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Old May 23rd, 2011, 01:11 AM   #29341
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Of course, though there are more then one path from and into the DXB
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 01:28 AM   #29342
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This is no doubt a phenomenal modern day's wonder. Skyrocketing building,impressive design and grand structure. Our ancestors will die again with awe if they have a chance to come and see it today.
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 01:33 AM   #29343
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Is it from DXB flight path?
I took this pic shortly after take-off from DXB. The runway goes toward the coast and the desert and, depending on the wind direction, the airplanes take off or land either way. You can never be sure wether you will get to see the skyline as you have to be lucky with the side for which you've booked a seat

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Old May 23rd, 2011, 06:47 AM   #29344
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Emaar hikes Burj Khalifa service charges by up to 7% for 2011
Residential unit owners will now pay Dh55 per sqft, while Armani owners need to shell out Dh83.71 per sqft
Parag Deulgaonkar

Emaar Properties, the developer’s of Burj Khalifa, has increased service charge for residential, office and Armani units by between four and seven per cent for 2011 compared to last year, 'Emirates24|7' can reveal.

http://www.emirates247.com/property/...05-23-1.396092
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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:07 PM   #29345
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My best photo of the Burj:

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Old May 25th, 2011, 02:40 PM   #29346
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Damn, this thing is huge. I wonder when the next tower to beat up this monster will be ready....
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Old May 25th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #29347
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Old May 25th, 2011, 09:13 PM   #29348
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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:03 AM   #29349
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What the hell were you non-ape doing in Dubai?
Stopping over for a couple of days en route to Indonesia. Why so surprised? I've been there twice before...
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Old May 26th, 2011, 03:52 AM   #29350
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Damn, this thing is huge. I wonder when the next tower to beat up this monster will be ready....
Hi El.

A taller project will surely have near 10 years of construction time - perhaps 7 to top out.

There are a few proposals out there that are taller - some of which are approved supposedly. The best candidate appears to be the Kingdom Tower at somewhere over a km. ( NOT a mile as is widely reported IMO) that seems to be still early in the the planning phase. Probably a few years away from construction (perhaps sooner ...).

So the BK will remain the WTS for at least a decade.
I think it may be closer to two though.


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Old May 26th, 2011, 09:20 AM   #29351
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Stopping over for a couple of days en route to Indonesia. Why so surprised? I've been there twice before...
Because you've never been a fan, as to speak.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 11:21 AM   #29352
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Burj Khalifa joins Lego league

By StaffPublished Thursday, May 26, 2011


A Lego model of Burj Khalifa was unveiled on Wednesday and is up for sale exclusively at the ‘AT The Top’ store in the world’s tallest building.

The 2.7 metre model is part of the prestigious Lego Architecture Series and would be on display at the Star Atrium in The ubai Mall until May 29, 2011. A global launch of the model is planned for later.

Built using 141,971 special unglued Lego bricks and designed by Adam Reed Tucker, a renowned architect and one of the 13 Lego-certified professionals, the Lego Architecture Series of Burj Khalifa celebrates the extraordinary union of art, engineering, and meticulous craftsmanship that defines the world’s tallest building.

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Old May 26th, 2011, 11:26 AM   #29353
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Old May 26th, 2011, 12:26 PM   #29354
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Because you've never been a fan, as to speak.
But I'm not anti-Dubai either. Indeed I rarely comment on it. Are you sure you're not mixing me up with someone else? When I have commented, I've had both positive and negative things to say. Indeed on several occasions I've defended Dubai from criticism that I thought was unfair or excessive.

However some criticisms are justified. Dubai has severe limitations as a city, especially its lack of culture, history, and nice streets/public spaces. There's an unpleasant racial pecking order in Dubai. South Asian workers are exploited badly (lied to about pay, passports confiscated so they can't leave, dire living conditions, etc), and many building contractors have not been paid since the crash. I don't think Dubai has the transparent regulation and rule of law to succeed as a global financial centre. And I must be honest, I have no desire to live there. There aren't enough females for starters. The summer climate is intolerably hot. I don't want to stay in air-conditioning the whole time! There's no natural greenery. Planning does not cater for pedestrians. Many of the new buildings are ugly. I find the lack of human rights and sexual/cultural freedoms unattractive. So I stand by my various criticisms of Dubai.

However I'm not blind to its charms. Dubai is exciting with all the swanky new hotels, malls, 'rapers, and other developments (even if it has slowed down somewhat of late). The musical fountains between the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa are amazing! Dubai has an interesting mix of cultures. Dining and shopping are good too, and there are tons of good places to go out and party. Above all I find Dubai fascinating as an experiment in low-tax laissez faire economics, attracting foreign investment, planning for a post-oil future, and as an audacious gamble in "build it and they'll come". I admire the ambition and savvy of its leaders, and in many ways I see Dubai as a positive role model for the Middle East.

I hope that clarifies what I actually think of Dubai. It has plenty of shortcomings, some of which are important, but it's certainly not a dull place, and I recommend people to drop by for a couple of days.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 02:45 PM   #29355
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Old May 26th, 2011, 03:10 PM   #29356
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i like the lego birj khalifa better than the actual one!
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Old May 26th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #29357
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Old May 26th, 2011, 06:13 PM   #29358
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This building reminds me of the ones from Star Wars, or SG:Atlantis ... I wish more of these would be build
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Old May 26th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #29359
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Is that the lego kit?

It's shit.

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Old May 26th, 2011, 11:18 PM   #29360
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Looks more like a desk adornment than the huge and enterntaining scale model I thought it was.
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