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    South Korea's Samsung Corporation has won the contract to build the world's tallest building, the Burj Tower in Dubai.
    Burj Dubai Tower
    800 metres (2,640 feet) tall
    Upward-spiral design
    Exterior cladding system
    Built of glass, aluminium, concrete, steel
    Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago
    Total floor space of 500,000 sq m (5.35 million sq ft)




    Samsung won the $306m(160m) deal, after an 11-month bid process.

    The concrete and steel tower will be part of an $8bn(4.2bn) 500-acre project in the United Arab Emirates.

    Workers have already started to clear the ground for the 800-metre high, 160-floor skyscraper and it should be completed by November 2008.



    Construction work on the Burj tower will begin in January, and when completed it will be taller than the world's current highest building, Taiwan's 509-metre TFC 101 building.

    The building will have a hotel, a shopping mall, offices and luxury apartments.




    It was commissioned by Emaar Properties, as part of its Downtown Dubai development.

    "Samsung Corporation's appointment is a defining moment and the tower is set to rise and change the face of Dubai," said Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties.

    "The tower represents the next stage of growth for Emaar and will be the basis for future developments and act as a signpost for the ambitions of the region."

    Dubai is proud of its adventurous construction projects, such as the seven-star Burj al-Arab hotel which has already become an iconic structure.

    Samsung teamed up with Belgium's Besix and local company Arabtec to outbid seven other groups for the contract.

    Source : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4081885.stm
    Last edited by Caroline; 12-13-2004 at 05:00 AM.

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    You know, they wanted to make a much more maternal design on the building. It was orginally going to have a nice C cup shaped atrium about 3/4's of the way up, but they soon realized that as the building aged, the atrium would slowly begin to rotate downwards and sink to about the half way point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comic_Peddler
    You know, they wanted to make a much more maternal design on the building. It was orginally going to have a nice C cup shaped atrium about 3/4's of the way up, but they soon realized that as the building aged, the atrium would slowly begin to rotate downwards and sink to about the half way point.



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    America wil just build another taller one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comic_Peddler
    You know, they wanted to make a much more maternal design on the building. It was orginally going to have a nice C cup shaped atrium about 3/4's of the way up, but they soon realized that as the building aged, the atrium would slowly begin to rotate downwards and sink to about the half way point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggyjuarez
    America wil just build another taller one.

    true..

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    Needle dick.

    Long but useless.

    I suppose the women would want us to build deep caves. Not much of a view there, not to mention the smell.
    Aren't we in the trust tree, thingey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPaul
    Does one build a cave.

    I have always dug caves, but then I am a child of t'sixties.
    If one is to build a cave, there must be some form of erection, obviously. Otherwise it would collapse upon itself.
    Last edited by hobbes; 12-13-2004 at 11:02 PM.
    Aren't we in the trust tree, thingey?

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