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Rosdower 02-08-2010 13:42

[Dubai][lol]Worlds tallest tower closes
 
Burj Khalifa, World's Tallest Tower, Closed A Month After Opening

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The world's tallest skyscraper has unexpectedly closed to the public a month after its lavish opening, disappointing tourists headed for the observation deck and casting doubt over plans to welcome its first permanent occupants in the coming weeks.

Electrical problems are at least partly to blame for the closure of the Burj Khalifa's viewing platform the only part of the half-mile high tower open yet. But a lack of information from the spire's owner left it unclear whether the rest of the largely empty building including dozens of elevators meant to whisk visitors to the tower's more than 160 floors was affected by the shutdown.

The indefinite closure, which began Sunday, comes as Dubai struggles to revive its international image as a cutting-edge Arab metropolis amid nagging questions about its financial health.

The Persian Gulf city-state had hoped the 2,717-foot (828-meter) Burj Khalifa would be a major tourist draw. Dubai has promoted itself by wowing visitors with over-the-top attractions such as the Burj, which juts like a silvery needle out of the desert and can be seen from miles around.

In recent weeks, thousands of tourists have lined up for the chance to buy tickets for viewing times often days in advance that cost more than $27 apiece. Now many of those would-be visitors, such as Wayne Boyes, a tourist from near Manchester, England, must get back in line for refunds.

"It's just very disappointing," said Boyes, 40, who showed up at the Burj's entrance Monday with a ticket for an afternoon time slot only to be told the viewing platform was closed. "The tower was one of my main reasons for coming here," he said.

The precise cause of the $1.5 billion Dubai skyscraper's temporary shutdown remained unclear.

In a brief statement responding to questions, building owner Emaar Properties blamed the closure on "unexpected high traffic," but then suggested that electrical problems were also at fault.

"Technical issues with the power supply are being worked on by the main and subcontractors and the public will be informed upon completion," the company said, adding that it is "committed to the highest quality standards at Burj Khalifa."
cliffs: their **** doesn't work

jonb 02-08-2010 13:43

Wasn't this supposed to be the start of their economic turnaround?

GreyGhost 02-08-2010 13:43

Mitch is going to roll some heads.

telos 02-08-2010 13:45

This is what happens when you employ slave labor.












Hi mitch :wave:

NoGodForMe 02-08-2010 13:45

No desire to go there. ****ing animals will cut your hand off. Or you'll get kidnapped by terrorists.

CloroX 02-08-2010 13:46

:lol:

mstrike 02-08-2010 13:47

LOL

Flunky 02-08-2010 13:47

worse than or at least as bad as Mexico...

Wowbagger 02-08-2010 13:49

EVERYTHING CHANGES ON JAN 4

--chaingun 02-08-2010 13:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoGodForMe (Post 15310206)
No desire to go there. ****ing animals will cut your hand off. Or you'll get kidnapped by terrorists.

sweet jesus :rofl:

Kelven 02-08-2010 13:51

but they have indoor skiing

KnightMare 02-08-2010 13:51

opps

Odio 02-08-2010 13:52

MITCH WHERE ART THOU?!

Mitchdubai 02-08-2010 13:53

Quote:

Originally Posted by telos (Post 15310205)
Hi mitch :wave:

You can all **** right off, ignorant pricks. I was up on the 124th floor on Saturday. Here's what it feels like to look down on a 65 storey hotel and the worlds biggest shopping mall.

http://i47.tinypic.com/2e5tanp.jpg

So they have a few minor teething troubles caused by the massive number of visitors and they will be back online in a few days.

Cliffs:

You can all **** off
And die
Ignorant ****s

CloroX 02-08-2010 13:54

I love seeing Dubai fail. :rofl:

jonb 02-08-2010 13:54

****ing ex-pat apologist

Mitchdubai 02-08-2010 13:55

Did I forget to mention the fountain that makes the sprinkler outside Bellagio look like it belongs in my garden?

Android1 02-08-2010 13:55

:sunny:

paulmezick 02-08-2010 13:56

It looks like a giant **** cock. **** that place

CloroX 02-08-2010 13:56

So how did they do the sewage for this place? Do the toilets flow directly into the desert or is it piped into those surrounding bodies of water?

Mitchdubai 02-08-2010 13:57

I just came back from dinner, sat right next to that fountain. Nice Fillet steak and a decent red wine. How have you ****ers spent your day?

Wait for it - "I call bull****, you can't drink in Dubai, and if you do they will cut your arms and legs off and **** your head etc etc etc etc...................... ..." Did I forget to mention Ignorant ****s?

CloroX 02-08-2010 13:57

oic they have a sewage fountain

-DK- 02-08-2010 13:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mitchdubai (Post 15310229)
You can all **** right off, ignorant pricks. I was up on the 124th floor on Saturday. Here's what it feels like to look down on a 65 storey hotel and the worlds biggest shopping mall.

http://i47.tinypic.com/2e5tanp.jpg

So they have a few minor teething troubles caused by the massive number of visitors and they will be back online in a few days.

Cliffs:

You can all **** off
And die
Ignorant ****s

Where the **** is the green space? That looks like a ****ing dust bowl.

Pelleas 02-08-2010 13:58

the city is actually the color of **** too

NoGodForMe 02-08-2010 13:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kelven (Post 15310219)
but they have indoor skiing

True, but you'd spend most of your time on the lift. Runs out in Utah and Colorado are miles.

I remember we had a thread a year ago, where someone was defending Dubai and saying how great it was over there. We'll, we said otherwise and now we're proved right.

CloroX 02-08-2010 13:59

were you served by a pakistani in debt imprisonment?

Gryp 02-08-2010 14:00

**** the middle east and their lame attempt at a Hitler themed Disneyland in the desert.

KnightMare 02-08-2010 14:02

has anybody made a killing selling abandoned cars?


http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/m...i_1532483i.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_orkXxp0bhE...07-dubai-3.jpg

Mitchdubai 02-08-2010 14:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by -DK- (Post 15310244)
Where the **** is the green space? That looks like a ****ing dust bowl.

1) Dubai is in a desert. Like Vegas. Not so much with the natural greenery.
2) Does Manhattan have a ****load of greenery? Or Hong Kong? Or Tokyo?
3) Before you tell me about Central Park, here's another pic taken same day, from the Burj. We have a park too. In the ****ing desert. :finger:

http://i47.tinypic.com/2qwloh0.jpg

4) Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Palm Island in the background, fully 10 miles away. Decent visibility for a dustbowl, dontcha think? Actually this was a relatively hazy day.

Wowbagger 02-08-2010 14:06

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Originally Posted by Mitchdubai (Post 15310270)
Actually this was a relatively hazy day.

Oh, you think?

telos 02-08-2010 14:11

Mitch... you are the easiest troll target on this board.

antifreeze 02-08-2010 14:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by telos (Post 15310205)
This is what happens when you employ slave labor.












Hi mitch :wave:


Glare 02-08-2010 14:15

mitchdubai is the dubai version of baghdad bob

Mitchdubai 02-08-2010 14:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wowbagger (Post 15310274)
Oh, you think?

Here's one from a less hazy day, just for you. Complete with fountain.

http://i46.tinypic.com/2gtzpco.jpg

Gouge 02-08-2010 14:19

Everyone that lives in dubai can eat the **** out of my ******* with a spoon.

Amadeus 02-08-2010 14:20

nobody disputes that those are all remarkable pieces of architecture


but it was all a ****ing waste of money, time and slave labor because nobody wants to go there

Fonzie 02-08-2010 14:22

By calling us ignorant and saying Dubai is awesome is hypocritical. Dubai sucks and everyone knows it, you ******. For Mitch, ignorance is bliss I guess.

CloroX 02-08-2010 14:23

What a ****ing gauche city. Completely devoid of any kind of cultural history or character. It's nothing but the result of sand-****** hubris, trying to emulate the west and be a global player. It will fail.

Mitchdubai 02-08-2010 14:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amadeus (Post 15310307)
nobody disputes that those are all remarkable pieces of architecture


but it was all a ****ing waste of money, time and slave labor because many of the sad pathetic wankers on Tribalwar love to pretend they wouldn't jump at the chance to leave their sorry existences in their trailers / moms basements / suburban ****holes in Bumble****, Missouri to go there

Fixed

D 02-08-2010 14:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by CloroX (Post 15310315)
What a ****ing gauche city. Completely devoid of any kind of cultural history or character. It's nothing but the result of sand-****** hubris, trying to emulate the west and be a global player. It will fail.



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