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NEWS: Burj Tower - 2640ft - worlds tallest

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posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 03:15 AM
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Originally posted by sardion2000
But would the UAE be a target? I dont know, and personally I doubt it. Hasn't the UAE declared Neutrality in the War on Terror?


Perhaps not, but in another thread Im discussing the goals of the Wahhabis and the UAE may not be spared thier wrath if they fall out of favor. However, there are alot of tall buildings being built, like Taipai etc that could also be targeted.




posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 03:11 PM
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whether this stands or becomes non existant in the future, it is such a marvelous structure in at least our lifetimes. who knows what other things will be produced by man. lets at least be proud as a human race. maybe the mean to life is to make history. why are we in repeats in generation after generation only to remember the marvels of the previous. lets hope this does stand.



posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 04:45 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
It looks fantastic, but I am drawn to the WTC's fate. How well would the upper spire handle an ircraft impact. Can you imagine a plane the size of the new A380 plowing into it. The upper spires will not be as thick as the base and the posiblity of the plane slicing right through it could happen if the plane has enough mass and is going fast enough. A A380 weights 1000000 thats 600000 pounds more than the 767 that hit WTC 1 and 2


The funny thing is I remember reading ahile back that they are in the process of buying some 380's.


Personally, I like China's idea with their (future) Shanghai World Financial Center building.
Their engineers thought long and hard how to make a plane miss there buildings, then they gave up and said "Screw-it, lets just give them a hole to fly the plan threw".




[edit on 13-12-2004 by Murcielago]



posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 05:02 PM
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well when the world trade centers were built, they were built to resist terrorist attacks of its time.. so maybe for a while its safe.. maybe the new world order will be around by then and we wont have to deal with fear.



posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 05:09 PM
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Originally posted by Murcielago
Personally, I like China's idea with their (future) Shanghai World Financial Center building.
Their engineers thought long and hard how to make a plane miss there buildings, then they gave up and said "Screw-it, lets just give them a hole to fly the plan threw".

[edit on 13-12-2004 by Murcielago]


wouldnt the hole persuade the terrorists to attempt some attack even more? "they think theyre so clever, we will just fly a plane with bigger wings". honestly if that really thought that hole would stop them, then they got another thing coming. nice idea though.



posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 05:23 PM
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hmm what if an earth quake comes??



posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 05:44 PM
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Being a Draftsman, and want-to-be Architect I'm so excited to see this being build. You can bet I'll be going over ther in the next 10 years to have a look for myself.



posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 05:46 PM
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Originally posted by Rifleman
hmm what if an earth quake comes??


They are rare and small, very rarly over a 5.

Also, Channy..."almost a mile high", almost? OK people its math time. If 1 mile is 5,280 ft, that divided by 2 equals 2,640 ft, the building is 2,640 ft, in other words, its exactly a half mile, and not almost.



posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 07:39 PM
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Well , Tangshan is very close to Shanghai , and a quarter million deaths is no small earthquake(7.8).



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posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 08:33 PM
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Originally posted by Rifleman
hmm what if an earth quake comes??

I had those same questions when I first read this thread, but as Murcielago points out, they don't seem to be a risk factor. I would guess that the region is pretty flood-free also. What would be the biggest environmental threat in that part of the world? High winds?


EDIT: I was referring to the Dubai structure

[edit on 13-12-2004 by jsobecky]



posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 08:37 PM
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the Pacific rim is all subduction zone as far as I know . Eventually there will be an earthquake in Shanghai.



posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 10:00 PM
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I was not refering to shanghai, I was talking about Dubai.

As for China's, You can make them withstand earthqaukes, you just have to find a good balance of flexibility & rigidness. The most popular method used is dampers. Which are like hydrolics and take the oomf away from the shaking.


Thats a building in Mexico, where they frequently have earthquakes, and some big ones.
Where ever a building goes, you can build it to be better equipt for its surroundings.

[edit on 13-12-2004 by Murcielago]



posted on Dec, 13 2004 @ 10:10 PM
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Originally posted by KapZ
well when the world trade centers were built, they were built to resist terrorist attacks of its time.. so maybe for a while its safe.. maybe the new world order will be around by then and we wont have to deal with fear.


No they never imagined a terrorist indicent like that. They anticipated the biggest plane of the time, a Boeing 707 lost in fog and flying slow. The WTC was hit by a plane travaling at twice the anticpated speed with 200000+ more pounds.
to the engineers that deisnged that think, it stayed up long enuf to get alot of people out.



posted on Dec, 14 2004 @ 01:48 AM
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Originally posted by Murcielago
Also, Channy..."almost a mile high", almost? OK people its math time. If 1 mile is 5,280 ft, that divided by 2 equals 2,640 ft, the building is 2,640 ft, in other words, its exactly a half mile, and not almost.


maybe u misread me for 0.5 miles high...


Originally posted by Channy
Dubai is to receive the world's tallest tower - the 2640ft Burj Tower. This is almost 0.5 miles high and will surely make history.





posted on Dec, 15 2004 @ 11:17 PM
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You can bet there will someday be an assault on tall buildings.

It has already begun. It's only a matter of time.



posted on Dec, 16 2004 @ 01:15 PM
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someone said that dubai is trying to be something like las vegas. doesnt that mean westernisation and dont terrorists hate the west? they'll probably condemn the building as capitalist, what a waste of money etc. any excuse to attack it.



posted on Jan, 1 2005 @ 09:47 AM
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i hope it gets built! i couldnt even begin to imagine how amazing that would look if you were looking up at it
, hopefully it'll be built by the time i travel the world, i will have to add dubai to the list of places to visit



posted on Jan, 1 2005 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by Murcielago

Personally, I like China's idea with their (future) Shanghai World Financial Center building.
Their engineers thought long and hard how to make a plane miss there buildings, then they gave up and said "Screw-it, lets just give them a hole to fly the plan threw".


[edit on 13-12-2004 by Murcielago]

And with the chinese you can expect top quality.
Ah my mouse just broke. Who made this crap



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