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Old December 25th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #2341
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you can take pics there , no problem (except the Sahn Eddar area)

(maybe not allowed with tripod and professional cameras)
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Old December 25th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #2342
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Wow..... it's geting biger. it's been long time i haven't seen it.
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Old December 25th, 2007, 03:26 PM   #2343
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from the Dubai Municipality:


Need to focus on sustainable energy modelling for high rise buildings

Dubai, 25 December 2007

Dubai needs to focus more on sustainable energy modeling for better performance in high rise buildings with special emphasis on the weather condition of Middle East, a renowned international expert on wind engineering has opined.
Dr. Anton Davies, senior vice president of RWDI Canada and renowned scientist in the field of wind engineering and environmental sciences, was addressing a seminar organised by Dubai Municipality recently on "Wind Tunnel Testing & Sustainable Building Design". The seminar was attended by a large number of engineers, architects, and staff from consultants and contracting companies.
Khalid Mohammed Saleh, Director of Building Department at Dubai Municipality said the seminar forms part of the civic body's initiative to offer a continuous learning environment for the local architects and consultant engineers.
He noted that a recent report revealed that value of real estate projects has increased from US$ 90 billion to US$ 143 in the Middle East for the period of 2005-2006.
"Dubai leads by far in this phenomenal growth. The Dubai Strategic Plan 2007-2015, rolled out by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, places significant emphasis on wise utilisation of resources to build a firm foundation of qualitative and quantitative achievements, forming a fertile environment for sustained growth in the era of globalisation. This should be considered as the dawn of green revolution in the construction sector," he said.
Delivering his lecture, Dr. Davies opined that the region is characterized by availability of abundant sunlight and utilization of the sunlight using photovoltaic and solar hot water systems is crucial. He also listed the benefits of energy efficient measures such as Double facade, Under floor air system, Radiant slab, Thermal mass, Shading, Noise, Acoustics, Vibration, Fire safety and High performance mechanical systems. Case studies for Energy, Thermal and Daylight simulation by Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and its confirmation by wind tunnel test were also discussed in the seminar.
"Presently, wind tunnel studies offer the best estimate of the wind loading on a building for cladding as well as structural frame design. The wind tunnel test also confirms the accuracy of CFD simulations. In general, Code analytical methods are helpful for preliminary design and for simple situations. Even Codes recommend wind tunnel testing for complex or tall buildings," Dr. Davies said, discussing the advantages and shortcomings of each of these three techniques.

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Old December 25th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #2344
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you can take pics there , no problem (except the Sahn Eddar area)

(maybe not allowed with tripod and professional cameras)
I think your camera is very professional
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Old December 25th, 2007, 06:44 PM   #2345
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DMC -FZ50 is just a hobby camera

Burj Dubai from the The World

pics from the Nakheel , maybe 1st of Dec 2007




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Old December 25th, 2007, 07:09 PM   #2346
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inside pic from November:

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Old December 25th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #2347
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thank but the weather was not clear , I will post Burj Al Arab interior and other pics soon, and post the link here
Please do!

The foyer at Burj Al Arab is mind blowing. The tallest building in the City of London - Tower 42 - would fit inside it with about a metre to spare.

My wife and I dined at the underwater Al Mahara restaurant there - it's one of the best meals I ever had in my life.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #2348
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Oh, 819m final height? Since when is this public?
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Old December 26th, 2007, 01:19 AM   #2349
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By the last pic, is that the 150th floor ??
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Old December 26th, 2007, 02:06 AM   #2350
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thats 2 silly questions in a row.lol
well its 99% that final height will be 819m due to findings of rescent plans.
and yes that 150 painted on core normaly means thats the floor number. most builders do this while skyscrapers are uc.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 02:21 AM   #2351
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Hahaha.
I was just not sure, it has reached the 150th floor.
Just asking.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 03:03 AM   #2352
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Hahaha.
I was just not sure, it has reached the 150th floor.
Just asking.
Its has reach 157th floors if you have realised


With 156 completed floors
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Old December 26th, 2007, 05:09 AM   #2353
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I still have the feeling the Burj is going to be a bit taller than planned ... maybe 850 or 865 m? How do I know this? I don't know. I'm guessing. It's just an intuitive feeling. I think the owners of this building want to make sure no other building tops this one for at least 10 years. However I believe within 10 years something taller will be planned or under construction anyway. By 2020 there will be buildings taller than this one.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 05:24 AM   #2354
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I still have the feeling the Burj is going to be a bit taller than planned ... maybe 850 or 865 m? How do I know this? I don't know. I'm guessing. It's just an intuitive feeling. I think the owners of this building want to make sure no other building tops this one for at least 10 years. However I believe within 10 years something taller will be planned or under construction anyway. By 2020 there will be buildings taller than this one.
It's been well speculated on this forum that if it rises much higher than expected (the current steel plan follows CULWULLA's diagram), that Burj would become vastly out of proportion, but I do agree that the spire's height will probably be cheated a few more meters .
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Old December 26th, 2007, 06:31 AM   #2355
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Please do!

The foyer at Burj Al Arab is mind blowing. The tallest building in the City of London - Tower 42 - would fit inside it with about a metre to spare.

My wife and I dined at the underwater Al Mahara restaurant there - it's one of the best meals I ever had in my life.
He already has
heres the link: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...115962&page=12
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Old December 26th, 2007, 12:34 PM   #2356
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Its has reach 157th floors if you have realised


With 156 completed floors
Thx for the info.

And no more silly question from me.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 12:48 PM   #2357
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I stitched together 2 pics courtesy of NAKHEEL (the developer of The World and The Palm islands), posted by Imre:

[IMG]http://i15.************/6nrmhk6.jpg[/IMG]
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Old December 26th, 2007, 01:02 PM   #2358
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stunning pic!
is there a bigger version of that you could post or provide the link for?
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Old December 26th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #2359
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Thats a SSC forum banner sized 719 x 123 pic and there is no bigger version. The two separate pics had different lighting, saturation etc, and it wasn't easy making them appear in a similar way, and a bigger version would expose the defects.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #2360
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At first glance they look like something that can snap off if someone decided to put a heavy book case in that corner but maybe someone has a good explanation. It doesn't look like there is any access to those plates so I wonder if they're just for looks to balance out the building. I see no doorways and they don't look big enough to hold a decent sized office or apartment.
You can't see any doorways because of the angle of the photo

There are doorways, they were visible during the core construction.
I suppose they could have left some small holes in the core and to build these put some steel and bolts through the holes. But yeah, the leverage must be pretty high - and they can't be that strong as they were built after the core.
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