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Old Posted Jan 1, 2007, 2:08 AM
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I was just thinking this place is on sand and they are drilling oil forming a cavern under it. that means that the ground is becoming more and more unstable. what is going to happen when they finish all of these buildings is the weight would be so great that they will most likly sink into the ground. Dubai is also near a fault line that could badly effect it. if i lived there i wouldn't even trust the ground i walked on.
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Old Posted Jan 1, 2007, 3:39 AM
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Dubai is also near a fault line that could badly effect it.
The nearest faultline of the Arabian Plate is 250-300 miles away in Iran. That's far enough to avoid serious damage in the case of a major quake, same as Las Vegas really wouldn't be hit all that hard if there is a major quake somewhere along the San Andreas faultline.
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Old Posted Jan 1, 2007, 4:49 AM
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The nearest faultline of the Arabian Plate is 250-300 miles away in Iran. That's far enough to avoid serious damage in the case of a major quake, same as Las Vegas really wouldn't be hit all that hard if there is a major quake somewhere along the San Andreas faultline.
true but there was a quake in iran last year that flodded parts of the river. the worst case is that an 8.0 earthquake in iran causes the sand to shift. making large buildings fall.
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The Marina will have a very good skyline!
can't wait to see it.
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true but there was a quake in iran last year that flodded parts of the river. the worst case is that an 8.0 earthquake in iran causes the sand to shift. making large buildings fall.
Oh, for god's sake
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2007, 12:43 AM
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None of these are THAT recent by the way
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2007, 2:37 PM
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it's very many supertalls in one area...
Dubai Marina will have the tallest avarage height of buildings per (m^2) in the world!
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2007, 8:35 PM
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Latest progress.

All taken today by Imre. Looks like some are getting ready to rise. Should be amazing to see them all go up at the same time

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where is all that water coming from at the infinity tower?
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2007, 9:33 AM
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^^ Have you ever been to the beach? If so, have you ever dug a hole in the sand?
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i see i guess its simpler then i thought
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2007, 11:26 AM
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A new map showing all the towers in this area and their heights:

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Old Posted Feb 24, 2007, 1:31 AM
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Ho hum, another day in Marina Dubai, where they crank out 400m supertalls like a freakin' assembly line.

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The Torch is gettin' there! 2-3 months and it'll be above sea level!
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still some unknown plots, hopefully with a small chance for new supertalls
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wonder if people buying an apartment in Marina Pinnacle realise they will be surrounded by 60-100s buildings.
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If you check the SSC forum on the Infinity Tower, you'll find some horrible news! http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=358434&page=5

The foundation site of the Infinity Tower was flooded after a wall holding back the Dubai Marina water breached.

Lucky escape for 100 workers
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Dubai: Nearly 100 workers at the site of the 'tallest building with a twist' had a lucky escape yesterday as a wall holding back the Dubai Marina waters breached and flooded the foundation site.
Excavation work on the 80-floor Infinity Tower was nearing completion when there was a sharp and loud sound, said a worker.
"We then saw sand pouring down the sides," he said.
The workers were ordered to evacuate immediately, said the foreman.
The Dh700 million 80-floor tower is to have a 90 degrees twist.
According to a manager of Arabtec, the incident is under investigation.

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They'll probably have to move the tower to another site.

First the fire on that tower u/c, now the Infinity incident - 2007 so far just hasn't been a good year for Dubai construction, has it?
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lets go back to a comment i made a couple weeks ago about this picture
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