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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #24061
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:17 PM   #24062
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it's so bad to rename the tower.
very bad habit to name a symbol after a person.

I WILL ALWAYS SAY BURJ DUBAI
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:22 PM   #24063
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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.
Would you like them to be called: Obama, Merkel and Sarkozy Towers instead
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:32 PM   #24064
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I would also like to express my disappointment at the renaming. Burj Dubai is like a brand, and instantly recognisable throughout the world. Now if you say Burj Khalifa, most people will be like "where the f*ck is that?"
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:32 PM   #24065
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BURJ DUBAI

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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:33 PM   #24066
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Would you like them to be called: Obama, Merkel and Sarkozy Towers instead
A Merkel Tower would be truly awesome!



Try to imagine that design!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #24067
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Obama Tower would rule!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:36 PM   #24068
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #24069
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Congrats to Dubai, what a day!
And thanks to all who have covered this event of the year on SSC. Amazing pics!

The combination between "fireworks" and "skyscraper" suddenly made me recall last Chinese New Years Day in Bejing, when Kohlhaas' TVCC burnt due to fireworks... but of course Burj Khalifa is fully clad, fire proof and safe, so the fireworks couldn't cause any damage to the building. Would've been awfully stupid, if the firework had messed up parts of this great tower...

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this opens the door for another name change ‘Al Burj’ to ‘Burj Dubai’
Better not... this would cause lots of misconceptions. For a second I thought about "the tower formarly known as Burj Dubai" as compromise, but "Ttfkabd" is even worse than once "Tafkap" for Prince.

The label "completed" on the thread title surprised me a bit, too... so the inside work yet to be done and the soft opening period for Burj Khalifa don't matter.

After all, BD... pardon: BK... is my favorite World's Tallest now - the NYC classics Met Life Tower, Woolworth Building and Chrysler Building are gems, but can only compete by design in some degree. And size matters, too
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:38 PM   #24070
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #24071
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:50 PM   #24072
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I mean Khalifa??? Are they ******* serious? I am really mad. The ceremony was fine apart for having to stand up for 6 hours and not being able view it from the Burj Dubai Park Island as they werent letting people in (they let some people without VIP then closed the door). I have mixed feelings. The change of name is ridiculous! Burj Khalifa?? Thats like renaming AK-47 into AK-BinLaden. Nobody cares about Khalifa. As a matter of fact I am happy he is even able to board a plane in the first place. I am sorry just have to get my frustration out becuase I am sick of Abu Dhabi and this BS!

Burj Dubai is Burj Dubai and I don't care about Khalifa! Why didn't they name it Burj Zayed... the real great man who created this country... the stupidest move since the Sears Tower's name change and Fox News's slogan "Fair and Balanced" (they are unfair and biast)!

In Conclusion the show was OK and the rest was a disaster!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:53 PM   #24073
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Awesome opening, great pics everyone. Been waiting for this day for a while.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #24074
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Don't like the name
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Old January 4th, 2010, 11:59 PM   #24075
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Thanks for all the incredible pictures! What an opening! Dubai rocks!
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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:01 AM   #24076
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Why was the name of the tower even changed to Burj Khalifa, anyway? Socialist Khalifa. Ought to be such sleazebags to rename the tower.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:02 AM   #24077
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what an amazing openning, the fireworks were insane, too good.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:03 AM   #24078
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awesome tower !!

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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:04 AM   #24079
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Why was the name of the tower even changed to Burj Khalifa, anyway? Socialist Khalifa. Ought to be such sleazebags to rename the tower.
So that the world will know that Abu Dhabi > Dubai
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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:05 AM   #24080
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828m hey? thats close to what we have had past few years. its a great number.
just over 2715ft.incredible. not sure if i like new name but will get used to it i suppose.
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