Cross Bracing:
In the construction of buildings, cross bracing is a system in which the structure of buildings are reinforced with intersecting diagonal supports. Cross bracing increases a building's capacity of withstanding higher seismic activity from earthquakes. Two diagonal supports are placed in an X shape, which deals with both compression and tension forces at varying points.

Abu Dhabi introduced the four-colour series inlcuding a grey left segment apart from the three shown here.

Dubai introduced the Burj Al Arab into the number plate starting the 4th series. This was considered to be a good change aesthetically but conspiracy theories and controversies surrounding Burj Al Arab's resemblance to the Christian cross always suggested a revision was due.


This is probably an outdated news and it is all over the internet, anyway, Burj al Arab was designed by Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC, during the designing stage, the world was told that it was built to resemble a sail, but critics are claiming that Wright designed the cross after he had a dream to have a Christian influence in a Muslim country.

Some locals claim that this was an intentional move on the part of the British architects. This issue is more ironic when one considers that the Tower of the Arabs is widely considered to be Dubai’s most important landmark. A Conspiracy indeed, but no words yet from the architect himself. The real question is, does it matter if it looks like a cross?


In the year 2001, Dubai introduced the 4th series number plate. It has the Burj al Arab symbol, due to conspiracy theories and controversies surrounding Burj Al Arab’s resemblance to the Christian cross, the Burj Al Arab symbol was removed without any explanation in the year 2004.

What goes around comes around, and if you need to look for a guilty then you only need to look into a mirror. After all, Burj al Arab is on Muslim soil, some minor renovation can be done to rectify this whole Christian cross issue, now, the real question is why don’t they do it? What say you?


    • cross is in everywhere. TV antennas, telegraph poles and now this!

      There is this “cross” that appears on the TV-Tower in the eastern part of Berlin when the sun shines, could be a coincidence.


    • boojassim

      the meanings of the Cross has been changed throughout history, since the cross represented the meanings of love, sacrifice and peace at the beginnings of Christianity, it has become a symbol of persecution, murder and darkness and fight against Islam in Europe during the Middle Ages, but now it does not really carry any specific meanings. i mean different people with different views wears the same cross.

Cross Yagi Antenna


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Take a 1/2 or 3/4 inch PVC cross (depending if you used 3/8 or 1/2 inch copper tubing). add a piece of PVC to each connection so you can bolt the flattened edges to two of the PVC ends and the middle will fit into a notch to support it. Notice the two pieces of copper tubing do NOT come into electrical contact with each other except for the 300 ohm matching transformer.

Bolt the cross to a 2" PVBC end cap. Use a lock washer or double nuts so it doesn't loosen up. Glue the cap to a 20 foot piece of 2" PVC pipe.

A crossed field antenna, or CFA, is a controversial type of radio antenna for long and mediumwave broadcasting, patented by F. M. Kabbary and M. C. Hately in 1986, which was claimed to have the same efficiency as a conventional antenna but only one-tenth the overall height. The invention was received with incredulity from experts in electromagnetics and antenna technology owing to the deficient theoretical justifications offered and the lack of viable experimental verification.[1] Although the antenna was installed in a few broadcasting stations in the 1990s, performance has not borne out the claims of the inventors.