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Old December 3rd, 2005, 02:58 PM   #21
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 04:53 PM   #22
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doubt dubai mall will be done by 2006, expect 2007.

anyway dubai boy translate the part of al bayan newspaper please.
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 06:43 PM   #23
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Expert: Taiwan Skyscraper May Cause Quakes

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Dec 3, 7:02 AM (ET)

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - The weight of the world's tallest skyscraper - specially built to withstand Taiwan's frequent earthquakes - could be causing a rise in the number of tremors beneath it, a professor from the island wrote in a scientific journal.

Lin Cheng-horng, an earthquake specialist at the National Taiwan Normal University in the capital, Taipei, says the 1,679-foot Taipei 101 building - named for the number of floors - might rest on an earthquake fault line.

In the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters, Lin wrote that the pressure of the building's 700,000 tons on the ground may be leading to increased seismic activity.

The tremors "could be a direct result of the loading of the mega-structure," said an abstract of Lin's article, published on the American Geophysical Union's Web site.

However, Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said on Friday that the one year since the building's completion was too short a time in which to evaluate its effect on tremors.

Taipei 101, which looks like a giant steel-and-glass bamboo shoot, is equipped with a 733-ton ball suspended near the top that moves to counter the force of earthquakes or strong winds.

Earthquakes are frequent in Taiwan. Most cause no casualties or damage, but in September 1999 a magnitude 7.6 quake in central Taiwan killed more than 2,300 people.
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 07:15 PM   #24
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The newspaper which said it's 925 m used the phrase "rumours have seeped suggesting that it could be 925 m". They were doing an interview with Adel Al Shirawi of Tamweel at the time. I'm not sure if he'd know. But they emphasised that it's over 800 m as fact.
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 07:45 PM   #25
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here's the article
al bayan has always been a reliable source, but this is maybe the 10th height of burj dubai being published in a newspaper and it also is the 2nd largest so far after 950m

http://www.albayan.ae/servlet/Satell...tail&c=Article
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 09:52 PM   #26
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Completion Date

The completion Date for Burj Dubai is December 30, 2008. And Projects often finish a few months behind schedule. So BD will most likely be finished in the begining of 2009. But there is pressure on the contractors to meet the completion date. We'll just have to see how it goes. That will be pretty cool to look down at the map of the World from the BD observation deck.
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 10:24 PM   #27
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It would be great having the tower opening on New Years Eve, so that they could hold new years celebrations and have an even more spectacular grand opening.

EDIT: For some reason I thought Dec 2008 was only 2 years away
Taking that into consideration, the Burj should be able to finish in time. Its a well funded project and construction apparently goes on almost 24/7

I'm looking forward to being there on the opening day.

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Old December 3rd, 2005, 10:29 PM   #28
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im sure they can finish the tower by dec 2008. its more than 3 years away
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 10:30 PM   #29
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I think the same, They will definately finish by 2008.
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 10:32 PM   #30
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925m. That is insane. But looking at the latest renders, it seems possible it will be in that neighborhood.

@Darth Shemp: Interesting artcle, but not the right place to post.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 01:54 AM   #31
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I noticed, now that the building is minimum 10 stories, is that there are 3 gaps on each side of the center gap. 7 gaps (or vertical rows) total. Every render I have seen has 9 vertical rows. 4 on each side of the center. The end pieces look like they are being built. where are the other 2 going to be? Is there anybody that can do a overlay of the construction site over a render?
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Old December 4th, 2005, 02:27 AM   #32
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do not get at all what you mean??
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Old December 4th, 2005, 03:26 AM   #33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dubai-Lover
here's the article
al bayan has always been a reliable source, but this is maybe the 10th height of burj dubai being published in a newspaper and it also is the 2nd largest so far after 950m

http://www.albayan.ae/servlet/Satell...tail&c=Article
I doubt the newspaper can be trusted.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 03:40 AM   #34
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If you look at the construction, you will see 8 vertical walls going up (7 spaces between the walls. I am assuming that the curved glass will be in front of the spaces, which will make 7 curved glass towers. All the renderings are showing 9 curved glass towers from side to side. Where are the other 2 going to be built because the concrete ends are already poured? Is it me, or does it looks like the tower will be thinner than the renderings are showing?

I hope it make a little more sense.

Any thoughts?

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Old December 4th, 2005, 04:43 AM   #35
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Hey Dubai Boy?!? (a little off subject, but..) let me guess, thats a Dell Latitude C - Series laptop you have, isnt it? My guess would be a cp or c600..
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Old December 4th, 2005, 04:56 AM   #36
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth Shemp
If you look at the construction, you will see 8 vertical walls going up (7 spaces between the walls. I am assuming that the curved glass will be in front of the spaces, which will make 7 curved glass towers. All the renderings are showing 9 curved glass towers from side to side. Where are the other 2 going to be built because the concrete ends are already poured? Is it me, or does it looks like the tower will be thinner than the renderings are showing?

I hope it make a little more sense.

Any thoughts?

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9 glass towers???

There is only one tower, Built in a 'Y' shape, wich narrows as sections taper off, as it rises.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:18 AM   #37
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I think I know what you are saying Darth Shemp.

there are 8 vertical glass towers (with the circular looking lips) going up the tower. Then there is the center, where the central core is. That is probably why you are counting a 9th one.. what we see right now, is going to be the entire "tall" part of the structure.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 05:41 AM   #38
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If you look at the first rendering (as well as the others) on this thread, there are 9 tall parts. If you look at the construction, there are 7 tall parts.

Is the BD, one tower on each corner, smaller than the renderings?
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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:09 AM   #39
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No. The floor plates for the rounded corners are coming up very slowly. You can see them if you look towards the bottom left and right of the photos. These should be the missing 8th and 9th columns from the renders.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 12:59 PM   #40
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Exactly. The nose columns are only on the 1st or 2nd floor which will be the rounded tip at the end of the of each wing
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