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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!

I dont know much about photography... but being over 600 meters tall... this photo just doesnt feel right! Sure its a massive structure, but i think someone has played with the perspective here on this one... the land below is just too small!!! Thoughts
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Right off the cover of a science-fiction novel from the sixties. Taller than the depth of the deepest hole in the world, B.T.W.
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oh I just found something cool. Go to their website http://www.burjdubai.com/ and click on the picture of the building (it says compare)

It then does a neat comparison of this tower to the other top ones.
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That picture looks more like an artist's rendering than an actual photo. Maybe because of the surreal colours in the surrounding landscape.
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Being over 600meters tall (almost twice as the Empire state building) i think that picture isnt photoshopped or obscured in any way. It probably looks bigger because of the smaller buildings around it which are probably not bigger than maybe 30-50 floors each.
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Sky scrapers make no sense in Dubai, as the veiw from every window is of more and more of dubai.

Which is no recipe for a pleasing vista.
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I live in Dubai and it looks exactly like that. Its very hazy here now because its 46 degrees celsius thats why it looks so unreal and rendered.
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You all seem to have forgotten one thing. That's your fucking gas dollars at work.
Cost to produce one barrel of oil : $1.00

Fuck them, and, how could you post this as "neat".
Far from neat, it's a global reminder as to who has ours balls in their squeezing palms.
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"That’s your fucking gas dollars at work."

Then don't waste gas like it was endless!! You don't HAVE to buy their oil, you could go invent new ways of producing energy... Big-Oil is who you should be thanking for high energy prices.

Capitalism, not fair when it isn't working to your advantage?
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Orjan, I walk or bike even though I'm a lung patient.
If it were up to me the majority of truck driving, big car owning idiots would be made to do the same. So kiss my ass you American hating asswipe.
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actually, speculators are at fault for our soaring gas prices. their speculations determine 50% of the price of oil, and when they "see" growth, the price goes up. of COURSE they're gonna see growth, they wanna get paid more money. as soon as stories about it got through the news, gas prices went down. they're starting to creep back up, but miscellaneous stories keep popping up about their impact, and they're holding off. that's why gas prices have leveled off for the last few weeks.

and i have to say orjan, there is only so much we can do when almost everything our corporations and government buy is made of petroleum: roads, plastics, make-ups, packaging, automobiles, AND in the form of gas. the distribution/service industry accommodates for the majority of our oil consumption, not every-day consumers. we can only do so much to reduce our addiction to foreign oil, and we can thank what grasp of a "free-market" we actually have for that. it is very much the responsibility of our corporations to change their ways.

this tower is an abomination, and a complete waste of money. i really think man-kind lost its interest in global penis contest a long time ago, but some politicians are still going strong. they can thank the big pharm companies for supplying them with viagra, because now they can go on into their 90s. hooray for huge sky-scrapers.
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Haha, Tim, your hilarious it is not our gas dollars at work. America's number one importer of oil is Canada then Saudi Arabia then Mexico, Venezuela, and Nigeria Those are the 5 most that the U.S. imports from.

So why don't you say that the Canadians are taking our money and spending it on delicious waffles.

Just because they have a flourishing economy doesn't mean you have to bash it.
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wow, so much heat for Dubai!
All I can tell is that a very good friend of mine went to work there and he's doing way much better than ok. The new land of opportunities?
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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?

Sponsor us at http://www.justgiving.com/ruchidana

Register NOW at www.msfuae.com

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