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kluang
09-03-2008, 08:31 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080902/lf_afp/uaeconstructiondubai_080902181153


DUBAI (AFP) - The world's tallest building just got taller -- the Burj Dubai tower in the booming Gulf emirate of Dubai has now reached a height of 688 metres (2,257 feet) and is still growing, developers Emaar said on Tuesday.

It now boasts 160 storeys, the highest skyscraper in the world, Emaar said in a statement.

The skyscraper, set for completion in September 2009, is one of several mega projects taking shape in Dubai, which is a member of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE) federation.

Burj Dubai, which was started in 2004, overtook Taiwan's Taipei 101 tower as the world's tallest building when it reached 512 metres (1,533 feet) in April 2007.

It became the tallest man-made structure on the planet, when Emaar announced in April that it has surpassed the 629-metre (2,063-foot) KVLY-TV mast in the United States.

Its eventual height remains a closely-guarded secret, though there is speculation it will reach a final height of 900 metres (2,953 feet).

It had been due for completion in the bustling city state at the end of 2008, but Emaar said in June that "finishing touches" had pushed back the date until September next year.

The skyscraper is being built by a consortium involving Arabtec Construction LLC of the UAE, Samsung of South Korea and Besix of Belgium.

Many building projects in Dubai, which is going through a construction frenzy, have been facing delays caused by shortage of building materials and skilled labour.

Now why men wants to built tall building?

narutoiscool
09-03-2008, 12:31 PM
i didnt even there was a tallest building

Ninja48
09-03-2008, 02:15 PM
dar y arabs be makin uidling I think it's pretty awesome.

Spiegel
09-03-2008, 02:46 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080902/lf_afp/uaeconstructiondubai_080902181153




Now why men wants to built tall building?

In biblical times there was a city (forgot the name of the city) where everyone spoke the same language and they wanted to building tall enough so that they would be able to reach heaven where God is. God didn't like that so He changed the languages of everyone so that they wouldn't be able to communicate with each other which resulted in the unfinished building constructions. I don't want to start any religous discussions I just remembered reading something about people building a tall building like that in the Bible and the reason why.

*Sakura*
09-03-2008, 03:16 PM
cuz we caaaaaaaaaan

ThyMaiden
09-03-2008, 04:26 PM
In biblical times there was a city (forgot the name of the city) where everyone spoke the same language and they wanted to building tall enough so that they would be able to reach heaven where God is. God didn't like that so He changed the languages of everyone so that they wouldn't be able to communicate with each other which resulted in the unfinished building constructions. I don't want to start any religous discussions I just remembered reading something about people building a tall building like that in the Bible and the reason why.

Babel Tower

Le0N
09-03-2008, 06:16 PM
Id be shitting myself if I had to build that

Spiegel
09-03-2008, 11:32 PM
Babel Tower

Ah thank you very much.!!!!!:D I was about to read through my Bible to find it.

narutoiscool
09-24-2008, 12:22 PM
i would like to stand on top that building

Bombsoldier
10-09-2008, 06:41 PM
I would like to hijack a plane and.. Whoops? Too touchy?

Jaxon
10-09-2008, 06:55 PM
That building always makes me think of the Citadel from Half-Life 2.

Babyface BK
10-09-2008, 08:55 PM
Look at what their aiming for godaym!!

http://www.vixed.com/vixed/pictures/Wallpapers/Burj%20Dubai%20Tower%201.jpg

Sevi
10-11-2008, 10:46 PM
It's gonna be one hell of a fall.

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