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Old December 9th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #12721
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remember, even from Iran
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Old December 9th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #12722
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From Safa Park ( which is very beautifull ) :
And from Tatowin lol ( jumeira beach ), looks like it need some kilometers before touching the moon...

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Now we are getting silly.. Maybe anyone wants to change their MS desktop
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Old December 9th, 2008, 07:53 PM   #12723
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Old December 9th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #12724
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I like this pic, somebody posted on the SSC but dont know who

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Old December 9th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #12725
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I like this pic, somebody posted on the SSC but dont know who

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dubai looks very green here
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Old December 9th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #12726
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So, that's how your desktop looks whit an artistic picture of BD to make difference
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Old December 9th, 2008, 09:40 PM   #12727
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Here's the vista (sorry!) on my little 2nd monitor:



Moon phase/angle updates in 'real' time - doesn't move across sky tho' :-(
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Old December 9th, 2008, 09:59 PM   #12728
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remember, even from Iran
Only theoretically. Due to moisture and sand in the air it won`t be visible neither from a closer point.
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Old December 9th, 2008, 10:44 PM   #12729
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what are u talking about ?
Wastage, that's what. Plus it looks old, as in Tolkeinesque. Happy?



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WTF cares...why bother...
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Old December 9th, 2008, 11:41 PM   #12730
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I remember the theoretical calculation and google earth model.
Did somebody proof it already?
yes i posted that google earth model, according to google earth from the top of spire you can see southern coast of iran, but i doubt you will ever see it in reality when you consider there is an atmosphere... only when the sun rises behind burj dubai when you are looking towards the burj from iran you might be able to see the silhouette of the spire, then the atmosphere cannot block the view as the spire would block the sunlight. But you have to wait until the sun rises from south one day

Plus: I never saw Iran from an aircraft anywhere near Dubai

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Old December 10th, 2008, 03:48 AM   #12731
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yes i posted that google earth model, according to google earth from the top of spire you can see southern coast of iran, but i doubt you will ever see it in reality when you consider there is an atmosphere... only when the sun rises behind burj dubai when you are looking towards the burj from iran you might be able to see the silhouette of the spire, then the atmosphere cannot block the view as the spire would block the sunlight. But you have to wait until the sun rises from south one day

Plus: I never saw Iran from an aircraft anywhere near Dubai
In fact, at >730m in height, the building is _already_ visible (theoretically!) from mainland Iran.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 04:31 AM   #12732
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if this tower locate at Europe..imagine the panorama ,how many country can see from roof top ??
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Old December 10th, 2008, 06:18 AM   #12733
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Old December 10th, 2008, 07:23 AM   #12734
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if this tower locate at Europe..imagine the panorama ,how many country can see from roof top ??
If you're 102km away (give or take a few meters depending on latitude) from an 818m BD you can theoretically glimpse its highest point. Sadly, this distance varies as the square root of building height, so that e.g. Auckland's 328m SkyTower can be seen from ~65km away :-( .
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Old December 10th, 2008, 07:45 AM   #12735
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In fact, at >730m in height, the building is _already_ visible (theoretically!) from mainland Iran.
It may be high enough to see it in regards to the curvature of the earth, but even if there were no atmosphere to obscure the view it is not nearly wide enough to resolve at that distance.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 07:59 AM   #12736
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An amazing structure... but I don't like where it is located.. Dubai is not a nice city for me.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 09:16 AM   #12737
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So, figured I'd take a fun stab at the viewing game since not we're speculating about it at the moment. I'm sure as others said it won't be quite viewable from as large of an area as I drew it due to the atmosphere but hey, it's fun to mess around



I checked the horizon calculations on another site and as it was said, since the square root of the building height affects the distance, you have to climb to ever greater heights to get the same "result".

BD @ ~818m = a view of ~101km / 63 miles - YET
Nakheel Tower @ ~1,450m = a view of only ~135km / 84 miles - despite going up almost twice the height of BD, you do not suddenly gain twice the distance you can view.

To roughly view 200km away, you'd need to be up over 3,800m. Talk about diminishing returns in a sense! Looking at the ground though, well that's a different story lol

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Old December 10th, 2008, 10:17 AM   #12738
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The story of a brave man!

High-flying economy to give itself a nosebleed?
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HE DOES not know it, but Babu Sassi, a fearless young man from Kerala in southern India, is the cult hero of Dubai's army of construction workers.

Known as the "Indian on the top of the world", Mr Sassi is the crane operator at the world's tallest building — the 819-metre Burj Dubai. His office, the cramped crane cab perched on top of the Burj, is also his home — apparently it takes too long to come down to the ground each day to make it worthwhile.

Stories about his daily dalliance with death are discussed in revered terms by Dubai's workers. Some say he has been up there for more than a year, others whisper that he's paid 30,000 dirhams ($A12,500) a month compared with the average wage of 800 dirhams a month. All agree he's worth it. One chat room post said: "(Sassi) must be a real expert at cranes or totally insane."

A similar debate about the boundary between genius and danger is going on around the Burj itself and Dubai's real estate boom.

For the past 10 years, Dubai's implementation of the world's biggest and most ambitious building program has stunned everyone.

Questions about how it is financed have been brushed aside. Dubai's extravagance has reached new levels: from its vast terminal 3 at the international airport, which will be redundant when the bigger Jebel Ali airport is built in 2015, to the $US20 million ($A30.5 million) launch party of the Atlantis Hotel two weeks ago.

But in recent weeks the cracks have become undeniable. Property prices have slumped, demand has dried up and, for the first time, the emirate is being forced to consider calling a halt to its expansion.

Some analysts are claiming that Dubai could implode, weighed down under a pile of debt and, given that it has relatively small oil reserves, no obvious way of paying for it.

One said: "This has been the most spectacular spending mission on earth. But it's a mirage. If complex debt structures have brought the financial world to its knees, Dubai is the world's biggest toxic time bomb."

Last week, Dubai's authorities scrambled to address the speculation by unveiling for the first time details about its financial position.

Mohammed Ali Alabbar, a member of Dubai's executive council and chairman of Emaar Properties, which owns the Burj Dubai, said the emirate's borrowings amounted to $US80 billion against assets of about $US350 billion. He said: "The Government can and will meet all its obligations."

The most dramatic development was the announcement of the United Arab Emirates' bail-out of its banking sector complete with a cash injection from the Abu Dhabi-based Federal Government.

Anthony Harris, former British ambassador to the UAE, who now works for the insurance subsidiary of Robert Fleming in Dubai, said: "The property market might have a wobble but, in the long term, the demand from Asia is huge. There are some strong pillars to Dubai's economy."

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Old December 10th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #12739
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Old December 10th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #12740
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In above map you design a circle (visible Burj Dubai). If i was in Oman mountains, with clear weather i was able to see Burj Dubai ?


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