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Old October 13th, 2009, 04:01 PM   #20981
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Hrmm...

Was browsing Blockbuster earlier tonight, and I saw this on the shelves:



It looks to be a typical crap B-movie that somehow coaxed it's way onto the blockbuster new-release shelf, as so many B-movies have (which is a shame because so many brilliant indie films go straight to the messy stacks in the overlooked center aisles) .

The photoshop work is very amateurish, and it clearly indicates that the designer figured most Americans would not recognize Dubai and would accept what they see as a post-apocalyptic setting, rather than a giant construction site. Sadly, the designer assumes right for the most part. I live in Denver and most of the people here have never even heard of the UAE... Denver is a sports bar town, ignorance breeds well here.

Anyways, I was shocked to see this. I think it's shameful that this made it to distribution with such a cover, and I'd like to alert everyone here that it's very likely this image was made using a photo shot by one of our great contributers here and used without permission.

Imre, AltinD, Gerald, 234sale, Parsian Girl (or anyone else), do you recognize the photo?
I actually rented it thinking I'd get a good shot of the tower at some point....nope...it was a terrible flick.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #20982
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Thanks for showing us that crappy movie Who designed that cover ? Take a look at the title too, 20 years after. After what? After the bombs, after the plagues, after... you know, all that apocalyptic things...
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Old October 13th, 2009, 04:08 PM   #20983
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Crane has gone!
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Old October 13th, 2009, 04:10 PM   #20984
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I'm pirating it back off him at the moment.... ohhh arrhhhh.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #20985
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Why do you hate it all..?
Because that's what lame haters do
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Old October 13th, 2009, 04:40 PM   #20986
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Uh oh. I didn't do it, Imre's elsewhere on the forum and not posting pics, so I'm guessing he didn't do it...

Did anyone get any pictures of the last crane coming down? It was there at lunchtime, but gone by 5pm...
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Old October 13th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #20987
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I didnt, I was at the beach today , nice weather

yesterday night I saw nice green lights somewhere on the level 98 or 97, light test or just UFO's ?
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Old October 13th, 2009, 05:27 PM   #20988
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Its still on it G. But you are right as the orginial one has gone.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #20989
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Ok, I run up onto the roof just to make you decided to move from JLT to Downtown
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Old October 13th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #20990
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[IMG]http://i37.************/rgz0gx.jpg[/IMG]
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Note to self, "use a tripod at night"

Now uploading a youtube vid from here
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Old October 13th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #20991
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It's still there?

Oh man. How embarrassing! Should've gone to SpecSavers!
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Old October 13th, 2009, 06:20 PM   #20992
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NO, NO ... that's the recovery crane that was assembled yesterday (or the day before)
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Old October 13th, 2009, 07:33 PM   #20993
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did you guys hear that the next episode of the amazing race will have a leg in Dubai!!!
Some of the challanges include the indoor ski place and the mighty Burj Dubai! cant wait, its on sunday nights on cbs.
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did you guys hear that the next episode of the amazing race will have a leg in Dubai!!!
Some of the challanges include the indoor ski place and the mighty Burj Dubai! cant wait, its on sunday nights on cbs.
i was hoping they would go through Dubai and the UAE!!! Roadblock: wash 25 windows of the burj with ropes
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Those apartments are not in low levels? I asking because if we seen upper floors, there is a enouph, great progress in the interior...
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Old October 13th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #20996
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The 2nd pic is of the Observatory
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Can we know what levels are shown here ?

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The 2nd pic is of the Observatory
There's several shots here, but it is dark outside, that we can't see what level it is. One is just over a mech level, but which one - we can't tell.

Please ask 234 to tell us.

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Do they need so many lights on the Address ?

Do they need so many lights outside at the Address - can anyone sleep like that - and how much power is this using ?
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Elevator stats in perspective -

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scanned from the Altitude (Burj Dubai) magazine

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57 lifts altogether - includes the one in the Spa building, and about 6 or so in the Office Annex, as well as all the parking lifts underground in the tower.

Is there an up-to-date chart for all of these - how fast, what floors, etc.?

Also, anything to tell us more about the lights high up on the spire - it's those round fixtures seen in the first picture.

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Old October 14th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #21000
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There's several shots here, but it is dark outside, that we can't see what level it is. One is just over a mech level, but which one - we can't tell.

Please ask 234 to tell us.

Thank you
As I said, the 2nd pic is of the observatory level. You know, I live in Dubai too.
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