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    Dubai aims for tallest building

    [ame=http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2009/10/18/eok.grant.dubai.tallest.cnn]Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com[/ame]

    Dubai wants some Korean company Big Ho Construction Company or something is buuilding what may be the modern day tower of Babel ?

    Kye Ho Kim of Samsung Construction brags that the tower building will be a half mile high, the world's tallest building. Ho said "This building is going to break so many records," and he bragged on that "This is kind of a project like the first exploration of the moon. Nobody can challenge it."

    Now doesn't that sound like the bragging done by the builders of the Titanic ?

    How did that work out for you White Star ? huh

    It this tallest building desire by Dubai a good business decision or is this just them being an attaention whore ?
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post

    It this tallest building desire by Dubai a good business decision or is this just them being an attaention whore ?
    It is right in line with their other extravagant projects. They are flush with oil revenues, but realize that the oil money will someday run out, so they want to rebuild their country with audacious projects to lure international interests to come to their stretch of sand and create an economy that will continue after their oil money runs out. As such, yes it is a good investment, since not only will the building be a magnet for business interests, but it will also be another must see destination to help fuel their tourism economy.

    Audacious, extravagant, and grandiose, quite consistent with their other projects, and consistent with the image they are banking on to secure the economic future of the nation after the oil runs out. They have the money to spend on huge projects, why not do it and make investments that will continue to pay well after the oil revenues have dried up?

    Provided it does not fall over and make for one hell of a dust storm that is.
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    It this tallest building desire by Dubai a good business decision or is this just them being an attaention whore ?
    Dubai has the money to blow so why not?

    Allow them to waste their money and find out what doesn't work so when we want to do the same thing we can get it right the first time.
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

    Dubai wants some Korean company Big Ho Construction Company or something is buuilding what may be the modern day tower of Babel ?

    Kye Ho Kim of Samsung Construction brags that the tower building will be a half mile high, the world's tallest building. Ho said "This building is going to break so many records," and he bragged on that "This is kind of a project like the first exploration of the moon. Nobody can challenge it."

    Now doesn't that sound like the bragging done by the builders of the Titanic ?

    How did that work out for you White Star ? huh

    It this tallest building desire by Dubai a good business decision or is this just them being an attaention whore ?
    Someone sounds jealous. ... love the "some Korean company" insult... You do know that it has been involved in the 3 biggest building on the planet right?...
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Why is it when I was in Dubai it did not have all these extravagant things to see, and was pretty boring, and now that I will never go there again, they have all these cool super buildings and stuff? My luck sucks.
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Sand, sand as far as the eye can see, and not a drop to drink......
    Why not just build a rambler, it's not like they don't have the space?.....
    More importantly, what would one call such an extravagent waste of money?....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

    Dubai wants some Korean company Big Ho Construction Company or something is buuilding what may be the modern day tower of Babel ?

    Kye Ho Kim of Samsung Construction brags that the tower building will be a half mile high, the world's tallest building. Ho said "This building is going to break so many records," and he bragged on that "This is kind of a project like the first exploration of the moon. Nobody can challenge it."

    Now doesn't that sound like the bragging done by the builders of the Titanic ?

    How did that work out for you White Star ? huh

    It this tallest building desire by Dubai a good business decision or is this just them being an attaention whore ?
    Co-built by the Korean Samsung and the Belgian Besix

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

    They should build it out of oil and break even another record.
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Coon County View Post
    Sand, sand as far as the eye can see, and not a drop to drink......
    Why not just build a rambler, it's not like they don't have the space?.....
    More importantly, what would one call such an extravagent waste of money?....
    They have to do something with the money they have. Dubai is rich beyond what any of us can even contemplate.
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    Re: Dubai building 1/2 mile high tower/ of Babel ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    They have to do something with the money they have. Dubai is rich beyond what any of us can even contemplate.
    So you're saying we should rob Dubai.
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