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Jakobean

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That's going to be enormous. Yet that is gonna be one sweet looking building
 

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So thats where all our oil dollars are going!

Well, not all, most.

Maybe not most, some.

OK, a few.
 
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SiberianDVM said:
So thats where all our oil dollars are going!

Well, not all, most.

Maybe not most, some.

OK, a few.


You know, I'd never really looked at it like that....the Western world is funding the building of the Gulf and the Middle East.

Arabs produce oil...sell oil to the West...use Western $ to finance construction...Western World bombs Arabs...destroys construction...oil price goes up...so Arab countries get even more $$...to build bigger and better construction....
 

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Im an ironworker and the thing that always pisses me off about things like this is that they never seam to think about us when they think these things up. There are going to be conections on that building that only about 10 guys in the world can make. And by the way you couldnt pay me enough to be on that job
 
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longiron said:
Im an ironworker and the thing that always pisses me off about things like this is that they never seam to think about us when they think these things up. There are going to be conections on that building that only about 10 guys in the world can make. And by the way you couldnt pay me enough to be on that job

Most of the construction workers will be from the Asian subcontinent...some of the cheapest labour in the world.

Obviously the main technical expertise will be Western - and for that they'll pay top dollar, I'm sure.

But the on-site grafters are the ones I feel sorry for. 10 - 12 hours a day in 45 degrees(115 for the seppos!) for about $10 per day. Poor b'stards.
 

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Kilted Arab said:
Most of the construction workers will be from the Asian subcontinent...some of the cheapest labour in the world.

Obviously the main technical expertise will be Western - and for that they'll pay top dollar, I'm sure.

But the on-site grafters are the ones I feel sorry for. 10 - 12 hours a day in 45 degrees(115 for the seppos!) for about $10 per day. Poor b'stards.

The tallest building in the world, contracted out to the lowest bidder paying the worst wages.

First day of opening of the elevator: "Uh, you go first."

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Rockford35 said:
The tallest building in the world, contracted out to the lowest bidder paying the worst wages.

First day of opening of the elevator: "Uh, you go first."

R35

Indeed. and built on sand - dont forget that part...
 

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Every city that has a river running through it has houses built on it's edge. And every year there are problems with houses falling into rivers.

Who builds a house on unconsolidated materials?

There are morons everywhere.

My personal favorite is a building in town here. The building was finished, about 16 stories, and the elevator shaft was out 5 feet when it was completed. There's an addition on the side of the building to accomodate the elevator shaft. Needless to say, the contractor didn't stay in business very long after that boo-boo....

R35
 
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Rockford35 said:
Every city that has a river running through it has houses built on it's edge. And every year there are problems with houses falling into rivers.

Who builds a house on unconsolidated materials?

There are morons everywhere.

My personal favorite is a building in town here. The building was finished, about 16 stories, and the elevator shaft was out 5 feet when it was completed. There's an addition on the side of the building to accomodate the elevator shaft. Needless to say, the contractor didn't stay in business very long after that boo-boo....

R35

To be fair, the buildings here are pretty damned good. Been no collapses so far! Dunno how they do it - I guess they drill down pretty far to get into solid bedrock. The tallest hotel building in the world is here...built on its own manmade island.

If you have money, just about anything is possible...
 

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