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Old November 23rd, 2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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DUBAI: Burj Dubai (700m/850m) Part 22



>> Link to Burj Dubai (Part 21), (Part 20), (Part 19), (Part 18), (Part 17), (Part 16)

General Information
Height: 700m to 850m (Official height held as a secret)
Floors: 160 or more
Start: March 2004
Finish: December 2008
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Developer: EMAAR Properties

"The World’s Tallest Building" going up in Dubai, EAU. The tower will be so tall the developers want to keep the tower's height a secret all the way to its official opening schedule in December 2008. The world famous architect firm SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill) is behind the 465 000m² large office, residential, retail and hotel tower which is situated in the heart of Dubai, close to the exlusive Sheikh Zayed Road and close Business Bay.

When completed, it will hold the record in all four categories as recognized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (i.e., highest structure, roof, antenna and occupied floor) and have the highest publicly accessible observation deck. The tip of the spire can be seen by a person 95 km (60 miles) away. A person in the Observation Deck can see as far away as 80 km (50 miles), which is more than twice the distance from Dubai to Al Ain. The design of the Burj Dubai is derived from the geometries of the desert flower and the patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture. It combines these historical and cultural influences with cutting-edge technology to achieve a high-performance building which will set the new standard for development in the Middle East and become the model for the future of the city of Dubai.

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Old November 23rd, 2006, 06:25 PM   #2
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Latest construction update

November 16/17th, by Dubai-Dreamin.


November 16/17th, by Dubai-Dreamin.


November 17th, by Krazy.

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Old November 23rd, 2006, 06:27 PM   #3
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Facades up very soon (Latest news)

Cladding work on the 800 m-plus Burj Dubai has yet to start and the delay could mean the iconic tower misses its planned 2008 completion.

Having reached 87 storeys the Besix, Arabtec Samsung joint venture (JV) has yet to start cladding work. The exposed concrete core now stands at 300 m.

Difficulties in sourcing the cladding following Switzerland-based Schmidlin’s collapse in February were originally being blamed for the lack of progress.

Schmidlin LLC UAE, which is a locally owned company, is continuing to supply the project in a joint venture with Arabian Aluminium. It was awarded the 120000 m2 facade contract 12 months ago. “Following the collapse of Schmidlin in Switerland several UAE companies stepped in to offer financial help to Schmidlin LLC UAE,” said a company spokesman.

Refuting claims it is to blame for the late supply of cladding the spokesman told iC, “We’re assembling the cladding now and have completed the test rig. We expect to start testing on Friday and, if the tests go as expected, could be on site next week. There are other concerns that have stopped us proceeding as planned, including design changes to the height.”

Speculation is now centring on the floor slabs and columns. “There are concerns over the structural integrity of the building. Certain calculations are being called into question,” said another source working within the project.

Countering this claim, Emaar’s project manager at the Burj, Greg Sang, told iC, “The timetable has been effected by the collapse of Schmidlin. We’re a little bit behind but we expect to put in place measures that ensure we’re on track to meet our original completion date.

"Normally you’d be looking to do a floor in three to four or perhaps seven days depending on the technical requirements of the job, we’re still working on the details but I expect to meet the dateline we’ve set with an accelerated installation timetable," said Mr Sang.

“Construction of high rise towers in the UAE usually sees the cladding contractor following on the concrete core as soon as possible. When a tower reaches 70 storeys, for example, the cladding should have reached the mid 40s,” said the project insider.

"You can drive past the building and you’ll see there’s no cladding, so you can draw your own conclusions as to when completion will be reached," he added.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 07:10 PM   #4
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 07:11 PM   #5
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 07:40 PM   #6
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I agree, there's no reason to rush things when building something.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 07:54 PM   #7
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If the Burj Dubai is now 310m tall, then it passes the Emirates Hotel Tower (309m) to become the 4th tallest building in Dubai:

1. Emirates Office Tower (355m)
2. Burj Al Arab (321m)
3. Rose Rotana (Will be 333m, currently probably just slightly above BD)
4. Burj Dubai (310m)
5. Emirates Hotel Tower (309m)
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 08:05 PM   #8
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i hate it not to know the exactly height, especially at such a tall tower
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 08:20 PM   #9
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great project. When they will mount the facade
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 08:24 PM   #10
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i hate it not to know the exactly height, especially at such a tall tower
Yeah, me too, but that's just the thing that is exciting, *keep them guessing* (quote from Bad Boys 2 )

How tall is it going to be ?

@ s a s h a: apparently they added some new cladding today. Following the letter above, they should start cladding next week...
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 09:46 PM   #11
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I really like that first rendering. If they get the city looking like that it will be a spectacular place.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 09:59 PM   #12
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I really like that first rendering. If they get the city looking like that it will be a spectacular place.
The surrounding area will be much more spectacular as in the render.

Following buildings over 300m will be build around (0.5km to 4km) the Burj Dubai.

Burj Dubai Lake Hotel 306m (u/c)
The Index 328m (u/c)
Emirates Park Tower Hotel& Spa both 395m (approved maybe already u/c)
Lam Tara Towers both around 350m (approved)
Burj Al Alam 484m (approved)
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 10:07 PM   #13
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hope BAA will be also UC in the next month's
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 10:10 PM   #14
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The surrounding area will be much more spectacular as in the render.

Following buildings over 300m will be build around (0.5km to 4km) the Burj Dubai.

Burj Dubai Lake Hotel 306m (u/c)
The Index 328m (u/c)
Emirates Park Tower Hotel& Spa both 395m (approved maybe already u/c)
Lam Tara Towers both around 350m (approved)
Burj Al Alam 484m (approved)
there'll be more than that
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 10:47 PM   #15
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at currently 310m/86st, Burj Dubai is now about equal height with Dubais tallest-Emirates offcie tower.not counting any of the spires that reach higher.
When burjD reaches lev97 it will equal Emirates 355m spire. thats another 10 floors or so.may reach this by xmas?


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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:00 PM   #16
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are those updates the most very recent ones???? when were they taken ??? Nice updates by the way !!!
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:32 PM   #17
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are those updates the most very recent ones???? when were they taken ??? Nice updates by the way !!!
The updates i posted is from 18th to 19th of November, so they are quite recent.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 11:45 PM   #18
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The surrounding area will be much more spectacular as in the render.

Following buildings over 300m will be build around (0.5km to 4km) the Burj Dubai.

Burj Dubai Lake Hotel 306m (u/c)
The Index 328m (u/c)
Emirates Park Tower Hotel& Spa both 395m (approved maybe already u/c)
Lam Tara Towers both around 350m (approved)
Burj Al Alam 484m (approved)
In fact if I extend the list to all towers built, u/c, or proposed in this are we get this

burj dubai - 800m
monster difc proposal - ~580m
al habtoor proposal - ~500m
burj al alam - 484m
dwtc landmark tower - ~470m
emirates twins - 395m, 395m
al sharq tower - 360m
lamtara tower 1 - 360m (for definite)
emirates tower 1 - 355m
rose rotana - 333m
the skyscraper (what a name ) - 330m
the index - 328m
lamtara tower 2 - ~320m
Dancing towers (tallest one) - ~320m
emirates tower 2 - 309m
lake hotel - 306m
al attar tower - 301m
2nd al attar tower - ?m but should be 300m+

Have I forgotten some?
No doubt there'll be more announced, probably a few on SZR and whatever superplots are left in business bay (we have 4 left)
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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #19
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wow that last render/diagram is great gives you a good impression how ridiculously big its gonna be thanx CULWULLA
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Old November 24th, 2006, 12:56 AM   #20
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This is one 'magic' building. Not only is its sheer height awe-inspiring but the design is magnificent.
On completion this 'super-skyscraper' should be made one of the man-made wonders of the world IMO.
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