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April 28th, 2010 Sponge

Last week I showed you the Burj Al-Arab, the world’s only 7 star hotel in Dubai. On January 4th, 2010 Dubai opened the Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest skyscraper. It is almost TWICE the size of the last world’s tallest skyscraper. America talked about building the world’s tallest building when the twin towers fell. Why do you think we haven’t built anything to rival this building? Why don’t we have the technology to make a skyscraper like this in America and would we want to? (You must write 5 complete sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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58 Responses to “April 28th, 2010 Sponge”

  1. I think the Americans do not want to take the chance of hundreds dying. And were in a million dollar debt. Why should we take the chance just to have hundreds dye? Why should we take the chance of going millions of dollars more in debt? And airplane flying course will have to change. And there is a specific place planes have to fly.

  2. bE CAUSE it WOUld COSt tO MUCh

  3. we probiliy dont have enough money to build it but we would want to becuase it would atracked toris and stuff.

  4. i think that they make them really big because they wont it to look good or they get more people to come there or they jest wont to make money or if you wont to go to the top they maybe charge you more or they jest
    because they khow people like to go although way to the top so they charge more to go up or they jest like it like that or really tall

  5. I think that people would want to make this building because it’s something new and rare. I think why we don’t have the technology to do this is because it need’s a lot of technology to do this. Why I think they don’t have a rival to this building is because it cost’s to much to build something like this very tall building. I think that we the American’s would like it but then again we would not. Plus I think we don’t have enough skilled and brave construction worker’s to do it. This is why I don’t think we need that building.

  6. i think they should not build them again because they might have the same thing happen to them again and you just put them back up so no i think they should not build them again

  7. I THINK THAT PEOPLE WOULD NOT LIKE TO BUILD IT CAUSE U MIGHT DIE FROM IT AN YOU COULD GET VERY SICK FROM IT AN PEOPLE THESE DAYS DON’T LIKE TO FINISH THINGS SO THEY JUST LEAVE IT SITING THERE UNDONE AN WE DON’T HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY THAT WE
    NEED TO GET IT . SOME PEOPLE WOULDN’T LIKE TO GO THAT HIGH IN THE SKY JUST TO BUILD SOMETHING THAT WE DON’T NEED. THAT’S WHY THE EARTH IS SO DIRTY IN SO AREAS LOL.

  8. i think they have not built anything yet because they think it might happen again. and they should not build them again because they are afraid it might happen to where it will kill thousands of people again. and it would take millions of dollars to rebuild them again. they don’t want to get into debt just to build towers we don’t need. we already have to pay china money so why get into debt when we have to pay money to china.

  9. THINK THAT WE DONT REALLY PUT UP ANY NEW THINGS THAT WOULD MEAN ALOT TO OUR COUNTRY BECASUE WE DONT WANT TO ATTRACT TERRIST ATTACKS TO THEM, OR HAVE ANOTHER DEVISTATING TIME IN HISTORY, SUCH AS 9/11 IS TO US NOW. AND I ALSO THINK THAT WE CANT MAKE NEW THINGS BECAUSE WE DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO RIGHT NOW. MOSTLY BECASUE OF ALL THE DEBT THAT OUR COUNTRY IS IN WRWITE NOW.

  10. The reason we have not replace the twin towers with new towers a different size is because America does not wont to go through another attack. also the reason we don’t have that kind of tec is cuz we r not tht ready yet

  11. OK BUT THAT WAS HIY THAN I HAVE EVER WENT IN MY LIFE. I WILL NEVER GO UP THAT HIY IN MY LIFE NEVER. BUT I CAN SAY THAT IS COOL I HAVE NEVER SINE ENEY THANGE LIKE THAT. BUT IF I WAS NOT THAT AFRADE OF THAT FIR OF HITS THAN I WOULD DO THAT. BUT IF IT WAS IN A BILDINGS I WOULD IT GEFVS ME THE GREPS THAT IT MIT FOLL.

  12. i think that it was cool to make that.

  13. i think the reason y we dont have the tech. 2 build this iz b/c there iznt any plase 2 put it any where in the US! 😦 n the reason y we havent built n e thing 2 rival the Burj Dubai iz b/c it’ll cost 2o much money to build it, n akkording to the C-J (Courier Journal), the US iz broke! (Government= NO MONEY!!) 😦

  14. i think we havent built a skyscraper is because it would be to much money to build one. we also would not have any use for it. we could probably use it for a job building but it would cost to much for us to do that. they would probably raise taxes. if our government wasnt so poor we could make a skyscraper to replace the twin towers.

  15. I DONT THINK THAT AMERICA WOULD WANT SOMETHING LIKE THAT AGAIN BECAUSE I DOUBT THEY WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE OF 10000 OF PEOPLE DYING AGAIN!!!

  16. what would be the point of bulding a skyscraper that huge it would just be a waste of money and time.

  17. because we dont have that much money to do all of that. and that will take a while to bulid on up. so yuh and nobody woul want to bulid all of that hard work. and right now our econmy is bad enough we dont need money going wasting for a hotel.

  18. iThink we wouLd be abLe To buiLd ihT buT we are juszx To scared ThaT waT had happend To The Twin Towerszx wilL happen To us aqain so There for we dnT wanT To buiLd ihT pLuszx we dnT qoT The qreenszx To pay for ihT !

  19. AMERICANS DONT WANT TO SPEND THAT MUCH MONEY ON A BIULDING AND THEY DONT WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE OF PEOPLE DIEING

  20. will i think that it no right what they are going to do and that much money no way…….

  21. WE PROBABLY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY.
    TIME GOES TO MORE IMPORTANT THINGS.
    WE DON’T HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY BUILT YET
    THERE IS PEOPLE DOING MORE IMPORTANT JOBS

  22. WE PROBABLY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY.
    TIME GOES TO MORE IMPORTANT THINGS.
    WE DON’T HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY BUILT YET
    THERE IS PEOPLE DOING MORE IMPORTANT JOBS
    SO WE CANT
    AND WE HAVEN’T.

  23. I Thinkk We Haven’t Madee A SkyyScraperr Like That Onee Becausee We Probablyy Don’t Havee The MOneyy To Do It ! I Thinkk Most Peoplee Wouldd Want Somethinqq Like THis Wee Just Don’t HAvee Thee Moneyy To Doo It ! Peoplee Noww , Barelyyy Have Enouqhh Moneyy Too Afforrdd Havee Thee Stuff THeyy Got Noww So Buildinqq A SkyScrapperr Wouldd PRobablyy Takee Alot !

  24. I think that we could be ready for it but at the same i think we are not because last time they ramed a plane into the twin town so I do but the same time no so it’s all up to there dissecne so I don’t now.

  25. i think that we will not amk a other tall buliding because ppl from other countrys my blow it up

    @l3x BL@k3
    4th

  26. I think its because we don’t have the money because of Haiti relief. We have also spent a lot of money on re-pairing New Orleans. Plus, we could be having the fear of another Terrorist attack. Or they just feel like it’s a waste of time. I don’t really care who has the tallest tower.

  27. We haven’t built anything to rival this because we need money to build it.We are in an economic crises so we don’t have the ,money to build this big tall building they were talking about.The only way we could build something that could even rival this this tower is.If we get out of this economic crisis.

  28. i think we build the skyscarper because of the memory of the twin towers that crashed when the people hi jack the planes

  29. i think we build the skyscarper because of the memory of the twin towers that crashed when the people hi jack the planes and crashed them into the twin towers

  30. I THINK PEOPLE MADE THIS BUILDING SO THEY COULD BECOME RICH AND MAKE GOOD MONEY AND CAUSE WE ARE ALREADY BUILDING ANOTHER BRIDGE RIGHT BY THE LOUISVILLE BRIDGE

  31. that to much money just to build a tall building and there is problem right now so they need the money for more important stuff , not just for a tall building. also it will take a long time to build it taller than the other building.

  32. ii think that we could knot build sum lyk dat cuzz we dnt have tha money nd also that most of our tech. 2day is really camera or computers….
    (=*laddie Jay_duah-

  33. I would want to visit there because it look beatiful to look at a huge skyscrapper. i never seen one b4

  34. I believe that one of the most likely many reasons that we have not been able to produce or construct a building like this is for the fact that we are in a large amount of debt to other countries, and having to spend billions of dollars on a building would only bring us that much further into debt. Also, since the job market right now is in poor condition, it would be difficult to find a company or business that would be able to occupy the space; let alone the number of employees needed to fill a suitable population of the average persons inside of the building.

  35. because the cost will be a lot more to hire everyone to build it and the parts to it.

  36. I think we build the skyscarper because of the memory of the twin towers that crashed when the hi jacker and crashed the planes. Also that it will take along time to biuld it also that it will take alot of money for the equipement

  37. we havent built anything like that because of the twin towers falling. also because we dont want anything like that to happen again. i dont know why we dont have tecnology like that.

  38. i Think we wouLd be abLe To buiLd iT. buT we are jusT To scared. whaT had happend To The Twin Towers wilL happen To us aqain. so There for we dnT wanT To buiLd iT.pLus we dnT qoT The qreens To pay for ihT

  39. Well in my opinion there are a lot of reasons why here in America we have not started making towers like that. Well first off who wants to repeat 9/11 again? No one. Thanks to that constant fear we stopped making tall buildings. On the other hand the rescission, which feels like a depression, really put our economy to the ground. I mean the entire world is in that situation. Although the middle eastern countries don’t have that problem because they benefit form petroleum. Here we have a 12 trillion dollar debt. If you don’t know 12 trillion looks like this: 12,000,000,000,000. We don’t have money for a building like that.

  40. We are in an economic crises so we don’t have the ,money to build this big tall building they were talking about.so There for we dnT wanT To buiLd iT.pLus we dnT qoT The qreens To pay for ihT
    also it will take a long time to build it taller than the other building.

  41. the usa is afraid of our tower being bombed. Sinse 911. so probibly when the usa makes pease with iraq. there will probibly be another toweter. we probibly have the tecnoligy. and it would also be another way for people to kill them selves

  42. the usa is afraid of our tower being bombed. Sinse 911. so probibly when the usa makes pease with iraq. there will probibly be another toweter. we probibly have the tecnoligy. and it would also be another way for people to kill them selves.

  43. We haven’t built anything to rival this because we need money to build it.Well in my opinion there are a lot of reasons why here in America we have not started making towers like that.but i think we should have have a 2 towers. Because there will be a biger place for people to live.

  44. It would be pretty cool to have the tallest building in the world.we can’t build one because we don’t have enough supplies to build it and we wouldn’t have enough people to build it. it sounds pretty cool but there are many more important things than building it. like the law and education. another important thing to worry about than building it is health care. It sounds cool but we can’t do it because we don’t have the time and money for it. we also don’t have the supplies and people for it either. it would take about 2 to 4 years to build it.

  45. we dont need it is a wast of money. why use money on building a big building when we can build something we need. like new roads or schools. and why build a big building what is the point of that. some thing could happen and it could fall. there went all that money down the drain.

  46. i think why is because. we dot have enough money. electricity. it is cool. but people will get hurt bad.

  47. i thank we haven’t billet one is because. 9/11 now they don’t want to make a nutter skyscraper because it will get hit like the twin towers. and we cant make even get Avery one a job so if they make a skyscraper it will take a lot of money then more people wont have jobs. so if they make a skyscraper they must be stupid. because they will wish they never bilied it.

  48. there are lots of reasons we don’t have the technology to rival that skyscraper. well we don’t have that stuff. over across the seas they create more stuff than. i mean that’s what i think. well because they don’t really have the stuff that we do. it’s like anything that they find they like make something out of it. one time in Ms.Bratcher we was watching this video about somewhere in Asia. this family had hooked up a car battery up to there t.v and got it to turn on. that’s like inventing a new thing. but one of these days we are going to make more skyscrapers. and plus our high stuff is going to be big.

  49. i think that there will be an building like theat in the united states. that building is worth about 20 million dollers because that building has a lot of tecnalagy. the good thing is that its the worlds tallest building. its the biggest one i ever seen in my life because its tall. its a cool idea that a cool building. i like that building. its my favorite building and the best cool looking building in the world now in 2010. i wish that they made one in the united states because we got the suppliy to make one like that and we can make it better looking. we need a building like that because if we make one like that united states will be famous. thats why the united states need to do that building. we can make one like that i think that we can do one like that. it will be better if it was made in new york because its a famous place. that will bring more people to the united states thats a good idea. but if we dont do it it will not make people come to the united states. united states need a building like that. thats a good idea. it will probely cost 30 million dollers because in the united states things are better then other countrys. the united states has alot of stuff that other countrys dont have thats what i think but that building is cool because its made out of glass and thats realy cool i think. i realy think we need one because thats why i like the united states. i will love the united states more if we make one like that one but taller. i wish that we had one. i think that the united states can do it thats all i wish that we did. it will make the united states better thats all i have to say avbout the building.

  50. we do have the tech to do it. but it would be kind of bad to. also we couldnt afford to do it with the money problem. it would also attract terrorist like on 9/11 it could happen all over again. the people could die if some thing happened like it fell there could be a bigger explosion and more people could be killed by a falling building and die. plus it could end up costing like 1 billion dollars and the goverment would have to get like a loan or something. it could take years to build it and then it would more money to paint it or put stuff in it then they have to buy the furniture or t.v’s. also how will they get that many people to make it and pay them it would take like 1 thousand people. plus the other things they have to put like a parking lot it would take even more people to do it and more money. plus what are they going to do when they dont need it sell it no one would buy it cause of the price and no one has that kind of money. if no one buys it they have to destroy it and they wont get any money for it and it took them years to build. what would happen if you had kids they could fall right of the edge and die the same for adults and other employes that work there like the dude that washes the windows he could fall and hurt himself. then he could get sue for a lot of money. how are they going to pay all those bills for everything they use. plus if something got broken like a pipe or a window how much do you think it will cost to fix or replace something from a building that cost 2 billion dollars so it will cost you a lot of money to fix something there. or maybe it can hit a plane thats flying but dosent see you a lot of people could die and destroy your family and your building. there gose like 12 billion dollars out of your pocket. how much do you think it cost to stay one night there like 23 thousand dollars for one night and some one can come and kill you they trow a bom or something.

  51. i think that there will be an building like theat in the united states. that building is worth about 20 million dollers because that building has a lot of tecnalagy. the good thing is that its the worlds tallest building. its the biggest one i ever seen in my life because its tall. its a cool idea that a cool building. i like that building. its my favorite building and the best cool looking building in the world now in 2010. i wish that they made one in the united states because we got the suppliy to make one like that and we can make it better looking. we need a building like that because if we make one like that united states will be famous. thats why the united states need to do that building. we can make one like that i think that we can do one like that. it will be better if it was made in new york because its a famous place. that will bring more people to the united states thats a good idea. but if we dont do it it will not make people come to the united states. united states need a building like that. thats a good idea. it will probely cost 30 million dollers because in the united states things are better then other countrys. the united states has alot of stuff that other countrys dont have thats what i think but that building is cool because its made out of glass and thats realy cool i think. i realy think we need one because thats why i like the united states. i will love the united states more if we make one like that one but taller. i wish that we had one. i think that the united states can do it thats all i wish that we did. it will make the united states better thats all i have to say about the building. will love that in the united states. but that will be a lot of money because to make a building like that it will cost a lot and i know that. we can make one bigger then that on in the other country. thats realy all that i got to say.

  52. ~*i think thee reasonn we haventt made a skyscraperr to compete withh the worldss tallest skyscarperr is beacusee it wouldd costt to muchh andwe are already in the middle of building the louisville ariana! and anotherr reasonn i think we havent is beacusee tht it wouldd costt too muchh to build itt and our econmyyy isnt doingg soo well and my last reasonn i thinkk we haventt builtt one is beacause we havee been getting bombed alot in the pastt yearss! like 9-11 wenn thee twinn towerss fell down and killed all kinds of people theyy migthh think if theyy build a hudge skyscraper then tht will bee a greatt trargett to bombb!

    ♥always,
    JaZzY♥

  53. i think thee reasonn we havent made a skyscraper to compete with the worlds tallest skyscarper is beacuse it would cost to much and we are already in the middle of building the louisville ariana! and anotherr reason i think we havent is beacuse tht it would cost too much to build iht and our econmy isnt doinq soo well and my last reason i think we havent builtt one is beacause we have been qetting bombed alot in the pastt yearss! like 9-11 wen thee twin towers fell down and killed all kinds of people they might think if they build a huge skyscraper then tht will b a qreat target to bomb

  54. well i think tht we do have the technology to do it i just think that we dnt have the money for something like tht at this point. our country is already in so much debt so where will the money come from? also i think something like tht will attract terrorist and stuff and we dnt need tht to happen and also i think that most people wont want to build it here tho because it will take a long time to build it andd it will be taking away money tht we need for our economy and people want to get our economy to where we are in no debt instead of building a sky scraper tht some people dnt even want

  55. I think because it will take to much time. It will take to much space. It maight get crashed into like the twin towers. Not alot of money. Not the right technology for it!

  56. I think that one of the reasons we haven’t yet created a rival building is because we have to keep 9-11 in our mind. If we build another tall skyscraper what if it becomes a terriosts next target? Money, man power and many many hours gone to waste.

  57. I think maybe so they dont take the chance of knocking it down. Killing hundreds of people like what happen on 9/11. That was to tragic to risk happening again. Or it is because we just have not had the time to build it back up. We have been doing other projects, we cant be the best at every thing.

  58. there are a lot of reasons why we dont do that.
    1 – we dont have the money.
    2 – we dont have the space.
    3 – we dont need it.
    4 – we are scared teariest will knock it down
    5 – we are the best at almost everything else so we dont need to beat them


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