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Old February 17th, 2009, 06:36 AM   #15861
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My guess was salt-water with underwater plants and interjection of different species to develop an ecosystem. I don't think that is possible with a tiled-floor. Also, the water looks like it has chlorine in it.

I must ask, how can you tell if the water has chlorine in it from an image?
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Old February 17th, 2009, 06:48 AM   #15862
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Hi all.

I don't think the idea for the lakes and water features around the Burj was for them to become 'ye olde fishin hole' .....

Great update Imre - I think the lakes look great and the worlds highest fountain will go nicely with the worlds tallest structure.

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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:18 AM   #15863
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I must ask, how can you tell if the water has chlorine in it from an image?
water quality. the water is so clear and looks like you can get a glass and drink it, that means it has chlorine. with out it, the water would get very dirty and cloudy very fast.

on a side note all fountains have chlorine so it kills water born insects such as mosquitoes. if you dont want to use chlorine then you can use wildlife (such as mosquito fish to eat the larvae) but then you need to have a mini habitat with plants and gravel. as i see none of that its safe to say there using chlorine.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 08:15 AM   #15864
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Hi all.

I don't think the idea for the lakes and water features around the Burj was for them to become 'ye olde fishin hole' .....
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Old February 17th, 2009, 08:31 AM   #15865
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Old February 17th, 2009, 10:52 AM   #15866
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What does that have to do with the construction?

have you read the article? read between the lines nygirl.

"No one knows how bad things have become, though it is clear that tens of thousands have left, real estate prices have crashed and scores of Dubai’s major construction projects have been suspended or canceled. But with the government unwilling to provide data, rumors are bound to flourish, damaging confidence and further undermining the economy."


True story Ive seen and experienced at the time I WAS WORKING in BD. When the swiss company (who originally won the contract for BD cladding works) went bankrupt, they just left their cars all around dbx when they flee.... now this is happening in large scale.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 11:49 AM   #15867
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I must ask, how can you tell if the water has chlorine in it from an image?
The water becomes dirty without chlorine, as it attracts dust and living organisms. Also, the chlorine makes the water look like that green-blue/turqoise/teal colour.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 12:22 PM   #15868
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chloride catastrophy at hawaii islands!!!! :



1st: color is because of... i dunno... THE PAINT ON THE FLOOR?

2nd: water filtration keeps it clear?

3rd: it may be just my lack off knowledge but... how many water-living plants and other organisms, are there blooming on the DESERT so that their seeds could drop with wind into the lake? also what is their incubation time (as the water is there for 3 days or so?), and how do they actually survive in a pool without any kind of minerals and other food stuff you find in lakes and such, but absolutely not in a man made pool?

4th: chlorine has a smell. you suppose that to owner of one of the most expensive places on this planet wishes that his guests would feel like in a cheap swimming pool?


Edit: Monkey9000 that is your personal opinion, and that's fine you have one. many people, including me, would disagree with it however. also i suppose emaar doesn't quite see it that way, swimming will rather not be allowed, and all other facts remain.

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Old February 17th, 2009, 12:23 PM   #15869
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Don't understand why people are so adverse to wildlife or plant life for this pond. Surely there is a way to introduce it even with the pumps, look at Lake Geneva for example:



And Jarott in my opinion the pond currently looks like a cheap swimming pool.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 12:33 PM   #15870
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The water becomes dirty without chlorine, as it attracts dust and living organisms. Also, the chlorine makes the water look like that green-blue/turqoise/teal colour.
I will need to take out my nose plugs next time I pass the lake just to get a whiff of chlorine
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Old February 17th, 2009, 12:45 PM   #15871
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Well it is a fact that water without purification will go murky when exposed to open air. So it makes sense that there is some element of chlorine in the water and is not as crazy as you seem to expect OTR. It can be such a tiny proportion to the overall water itself that it will be hard to detect with smell. Other options for purification are through reeds and natural organisms.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 02:32 PM   #15872
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Chlorinated water doesn't attract dust?
It's going to take a lot more than filtration to keep that inland sea clean. There'll have to be an army of people constantly cleaning the bottom.
The owners need to sell a few of their European estates if that's what it takes to get the building finished. Dubai doesn't need a half mile tall billboard advertising their economic woes.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #15873
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great snaps imre
its amazing what water does to a project. looks excellent.

This does not look good in my opinion. I would like to echo the persons saying it looks like a cheap swimming pool. It is a huge disappointment compared to the lake in the Burj Dubai concept drawing at the following site. http://www.tourismzone.com/photos/mi...burj-dubai.jpg

When grains of sand and dust start to cover the bottom, it might look better. Or, it just might look like a mess.

It looks like a misjudged case of bad taste.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #15874
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What does that have to do with the construction?
It has everything to do construction. Its called construction economics. Its why nearly every major private building project has been either canceled or put on hold. That goes from small developments in small UK towns to super talls in Dubai and Chicago. This will likely pull all the way through but if you go through this and every other Sub-Forum on this forum you will see this on the end of threads 'On Hold'. If you can't fund it, you can't construct it.
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Old February 17th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #15875
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This does not look good in my opinion. I would like to echo the persons saying it looks like a cheap swimming pool. It is a huge disappointment compared to the lake in the Burj Dubai concept drawing at the following site. http://www.tourismzone.com/photos/mi...burj-dubai.jpg

When grains of sand and dust start to cover the bottom, it might look better. Or, it just might look like a mess.

It looks like a misjudged case of bad taste.
Is there anything of "good taste" in Dubai anyway?
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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #15876
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you mean that dot city with $ 3 trillion NEW infrastructure investment .
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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:44 PM   #15877
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I think it looks awesome. I really like it
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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #15878
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How do u post pictures here cause I can´t post attachments?!
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Old February 17th, 2009, 08:10 PM   #15879
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Is there anything of "good taste" in Dubai anyway?
eee Big Mac? ... wait no, not even that.... ;P

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Old February 17th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #15880
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Obviously they will have installed some type of automatic cleaning of the lake, it is little difficult to clean the lake by hand...

The real problem is what will happen in case of wind-storm?
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