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World's Tallest Building

The world's tallest building opens in Dubai.  It's an impressive site.  Here's a video:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8438857.stm
Would love to go to the top for a view Smiley
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wonder how long it will be before it is BASE jumped.
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According to my Nephew it Opens this week (he lives there) the wording might suggest next week
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800 metres...... for the uninitiated, just a few feet short of half a mile high !.    won`t catch me going up there for a view.....  Cheesy
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you dont want to be a crane driver then
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One wonders why apart from prestige, after all not a shortage of land around there is there ?
It must have very deep foundations ?
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Anyone operating a crane at that height must be mad... or an experienced parachute user! (sorry not sure of the terminology I'm looking for!)
I'd hate to be up there on a windy day..
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and they get earthquake tremors there as well
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maybe a hang glider ?
I would certainly prefer to be flying at that height
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Watch the fireworks on ITV NEWS 6.30 pm tonight........ probably repeated at 10 pm too !
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you dont want to be a crane driver then

...or a window cleaner Shocked
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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum - ruler there is the one seen on UK TV a lot as he has races horse here http://www.godolphin.com/
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...or a window cleaner Shocked

Apparently it takes 8 weeks to clean all the windows Wink Wink
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Apparently its not finished, several hundred men were sent in to get it finished. Should have sent in Claire Sweeney and a team from "60 minute Makeover" it wold only have taken them an hour, even with a tea-break.
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