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Old May 10th, 2008, 10:52 PM   #6901
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I was wondering about the parking situation as well for the mall and Burj Dubai. I wonder if Burj Dubai will have its own subway/metro station or something like that.
No, it will not but the Downtown will have a tram service, which will connect also with Dubai Metro. The tram line has a station on Burj Dubai.
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Old May 10th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #6902
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Old May 11th, 2008, 12:32 AM   #6903
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Look at the Index!! What a beast!
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Old May 11th, 2008, 12:42 AM   #6904
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I find that Dubai is currently ugly...

We see only a Freeway with a couple of (beautiful) Skyscraper on the Side, a lot of Sand and many Buildings on construction. I think Dubai becomes in the future a very good City, but today...
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Old May 11th, 2008, 12:59 AM   #6905
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Dubai is one big construction site atm
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Old May 11th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #6906
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I was wondering about the parking situation as well for the mall and Burj Dubai. I wonder if Burj Dubai will have its own subway/metro station or something like that.
yes it will.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 01:46 AM   #6907
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I find that Dubai is currently ugly...

We see only a Freeway with a couple of (beautiful) Skyscraper on the Side, a lot of Sand and many Buildings on construction. I think Dubai becomes in the future a very good City, but today...
Obviously you haven't been to Dubai. Its simply amazing. A 21st century city....
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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:44 AM   #6908
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Obviously you haven't been to Dubai. Its simply amazing. A 21st century city....
It is certainly a 21st century city architecturally. Culturally, however, it is more of an 18th or 19th century city. I wish it's social policies were as advanced as it's architecture, but they are certainly not.

And unfortunately, the UAB has a very poor human rights record, which includes human trafficking. And the structures that are so awe inspiring (to me as well) are largely built by migrant workers from southeast asia who are paid very little money, often have their pay held, often have their passports held by their employer and work excessive hours under poor conditions. There have been many other abuses reported as well, with little to no recourse available to migrant workers because of their status. You don't have to take my word for it. It's well publicized.

In my opinion, if Dubai wants to truly be a 21st century city, it needs to do more than just construct 21st century buildings.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #6909
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unfortunatelly the only reason dubai can grow and construct the way it does is because of the abuses of its workers. If this was union labor the cost would skyrocket. However i fully agree that if they want to be a 21st century city they need to get some workers rights going. And lifting the ban on alcohol would be nice too
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Old May 11th, 2008, 05:06 AM   #6910
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Amazing!!! It's my favourite wold project
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Old May 11th, 2008, 05:11 AM   #6911
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I know this pic wasn't taken today...or yesterday...but does show a considerable amount of work has been done since it was taken!
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Old May 11th, 2008, 05:46 AM   #6912
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^yes all time classic shot. what a slab! 3.6m thick! and as size of a footy field!!
ye big foot print= ye big tower!
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Old May 11th, 2008, 06:02 AM   #6913
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I had dinner tonight in the Tower of the Americas in San Antonio and the restaurant is 550feet above the ground. What kept running through my head is how in the hell do these workers work like they do at 2100ft. I have a small fear of heights and I remember my legs wanting to shake as we got up to 400feet looking out of the elevator window.
I know this in unrelated but I have to say that I had a similar (although completely different) experience. Recently, I was standing on the balcony of the sixth floor of a building. This building only stands with a total of six floors, has what I call setbacks on the part of the building where I was, and is one of the tallest buildings in the area. I was looking down from the sixth floor and it was very scary. I was not looking direclty down but at an angle and I felt so high.

I cannot understand how people can even go up so high as the Burj Dubai does. I also cannot even imagine how the construction workers of the Burj Dubai work so high up or even hang over the side of the building.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #6914
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I know this pic wasn't taken today...or yesterday...but does show a considerable amount of work has been done since it was taken!
Hi all.

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OT - Cul - The Bow in Calgary is doing the third largest continuous pour in the world right now. 30 hours straight - 1700 loads - 2700 sq. m. - 3 m. thick.

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Old May 11th, 2008, 08:42 AM   #6915
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How tall are the cranes now? Must be 680-690m now?
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Old May 11th, 2008, 11:16 AM   #6916
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How tall are the cranes now? Must be 680-690m now?
yes, they should be almost 700m already
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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:18 PM   #6917
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How tall are the cranes now? Must be 680-690m now?
the tallest crane has a 55m long arm. the cabin is located 10m above highest steel. thus 65m +643m= 708m.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:33 PM   #6918
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thats the shortest crane, the other one is 715m!!!
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Old May 11th, 2008, 02:46 PM   #6919
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Wow, it was absolutly desert!
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Old May 11th, 2008, 03:54 PM   #6920
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thats the shortest crane, the other one is 715m!!!
So the final height will be 104m higher than the highest crane is now. Thanks.
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