Burj Dubai


The Burj Dubai tower, the tallest skyscraper in the world, is about to be completed. To celebrate it, David Hobcote has taken a series of amazing high resolution pictures from the air which give an exact impression of the breathtaking, massive scale of this building.

Construction is expected to be completed in August, 2009. See more pictures at Gizmodo. Link -Thanks, kid_icarus!

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To the people who run this board,

In a previous message, I wrote the following:
"I’m sure that if this were being built in the USA, Tim would probably be drowing about it!"

Sorry about the typo. The word “drowing” should have been “crowing”. That’s what happens when I try to type faster than I should.

Ten lashes with a wet noodle for that error! If you wish to simply make the correction for me, without inserting this message, that’s fine with me.

Oh, and I stand by what I said about the Burj Dubai. Wonderful accomplishment!
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To the people who run this board,

In a previous message, I wrote the following:
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Sorry about the typo. The word "drowing" should have been "crowing". That's what happens when I try to type faster than I should.

Ten lashes with a wet noodle for that error! If you wish to simply make the correction for me, without inserting this message, that's fine with me.

Oh, and I stand by what I said about the Burj Dubai. Wonderful accomplishment!
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http://www.dubai-architecture.info/DUB-038.htm
a building 30% taller than the Burg Dubai also based in Dubai called Al Burj. Even more scary. BTW, did someone say "waffles"?
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Regardless of the poor character (and use of profanity) of people such as Tim Giachetti, this is truly a remarkable achievement. I'm sure that if this were being built in the USA, Tim would probably be drowing about it!

As for the cost of gas, anyone who thinks it's totally in the hands of the oil companies has GOT to learn some facts! Oil companies have to pay for the crude petroleum before they can refine it (another cost). When the Arab oil barons start running up oil to the price of $140 per barrel (for a 55 gallon drum), a simple hand calculator will tell you that it's an expensive proposition. If oil companies don't have the cash, they've got to borrow it in order to buy the crude. This raises the price per gallon still higher. And let us remember that oil companies, just like your local grocery store, are entitled to a return on their monetary investments.

So let's stop griping about the cost of a gallon of gasoline, and once again offer congratulations to the city of Dubai for their remarkable accomplishment in erecting the Burj Dubai.
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Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) (doctors without borders)is the leading non-governmental organisation for emergency medical aid. It is dedicated to providing expert medical relief to victims of war, disasters and epidemics in 80 countries around the world, giving help to those who need it most, regardless of ethnic origin, religion or political affiliation.

We are organizing \"Swim around the Burj\" event on the 14th of November.
I am volunteering for the same and attempting to raise some funds for MSF.
It would be a great help if you could help us raise funds, by publishing the following at your esteemed blog.
I even have a widget, I could give you the format at the end of this post.

\"WE would like to announce the Return of our beloved “Swim Around the Burj”!!

Lets Step Up and Suit Up….

The much anticipated “Swim Around the Burj” is back on for November 14, 2008.

Challenge yourself to champion the waters around the iconic Burj Al Arab in support of MSF.

Start Training Now!!!

Have your chance to speed, splash, tread and tame the crystal waters of the Burj.

Can you compete the 80 meter distance around the Burj? Will you be the record breaker?

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We look forward to seeing you on November 14th for a morning of fun in the Sun.\"
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