Spinning skyscrapers in Dubai

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  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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  3. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    From the article:
    the old fart should retire. If humans are capabale of doing something then they'll do it. Mostly just to see what happens.
     
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    Wow, this would be awesome!
     
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  7. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    yeah, right up until some nerd either:
    tries "Towers of Hanoi" with it or
    paints the sides different colours and starts playing Rubik's Cube

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    Don't y'all find it interesting that the Arabs use American architects to design their buildings? Is that 'cause the Arabs can't do it, can't learn it?

    I mean, Arabs have been around for several gazillion years, you'd think that they would have learned a few things. Why is it that the whites have learned and can do so much more than the Arabs?

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  9. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Well the Egyptians used slaves to build their pyramids too.

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  10. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    And did they pay them enormous sums of money for it? ...in American dollars?

    Why are they Arabs so backward as relative to the western world? I've really wondered about that for a long time. At one time, back in the old days, they seemed to be progressing rapidly .....what the fuck happened?

    Baron Max
     
  11. fishtail Registered Senior Member

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    Stupid dick heads, if they want to throw money down the drain chuck it my way.
     
  12. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    Seems like they have:
    As for this:
    The architect of the spinning tower is an Italian-Israeli, hired by an Athens-based developer and a Dubai real estate company. Don't y'all find it interesting that some Americans don't bother to read articles before shootin' their big gobs off?

    Designer's video of the tower in action:
    http://www.donklephant.com/2007/05/20/video-rotating-skyscraper-set-for-dubai
     
  13. draqon Banned Banned

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    Dubai is a pig-city for sure
     
  14. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    at least an arab can find his way home with nothing but a camel.
     
  15. orcot Valued Senior Member

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    ... westerns use GPS
     
  16. Baron Max Registered Senior Member

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    Which is somewhat lighter than a camel, and it doesn't need feed and water.

    Baron Max
     
  17. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    But it does need a very expensive satellite array in orbit and large electronics industry to create it.
     
  18. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    So does a camel.
     
  19. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Why would they even need a building that has each floor spinning? That's pretty excessive. Oil money is really that valuable?

    heh
     
  20. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    They dont need it, they want it.
     
  21. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    Aside from looking fabulous, the spinning action generates enough energy to power 10 identical towers. Practical as well as eye-catching (and disgustingly materialistic).
     
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