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#1 +macoman

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 15:58

 

Da vinci Tower A $350 million tower to be known as the Dynamic Architecture building is to be constructed in Dubai. The 68-story tower will feature floors that can be individually rotated via voice commands.

 

That's crazy... Dubai is the only place in the world where you can find the most technological thing in a city.




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Posted 05 March 2014 - 16:10

 Dubai is the only place in the world where you can find the most technological thing in a city.

 

No its not



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 16:16

No its not

From an architectural point of view, yes it is ;-) they may not be the most in technology but if you see all their buildings, they have an unique class in the world.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 16:27

From an architectural point of view, yes it is ;-) they may not be the most in technology but if you see all their buildings, they have an unique class in the world.

 

Dubai is the only place in the world where you can find the most technological thing in a city

 

So, no it's not!  Moreover, appreciation of architecture is subjective.  



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 16:40

You see this sort of thing in the places where the rich are insanely rich, and the poor are insanely poor.  Western societies don't typically waste money on stuff like this that doesn't really benefit anybody. Dubai is pretty much the world's showcase of oil riches.  They are doing some very very cool things though.



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 18:21

No its not

Where is?



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 18:29

Western societies don't typically waste money on stuff like this that doesn't really benefit anybody.

 

Umm... ok. :laugh:



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 18:55

Umm... ok. :laugh:

Err... thanks for adding to the discussion... :huh:



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 19:06

Umm... ok. :laugh:

 

That made me laugh too lol



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:08

Dubai has some incredible architecture, but the problem is when you fill your entire city with lots of random buildings with unique aesthetics you don't have one you're really renowned for.

 

The Space Needle

The Opera House

The Empire State Building

St. Basil's Cathedral

Taj Mahal

 

Etc. All stand out and are well known worldwide.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:20

No its not

Source?


Umm... ok. :laugh:

+1 :rofl:



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:22

I went to Chicago a long time ago... that the tower had revolving restaurant at the top of the tower.  It had an amazing view..   It's closed.

 

I am sure there are more revolving restaurants in some states.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:42

yeah that design always came off to me as one of those, we'll build it, then we'll find a flaw and it won't work when its done...



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:23

You see this sort of thing in the places where the rich are insanely rich, and the poor are insanely poor.  Western societies don't typically waste money on stuff like this that doesn't really benefit anybody. Dubai is pretty much the world's showcase of oil riches.  They are doing some very very cool things though.

TBH, Western societies... Are kinda collapsing. We're too busy killing our futures by killing science and technology off in the classroom, and replacing it with religious nonsense.


I went to Chicago a long time ago... that the tower had revolving restaurant at the top of the tower.  It had an amazing view..   It's closed.

 

I am sure there are more revolving restaurants in some states.

We had one in Rochester. It's closed too. :/



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 04:27

TBH, Western societies... Are kinda collapsing. We're too busy killing our futures by killing science and technology off in the classroom, and replacing it with religious nonsense.

Actually that couldn't be any further from the truth. Religion has been on a steady decline.  It's been declining faster in Europe, but it's still losing steam in the US too.

 

http://www.huffingto..._n_2867626.html

http://www.secularis...-europe-and-usa

 

The actual problem is that the media dramatizes crap like that to make it look worse than it actually is. I turn on the news every morning and get to hear about all the people that got murdered the previous day, but that sort of thing isn't a massive widespread problem.  Honestly the world would be a better place if the media didn't have a strong voice (aka bias).