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  • New tower in Dubai will be 800 METERS TALL!!!

    http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6781

    The Burj Dubai Tower will be 800m tall, once completed in 2008: 160 floors with offices, appartments, hotels, and shops, with a man-made lake surrounding its base

    These people have too much money and nothing to do with....
    But at 800m.....isn't that a little tall, I wouldn't feel too secure standing atop such a high building.

    Anyways, what do you think?

  • #2
    That thing is MAMMOTH!
    "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

    -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'

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    • #3
      Originally posted by indian airlines
      That thing is MAMMOTH!
      yeah, that's what she said

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      • #4
        Originally posted by screaming_emu
        Originally posted by indian airlines
        That thing is MAMMOTH!
        yeah, that's what she said
        about me
        "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

        -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'

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        • #5
          Originally posted by indian airlines
          Originally posted by screaming_emu
          Originally posted by indian airlines
          That thing is MAMMOTH!
          yeah, that's what she said
          about me
          on opposite day

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          • #6
            Originally posted by screaming_emu
            Originally posted by indian airlines
            Originally posted by screaming_emu
            Originally posted by indian airlines
            That thing is MAMMOTH!
            yeah, that's what she said
            about me
            on opposite day
            But she was really thinking about Emu...
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            • #7
              Why don't they just roll out a welcome mat for terrorist bombers?
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              • #8
                Re: New tower in Dubai will be 800 METERS TALL!!!

                Originally posted by HKG-YUL
                http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6781

                But at 800m.....isn't that a little tall, I wouldn't feel too secure standing atop such a high building.

                Anyways, what do you think?
                Actually, the technology exists for free-standing structures to be well over 300 stories, and probably more.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by screaming_emu
                  Originally posted by indian airlines
                  That thing is MAMMOTH!
                  yeah, that's what she said
                  LMAO!
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                  • #10
                    Re: New tower in Dubai will be 800 METERS TALL!!!

                    Originally posted by HKG-YUL
                    http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6781

                    The Burj Dubai Tower will be 800m tall, once completed in 2008: 160 floors with offices, appartments, hotels, and shops, with a man-made lake surrounding its base

                    These people have too much money and nothing to do with....
                    But at 800m.....isn't that a little tall, I wouldn't feel too secure standing atop such a high building.

                    Anyways, what do you think?
                    Well the ascending stage structure is a good idea already used in the 30's for the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings. Burj Tower can be seen as a combination of the Empire on steroids combined with technical proesses unknown back in 1930. Personaly, looks to me as more trustworthy than the tower in TPE, which really looks flimsy.

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                    • #11
                      Re: New tower in Dubai will be 800 METERS TALL!!!

                      Very nice looking!
                      I woder if it will actually get built though...


                      Originally posted by AC888YOW
                      Actually, the technology exists for free-standing structures to be well over 300 stories, and probably more.
                      But the money doesn't.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PT737SWA
                        Why don't they just roll out a welcome mat for terrorist bombers?
                        If people just stop building tall stuff because of fear of the terrorists, will it not send them a signal that their methods of terrorism actually work? Not building tall structures because of the threat of terrorism would just be giving in to them, imo.
                        "The Director also sets the record straight on what would happen if oxygen masks were to drop from the ceiling: The passengers freak out with abandon, instead of continuing to chat amiably, as though lunch were being served, like they do on those in-flight safety videos."

                        -- The LA Times, in a review of 'Flightplan'

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                        • #13
                          Re: New tower in Dubai will be 800 METERS TALL!!!

                          Originally posted by AC888YOW
                          Originally posted by HKG-YUL
                          http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6781

                          But at 800m.....isn't that a little tall, I wouldn't feel too secure standing atop such a high building.

                          Anyways, what do you think?
                          Actually, the technology exists for free-standing structures to be well over 300 stories, and probably more.
                          I know that all the technology for tall structures exists for a long time already, but is such a tall building really practical for use? It's all for pride and show off their wealth (see all the man-made wonders around Dubai) more than a real need.

                          Let's hope the elevator doesn't break down on the 152nd floor...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by PT737SWA
                            Why don't they just roll out a welcome mat for terrorist bombers?
                            So why still build planes?

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                            • #15
                              Now im really pissed the guy didnt give my dad the job he was offered.
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