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Old November 7th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #881
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Because they are misinformed. By the time they get to Dubai, it's too late. Their passports are taken away and then have to pay off the loan that the construction company had them take for all the expenses to move them to Dubai. And with $5 that they make a day, they'll never be able to pay off that loan, and they can't just leave without a passport. Therefore they are wage slaves.
I highly doubt these claims. I think you have some facts mixed up.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:03 AM   #882
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Workers are NOT recruted in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Egypt, Philipine, China, Vietnam from the companies themselvs. Local Recruting Companies do that and if anything is paid upfront (which is often the case) it is to these recruting companies.

However paying big amounts to migrate and then struggling to pay that back, finding not was promissed or hoped for, is a worldwide phenomen no matter where the destination is, being Middle East, Asia and even to the so called developed, civilised, champions of democracy, human rights and fair treatment of he West.

I come from a place where around 1 million people (30% of population) migrated during the '90s and I know how they did it and what they faced. I considered pointless to migrate myself, knowing the reality and my patient was reward when the company I work with one day decided to transfer me first in an EU country and then in Dubai, taking care of my accomodation and othere expences.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:11 AM   #883
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I highly doubt these claims. I think you have some facts mixed up.
Uh, no. These facts have been very well documented. Do some research.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:13 AM   #884
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Will there be any mass transit linked to Burj Dubai? Subway, light-rail, monorail?
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the 70km metro link will run along the highway (Sheikh Zayed rd) near Burj Dubai mall i think?

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yes, it runs near the burj mall
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wowoooww amazing pic...where is that? is that true?
Dubai Metro, LRT running both underground and on elevated track (as in the picture) is under construction and it is planed to open the first line by September 2009. It will look like in that picture and the trucks run some 500 meters or less from Burj Dubai (not the Mall which is further away) and there will be a Burj Dubai Metro Station that will be connected with the tower's plaza with an covered and air conditioned walkway.

Just look at the aerial pictures (but not only) and you'll see the track and their positioning compared to the tower.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 01:09 PM   #885
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I have a question :
Presumably a dampening system will be employed to prevent sway in the building? At this height though - despite the sledner design - the wind pressure could be pretty emense. DDoes anyone know how the structure would cope in the event of a failure of the dampening system. I assume the stuctural integrity would remain intact but severe oscilations could cause huge internal damage at the higher levels. I'd be interested to know what the maximum lateral movement at the pinacle is calculated to be in a worst case scenario - i.e. sustained winds, no dampening.

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Old November 7th, 2007, 02:09 PM   #886
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eversendai baby

Given that the eversendai bus was on the scene some time ago, I wanted to know if there is any sign yet of metalwork on the construction site? Just cant wait to see a complete change in construction, materials and progress.

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iven thou it mite seem streinge, I mis his speling
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Old November 7th, 2007, 03:23 PM   #887
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Given that the eversendai bus was on the scene some time ago, I wanted to know if there is any sign yet of metalwork on the construction site? Just cant wait to see a complete change in construction, materials and progress.

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iven thou it mite seem streinge, I mis his speling
Theres nothing noticable with regards to the steelwork going up at the moment
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Old November 7th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #888
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i think if the dampner failed ,the main super structure would stay intact. You have to remember Burj Dubai is the tallest concrete structure ever built! @ nearly 600m high. the former tallest all concrete structure was a chimney is russia nearly 200m shorter.
It would be so strong especially where the lower section of tower meets the slab and piling.
i think steel structure may start this weekend. there isnt much of the concrete to go.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #889
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Maybe it is already done. Just formwork to be removed.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 03:44 PM   #890
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Anyone know why the cladding appears to have halted the last few weeks ??
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I highly doubt these claims. I think you have some facts mixed up.
Especially taking your passport, because no-one can except for the country of origin.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 05:14 PM   #892
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i found these very HQ pictures from 29.october 2007
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Old November 7th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #893
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Great pics
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Old November 7th, 2007, 06:42 PM   #894
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maybe somebody knows what is this mysterious Emaar plot in Dubailand?

Burj Dubai 2 ?


Emaar secret weapon against Nakheel's Al Burj.


A mile high tower?
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Old November 7th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #895
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OMG Dubai_steve !!!! is that shot real or photoshoped ?!!!
ITs the most beatiful shot of dubai i've ever seen, so breathtaking.. I want one in high res for my background image !!!



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Old November 7th, 2007, 07:26 PM   #896
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I have a question :
Presumably a dampening system will be employed to prevent sway in the building? At this height though - despite the sledner design - the wind pressure could be pretty emense. DDoes anyone know how the structure would cope in the event of a failure of the dampening system. I assume the stuctural integrity would remain intact but severe oscilations could cause huge internal damage at the higher levels. I'd be interested to know what the maximum lateral movement at the pinacle is calculated to be in a worst case scenario - i.e. sustained winds, no dampening.

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This tower employs Tuned Sloshing Dampers (TSD) which is basically a concrete tank half filled with water near the top. Inherently, it is hard to imagine how a TSD would fail. Also, keep in mind that the tower's "stepping" design was partly based on wind studies that recommended the wind be directed upward and around the tower. Basically, the set-back design of the tower manipulates the wind forces to relieve direct sustained pressure against any one "side" and therefore minimize severe wind sway.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 07:28 PM   #897
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amazzing photo!!!waaau
what is an island on the left-down corner?
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Old November 7th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #898
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Old November 7th, 2007, 08:03 PM   #899
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my god!!!! look at those pics... stunning!!!!!!
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Old November 7th, 2007, 08:58 PM   #900
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I hope they whip those God damn slaves hard when they start working again!!
I cant wait to see this building get even bigger!!!
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