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Old Posted Jul 18, 2011, 2:37 PM
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To be honest, I can't stand this. Dubai is already a crowded mess of tacky skyscrapers, and they don't need more! It's almost as unreal as vegas. Ugh.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 19, 2011, 4:11 PM
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its awsome to watch it happen though. hopefully it all works out for dubai.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 19, 2011, 6:01 PM
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oh man, Dubai rocks. - I don't know how rich that place is, but that is how Toronto needs to be. But without all the financial uncertainty, and instability.
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Old Posted Jul 20, 2011, 3:27 AM
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its awsome to watch it happen though. hopefully it all works out for dubai.
In a way I hope it does too, but in another way i hope it doesn't. The latter being that if "it all works out", my worry is that'll mean more skyscraper building binges, and ultimately, more materials wasted that could've gone to places that actually need them.
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2011, 7:38 PM
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I was in Dubai few days ago,i edited a quick video mix about some skyscrapers,hope u like it
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Really good video but it makes me wonder how people walk around in this city with massive freeways cutting it to pieces.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2011, 5:51 AM
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^^ in dubai-saudi-........... ppl don't walk because its hot, we drive, petrol is cheep.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2011, 4:06 PM
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^^ in dubai-saudi-........... ppl don't walk because its hot, we drive, petrol is cheep.
Which is why i think Dubai will become a Century City on steroids.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2011, 2:34 PM
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Really good video but it makes me wonder how people walk around in this city with massive freeways cutting it to pieces.
I always wondered...I've always felt (considering the money they've got) they could have constructed a very efficient pub trans system
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2011, 8:37 PM
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^^ in dubai-saudi-........... ppl don't walk because its hot, we drive, petrol is cheep.
That I understand but Dubai doesn't seem very friendly for pedestrians. Not because of the heat but aside from The Jumeriah Beach Residences and Old Town (and I'm sure a few other places), Dubai doesn't seem like a walkable city.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2011, 9:39 PM
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That I understand but Dubai doesn't seem very friendly for pedestrians. Not because of the heat but aside from The Jumeriah Beach Residences and Old Town (and I'm sure a few other places), Dubai doesn't seem like a walkable city.
Why would anyone want to walk around a city in those temperatures?

Cheap Gas + Boiling Heat = staying in your cars.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2011, 10:22 PM
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these countries, including dubai, are AC Heaven, i know ppl who left london in the summer to go back to saudi because there is no AC in london (where they lived), its ironic !
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i shot this photo like a year ago... from ATLANTIS

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Old Posted Aug 13, 2011, 10:32 PM
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Almost none of that skyline exsisted when I was there in 2005...man do they know how to build fast there!
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2011, 12:56 AM
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That was an awesome video billgecc I was expecting the burj khalifa at the end though
     
     
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Has any completion date for Infinity been set yet?
Any more recent photos?
     
     
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From what I've heard, the projects are still in construction, but it's a wonder how they are still getting the money to complete them. Any pictures for how they are getting along?
     
     
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From what I've heard, the projects are still in construction, but it's a wonder how they are still getting the money to complete them. Any pictures for how they are getting along?
From my understanding the 412 meter Marina 101 and the 516 meter Pentominium are on hold. Marina 101 is right in the middle with the cranes on top, and Pento is on the lower left and is only 15 stories or so, and I can't see either of those being finished at their originally planned heights.



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Old Posted Apr 10, 2012, 8:01 PM
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it's a wonder how they are still getting the money to complete them.
While oil tankers keep leaving through the Straits of Hormuz there's still money pouring into the Middle East. I'd say the problem is that demand has dried up - investors able/willing to pay top $ with no guarantee of a capital gain in the foreseeable future . . .
     
     
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It's somewhat disappointing how coverage of these projects suddenly dropped off a cliff - there was a time when these projects had almost daily coverage. Anyway, it's nice to see from that above shot that some of these buildings have wrapped up and the vision of the area is being realized.
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Dubai, another great example of why just because you can, it doesn't mean you should.
     
     
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