BinLaden group to build world's tallest skysraper


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w4rma
May 10, 2004, 06:36 PM
Monday May 10, 2004 (0120 PST)

Osama bin Laden's family business is on the short list of contractors bidding to build the world's tallest skyscraper.

It may seem tragically ironic that the name most closely associated with the destruction of New York's World Trade Center may soon be associated with the construction of the world's tallest building.

But, nevertheless, according to officials in Dubai – the site of the Burj Dubai, scheduled for completion in 2008 – that is more than a distinct possibility.

The Saudi Binladen Group, the biggest developer in the kingdom, begun by Osama bin Laden's father, is in the running for the project.

The skyscraper will be nearly half a mile and about one-third taller than the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. It will include a hotel wing, apartments, offices, entertainment centers and restaurants.

The project also includes one of the world's largest malls – the Dubai Mall with over 2 million square feet of retail space – and a mock "old town," making it "a city within a city."

Record-obsessed Dubai is already home to the world's largest man-made island, the Palm Jumeirah, and the world's first seven-star hotel, the Burj Al-Arab.

The Binladen group built its considerable fortune by carrying out many projects for the royal family in Saudi Arabia – including the the expansion of the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina.

Construction of the Burj Dubai project has already started, with excavation of the site completed recently.

Sales of residential units in the tower will start soon, said an official with Emaar Properties.
http://paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=64445

I'm not sure that this information is of interest to this forum. I think it's somewhat indirectly related via unconnected information on reasons behind the "war on terror" which is being used as a reason to strip Americans of various civil rights. If not, feel free to lock this thread.

Plus I found the article darkly amusing and just wanted to share.

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Unlucky
May 10, 2004, 06:40 PM
How is this W's fault?

Thumper
May 10, 2004, 06:46 PM
You found it "darkly amusing," huh? :rolleyes:

WingZero
May 10, 2004, 06:52 PM
WOW, the worlds largest sky scraper brought to the world by Bin Laden's family!!!!
Sweet something for us to knock down! S.O.B.'s!
Warm up those cruise missles men! :D

bountyhunter
May 10, 2004, 06:56 PM
BinLaden group to build world's tallest skysraper So.... their hijackers have something bigger to aim for?

R.H. Lee
May 10, 2004, 07:24 PM
How about reserving the top 3 floors for the U.N. headquarters?

HBK
May 10, 2004, 07:27 PM
That's a great idea, Riley. The ironic part will be when Bin Laden convinces some of his nutcase followers to fly planes into it.

Cal4D4
May 10, 2004, 07:43 PM
Hey Budreau! Gas up the Cessna, it's time for some payback.

CrudeGT
May 10, 2004, 07:50 PM
Talk about irony, but I like WingZero's idea, bigger = easier target to blow up.

dustind
May 10, 2004, 07:53 PM
How is this story relivent to anything? I see the irony, but relivence:confused:

Shalako
May 10, 2004, 09:39 PM
It amazes me that with such oppulence abounding in that part of the world, the the poor unwashed masses blame all their problems on the U.S.

:rolleyes:

c_yeager
May 11, 2004, 03:55 AM
It amazes me that with such oppulence abounding in that part of the world, the the poor unwashed masses blame all their problems on the U.S.

One could say the same about New York.

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