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Old February 3rd, 2010, 02:29 AM   #25361
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Does anyone happen to know the FAA's height restriction in Miami, Florida? Would Miapolis be too tall to build in Miami? I'm scared. Someday I would like to build a 250 story tower in Miami, how scary.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 04:47 AM   #25362
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Does anyone happen to know the FAA's height restriction in Miami, Florida? Would Miapolis be too tall to build in Miami? I'm scared. Someday I would like to build a 250 story tower in Miami, how scary.
Nyzo this thread is about Burj Khalifa. We appreciate your interest, but maybe you could pose this question in the North American Skyscrapers Forum > Metropolis & States > Miami.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/forumdisplay.php?f=513

As far as Miapolis. It is only a vision and probably it will never be built.

Now back to Burj Khalifa...
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 06:46 AM   #25363
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Hi all.

Good news PG.
Looks like we are still on track for the March 18 hotel opening. Armani's first venture into hospitality - what a place to start.
Hopefully we will hear from our 2 fellow forummers who were waiting for their Feb. Armani residence handovers. IIRC they were both later in Feb.

On another note this has been a good day ...

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Old February 3rd, 2010, 07:59 AM   #25364
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bravo dubai! congrats on the tower. ive been watching for years and it is absolutely amazing to see it finished.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 08:45 AM   #25365
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Posted without comment from the editorial of the Daily Star, a leading English language newspaper in Bangladesh:

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DUBAI'S 100-storey Burj Khalifa stands as the word's tallest bulding, with the world's highest swimming pool and perhaps also the world's highest mosque. Amidst the fanfare, the legendary tower has finally been thrown open, with its majestic doors accessible to the public. Its golf course alone will require over four million gallons of water a day.

The prototype was the design and vision of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Sky City, which was to be built in Chicago. However, it was never realised due to lack of funds and labour. Neither of those were seemingly a problem in the construction of Burj which employed thousands of labourers from Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh for several years for its construction.

According to reports, the vast majority of these workers have never been to the top of the building they spent years constructing. But not being able to see the view from the top is hardly the biggest problem faced by those who constructed the Burj; there are allegations that many of them died during the construction.

Records kept by the Indian mission for only one year showed that nearly 1,000 Indian workers had died in total, and more than 60 of them during accidents at the site. The Pakistanis and Bangladeshi missions don't keep such records, because they are deterred by the criticisms of the UAE authority. Based on rough estimates, the total number of workers killed in such construction projects is believed to be well into the thousands. But who cares!

Days after the opening of the Burj, recently renamed in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of UAE, a UAE court absolved the president's brother for beating and torturing an Afghan grain merchant -- an event that was videotaped.

Sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al Nahyan was recorded brutally thrashing the man, stuffing sand into his month, burning his private parts with cigarettes, and beating him with a nailed board. The video, which is available on the internet, shows the sheikh literally pouring salt on the merchant's bloody wounds.

The court that heard the case acquitted the sheikh on the grounds that he had been under the influence of drugs. Put simply, despite inconvertible recorded evidence, the sheikh was simply too powerful to be brought to task for hurting a man who was in the emirate scheme of things little more than a slave.

The inauguration of the tower and the acquittal of the sheikh is a lurid juxtaposition of the hypocrisy, gluttony and crude injustice that lies beneath a glitzy facade. None of the glamour in the emirates is indigenous. The architecture is American, the designers European, and the labourers South Asians.

Only 10 percent of the population is indigenous and actually has some say in how the emirates are run. The next who matter a bit are either the labourers or the educated middle-class from Pakistan. Bangladesh, and India, who are only too happy to swallow their pride and meekly accept second-class status as gratitude for employment. The slave-like labourers languish in camps hapless and helpless at the hands of employment companies.

In the meantime, the lurid contrast of limitless wealth and gluttonous consumption is seemingly lost on middle-class expatriates. The experts, bankers, doctors, and engineers with work permits, who escape the dim prospects in their own countries, unquestioningly consume the capital without ever contesting the injustice of its political solvency. They wander in the malls, stare in veneration at the towers and flaunt their designer trinkets without thought.

Never once do they ask what bias of justice allows a government to pay people different amounts of money based on their nationality. Nor do they wonder at the justification for a virtual labour camp, where workers toil for 18 hours a day and are not paid for months -- a condition that would result in protest in any part of the developed world.

Similarly the tourists from around the world visiting the emirates happily delight themselves with the fireworks, beaches and now the tallest tower, without taking a moment to question the inequity that fuels them or the injustice that makes it possible.

Unless those who make up the expatriate labour force of the emirates are allowed a voice, their progress will continue to be a product of exploitation of poverty. Indeed if the world is revolted by reports of torture in Guantanamo, it must then also demand accountability for the rulers of the emirates without being duped by the luxurious facade of their towers.

Brig ( retd) Hafiz is former DG of BIISS.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 08:57 AM   #25366
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The cracking of the Dubai facade in getting worse.
Dubai could have been something, but it's just like the rest of the MENA...

To bad.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 10:19 AM   #25367
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Wow ... the first time no question asked for which answers were just a few pages back.

To bad you're beating a dead horse here (as is the full of incorrect "facts" article writer)
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 10:20 AM   #25368
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Hi all.

Good news PG.
Looks like we are still on track for the March 18 hotel opening. Armani's first venture into hospitality - what a place to start.
Hopefully we will hear from our 2 fellow forummers who were waiting for their Feb. Armani residence handovers. IIRC they were both later in Feb.

On another note this has been a good day ...

Booking does not work yet.

Breakfast though at AED 132 not bad!
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 10:22 AM   #25369
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The cracking of the Dubai facade in getting worse.
Dubai could have been something, but it's just like the rest of the MENA...

To bad.
Try removing the oversized specs Mr 1772.

Maybe thats what is cracked or it could be the organic matter looking through them, or the link to the data collector immediatly below the skull.

Just a thought
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 10:22 AM   #25370
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Booking does not work yet.

Breakfast though at AED 132 not bad!
Is that on top of the AED 6,000 room rate?
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 10:32 AM   #25371
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Beat the Burj Kalifa:


http://www.crazyindubai.com
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 11:11 AM   #25372
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lucky you spotted that other wise we would have thought that 900 metre Hamster was real
It doesn't mean the hamster is fake, it means the balding guys have been added.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 11:18 AM   #25373
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Thanks for the info
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 12:17 PM   #25374
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Is that on top of the AED 6,000 room rate?


7 night prices from £2185 per person in an Armani Classic Room, including breakfast, flights with British Airways and private car transfers.

http://www.elegantresorts.co.uk/armani-hotel-dubai/p


Also this has been mentioned before but The residences are still valued at about 3,500 dhs per square foot compared with the launch price of about 2,000 dhs if I remember correctly.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 12:59 PM   #25375
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Burj Khalifa was on life after people last night they said it would collapse in 250 years after people, from a wind storm
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 01:05 PM   #25376
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Burj Khalifa was on life after people last night they said it would collapse in 250 years after people, from a wind storm
What?
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What?
It was featured on the tv series life after people and it collapsed 250 years without people
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 02:59 PM   #25378
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I know these series. It was BBC correct? I didn't know they added the Burj Khalifa to the mix.

For 250 years without maintenance, most buildings would collapse.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 03:39 PM   #25379
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Booking does not work yet.

Breakfast though at AED 132 not bad!
One egg, One piece of bread, One slice of turkey ham = 132 AED ouch
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