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Date: 04/25/10 04:02 PM

69 Responses to The Highest Man-Made Point On Earth, In Dubai

  1. Profile photo of PENtrap
    PENtrap Male 18-29
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    April 22, 2010 at 8:42 pm
    Link: The Highest Man-Made Point On Earth, In Dubai - Holy crap, you almost get vertigo from this clip alone...
  2. Profile photo of daniellee_x
    daniellee_x Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    It woulda been awesome if he dropped the camera and the clip somehow survived. Anyway, you`ve got to be crazy to go up there. I get scared just watching this video.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    A little outdated. That thing has been built and renamed.
  4. Profile photo of joee182
    joee182 Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    i would be so scared up there but i bet at night its a really awesome view.
  5. Profile photo of BirdOfHermes
    BirdOfHermes Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    i would throw a paper airplane off of it.
  6. Profile photo of Finwicket
    Finwicket Male 18-29
    371 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    drop a penny
  7. Profile photo of jofo
    jofo Male 40-49
    50 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    Why? Why? Why spend 10 minutes in the elevator to reach your apartment; why install huge pumps to get running water to the top floors; why build a building that requires so much engineering skill to build and is likely to collapse with the first storm -

    when there is so much barren land all around it where you could build great 2-storey mansions for a fraction of the cost and trouble?

    I don`t get it. Just my 2c.
  8. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 25, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    0:25 ULP! Do not want teh vertigoes!!!
  9. Profile photo of MrsPoods
    MrsPoods Female 18-29
    547 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 4:41 pm
    Dubai is trying, like, waaaaay to hard.
  10. Profile photo of QuinnNukem
    QuinnNukem Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    awesome view of a pooty place
  11. Profile photo of nonamewillfi
    nonamewillfi Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2010 at 4:55 pm
    I realllly wanna drop a penny from up there.
  12. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    April 25, 2010 at 4:59 pm
    It`s just a mirage.
  13. Profile photo of Neko_Sik
    Neko_Sik Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    I thought he was ganna fall from up there and take the camera with him. Now THAT would have caused some serious vertigo
  14. Profile photo of Smokeylove11
    Smokeylove11 Female 13-17
    290 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    I think I`m gonna throw up....
  15. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    Somebody is going to try to base jump off there, Sooner or later.
  16. Profile photo of alexander_xx
    alexander_xx Male 18-29
    339 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    Jofo: `Why? Why? Why spend 10 minutes in the elevator to reach your apartment; why install huge pumps to get running water to the top floors; why build a building that requires so much engineering skill to build and is likely to collapse with the first storm`


    why? because were humans, and we can...
  17. Profile photo of coffeekoneko
    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
    1008 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    Why is Dubai so obsessed with building super tall things??
  18. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
    439 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    Because the authorities in Dubai are awesome they already sanctioned based jumps off the unfinished building.
  19. Profile photo of Bremir
    Bremir Male 18-29
    392 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 5:32 pm
    I wouldn`t mind seeing a video showing how he got back down.
  20. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    I so wanna base jump off that!
  21. Profile photo of perhapsmaybe
    perhapsmaybe Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    D:
  22. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    Arggh. I`m not normally afraid of heights but anything that wobbles far off of the ground like a bridge or a ferris wheel freaks me the heck out!!

    Kudos to the brave, brave man who made this film.
  23. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    Alright, tell me if I`m the only one who gets like this. Whenever I`m really high up like in an airplane and I look down at the world, I can`t help but think the buildings and everything are actually really small and I`m overcome by the urge to reach out and touch them like they aren`t that far away. Or to stomp around like Godzilla. My perspective gets really drated.
  24. Profile photo of Norts
    Norts Male 18-29
    486 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    Base jump off the building
    youtube.com/watch?v=9pGp1LX8yZY
  25. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2010 at 6:25 pm
    awesome view of a pooty place
    I`m gonna take a wild guess that you`ve never been there.
  26. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    AMAZING.
  27. Profile photo of kinjomusashi
    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2010 at 7:02 pm
    dubai is really an amazing city...wish i was rich enough to live there, or at least have a vacation house on one of those artificial islands...
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    rainbowfarts Female 18-29
    798 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    bleh it`s so smoggy and dull, no thanks.
  29. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 7:03 pm
    no way in hell
  30. Profile photo of alchemist18
    alchemist18 Female 13-17
    357 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    My legs got wobbly just watching it...
  31. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    Someone needs to drop a camera from up there.
  32. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Holy 5H17 that`s high up.
  33. Profile photo of TxP
    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1192 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    holy hell,
    three words
    Epic. Base. Jump.
  34. Profile photo of GosuPaul
    GosuPaul Male 18-29
    516 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 8:15 pm
    "Why? Why? Why spend 10 minutes in the elevator to reach your apartment; why install huge pumps to get running water to the top floors; why build a building that requires so much engineering skill to build and is likely to collapse with the first storm -

    when there is so much barren land all around it where you could build great 2-storey mansions for a fraction of the cost and trouble?

    I don`t get it. Just my 2c."

    Clearly you haven`t heard of Daft Punk.
  35. Profile photo of mvangild
    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    I realllly wanna drop a penny from up there.

    A penny? Go for the big guns and drop a quarter; cause some serious damage. :)
  36. Profile photo of AlANeptune
    AlANeptune Female 18-29
    264 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 8:47 pm
    I got vetigo, seriously. I was freaking out every time i thought he might drop the camera! Agh!
  37. Profile photo of Adi_Noor
    Adi_Noor Male 18-29
    191 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 9:11 pm
    I am going to dubai in AuguST!!!! grrr....
  38. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    I can`t even imagine what it would be like up there. I got scrotumitis just watching the vid!
  39. Profile photo of Ruffiana
    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 9:21 pm
    THROW THE dratIN CAMERA!
  40. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 9:35 pm
    built by America

  41. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    "Why is Dubai so obsessed with building super tall things??"

    The second tallest building is a third of this thing`s size... big things though, yes, and we do it because it brings in the tourists, which is most of our income alongside real estate.

    "Why spend 10 minutes in the elevator to reach your apartment". It takes 46 seconds. It is the world`s fastest elevator (40Mph).

    "when there is so much barren land all around it where you could build great 2-storey mansions for a fraction of the cost and trouble?"

    We have thousands of those. We had thousands for 20 years. Nobody knew who the hell Dubai was. Today, Tourism is our second, if not our main industry. That`s why.

    Also, I can literally see my house from there. :D Well... I could see it from the viewing platform, you`re not allowed at the top of the mast at the top.
  42. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 9:56 pm
    Jaime:
    "Built by America"

    Actually, like much of Dubai, built by everyone. Mostly Indian subcontinent workers.

    Architect was American. The Architect on the other Burj is South African. The contractors are Belgian, Korean, and Local. Structural consultants were mostly British. Who universally hire Indian and Chinese workers.

    Dubai itself is 88% expat last I checked. We don`t have a local population of 1 million people yet.
  43. Profile photo of Oblivia
    Oblivia Female 18-29
    812 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm
    I just love the scribblings inside the top of the tower! Who wrote them I wonder?!
  44. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm
    Dubai will be a fantastic ghost town once all the tourism dries up. Damn impressive ruins.
  45. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    I gather Dubai is a fantastic place- I would love to go, especially `cause it is on the warm side!
  46. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 11:19 pm
    Madduck:

    After our last conversation... *insert jokes about world`s largest tower*.
  47. Profile photo of derf87
    derf87 Male 18-29
    21 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 11:26 pm
    so........what happens if that poo decides to collapse?
  48. Profile photo of Valigon
    Valigon Male 18-29
    108 posts
    April 25, 2010 at 11:29 pm
    is anybody else slightly upset that he didn`t jump off
  49. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2010 at 11:48 pm
    That`s a really big practice target for Al Qaeda.

    Or maybe WTC was the practice target.
  50. Profile photo of megann_exoh
    megann_exoh Female 13-17
    688 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 12:45 am
    you can see the curvature of the eaaaaaaarth!
  51. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
    3076 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 2:36 am
    holy crap, I was watching this and suddenly, some one sneezed and I thought I was about to fall XD
  52. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
    3622 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 3:12 am
    i bet we can see my girlfriends house somewhere =D
  53. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 4:11 am
    Forget throwing pennies off that, I want to tickle my throat and throw a` technicolor pizza`, then see how long the scream at the bottom takes to reach me.
  54. Profile photo of cousinrayray
    cousinrayray Male 18-29
    81 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 5:57 am
    you can barely distinguish the surrounding skyscrapers from the normal-sized buildings!
  55. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 7:54 am
    built by America

    Guy in the video was Scottish.
  56. Profile photo of slayer50515
    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 8:29 am
    "i bet we can see my girlfriends house somewhere =D"
    Girlfriend? What girlfriend?
  57. Profile photo of apermal
    apermal Male 18-29
    322 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 10:52 am
    I live right next to this and my building is 45 stories high and it still looks like a hut from up there!

    Balthazaaq`s right. Out of 6.5 million people in the UAE, only 1 million in total are citizens. In Dubai`s 2.2 million, only 300,000 are citizens.

    Rich enough to live there? 80% of the population doesn`t even earn minimum wage!
  58. Profile photo of HappyAbes
    HappyAbes Female 18-29
    78 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 10:52 am
    you know where to go incase of a unnatural super flood
  59. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
    4448 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 11:34 am
    Which one`s your house, Baal? =D
  60. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    I don`t understand their laws if your a tourist you can drink booze but if your a citizen you can`t? Aren`t the laws regarding perscriptions wierd too?
  61. Profile photo of Nerdfighter0
    Nerdfighter0 Male 18-29
    212 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    When I saw it, I pooed my pants.
  62. Profile photo of imhivpositiv
    imhivpositiv Male 13-17
    86 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 4:08 pm
    leave it to dubai...
  63. Profile photo of PeproniPizza
    PeproniPizza Male 13-17
    687 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    UGH! Why did it have to be foggy?! i heard that you can see the curve of the earth in the horizon at that height and i wanted to see if it was true!
  64. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    you know what would be cool? a essentially one-time use or impact proof camera that`s weighted and dropped from up there. I wanna see the vid all the way to the ground.
  65. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    April 26, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    uno! dos! tres! catorce!
    (for those U2 fans on IAB)
  66. Profile photo of jamesuyt
    jamesuyt Male 13-17
    680 posts
    April 27, 2010 at 3:49 am
    @SomeShoes

    Turn it up loud, captain!
  67. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1014 posts
    April 27, 2010 at 6:59 am
    I`ll never go there. They`ll arrest you for saying Muhammed raped a 13 year old. Even if it is true.
  68. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
    878 posts
    April 27, 2010 at 11:24 am
    i want to jump off of that "Burj Khalifa`s Spire" That would be awesome xD
  69. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    April 27, 2010 at 9:49 pm
    I`ll never go there. They`ll arrest you for saying Muhammed raped a 13 year old.

    Lying infidel! Everyone knows she was 9!

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