17 January, 2007

Burj Dubai skyscraper under construction here reached its 100th story on Tuesday

Jim Krane of AP:
The Burj Dubai skyscraper under construction here reached its 100th story on Tuesday, nearly two-thirds of the way in its relentless climb to become the world's tallest building.

With 3,000 laborers adding a new floor nearly every three days, the $1 billion spire is days away from surpassing a neighboring skyscraper that is currently the tallest in the Middle East, Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties said.
. . .
The Middle East previously held the record of the earth's tallest structure for about 43 centuries. Built around 2500 B.C., Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza dwarfed the competition at about 481 feet until 1889 when the Eiffel Tower was completed in Paris at a height of 1,023 feet, including the flag pole.
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

3000 laborers * AED 800 PM = AED 2,400,000 per month in payroll.

someone please do the math.

A Blessing in Tragedy said...

Ooooh! this will be the MOTHER of all future ghost towers! I cant wait for Dubai's boom bubble to burst. having the tallest uninhabited building in the world will be such a great idea.

Why do we need this again?

Anonymous said...

"Jim Krane of AP"

Jim Krane commenting on Dubai's high rise constructions..

Hmmm... John Bulldozer... Ahmed JCB... Mohammed EarthMover...

BD said...

3000 laborers * AED 800 PM = AED 2,400,000 per month in payroll.

About half the price of a 1-bedroom flat on a lower floor. Sell 5-10 floors and the building's labor costs will have been covered.

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