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    World's Tallest Building

    They couldnt pay me enough to work up there. Im pretty sure if you fell of you will die 8 times before you hit the pavement.






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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    That is one crazy high tower. Seems like it's been under construction forever, though. When is it going to be done?


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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    I love heights. I can't wait to see that building in person some day.


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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    i havent seen updated pics for a while. i saw those a year ago or so for the first time. who knows how far along it is.


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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    Have you seen the email about the "supposed" operator of that crane? That he lives up there because it takes too long to climb up and down, and he gets paid the most of the crew on the site... I wish I still had the email. If it's true or not, it's believable...


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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Im pretty sure if you fell of you will die 8 times before you hit the pavement.
    That's good, you will still have one life left to experience the impact.



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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    That building was being constructed by Turner Construction and I had a chance to listen to them speak in the Fall and they specifically spoke about this building. They said once you get to the top floor, it is so tall, you can see the curvature of the earth!

    I'm almost put this building on par with a building that was recently constructed that actually has the floors twisting. I'll see if I can find the link



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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    How many stories?



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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    That is one absurdly tall building.

    Color me surprised if floors 20 through 180 are ever leased, let alone have anything on them.

    When all of this construction comes online I would love to see what the vacancy rate of all these high rises is.



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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    Quote Originally Posted by isuarch80 View Post
    Have you seen the email about the "supposed" operator of that crane? That he lives up there because it takes too long to climb up and down, and he gets paid the most of the crew on the site... I wish I still had the email. If it's true or not, it's believable...
    Funny you mention that. I hadn't heard the story, but when I saw the picture that is actually what I first thought, that it would take forever just to get up there and back down everyday.



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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    Quote Originally Posted by dinger View Post
    i havent seen updated pics for a while. i saw those a year ago or so for the first time. who knows how far along it is.
    they started building it in September 2004 and it is scheduled to be done this December...so probably 2 years left, it is going to be 162 floors


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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    Just wondering, where was the camera/photographer for these shots?



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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms3r4ISU View Post
    Just wondering, where was the camera/photographer for these shots?
    The Space Station.



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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    Base jumping time



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    Re: World's Tallest Building

    The building looks stupid because it is too big compared to everything around it. At some point, big just to be big is an eyesore.


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