World`s Tallest Building – Dubai

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Dubai is set to open the world’s tallest building amid tight security on Monday. The final height of the Burj Dubai – Arabic for Dubai Tower – remained a closely guarded secret on the eve of its opening. At more than 2,625 feet, it long ago vanquished its nearest rival, the Taipei 101 in Taiwan.|htmlws-main-n|dl1|link3|

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    18 Responses to World`s Tallest Building – Dubai

    1. Someone go there and drop a penny.


    2. Who and what does it house? Is it for businesses, apartments, etc…?


    3. I looked at one picture and thought there was a giant angel statue on the top for a sec which would of course not go on a Muslim built tower.

      Then I got to thinking…when it comes to religious iconography the Catholics really have it best.

      Compared to this thing I saw a little while ago:
      that Burj tower is fuckin boring. So its high…so what? I can see the CN tower right now which is now the second tallest building in the world and I could care less cause it looks like crap. Bland.

      Why build taller when they could have built say…the most beautiful building in the world?


      • These things are actually strictly forbidden by both religions, Christianity and Islam. You shouldn’t glorify statues and paintings of whomever and all that. Building them obviously doesn’t equal glorifying them but the act of investing all that money alone is supposedly a sin. Right now I’m not sure if they edited this out of the bible for the new testament or not, though.


        • But the renaissance and the bank of the Catholic Church. Damn duality showing it’s ugly awesome face again.


        • Actually Catholicism endorses big-ass buildings in god’s honour. It’s the same deal as with the vestments.


          • Absolutely. Look at every single Catholic church. Hell the picture i linked to up there is a church (eventually).

            They don’t have to make it religious. They could just aim for not spending 20 billion on something that just plain looks like crap.

            btw I bet it cost closer to 2 billion.


          • I said the old testament doesn’t endorse it, where do you think Catholicism comes from. What you are referring to are the hypocrites that break their own rules. I never said they don’t endorse it. Sure they do. Magnus implied that it’s somehow different for Christians when it isn’t, that’s all I was pointing out.

            Leviticus 26:1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the Lord your God.


      • Maybe the architect was a fan of Half life 2.


    4. Is Dubai compensating for something? It would have been cheaper to just buy every middle aged man in the country a red sports car …


    5. Dubai is going to be a fascinating thing to watch over the coming decades. 15 years ago it was nothing but desert, a blip on the radar. In 50 years, I bet it will be the same. This is hubris and triumphalism at its worst. Once oil starts to dwindle, and energy becomes scarce, how are they going to desalinate all the water needed for that desert town. And run their indoor ski resort. And keep the manmade floating islands from crumbling back into the sea.

      It’s laughable if it weren’t so tragic.


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