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Old January 24th, 2013, 01:38 AM   #31581
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Bronze medal for Burj Khalifa in skyscraper race to the clouds

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Colin Simpson | Jan 23, 2013


The double-decker lifts inside the Burj Khalifa reach speeds of 36km/h. Karim Sahib / AFP Photo

DUBAI // The Burj Khalifa has been ranked third in an international list of skyscrapers with the fastest lifts.


World's quickest elevators

1. Taipei 101, Taiwan 60.6 kph
2. Yokohama Landmark Tower, Yokohama, Japan 45 kph
3. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE 36 kph
3. Sunshine 60 Building, Tokyo, Japan 36kph
3. Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China 36 kph
3. China World Trade Center Tower III, Beijing, China 36 kph
4. John Hancock Center, Chicago, USA 33 kph
5. Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China 32.8kph
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-n...-to-the-clouds
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Old January 24th, 2013, 04:38 AM   #31582
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Mitsubishi plan to develop one for Shanghai Tower travel at 64.8kph.

http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-ce...tower-2012027/
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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:58 AM   #31583
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This tower has to be really something if it ever catches on fire.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 06:20 AM   #31584
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just amazing!!!
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Old January 24th, 2013, 07:10 AM   #31585
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Any chance this can happen?
At 6:00 I see Dubai one day becoming something like Coruscant from Star Wars.




Cool.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 11:48 AM   #31586
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Hello peeps. Long time no visit.

Something awesome is coming...
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Old January 24th, 2013, 04:30 PM   #31587
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impresionante!!!!
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Old January 25th, 2013, 01:17 AM   #31588
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Wasn't it 64 km/h here?
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Old January 25th, 2013, 02:13 AM   #31589
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Wasn't it 64 km/h here?
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Old January 25th, 2013, 02:56 AM   #31590
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nice video
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Old January 25th, 2013, 01:24 PM   #31591
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Something awesome is coming...
I'm Watching U Twitter

Waiting !!!
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Old January 26th, 2013, 03:44 AM   #31592
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View from the tower

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Down Town, Dubai by Tatiana Krivenko, on Flickr
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Old January 26th, 2013, 08:36 AM   #31593
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Nice picture
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Old January 26th, 2013, 10:20 AM   #31594
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someone should take a monthly or weekly photo of this city. then make a timelapse.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:02 AM   #31595
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I think I know what it is... and I can't wait, Gerald!
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Old January 28th, 2013, 02:42 PM   #31596
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360 degree panorama from the tip of the spire on Burj Khalifa commissioned by the crown prince:

http://dubaimap.hipa.ae/index.html


(I believe credit goes to gigapan meister Gerald Donovan)
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Old January 28th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #31597
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Chapeau, Gerald!
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Old January 28th, 2013, 03:29 PM   #31598
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360 degree panorama from the tip of the spire on Burj Khalifa commissioned by the crown prince:

http://dubaimap.hipa.ae/index.html
Amazing view.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #31599
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What awesome thing is coming our way ? :O
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Old January 28th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #31600
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