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Old 01-07-2010, 23:45   #1
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Hello Everyone, Do you know about world's Tallest building... I hope not sure.. then see...


The 160-story skyscraper will open on January 4, the fourth anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum's rule in Dubai.

Under the Sheikh, Dubai has seen a boom in record breakers, impressive firsts, and baffling spectacles. For example, the city is or will be home to the world's first refrigerated beach, a twirling tower, the world's largest arch-supported bridge, and artificial islands in the shape of the world map.

And Burj Dubai boasts more surprising bullet points than simply being the world's tallest tower:

At 2,700 feet tall, the skyscraper can be seen from 10 miles away.

The building will sport the fastest elevators in the world, traveling at 10 meters per second (22 miles per hour). They will also be double-decker elevators, with each deck supporting up to 21 people.

To keep out the desert heat, 10,000 tons of coolant with flow through the tower every hour.

230,000 cubic meters of concrete form the building's core, enough to pave 1,180 miles of sidewalk.

Dubai Tower will be the highlight of the worlds' largest indoor shopping center, with space for 1,200 shops nestled among 30,000 apartments.

But Dubai is a very different place this month than it was in 2004 when construction began on the tower. As AFP reports:

Plunging property prices and weak demand had already put a dampener on new schemes even before last week's shock announcement by state-owned giant Dubai World that it wants to halt debt payments for six months.

"It's not exactly going to improve investor confidence," said Matthew Green, associate director at property agency CB Richard Ellis, which has reported a 55 percent year-on-year drop in downtown Dubai commercial rental rates and a 67 percent fall outside the centre.
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I want to jump off it, with a parachute.
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Dubai is to country as Bear Stearns is to bank.

Idiots are spending so much money that they were bound to come across a screw up in the market and fail horribly.

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*tosses coin* Bet goes on that thing being collapsed by random attention seekers somewhere near in the future. It's a perfect target. Expect it.
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I'd love to see a repeat of 9/11 on that thing. Right when it opens.
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I'd love to see a repeat of 9/11 on that thing. Right when it opens.
Ask Obama. I'm sure his leaders are interested in it.
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That's what i'm hinting at.
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Men don't need parachutes.
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No wonder Dubai has no money left.
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Dubai sucks. End of story.

Also, they renamed it to Burj Khalifa.
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Also, they renamed it to Burj Khalifa.
I think Dubai sounded better X_X Burj Khalifa sounds like a Sultan name or something.
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I think Dubai sounded better X_X Burj Khalifa sounds like a Sultan name or something.
I know, right? They need to l2namestuff.
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I would laugh if a plane full with muslims and a few caucasian terrorists would hit that.

It's like mindtrickzz
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