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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #701
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I have one thing to say.. CRAZY! These people are crazy and I like people who think BIG! This will profoundly change our understanding of tall buildings. I wish they could have released how the building would look like, but i guess they are keeping us guessing. Also will the structure be reinforced concrete or steel?
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:50 PM   #702
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the hole of Al burj will not be 150m deep . only the piles
Still 150m (now hole of cource... ok) i dont now exactly the depth of the piles from Burj Dubai...? at least 70/80m?
Source for the depth http://al-burj.blogspot.com/.

It's gonne be deep foundations anyway!
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #703
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I have one thing to say.. CRAZY! These people are crazy and I like people who think BIG! This will profoundly change our understanding of tall buildings. I wish they could have released how the building would look like, but i guess they are keeping us guessing. Also will the structure be reinforced concrete or steel?
Of course! What else to make such a big thing in the sense of trength.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 02:55 PM   #704
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They are massive piles, you wouldnt have thought the depth would have much of a difference between 40-150m.
Dont go to deep and cut through the crust of the Earth.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 10:53 PM   #705
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They haven`t said how tall the Burj Dubai will be. Maybe they will keep the design as a secret without telling us how it will look.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #706
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oh come on guys 150m piles are not that deep, they built a 117m twin here with 70m piles.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #707
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Soletanche Bachy at Al Burj site

see more on the link: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/50965...kheels-al-burj
Shoot: another Imre image taken. They removed the image copyright and didn't even mention his photo credit !
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Old February 11th, 2008, 03:47 AM   #708
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This thing is ridiculous. There is no point in building a tower this tall for such an un-populated area.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 03:48 AM   #709
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u are wrong there my friend
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:16 AM   #710
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u are wrong there my friend
enlighten me please. where are we going to magically pull all the inhabitants for this tower from?
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:29 AM   #711
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This thing is ridiculous. There is no point in building a tower this tall for such an un-populated area.
You should be saying that about all the other projects going up in Dubai at the moment as well then! This tower is obviously tall for the sake of being tall before anything else, but there's no doubt it will be filled.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:43 AM   #712
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enlighten me please. where are we going to magically pull all the inhabitants for this tower from?
hmm, let me see. Dubai is the FASTEST growing city in the world. thats a start. they wouldn't be building this tower if it wasn't going to be used. and if u look at alot of dubai's projects there mostly sold out. so there's a bigger demand then u think
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Old February 11th, 2008, 04:45 AM   #713
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Al Burj is a great tower. Sorry there have been multiple duplicate thread on this project.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 05:00 AM   #714
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enlighten me please. where are we going to magically pull all the inhabitants for this tower from?
Tall towers are high profile, but they really don't hold THAT many people. I don't hear you moaning about how they can possibly fill up some big subdivision on the outskirts of Tulsa, even though a big subdivision actually holds more people than a single tower no matter how big it is.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:57 AM   #715
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just the thought of that many people in one place with only one way to go when there is a fire or something, down
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Old February 11th, 2008, 11:17 AM   #716
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Dallasbrink: will you stop trolling in Dubai threads or would you like to become Dallasbrink in the brig, instead?
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Old February 12th, 2008, 03:58 AM   #717
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WOW! Al Burg REALLY broke the ground already?!?!? That is really exciting news! I was afraid that project might be dead but I am glad I'm wrong about it!
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Old February 12th, 2008, 04:22 AM   #718
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Altin, I'm assuming that you were there around the time that Burj Dubai broke ground?
I understand that at the time the whole area was notoriously difficult to see, but do you have (or indeed Imre, or O.T.R) have any idea how the preparation area around this site and that of BD differ in size?
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Old February 12th, 2008, 05:18 AM   #719
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just pick on me why dont you, Im just giving my opinion on this like I have many other projects through this forum. My personal opinion, I dont like it. If you dont like my opinion then i guess that your problem.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 05:28 AM   #720
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Oh, do shut up!
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