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Buildings of the City

By Jonathon Reynolds - 24 July 2007 19

Whilst looking up details of the World’s tallest building the “Burj Dubai” in the inevitable clicking on related links (a serious pitfall of using the internet for research) I came across the following page Emporis Buildings (Buildings of Canberra).

The site appears to catalogue the hi-rise and other buildings (in various states of construction) in our fair city and other cities globally. Amazing what you can find when you are not really looking for it these days.

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19 Responses to
Buildings of the City
jr 1:55 pm 24 Jul 07

We have it good here with WorkChoices…

Thumper 1:10 pm 24 Jul 07

You should see the scaffolding they use. Scary…

Mr_Shab 1:07 pm 24 Jul 07

…and I’m certain there was a full and frank disclosure of working conditions, pay and entitlements given to the workers so they could make an informed decision about their employment too, Ralph.

Ralph 12:51 pm 24 Jul 07

Something tells me they wouldn’t travel thousands of kilometres for work if they weren’t motivated for it.

caf 12:11 pm 24 Jul 07

If it’s so great they wouldn’t need to force them to stay, would they?

Ralph 12:09 pm 24 Jul 07

What, the bit in the book where the import labourers from the Philippines, pay them $4 a day and take away their passports so they can’t leave until it’s finished?

Never mind back in the Philippines they wouldn’t have jobs at all.

Thumper 11:16 am 24 Jul 07

Dubai Creek, by the way, is not actually a creek…

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3660/osmay2007007rg7.jpg

Thumper 10:58 am 24 Jul 07

yeah, the whole place outside the old city is just one enormous building site.

And it has the best lawns I have seen in my life, constant watering while it was 45 Celcius.

The old city by the creek is fun with its markets and traders and haggling etc, but outside that it’s just weird.

Lots of cricket gets played there though. Every park or carpark had kids playing cricket.

Absent Diane 10:52 am 24 Jul 07

Doesnt suprise me -so much money there.. but its just the engineering and desire to attract tourists impresses me.

Eyes 10:22 am 24 Jul 07

I’ve just wasted hours of time at that interesting site. Thanks.

Thumper 10:05 am 24 Jul 07

Nah AD,

Dubai is a bizarre place. A good place to visit for a while but you really don’t want to go there again.

It’s capitalism gone seriously wrong.

caf 10:02 am 24 Jul 07

What, the bit in the book where the import labourers from the Philippines, pay them $4 a day and take away their passports so they can’t leave until it’s finished?

Absent Diane 10:00 am 24 Jul 07

they are doing some awesome stuff in dubai – the world project is fantastic. We could take a leaf out of these guys book.

TAD 9:34 am 24 Jul 07

What I noticed was “Belconnen Centre”, a proposed 20 store apartment building next to the Belconnen Labor Club (built into the hill between Chandler Street and Emu Bank).

http://www.emporis.com/en/il/im/?id=504967

Thumper 7:50 am 24 Jul 07

Amazingly, the burj dubai was only about half complete when I was there in late march.

It’s just incredible that they built it so fast.

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