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    The beast is rising, this photo was taken around the 21st of March.


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    Some recent photos by asb63 of SSC.




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    Dubai is just crazy! I wonder how many millions of square feet of space are under construction there right now. Mind boggling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenie
    Dubai is just crazy! I wonder how many millions of square feet of space are under construction there right now. Mind boggling.
    And it's not just that, it like, whoa a freakin city is actually popping up out in the middle of the desert. All those cranes can be an eye sore, but you love to see all this stuff.

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    Does anyone know if all those "green" areas are grass or astro-turf? If it is grass then they must have a huge desalinization plant, and massive amounts of electricity. All the renderings show the Burj surrounded by water and grass. I assume salt water and astro-turf?

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    It is becoming a big vacation destination for Europeans.

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    Yes, the buzz in Europe about vacationing in Dubai is really growing! I want to plan a trip there, but I'm waiting until some of this stuff is completed.

    Dubai's desalinization plant is humungous and processes over 250 millions gallons of water a day just for the landscaping!

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    Exclamation Wow!!!!

    THAT PIC IS CRAZY?? IS THAT ON THIS PLANT?? Thethinkingman is right, a whole city is just growing at once. I have never seen so many cranes rising at once. Talk about urban development!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilentPandaesq
    Does anyone know if all those "green" areas are grass or astro-turf? If it is grass then they must have a huge desalinization plant, and massive amounts of electricity. All the renderings show the Burj surrounded by water and grass. I assume salt water and astro-turf?
    I've seen those rendrings my- self and I don't know how they're going to put all that stuff around it. Right now it looks like it might be to crowded to do anything like that.

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    How's this: (!!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by MidtownGuy
    Dubai's desalinization plant is humungous and processes over 250 millions gallons of water a day just for the landscaping!
    Crazy!! Do you know what type of Power generation they are using? I have heard that Dubai is not Oil rich so are they using coal, LNG, (I assume not nuke, but that would make sense)?

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    Insane In The Membrane!!

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    I think it's natural gas presently, but they are looking into solar powered plants for the future.

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    but they are looking into solar powered plants for the future.
    That makes sense. They must be getting killed on energy costs. All those Apartments with A/C during the day and Heat at night their wattage must be huge. Are they building new power-plants? Do you have any info on Dubai infrastructure? Seams that if they are not careful, they could quickly outstrip supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCMAN320
    THAT PIC IS CRAZY?? IS THAT ON THIS PLANT?? Thethinkingman is right, a whole city is just growing at once. I have never seen so many cranes rising at once. Talk about urban development!!!!!
    20% of the world`s cranes to be precise. i first started going to dubai 6 years ago and only 3 years ago that photo at the beach would have had the 4 hotels at the front and bugger all else!

    has anyone checked out the G-tower? it`s incredible!

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