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Old July 21st, 2011, 02:39 PM   #29661
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Ah yeah, my fault, sorry. xD
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 12:33 AM   #29662
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Looks a bit like the Freej Dubai skyline







Watch the intro to see the cool curvy skyline - it comes on after they introduce the four characters
WTF are those burqa things?
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 01:06 AM   #29663
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Work is underway and they have dug the surface layer and are completing the network of irrigation tubes in almost all of the length of the section, more then 2 km of it.

When that will be completed, they will add a layer of rich soil mixed with fertilizer, and of course then will be the turn of grass and other landscaping feature, such flowers or perhaps shrubbery as well.
this goes for a lot of cities as well, but, dubai is in the desert, it should stop trying to turn its boulevards and lawns into rainforest. you can have colourful, lush foliage with xeriscaping. it saves a lot of energy and pollution, too, by not having to supplement water. why try to change the natural environment in the first place? it throws the ecosystem out of whack.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 01:41 PM   #29664
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The water used is treated sewage water, that otherwise would have to be discarded on the sea or desert ... and who's talking about a rain forest?
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 01:46 PM   #29665
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... plus, I checked that "xeriscaping" you said they should do, and that was exactly what they do here.
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 04:29 PM   #29666
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this goes for a lot of cities as well, but, dubai is in the desert, it should stop trying to turn its boulevards and lawns into rainforest. you can have colourful, lush foliage with xeriscaping. it saves a lot of energy and pollution, too, by not having to supplement water. why try to change the natural environment in the first place? it throws the ecosystem out of whack.
Maybe, but as Altin said, they used treated water, which is not fit for drinking to irrigate the greenery.

Also, the greenery attracts wildlife, so in a way, they are helping to introduce new species to an otherwise inhospitable region of the world
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Old July 22nd, 2011, 04:33 PM   #29667
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WTF are those burqa things?

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Old July 23rd, 2011, 02:01 PM   #29668
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i watched an episode on youtube, but yeah i dont speak arabic and it had no subtitles so i was totally lost
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 06:25 PM   #29669
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Just a bit of fun.

Testing out a new panoramic head and workflow. Ignore the blotchy sky - wasn't the purpose of the test.

Original image is a 5 gigapixel 360x180 degree spherical panorama. Here's a "little planet" projection of the result

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-T...ivetest2lp.jpg
If you PM Gerald, he might send you a link to the 5gb spherical pano
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 09:19 PM   #29670
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This you can actually download as a vector file and edit it (use for own design).



I showed my sister a picture of the Chicago Spire's silhouette when it was on hold and she burst out laughing. She said that the picture looked like the Chicago skyline with a giant phallus in the center. I later told her that it was in fact a joke and that building was not going to be built. She once again laughed at the fact that the building was approved in the first place. Although, If it was made, It would have been priceless to see her face the next time she would have gone to Chicago.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 02:48 AM   #29671
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Looking foreward to seeing the Burj in the upcoming Mission Impossible movie.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 05:26 AM   #29672
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Old July 24th, 2011, 01:18 PM   #29673
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Looking foreward to seeing the Burj in the upcoming Mission Impossible movie.
Especially the scenes from Burj Khalifa (interior and exterior views)
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Old July 25th, 2011, 08:44 AM   #29674
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Burj Khalifa unit owners prefer to rent at discount than sell at loss

Rents drop by as much as 25% as compared to last year

By Parag DeulgaonkarPublished Monday, July 25, 2011


Rents in Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world, have fallen by almost 25 per cent in the first half of 2011 compared to last year, as unit owners prefer to rent rather than sell at lower prices.

According to Harbor Real Estate, a studio, leased for Dh120,000 a year in 2010, is now being rented for Dh90,000, while Elysian Real Estate puts studio rents in the range of Dh75,000-Dh85,000.

One beds, as per Harbor data, are available for Dh120,000 as compared to Dh160,000 pa in 2010; two-beds can be rented for Dh180,000 (Dh240,000), while three- and four- beds are available for Dh240,000 (Dh300,000) and Dh320,000 (Dh350,000), respectively.

Elysian’s data reveals one-beds are being rented for between Dh110,000 and Dh120,000 compared to Dh130,000-Dh140,000 last year; two-beds are being leased for Dh140,000-Dh210,000 (Dh180,000-Dh240,000), three-beds start from Dh270,000-Dh300,000 (Dh300,00-Dh350,000), while four-beds, which are rare to market, remain at around Dh550,000-Dh650,000.

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Old July 25th, 2011, 11:23 AM   #29675
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i watched an episode on youtube, but yeah i dont speak arabic and it had no subtitles so i was totally lost
The DVD box sets have English subtitles. It's a pretty funny show
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Old July 25th, 2011, 11:13 PM   #29676
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BK 3D puzzle (314 pcs)
eBay Item number: 250861335065
Probably need to buy 2 to make a real looking one.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 01:07 PM   #29677
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Burj Khalifa unit owners prefer to rent at discount than sell at loss

Rents drop by as much as 25% as compared to last year
Why did this happen? We all know, that there is an overabundance of units in Dubai, but I would have expected that the tallest building would be more in demand.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 01:42 PM   #29678
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Even though this building is the tallest, it doesnt look iconic!
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Old July 27th, 2011, 04:43 AM   #29679
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Hi all.

Hi Jam.
I couldn't disagree more.
The CTBUH also couldn't disagree more considering the BK won the global icon award in 2010.

Hi Darth.
The 3D model isn't too bad except for the top. As you said - it would take 2 models and some tinkering to get it to look reasonable.


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Old July 27th, 2011, 05:04 AM   #29680
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I like the looks of bk. It's image may seem iconic, but it really doesn't symbolize a prosperous economy, or anything to make it truly iconic in my opinion. I say this partially because of how slowly the residential space is being filled out, and also because of the valueless city it was built in. It is a shame, because I think Dubai is a beautiful city, but the emirates just doesn't have the money it likes to believe it does.
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