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Old May 16th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #7081
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I heard rumour Dubai planning to build a new tower over 3400 meters tall.
I heard rumour that aliens are going to land on Earth next saturday.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 06:39 PM   #7082
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Old May 16th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #7083
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So it'll be possible to stand on the very top of the pinnacle?
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Old May 16th, 2008, 06:50 PM   #7084
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Old May 16th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #7085
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I heard rumour that aliens are going to land on Earth next saturday.
Yep, that's true, they are coming to build Al Burj!
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Old May 16th, 2008, 07:04 PM   #7086
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So it'll be possible to stand on the very top of the pinnacle?
possible yes, but not for public of course
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Old May 16th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #7087
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Old May 16th, 2008, 07:16 PM   #7088
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How will these holes be hided?
don't know how they'll do it but it should be no problem
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Old May 16th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #7089
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Wow, so basically this thing is as wide as my dinner table at the top.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 07:26 PM   #7090
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possible yes, but not for public of course
No, of course it wont be public, but still. Some lucky bastard will one day stand there and feel like the king/queen of the world.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #7091
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I've been following this thread for a while, but never posted anything over here.
This is the mail I got today, I am sorry if it's a repost.

This is taken from world's tallest building "Burj Dubai" @ 2,620 ft!!!




Really amazing

Look at the edge (uppermost right corner) of the picture, you can almost see the turn of the earth


The persons who are working on the upper most Girders can see the "ROTATION OF EARTH"

So terrifying…..

May be the images are old, but the points may be new (or old) lol
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Old May 16th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #7092
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Look at the edge (uppermost right corner) of the picture, you can almost see the turn of the earth


The persons who are working on the upper most Girders can see the "ROTATION OF EARTH"

So terrifying…..

May be the images are old, but the points may be new (or old) lol
Eh. They've used a fish eye lens...
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Old May 16th, 2008, 09:09 PM   #7093
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the ROTATION of the earth???
you are probably referring to the curvature of it

I can depict the rotation of the earth here in italy aswell, as lon as I can see the sun, but that is a slow progress and will damage your eyes
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Old May 16th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #7094
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If that was the curvature of the Earth, we would have a seriously small planet.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 09:49 PM   #7095
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Hi Cul.

Awesome diagram.

I have been waiting for you to put a guy on the top platform. The top detail print in my last post I have posted many times and still some people are surprised there is access to the top platform. Your drawing shows this better than a print for the masses.

Let me repeat - Awesome diagram.

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Old May 16th, 2008, 09:50 PM   #7096
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No, of course it wont be public, but still. Some lucky bastard will one day stand there and feel like the king/queen of the world.
when i'm in dubai i try to ask if it is possible for me to get to the top....ok, to 99% they won't let me
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Old May 16th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #7097
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If that was the curvature of the Earth, we would have a seriously small planet.
It would, however, make BD look even taller!
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Old May 16th, 2008, 10:25 PM   #7098
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That picture from the top of where it is is very surreal...not anywhere close to seeing the curvature of the earth however...there are mountains that are several times larger and you can't even see that. Nice try though.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #7099
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Rotation of the Earth? Um, we're on the Earth so you can't see it move. Also it's impossible to see the curvature of the Earth even from the tallest mountains. Even in a plane you can't see it. Probably from a spy plane - which usually fly much higher than passenger jets.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 10:34 PM   #7100
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We should expect first 10th steel floor column on sunday
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