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    Dynamic Skyscraper

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4muhc_QUGcI]YouTube - Dubai and Moscow's Moving Skyscrapers[/ame]

    HOW COOL WOULD THIS BE....also...I am thinking if the possible failures...but still



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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    Yeah I had seen that before. Amazing what lots of money can do. The world is starving and fighting over oil in so many places, but Dubai builds a new world because they have more money than they know what to do with.



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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Yeah I had seen that before. Amazing what lots of money can do. The world is starving and fighting over oil in so many places, but Dubai builds a new world because they have more money than they know what to do with.
    It's only a matter of time until Dubai becomes a wasteland and the desert retakes that land - they'll run out of money eventually and Dubai will be remembered for how stupid and wasteful mankind can be - despite the cool buildings.


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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    Many problems that I see with that including the fact that it would never move as fast as it appears to move in the clip. You would have severe problems with people getting sick and personal property getting damaged if the building made adjustments like that.

    Secondly, getting utilities to moving targets would be very costly and unreliable.

    Just my 2 cents...



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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    It's only a matter of time until Dubai becomes a wasteland and the desert retakes that land - they'll run out of money eventually and Dubai will be remembered for how stupid and wasteful mankind can be - despite the cool buildings.

    Biblical.



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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    It's only a matter of time until Dubai becomes a wasteland and the desert retakes that land - they'll run out of money eventually and Dubai will be remembered for how stupid and wasteful mankind can be - despite the cool buildings.
    Well said. Dubai is built on a shaky foundation both literally and figuratively.



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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    By the title of the you tube clip I thought they were actually moving a skyscraper (you know, one place to another).

    I've seen articles about some of these before. I believe there is also one is Sweden. If I understand correctly, some of them will actually generate their own electricity because they are essentially a big wind turbine.



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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Biblical.
    Quote Originally Posted by HOTDON View Post
    Well said. Dubai is built on a shaky foundation both literally and figuratively.
    Don't get me wrong, I think the stuff there is cool as heck and would like to visit there but it's sad what a waste of resources that place has become.

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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    It's only a matter of time until Dubai becomes a wasteland and the desert retakes that land - they'll run out of money eventually and Dubai will be remembered for how stupid and wasteful mankind can be - despite the cool buildings.
    Dubai is throwing all their money at building a tourism industry because they know the oil money will be gone soon and they want something to fall back on.



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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    It's only a matter of time until Dubai becomes a wasteland and the desert retakes that land - they'll run out of money eventually and Dubai will be remembered for how stupid and wasteful mankind can be - despite the cool buildings.
    Quote Originally Posted by Me State View Post
    Dubai is throwing all their money at building a tourism industry because they know the oil money will be gone soon and they want something to fall back on.
    This.

    Dubai is actually being relatively smart, IMO. They are basically trying to turn it into Disney world on steroids, trying to attract sustainable industry so that when the oil does run out, they don't go back to the stone age like their neighbors likely will.


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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    Dubai is on my short list of places I'm hoping to visit soon. I would love to play some of the golf courses they have built....



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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    This.

    Dubai is actually being relatively smart, IMO. They are basically trying to turn it into Disney world on steroids, trying to attract sustainable industry so that when the oil does run out, they don't go back to the stone age like their neighbors likely will.
    It's futile...their stone-age neighbors will see to that. See Lebanon circa 1970....


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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    Can you say vomit?



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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    yeaaa.... sorry honey i got motion sickness from the building again. why build this? i see no point



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    Re: Dynamic Skyscraper

    Quote Originally Posted by drunkincy View Post
    Can you say vomit?
    Quote Originally Posted by cyman1189 View Post
    yeaaa.... sorry honey i got motion sickness from the building again. why build this? i see no point
    It doesn't actually move that fast...


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