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Old February 17th, 2006, 08:41 PM   #201
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Nice up-date.


A white Bentley Continental GT...what a shame...a real bad color.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 10:22 PM   #202
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Can you render some construction pics?
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Old February 18th, 2006, 01:33 AM   #203
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Nice double park job by the Maserati.
and the bentley too
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:50 AM   #204
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914m yeah would be ok.

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Nice up-date.


A white Bentley Continental GT...what a shame...a real bad color.
most cars in dubai are white or have bright colour at least.
tis is due to te sand and heat, they do not get dirty and hot that fast.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:59 AM   #205
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Bah..I want an Audi S8. I love 4 door sports cars. Or at least a car I can fit in (I'm 6'6).

How tall is thing thing in feet (damn metric system)?
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Old February 18th, 2006, 07:42 AM   #206
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914 meters = 2,970.5 feet. Seriously though, if it's built that high, it would be a sight to behold. It just blows my mind that this tower may be twice as tall as Sears by the time it's done.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 09:07 AM   #207
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BURJ PHOTOS

Might be visiting Dubai for a holiday in a few months just wondering how close can you get up to the BURJ to take some close up photos.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 09:23 AM   #208
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914 meters = 2,970.5 feet. Seriously though, if it's built that high, it would be a sight to behold. It just blows my mind that this tower may be twice as tall as Sears by the time it's done.

The building is in Dubai, 914m is 914m, nothing else
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Old February 18th, 2006, 09:24 AM   #209
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The building is in Dubai, 914m is 914m, nothing else

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Old February 18th, 2006, 11:16 AM   #210
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Brice just means that the English System isn't used there so it doesn't really matter to him how high in feet the tower might be. I was just posting with regards to the newest height discussions and wanted to answer Threehundred's question. Despite this being a calculation most anyone could do, I'm sure some US readers of this thread would like seeing heights in feet, just because that's what we're used to. Nothing wrong with Metric. Just comparing for everyone, that's all.

Ok..a bit closer to the topic now! It's nice to see that the end columns have jumped a couple floors. Before it seemed like they took ages to rise at all but now it's going fast. Also, I wonder if the innermost wing of the "left" part of the tower is having any issue with working around the construction elevator there - the big yellow moulding screen for the floorplates are behind the others by a couple floors. Any ideas why (not that it really matters I suppose...)?
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Old February 18th, 2006, 03:34 PM   #211
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Hi. I thought I'd make a progress report photoshop image using one of the best renders and one of the recent (excellent) construction photos... took a bit of time in Photoshop to get the scale and overlay right - but I hope you folks like it, it's not a perfect match but the perspective/angle is a bit different... one thing for sure - we've got an amazing amount of building left to build



It appears that the 3 wings are currently level with the first of the main setbacks (in the render I've labelled where I think the setback is on the hidden side. Floor 18?).

In the construction photo you can see there's 2 "tall" floors that are about level with the top of the wings - these appear to match to the taller windows in the render. I've used these to help line up the photo and render.

What I'm not 100% sure on is if one of the 3 rising sections of the wing (at the back of the render) will now stop rising and become the first setback.
Alternatively the outer column bits will rise to this 17th floor? creating the first setback.
What definitely will happen though is that the wing on the right of the photo has another 7 floors to go and the wing on the left another 14 (there's a 2 in 3 chance though that the photo was taken from the wrong side though!)

What do folks think?
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Old February 18th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #212
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i played al badia golf course today and the view was quite clear
cloudy but no haze and such

bright start looked less than twice as tall as burj dubai and as we all know, as seen from festival city bright start is a few meters behind burj dubai

it must be pretty much exactly 100m now!


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also, it will be quite easier for us to do such diagrams as you did, once the first setback is visible
should be quite easy to merge a render and construction photo then!
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Old February 18th, 2006, 06:06 PM   #213
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The diagram is not correct though.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #214
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If the tower left from Burj Dubai is the tallest one of THE RESIDENCE complex with a height of 135m than Burj Dubai should be around 110m tall.

22 black squares fits into the left tower.
135m : 22 = 6,14m

18 black sqaures fits into Burj Dubai
6,14m * 18 = 110m
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Old February 18th, 2006, 09:22 PM   #215
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don't forget that the phase 1 residential towers are roughly 400m behind burj dubai
hence bd appears to be a bit taller


100m for right now is very exact!
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Old February 18th, 2006, 10:05 PM   #216
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That's a sweet comparison, Google . Tom_Green's is a neat way of looking at it as well but one has to remember the depth involved. Even if the perspective is not quite correct for Tom's drawing, that's alright because at this point everyone's going to be a bit off. That's definitely no reason to speak down on anyone because I too, could not do a better job at this point. Anyone doing some of these montages should be thanked for taking the time for everyone else on the forum to understand the surrounding areas better, so, Thanks!

Yeah, DL is right... It seems like the BD is very close now to the tops of the Residences. Bright Start looks soaring as well! Thanks for the pic of that.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #217
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Small size, big success
Peter McCann's low-to-the-ground replica buildings help projects' sales hit new heights
Feb. 18, 2006. 01:00 AM
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Peter McCann may be Ontario's busiest builder.

Many of Toronto's condominiums, plus some of the world's most impressive buildings, are first built in McCann's third-floor shop on Toronto's Niagara St., near King and Bathurst Sts.

He builds some of the world's tallest and most notable buildings — on a one-100th scale — before they rise full-scale on their permanent sites.

McCann and his 25 employees create many of those architectural scale models you'll find in sales offices at new condominium projects. They give consumers a sense of what the final product will look like and, in some cases, how it will fit into its new neighbourhood.

Jim Ritchie, vice-president of marketing at Tridel Corp., says scale models can be a powerful tool when selling condos, particularly if a building has a lot of architectural features.

"It helps the condo buyer see what they are getting. They don't have to tax their imaginations as much if there's a realistic model there to show them what the finished product looks like, and where their suite is in relation to the building or the neighbourhood. We rarely do a project without one of Peter's scale models," says Ritchie.

But more than residential towers are born in McCann's shop. Architects from across North America use his models to depict what their design creations will eventually look like.

Frank Gehry commissioned McCann to create a scale model of his $500-million addition to the Art Gallery of Ontario. It was on display at city hall and has now moved over to the AGO.

Theatres, hospitals, trade centres, university buildings, shopping malls, office buildings, hotels and highrise condos around the world all first took shape on Niagara St.

Duke University in Durham, N.C. hosts a Peter McCann museum of sorts. He created scale models for many new buildings on the huge campus, and they're all still on display in the administration building.

Creating architectural scale models has come a long way since McCann first got involved in the business in 1980. Balsam wood and a sharp knife were the principal ingredients of the trade back then.

Today, the artists in McCann's shop use computer-controlled laser cutters, drills, routers, vacuums, etc. to shape and carve acrylics, plastics, composites, woods and metal castings into exact replicas of what the architects have designed for the developer.

Of course there's still lots of hand fine-tuning that goes into a building, such as twisting thin metal wires into tiny trees to create the authentic-looking extensive landscaping a project requires.

Many of the models are not only created through computer-design programs, but also have computers inside to control the lighting.

PMAMI (Peter McCann Architectural Models Inc.) is also a busy auto manufacturer. Buying miniature cars for the roads and parking lots around an architectural model often doesn't work because the scale isn't right — so McCann crafts his own.

He has models standing all over the world, but the biggest lives in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Robert Booth, the urban planner who once headed up construction for Concord Adex at CityPlace on Toronto's waterfront railway lands, is now the head of construction at Emaar Properties in Dubai. He is running the world's largest construction project: the $20-billion development of Burj Dubai, a community of 30,000 highrise condo suites surrounding a massive shopping mall.

To depict the huge housing project, which will include the tallest building in the world, Booth turned to his old friends in Toronto to create a model.

"It's the biggest scale model we've ever done," says McCann. "It took us eight months to build it and the model is 34 feet in diameter."

It was built in Toronto, disassembled, and then shipped to Dubai and reassembled. It has six condominium towers ringing the shopping mall and the principal residential tower/Armani Hotel, which will be nearly 760 metres high. (The CN Tower is only 553.2 metres.) The residential tower in McCann's model stands 8 metres.


McCann and six employees spent two weeks in Dubai's 44C temperatures re-assembling the $750,000 model, which includes thousands of scale-model palm trees. They had a local 40-man crew to assist them.

Booth was familiar with McCann's work because he had him create another large neighbourhood model to depict Concord Adex's vision of CityPlace, next to the Rogers Centre. That project will cover 18 hectares and include 5,000 residences.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 12:10 AM   #218
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don't forget that the phase 1 residential towers are roughly 400m behind burj dubai
hence bd appears to be a bit taller


100m for right now is very exact!
I thought about the depth differences, too.
The webcam is on the Grand Hyatt, i think.
How far is the building away ? Over 6km?
And the location of the webcam is already around 40m - 50m over the ground.
This 2 things reduce the dept problem.

But i would be much happier if they put height signs on the building.

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Old February 19th, 2006, 12:37 AM   #219
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Ah ok. Didn't want to start anything, but it's nice that everyoone is doing what they can to further discussion. It's much more fun to watch this great tower rise when everyone is kind on the forums.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 08:18 AM   #220
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Thanks for that comparison picture googlepeakoil.
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