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Old 06-25-2008, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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you're right about that! Dubai's population is very small compared to the other 3 though.

New York City: 8.4 million people
Hong Kong: 6.9 million
Chicago: 2.8 million
Dubai: 1.3 million

Dubai is trying to become the NYC of the middle east. they have many empty skyscrapers for a couple of reasons. one, they are expecting arabs from all over to move to Dubai with in the next 20 years. plus they have Oil Sheiks who have more money than one can imagine. that city is already impressive but it's still kind of like a ghost town since the skyscraper growth is outpacing the population by a large margin.

And don't think for one minute that Dubai's, 'buy an instant downtown', isn't going to come back to bite them in the ass. They're just trying to flex their money muscles and buy credibility, but that can only work for so long. You can't build the biggest everything just to put yourselves on the map and think that's sound financial decision making. If you build it, they will come, to the nth degree. For example, they're are building worlds biggest airport. FOR WHAT? There will never be a day when Dubai airport even cracks the top 25 busiest airports in the world. What a waste of money just to yet again claim "the biggest" whatever. Their coastline, much like Miami's, will have a lot of empty and half-empty buildings for years to come(some buildings in Miami have stopped construction, and are just sitting there). What a lack of vision and understanding.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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And don't think for one minute that Dubai's, 'buy an instant downtown', isn't going to come back to bite them in the ass. They're just trying to flex their money muscles and buy credibility, but that can only work for so long. You can't build the biggest everything just to put yourselves on the map and think that's sound financial decision making. If you build it, they will come, to the nth degree. For example, they're are building worlds biggest airport. FOR WHAT? There will never be a day when Dubai airport even cracks the top 25 busiest airports in the world. What a waste of money just to yet again claim "the biggest" whatever. Their coastline, much like Miami's, will have a lot of empty and half-empty buildings for years to come(some buildings in Miami have stopped construction, and are just sitting there). What a lack of vision and understanding.
I didn't even know this place existed until I came to this website. the city is nothing and hardly has received any real press. Only bad will come of this. Like the Tacoma Narrows Bridge that fell over when it got to be too windy.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: suburb of Chicago
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Dubai doesn't deserve the world's tallest building. the city is too small.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:49 AM
 
Location: suburb of Chicago
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I think the future is about larger cities rather than skyscrapers
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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Why are you people hating on Dubai? I would rather see them continue to build at a record pace instead of wasting trillions in Iraq like some country we all know and love.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Why are you people hating on Dubai? I would rather see them continue to build at a record pace instead of wasting trillions in Iraq like some country we all know and love.
They ARE wasting trillions on stupid (yet neat) developments that they dont need.
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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personally if you ask me these futuristic building look horrible next to older historic buildings
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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Going back to the OP, what are the names of some of those NYC buildings, I haven't been able to find them on emporis.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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I think for a city to be considered futuristic, in addition to the architecture it needs to have more efficient infrastracture and overall advanced techology. In other words, what cities are the most comparable to Tokyo? That would be the most futuristic. Minneapolis has been ranked the most technologically advanced, and the criteria ranged from most IT jobs, most R&D, tech colleges/universities, WiFi spots, wires, and efficiency. Other cities that rounded the top 5 are Atlanta, Boston, San Diego, and D.C.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:34 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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Looks like Chicago now has the tallest (Sears Tower) and Second Tallest (Trump) buildings in the USA. It appears Trump has now topped off above Empire State bld., Anyone else here this?

List of tallest buildings in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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