14 September, 2008

Burj al Magnificent

According to zmescience, Burj al Arab is 4th on the list of 7 wonders of modern engineering... placed just below CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, The Hubble Telescope and China's Three Gorges dam.
The website says:
Not all magnificent buildings are used for industrial and research purposes. Dubai features some of the most impressive creations in the world, and many of them are not done yet. The largest building used as the hotel in the world, Burj Al Arab rises at 321 meters and is connected to the mainland by a private curved bridge. It’s design and features are just amazing, as it imitates a type of vessel, called dhow, featuring an 180 meter high atrium between the two sides. Also, it’s built on an artificial island.

Link.

5 comments:

Kyle said...

First, it was the Burj Al-Sail
Then, came the Burj Al-Spire

And now;

The Burj al-Magnificent ;)

Hemlock, what the hell is going on here in town?

How about you put in a word to the BigBoss to improve the road networks. Oh and while you're at it, have him speed up the Metro too!

Kyle said...
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He said...

Apparently, if you go out to sea and you look directly towards Burj Al Arab you will see the biggest cross in the world.

hemlock said...

kyle: dont ask me man, im at my wits end with the traffic.
seriously, when i rented my apartment two years ago, it was against traffic, and SZR was smooth. one month in, they split it down the first interchange, leading to tailbacks.
i moved away to beach road, and along came salik II. :'(

i wonder if the BigBoss ever uses the roads :D except on december 2nd :)
you think people will stop driving around once the metro is operational?

he: that's old news :)

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the Metro will be big surprise! Pleasant to some letdown to many!
-FR

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