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macoman    1,103

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEdPO5ic_AQ

 

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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Nefarious Trigger    7,067
 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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macoman    1,103

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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Nefarious Trigger    7,067
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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Astra.Xtreme    2,166

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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firey    3,644

No its not

Where is?

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COKid    873

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

 

Umm... ok. :laugh:

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Astra.Xtreme    2,166

Umm... ok. :laugh:

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

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LaP    1,755

Umm... ok. :laugh:

 

That made me laugh too lol

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compl3x    6,263

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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Raa    1,411

No its not

Source?

Umm... ok. :laugh:

+1 :rofl:

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TAZMINATOR    12,234

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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neufuse    2,827

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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Dot Matrix    7,177

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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Astra.Xtreme    2,166

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.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/religion-america-decline-low-no-affiliation-report_n_2867626.html

http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2012/10/statistics-round-up--religion-in-decline-around-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).

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webeagle12    883

This was proposed like 4-5 years ago actually. It's pretty much a vision.

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TAZMINATOR    12,234

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

 

Shame...  I am sure some of them are open.. 

 

and some of them are not open to the public... 

 

The one in Chicago is open that is called Skydeck (or The Ledge).. which you see the pic below:

 

the-ledge-at-skydeck-chicago-191.jpg

 

I have not been there yet but hopefully one day, I go.

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MorganX    1,046

Umm... ok. :laugh:

 

You're both right, but in Dubai they can afford to waste on a whole other level. They can build their own islands for pleasure, where an island didn't exist before, lol. Actually, for the pleasure of the Western rich coming to visit.

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.

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

 

Disregarding religion, the only people killing science and technology are the lazy students who can get by in our society without it. Why take math and science if you can just take political science or liberal arts and live well and not have to think hard? I'm not exactly sure who "we're" are, but it's personal choice not to take math and science courses and careers.

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Turk.    268

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TAZMINATOR    12,234

^ holy crap!  that's high..  

 

I hate to climb up that high.. 

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Symal Taneous    31

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.

There's one on top of the Mariott hotel in downtown Ottawa and there is/was one on top of what used to be the Delta Hotel on University street in Montreal. Unfortunately for the Montreal one, the entire hotel is being converted into residences for university students, not sure what's going to happen to the restaurant though, if it's going to stay open or not. I worked next to the one in Ottawa for a few years and now I work pretty much across the street from the Montreal one.

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TAZMINATOR    12,234

There's one on top of the Mariott hotel in downtown Ottawa and there is/was one on top of what used to be the Delta Hotel on University street in Montreal. Unfortunately for the Montreal one, the entire hotel is being converted into residences for university students, not sure what's going to happen to the restaurant though, if it's going to stay open or not. I worked next to the one in Ottawa for a few years and now I work pretty much across the street from the Montreal one.

 

Cool..  maybe you can call them and see if that restaurant is open or not....  If so, you can go up with your camera and take day/night shots of the view.. :)

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