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Old May 11th, 2008, 04:01 PM   #6921
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gives a good idea how tall it will look
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Old May 11th, 2008, 04:07 PM   #6922
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I apologise for reposting this pic. Please refer to my 2 posts above.

The final height of BD is level with the very top of this pic. Anyone agree/disagree?
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Old May 11th, 2008, 05:18 PM   #6923
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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.
I agree, they would make a real difference if they moved up spiritually. Now there only focussed to attract rich people and earn great loads of money. An investment because they're running out of oil. I have to see for myself but i have my doubts it will feel empty.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #6924
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Dubai is a monster bigger version of Las Vegas , only more sophiscated , people will go there hoping to earn money or entertain themself , look at the size of the Country and it status ...just a desert with sand ,I don't think it wants to be a moral minded Model for the world , if people still going to Las Vegas ,they will absolutely go to Dubai for that same illusion of life
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Old May 11th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #6925
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Old May 11th, 2008, 06:07 PM   #6926
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The final height of BD is level with the very top of this pic. Anyone agree/disagree?
agree, probably almost on top of that shot
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Old May 11th, 2008, 07:03 PM   #6927
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Awesome Islamic style tower!
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Old May 11th, 2008, 07:54 PM   #6928
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ENOUGH THE CRAP ABOUT SLAVE LABOURERS OR I WILL START CUTTING HEADS, SERIOUSLY!!!
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Old May 11th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #6929
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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.
I would like to add an honest comment on this subject but please accept my biased argument as forign manager of a middle size construction related company in dubai who lived in and out the country.
I grow up in UAE for 19 years before I moved to Canada 10 years ago and back here last year. I know what was like 10 years ago about all those human rights issues and such, but things have changed dramaticaly. People and government here has improved pretty much 360 degrees! Specially the state of Dubai, where all these old noticed issues are been fixed on daily agendas. The workers human rights for example with no doubt has improved to a great level. I tell you that because Im facing the labour department people on regular basis visiting my company checking on our workers and the laws are changing. Nothing is perfect yet, but I cant deny the efforts been made to change old situation....
We should not forget that dubai still located in the middle east and its not an easy thing to be seperated and be 100% not effected by the neighbour countries. Beside the fast growth of the city and population makes dealing with these issues more challenging.
I think with the efforts been made,things just need more time to be fixed and maybe it will.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 12:41 AM   #6930
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Think an important topic, but unrelatd to the burj has been started. shall we open a new thread for this topic??
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Old May 12th, 2008, 01:32 AM   #6931
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helghast. no the tallest crane is 708m high, the shorter crane is 10m lower. (because arm is 10m shorter). 55m as opposed to 45m).
also ive scaled photo and top of photo = 840m. so about 5mm lower. ;-)
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Old May 12th, 2008, 02:51 AM   #6932
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ENOUGH THE CRAP ABOUT SLAVE LABOURERS OR I WILL START CUTTING HEADS, SERIOUSLY!!!

Something needs to be done!!!

Please enforce the forum rules... AltinD

Any chatter about anything other than the Burj Dubai, one warning
and then a short vacation, (is in order) with a warning of increased
discipline to follow if nothing changes!

It is really annoying to have to wade through all kinds of posts to
get anything about the topic.

Freedom of speech is a "right", (at least in my country) and "all"
opinions are welcome and have their place in the proper thread.

But I have the "right" not to have to read all this unrelated chatter
when I'm trying to read about this incredible tower. When I want to
read about these other topics, I will select the proper thread.

As a member of this forum, I respectfully ask the mods.
to please enforce the rules that we all have agreed to
and all MUST follow...

Thanks
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Old May 12th, 2008, 03:01 AM   #6933
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This is an amazing super tower!!!
I think that the last part will be there with an helicopter or anything like, what do you know about that?



(Sorry, my english is not so good)
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Old May 12th, 2008, 03:45 AM   #6934
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Surely improving 360 degrees is no improvement at all......



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Old May 12th, 2008, 04:28 AM   #6935
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Mix of columns ?

I looks as if there are some standard "I-beams" being used as columns, as well as hollow steel tubes, are the tubes left hollow ? Why use 2 types, are the tube stronger ? Thx IMRE - I never would have known I didn't know this without this amazing shot.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #6936
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the large tubes would be main structural strength and small I beams would be assisting frame.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 05:31 AM   #6937
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man those circular steel columns must have some serious strength!
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Old May 12th, 2008, 06:33 AM   #6938
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incredible. the top is so complex.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 09:10 AM   #6939
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Update May 12th

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Old May 12th, 2008, 09:11 AM   #6940
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