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Old April 7th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #17181
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great elevator shaft pic ,you should have said that you were looking down ,that would be more impressive, lol
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Old April 7th, 2009, 01:27 AM   #17182
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Old April 7th, 2009, 01:33 AM   #17183
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Old April 7th, 2009, 01:34 AM   #17184
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it would be alot worse if you were anywhere near the bottom when the cable snapped actually.
Hmm, why's that then? You mean if you are still in the lift?
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Old April 7th, 2009, 01:49 AM   #17185
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If you were at the base of the shaft and the cable snapped a couple of metres above your head you may be OK; if a few hundred metres of cable came whipping and snapping down the shaft on top of you then you'd be mincemeat.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 03:03 AM   #17186
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Less time for the brakes to do their job too
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Old April 7th, 2009, 03:50 AM   #17187
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I've constructed a not-so accurate model of the Burj on the map/geometry editing free multiplayer/singleplayer first person shooter known as "Sauerbraten".



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Old April 7th, 2009, 05:22 AM   #17188
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Old April 7th, 2009, 05:51 AM   #17189
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You're kidding right? If not you really ought to learn how to read the title of a thread, the T/O in the title means it's topped out!
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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:35 AM   #17190
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Great pics!
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Old April 7th, 2009, 06:36 AM   #17191
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ouooooooooooooo! is this real?!!!!!!
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Old April 7th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #17192
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no, this whole thread is fake

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Old April 7th, 2009, 10:57 AM   #17193
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LOL hahahahah.....
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Old April 7th, 2009, 12:07 PM   #17194
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the sun in that photo looks like a white dwarfe...

but the pictures you can get in Dubai can be incredible at times.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 12:32 PM   #17195
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Big, Bigger, Biggest: The Burj Dubai

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Yes, thanks for posting that is really quite something! Would be abit scary if the cabel snapped if you were anywhere near the top!
If the cable snapped, nothing would happen:



53 elevators!
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Old April 7th, 2009, 01:45 PM   #17196
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ouooooooooooooo! is this real?!!!!!!
Quick way to be banned.

Anyway stunning pictures, showing how really big is this monster tower. I was wondering how high, or what level will be open for sightseeing, like in Empire State Building for example. If there is going to be a level like that.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 01:50 PM   #17197
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Anyway stunning pictures, showing how really big is this monster tower. I was wondering how high, or what level will be open for sightseeing, like in Empire State Building for example. If there is going to be a level like that.
124th floor.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 02:32 PM   #17198
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Speaking of the Observatory Deck on the 124th floor, the access area it will be inside the Dubai Mall, in the Food Court Area and from there it will be connected to the tower from an underground tunnel. Considering the distance I don't know if they will have peoples movers or moving walkways.

Also the area inside the Mall where they are working is big so probably souvenir shops will be there as well, and of course the security scanning.

When I first climbed the CN Tower in 2003 they had this bomb sniffing air blowing machines type of scanners. I'm sure similar and even more advanced ones will be installed here.

All in all it seams that everything related to the Observatory deck would be totally isolated from the rest of the tower, for security reasons of course.
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Old April 7th, 2009, 02:53 PM   #17199
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^thats unsual? do you think alot of people will turn up at base of tower trying to find a lobby to catch lift to ob deck? how far is mall entry from lobby of burj?
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Old April 7th, 2009, 04:19 PM   #17200
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@DXBQuantum - Thanks.

But only 124th. Thats only like half of it. Well better that than nothing. Any idea when is that going to be open for visitors. I might go to Dubai just to see that.
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