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Old December 9th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #31441
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as for the pointy bit, can you show me where it start (in the pictures) .... and then proceed of imagining how it would look without.
If a building needs to have an extra 100 or more useless metres added just to make it 'look right' that it is a badly designed building.

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Old December 9th, 2012, 03:43 PM   #31442
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If a building needs to have an extra 100 or more useless metres added just to make it 'look right' that it is a badly designed building.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #31443
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I think the "pointy bit" is what completes it, it would look weird without it.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 05:26 PM   #31444
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Old December 9th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #31445
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Laugh all you like but how much did the extra 'pointy bit' cost to put up.
And the only justification you can come up with for it is 'it wouldn't look right without it'.
Proves my point really.

"The Burj has got the height record thanks to that useless pointy bit at the top"
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Old December 9th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #31446
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Useless just like the roof of your town home


PS: You don't even know where what you call useless bit starts .... let alone judging how that "helped" to get the title, but of course one has to be a skyscraper enthusiasts to think on those terms, and not into politics and perhaps bigotry,
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Old December 9th, 2012, 11:10 PM   #31447
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Why wasnt this in the illumination tournament?
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Old December 10th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #31448
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Old December 11th, 2012, 05:42 PM   #31449
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Burj Khalifa is definetely awesome architechture...
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Old December 13th, 2012, 08:42 AM   #31450
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thats Saruman Castle ??? *LOTR movie.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 08:04 AM   #31451
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Old December 15th, 2012, 09:17 AM   #31452
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Could just jump in here with well, even if we feel that the tip is useless, the architect himself felt it was needed so we're all trumped.

Beautiful shots as always guys.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #31453
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global warning?? always rain in Dubai, or weather do test how power that tower spire??
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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #31454
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Old December 17th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #31455
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Old December 17th, 2012, 11:23 AM   #31456
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Useless just like the roof of your town home


PS: You don't even know where what you call useless bit starts .... let alone judging how that "helped" to get the title, but of course one has to be a skyscraper enthusiasts to think on those terms, and not into politics and perhaps bigotry,

The fact that the observation deck is at a lowly 452 metres when compared to the buildings height of 828 metres tells you all you need to know.
They couldn't even fit the worlds highest observation deck into a building which is a couple of hundred metres higher than it's nearest competitor.
Don't get me wrong, this is a wonderful building, but it's just as much of a cheat as the new WTC, just more cleverly disguised.
In a couple of years time China will have public observation decks which are far higher.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 11:57 AM   #31457
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Stick to town houses, you obviously fail to imagine and include logistics effecting decisions
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Old December 17th, 2012, 12:08 PM   #31458
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Old December 17th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #31459
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Stick to town houses, you obviously fail to imagine and include logistics effecting decisions


Of course I understand the logistics.....you can't fit 40 or 50 people on the top of a pole.
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Old December 17th, 2012, 09:02 PM   #31460
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40 - 50? You obviously fail to gasp the scale of this thing. Even the halfway up what you call "useless bit", is bigger then your townhouse
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