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Old November 21st, 2012, 11:12 AM   #31401
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Old November 21st, 2012, 04:28 PM   #31402
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Bloody disgusting exploitation in this day and age.
I like tall buildings as much as anyone but the sooner Dubai crumbles back into the sand the better.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 05:01 PM   #31403
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For those in the UK tonight, or with access to BBC iplayer:
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Episode 1 of 3

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Supersized Earth traces the spectacular story of how humans have transformed our world in a generation. In this awe-inspiring three-part series, Dallas Campbell travels the globe, visiting the world's largest and most ambitious engineering projects, exploring the power of human ingenuity and the making of the modern world.

In this episode, Dallas explores how we have been redesigning the planet as we build ever more astonishing places to live. In Dubai, he climbs to the very top of the world's tallest building - over half a mile above the desert sand - to help clean the highest windows in the world; and he explores how desert wastelands have been transformed into bristling forests of skyscrapers as we've conquered the sky and turned it into a place we can call home.

In China, the rate of change is accelerating as millions move into the cities; to keep pace, they have learned to erect 30-storey buildings in under three weeks. The world is changing underneath our feet too; Dallas dives beneath Mexico City with one of the two-man team whose unenviable job it is to keep the city sewers flowing, before examining a very new-world solution to this age-old problem

And for those interested in a video clip of the windows being cleaned on the Burj:
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Old November 21st, 2012, 10:55 PM   #31404
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 02:03 AM   #31405
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Amazing photo - two of my friends at University both live in Dubai, and it's high on my list of places to go - hopefully I can make it out there sometime this year and see this amazing city for myself.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 05:12 AM   #31406
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looks almost 70% skyscrapers at Dubai has install spire rather than helipad.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 05:36 AM   #31407
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Amazing photo - two of my friends at University both live in Dubai, and it's high on my list of places to go - hopefully I can make it out there sometime this year and see this amazing city for myself.
Nov,Dec,Jan,Feb,March and half of April depending on our luck the weather is awesome ! better get a move on

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Old November 22nd, 2012, 06:36 AM   #31408
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Decent skyline..........!
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 08:07 AM   #31409
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Do you have anything to comment about the tower?
Apart from it being built by borderline slave-labour ?

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Old November 22nd, 2012, 03:32 PM   #31410
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Ok .... don't worry mate, you'll have some when you'll sober up, I promisse
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 05:01 PM   #31411
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Keep the photos coming guys..lets make it to 10Million views
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Old November 24th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #31412
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Old November 24th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #31413
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its 10/10. It deserves three bananas and more applause
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Old November 24th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #31414
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Old November 24th, 2012, 07:15 PM   #31415
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Old November 26th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #31416
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 08:44 AM   #31417
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 09:51 AM   #31418
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All that glitters is Dubai......!
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 12:28 PM   #31419
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Nah, Dubai is just a bunch of empty skyscrapers in the sand
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 01:19 PM   #31420
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