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Old January 2nd, 2006, 12:43 PM   #41
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Apparently it seems taller than 2km. Maybe it's the Pentagon's plot to build a tunnel to connect the moon and the earth.

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ok guys, i just made a 1300m tall taipei 101, and this is madness, i cant believe that they can build such a tall tower right now.

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Old January 2nd, 2006, 12:53 PM   #42
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ok guys, i just made a 1300m tall taipei 101, and this is madness, i cant believe that they can build such a tall tower right now.


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Old January 2nd, 2006, 12:55 PM   #43
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why not just sit back, relax and enjoy the show?!

don't piss in your pants so early

this is what makes it so exciting, we don't know how tall it will be for the next 2 years!

we all have to live with that!!!
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 12:57 PM   #44
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btw Dennis you are going to visit Dubai in oct 2006? will be fun for you, hope you enjoy it.
ok actually i am sure you will
are you staying in a hotel?
we are planning a small trip to dubai with some dutch forumers @ october this year. I will be anyway in dubai @ the grand opening of the burj.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 08:29 PM   #45
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1300! No way i will ever belive it before its finished!
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 09:33 PM   #46
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one of these days... right to the moon!
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 11:48 PM   #47
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I wonder how the Burj would hold up in a quake..

They have had the tech to do this for years now.. When the mile high was designed in the 1950's, it was believed that they had most of the technology to do it then as far as construction materials and methods. Some new methods would have to be created to deal with such height, but using our current technology its something that can be done. If anybody is going to do this, it will be either HK or Dubai that will do it first!

I dont know how it can make it to 1300 meters unless there is a huge communcations antenna on top of the spire itself.. still will be very interesting to see though. Despite how high the Burj gets, one other thing will be to see where they finally decide to put the obs deck.. since thats as high as the average person can get, its all about where they place it.. I hope that this can be the 1st obs deck in a manmade structure to break 2000 ft!! Ive heard 2 figures, that it can be in the 120's or 140's range. I wish they would build something in the U.S. that was as massive in height as this is..
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 01:26 AM   #48
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we are planning a small trip to dubai with some dutch forumers @ october this year. I will be anyway in dubai @ the grand opening of the burj.

Yo quierooooooooo...
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 01:29 AM   #49
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I wish they would build something in the U.S. that was as massive in height as this is..
I don't forsee that happening for decades, supertalls are now a liability that no one with money wants to live and work in.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 01:50 AM   #50
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I'm wondering if the base is large and strong enoughf to support a 1km building.
Anyway I think 900m is more than enought.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 02:01 AM   #51
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Hey a few of you were mentioning earthquakes. Just wondering does Dubai even have earthquakes?
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 02:10 AM   #52
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i heard its gonna be 700 meters...1200 meters is overdoing it....
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 02:17 AM   #53
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we have minor ones (which actually happened in iran) but i cannot think of any real earthquake happening in the UAE but i guess this is more a question for the locals.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 04:24 AM   #54
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I think UAE is seismically stable where it aint sitting on or near any faults or rifts. I think the Red Sea has a fault underneath it but that is thousands of miles away.

But still how would you be able to secure a 1300m tall building? The only things in my head are how Oil Rigs can secure itself on 2-3km deep ocean water.
I duno, super deep piles or some gigantic anchor in form of golden gate bridge thick cables just like how regular antenna towers are secured.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 07:39 AM   #55
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So lets say the earthquake in the middle of the Red Sea were to 'rumble' to an extent that would create a Boxing Day Tsunami disaster scenario, how would the Burj Dubai cope with that? What about the rest of Dubai.... it would become the new Atlantis.

And what about lightning storms? Electricty is often attracted to the highest point of electrical current. Eg: the spire of the Burj Dubai would be continously targeted in a storm creating mass blackouts throughout the building and the city with huge power overloads.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 08:17 AM   #56
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Well, I'm sure they'll take that into consideration and put up highly resistant lightning rods / absorbers to handle the more frequent lightning strikes on a tower like the Burj. I could forsee a local strike possibly causing some irregularities in the tower itself with power problems but as the new development is also District powered / cooled (like the Petronas and KLCC area), I'm sure all of Dubai wouldn't lose power just from a Burj strike. I'm sure whomever is handling that aspect of the engineering though will probably create a solution as equally amazing as the rest of the technology going into this great tower.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 09:09 AM   #57
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The French are building the 1300m version in Paris. It's called the Burge Dubois.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 09:19 AM   #58
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ROFL! Thats joke of the day.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 12:09 PM   #59
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lol, the Taipei 1300
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 02:30 PM   #60
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^ man skyscraper u just ruined it!
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