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Titanium
04-01-10, 16:34
The Burj Dubai.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWVLzVhnYE0

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8439618.stm

That's just scary, I get shakes just watching the video!

Jack Croft
04-01-10, 16:35
I know, saw it on Sky News to be honest alot of wasted money IMO.

marla_biggs
04-01-10, 16:39
Nice

tombraiderluka
04-01-10, 16:41
I adore huge buildings, I can't wait for it to open. I googled some images it looks phenomenal :jmp:

MattTR
04-01-10, 16:46
Wow, that's awesome! :eek:

I want to go, forum field trip anyone? ;)

digitizedboy
04-01-10, 16:49
I'd love to jump off there...

with a parachute of course.

Chocola teapot
04-01-10, 16:50
Stunning! :)

Drone
04-01-10, 16:51
I've seen it on TV. Looks cool, just open the windows and look at the clouds

tombraiderluka
04-01-10, 16:51
I'd love to jump off there...

with a parachute of course.
Or without :mis:

Los Angeles
04-01-10, 17:04
OMG, it's scary as ****.

woody543
04-01-10, 17:19
Thats scary, how did he get up there? How did he get down?

TRULuverzz
04-01-10, 17:52
I was born a few miles from dubai, a capital city called Abu Dhabi, so lucky me :jmp: i'd love to go to dubai however, one day (:

Dustie
04-01-10, 17:53
Well, what can I say... let's wait and see if they can pay for it in the end.


I'm a sucker for high-rise architecture too, but nowhere near actually being able to take advantage of it (namely being able to live in one), so...

Squibbly
04-01-10, 18:01
This new building beat out the previous tallest building in the world, the CN Tower, here in Toronto, Canada, by only a mere two meters. Dammit. :(

I still love you, CN Tower. You'll always be the tallest to me.

Catapharact
04-01-10, 19:11
I'd love to jump off there...

with a parachute of course.

My thoughts exactly.

Actually I want to kick it up a notch an try this instead:

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viper456
04-01-10, 19:13
When he aims the camera down I feel funny. I don't like heights like that! lol

Punaxe
04-01-10, 20:42
This new building beat out the previous tallest building in the world, the CN Tower, here in Toronto, Canada, by only a mere two meters. Dammit. :(

I still love you, CN Tower. You'll always be the tallest to me.

Two meters? Try two hundred (and 75 more).

Johnnay
04-01-10, 20:51
I was born a few miles from dubai, a capital city called Abu Dhabi, so lucky me :jmp: i'd love to go to dubai however, one day (:

luckliy for me i wasnt Born in Beirut however

but man this building suits my style

IT HAS A ARMANI HOTEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
ALL THE UPPER CLASS ****
( WANTS TO LIVE THERE)

TR FAN 18
04-01-10, 21:49
I saw this on ITV News today. WTF?!
2,716 FT, 160 FLOORS and there are gonna be FLATS there?! Yes, people will actually LIVE there! :yik:

I certainly wouldn't want to live 160 floors up a building.

just*raidin*tomb
04-01-10, 22:08
I adore huge buildings, I can't wait for it to open. I googled some images it looks phenomenal :jmp:

Yeah, me too. It so TALL! :yik:

Mokono
04-01-10, 22:56
Wow, i'd really like to parachute myself from that rooftop.

raiderfun
04-01-10, 23:07
Wow, i'd really like to parachute myself from that rooftop.

Are you sure to be able to do it ? :mis:

Minty Mouth
04-01-10, 23:08
Wow, i'd really like to parachute myself from that rooftop.

Why the parachute?

Zebra's can fly, right? :p

Squibbly
04-01-10, 23:09
Two meters? Try two hundred (and 75 more).

Oh, someone told me it just beat it by a couple of meters when I was talking about it. Never saw the amount of meters myself, but thank you. :)

Sgt BOMBULOUS
04-01-10, 23:15
Dear jesus, 2,700 ft!!! It's a good thing they don't have Hurricanes there...

Mokono
04-01-10, 23:27
Are you sure to be able to do it ? :mis:

I need a volunteer to push me :mis:.

Why the parachute?

Zebra's can fly, right? :p

I could try the Icarus method http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4070/uuy.gif.

Love2Raid
04-01-10, 23:45
Pretty impressive if you ask me. The fireworks were amazing as well. Can you imagine what the view would be like from the top, wow.
:D:cln:

Mokono: Don't go too high, your wings might melt. :p :p

remote91
04-01-10, 23:47
Oh gurl that's just scurrry.

Tommy123
05-01-10, 05:47
I feel bad for the people who have to wash them windows up thur

TheBloodRed
05-01-10, 05:50
The building is half a mile tall! :D

michaeldt
05-01-10, 06:01
I'm afraid of heights :(

Aranara
05-01-10, 06:16
Wow, that's awesome! :eek:

I want to go, forum field trip anyone? ;)

Yay! :yah: Road trip!!

Alex Shepherd
05-01-10, 06:20
This cost more than 9 millionsssss to do it...

Alots of waste of money just like Shady said... They set up to the number 1 (The tallest building in all over the world) In Gunniess 2010...
But to set a number of (The most country who controlled the homeless people and the starvation would be better...) Just think if they only use it for these people and not waste in bull****

Raider Man

Aranara
05-01-10, 06:32
I found the passage in the book (Guinness 2010) about this building:
The world's tallest structure is currently the Burj Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which reached a vertiginous 688 m (2.257 ft) on 1 September 2008. That's more than twice the height of the Eiffel Tower! It is due to reach its maximum height of 818 m (2684 ft) upon completion in September 2009

LightningRider
05-01-10, 10:43
Oh dear, I wanna visit. I love heights, hate falling though. :p

XBOXCroft
05-01-10, 10:50
I wonder how that will fall down during a massive earthquake. Ouch.

Wow, I wonder if I can bungee jump.

scoopy_loopy
05-01-10, 10:57
Yeah... too bad half the inside is unfinished and the whole city is marred in horrible, horrible debt.

Also, didn't they change the name from Burj Dubai to something horrible like the ruler who bailed them out of debt? :confused:



EDIT; Burj Khalifa ;)

Drone
05-01-10, 11:21
interesting how long will it take to go upstairs if the elevator got screwed

Johnnay
05-01-10, 11:51
Wow, that's awesome! :eek:

I want to go, forum field trip anyone? ;)

Oh me and you are staying in the Armani Hotel there of course;)

digitizedboy
05-01-10, 12:30
My thoughts exactly.

Actually I want to kick it up a notch an try this instead:

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wow awesome!

They should have used black though, it would have looked more like the bat-cape. :)

ShadyCroft
05-01-10, 13:32
Alots of waste of money just like Shady said... They set up to the number 1 (The tallest building in all over the world) In Gunniess 2010...

It wasn't me who said that, it was Jack Croft. :)

hmm, I wouldn't say its a waste of money. Really, there are far worse example of money wasting in the world.

interesting how long will it take to go upstairs if the elevator got screwed

:vlol: haha! well I guess the people there would be screwed as well.

digitizedboy
05-01-10, 13:35
^ Well they've got to have more than "1" elevator. lol

LightningRider
05-01-10, 13:41
I wonder how long it takes to get up there?

30 minutes if you stop at each floor! :vlol:

scoopy_loopy
05-01-10, 13:45
^lol... They invented these amazing contraptions called express elevators, you know? Crazy the things they think up, isnt it?! :tea: :D

Mad Tony
05-01-10, 13:47
I bet going up in an elevator in that building must cause immense pain to your ears. Going up the Berlin TV Tower and the Sydney Tower were bad enough on my ears, and they're loads shorter.

ShadyCroft
05-01-10, 14:46
^ In season 15 of the amazing race which finished airing not too long ago, the teams went to Dubai and climbed to the top of Burj Dubai..it was crazy ! :D


Edit: found this..

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Jack Croft
05-01-10, 15:33
The building is massive!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/28/Burj_Dubai2009April.jpg/400px-Burj_Dubai2009April.jpg

Jack Croft
05-01-10, 15:41
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HOLY ****

LightningRider
05-01-10, 15:41
The building is massive!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/28/Burj_Dubai2009April.jpg/400px-Burj_Dubai2009April.jpg

Next Tomb Raider game? :D

Catapharact
05-01-10, 15:43
VrGsS2IQqAg

HOLY ****

< *Is grabbing his parachute and gear and booking a flight to Dubai.*

CroftGameGirl
05-01-10, 15:46
Wow, that's awesome! :eek:

I want to go, forum field trip anyone? ;)

Yay! :yah: Road trip!!

I'll pack lunches and hire a coach :jmp: :vlol:

Chocola teapot
05-01-10, 15:47
Its really lush. <3

Jack Croft
05-01-10, 15:49
Ill take back the waste of money thing but it could be spent better right?

LightningRider
05-01-10, 15:51
Ill take back the waste of money thing but it could be spent better right?

Well if you count tourism... :)

asherz
05-01-10, 16:06
I adore huge buildings, I can't wait for it to open. I googled some images it looks phenomenal :jmp:

Same here <3

Jack Croft
05-01-10, 16:08
Well if you count tourism... :)

Tourism is good for countries.

LightningRider
05-01-10, 16:09
Tourism is good for countries.

Ta da, I'm sure many people would love to visit that tower! :)

Jack Croft
05-01-10, 16:14
Ta da, I'm sure many people would love to visit that tower! :)

I'm scared of heights and didnt enjoy London Eye because I was too scared. So ill just watch videos etc. :tmb:

Chocola teapot
05-01-10, 16:15
Ta da, I'm sure many people would love to visit that tower! :)

I want to! :D

LightningRider
05-01-10, 16:18
I want to! :D

Road Trip! :D

Chocola teapot
05-01-10, 16:22
Road Trip! :D

Yay! :D