Took me a while, satellite image of Dubai's new island

theNEOone

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pretty neat. i would have expected the waters to be clearer, though. how deep is the water there?


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AMCRambler

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Ok I click that link and it points me at somewhere in Kansas. wtf

Edit: Never mind. Google isn't playing nice with my version of Opera.
 

Queasy

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Wonder what that does to the eco system around there...
 

AbsolutDealage

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Yea, there was a whole discovery channel thing about that like 6 months ago or so. Pretty cool, but I sure wouldn't buy property there. Seems like it's just a waiting game before it gets eroded away or completely destroyed by a storm.
 
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I've heard the one modeled after a map of the world isn't doing so hot.

The construction out there is crazy. A customer of mine is an engineer for Flour and flys out there a few times of the year. He said they have something like %40 of the worlds cranes in that one location!
 

Lorax

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Originally posted by: MisterJackson
I've heard the one modeled after a map of the world isn't doing so hot.

The construction out there is crazy. A customer of mine is an engineer for Flour and flys out there a few times of the year. He said they have something like %40 of the worlds cranes in that one location!

i heard shanghai had something like 40% of the world's cranes too...
 

jai6638

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Thats a great picture.... I flew over the palm island in a single engine plane and it was an awesome sight.. Couldn't believe that the the Dubai I knew fifteen years ago as a child had changed so much!!!
 

jai6638

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He said they have something like %40 of the worlds cranes in that one location!

the construction there really sucks for the residents.. A local doctor told me that the dust in the air due to construction has affected the health of the children resulting in them getting sicker more often!
 

compuwiz1

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I watched some of the construction on the Discovery channel. Quite interesting. :)
 

Squisher

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The building of this completes messages started by the Incas and signals the mother ship to return for we are now idiots.
 

KLin

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20/20 is doing an expose' on construction workers in Dubai. Apparently they're being treated very poorly. They just said they make 600 dira(sp?) which is 163 bucks a month. Apparently the ruler's horses live better than construction workers.
 

indamixx99

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Hah yeah.. i just saw that too. I wish they had more coverage on this story... but no, now they gotta talk about peeping toms...
 

mithrandir2001

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I always found it, err, interesting how money is still the ruler of all. Oil-rich Islamists, corporate-buddy fundamental Christians...they like to talk about morals and what not but in the end, my country club estate is bigger than yours!!!