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Old November 26th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #22261
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we have to recognize that dubai is in a financial crisis

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Old November 26th, 2009, 11:25 PM   #22262
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Will they stop construction of the BD?
They will finish the Burj soon
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Old November 26th, 2009, 11:40 PM   #22263
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26/November/2009

Burj Dubai

finally some ariel pics of Burj Dubai and Dubai

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Old November 27th, 2009, 12:41 AM   #22264
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Burj Dubai

finally some ariel pics of Burj Dubai and Dubai
Very nice aerial pictures.
Do you have one that shows the whole Dubai?
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Old November 27th, 2009, 12:59 AM   #22265
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The State of Dubaï has filed for bankruptcy.

It means Dubaï has financed dozens of super-towers doomed to stay empty and the taxpayers will pay the cost. I am not surprised at all. At the opposite it was widely expected. Most towers are hideous, and located in the desert far away from cities that rule the world of economics: NYC, London, HK, Paris, Shangaï, etc.

It does not work that way all around the world: a business case, an economic rationale, is required before starting construction. Private money finances most projets. This is the reason we avoid the construction of towers with no demand.

Sad but true. I hope the best for Dubaï.
State of Dubai is not bankrupt. A sovereign nation cannot go bankrupt.
They can default on some loans. Like Chile did. But, that is not bankruptcy.
In 1998, Russia was considered Bankrupt. Today Russia has hundreds of billions of US Dollars in foreign currency reserve.

Taxpayes will pay the cost?
what tax payers? This is not America man.
Dubai has no taxes. (BTW, if they had taxes, they would not be in this situation now.) The whole country runs on the revenue from oil exports.

In Dubai, Towers have demand. Almost all the towers are pre-sold. There was a severe shortage of housing and hotel spaces in Dubai.
The skyscrapers are filling tht demand. Dubai is supposed to get another 150000 hotel rooms, I read somewhere.

Logic behind skyscrapers is not scarcity of land either.
In NY all towers are clustered into one small area, even though America has huge stock of land. That is how cities are.

You are jumping to all sorts of conclusions here. Take it easy, man.

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Old November 27th, 2009, 01:46 AM   #22266
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Sovereign nations cannot defy basic principles of economics either; not for very long, anyway. There is an economic rationale behind skyscrapers: High demand coupled with a scarcity of real estate. The "scarcity of real estate" part of the equation appears to be lacking in Dubai, judging from the aerial pics.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 02:58 AM   #22267
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26/November/2009

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Old November 27th, 2009, 03:12 AM   #22268
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Very good aerials Imre.
Compared to the models displayed the BD downtown has very few skyscrapers. I hope these missing towers won't be for ever holes in the ground.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:16 AM   #22269
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WOW great aereal pics, entire set looks good, the burj has an effect as i was silver
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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:27 AM   #22270
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Very good aerials Imre.
Compared to the models displayed the BD downtown has very few skyscrapers. I hope these missing towers won't be for ever holes in the ground.
agreed! wasn't there a white colored one that was modeled to be taller than the Adress Hotel?
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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:32 AM   #22271
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imre, our restless reporter on the scene, this pic there just gave me a whole new perspective on the city, gorgangiumly awesome
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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:35 AM   #22272
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Dubai will really look great when they finally get some green in there.
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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:40 AM   #22273
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stock market crash im guessing?
oh... lol the recession... duhhhhh
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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:54 AM   #22274
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Hi all.

Hi Slugbelch.

How the hell are ya man ?
Never see you on the forums anymore - been busy ?
No need to try and get me to Dubai. Between a day job I had to take and trying to run my business at night and on the weekends I have no time. The business is winding down slowly though. Appreciate the thought bud - I will expect mucho pics and info when you go.
Don't be a stranger to the forums.

Hi Imre.

Nice aerial update. I see the landscaping is looking quite green in some of those shots - looking good. BD pics almost daily again - reminds me of old times.

Hi OTR.

Thanks for the "garbage" reply.
Nice night shots - and nice toy ...



As for Dubai's ecomomic woes ...
I'm sure glad the mighty Burj began construction no later than it did. I do hope the holes all around it don't stay that way for too long.

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Old November 27th, 2009, 04:59 AM   #22275
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Agreed majorly!!!
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Old November 27th, 2009, 05:52 AM   #22276
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Old November 27th, 2009, 06:03 AM   #22277
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i like how the last one has clowds below the top lolz
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Old November 27th, 2009, 06:28 AM   #22278
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Yeah, that's pretty cool huh coin..lol

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Old November 27th, 2009, 06:39 AM   #22279
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Anyone we know take these...
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Old November 27th, 2009, 07:25 AM   #22280
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