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Worlds new tallest building

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Look what oil can build you...

Burj Dubai Tower
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
160-200 floors
2132 ft (705 m) to 3116 ft (950 m)
Completion in 2007

Estimated cost to build: $1 billion

To get an idea of how tall this thing will be, the Sears Tower is 1,454 feet tall excluding the antennas...this could be anywhere from 700 ft to 1700 ft taller.

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Isn't it great how so many tall buildings are going up in Arab countries, because they don't have to fear the Mooselimbs bombing their own structures? :lol: :angry: Fuckers.
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The US has been shifting away from large skyscrapers since the early 90s. Most of the reason is due to companies moving their headquarters out to sprawling suburban complexes where they can get a "university-like" atmosphere. Skyscrapers used to symbolize the power and might of the company located within them, but now that we're in a digital age, that old concept is becoming outdated as centralized downtown locations have become less desirable due to the internet and other communications. It's kinda sad, because I would love for the US to hold the title of having the 'world's tallest building' again.
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Big... pointy..
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That looks a hell of a lot nicer than the crappy Freedom Tower.
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Beautiful in artist renderings. However, we're all paying for it. Would we rather see the Twin Towers rebuilt or this Saudi rip off produced because of our money? We won't be shit in 10 years.
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And they build it in a f*&%ing swamp. :mellow: Yes, yes & yes... good points. I LIKE the concept of the freedom tower. We'll have to wait for the execution.
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Looks like they put alot of thought into the structural architecture so say something like a big ol' jet airliner couldnt take it down. :P Once symbols of industrial power and might. Stay tuned America :( American history are becoming two interesting words...... when put together in same sentence Edited by razoredge
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We won't be shit in 10 years.

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Who pissed in your Cherrios this morning Josh?
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I wouldn't discount America/Americans, just yet. What makes us #1 is not our ability to do something bigger, but our ability to be the first on the block to come up with the idea, and the first on the block to make the billions on the idea. China, Saudi, Japan, & India all have the same problem. Dreaming is not a part of their society. They will only go so far by copying us. In the end, as long as we are the head dreamers will be the richest country. Think of it another way. Who cares if you pay your people $0.5 an hour to do something because you have to compete with the rest of the world on a cost basis to produce something. Here in the US, the auto industry, the computer industry and the like have set the world on fire. We will continue to be the inovators because that's what we are. That's who we are. When you travel around the world you'll see they can't and don't teach about dreaming like we do here. You can't without a free press, without schools that emphasis individuality, etc.
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Countries like the UAE are only in the limelight because of their oil money and their ability to buy outside ideas. Foreign nationals are not allowed to own anything in these countries. Can't even become direct citizens. With that kind of attitude, these countries will always be backwaters on the world stage. The true world leaders are ALL western democracies because we encourage individual freedom and excellence. We promote outside ideas and encourage dissent. What terrorists view as our major weakness is, in fact, our greatest strength. Hell, if for no other reason, the West shall prevail just because we embrace the other half of the world's population - WOMEN.
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Beautiful in artist renderings. However, we're all paying for it.

Would we rather see the Twin Towers rebuilt or this Saudi rip off produced because of our money?

We won't be shit in 10 years.

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If the Republicans stay in power, we will continue the downward spiral into oblivion, I'm afraid...
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We won't be shit in 10 years.

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I agree.


Look we all want America to be great again, but we wont unless every one helps. Our lower class citezen is the highest its ever been and is still raiseing. our "Perfect" middle class is gone because big corp. won't pay there there employees 27-40 dollars an hour. the only jobs that pay that are Autos but, there going down the shit tube really fast.

I could go on and on but, we have to take things in to are own hands like government. how about WE make descions not some guy we vote in to office that only one half country wants.

Try to get more Uninions back, before i get ridiculed, I will state that poeple died to get uninions and they are great just that modern ones run like crap.

Education here where I live 20% of kids didnt pass there grade in high school. also they all could care less about there future.

THE USA IS SCREWWED!!


(O Canada O Canada :CanadaEmoticon: I might have to move overe there)
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If the Republicans stay in power, we will continue the downward spiral into oblivion, I'm afraid...

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Let's not get into a direct political discussion. *oops too late* Our current WhiteHouse hood ornament is quite the retard but he's NOT the enitre Rep. party....

Personally we need change and a good/better/competant president. Not a fuckoff like Clinton but not another blind Dubbya either. Persoanlly I just hope to god, pray and pray that Hillary does not end up in the white house. That carpet bagging Hag is pure evil.
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Good to see my $.80/gal increase in gasoline over the past few months is going to something worthwhile.
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Isn't it great how so many tall buildings are going up in Arab countries, because they don't have to fear the Mooselimbs bombing their own structures? :lol:


:angry:

Fuckers.

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Oh, boy... <_<

Muslim/Arab doesn't necessarily equal "terrorist".

Personally, I think it's stupid and unnecessary to have that tall a building.
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Good to see my $.80/gal increase in gasoline over the past few months is going to something worthwhile.

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Are they stopping us from building more refineries?
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Are they stopping us from building more refineries?

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Na its probably got something to do with that "better global world thing"

Less is more in America or is it More is more ? Boy we just cant make up our mind can we ?

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Are they stopping us from building more refineries?

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No we are!! Stupid "Green People" are they keep on wanting to shut them down. I say we build more it would also come with jobs. I might be looking for one.
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If the Republicans stay in power, we will continue the downward spiral into oblivion, I'm afraid...

[post="29203"]<{POST_SNAPBACK}>[/post]

Let's not get into a direct political discussion. *oops too late* Our current WhiteHouse hood ornament is quite the retard but he's NOT the enitre Rep. party....

Personally we need change and a good/better/competant president. Not a fuckoff like Clinton but not another blind Dubbya either. Persoanlly I just hope to god, pray and pray that Hillary does not end up in the white house. That carpet bagging Hag is pure evil.

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Good to see my $.80/gal increase in gasoline over the past few months is going to something worthwhile.

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Okay... keep politics out of it. "No political talk. There are plenty of forums on the 'net for that. Lets keep C&G free of political talk." Did you miss that at the top? Please do so... before I have to get into another of my "defensive" modes. :D

Anyways... interesting. Really interesting. I just don't quite get why a building that tall is necessary, but whatever. Make sure it's airplane proof.
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Anyways... interesting. Really interesting. I just don't quite get why a building that tall is necessary, but whatever. Make sure it's airplane proof.

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They are at the point where they will do stuff just to show the whole world how successful they are. We were there 80-90 years ago. At this point we don't have to build tallest building, biggest bridges etc., in order to prove that we are the greatest nation in the world. Today, unless a sound business case can justify it it's not going to be built in this country.
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Today, unless a sound business case can justify it it's not going to be built in this country.

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Theres still lots of money squandered in this country. Not that I care about tall buildings. Im glad NYC has them though. If they dropped everything down to 3 stories the population would over run the entire state. Keep the ants down in that ant hill and stack em up to the sky.
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