Dubai opens half-mile-high tower, world's tallest

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Dubai opened the world's tallest skyscraper Monday in a blaze of fireworks, then added a final flourish: It renamed the half-mile-high tower for the head of neighboring Abu Dhabi, whose billions bailed out Dubai amid last year's financial crisis.


    Long known as Burj Dubai — Arabic for "Dubai Tower" — the building rises 2,717 feet (828 meters) from the desert. The $1.5 billion "vertical city" of luxury apartments and offices and a hotel designed by Giorgio Armani also plans to have the world's highest mosque (158th floor) and swimming pool (76th floor).


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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100104/ap_on_bi_ge/ml_dubai_tallest_building
     
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  3. songline

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    Yes I saw it on TV for a minute, nice Glass Architecture.
    Lets see who will buy.
     

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