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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:54 PM   #24001
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Tens of thousands gathered together at Downtown Burj Dubai to witness the modern history event, the inauguration of Burj Dubai or as it was renamed Burj Khalifa. http://www.dubaichronicle.com/news/c...guration-19008
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:54 PM   #24002
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We all know that Abu Dhabi helped Dubai, but to rename a landmark of the last 5years at the last minute is sickening. Fine, build Khalifa Tower but dont just rename an international landmark the day of opening.

This rename is a bad joke.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:56 PM   #24003
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BTW, my pictures came out mostly crap
jinxed by khalifa tower ;(
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #24004
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Sheikh Mo didn't look happy at all.....and I am not happy too with this recent development......let's start an online petition.......
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #24005
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yes, i think we all are dissappointet by what happened hours ago.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #24006
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I am deeply dissapointent by the opening ceremony. It wasnt nowhere near what i have expected and the name changing is the worst thing Emaar has done to this building. But back to the ceremony, i have expected something really big a firework on the whole coast of Dubai and in the whole Burj "Khalifa" Dubai downtown area, much longer and something really special, like an extra spire jack and the height projected onto the building instead on a screen.
but even then people would be complaining. Why is dubai spending millions on a celebration when they are in so much debt?

i think the ceremony was the prefect size to celebrate a huge accomplishment yet modest enough not to seen ignorant of their situation.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 09:59 PM   #24007
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:00 PM   #24008
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This is just it,,,

UAE goverment has already sold this to many buyers. Emaar has said they sold out the majority.

The press will have a field day with this and laugh at the UAE.

Its a bit like a bug Dunce Cap being added to the top.

mood...234sale is not happy and no longer a burj fan
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:01 PM   #24009
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And what about the Opus book, I'm sure it was already printed and made. So that will be published as 'burj dubai'?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:02 PM   #24010
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What some people dont understand is that the name change was not to make the building sound better was was instead a statement that Abu Dhabi is actually in control. They chose to do it tonight because the whole world was watching and to get maximum coverage.

In my opinion it is so sad, but i still think hat it will continue to be called Burj Dubai here in dubai.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #24011
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At least I think Burj Khalifa sounds less self-celebrating than Burj Dubai. And also Burj Dubai (if I am not wrong it just means Dubai Tower) is also a bit boring. I welcome the renaming of the tower.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #24012
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Awesome tower, great lighting at night, shame on rename :/, nobody cares about some rich king, it's like those faces of rich people you can see in many places in arab countries, tasteless.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #24013
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What some people dont understand is that the name change was not to make the building sound better was was instead a statement that Abu Dhabi is actually in control. They chose to do it tonight because the whole world was watching and to get maximum coverage.

In my opinion it is so sad, but i still think hat it will continue to be called Burj Dubai here in dubai.
Because international the UAE will look like a joke. I am actually get more angry about the name change every minute.

I feel cheated....
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #24014
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Because international the UAE will look like a joke. I am actually get more angry about the name change every minute.

I feel cheated....
Nonsense. Would you like the tallest building of New York being called New York City Tower, Frankfurt has Frankfurt Tower, Paris has Paris Tower, etc... Would be somewhat boring and very pathetic and banal.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #24015
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Nice to see Imre's photos and videos all over the national news in the UK.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:08 PM   #24016
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http://www.burjkhalifa.com/

Seems to be bit by bit online......

burjdubai.com crashed....

No way back I'm affraid
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:09 PM   #24017
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Nonsense. Would you like the tallest building of New York being called New York City Tower, Frankfurt has Frankfurt Tower, Paris has Paris Tower, etc... Would be somewhat boring and very pathetic and banal.
I think you don't get the point what 234 means and don't understand WHY it was renamed!!!!!!!!!!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:09 PM   #24018
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Congratulations from Brazil !!! No matter the name, it´s a great achievement for mankind !
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It's like renaming the Sears Tower to Willis Tower. Also a stupid and dumb decision.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 10:10 PM   #24020
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Because international the UAE will look like a joke. I am actually get more angry about the name change every minute.

I feel cheated....

25 billions of USD - the price of the name ; )
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