and singers have spun their yarns to describe the ‘top of the world’ feeling… and perhaps never got it right.

Now, At The Top of the world is becoming a reality, at Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building.

One of the world’s highest public observation decks, At The Top - located on Level 124 - will not only offer visitors majestic, sweeping vistas of Dubai, but will also be an evocative and interactive journey through the history and evolution of Dubai and Burj Dubai.

Ushering in an unparalleled experience, Burj Dubai’s At The Top is a tribute to mankind’s quest to push higher, harder and faster, and scale new horizons.

Thomas Dempsey, General Manager, Burj Dubai, says At The Top will be a never-before experience for visitors. “The entire journey - starting from the welcome lobby at The Dubai Mall through a 65-metre travelator to the vertical travel in a double-deck elevator to finally watching the world uninterrupted from Level 124 - is educational, inspirational, compelling and thoroughly fulfilling.”

“The At The Top experience will be the high point – both literally and figuratively – for anyone visiting Dubai once we open doors later this year,” he added.

While a typical At The Top journey can be completed in approximately 45 minutes, visitors can savour the experience further through several interactive features including ‘Burj Dubai Among the Greats,’ ‘Burj Your City,’ ‘Tallest Among the Tall,’ and ‘Dubai Then and Now’ – charting the evolution of modern Dubai and how Burj Dubai dramatically alters the city skyline.

Abdulla Lahej, Executive Director, Dubai Project Management, Emaar Properties, said “Burj Dubai is a once-in-a-lifetime project. It is as monumental in stature, size, scale and scope that mankind can get to in terms of high-rise architecture now. With the At The Top experience, we are celebrating Burj Dubai’s iconic status and providing the world an opportunity to partake in this celebration.”

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Old September 23rd, 2009, 05:25 AM   #20506
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Burj Your City sounds awesome.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 05:31 AM   #20507
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parisian, any info on the opening yet?
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 05:31 AM   #20508
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im starting to realise Burj Dubai is a once in lifetime happening. i dont think we will see anything like it again in our lifetimes.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 06:02 AM   #20509
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Emaar Properties on Tuesday published the first pictures of the public observation deck in the Burj Dubai, set to become the world’s tallest building. Image: Supplied

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Visitors to the observation deck, branded "At the Top", can take in the view through floor-to-ceiling glass or venture outside onto an open-air deck, Emaar said. Image: Supplied

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Emaar said it has created a Burj tour that visitors will go through prior to going up to the observation deck. Image: Supplied

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The tour will include interactive features such as "Dubai Then and Now", which charts the evolution of Dubai and the Burj Dubai. Image: Supplied

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An artist's impression of the elevator that will take visitors up to the 124th floor. Image: Supplied

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An artist's impression of the escalator that takes visitors on a tour through the history of Dubai and the Burj Dubai. Image: Supplied

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Old September 23rd, 2009, 06:33 AM   #20510
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parisian, any info on the opening yet?
Hi Coinpeace,

Are you referring to the opening of Burj Dubai, or the observation deck? Well, according to some of these press releases http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayA...section=theuae http://www.gulfnews.com/business/Rea.../10351400.html http://www.business24-7.ae/Articles/...1bd8e06d7.aspx http://www.arabianbusiness.com/56827...-tour-revealed both BD and the OD will open at end of the year. Dunno if it's possible the OD can open at the same time though...??

And as for the fit out on the interiors of BD, aren't they only up on level 50 or so by now also?
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 07:29 AM   #20511
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the observation deck gona be one of a kind
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 08:22 AM   #20512
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 10:30 AM   #20513
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renders of the observatory have similarities to melbourne's eureka tower including the telescopes...melbourne has the same concept but more of a cool mirrored tubular contraption rather than a telescope.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 12:49 PM   #20514
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>> im starting to realise Burj Dubai is a once in lifetime happening. i dont think we will see anything like it again in our lifetimes.
I agree. I think patronas towers were the tallest when burj dubai was proposed, so it is
80% taller than that! An equivalent tower would need to be nearly 1500m high now!
Here's the 2004 article when they first started building-
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 12:54 PM   #20515
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False advertising naming it "At the top" I wondered if any disgruntled tourist will try sue them when they find out it's only half-way up!
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 12:57 PM   #20516
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Observation Deck looks really cool!
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 01:46 PM   #20517
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 01:59 PM   #20518
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The observation deck looks cool, it's seems the interior of the Death Star. Is that an hologram?
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Is this a little crane next to a big crane?
Yes it is! Looks like dismantle of the huge crane! Great shot sale!
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