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Old September 11th, 2008, 05:47 AM   #9981
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there needs to be access to replace the aircraft warning lights
theres a ladder inside the spire, leading up to an access hatch at the pinnacle.
the warning lights swivel, so you dont have to replace them while hanging over the edge.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 08:13 AM   #9982
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absoulutely! The sheer mass of these montrous buildings goes a LONG way in absorbing the energy waves from a quake!
I also think that is right. However, back to the pictures From what you can see in the last picture, a new floor has really began now, so for those who want to yell something like "700,9 meters, yeaeeaeaaahahaahahhhH!!!!!11!", they can now certainly do that..











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Old September 11th, 2008, 08:16 AM   #9983
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CUE THE BANANAS

700m!



(for real this time)
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Old September 11th, 2008, 08:53 AM   #9984
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It's actually almost comical how tall this tower looks compared with its surroundings. It makes for an intriguing, but far more puzzling, image. Intriguing in that it pops up almost out of nowhere (since it's more than twice as tall as anything else in Dubai), and puzzling in that it seems wholly unnecessary.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 08:58 AM   #9985
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Is not 700m yet...
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Old September 11th, 2008, 09:23 AM   #9986
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why are they making very tall buildings now ?
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Old September 11th, 2008, 09:31 AM   #9987
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Is not 700m yet...
Why not?
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Old September 11th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #9988
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why are they making very tall buildings now ?
to show the power
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Old September 11th, 2008, 09:42 AM   #9989
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Why not?
Obviously, their word is worth more than concrete photographic evidence.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 10:58 AM   #9990
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wow very tall building .. i cant believe it ..
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Old September 11th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #9991
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So when I said yesterday the next floor had really started, geeks in some places far-away said: "NO, that's the wheel"
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Old September 11th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #9992
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why are they making very tall buildings now ?
For fun! Why else?
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Old September 11th, 2008, 11:27 AM   #9993
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I haven't checked this thread well in a while, but wow, the progress has been amazing.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 12:31 PM   #9994
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So NOW it is really 700m tall....WOW the tallest structure ever beeing built in my lifetime.....and the next tallest is just some 25km further away from this one....what a nixe skyscraper era....
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Old September 11th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #9995
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I think a new "tallest" is always being built in everyone's lifetime hehe
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Old September 11th, 2008, 12:44 PM   #9996
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Congratulations to germantower for the 10,000th post in this thread.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 01:08 PM   #9997
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perte na kaau...jejeje
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Old September 11th, 2008, 01:28 PM   #9998
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If they do ever build a mile high tower...I know what they should put on top.....A milestone !!!!! In the meantime....this tower is incredible and a very big leap into the 21st Century !
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Old September 11th, 2008, 03:03 PM   #9999
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Like they said.

History Rising

Next to the Arabian Desert.

Dubai is destined to be one of the greatest cities on the planet, we have just began witnessing its potential.
The entire image of Dubai speaks of what people can achieve when they are free to play with their imagination.

Colossal investment and bold ideas have made Dubai what it is today.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #10000
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I wonder you would see the difference between 700m and 800m when you stand just beneath the tower. I don't think so.
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