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Old November 15th, 2008, 03:56 PM   #11901
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I have to agree. Ugly city with what seems to be awful city planning.
City, what city? You don't get to see the city in those aerials. All you see is an empty area at the edge of the city that is being developed as the city expands.


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Is there such a badass sandstorm all year long? You hardly get to see a real clear sky in Dubai, it seems.
That's what I always complained about when I was living in Vienna.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #11902
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Old November 16th, 2008, 03:35 AM   #11903
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Old November 16th, 2008, 06:27 AM   #11904
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Old November 16th, 2008, 06:47 AM   #11905
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Old November 16th, 2008, 08:14 AM   #11906
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Is there such a badass sandstorm all year long? You hardly get to see a real clear sky in Dubai, it seems.
It can be quite sandy und dusty, but usually it is clear blue skies.... much more often than anywhere else

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I don't know. Clearly an impressive single building, but the landscape around it looks unfriendly and desolate. There doesn't look to be any street life or central core.

It feels like once you leave the building, all you have to look forward to is driving past a bunch of contstruction sites and on to the highway. All enclosed in your car. Not my kind of place, I think.
There's no "bunch of construction sites". The whole city is a construction site And yet there are many many places already which are luscious green and relaxed (for example Emirates Hills area). When the Downtown Burj Dubai development is finished as well as Dubai Marina, Business Bay, the Palms, Waterfront, Arabian Canal..... this will be a very nice city to live in. Which it already is anyways.

Here are some pictures from yesterday (taken from Burj Dubai Residences):







The following link shows a Panorama picture of Burj Dubai from top to bottom in 1862x3613

http://www.quetschluft.de/dubai/burj_dubai.jpg

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Old November 16th, 2008, 09:00 AM   #11907
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An additional comment on the sandstorms:

From my experience taking pictures here is quite challenging. The sun is so massive that for any automatically taken picture the sky appears to be white. In order to see the blue sky on pictures you have to set a small aperture (high f-number). Most compact cameras do the opposite to enable a short exposure time.

Dubai is usually not as "milky" as it appears to be on pictures
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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:14 AM   #11908
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That's what I always complained about when I was living in Vienna.
Any day I prefer Vienna's weather to Dubai's.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:20 AM   #11909
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It can be quite sandy und dusty, but usually it is clear blue skies.... much more often than anywhere else



There's no "bunch of construction sites". The whole city is a construction site And yet there are many many places already which are luscious green and relaxed (for example Emirates Hills area). When the Downtown Burj Dubai development is finished as well as Dubai Marina, Business Bay, the Palms, Waterfront, Arabian Canal..... this will be a very nice city to live in. Which it already is anyways.
I think his point was that there is nowhere to walk to around the Burj, unlike most cities where talll buildings are in the vicinity of other things within walking distance like coffee shops and stores, etc. You have to hop in your car and drive away in Dubai.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #11910
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Great picture Desert Diver. Damn lots of detail to be seen at the ground and up.

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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:48 AM   #11911
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I think his point was that there is nowhere to walk to around the Burj, unlike most cities where talll buildings are in the vicinity of other things within walking distance like coffee shops and stores, etc.....
..But that is what they are building When downtown is finished it will be a nice relaxing place to hang-out and go for a walk. Just the same with Dubai Marina: "The Walk" is turning out very nicely. Not much longer and there will be great possibilities to walk along the harbor with cafes, restaurants and shops for miles to go. Most of Dubai Marina is almost finished and looks very nice already

My point is: Please don't judge Dubai by the aerial pictures. It is a car city to quite some extent, I admit. But not more than any town in the US The developers make a lot of effort in order to make Dubai a "Garden City" among magnificent skyscrapers and living areas.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 11:00 AM   #11912
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The developers make a lot of effort in order to make Dubai a "Garden City" among magnificent skyscrapers and living areas.
Funny that Dubai rezidents love parks and other facilities, while a lot of other "dubai entuziasts" from other places, want to see a concrete jungle, high density, skyscraper near skyscaraper, no "wasted" land with parks and other stuf.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #11913
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Funny that Dubai rezidents love parks and other facilities, while a lot of other "dubai entuziasts" from other places, want to see a concrete jungle, high density, skyscraper near skyscaraper, no "wasted" land with parks and other stuf.
Just about the same goes in any culture.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 11:43 AM   #11914
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Don't put much thoughts into it, it was just rumbbling for the sake of argueing as her/his previous post.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #11915
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Don't put much thoughts into it, it was just rumbbling for the sake of argueing as her/his previous post.
Like always, you don't understand nothing of what I want to say...
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Old November 16th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #11916
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Great picture Desert Diver. Damn lots of detail to be seen at the ground and up.

http://www.quetschluft.de/dubai/burj_dubai.jpg

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Old November 16th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #11917
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Two guys on top of the world today, and more steel going up.

I feel another floor coming on tomorrow.

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Old November 16th, 2008, 07:25 PM   #11918
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impressive closeup OTR, many thx. i would love to stand up there
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Old November 16th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #11919
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Wow in such pics you really get to see the scale of it all. It aren't 'normal' 3.5 meter floors but full 6.0 meter floors and with the people standing in it, it gets really clear.

Hopefully they start with a new floor before 7.30AM this time...
Anyway, time for some progress!
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Looks like they start a new floor
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