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Friday, May 04, 2007

Burj Dubai


Emaar's Burj Dubai recently became the tallest structure anywhere in Europe and the Middle East. But from a medium-to-close vantage point it doesn't actually seem that tall. It's only when you can see it from a distance (in this case Nadd Al Sheba) that the effects of perspective and foreshortening disappear, and you can really see how it towers (bad pun, sorry) over the other buildings on Sheikh Zayed Road.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Harsha said...

yea actually!

Havent seen it from that distance.

1:39 am  
Blogger Curlytop said...

What worries me the most is building all these big buildings on nothing much more than beach sand.

I am sure there are people involved in foundation design who are vastly more intelligent than I am, but what is that story of the man who built his house on sand...?

Just seems to me that (so far) this area of the world is geophysically stable, but even a really small shift could produce some worrying effect/damage.

And at that height, small things happening at the top or the bottom produce huge things at the other end...

Terra firma for me, thanks.

10:41 am  

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