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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:28 PM   #29581
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The other pic was taken in Sunrise
Yes you are right. I did'nt realise that the sun's rays / ullimination of the horison is not present.. and of course the reflection on the BK.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 04:19 PM   #29582
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Thats a brilliant pic.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 07:18 PM   #29583
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The Burj Khalifa seen at sunrise from the grounds of the UAE's second largest mosque in Al Safa. The Al Farook mosque is due to be completed by the end of July.


Minarets of the under construction Farooq Mosque during the sunrise in Al Safa area in Dubai. The Dubai skyline can be seen on the left side.
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And for interest, a picture of the mosque, courtesy of me
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Old July 11th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #29584
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I cannot believe how this amazing supertall could have lost i supertalls world cup :/
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Old July 12th, 2011, 04:51 AM   #29585
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Hi all.

Hi Sing.

It's a miscarriage of justice !!!!!

It's a travesty !!!

What in tarhooty !!!



Ah well - shit happens ..............


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Old July 12th, 2011, 07:39 AM   #29586
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Sarah Palin for President,,, YE-HAAAAAAAAAA.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 12:29 PM   #29587
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Hi all.

Hi Sing.

It's a miscarriage of justice !!!!!

It's a travesty !!!

What in tarhooty !!!



Ah well - shit happens ..............


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It was little surprise... i was expecting and many others here to see Burj Khalifa in the finals of supertalls world cup. Anyway...
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Old July 12th, 2011, 12:39 PM   #29588
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It was little surprise... i was expecting and many others here to see Burj Khalifa in the finals of supertalls world cup. Anyway...
ألي ما يطول العنب حامضا عنه يقول

which is a saying we have in the UAE translation "Those who cannot reach the sweet grapes , accuse it of being sour"
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Old July 12th, 2011, 04:52 PM   #29589
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Old July 12th, 2011, 05:41 PM   #29590
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cant wait for this building to be completed! awesome!
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Old July 13th, 2011, 05:29 AM   #29591
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cant wait for this building to be completed! awesome!
Its completed

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Old July 13th, 2011, 06:38 AM   #29592
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Old July 13th, 2011, 08:13 AM   #29593
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But not as of Etisalat, so check it from home.
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or du,, I can see..
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just imagine the address has a similar size to chrysler building. and something of that size kicked burj out, seriously? seems like a joke to me
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Remember, in the end it seemed to boil down to city vs city, or country vs country, rather than an actual appreciation for architecture and engineering
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Old July 13th, 2011, 04:43 PM   #29597
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Remember, in the end it seemed to boil down to city vs city, or country vs country, rather than an actual appreciation for architecture and engineering
yeah in a kinda way its good i live in the middle of nowhere so i can at least be objective, since my country has no supertall yet
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The voting on here is fair,, no point worrying about it..

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Old July 13th, 2011, 04:56 PM   #29599
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Interesting article from Reuters on the UAE's power consumption.... also includes this paragraph on the BK's power needs



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UAE's mission impossible: Cooling the desert


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The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, uses some 150 megawatts of power, equal to about a tenth of the output of the world's biggest nuclear reactors




By Humeyra Pamuk

DUBAI | Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:12am EDT

The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, uses some 150 megawatts of power, equal to about a tenth of the output of the world's biggest nuclear reactors in a region that relies almost entirely on fossil fuels.

At its base, one of the world's largest malls houses an Olympic-sized ice rink that helps keep some 150,000 daily visitors cool in the searing heat, desert dust and humidity.
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Face - I don't suppose you've got a screenshot of the Reuters article that includes that photo? I've clicked on the link, but there's no image on the article now.

Was there one when you first looked at it?
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