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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So calling it "some Korean company Big Ho Construction Company " is not an attempt of an insult? you do know it is not called that right? Its Samsung Construction, as the OP acutaly says further down in his OP, so why call it "Big Ho Construction Company" if not to throw an insult out of jealousy at them?



    Then what else can it be? The OP clearly has an axe to grind by downplaying the whole building and throwing slur after slur against Dubai and the South Koreans. And people continue to do so through out the thread.. what exactly is it then if not jealously? Racism?.. I hope not.
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    I guess you dig out of things exactly what you want to see.
    /shrug, I find it distasteful in using "some Korean Korean Big Ho Construction company" instead of the correct name.. which is used later on. And the whole OP is highly mined with attacks against the South Koreans and Dubai by using words like "bragging"..and so what if he is? He is answering the questions asked by the reporter and they are facts. It is that tall, it does require ground breaking new technology to get up that high and they should be proud of the engineering feat they are accomplishing.
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    LOL nice attempt to switch blame away from the OP. I have zero problem with the South Koreans, Dubai or anyone building such a building anywhere in the world. I find the new Dallas Cowboy stadium a magnificent stadium that the people there should be proud off. I don't go around saying "been there done that.. We got Wembly, Emeraites Stadium, Allianz Arena or Nou Camp over here".. has zero to do with ego from my side.

    But continue your baseless personal attacks against me American.. but at least get your facts straight.
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Oh you have a pattern, it mostly predictable.
    As do you and certain other people on these boards. You are more for personal attacks against people that piss you off because of their views than debating the actual facts. But that is not new from you or a few others on these boards.
    How about for once sticking to the actual topic?

    Is this building an engineering feat or not?

    Should the Koreans not be proud of their accomplishment, not only on this build but the 2 other tallest buildings before this one?
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    I have a friend who was a lead engineer in designing the water system. Funny thing was he never left LA. He considers this to be quite the feet (pun intended) as well, given it has never been done before.....
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent

    Great article about what's actually happening in Dubai right now. The city is crumbling from the inside. People who went there 3 or 4 years ago couldn't stop raving about it, but those who I know who went recently say it's bleak.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    /shrug, I find it distasteful in using "some Korean Korean Big Ho Construction company" instead of the correct name.. which is used later on. And the whole OP is highly mined with attacks against the South Koreans and Dubai by using words like "bragging"..and so what if he is? He is answering the questions asked by the reporter and they are facts. It is that tall, it does require ground breaking new technology to get up that high and they should be proud of the engineering feat they are accomplishing.
    Never claimed he wasn't making digs on the story.

    I rejected the "racism" and "jealousy" accusations which you read into it.
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

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    The dark side of Dubai - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent

    Great article about what's actually happening in Dubai right now. The city is crumbling from the inside. People who went there 3 or 4 years ago couldn't stop raving about it, but those who I know who went recently say it's bleak.
    Who in their right mind would want to live in a country that has an absoloute leader?....

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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Coon County View Post
    Who in their right mind would want to live in a country that has an absoloute leader?....
    Where the "absolute leader" generally takes a hands off approach, as in Dubai, it's often not that big a deal. To many, the downsides of that type of governance were outweighed by the fact that Dubai has little to no taxes for foreigners, had plenty of jobs, and was a paradise for the rich.

    The fact that those benefits are not really there any longer renders the debate moot for the current time, but the fact is that it was quite a nice place to live for a while.
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And what exactly does that have to do with the subject? The OP was clearly "dissing" the South Korean's for building the world tallest building in Dubai. So either the OP is a racist of some sort or he is jealous of it and is hiding behind lack of knowledge and insults.
    Look the spokesman for the Korean construction company is named " Kye Ho Kim " therefore if I said the Big Ho Construction company maybe it was a play on the guys name.

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