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Old March 27th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #30821
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Yeah that would definitely be a good idea
you cant just change mother earth
you think if they plant millions of trees, all the sudden it would start raining
you'd have to plant trees on the entire continent which is a big sand bar...water them for 500 years while we wait(or hope) for the earth to adapt to OUR changes.
Funny shit.....thanks for the laugh!!!
It works in Afrika. Not the rain. But they are planting millions of trees in some parts and after a few years, no service is needed anymore. Of course a lot of plants die, but that creates a better soil. And on those soil can seeds from plants that are still doing well grow.

And earth already has adapted to a lot of OUR changes. What do think what happens with large jungles that are turned into farmland. Local climate changes.

There are enough companies working to on this problem already. Just Google "Turning deserts into forests" and you'll find lots of study's and projects.

Point is, Dubai can make itself a lot greener if they are willing to put money into it. Problem is, there is no direct return of investment in planting trees.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 05:21 PM   #30822
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Beautiful look from the Burj Khalifa Observation Deck (photos)
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Old March 28th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #30823
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mid east always build the grandest since ancient times, the pyramids...to the modern day burj jhalifa..whats next for dubai?or the middle east

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Old March 29th, 2012, 06:56 AM   #30824
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This building is beautiful! If they could build another 20 high rise buildings near the burj, this would look like a city straight out of 2050!
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Old March 29th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #30825
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Old March 29th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #30826
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Old March 30th, 2012, 12:41 AM   #30827
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I agree, the middle east has given the world some wonderful architecture, arguably the best.
Why is it they are so optimistic about designing the tallest, most beautiful etc?
I really am intrigued.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 12:49 AM   #30828
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Why is it they are so optimistic about designing the tallest, most beautiful etc?
They have no issues with using slave labour, and western engineering knowhow
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Old March 30th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #30829
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Old March 30th, 2012, 01:03 AM   #30830
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This, haha. Imagine if the Nakheel would have gotten built. Dubai looks amazing, but it needs to spread out, as it stands, there is one street with a bunch of supertalls, then the burj and some buildings around it, I can't wait to see what dubai looks like once it has a bigger spread out skyline.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #30831
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the machinery you are using to type your garbage on was probably made by slaves in china - how do you feel about that?
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Old March 30th, 2012, 02:56 PM   #30832
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the machinery you are using to type your garbage on was probably made by slaves in china - how do you feel about that?

Not bad at all!! I like to pay less for my machinery
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Old March 30th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #30833
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I agree, the middle east has given the world some wonderful architecture, arguably the best.
Why is it they are so optimistic about designing the tallest, most beautiful etc?
I really am intrigued.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so trying to reserve the Middle East or any one part of the globe as having a monopoly on that is disingenuous at best, myopic and unhinged at worst.

As for their ambition it all comes down to money and opportunity. They discovered a means to create tourism destinations and had the means to do so, which few/no other culture can do at this point. (Not at this scale, at least.) If I had a few billion dollars to spare I can equally transform the likes of Atlanta, or Dortmund, or Mumbai...

Helps to have an exotic water-front location capable of handling the development.

We can debate all we want the merits of how such wealth was achieved, but that's for another thread.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 09:45 PM   #30834
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Dubai ... as it stands, there is one street with a bunch of supertalls, then the burj and some buildings around it
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Old March 31st, 2012, 09:45 AM   #30835
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Old March 31st, 2012, 09:55 AM   #30836
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I think it's interesting how the grass in the last picture is dying. It goes to show that if you stop watering grass in Dubai for 5 minutes in the summer, expect it to die.
The grass is not dying, it's because they set up pavilions/seating there sometimes for events so after a while the grass changes color.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 06:47 AM   #30837
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The most creative hat award was won by Mika Lomabard whose hat was designed like a horse.

Mika did face a tough competition from Yasmin Habush who had Burj Khalifa on her head!




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Old April 1st, 2012, 09:24 AM   #30838
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The Burj Khalifa really sticks out like a needle. Definitely an iconic structure.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 11:59 AM   #30839
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The funny thing is that there is a 355m tall skyscraper in that picture, too. Can you find it?
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Also 8 others above 300 meters (two of whom also 355 meters)
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