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Monday 6 October 2008 7.21am
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The building has enough cooling capacity to air-condition over 14,000 modern homes or to service 14 luxury resort hotels each with 2,000 rooms and all the public areas and amenities

Well, that's a good use of resources, then!
Monday 3 November 2008 8.37pm
You know the thing I always wonder when I see a building like that, or the Shard, or the rest of these skyscrapers, is what is it's life expectancy?

I mean how long is it expected to be structurally sound and what happens when it reaches the end of it's safe working life?

Do structural engineers survey them once a decade or something to see how they are doing?
Or do people just wait for cracks to appear?
What happens? Does anyone even know as it's rather like leylandii and these sorts of skyscrapers simple haven't been around long enough yet to know what happens?
Tuesday 4 November 2008 9.45am
From my experience they will probably just wait for the cracks to appear.
Tuesday 4 November 2008 10.08am
it depends who gets into the White House and starts WW IV.....
Tuesday 4 November 2008 10.57am
JayBee wrote:
it depends who gets into the White House and starts WW IV.....

Building 7 WTC?
Wednesday 5 November 2008 9.51pm
blimey it makes the shard look like a bungalow! wheres hazel blears???
Thursday 6 November 2008 9.59am
Their town planner's previous employer was the city of Las Vegas (I'm not joking!)
Thursday 6 November 2008 3.15pm
Dude, when Saruman gets thrown off the top of that thing, it is gonna HURT.
Friday 14 November 2008 4.15pm
How tall can a building be before issues like altitude sickness start to come into play.
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