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Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa (برج خليفة, "Khalifa Tower", pronounced), known as Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. [1]

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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi (US, UK; أبو ظبي Emirati pronunciation) is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (the most populous being Dubai), and also capital of Abu Dhabi emirate, the largest of the UAE's seven member emirates.

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Adrian Smith (architect)

Adrian D. Smith (born August 19, 1944) is an American architect of international renown, having designed many landmark buildings including the world’s two tallest structures: Burj Khalifa, completed in 2010 in Dubai, and Kingdom Tower, now under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which is planned to become the world's next tallest at.

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), an architecture firm and design firm based in Chicago, is engaged in the design and development of energy-efficient and sustainable architecture.

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Al Ghurair Investment

Al Ghurair (Arabic:الغرير), also known as Al Ghurair Investment LLC and Abdulla Al Ghurair Group of Companies, is a diversified industrial group based in Dubai.

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Alain Robert

Alain Robert (born as Robert Alain Philippe on 7 August 1962) is a French rock climber and urban climber, from Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France.

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Aluminium

Aluminium (or aluminum; see) is a chemical element in the boron group with symbol Al and atomic number 13.

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Apartment

An apartment (in American English) or a flat (in British English) is a self-contained housing unit (a type of residential real estate) that occupies only part of a building.

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Arabian Business

Arabian Business is a weekly business magazine published in Dubai and focusing on the Middle East.

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Arabtec

Arabtec Construction PJSC is the largest construction company in the Persian Gulf by market value.

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Architectural glass

Architectural glass is glass that is used as a building material.

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Armani

Giorgio Armani S.p.A. is an Italian fashion house founded by Giorgio Armani which designs, manufactures, distributes and retails haute couture, ready-to-wear, leather goods, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, eyewear, cosmetics and home interiors.

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ASHRAE

ASHRAE (sometimes pronounced ash-ray), stands for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

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Augmented reality

Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.

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Australian dollar

The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu.

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BASE jumping

BASE jumping, also sometimes written as B.A.S.E. jumping, is parachuting or wingsuit flying from a fixed structure or cliff.

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Bauer Group

BAUER Aktiengesellschaft is a stock-market-listed construction and machinery manufacturing concern based in Schrobenhausen in Upper Bavaria, Germany.

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Belgium

Belgium (België; Belgique; Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.

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Besix

BESIX is the largest Belgian construction company.

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Big, Bigger, Biggest

Big, Bigger, Biggest is a British documentary television series which began airing in 2008.

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Bloomberg L.P.

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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Brass

Brass is a metal alloy made of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties.

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Bronze

Bronze is an alloy consisting primarily of copper, commonly with about 12% tin and often with the addition of other metals (such as aluminium, manganese, nickel or zinc) and sometimes non-metals or metalloids such as arsenic, phosphorus or silicon.

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Building (magazine)

Building is one of the United Kingdom’s oldest business-to-business magazines, launched as The Builder in 1843 by Joseph Aloysius Hansom – architect of Birmingham Town Hall and designer of the Hansom Cab.

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Bur Dubai

Bur Dubai (in Arabic: بر دبي) is a historic district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, located on the western side of the Dubai Creek.

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Business Standard

Business Standard is an Indian English-language daily newspaper published by Business Standard Ltd (BSL) in two languages, English and Hindi.

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Canton Tower

Canton Tower (广州塔), formerly known as Guangzhou TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower (广州电视台天文及观光塔) and also known as Guangzhou Tower (广州塔), is a tall multi-purpose observation tower in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou (historically known as Canton or Kwangchow), Guangdong, China.

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Carpentry

Carpentry is a skilled trade in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork, etc.

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Cathodic protection

Cathodic protection (CP) is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface by making it the cathode of an electrochemical cell.

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Channel 5 (UK)

Channel 5 is a British commercial television network.

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Chicago

Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States.

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Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois.

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Cityscape Abu Dhabi

Cityscape Abu Dhabi is a real estate event, taking place in Abu Dhabi every year since 2007.

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Cityscape Global

Cityscape Global is the world's largest networking exhibition and conference on property development.

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CN Tower

The CN Tower (Tour CN) is a concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Concrete pump

A concrete pump is a machine used for transferring liquid concrete by pumping.

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Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is an international body in the field of tall buildings and sustainable urban design.

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Crane (machine)

A crane is a type of machine, generally equipped with a hoist rope, wire ropes or chains, and sheaves, that can be used both to lift and lower materials and to move them horizontally.

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CTLGroup

CTLGroup is an internationally recognized expert consulting engineering and materials science firm that provides engineering, testing and scientific services to clients in the following markets: Building & Facilities; Emergent Solutions; Energy & Resources; Litigation & Insurance; Materials & Products; and Transportation.

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Current TV

Current TV was an American television channel from August 1, 2005 to August 20, 2013.

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Davit

A davit is any of various cranelike devices used on a ship for supporting, raising, and lowering boats, anchors, etc.

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Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel (formerly The Discovery Channel from 1985 to 1995, and often referred to as simply "Discovery") is an American basic cable and satellite television channel (which is also delivered via IPTV, terrestrial television and internet television in other parts of the world) that is the flagship television property of Discovery Communications, a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav.

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Docklands, Victoria

Docklands (also known as Melbourne Docklands to differentiate it from London Docklands) is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km (1.2 mi) west of Melbourne's Central Business District.

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Double-deck elevator

A double-deck elevator or double-deck lift is an elevator with two cars attached together, one on top of the other.

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Downtown Dubai

Downtown Dubai, previously known as Downtown Burj Dubai, is a large-scale, mixed-use complex under development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Dubai

Dubai (دبي, Gulf pronunciation) is the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Dubai Metro

The Dubai Metro (مترو دبي) is a driverless, fully automated metro rail network in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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E 11 road (United Arab Emirates)

E 11 (in Arabic: شارع ﺇ ١١) is a highway in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Elevator

An elevator (lift in British English) is a type of vertical transport equipment that moves people or goods between floors (levels, decks) of a building, vessel, or other structure.

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Emaar Properties

Emaar Properties is a real estate development company located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi

The Emirate of Abu Dhabi (إمارة أبو ظبي), is one of seven states that constitute the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Emporis

Emporis GmbH is a real estate data mining company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany.

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Engineering News-Record

Engineering News-Record (widely known as ENR) is a weekly magazine that provides news, analysis, data and opinion for the construction industry worldwide.

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Expo 2020

Expo 2020 is a Universal scale Registered Exposition time slot sanctioned by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), Paris on 27 November 2013.

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Fazlur Rahman Khan

Fazlur Rahman Khan (3 April 1929 – 27 March 1982) was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers.

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Financial crisis of 2007–08

The financial crisis of 2007–08, also known as the Global Financial Crisis and 2008 financial crisis, is considered by many economists to have been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

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Fireworks

Fireworks are a class of explosive pyrotechnic devices used for aesthetic, cultural, and religious purposes.

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed.

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Free solo climbing

Free solo climbing, also known as free soloing, is a form of free climbing and solo climbing where the climber (or free soloist) performs alone and without using any ropes, harnesses or other protective equipment, relying entirely on his or her ability instead.

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GHD Group

GHD Pty Ltd (formerly known as Gutteridge Haskins & Davey) is an engineering, architecture and environmental consulting firm.

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Glazing (window)

Glazing, which derives from the Middle English for 'glass', is a part of a wall or window, made of glass.

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Good Design Award (Chicago)

The Good Design Awards is the world's oldest and most important industrial design program organized annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, in cooperation with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies.

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Grocon

Grocon Pty Ltd, or more commonly Grocon, is Australia's largest privately owned development, construction and funds management company.

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Grollo Tower

The Grollo Tower was a proposed skyscraper development in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne, Australia.

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Gsmprjct°

gsmprjct° is a Montreal-based group specialized in the design and production of thematic installations and exhibitions mainly for museums.

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Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1998 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

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Gulf News

Gulf News is a daily English language newspaper published from Dubai.

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Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum

Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic حمدان بن محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم) (born 14 November 1982) is the Crown Prince of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong, traditionally Hongkong, officially known as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) on the southern coast of China at the Pearl River Estuary and the South China Sea.

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Human rights in the United Arab Emirates

According to human rights organizations, the UAE is violating a number of fundamental practices.

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Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights.

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Hyder Consulting

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Hymenocallis

Hymenocallis (US) or (UK) is a genus of American plants in the amaryllis family.

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Institution of Structural Engineers

The Institution of Structural Engineers is a professional body for structural engineering based in the United Kingdom.

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International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering

The International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) is a non-profit organisation with mission to promote the exchange of knowledge and to advance the practice of structural engineering worldwide in the service of the profession and society, taking into consideration technical, economic, environmental, aesthetic and social aspects.

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International Commerce Centre

The International Commerce Centre (abbreviated ICC) is a 108-storey (see below), commercial skyscraper completed in 2010 in West Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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International Interior Design Association

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) is a professional networking and educational association of more than 13,000 members in 10 specialty forums, and 29 chapters around the world.

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Islamic architecture

Islamic architecture encompasses a wide range of both secular and religious styles from the foundation of Islam to the present day.

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Jaume Plensa

Jaume Plensa (born 1955) is a Spanish artist and sculptor.

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Jumeirah Lake Towers

The Jumeirah Lakes Towers (ابراج بحيرة الجميرا) is a large development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates which consists of 79 towers being constructed along the edges of three artificial lakes (Lake Almas West, Lake Almas East, JLT Lake) as well as the JLT Embankment of 8 tower facing Jumeirah Islands.

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Khaleej Times

The Khaleej Times is a daily English language newspaper published in United Arab Emirates.

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Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (خليفة بن زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان; born 25 January 1948; referred to as Sheikh Khalifa) is the President of the United Arab Emirates, the Emir of Abu Dhabi and the commander of the Union Defence Force.

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Konstantynów, Płock County

Konstantynów is a village in Płock County, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland with population of 38 people.

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KVLY-TV mast

The KVLY-TV mast (formerly the KTHI-TV mast) is a 2,063 ft (628.8 m) tall television-transmitting mast in Blanchard, Traill County, North Dakota, United States, used by Fargo station KVLY-TV channel 11.

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Le Journal de Montréal

Le Journal de Montréal is a daily tabloid newspaper published in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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LEAF Award

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards is an annual international architectural prize.

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Lerch Bates

Lerch Bates is an international consulting services company specializing in the design and management of building systems with 36 offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and India.

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Life (magazine)

Life magazine, stylized LIFE, was an American magazine that ran weekly from 1883 to 1972, published initially as a humor and general interest magazine.

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List of buildings with 100 floors or more

This is a list of buildings with 100 floors or more.

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List of development projects in Dubai

The government's decision to diversify from an oil-based economy, and to make Dubai the main hub of tourists in the world, has made and other developmental projects such as Dubailand, more valuable, resulting in the property boom from 2004 to 2007.

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List of tallest buildings and structures in the world

The world's tallest artificial structure is the tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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List of tallest buildings in Dubai

Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, is home to 911 completed high-rises, 88 of which stand taller than.

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List of tallest buildings in the United Arab Emirates

This list of tallest buildings in the United Arab Emirates ranks skyscrapers in the United Arab Emirates based on official height.

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List of tallest buildings in the world

This list of tallest buildings in the world ranks skyscrapers by height.

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List of tallest freestanding structures in the world

This is a list of tallest freestanding structures in the world past and present.

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List of tallest structures in the world

This article lists the tallest human-constructed structures, past and present, of any type.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.

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Maktoob

Maktoob Inc. (مكتوب) is an Arab Internet services company, founded in Amman, Jordan known for being the first Arabic/English email service provider.

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Marshall Strabala

Jay Marshall Strabala is an American architect who has participated in the design of skyscrapers and other buildings.

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MEED

MEED, abbreviated from the former name Middle East Economic Digest, is a 54-year-old business intelligence tool for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), providing analysis and commentary on Middle Eastern markets, companies, people and data on the regional projects market.

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Mega Builders

Megabuilders is a documentary television series appearing on the Discovery Channel and Science Channel.

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 American action spy thriller film and the fourth installment in the ''Mission: Impossible'' series, and director Brad Bird's first live-action film.

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Mixed-use development

Mixed-use development is—in a broad sense—any urban, suburban or village development, or even a single building, that blends a combination of residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or industrial uses, where those functions are physically and functionally integrated, and that provides pedestrian connections.

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Mohamed Alabbar

Mohamed Alabbar (محمد بن علي العبار), is a businessman in the real estate and property development industry of the United Arab Emirates and former director general of the Dubai Department of Economic Development.

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Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, GBE (Arabic: محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم), also known as Sheikh Mohammed, (born 15 July 1949) is the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Emir of Dubai.

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Montreal

Montreal (Montréal) is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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Nakheel Properties

Nakheel (نخيل palms or palm trees) is a real estate developer in Dubai and creator of several land reclamation projects, including the Palm Islands, the Dubai Waterfront, The World and The Universe Islands.

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National Council of Structural Engineers Associations

The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) is a professional association in the United States, with member organizations in 40 states.

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National Geographic Channel

National Geographic Channel (also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo) is the American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Fox Cable Networks division of 21st Century Fox and the National Geographic Society.

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Neo-futurism

Neo-futurism is a late 20th-early 21st century movement in the arts, design, and architecture.

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New Year

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.

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Nightclub

A nightclub (also known as a discothèque, disco, dance club or club) is an entertainment venue which usually operates late into the night.

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Observation deck

An observation deck, observation platform or viewing platform is an elevated sightseeing platform usually situated upon a tall architectural structure such as a skyscraper or observation tower.

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One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center (also known as 1 World Trade Center, One WTC and 1 WTC; the current building was dubbed the "Freedom Tower" during initial basework) refers to the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

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Otis Elevator Company

The Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer of vertical transportation systems, principally focusing on elevators and escalators.

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Permeability (earth sciences)

Permeability in fluid mechanics and the earth sciences (commonly symbolized as κ, or k) is a measure of the ability of a porous material (often, a rock or an unconsolidated material) to allow fluids to pass through it.

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Persian Gulf

The Persian Gulf is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia.

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Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers (Malay: Menara Petronas, or Menara Berkembar Petronas), are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Pound sterling

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known simply as the pound, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.

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Putzmeister

Putzmeister is a German manufacturer of concrete pumps.

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Real estate bubble

A real estate bubble or property bubble (or housing bubble for residential markets) is a type of economic bubble that occurs periodically in local or global real estate markets, typically following a land boom.

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Rebar

Rebar (short for reinforcing bar), also known as reinforcing steel, reinforcement steel and colloquially in Australia as reo, is a steel bar or mesh of steel wires used as a tension device in reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry structures to strengthen and hold the concrete in tension.

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Restaurant

A restaurant is a business which prepares and serves food and drinks to customers in exchange for money, either paid before the meal, after the meal, or with an open account.

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RWDI

Established in 1972, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc.

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Samsung C&T Corporation

Samsung C&T Corporation (C&T.

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Samsung Tower Palace 3 – Tower G

Tower Palace Three, Tower G is a 73-floor luxury residential skyscraper in Seoul, South Korea.

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Seoul

Seoul – officially the Seoul Special City – is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea, forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 25.6 million people.

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Setback (architecture)

A setback, sometimes called step-back, is a step-like recession in a wall.

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Shrubbery

A shrubbery is a wide border to a garden where shrubs are thickly planted, or a similar larger area with a path winding through it.

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Silverstein Properties

Silverstein Properties, Inc.

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is an American architectural, urban planning, and engineering firm.

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Sky lobby

A sky lobby is an intermediate interchange floor where people can change from an express elevator that stops only at the sky lobby to a local elevator which stops at every floor within a segment of the building.

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Sky News

Sky News is a 24-hour international, multi-media news operation based in Britain.

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Skyscraper

A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building of over 40 floors, mostly designed for office, commercial and residential uses.

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South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (lit. The Republic of Great Han; ROK), and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

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Spandrel

A spandrel, less often spandril or splaundrel, is the space between two arches or between an arch and a rectangular enclosure.

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Speirs and Major Associates

Speirs + Major is a UK lighting design practice originally founded by Jonathan Speirs (1958-2012) and Mark Major in 1993.

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Spire

A spire is a tapering conical or pyramidal structure on the top of a building, particularly a church tower.

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Stainless steel

In metallurgy, stainless steel, also known as inox steel or inox from French "inoxydable", is a steel alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content by mass.

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Storey

A storey (or story in American English) is any level part of a building that could be used by people (for living, work, storage, recreation, etc.). The plurals are "storeys" and "stories" respectively.

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Strand jack

A strand jack (also known as strandjack) is a jack used to lift very heavy (e.g. thousands tons or more with multiple jacks) loads for construction and engineering purposes.

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Stroboscope

A stroboscope also known as a strobe, is an instrument used to make a cyclically moving object appear to be slow-moving, or stationary.

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Structural Engineers Association of Illinois

The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) is a professional group of structural engineers in the US state of Illinois founded in 1965.

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Swimming pool

A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, or paddling pool is a container that is filled with water to enable swimming or other leisure activities.

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Taipei 101

Taipei 101, stylized as TAIPEI 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building was officially classified as the world's tallest in 2004, and remained such until the opening of Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. In 2011, the building was awarded the LEED platinum certification, the highest award according the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, and became the tallest and largest green building in the world. Taipei 101 was designed by C.Y. Lee & partners and constructed by KTRT Joint Venture and Samsung C&T. The construction started in 1999 and finished in 2004. The tower has served as an icon of modern Taiwan ever since its opening. The building was architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian tradition (see Symbolism). Its postmodernist approach to style incorporates traditional design elements and gives them modern treatments. The tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. A multi-level shopping mall adjoining the tower houses hundreds of stores, restaurants and clubs. Fireworks launched from Taipei 101 feature prominently in international New Year's Eve broadcasts and the structure appears frequently in travel literature and international media. Taipei 101 is owned by Taipei Financial Center Corporation (TFCC) and managed by the International division of Urban Retail Properties Corporation based in Chicago. The name originally planned for the building, Taipei World Financial Center, until 2003, was derived from the name of the owner. The original name in Chinese was literally Taipei International Financial Center.

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The Address Downtown Dubai

The Address Downtown Dubai, formerly The Address Downtown Burj Dubai, (العنوان وسط المدينة دبي) is a 63-story, supertall hotel and residential skyscraper in the Burj Dubai Development Area of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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The Age

The Age is a daily newspaper which has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.

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The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) is an international news organization that delivers global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, daily news briefing, email newsletters, Amazon Kindle subscription, and mobile site.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph is a British daily morning English-language broadsheet newspaper, published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain is the world's largest choreographed fountain system set on the 30-acre manmade Burj Khalifa Lake, at the center of the Downtown Dubai development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall (دبي مول) is the world's largest shopping mall based on total area and fourth largest by gross leasable area.

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The First Post

The First Post is a British daily online news magazine based in London.

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The Hindu

The Hindu is an English-language Indian daily newspaper.

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The Illinois

The Mile High Illinois, Illinois Sky-City, or simply The Illinois was a proposed skyscraper that is over high, described by Frank Lloyd Wright in his 1956 book, A Testament.

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The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post is a broadsheet newspaper based in Israel, publishing only English and French editions.

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The National (Abu Dhabi)

The National is a government-owned English-language daily newspaper published in Abu Dhabi.

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The Simpsons

The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.

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Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962) is an American actor and filmmaker.

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Topping out

In building construction, topping out (sometimes referred to as topping off) is a builders' rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its erection.

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Toronto

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, and the capital of the province of Ontario.

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Tube (structure)

In structural engineering, the tube is the system where in order to resist lateral loads (wind, seismic, etc.) a building is designed to act like a hollow cylinder, cantilevered perpendicular to the ground.

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Turner Construction

Turner Construction Company is one of the largest construction management companies in the United States, with a construction volume of $10 billion in 2014.

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United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة), sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE,الامارات is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

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United States Department of Energy

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a Cabinet-level department of the United States Government concerned with the United States' policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material.

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United States dollar

The United States dollar (sign: $; code: USD; also abbreviated US$ and referred to as the dollar, U.S. dollar, US dollar or American dollar) is the official currency of the United States and its overseas territories.

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University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League, research university located in Philadelphia.

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USA Today

USA Today is a national American daily middle-market newspaper published by the Gannett Company.

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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a celebration observed on February 14 each year.

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Warsaw radio mast

The Warsaw Radio Mast was the world's tallest structure until its collapse on 8 August 1991.

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WET (company)

WET, also known as WET Design, is a water feature design firm based in Los Angeles, California.

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William F. Baker (engineer)

William Frazier Baker, also known as Bill Baker, (born October 9, 1953) is an American structural engineer known for engineering the Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building/man-made structure.

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Willis Tower

The Willis Tower, built as and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower, is a 108-story, skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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World Trade Center (1973–2001)

The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States.

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YOLO (The Simpsons)

"YOLO" is the fourth episode of the 25th season of the American animated sitcom The Simpsons, and the 534th episode of the series.

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YouTube

YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States.

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Yves Rossy

Yves Rossy (born 27 August 1959) is a Swiss pilot and aviation enthusiast.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Khalifa

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