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Old November 13th, 2007, 11:40 PM   #1141
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Is that steel for the top section, next to the tower crane?


If you're referring to the white sections at the base of the crane that's not steel for the top section of the tower. Actually those are segments of another tower crane.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #1142
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Old November 14th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #1143
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A: you cant see the tier top because its the highest level atm. (its the top right now)

B: why are you pressuming thats from a mobile phone? =S
well if so, which side would it been on. i looked very closely to see if any frame work was any different
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Old November 14th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #1144
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^the lev156 hasnt started yet so no framework yet. just wait until it starts and you will see the setback on that level.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 02:58 AM   #1145
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^the lev156 hasnt started yet so no framework yet. just wait until it starts and you will see the setback on that level.
great diagram jlh630
then why does the official burj dubai website say it's at lev 156. but i really do hope there isnt a setback there.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 03:15 AM   #1146
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Great updates and diagrams guys.
I haven't checked this thread for a week or so and the change in progress is amazing.
I'll be almost sad when this tops out it's been exciting watching it grow.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 03:54 AM   #1147
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Great updates and diagrams guys.
I haven't checked this thread for a week or so and the change in progress is amazing.
I'll be almost sad when this tops out it's been exciting watching it grow.
i agree. its not every day you get to see history rising like this. it'll be kinda sad when its all over and done with.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 03:58 AM   #1148
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Well we can watch it all again, only on a bigger scale with Al Burj
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Old November 14th, 2007, 04:02 AM   #1149
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I am following the construstion of this baby since more than one a half years and i can say that it went up really fast. I remeber june 06 as we all have posted pics of towers it has surpassed. And historical WTBs. Or the sentence "I cant belive it will be 4 times bigger than now".... i had much fun until now watchin rising history.......many thanks to all here which had share opinions pics etc.... with m and us..... great bldg great topic and great people to share my hobby with....

I hope for a nice continue...

ps... and the discussion about its final height was also tasty and is still.....and of course the cladding drama that was happily cut may 07.

and special thx to culwulla and Imre
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Old November 14th, 2007, 05:07 AM   #1150
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then why does the official burj dubai website say it's at lev 156. but i really do hope there isnt a setback there.
Hi Helghast.

The official site has had level 156 for a few weeks now. The site is mantained by a webmaster who is not that concerned about accuracy. The structure is at level 155 Mezz. which is the top level of tier 15.



As Cul said we will not be able to see the terrace of the first level of tier 16 until it rises.

Here is a print of tier 16 showing the shape after it's first level that includes the terrace. ( So the print is of levels 157 to 158 Mezz )



Here is a tier methodology I cooked up to show the approx. directions, etc. of the setbacks ( terraces ).



The Tier Methodology of the Burj Dubai.

I will use a 360 degree directional compass for the approximate direction the points of the wings face.

Tier 30 Top is a platform 1.5 M diameter with a hatch.
Tier 30 - pinnacle 4 is circular 1.2 M diameter.
Tier 29 - pinnacle 3 is circular 1.35 M diameter.
Tier 28 - pinnacle 2 is circular 1.5 M diameter.
Tier 27 - pinnacle 1 begins with tier 26 terrace facing 180, then rises up circular 2.1 M diameter.

Tier 24, 25, and 26 wings are 1.5 M long.
Tier 26 - spire 5 begins with tier 25 terrace facing 60 then rises up with 1 wing facing 180.
Tier 25 - spire 4 begins with tier 24 terrace facing 300 then rises up with 2 wings facing 60 and 180.
Tier 24 - spire 3 begins with tier 23 terrace facing 240 then rises up symmetrically with 3 wings facing 60, 180, and 300.

Tier 21, 22, and 23 wings are 6 M long.
Tier 23 - spire 2 begins with tier 22 terrace facing 120 then rises up with 1 wing facing 240.
Tier 22 - spire 1/roof 4 begins with tier 21 terrace facing 0 then rises up with 2 wings facing 120 and 240.
Tier 21 - roof 3 begins with tier 20 terrace facing 240 then rises up symmetrically with 3 wings facing 0, 120, and 240.

Tier 18, 19, and 20 wings are 6 M long.
Tier 20 - roof 2 begins with tier 19 terrace facing 120 then rises up with 1 wing facing 240.
Tier 19 - roof 1 begins with tier 18 terrace facing 0 then rises up with 2 wings facing 120 and 240.
Tier 18 begins with Tier 17 terrace facing 300 then rises up symmetrically with 3 wings facing 0, 120, and 240.

Tier 15, 16, and 17 wings are 5 M long.
Tier 17 begins with tier 16 terrace facing 180 then rises up with 1 wing facing 300.
Tier 16 begins with tier 15 terrace facing 60 then rises up with 2 wings facing 180 and 300.
Tier 15 begins with tier 14 C1 wing terrace then rises up symmetrically with 3 wings facing 60, 180, and 300.

Wing A faces 300 and Sheik Zayed Road.
Wing B faces 60 and the Dubai Mall.
Wing C faces 180 and South.
Core tip 1 faces 240.
Core tip 2 faces 120.
Core tip 3 faces 0 and North.

Tier 12, 13, and 14 wings are the core tips 9 M long.
Tier 14 begins with tier 13 C2 wing terrace then rises up with C1 wing.
Tier 13 begins with tier 12 C3 wing terrace then rises up with C1 and C2 wings.
Tier 12 begins with the last setback of wing C terrace then rises up symmetrically as only the core with C1, C2, and C3 wings.

Tier 9, 10, and 11 wings are the last setbacks of wings A, B, and C and are 13 M long.
Tier 11 begins with wing B terrace then rises up with wing C.
Tier 10 begins with wing A terrace then rises up with wings B and C.
Tier 9 begins with setback 3 of wing C terrace then rises up symmetrically with wings A, B, and C.

Tier 6, 7, and 8 wings are the third setbacks of wings A, B, and C. The setbacks are 13 M long and the wings including the fourth setbacks are 22 M long.
Tier 8 begins with wing B terrace then rises up with wing C.
Tier 7 begins with wing A terrace then rises up with wings B and C.
Tier 6 begins with setback 2 of wing C terrace then rises up symmetrically with wings A, B, and C.

Tier 3, 4, and 5 wings are the second setbacks of wings A, B and C. The setbacks are 13 M long and the wings total 31 M long.
Tier 5 begins with wing B terrace then rises up with wing C.
Tier 4 begins with wing A terrace then rises up with wings B and C.
Tier 3 begins with the first setback of wing C terrace then rises up symmetrically with wings A, B, and C.

Tier 0, 1, and 2 wings are the first setbacks of wings A, B, and C. The setbacks are 13 M long and the wings total 40 M long.
Tier 2 begins with wing B terrace then rises up with wing C.
Tier 1 begins with wing A terrace then rises up with wings B and C.
Tier 0 begins with a terrace of podium 3 of all 3 wings then rises up symmetrically with wings A, B, and C and is the same size as the foundation raft.

Podium 3 begins with a terrace from podium 2 on all 3 wings then rises up symmetrically with 3 wings.
Podium 2 begins with a terrace from podium 1 on all 3 wings then rises up symmetrically with 3 wings.
Podium 1 begins at the Ground level then rises up symmetrically with 3 wings.




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Old November 14th, 2007, 07:40 AM   #1151
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Old November 14th, 2007, 07:49 AM   #1152
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AMAZING. I think this is the most historically trascendant skyscraper (and WTB) since the Empire State Building, anybody agrees??
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Old November 14th, 2007, 08:06 AM   #1153
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As the height goes up , the top at this level on date 13th ,Nov,07 is looking very narrow and still 250 meter yet to catch. i fear that this building will with stand the earth quack of 7 or 6 scale or sever wind of 100 kms.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 10:19 AM   #1154
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AMAZING. I think this is the most historically trascendant skyscraper (and WTB) since the Empire State Building, anybody agrees??
I agree

Yeah i said it before: This is the new ESB that will define the heights off the 21st century

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Old November 14th, 2007, 02:08 PM   #1155
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AMAZING. I think this is the most historically trascendant skyscraper (and WTB) since the Empire State Building, anybody agrees??
I do. Jump of 300 meters is amazing!
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Old November 14th, 2007, 03:24 PM   #1156
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Given the global financial crisis it seems unlikely anything taller will be built for many years to come.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #1157
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Given the global financial crisis it seems unlikely anything taller will be built for many years to come.
What Global financial crisis? It is USA financial crisis.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 03:58 PM   #1158
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Yeah, eastern economies are booming these days. Many supertalls yet to come, also some higher than the Burj Dubai.
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Old November 14th, 2007, 04:21 PM   #1159
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Strike disruptions delay Arabtec projects

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Disruptions caused by last week's strikes may cause Arabtec, one of the construction companies working on the Burj Dubai, to miss completion dates for some of its key projects in Dubai.

An official, who did not wish to be named, said that workers had been offered a $27 pay increase, if they returned to work immediately. The increase would take the average pay of an unskilled laborer from $109 to $136 per month and that of a skilled labourer from $163 to $190.
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/50403...e-from-strikes
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Old November 14th, 2007, 09:13 PM   #1160
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What Global financial crisis? It is USA financial crisis.
There is no crisis. US will handle it. Even if not, wasn't the ESB built during the crisis...?
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