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Old February 10th, 2008, 03:05 AM   #3661
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As for international recognition.....I recently travelled to the USA...Did the Circle Line cruise around Manhattan Island and the Guy talked about all the highlights along the way. As we passed the WTC site he told everyone that the World's Tallest Building was underconstruction there.......? He was just one person not the nation but I would have thought he would have known of the many taller buildings already completed and underconstruction around the world...let alone this building which is pretty hard to miss! The rest off his info was very informative and interesting.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 03:12 AM   #3662
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Oh ****!! The tower is starting to lean again!
Watch your language...

The tower was NOT leaning and is NOT leaning now.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 07:53 AM   #3663
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The tower was NOT leaning and is NOT leaning now.
How do we know that? Most supertalls develop some kind of lean during construction, although really not noticeable to the naked eye. Sears Tower leans over in one direction about 10cm, and one of the Petronas Towers is slightly distorted in the middle by a few cm.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:18 AM   #3664
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How do we know that? Most supertalls develop some kind of lean during construction, although really not noticeable to the naked eye. Sears Tower leans over in one direction about 10cm, and one of the Petronas Towers is slightly distorted in the middle by a few cm.

Its doesnt really matter that much, as long as it doesnt collasped everything should be fine...
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Old February 10th, 2008, 10:39 AM   #3665
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Oh ****!! The tower is starting to lean again!
LoLz its not leaning, the pictures are at an angle and the tower seems to be leaning. And yes it could be leaning from the winds but thats not visible to the naked eye.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 10:47 AM   #3666
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Old February 10th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #3668
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^thank you for the updates!

I dont see much progress from these photos...
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Old February 10th, 2008, 11:43 AM   #3669
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How do we know that? Most supertalls develop some kind of lean during construction, although really not noticeable to the naked eye. Sears Tower leans over in one direction about 10cm, and one of the Petronas Towers is slightly distorted in the middle by a few cm.
During the entire construction progress, the most comments on the picture updates were "it's too thin" and "it's leanning". The original poster was referring to that one.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 11:57 AM   #3670
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Watch your language...

The tower was NOT leaning and is NOT leaning now.
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LoLz its not leaning, the pictures are at an angle and the tower seems to be leaning. And yes it could be leaning from the winds but thats not visible to the naked eye.
come on guys, he only made an joke
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Hundreds queue all night for Burj Dubai units




More than 300 people spent Friday night queuing up outside Emaar Properties' Burj Dubai sales centre, desperate to grab several new units in the developer's flagship project.

In unprecedented scenes, some buyers are thought to have paid nearly 8 million dirhams ($2.18 million) for one bedroom apartments in the Burj itself, and over 2 million dirhams for one bedroom apartments in Downtown Burj Dubai.

Emaar announced on Thursday it would be hosting a sales event for an "exclusive collection" of high-end homes drawn from various residential projects in Downtown Burj Dubai.

Residential projects included The Old Town, The Residences, South Ridge, Burj Dubai Lake Hotel & Serviced Apartments and The Dubai Mall Hotel & Serviced Apartments, some of which are ready to move into immediately.

The units officially went on sale at 9am on Saturday morning. However, by 3am queues had already built up, with many eager buyers bringing blankets, food and drink with them. Many were armed with cheque books and passports, keen to snap up anything they could.

"It got busy very early. The rumours have been going around of units going for 3,000 dirhams per square foot, which is very high but most people still think the price is going to rise a lot more as the Burj Dubai nears completion," said Robert Macnair, branch manager of property consultants Sherwoods.

"Many of these properties have gone up 25% in value within the last three months alone.”

Downtown Burj Dubai is being marketed as "a city within a city", and will include 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 6.2 acres of parkland, 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and a 30-acre manmade lake.

The Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world, will be the centrepiece of the $20 billion development.

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Old February 10th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #3672
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Yesterday was a very clear day when i flew from Abu Dhabi to Frankfurt. I was able to see the Burj Dubai with my own eyes from a distance of 130km. The building itself looked as massive as the entire Dubai marina skyline.

Here is the pic i have taken.
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You weren't farther then 70 - 80 kms, maybe even less.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 05:22 PM   #3674
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You weren't farther then 70 - 80 kms, maybe even less.
Are you sure? We have been flying from the airport straight to the coast of Iran and i had to wait until the seatbelt was of because i was sitting on the opposite side of the plane.
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you mean you were already at the coastline of Iran when you took the pic?
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Old February 10th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #3676
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you mean you were already at the coastline of Iran when you took the pic?
No i was on my way to the coastline of Iran so i was flying away from the Burj. I tried to be a little bit more correct. I made line from the Burj over Palm Jumeirah and i tried to figure out where i had taken the pic. It should be around 120km from the Burj or 60km away from the airport
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Old February 10th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #3677
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that is the sickest picture ever
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No i was on my way to the coastline of Iran so i was flying away from the Burj. I tried to be a little bit more correct. I made line from the Burj over Palm Jumeirah and i tried to figure out where i had taken the pic. It should be around 120km from the Burj or 60km away from the airport
It doesnt look like its 120km seriously...


The furthest point visble to be naked eyes will be around 95km from the tip of the spire when completed...


The photo look a bit too near for that distance even...
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It doesnt look like its 120km seriously...


The furthest point visble to be naked eyes will be around 95km from the tip of the spire when completed...


The photo look a bit too near for that distance even...
But it is.

But only from the ground. You can see it from much further away in a plane.

And something else. The nearest point to my plane is a part of the Dubai Waterfront project and the distance between this and the Burj Dubai alone is 45km.
This is the original size pic. Taken at 135mm with a 1.6 crop camera.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #3680
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Awesome pictures guys, thanks.
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