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Old December 6th, 2007, 11:58 AM   #1861
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As a simple tourist NO.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 12:48 PM   #1862
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The lake is good, I think it fits there much better than some ,,natural looking" lake...
I agree can you imagine a natural lake there? With all sorts of organic matter?

I think the reason people might not be happy with it is because it doesn't appear as deep, and grand as natural lakes. When your right next to a natural lake more often than not it really gives you that "waterfront" feeling. Maybe they should rename it to Burj Pond?

or we can wait till the final product and see if it really gives off that "waterfront" feeling.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 01:05 PM   #1863
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As i said before, i dont think this is the final stage of the lake. I guess there will be soil on the ground and some seaplants. Well every artifical lake has some life in it so i dont think this will stay a pool.
i totally agree. I don't think this is the final stage of the lake. Watching those videos with the head of Emaar talking, he seems like a very stylish guy who needs everything to be perfect. This is Dubai's Big project. The real show stopper that will be the new, fresh face of Dubai. Emaar would want to make this development perfect with fine finishes. i'm sure in the end, the lake will look absolutely gorgeous. Also the final appearance of the whole place has to please the Sheik, and all workers, managers and contractors want to do exactly that. Cause if aint happy, then he could ask to completely redo some areas to suit his liking.

BTW, great photo updates Imre and Fury!! Keep up the great work and thankyou for taking the time to take the pictures and share it with all of us here at skyscraper community and especially to all those here who aren't living in dubai. Your work is truly appreciated.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 02:39 PM   #1864
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Thats amazing! Awesome stuff CUL!

Looks like hydraulics for weight distribution at the the top of the tower.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #1865
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Pic from December 4th:
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Old December 6th, 2007, 04:56 PM   #1866
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Don't worry to much about the lake, it's only 50% filled. The water will probably look more blue when they rise the water level. Besides that, the water is colored green because of the green sheeting. After a dust storm there will be enough mud in the water to cover that sheeting and the hideous color will turn into a normal color.
the lake water level reached almost the final heights if they increase 50% , water going inside The Oldtown Island
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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:00 PM   #1867
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06/December/2007

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the lake, they can increase max 5-10cm only, as I said before this lake only 1-1.5 m deep

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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #1868
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nice update again imre
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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:09 PM   #1869
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Am I the only one that likes the lake in the state it is now?
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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:19 PM   #1870
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They started with steel!!!!!!!!!!!

Spot the steel behind the craneTop of steel now L157 592.1m


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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #1871
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Why is everybody so stressed out about the artificial lake looking artificial, common' guys, it IS artificial. It has a nice artificial oasis look to it and I think it goes well with the rest of the surroundings, all man made.
I like it, and seen from above it is really cool.
but for the others, just wait some months, the sand will cover the bottom and you will get that slimy, dirty, polluted look of real lakes in middle of cities, brownish sewage look hehe

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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #1872
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Finally steel, that is good news! Hope they'll go fast...
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Old December 6th, 2007, 06:02 PM   #1873
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I can't believe it!!!!
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Old December 6th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #1874
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you have good eyes , I thought you will not recognise the steel section

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Old December 6th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #1875
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The eye of a falcon Hope it will go up fast. Was wondering what will happen with the other crane and what is that scaffolding around it??
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Old December 6th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #1876
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so whats the est of the height of the steel ?
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Old December 6th, 2007, 06:37 PM   #1877
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Why is everybody so stressed out about the artificial lake looking artificial, common' guys, it IS artificial. It has a nice artificial oasis look to it and I think it goes well with the rest of the surroundings, all man made.
I like it, and seen from above it is really cool.
but for the others, just wait some months, the sand will cover the bottom and you will get that slimy, dirty, polluted look of real lakes in middle of cities, brownish sewage look hehe

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The point of an artificial lake is to make it look real and natural. When you look at artificial lakes at golf courses, new neighborhoods or man-made reservoirs they almost look natural. Not like a swimming pool.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 07:44 PM   #1878
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What are those green layers hangin on the side of the building?
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Old December 6th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #1879
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Nets for blocking debris from falling over the people working on the lower floors/setbacks or on the ground.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #1880
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Nets for blocking debris from falling over the people working on the lower floors/setbacks or on the ground.
Are those nets strong enough if unlucky worker fell?
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