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Old January 3rd, 2008, 06:40 AM   #2561
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The Largest Fireworks in the History of the World in Dubai
We haven't seen any of those
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 06:49 AM   #2562
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Fireworks are fun , but the whole family was out at my sisters house and i had to stay in and give my sick kid brother chicken soup -_-

ow well , atleast i was able to attend the raid and kill two Hyjal bosses..
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 06:52 AM   #2563
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Haha... I was doing Zul'Aman...
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 10:18 AM   #2564
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We haven't seen any of those
it said 2008, so it will be on the 31st of December 2008, i guess!
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 10:24 AM   #2565
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That rainbow looked awesome. It looks like Dubai is the place to spend New Years.
Except that you can't get hammered.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 10:47 AM   #2566
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Except that you can't get hammered.
Really? I thought alcohol was legal in the UAE. Nothing makes partying better than good sex and alcohol.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 11:03 AM   #2567
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Nothing makes partying better than good sex and alcohol.
Infidel!
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 11:04 AM   #2568
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Keep this sort of language out of the Burj Dubai thread please, ok ?
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 12:21 PM   #2569
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[QUOTE=Milllos;17442968]WORLD SKYSCRAPERS – SUPERTALLS STRUCTURES 300 M+ (1000 ft. +)


300 meters is nothing special anymore, you should change it to 400 or 500 meters +
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 01:24 PM   #2570
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The Largest Fireworks in the History of the World in Dubai
Isn't it pretty dangerous to shoot fireworks in a very dry place? Fireworks produce plenty of burning debris..
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 03:41 PM   #2571
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Really? I thought alcohol was legal in the UAE.
It is.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 04:36 PM   #2572
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Isn't it pretty dangerous to shoot fireworks in a very dry place? Fireworks produce plenty of burning debris..
DRY place????? You wish....


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It is.
Legal but strictly regulated.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 05:27 PM   #2573
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Burj Dubai now towers 600m

The Burj Dubai now towers almost 600 metres above the emirate as it continues to solidify its position as the tallest structure in the world, developer Emaar Properties has announced.

Emaar said on Thursday the iconic mega-structure had reached 598.5 metres and 158 floors, over 90 metres higher than the world's tallest building, Taiwan's Taipei 101, and over 40 metres higher than the world's tallest free-standing structure, Toronto's CN Tower.

The only structure now left for the Burj to overtake is the KVLY/KTHI television mast in Blanchard, US, which measures 628.8 metres.

The Burj Dubai will not be officially recognised as the world's tallest structure until it is completed, which is expected before the end of 2008.

When completed, the tower will be the tallest building in the world in all four categories recognised by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which ranks buildings on the basis of spire height, the highest occupied floor, roof height and pinnacle height.

Construction of the building's concrete structure finished at around 585 metres and contractors are currently working on the steel structure on top and the spire.

The spire will be built from the inside of the building and raised up using a hydraulic pump - meaning that the height will be adjustable.

Emaar has remained tight lipped over the final height of the Burj, but it is rumoured to be between 700 and 1,000 metres.

Local media reports last year said the final height of the Burj would be 818 metres, citing architects drawings posted on the internet.

The Burj Dubai is to be the centrepiece of a city within a city, Downtown Burj Dubai. The development as a whole will include 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 6.2 acres of parkland, 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and a 30-acre man-made lake. The development will cost about $20 billion.

Emaar has partnered with South Korean construction firm Samsung Corporation and New York-based project manager Turner Construction on the project, which has been designed by Adrian Smith and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago.
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/50751...ers-600m?ln=en
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 05:35 PM   #2574
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03/January/2008

Burj Dubai, some pics from the Old Town and from the Old Town Island













I will post more pics of the Old Town Island soon.

Last edited by Imre; January 3rd, 2008 at 06:11 PM. Reason: 2008:)
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 05:43 PM   #2575
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???????????



why have they installed this framework? Which use will it have?
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 05:54 PM   #2576
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thats not frame work, that was the sign that said EMAAR on it
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 06:05 PM   #2577
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removed the Emaar logo, cladding will start there soon

more pics of the Dubai Mall

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...111556&page=21

The Old Town and The Old Town Island

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...136776&page=31
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 06:36 PM   #2578
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03/January/2008

Burj Dubai from the Boris Becker Business Tower



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Old January 3rd, 2008, 06:41 PM   #2579
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EMAAR Statement

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Old January 3rd, 2008, 06:51 PM   #2580
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