Friday, August 11, 2006 8:04 AM
matt.'s avatar http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=107822

Check out this thread. I have the feeling this construction project may be pretty impressive. Maybe just a little bit. Um. Yeah.

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Friday, August 11, 2006 9:15 AM
Impressive.

And when I say impressive I'm talking about the amount of walking that would be involved.


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Friday, August 11, 2006 9:16 AM
Vater's avatar Wow. Looks like it might be just a smidgen better than Dubai's current theme parks. ;)
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Friday, August 11, 2006 11:21 AM
janfrederick's avatar Walking? Notice all the choo choo tracks?

Anyway, it certainly looks like some folks have WAY too much money.

Then again, if they throw together rides using old oil field equipment like this one, then it might not be too expensive after all: http://www.rcdb.com/ig2864.htm?picture=3 ;)


"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Friday, August 11, 2006 11:39 AM
Wow, that's incredible. Something to rival (or surpass) DisneyWorld in scale. *** Edited 8/11/2006 3:40:15 PM UTC by P18***
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Friday, August 11, 2006 4:37 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar Are they at a point where they're looking for investors/clearance/whatever? Or is this already a go?

(see stratosphere fishhook)


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Friday, August 11, 2006 5:48 PM
matt.'s avatar ^It seems as though a lot of it is already under construction. Not sure how much of it, though. It seems like the sort of thing that will certainly be done in phases.
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Friday, August 11, 2006 6:58 PM
Andy: I would imagine much of the money is coming from the Sultan. After all, he has spent a good 100+ Billion or something inconcievable like that on the various "Palm Islands". All this is part of his plan to turn the nation into resort Mecca before the Oil Dries up in a decade. *** Edited 8/11/2006 10:59:50 PM UTC by Peabody***
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Friday, August 11, 2006 7:00 PM

ApolloAndy said:
Are they at a point where they're looking for investors/clearance/whatever? Or is this already a go?

(see stratosphere fishhook)


IIRC the government is in some way actually involved in this (supporting it, (?)helping fund it too perhaps(?)), so I think it's safe to say they have clearance. This is the same country that's BUILDING A PALM TREE SHAPED PENINSULA (link) that's oh, I dunno VISIBLE FROM SPACE. Point being I wouldn't put anything past the folks in Dubai. The existance of that palm tree makes me believe in this park, where in any other situation I would say, "Oh, cool model, never gonna happen." It should be very interesting watching the progress of the park, especially seeing how well they turn that model into reality and how long it takes them.

[edit] doh, Peabody beat me to it [/edit] *** Edited 8/11/2006 11:05:24 PM UTC by BBSpeed26***


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Friday, August 11, 2006 7:07 PM
BBSPeed: That's what I was talking about. But that one (Palm Jazzera?) is already complete and they are building 3 more as we speak. They make that one look tiny. 5 years from now, the country will have expanded it's coastline 900%. No, that's not a typo!
Real Cbuzz quote of the day - "The classes i take in collage are so mor adcanced then u could imagen. Dont talk about my emglihs" - Adamforce
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Saturday, August 12, 2006 1:09 AM
Interesting. I think everyone must have the same thought upon seeing that model: "No way." If it happens that'll be quite amazing.

That peninsula doesn't look much like a palm tree to me, but it does look a whole lot like something else. Maybe I just have a dirty mind.

-Nate

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