Burj Dubai 800 meter tall skyscraper


A 800 meter building called “Burj Dubai” is being built in the United Arab Emirates. That’s just HUGE. To compare, the Sears Tower is 443 meters. It’s to be completed in November 2008.

This photo was taken by me in March 2005 from Chicago’s 346m high Aon Center. I photoshopped in the Burj Dubai for comparison.

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unlikelymoose
17 years ago

Wow. That thing is huge. Don’t show the photo to Mayor Daley. He’ll want to double the height of the Trump building. The illustrations on skyscraperpage.com are interesting. http://skyscraperpage.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=49210 Look at the fancy lake leading up the Burj Dubai. ooooh. aaaaaah. And how about the palm trees on that arched landscape around the building. ooooh. aaaaaah. Though that cloud image is weird. I understand it’s done to dramaticize the height of the building, but it still looks foinky. http://skyscraperpage.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=46794 I like this bird’s eye view. The use of pure white on the top of each tower component is kickin’. Though this illustration doesn’t give a good idea of how tall Burj Dubai is. http://skyscraperpage.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=49211 Now this illustration gives a good idea of how tall this mofo is. I don’t like how cities build this super tall skyscrapers when everything else in the city is average and below-average size. I think that’s where Chicago really excels. The Sears Tower looks like it belongs in the skyline. Chicago has the best skyline in the world. Any vantage point makes Chicago superior: north, south, east, west. It doesn’t matter Chicago is the best. Places Dubai have their one tower and that’s it. There’s nothing else to complement it. Just a bunch of pretty palm trees.

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Anonymous
17 years ago

“I don’t like how cities build this super tall skyscrapers when everything else in the city is average and below-average size” Are you mad? Dubai Marina alone has over 200 skyscrapers between 20, 40 and 80 floors… Dubai is the biggest construction site in the world right now. I think your comment is rather misplaced… ha ha ha! ROTFL!!

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Anonymous
17 years ago

Here is another link to some great areal photos… Remember, these pictures are already soooo old… http://m.rtijn.info/dubai/marina/2005/04/palm-jumeirah-from-1500-ft.html follow skyscrapercity.com for the latest pics and updates and you will see Dubai certainly has everything going for it.. The tower mentioned in this thread is only one of 3 announced super tall buildings!

Sus
17 years ago

And with this, Dubai hikes to rank 1 in my favorite destinations list. Just check out http://www.pbase.com/bmcmorrow/dubaiaerials&page=all for other high rises in the city of Dubai. Way better.

Tom Saaristo
17 years ago

I want to visit and even possibly live in Dubai! Oh the irony! The word I have to submit to post this is “cannot” +SIGH+

laura k.
laura k.
17 years ago

i go to school with someone from Dubai – they are returning there this spring. i should ask her how it is to live there. i believe she likes it quite a bit.

DANIEL
17 years ago

sweet comparision picture to the sears tower

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