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Old February 22nd, 2006, 05:21 AM   #261
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going off my monthly construction diagrams, on feb 1 BD was up to lev25, come march 1 next week, it would of reached lev30, thus 5 floors in 4 weeks. so maybe a floor every 5 days?

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Old February 22nd, 2006, 12:47 PM   #262
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Given that most of the walls appear to be about 2 feet thick there must be an amazing amount of concrete being carried / pumped up to the top of this tower and the weight of it all is going to be astronomical!
As the core rises it looks quite thin - but there are proportionally thinner concrete towers / buildings. There's a russian one that was in the news several years back because it was on fire for several days - maybe others can help me out with the name. It's about 400m? but was really a big concrete column with a restaurant at the top. I think it's still standing - but it was badlly damamged at the time. Imagine a big cocktail stick with an olive on the top and you've got the shape of the tower.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 01:51 PM   #263
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Given that most of the walls appear to be about 2 feet thick there must be an amazing amount of concrete being carried / pumped up to the top of this tower and the weight of it all is going to be astronomical!
They are a bit thicker than that! They need to be for a tower this tall.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 07:22 PM   #264
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As the core rises it looks quite thin - but there are proportionally thinner concrete towers / buildings. There's a russian one that was in the news several years back because it was on fire for several days - maybe others can help me out with the name. It's about 400m? but was really a big concrete column with a restaurant at the top. I think it's still standing - but it was badlly damamged at the time. Imagine a big cocktail stick with an olive on the top and you've got the shape of the tower.
Tse tse... you should know the second tallest freestanding structure in the world.

You mean the Ostankino Tower in Mosow.
540m tall.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 04:11 PM   #265
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They are a bit thicker than that! They need to be for a tower this tall.
I meant the walls of the 3 wings appear to be only 2 feet thick.
If you look at the photo on the right of that one I used to work out the height of the building with those pixel measurements you can see the wall is about twice the width of a human head, so I'm guessing it's about 2 feet (61cm). I imagine the ones in the "central hub" are thicker.
But, maybe as so much of the building is concrete core - ie. the wings each have their own core the walls themselves don't need to be as thick?
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 05:06 PM   #266
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The "walls" on the wings, ARE "the core".
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 06:30 PM   #267
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 06:36 PM   #268
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Looks like it is time to raise the cranes.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 09:36 PM   #269
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Here 2 pics from yesterday, the wether is really terrible today (glad these were taken yesterday)!



spot Burj the Beast!


the Burj must be at 110/120 meters right now, it's just really impressing.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 11:03 PM   #270
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to those who have seen this building live:

do you also think it looks a lot taller in the pics than in reality
whenever i stand in front of it i think it's shorter than in the pics

so, dr. dubai, how's it in dubai? awesome, isn't it?!

man, i want to go back home ..... now!!!
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 11:12 PM   #271
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 11:22 PM   #272
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What it's that thing on the right? A model, a billboard???
Anyway, thanks for the update. Central core is raising faster than the wings (I mean it looks like it taking more distance between the wings)
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Old February 24th, 2006, 02:41 AM   #273
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This is so exciting, it's really going up fast! By the way, does anybody know how high the ceilings are on the floors of the building?
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Old February 24th, 2006, 03:05 AM   #274
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This is amazing, just amazing...Dubai is trully a beautiful place and I don't think any other city is close to beating Dubai in this catergory. These new skyscrapers are amazing..Nice job guys and I can't wait until I visit Dubai!
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Old February 24th, 2006, 04:50 AM   #275
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going off my monthly construction diagrams, on feb 1 BD was up to lev25, come march 1 next week, it would of reached lev30, thus 5 floors in 4 weeks. so maybe a floor every 5 days?
So, are they working 24/7 on this or what???
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Old February 24th, 2006, 05:53 AM   #276
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^ i think so.
@uberRJ- the floors seem to be approx 3.8m high.
lookslike its reached levl 30! or 114m high.
thanks dubaiflo and dr dubai.
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Old February 24th, 2006, 06:10 AM   #277
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Old February 24th, 2006, 06:20 AM   #278
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HAHA Nice!
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Old February 24th, 2006, 06:44 AM   #279
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Old February 24th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #280
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Hope u get well as fast as the rise of Burj Dubai, Flo..
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