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May 12, 2008



ENR May 12, 2008 COVER STORY

TALL BUILDINGS
World’s Longest Cantilever Grows Even Longer
The big question is whether the developer of the 162-story Burj Dubai in the United Arab Emirates will reveal the superskyscraper’s final height when it is topped out this summer. At 668 meters, the tower is already the world’s tallest constructed structure. Full Story

Video:
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  • Cover photo courtesy of Matthew J. Makes

    NEWS
    1. ETHANOL
      Food shortages shrink supply of corn as alternative fuel source
    2. EVERGLADES
      Corps seeks public comment on endangered site’s water flow
    3. DRINKING WATER
      Study supports desalination
    4. BIODIESEL
      Engineers find non-artery clogging use for chicken fat
    5. COMPANIES
      New CEO at Bovis may signal strategic shift
    6. MANAGEMENT
      Construction contractors follow defense peers in ethics push
    7. INVESTIGATIONS
      Plant is world-class but is barely producing, says Iraq building IG
    8. FATALITES
      Perini Corp. CEO acknowledges concern over Vegas worker deaths
    9. BRIDGES
      Pile-driving gantry system debuts in North Carolina
    10. LIGHT RAIL
      Virginia’s Dulles airport project comes back from the dead
    11. LIGHT RAIL
      Contractors must fix cracks on Phoenix system’s tracks
    12. DEVELOPMENT
      Flood control, cleanup propel riverside project in Toronto
    13. PLANNING
      Form-based codes help shape new urbanism

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    1. Construction Week
    2. Washington Observer
    3. Construction Economics
    4. Products
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    6. Editorials

     

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