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Old February 7th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #681
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Yes, all those doubts are legitimate. Why are they building it right next to a power plant?
Can't you read the countless posts pointing out that the power plant will be moving?
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Old February 7th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #682
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Can't you read the countless posts pointing out that the power plant will be moving?
I think that half of the users don't read nothing...

BTW: Why are they building it next to power plant?
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Old February 7th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #683
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Old February 7th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #684
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Well done Dubai_Boy. Is there any news about some towers that could be in the futur al burj "down Town" due to it's great height a building of 600m (maybe), could look awsome.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 11:14 PM   #685
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Is there any news about some towers that could be in the futur al burj "down Town" due to it's great height a building of 600m (maybe)
not yet. and i doubt they'll build such tall towers next to Al burj
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Old February 8th, 2008, 12:06 AM   #686
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Well, I think that by the time Al Burj is done, they will have some sufficiently tall towers either completed or planned or under construction. If they do not plan to do this, then I don't know, maybe it will look interesting...
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Old February 8th, 2008, 10:26 AM   #687
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where about on the dubai map is al burj?
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Old February 8th, 2008, 11:45 AM   #688
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where about on the dubai map is al burj?
Like a kilometer SW of Jumeirah Lake Towers...
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Old February 8th, 2008, 11:57 AM   #689
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where about on the dubai map is al burj?
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Old February 8th, 2008, 12:00 PM   #690
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is it possible that they moved Al Burj, because the might want to build a third supertall with more than 800m at dubai waterfront, the former location of Al Burj?

It will still take a long time, until Dubai Waterfront wil be so attractive, that it can be used for everyday life. Right now, its in the middle of nowhere.

The location Al Burj will be built now meanwhile already is in a urbanized area.

Another apsect is, that when this tower will be built at the location, that they now published, you will have a visual conneciton between those two towers.

At Dubai Waterfront, it was just to far way..it would have been a small dot at the horizon.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 12:12 PM   #691
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No, the tower was removed because it was on the flight path of the new Al Maktoum Airport.
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:01 PM   #692
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some info...

Soletanche Bachy at Al Burj site

Soletanche Bachy,a French company was awarded the piling contract of Al Burj and their on the site... Soletanche Bachy also did the piling work on the petronas towers, so their accustom to this type of work.

Photos from Imre...






The piling test used will be the same as the Pentominium, and the foundations of Al Burj will be 148.65 -151.55m deep. You will notice the rebar cages are square instead of circular. This is because they are going to build slurrywalls around the foundation.


source: http://al-burj.blogspot.com/



French company Soletanche Bachy is tipped to win the piling and foundations contract for what is expected to become the tallest building in the world, Nakheel’s Al Burj, sources close to the project told Construction Week on Tuesday.

With initial designs putting Al Burj, or the Tall Tower, at over a kilometre high, the building will easily overtake Emaar Properties' Burj Dubai as the world's tallest.

The Burj Dubai is expected to be around 900 metres upon completion at the end of this year, although the final height remains a closely guarded secret.


A spokesperson for Nakheel denied an official award had been made, but confirmed the French company had begun some work on the project.

The spokesperson said testing work had been done on site and an official launch was planned in March.

A source at Soletanche Bachy’s Dubai office confirmed the Tall Tower was among the projects it was working on.

It is common practice in the region for companies to start work on projects prior to actually winning the contract.

Al Burj was initially planned to form part of the Dubai Waterfront development, but the location was moved to between Jumeirah Lake Towers and Ibn Battuta Mall on Sheikh Zayed Road....

see more on the link: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/50965...kheels-al-burj
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^ Holy **** That thing will be huge. 150m foundations?? I can't wait to see the new design. I am really excited about this!
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #694
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^ Holy **** That thing will be huge. 150m foundations?? I can't wait to see the new design. I am really excited about this!
They are preparing the steel rebars for a huge hole! Much of steel is required, see at the foto's on the links a give you! Steelmakers are busy to make the slurry wall for that hole. End in March they will be begin digging it out!
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:19 PM   #695
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The depth of the hole comperasing with skycrapers in Rotterdam!



The hole will be so deep as the Montevideo!!!.


One of the highest buildings in Nederland at this moment of course!



At the top 150m really deep!
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #696
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the hole of Al burj will not be 150m deep . only the piles
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:26 PM   #697
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they're not going to maka a hole 150m deep!!
only the foundation, maybe (!)
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:30 PM   #698
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Imagine of DAMAC was building this
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #699
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150m deep?? Imagine they find more oil while digging for the foundation..
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #700
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the hole of Al burj will not be 150m deep . only the piles
It's not for sure that tge piles will go a 150m down. The soiltests did. But if there is a good groundlayer at let's say a 100m then it will only go to a 100m. The soiltests were only to see how the ground under the Al Burj is build up.
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