Originally Posted by Mocholate
The lack of nature in this city makes me feel upset but wow great light show 'n stuff.
Hats off to those who have documented this construction.
Lack of nature? This city is not only surrounded by extremely "natural" desert, but is home to extensive watered (if wastful) parks with a plethora of both native and non-native trees. Dubai has a weird juxtaposition between small amounts of high density developed areas, tons of desert, and a good amount of oasis-like park areas.
But about the building... I love the design, but the lack of landmarks and recognizable buildings around it make the scale hard to understand in person and impossible to understand in photos.
Originally Posted by M II A II R II K
What if they had a higher observation deck that spanned many floors to accommodate more people though
The problem most likely that there just aren't enough elevators that go that high. A generous estimate puts about 4-5 elevators on the top floors, which simply isn't enough for the large amount of traffic that would be moving up and down.