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Old January 11th, 2006, 07:20 AM   #181
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lol, just from this website> has some nice pix
http://transit-port.net/Galleries/Dubai/index.html
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Old January 11th, 2006, 09:30 AM   #182
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^ That is (at least) some 25 km distant from Burj Dubai though.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 09:45 AM   #183
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really. that far? i thought BD wasnt far from al arab hotel seen in distance.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 11:50 AM   #184
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this is some random area nowhere near burj dubai

it's southwest of burj al arab, so it is direction abu dhabi, this should be taken from jebel ali area
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Old January 11th, 2006, 02:53 PM   #185
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Old January 11th, 2006, 03:13 PM   #186
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Old January 11th, 2006, 05:02 PM   #187
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Buildings in first term will look very small when Burj Dubai will be finished!
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Old January 11th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #188
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really. that far? i thought BD wasnt far from al arab hotel seen in distance.
BD is some 15 km to the right, and that plot seams to be some 10 km on the other side of BAA.

Dubai is FLAT so looks are deceiving.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 09:36 PM   #189
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wow, fantastic photos, thanks
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Old January 11th, 2006, 10:35 PM   #190
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In spanish:

La construccion no esta retardada? si esta cumpliendose según lo previsto?

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Old January 12th, 2006, 01:04 AM   #191
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Really excellent Photo's. From looking at the Plot Plan that Dudai-Lover posted. The 3 large buildings in the foreground must be the Business Hub, with the Mall going up over to the left.

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Old January 12th, 2006, 01:29 AM   #192
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From the latest Krazy pics, it looks like if anybody is to shoot the top of the structure, as well as inside the top core, now is the time. It won't be long before it will be too tall for anybody to get a shot of it, forever.


Unless they will relax air traffic over it during construction.

Also on the scaffold closeup photo, 15 is confirmed by the "5" and 1 covered by the yellow crane. Above the crane, however, you can see not only through the scaffold (near the top), but through the mold as well. I wonder if maintenance floors are being molded. I also see the strange openings in the core sides around 17 and 18 right underneath the center scaffold, which may suggest the maintenance floor level. Maybe even the first outside tower to stop there?

1 more crane to lift before it grows again!

Amazing how slow the noses are raising and no steel yet on the lowest floors.

Good stuff Krazy baby!

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Old January 12th, 2006, 03:56 AM   #193
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Also looks like it is getting harder and harder to see the progress of the podium/concourse construction with these new buildings blocking the way. You can kind of see the parking garage, but it is hard to see much else.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #194
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Nice to see some fast progress

Is it still going to be a lake extended from the creek around burj dubai when completed??

Some time ago there was all this talk about the creek soon going to be extended
'in some months', how is that going?
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Old January 12th, 2006, 05:18 PM   #195
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^ Yes the creek will be extended and it will reach the sea on the other side eventually, but work is going on and it will take years for that to be compleated.

However that is not part of the Burj Dubai complex and the Downtown, rather of the Business Bay, which will be build around it, on what is now desert in the background.

Almost forget, there will be a lake around Burj Dubai, but not conected to the creek extansion.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 05:24 PM   #196
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now that i look at the pics again i see that the sand hill at the very left of the pic right next to burj dubai has shrunk again in size

should be impossible to climb this one again

this means we will no longer be able to get an elevated view from the point smussuw and myself always provided you with photos


anyway, i will try my best tomorrow
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Old January 12th, 2006, 05:33 PM   #197
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Damn! Those pics are insane!!!
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Old January 12th, 2006, 05:37 PM   #198
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Dont' worry, tower is now tall enought to admire it without climbing any hill.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 10:57 PM   #199
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I was told by my professor a few days ago (who is a structural engineer) that there are maybe 3 or 5 TOP world class tower experts in Dubai who are responsible for the design of every tower in Dubai city. He also mentioned that when he took a walk in the dubai marina six months ago and saw the poor design of the foundations and shear walls , he guaranteed that these buildings wont last in an earthquake ... scary huh

So i really do hope that the Burj Dubai has a handfull of experts of all fields dedicated to it , and only it for the time being

So give us some details on the foundation/peirs/shearwalls/ structural systems used, etc....how far down does everthing go underneath the mall levels..?

Who are the Architects, SOM maybe..?
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Old January 13th, 2006, 12:19 AM   #200
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SOM, adrian smith of course.

here are some articles on foundation etc:

Burj Dubai reaches defining moment as world's tallest building begins to rise
March, 28th, 2005

Burj Dubai, Emaar Properties' iconic building symbolizing modernity and engineering prowess, has reached a defining moment in its history as the world's tallest tower rises, making the surrounding district the most prestigious square kilometre in the world.

The important second stage of this world-class project follows the completion of complex foundation work on the tower slated for completion in 2008. Emaar had earlier announced that South Korea based-Samsung Corporation has won a global bid for US$900 million (AED 3.285 billion) for the construction of the tower.

Speaking to the media during a hard-hat tour of the Burj Dubai construction site, Emaar Properties Executive Director Robert Booth informed that the foundation work, completed in record 12 months at a cost of US$15 million, (AED 54 million) involved some critical measures taken to ensure that the tallest man-made structure sits on a strong steel and concrete podium.

The tower's 192 piles have been constructed to depths of more than 50 metres and are bound together by a 3.7 metre thick concrete raft across 8,000 square metres, encompassing the tower's entire footprint.

Nearly 18,000 cubic metres (cbm) of cement concrete was poured for the tower piles while 15,000 cbm of concrete was used for the podium piles. The raft, in addition, comprise of 12,300 cbm of concrete, bringing the total concrete poured into the foundation to over 45,000 cbm weighing more than 110,000 tonnes.

'We now embark on the exciting part of the development where the world can witness our promise of 'History Rising' coming to fruition,' said Booth. 'The tower is composed of three elements arranged around a central core. As the tower rises from the foundation raft, setbacks occur at each element in an upward-spiraling pattern, decreasing the mass of the tower as it reaches towards the sky.

'The tower design created by celebrity architect Adrian Smith for Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) is inspired from the geometrics of the desert flower and the patterning systems employed in Islamic architecture. It combines these historical and cultural influences with cutting-edge technology to achieve a high performance building which will set the new standard for development in the Middle East and become the model for the future of the city of Dubai.

The high performance exterior cladding system will be employed to withstand the extreme temperatures during the summer months in Dubai. Primary materials include reflective glazing, aluminum and textured stainless steel spandrel panels and the vertical stainless tubular fins accentuating the height and the slenderness of the tower.

When completed Burj Dubai will hold the record in all four categories as recognized by the New York-based global authority - Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat - highest structure, roof, antenna and occupied floor.

Commenting on the value that the world-class Burj Dubai tower will bring to the city of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, Booth explained: 'Burj Dubai is a symbol of human endeavour and success that makes Dubai one of the finest cities in the world that believes in excellence and a desirable quality of life.'

Explaining the scale of the project, Booth further said: 'The Tower is the central core of the magnificent US$20 billion (AED 73 billion) Burj Dubai district and the new emerging Downtown Dubai. More than 500 international consultants around the globe are currently finalising the design. At its construction peak, a workforce of more than 20,000 construction workers will be on site to create 45 million square feet of liveable space to accommodate 30,000 homes, making the Burj Dubai site the biggest single construction site in the world.

The district comprises The Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping and entertainment complex; The Residences, an exclusive upscale series of high-rise apartment towers; The Old Town, a low-rise traditional residences community that is inspired by the stylist antiquity of Arabian architecture; The Boulevard, a 3.5 km stretch that binds the entire district and gives it an international ambience, besides man-made lakes and landscaped parks.

'As an urban planner and developer, I admire the ability of cities to create unique urban environments with a combination of cultures, building types and architectural styles unique to the world. Indeed skyscrapers have historically represented our quest for bettering our urban centres and have created some of the world's most desirable and admired places. Burj Dubai will do the same for the city of Dubai,' Booth concluded.
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Dubai : Burj Dubai, the world's tallest man-made structure, will rise above the ground when Samsung Corporation formally begins to build the tower on April 15, officials said.
March, 29th, 2005

"A 3.7-metre-thick rough slab covering an area of 80,000 square feet forms the base of the Burj Dubai structure. Its foundation has been completed in a record 12 months' time, at a cost of Dh54 million," said Robert Booth, Emaar Properties' executive director.

He said 60 per cent of the Dh73 billion Burj Dubai and Old Town's contracts have been awarded.

Emaar last year selected Samsung to build the tower for $900 million (Dh3.285 billion). The project is set for completion in 2008.

The tower's 192 piles stretch to depths of more than 50 metres and are bound together by the rough slab, encompassing the tower's entire footprint.

Nearly 18,000 cubic metres of concrete was poured for the tower piles and 15,000 cubic metres of concrete was used for the podium piles. The slab, in addition, is made up of 12,300 cubic metres of concrete. The total concrete poured into the foundation exceeds 45,000 cubic metres, weighing more than 110,000 tonnes.

Burj Dubai will house a hotel, furnished apartments and over 600 unfurnished apartments which will take up the space between ground level and the 112th level. "From the 112th level onwards, the tower will host the executive offices of the world's top global corporations," Booth said.

The tower's height has been a well-kept secret, due to the competition around the world. The construction plan is being structured in a way that the developers can change the height of the tower at any given time, to a certain extent.

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