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Old January 7th, 2012, 08:55 PM   #30381
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Old January 8th, 2012, 04:46 AM   #30382
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Stunning photos Gerald d and VCollaborator looks amazing thanks for sharing

New years eve Dubai

rather late zry for that got home from Dubai holiday recently will put some more in if you want.

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Old January 8th, 2012, 04:38 PM   #30383
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Stunning, thanks.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #30384
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Is Indian worker make up the majority of worker during the construction period?
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Old January 8th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #30385
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Old January 9th, 2012, 04:09 AM   #30386
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Glass walkway to connect Burj with Metro
820m long pedestrian link planned for visitors
By StaffPublished Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, is set to meet its match in the shape of an almost equally long glass walkway that will directly connect the iconic tower and the adjoining Dubai Mall with the Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall Metro Station.

In a statement Tuesday, Emaar, the master developer of Downtown Dubai which includes Burj Khalifa, Dubai mall and a host of other iconic attractions, said its Emaar Malls Group had launched a project to build an 820-metre long (just 8 metres short of the Burj Khalifa itself) glass-encased pedestrian link.

The Dubai Mall Metro Link, to be constructed by Dutco, will have five travelators, or moving walkways, in each direction – ten in all – with the air-conditioned and automated walkways capable of ferrying more than 13,500 individuals every hour. There will be a central walkway that will give additional space for pedestrian use.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, said: “The Dubai Mall is one of the most visited tourist, retail, and leisure destinations in the world. While the mall offers covered parking for over 14,000 vehicles, we have been evaluating various alternatives to further streamline visitor traffic and add to their convenience. The Dubai Mall Metro Link will also serve visitors to Burj Khalifa and the various attractions in Downtown Dubai.”

The travelators will move at an average speed of 0.5 metres/second, starting at the Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall Metro station entrance pod and travelling through the Downtown Dubai development before connecting directly with The Dubai Mall.

Scheduled to be operational in 2013, ‘The Dubai Mall Metro Link’ is one of the longest pedestrian walkways that links the Dubai Metro with any retail development, and is expected to significantly enhance the convenience of visitors to the mall and Burj Khalifa, Emaar said. It is also billed to reduce vehicular traffic within the immediate vicinity of the mall, located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, the flagship mega development by Emaar Properties, described as ‘The Centre of Now.’

“The Dubai Mall Metro Link will contribute to the sustainable transport initiatives developed by the Dubai Government. At its peak capacity, the travelators can carry over 13,500 people per hour, and is being developed to the highest international standards. It has been designed to accommodate maximum visitor traffic, both to The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and to Downtown Dubai, especially during the festive season,” Alabbar added.

With The Dubai Mall Metro Link, visitors will have an air-conditioned passage from the Metro to the mall. Allowances are also being made for future connections to Emaar Square and Boulevard Plaza offices and linkages with the Emaar Boulevard, which hosts several lifestyle events including the popular Emirates Classic Car Festival. Pedestrians also have the option of using The Dubai Mall Metro Link, even if they are not Metro passengers.

The Dubai Mall Metro Link is elegantly designed in glass with views of the Downtown Dubai development including Burj Khalifa. It will also open a new marketing avenue for multimedia advertising displays along the walls of the pedestrian link. Designed with the highest safety features, The Dubai Mall Metro Link will incorporate add-on features such as exit routes along its length and access stairs.
http://www.emirates247.com/news/emir...01-04-1.435802

Interesting concept.
I wonder where this will connect to the mall, if at all, or will it just end close to it ?
They will probably begin construction soon for it to be operational in 2013.


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Old January 9th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #30387
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My friend Sarah was in the Atmosphere restaurant on the 122nd floor for high tea and took this great pic of the Address reflected in a Burj window.

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Old January 9th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #30388
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I can't see the pic

16:22. And now I suddenly can. Nice pic
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Old January 11th, 2012, 02:14 PM   #30389
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Skyscrapers 'linked with impending financial crashes'


The view from the top of the world's tallest building: video courtesy Imre Solt


There is an "unhealthy correlation" between the building of skyscrapers and subsequent financial crashes, according to Barclays Capital.

Examples include the Empire State building, built as the Great Depression was under way, and the current world's tallest, the Burj Khalifa, built just before Dubai almost went bust.

China is currently the biggest builder of skyscrapers, the bank said.

India also has 14 skyscrapers under construction.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16494013
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Old January 12th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #30390
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I'm making a super-project now. A movie about the construction of this tower, the tallest in the world
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Old January 12th, 2012, 11:22 PM   #30391
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Residents were allowed to sit at Burj Park on the lake to see fireworks.
Very, very amazing to see.

There was some metal scaffolding there which for the next few days workers were taking apart and moving closer to the mall. They worked at night and the noise of hammers on metal was really annoying every night at 3am.

Residents mostly park on level C as not so many cars that you have to go only to your owned spots. From elevator there can go up to G or 1.
1 is Armani and still no one knows about Cigar Club.

The Club at the Residences on G is still not opened and staff said at least 3 months, but they wee not sure.

Swimming pool water level is 4-5 inches above opening off course on both sides. Spa was being cleaned for few days instead of promised 1 day job.
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Old January 13th, 2012, 08:47 AM   #30392
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good morning guys

i want to ask about the view of this apartment

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Old January 13th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #30393
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Burj Khalifa

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Old January 13th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #30394
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Crazy to think that Burj Khalifa won't be the tallest skyscraper anymore in roughly 10 years...
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Old January 14th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #30395
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Old January 14th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #30396
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Crazy to think that Burj Khalifa won't be the tallest skyscraper anymore in roughly 10 years...
What?! Nakheel Tower will never be built
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Old January 14th, 2012, 07:33 PM   #30397
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What?! Nakheel Tower will never be built
Search for Jeddah Kingdom tower.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:52 PM   #30398
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Hi people just joined-been a long time lurker so decided to join up. went to dubai in october, brilliant place loved every min.Any way made a video- contains alot of burj khalifia footage and fountains.!

Heres a link-hope it works!


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Old January 14th, 2012, 08:57 PM   #30399
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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #30400
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Thanks for that- thats what i ws aiming for but wasnt sure how to do it!!

Thanks- let me know what you think- im open to critics! I also have a few more videos on you tube of more of dubai; all in full hd!

I must say; i really want to go back- seeing the burj khalifia up close and personal like that is nothing short of amazing!
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