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Old March 14th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #26121
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It's one of those "contests" where whoever gets the most hits on their link wins.

On topic... I think the building is rather ugly myself. Dubai is being far too ambitious with their projects. They've got some fantastic designs already completed and proposed but there's only so much money they can dump into all this construction. It'll be interesting to see what happens now that Dubai is experiencing some financial problems.
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Old March 14th, 2010, 11:36 PM   #26122
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height is now oficial.



http://www.ctbuh.org/NewsMedia/PR_10...S/Default.aspx

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Old March 15th, 2010, 01:42 AM   #26123
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You mean people stopped buying Golfs and Polos after VW AG introduced the Bugatti Veyron?
I've got a Golf.... Less superficial please.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 12:50 PM   #26124
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I've got a Golf.... Less superficial please.
A Bugatti a German car..........................but the Germans cant build decent cars..................over to you Altin.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #26125
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I have some issues with that diagram Antovador posted above. Can someone explain why the Chrysler building is measured to the top of the spire, but the ESB is not, then the 1WTC and Sears buildings are not, then the Petronas, 101 and BK are?
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Old March 15th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #26126
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Because that so called "spire" that's on the Esb, is not a spire. it's an antenna. and with the CTBUH criteria rules, attenna's do not count, and spires do.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 05:05 PM   #26127
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Old March 15th, 2010, 07:20 PM   #26128
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You need to take more photo's.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 09:44 PM   #26129
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A Bugatti a German car..........................but the Germans cant build decent cars..................over to you Altin.
Well... technically, Bugatti is French.

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Old March 15th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #26130
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I've got a Golf.... Less superficial please.
And I've been driving Passats for the last 8 years ...

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A Bugatti a German car .......................... but the Germans cant build decent cars .................. over to you Altin.
Dude, you're welcomed to bring your American "muscle" car over for a humiliating race. Gerald can document it and for a change wouldn't have a problem of sharing the materials.

... Oh, and do you know that your car was actually "engineered" by ze Germans and is build on a thrown away German platform from mid-90s?


But I agree that Burj Dubai ... or Khalifa if you will, proved that they suck (aka fail) at making curtain walls for the World's tallest tower.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 10:28 PM   #26131
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So Altin Jaguar (British) V Passat (German)
Venue: BK Boulevard anti clockwise starting at the front gate of the BK. finish at The Mall car park next to Waitrose

What time
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Old March 15th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #26132
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But yours has 2 more cylinders. However mine is 40% cheapper then your TATA ... I win!

So what souvenir from Burj Khalifa's 'At The Top' gift shop do I get?
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Old March 16th, 2010, 04:26 AM   #26133
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nice photo anyway
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Old March 16th, 2010, 04:50 AM   #26134
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I have some issues with that diagram Antovador posted above. Can someone explain why the Chrysler building is measured to the top of the spire, but the ESB is not, then the 1WTC and Sears buildings are not, then the Petronas, 101 and BK are?
look again it is measured to the esb's spire its just that the spire on the esb also has a radio antennae on top of it.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 05:07 AM   #26135
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Old March 16th, 2010, 05:10 AM   #26136
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Old March 16th, 2010, 05:19 AM   #26137
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wow great shot

from the island in the lake would be the ideal place for a picnic
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Old March 16th, 2010, 05:22 AM   #26138
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And I've been driving Passats for the last 8 years ...



Dude, you're welcomed to bring your American "muscle" car over for a humiliating race. Gerald can document it and for a change wouldn't have a problem of sharing the materials.

... Oh, and do you know that your car was actually "engineered" by ze Germans and is build on a thrown away German platform from mid-90s?


But I agree that Burj Dubai ... or Khalifa if you will, proved that they suck (aka fail) at making curtain walls for the World's tallest tower.
Wait, did I miss something here? How does the cladding on the Burj Khalifa suck?
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Old March 16th, 2010, 06:56 AM   #26139
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[IMG]http://i43.************/ih1j4x.jpg[/IMG]

Tried that angel also..
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Old March 16th, 2010, 01:12 PM   #26140
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Hi Sale, but did you get as flat as me on the grass?
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