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Old April 5th, 2010, 04:56 PM   #26381
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10 gigapixel panorama is now half way through uploading. It's taking a while because there are over 200,000 separate images to load up.

Sadly, there are significant stitching errors in it, but I want to load it up anyway to demonstrate to GigaPan the problem.

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Old April 5th, 2010, 05:00 PM   #26382
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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:07 PM   #26383
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Number 10 of the new disclaimer list: in few words photos are not allowed there?
truly? I didn't know that
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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #26384
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Dubai's Armani Hotel at the Burj Khalifa Will Try to Open April 21

April 5, 2010 at 2:04 PM

On March 18, the world's first Armani Hotel in Dubai's Burj Khalifa tower did not open as planned. Instead, like with every ambitious hotel and construction project that suffers from its own hype, it was delayed for a later spring opening. And now we finally have a date...we hope.

The Chicago Tribune's Cityscapes blog discovers that Emaar Properties—the folks behind the tower—are now planning for an April 21 opening of the five-star hotel, whose 160 rooms take up ten stories of the tower's lower section.

If you want to see the sights from the very top at their 124th-story observation deck, it would be wise to make secondary plans. The observation deck closed just after opening in January when electrical problems trapped visitors in an elevator. Although the observation deck has just reopened, who knows how long that'll be the case.

Also buried in the Tribune story is an interesting bit: "Smith [the lead designer of the tower] now has his own firm, which reportedly has won a competition to design an even taller tower--at least one kilometer high--in Saudi Arabia." Won't that be fun.

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Old April 6th, 2010, 12:01 AM   #26385
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WOW, these Cityscapes blog people are really inquisitive and able to discover new things out
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Old April 6th, 2010, 12:25 AM   #26386
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No arab in the pics
I would say that this pic is from NY or Chicago.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 01:48 AM   #26387
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WOW, these Cityscapes blog people are really inquisitive and able to discover new things out
LOL Sure hope they'll let us know about the opening on the 23th 'cause I'd really hate to miss that!

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Old April 6th, 2010, 03:22 AM   #26388
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9.99 gigapixels -

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Old April 6th, 2010, 04:32 AM   #26389
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what a nice panorama at there...
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Old April 6th, 2010, 06:25 AM   #26390
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I love all of the new photos...I can't recall if I posted this photos...please visit my flickr page for more

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Old April 6th, 2010, 06:28 AM   #26391
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Wow great photos everyone!

Sorry if this has been said, but when is the landscaping expected to finish?
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Old April 6th, 2010, 10:53 AM   #26392
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LOL Sure hope they'll let us know about the opening on the 23th 'cause I'd really hate to miss that!

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great news about the re-open but we can`t book online at present.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 01:18 PM   #26393
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What happened with BD shape ?
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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:57 PM   #26394
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What happened with BD shape ?
Stitching software seems to struggle with the tops of buildings. I'm hoping they'll look into it, because at the moment, I don't have the time to fix it manually.

(Having said that, it should be said that the GigaPan stitching software does a remarkable job considering the time it takes - the software I used previously, PTGui Pro, would probably take over a month to stitch that.)
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Old April 6th, 2010, 03:35 PM   #26395
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I found a broken window in the giga picture. AWESOME!
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Old April 6th, 2010, 05:15 PM   #26396
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I found a broken window in the giga picture. AWESOME!
Sign up and take a snapshot then!
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Old April 6th, 2010, 05:38 PM   #26397
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The plastic ones are free,
thanks but i mean this one:
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Old April 6th, 2010, 05:46 PM   #26398
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I will find out for you at the weekend, I'm suprised Imre hasn't opened an online shop on his athetop.com

Just put 100% mark up on it and cha-ching.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 07:20 PM   #26399
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Old April 6th, 2010, 07:25 PM   #26400
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