Saturday, August 02, 2008

Burj Dubai

Dubai Tower (pictured by Michael Travica) is a skyscraper under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure on Earth. It is expected to be completed and ready for occupation next month: September 2009.

Are you looking at Dubai for business?


Unknown said...

Dear Laurel,

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) (doctors without borders)is the leading non-governmental organisation for emergency medical aid. It is dedicated to providing expert medical relief to victims of war, disasters and epidemics in 80 countries around the world, giving help to those who need it most, regardless of ethnic origin, religion or political affiliation.

We are organizing \"Swim around the Burj\" event on the 14th of November.
I am volunteering for the same and attempting to raise some funds for MSF.
It would be a great help if you could help us raise funds, by publishing the following at your esteemed blog.
I even have a widget, I could give you the format at the end of this post.

\"WE would like to announce the Return of our beloved “Swim Around the Burj”!!

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Anonymous said...

Even though this is obviously a rendering (not the real thing) of a 15-foot (4.5m) high book made for the lobby of the Burj Dubai, as reported by World Architecture News, it is hardly incredulous. It seems appropriate that the tallest building in the world, one inspired by the Emerald City, should have an over-the-top book associated with it.
According to WAN, "the Burj Dubai Opus will stand tall in the lobby of the tower from its opening next year." There will also be "limited editions and collector’s item copies, some of which will be auctioned off for charity." Of course, a plethora of questions come to mind when thinking about a book three times taller than a person. Where does one keep it? How does one open it? How thick is the paper? How is it bound? What's the point? But more than any question, one has to wonder: Can it even be called a book?

Anonymous said...

What a stunning structure that's what I call a super tall skyscraper