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How open is ‘open’?
Burj Dubai will reportedly open on December 2.
July 29, 2009 3:28 by Dana El Baltaji
Burj Dubai will open allegedly on December 2, UAE National Day, according to Arabian Business, citing an anonymous architect.
Kipp feels that when developers use words like “open” or “complete”, we suspect they’ve got their own definitions. Based purely on empirical evidence, Kipp has found that ‘complete’ and ‘open’ can mean partially finished and somewhat functional.
Dubai has taught Kipp that there are stages to being open and complete, and that the words can be used to describe any stage, from marginally open to the entirely open.
Cynical? Yes. But we’re hoping we’ll be proven wrong.