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September 01, 2006

World's Tallest Building



The the worlds newest tallest building is about to be completed, looks amazing, should be safer than going to space to get a better view of earth

SPECIFICATIONS - BURJ DUBAI (DUBAI TOWER) AND DUBAI MALL, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES


Order year: 2003
Construction start: 2004
Project type: Mall, residential and retail facilities and world's tallest skyscraper
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Estimated investment: Dh800 million (mall, residential and retail facilities); Dh3.9 billion (tower)
Completion: 2006 (mall); 2007 (tower)
Retail space: 5 million square ft
Shops: >1,000
Car parking: 16,000 spaces
Key Players: Sponsor EMAAR Properties PJSC
Lead contractors, designers, architects and engineers:
DC Architects PTE Limited, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Bauer Spezialtiefbau, Middle East Foundations, Turner Construction Corporation, Grocon, Lerch, Bates and Associates Incorporated





Image is from BBC comparing the biggest buildings,


You can't say they don't have a vision. Remarkably, the inspiration for the tower comes from - a flower. The Hymenocallis is a plant widely cultivated in Dubai, India and around the region. It's harmonious structure is one of the organizing principles for the design.




The Foundation



Btw, some people are talking about CN Tower of Toronto not being in that comparison chart. CN Tower is not a building, its the tallest standing structure.

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14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like this dubai place. I hear alot about india and how well most of our jobs are going there. That is not only one of the reasons I don't like this place. The other reason is there so poor in india the new "economic boom" as I keep hearing is roughly 15-25% of india that still leaves over 50% of india the india we know for decades, poor, unregulated and the like. India wants to proove something but to me it's prooving nothing. Just like China, they are destroying there country well there letting american companies destroy is and american companies are jumping over there land, america just for cheaper labour and products. Just wrong.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't like this dubai place. I hear alot about india and how well most of our jobs are going there. That is not only one of the reasons I don't like this place. The other reason is there so poor in india the new "economic boom" as I keep hearing is roughly 15-25% of india that still leaves over 50% of india the india we know for decades, poor, unregulated and the like. India wants to proove something but to me it's prooving nothing. Just like China, they are destroying there country well there letting american companies destroy it and american companies are jumping over there land, america just for cheaper labour and products. Just wrong.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

^ are you retarded? what does Dubai have to do with India? If there is anything you should be angry about is that all your gas money is the money being spent to create these enormous buildings. But us Americans are just getting more and more angry at this whole 'losing their lead over the world' and what we don't realize is that we, as a country, are letting this happen. We have become to inundated with our own laziness and security that we have allowed other countries to 'catch up'. And that's another thing, of course other countries are going to catch up, i mean there is not a power in history that has maintained a stronghold over the entire known world. It is just inevitable. If you think America is going to be THE superpower for all enternity, then you are a fool.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deli is in India, Dubai is in the UAE which is in the Middle East ;-)

Nice one,

James

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You left out the Canadian National (CN) Tower, Toronto at 1,815

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wat a moron, dubai isnt in india, its jus that the flower appears in india and dubia. dubia is the capitol city of the oil rich country UAE. Dubai is always doin crazy shit. they are buildin private islands that from the sky look like the world, and they have this hotel they built with the largest inside atrium in the middle of the ocean. i jus wonder wats gonna happen when they run out of that oil money.

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Beb said...

I dunno take a guess, it has all these amazing buildings and so many unique attractions, something tells me they're investing the money they're making from oil into building up the country to become more and more attractive to tourists...

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTH are you dumb, structure/building, how are you going to define the word structure so that it is not a building? Its not as if its a motor home you twat.

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess some people take full advantage of being anonymous.. to hide their stupidity.

Take a look at the Burj al Arab hotel on the web- I believe the new tower is not for from this existing hotel- it's rumoured to be the most expensive in the world..

9:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Impressive building. I have to say though, the CN tower is definitely a building. You can go inside and everything, there's an observation deck and even a restaurant if I remember correctly.

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder why the graphic comparing buildings doesn't include the CN Tower? It's currently the tallest in the world, but instead they show the others? Come on, CN deserves some recognition, before this new one comes up! It was made like 30 years ago.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dose any 1 ever put the CN Tower in any of the graphs that r about the CN tower they r to scared to show it probity

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the CN tower is the tallest tower in the world right now until the new 1 gos up it is like sad thought

3:07 PM  
Blogger pal bhar ke liyea....... said...

CN tower is a meaning less structure that is built on a tall column. It dosent offer much place to room for the people, Most of its structure is of stairs or elevators to go to the observation deck. Building such useless structures where u dont have much place to house people is a waste. Its just made to create a hype for a city..

4:53 AM  

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