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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:09 AM   #23381
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the video is cool...but it would have been wiser to focus on the view and what we can actually see instead of dedicating half of the 3 minutes video to the face of this gentleman...
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:34 AM   #23382
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Good grief. Is there no pleasing some people?
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 11:48 AM   #23383
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Apparently there's no pleasing you gerald.d. You won't be convinced that that photo is real and not a photoshop. I don't see why you think it's a photoshop. Everything looks pretty normal to me.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 12:00 PM   #23384
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 12:08 PM   #23385
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Apparently there's no pleasing you gerald.d. You won't be convinced that that photo is real and not a photoshop. I don't see why you think it's a photoshop. Everything looks pretty normal to me.
The image has been significantly manipulated in Photoshop. The top half has had perspective correction applied in order to correct the appearance of the Lofts toppling over towards the center of the image. The bottom half however has not had the same correction applied. Hence, verticals in The Old Town Island are leaning towards the center of the image.

Things may well look perfectly normal to you, but they are far from it.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 12:13 PM   #23386
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 12:18 PM   #23387
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It looks better than a model on render
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 12:31 PM   #23388
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‘Vertical travel’ within Burj Dubai in the world’s highest elevators

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In what is described as the ‘intelligent elevator installation,’ Burj Dubai will have 57 elevators and eight escalators streamlining the travel needs of the residents and visitors to the tower. These elevators also mark the highest installation in any building.

The mixed-use Burj Dubai features 1,044 residential apartments including 144 Armani Residences and 160 ultra-luxury hotel rooms of Armani Hotel Dubai. The Corporate Suites comprise 49 floors. To move easily in this environment to spectacular heights, the elevators have been carefully placed to different zones.

Each elevator zone serves different audiences – from visitors to office workers, to hotel guests, to residents – maximising their efficiency as a result and saving time, by the use of a sky lobby system.

Burj Dubai office elevator renderingThe sky lobby is an intermediate floor where residents, guests, office staff will change from an express elevator to a local elevator, which stops at every floor within a certain segment of the building. Burj Dubai’s sky lobbies are located on level 43, 76 and 123 and will include a lounge area, a kiosk, amongst other amenities.

All elevators have been supplied and installed by global elevator leader Otis. No elevators are installed to travel all 160 floors of Burj Dubai. Instead, they are strategically grouped to align with the floor layout, offering passengers a direct express service to their destination by bypassing other floors.

The main service elevator, positioned in the central core of Burj Dubai, has the world’s highest elevator rise at 504 metres (1,654 ft) – more than the height of Taipei 101 in Taiwan (448 metres) and almost one-and-a-half times as high as Empire State Building in New York (381 metres). It travels at 9 metres per second, and also has the world’s longest travelling distance for an elevator. Another service lift in the spire, has the world’s highest landing at 636.9 metres.

The elegantly designed double-deck elevators with built-in light and entertainment features including LCD displays will exclusively serve visitors to At The Top, Burj Dubai, the world’s highest outdoor observation deck situated on level 124 of the tower as well as office users transferring at the sky lobby at level 123.

These double-deck units – used for the first time in the Middle East by Otis – are the highest rising double-deck elevators in the world and will travel at the speed of 10 metres per second. They have a capacity of 12 to 14 people per cab. Another highlight is the state-of-the-art circular observation elevator that serves three floors in the Armani Hotel restaurant area.

Unique to the elevators are 24 ‘green technology’ Gen2® machine-roomless elevators featuring flat polyurethane coated seat belts that reduce energy consumption by up to 50 per cent compared with conventional units. These energy-efficient Gen2 elevators do not require any additional lubrication, making them cleaner for the environment.

The elevators in Burj Dubai are indeed a celebration of sophisticated engineering. Passengers enter their chosen floor using keypads or interactive touch screens before entering the elevator. The system, after assessing the passenger requests, automatically assigns the passengers travelling to the same or nearby floors, thus reducing waiting time and travel time.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 12:54 PM   #23389
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The image has been significantly manipulated in Photoshop. The top half has had perspective correction applied in order to correct the appearance of the Lofts toppling over towards the center of the image. The bottom half however has not had the same correction applied. Hence, verticals in The Old Town Island are leaning towards the center of the image.

Things may well look perfectly normal to you, but they are far from it.
Gotta agree with gerald here, that image is most certainly photoshopped, most likely using the "warp" tool. Nevermind just the foreground being mis-aligned the towers in the background, behind the BD, have verticals going the opposite direction from the BD.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 01:14 PM   #23390
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02/January/2010

Burj Dubai, fireworks from the top of the spire

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Old January 2nd, 2010, 01:28 PM   #23391
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 01:29 PM   #23392
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Nice pic, but perspective isn't correct. Tower is much higher than it is in reality.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:00 PM   #23393
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may of already been asked, but is it possible to watch the opening of BD on the internet/ UK TV?
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:11 PM   #23394
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imres vid on gizmodo now
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:16 PM   #23395
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Gotta agree with gerald here, that image is most certainly photoshopped, most likely using the "warp" tool. Nevermind just the foreground being mis-aligned the towers in the background, behind the BD, have verticals going the opposite direction from the BD.

Ohhh I see what you mean now. I wasn't sure what gerald was referring to, but now I see it. Indeed, the towers in the background are not on the same axis as the Burj...
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:24 PM   #23396
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Is this Bin Ladin Group somehow related to Osama bin Laden? Or is it just a name like "Smith" in the western world?
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:48 PM   #23397
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Is this Bin Ladin Group somehow related to Osama bin Laden?
It's his family. I thought that was common knowledge.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:52 PM   #23398
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Is this Bin Ladin Group somehow related to Osama bin Laden? Or is it just a name like "Smith" in the western world?
LOL are you serious ? It is company of Osama bin Laden and Adolph Hitler.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 02:53 PM   #23399
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Same family. Owned by his parents I believe.
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Old January 2nd, 2010, 03:13 PM   #23400
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The Dubai Fountain adds Inshed An Aldar – a brand new song for Burj Dubai inauguration day

Dubai, UAE; January 2, 2010: The Dubai Fountain will perform to a brand new song written especially for the inauguration of Burj Dubai on January 4, 2010.

The inauguration of the world’s tallest building developed by Emaar Properties marks the fourth anniversary of the Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the Ruler of Dubai.

The uplifting song Inshed An Aldar (Ask about home) is the second Emirati composition to be added to the hugely popular repertoire of The Dubai Fountain, which attracts thousands of visitors to the Waterfront Promenade of The Dubai Mall each evening.

The fountain currently performs to nine songs including ‘Sama Dubai,’ a tribute to the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed.

The new song is inspired by the festive spirit of dancing and happiness, and reflects the UAE’s proud musical traditions. The water patterns of The Dubai Fountain, described as the world’s tallest ‘performing fountain’, have been carefully choreographed to capture the nuances of Inshed An Aldar.

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