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Old February 19th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #15941
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Enough arguing.

Time for some more pics.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #15942
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Are those pics of an entrance the main entrance or one of the lesser ones? There's gonna be 3 isn't there?
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Old February 19th, 2009, 03:47 PM   #15943
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I find it amusing that most internet forums only have room for positive comments. Everything in life isn't positive, so get used to it. As far as people forming opinions from photos, most of us will never have the privilege to visit these fantastic places, so those of you who post photos are not only extraordinarily lucky, but also in a position to act as the "eyes" for the rest of us.

It's completely feasible that this lake does look much better in person. I see photos from ground level that look beautiful, and I've seen photos from above that look downright tacky. Whether that is reality or a combination of camera/photographer remains to be seen.

Anyway, my point is that this should be a discussion forum where positive AND negative opinions are embraced - as long as they are not breaking the rules.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #15944
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[QUOTE=gerald.d;32534152]Enough arguing.

Time for some more pics.




Fantastic pic gerald, love the water and the way the Burj disappears into the clouds - increadible. I don't really get this whole two tone lake floor arguement.. once the fountains are on it'll work fine with all the disruption to the water's surface, you'd only notice from high above. For what it's worth I think the whole surrounding area looks great.

The holes it the spire's cladding will be to allow the wind to pass through so that it creates less resistance, because it's very thin and at that ridiculous height the winds are severe.

Btw, shocking how dirty the cladding is already! Those window cleaners are gonna have a 24/7 job ahead of them!
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Old February 19th, 2009, 03:57 PM   #15945
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I think it is the entrance towards the lake...

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First off that place is a desert and doing something with so much water is a tad nutzo to begin with..no? I mean if they cut a channel and used sea water that would be something else...but they are using fresh water...do you have any idea how many ga-zillion gallons of water is going to get evaporated off of that puppy every day in the summer?
I found this in Emaar site: fountains when are operational, will have over 22,000 gallons of water in the air at any given moment...
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Old February 19th, 2009, 03:58 PM   #15946
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Btw, shocking how dirty the cladding is already! Those window cleaners are gonna have a 24/7 job ahead of them!
I don't think a single piece of cladding has been cleaned since it was put in place. The building is going to be transformed once all the grime, soot & sand have been washed off.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 04:02 PM   #15947
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Old February 19th, 2009, 04:03 PM   #15948
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Not to mentioned that the panels were dirty even before they were put in place (got dirty during storage)
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Old February 19th, 2009, 04:06 PM   #15949
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(I waited around for about an hour to get that shot )
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Old February 19th, 2009, 04:44 PM   #15950
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I don't like this swimming pool in front of the building... But BD looks good , not awsome but not bad .
The worst thing is that Dubai has not history , i wouldn't like live there maybe for hollidays only.
The height of BD is impresive.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #15951
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Oh for god sake ... what's with these people. Do you all leave inside a museum?
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Old February 19th, 2009, 05:08 PM   #15952
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Whats wrong with all you Burj Dubai defenders? You might enjoy to swallow everything put in front of you but for gods sake this is a forum where it isn't mandatory to have the same opionion...

I like the Dubai Marina... and i like this pool from the ground. But from the upper floors of the Burj it looks ridiculous for me and no one can change that opionion.

I'd like it better if it had a darker color, like the big pool in the Old Town. But still would not look like water from above but just like a blue surface..
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Old February 19th, 2009, 05:27 PM   #15953
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I think it all looks amazing, although a little wary of the fountain pool i'll admit. However, it's hard to judge until it's completed and fully operational.

I can't wait to see the Burj Dubai in all it's glory, i'm sure it will look even more spectacular when its clean.

Something i've always wondered though... Will the construction in Dubai ever tone down a notch or two? Not that it's a bad thing, but isn't it like living on one big construction site? I've never been so i'm just curious if it's constantly noisy and dusty due to all the work going on. I figured maybe in 20 years or so, Dubai will be more established and not "need" to constantly out-do itself.

Still have to visit though!
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Old February 19th, 2009, 06:03 PM   #15954
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Oh for god sake ... what's with these people. Do you all leave inside a museum?
people should be allowed to "leave" differing points of view don't you think?
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Old February 19th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #15955
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people should be allowed to "leave" differing points of view don't you think?
When it becomes a pattern of total non-sense, someone has to remind them.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 06:41 PM   #15956
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I still consider that a bigger, sea water, canal stretching from the sea and engulfing all the site would be better, even with no fountain. Just imagine the deep blue water around all those projects, with small sailing boats and more green space around the water. This all reminds me of a swimming pool or a water park, not a monumental scenery..... Now I made my self depressed
Totally agree. The whole area would benefit from a more natural setting that allowed for "small sailing boats". It would make Dubai a more 'real', functional, and practical city that would prove to be a very interesting and diverse world-class city. But, don't attack me please, I do think the lake with the project creates a very striking and impressive feature.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #15957
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When is the top crane scheduled to be removed?
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Old February 19th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #15958
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When it becomes a pattern of total non-sense, someone has to remind them.
You're wrong. I agree that Dubai is beautiful metropolis, the perfect example of skyscrapercity but it hasn't soul at all. That's my opinion , you don't have to agree with me.
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What a monster! I can't wait to stay at the Armani Hotel.
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Old February 19th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #15960
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... it hasn't soul at all.
Didn't you said "it has no history" ... to begin with?


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When is the top crane scheduled to be removed?
I'd be guessing at max a couple of months. With the missing top section almost completed on the ground and ready to be lifted soon, there is no other major task for the crane to accomplish, if not for lifting glass panels.
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