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Old December 26th, 2008, 09:47 AM   #901
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Speaking of Woods Bagot,
Just in case someone is interested.....
From their website, See below;

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Job Location Dubai

Reference No. MEL081110RSL

Title Regional Sector Leader

Work Type Full Time - Permanent

Description
Woods Bagot is a leading global design studio that is committed to innovative solutions. Across our network of studios in Australia, Asia, Middle East and Europe, we operate in collaborative and open environments where ideas, teamwork and research allow us to deliver exceptional service to our clients.

Our Education, Science and Health Sector is in a signification growth phase and is seeking a Regional Leader for the Middle East.

We are seeking a Leader who has a passion for and experience in Health or Education within the Architecture or Interior Design environment. The successful person will have strong relationship building skills and business development skills, which is supported by extensive market knowledge and a solid commercial acumen. Working closely with other leaders across the globe you will undertake the challenge of growing and further developing the sector throughout the Middle East.

The successful person will have Project Director experience, as well as leadership and mentoring skills and the ability to technically contribute to a project team.

Working in a global practice with a one studio philosophy offers a diverse workplace that encourages a progressive career, lifestyle and global opportunities in a culture that thrives on innovation, creativity, research and individual thought.

This position can be located in either of our Middle East Studios; Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

An attractive salary package with relocation (if required) will be offered.
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Old December 29th, 2008, 07:00 AM   #902
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''From the top of the tower, Earth's curvature will be clearly visible''

I don't think so!!! - you can just about make out the curvature of the earth at 60,000 ft when I was on Concorde. so no you cant see the curvature of the earth at 1km. lol
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Old December 29th, 2008, 08:35 AM   #903
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Quite true. Also, there are probably many mountains that are easily over 1 km above the ground and you still can't see the curvature of the earth.

60,000 feet? Wow. Commercial jets in America only go about 30,000. (And I can't confidently make out the earth's curvature from that height.)
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Old December 29th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #904
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No even from mount Everest (25,000 ft +/-) or a normal commercial jet 30,000 - 40,000 ft you will not see curvature, upper atmosphere is the only way, at 60,000 ft on Concorde you could see it, but still faint!
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Old December 29th, 2008, 09:44 AM   #905
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Iran should definately be visible from this tower...
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Old December 29th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #906
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165km...maybe with a very clear weather
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Old December 29th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #907
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Actually you can see the curvature of the earth at sea level lol, but you should probably be sailing the the ocean and have a straight edge
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Old December 29th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #908
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Actually you can see the curvature of the earth at sea level lol, but you should probably be sailing the the ocean and have a straight edge
That is exactly what i wanted to say. Seeing the curvature whilst standing on a mountain range is not an easy task...

But when you look down on the persian gulf from the top of the tower shouldn't it be possible to have the same effect as a ship?
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Old December 29th, 2008, 11:17 PM   #909
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Well, there are going to be some factors to consider, the main one probably being the atmosphere of the area. Like, where i live on the central coast of California, i could probably do it if I ever went to the beach which is 10 minutes away lol. But if I went to Los Angeles, then theres going to be a different story. I picture the air in that area to have a lot of sand (don't know) so it could block the viewing distance and appear hazy. It will aslo depend on the span of the gulf and the terrain of the opposite. The reason its so easy on the ocean is because its all sea level for far distances (which is why boats disappear) where in the gulf, that boat may not disappear.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:02 AM   #910
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You can get glimpse of Iran from Burj Dubai, therefore Iran should be visible from Nakheel tower, in god weather of course.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 01:53 AM   #911
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It's madness!
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #912
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You can get glimpse of Iran from Burj Dubai, therefore Iran should be visible from Nakheel tower, in god weather of course.
If Burj Dubai is visible from Iran, then Nakheel Tower will be much more visible than Burj... Nakheel is almost 200 metres highest
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Old December 30th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #913
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that's what I meant...
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Old December 30th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #914
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I imagine they will mix carbon nanotubes in the concrete
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Old December 30th, 2008, 07:04 PM   #915
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I agree that seeing the curvature of earth is not going to happen, but there are other funny physics things going on. If my memory serves me right, every 100m is equal to a 1C temperature drop. That means at the top of the tower it will be 10 Celsius colder, which means the difference between wearing a tshirt and a sweater.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #916
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I just imagined if they would built it in another climate, there would probably be snow and ice on its top, while it is just raining on the ground due to the temperature difference.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 09:19 PM   #917
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Why is everyone saying that they're going to use carbon nanotubes? Last I checked such technology was still experimental and the longest strand they could make was 1 foot. Also, what need is there for carbon nanotubes in such a relatively small structure? 1km is really not that tall. In fact, it's only 180 meters taller than the Burj Dubai and the Burj never used carbon nanotubes.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #918
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we were actually talking about further extreme heights like 5km or 10km as you'll see above. But as nanotubes get developed, we'll see more of it, as I mentioned above, nanotube is far away from fully developed. Nanotube is a superstrength/ lightweight material which is the strongest material on Earth (currently)
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Old December 30th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #919
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This project is majestic. I cannot believe it's actually getting built.

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when does construction start?
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