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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    A perfect time in the global commercial real estate market to open this bad boy up.



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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    "We weren't sure how high we could go," said Bill Baker, the building's structural engineer, who is in Dubai for the inauguration. "It was kind of an exploration ... A learning experience."


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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    For over a billion dollars to build thats a pretty big investment. I just hope it doesn't get bombed or have an airplane flown into it. Probably not the best thing to think about but its hard not to.



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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonester View Post
    For over a billion dollars to build thats a pretty big investment. I just hope it doesn't get bombed or have an airplane flown into it. Probably not the best thing to think about but its hard not to.
    Or some freakish weather attack. I understand your hesitation on those comments, but building stuff like this triggers psychos to want to push the limit.



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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    I love skyscrapers, but its gotta be way easier for a company to build a a 5 story mega building horizontally in a City Suburb than going vertical in a downtown area.



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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    You don't build this building because it's easy. You build it because it'll be the tallest in the world (for at least 6 months). You design it because you're SOM and you are one of the biggest and well-known architecture firms in the world. And why, you ask? Because you are Dubai. Because you have made your existence known to the world through projects like these. Because that is who you are.



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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    What exactly do they do in Dubai?


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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    What exactly do they do in Dubai?
    Build crap they can't afford.


    If they want to throw money away they should build ISU a new football stadium. That would only be a couple Hundred Million. At least do the Renovations for 50-60 Million.



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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    What exactly do they do in Dubai?
    It's where the oil mongrels live.



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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonester View Post
    For over a billion dollars to build thats a pretty big investment.
    I visited City Center in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve. I believe the cost of City Center was approximately $11 billion. Dubai World is a joint partner in City Center.


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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    People are freaking out over their debt? They should look at Americas debt.


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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack & Hilton View Post
    People are freaking out over their debt? They should look at Americas debt.
    BINGO!



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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    and I boldly predict that floors 10 - 100 will be vacant.



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    Re: Worlds tallest building opens in Dubai

    Was talking to one of my nephews who is an architec and he said that building is crazy. The top floors are pressurized much like an ariplane because it is so high. He said the design can go gone much higher if desired. Architecs were worrried about money to build it. He also indicated the extra cost operating of a building this size are huge. (Pumping water to the top, elevators, etc.)



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