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Old July 27th, 2011, 01:20 PM   #29681
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If you think about it, NYC doesn't have any money either, is all foreign invested in the Stock Market and US Goverment bonds.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 11:46 PM   #29682
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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.
Better to be on the outside looking in, than on the inside looking out.

I'd take an apartment in the Address Downtown over one in the Burj any day of the week.
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Old July 27th, 2011, 11:59 PM   #29683
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If you think about it, NYC doesn't have any money either, is all foreign invested in the Stock Market and US Goverment bonds.
You really don't understand economics
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Old July 28th, 2011, 12:21 AM   #29684
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If you think about it, NYC doesn't have any money either, is all foreign invested in the Stock Market and US Goverment bonds.
Yeah, I don't wanna get off topic but that's just not true. Especially the part about government bonds. The stock market is kinda a ridiculous claim too because those are global companies - of course they have investors from around the world.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 12:27 AM   #29685
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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.
Even if it doesn't seem iconic in pictures, I'm sure that seeing it in real life would be much more amazing than seeing it on a forum. The same was with me and the ESB, which I saw on a trip to New York.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 12:34 AM   #29686
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You really don't understand economics
I've never gone broke, Wall Street did .... likewise ... I've never been in debt, US has always been.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #29687
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If you think about it, NYC doesn't have any money either, is all foreign invested in the Stock Market and US Goverment bonds.
I agree, and I think the only thing the new wtc has that is iconic is the fact that it is memorializing the old ones, and the 3,000 that died. If a 1000m building shot up somewhere in NYC in this economy, I'd sure be amazed, but I wouldn't label it as iconic aside from any other circumstances.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 06:27 PM   #29688
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Even if it doesn't seem iconic in pictures, I'm sure that seeing it in real life would be much more amazing than seeing it on a forum. The same was with me and the ESB, which I saw on a trip to New York.
I already think it is beautiful, perhaps the most beautiful maybe, just not iconic to me.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 11:42 PM   #29689
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No discussions about economy or other offtopic in here please. We've invented skybars for such purposes. Any further such posts will get deleted and user may get infractions or brigged. So just forget about it.

Perhaps we should move this to the Archives already...
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Old July 29th, 2011, 02:42 AM   #29690
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No discussions about economy or other offtopic in here please. We've invented skybars for such purposes. Any further such posts will get deleted and user may get infractions or brigged. So just forget about it.

Perhaps we should move this to the Archives already...
Good Idea! This should of been moved a year ago!!!
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Old July 29th, 2011, 05:32 AM   #29691
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Hi all.

Why would it get moved to the archives ??

The term completed in the thread title is meaningless ....
The whole of the works of this project is not complete, therefore the project is still U/C.

- I think the 4 residential zones are complete but there is still no word on whether all the units have been handed over. We have heard various numbers of how many were handed over a few times so I expect we will hear when all are handed over.
- No word on whether the office zone is complete as far as Emaar is concerned, as in core and shell for all levels except the 3 level office suite which is complete.
- No word on whether 'The Offices' (annex) is complete (also core and shell I presume)
- 'The Club' (annex) is not open yet and since it will be open to the public we will surely hear about that. Also no word on whether it is complete.

All of the above has nothing to do with occupancy which obviously has nothing to do with completion.

As with all the other secretive things on this project we may never hear about the above points except for The Club opening, so do what you gotta do with the thread.
I have a sneaking suspicion that we are close to completion of the whole of the works but personally I will wait for some indications before I call it completed.


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Old July 29th, 2011, 06:42 AM   #29692
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People are still able to post in the archives. I know this is your baby Fury, but I vote to move this one. There will still be plenty of pictures and articles of the tower on this forum in other threads.

We've moved plenty of other towers to the archives before they were "fully" complete.

This thread has run its course. Let's move it already.

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Old July 29th, 2011, 09:09 AM   #29693
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People, this thread is not going to move anywhere else, anytime soon. This has been made clear over and over again by the powers that be.

Someone should just look beyond the tip of own nose and show some more attention to what others say.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 09:13 AM   #29694
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hi all
I have not wrote but every day visited the thread.
Well just wanted to show my model of the Burj Dubai and say I'm a big fan of this building is but I consider myself just as fanatical as fury and like many others.

No doubt this building is a great work of architecture and engineering, which set a record in construction design for wind deflection characteristic touch or Arabic, and of course its technology so cutting edge.
And I think all of us who have followed its construction has been an unforgettable experience, despite the hundreds of kilometers away from Dubai, we saw the construction step by step and would not be possible thanks to Imre, Oldtown resident, altinD, 234sale , desert diver, gerald, etc.

I hope someday to go to dubai tower and know this person, doubtless love this building a great work of engineering and architec.

For now I leave my model photos of burj who had begun 5 months and still do not and over, I hope to open a forum for models and share photos of progress.














And a small suggestion as it seems not many people like to follow this thread, if you can not move along to another thread burj, in the section of the completed projects in Dubai. please

I hope you understand
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Old July 29th, 2011, 09:17 AM   #29695
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Lol, it's amazing!

Te esta quedando increible paisano!
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Old July 29th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #29696
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As the World's tallest man made structure, I vote for this thread to be made a sticky in the Supertalls subforum


It deserves it!!!!
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Old July 29th, 2011, 09:18 PM   #29697
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This is not about what a building deserves, but what its status is. And in fact the Burj Khalifa is completed, so I'll move it to the DN Archives in the coming days.


You can discuss Burj Khalifa elsewhere then, like there:

#COMPLETED: Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai), 162F Mixed-Use, 828m (DBD)
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Old July 30th, 2011, 05:54 AM   #29698
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People are still able to post in the archives. I know this is your baby Fury, but I vote to move this one. There will still be plenty of pictures and articles of the tower on this forum in other threads.

We've moved plenty of other towers to the archives before they were "fully" complete.

This thread has run its course. Let's move it already.

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Hi Spectre.
As I said in my last post we may never hear about most of the zones being completed so they can do what they gotta do with the thread. My vote is for it to remain here untill we get some indication of completion but it really doesn't matter to me. I don't post here so it can be seen by the masses anyway. As you stated, the archived threads can be posted in and you can guarantee I will continue to post there.

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As the World's tallest man made structure, I vote for this thread to be made a sticky in the Supertalls subforum


It deserves it!!!!
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There's a good idea ...


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People, this thread is not going to move anywhere else, anytime soon. This has been made clear over and over again by the powers that be.

Someone should just look beyond the tip of own nose and show some more attention to what others say.

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This is not about what a building deserves, but what its status is. And in fact the Burj Khalifa is completed, so I'll move it to the DN Archives in the coming days.


You can discuss Burj Khalifa elsewhere then, like there:

#COMPLETED: Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai), 162F Mixed-Use, 828m (DBD)
Hi Guys.
Sounds good Altin. Who exactly are the powers that be, Jan ?

I realize there is more than one mod for this thread but Erbse, why do you act like you are the man and you will move the thread ? Don't the other mods get a vote ? As I stated above it matters not to me where this thread is on the forum but you sir are really pushing your 'authority" as mod in many threads and it is getting under peoples skin - including mine. For instance, why wank about people posting in color, then do it yourself in this very thread ??

Perhaps the admin can decide to move it, no problem, but then attempt to curb the over-moderation (by some) once there.


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Old July 30th, 2011, 09:35 AM   #29699
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I posted in blue to indicate the mod's color (a tool of SSC's future) to grab attention for this proposal.

I don't decide anything alone here, though I could. It's not like moderators of this section have to discuss single thread movements.

We had several discussions about Burj Khalifa in the past and it turned out, after moving this to the Archives already 1 year ago, being moved out of the archives by other mods. A matter of misunderstandings there. In fact, we already had an agreement to move this. We're not discussing everything openly, don't forget about that.

I don't insist on my authority, please stop implying things like that.
I'm only looking for the clarity and quality of these sections and am quite busy with that. The WDN forums are in fact highly undermoderated, not the contrary. What you usually don't see is the massive amount of spam, advertisements and offtopic discussions that is kept off the threads. It's all moderator's spare time, we don't get paid for that. Please keep that in mind.
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Old July 30th, 2011, 04:45 PM   #29700
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I agree that this thread should have been moved a long time ago. Someone should also move The Torch thread too.
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