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Old March 1st, 2006, 07:40 AM   #341
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OMG, Dubai's like the new Manhatten!!!!!

I wud love to visit Dubai in the future
Hey....another Adelaidean? It's a small world. I went to Dubai a few weeks ago and it was pretty amazing. Quite different to what I expected though...there is a lot of open space and it doesn't really feel like a big city, despite all the tall buildings. There just don't seem to be enough people for all the buildings...at times it feels like a bit of a ghost town. It's definitely worth visiting though if you get the chance.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 01:35 PM   #342
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I wonder what the value of the property is around Dubai...most of it is undeveloped with no infrastructure..and it's desert. But it will soar incredibly in the next few years.
You seams to have alot of missconceptions and wrong observation and comparision logics.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 02:55 PM   #343
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agree.

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Is this structural height confirmed and official?
no and he is talking BS.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 05:01 PM   #344
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Hay everyone,

My uncle has recently bought 2 houses in the Burj Dubai Tower...
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Old March 1st, 2006, 05:04 PM   #345
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that's great news Daniel. We will talk about it tonight when we're footballtraining

btw, your uncle is very smart, the prices of the Burj Dubai appartments are rising even faster than the Burj
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Old March 1st, 2006, 06:59 PM   #346
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Must say the aerial shots were amazing - I remember a blurry one from 2005 when it was not much more than a hole in the ground. But these were in focus and everything - is there larger versions of these - most of the other pics have been 1000pixels+.
And, yes, I'm sure the top would be out of frame on many of those pics when the Burj is finished - and if the photo was taken from the same angle.

Looking at the render that was posted. The flat patterned roof around the 1st floor level (on the left of the render) is obviously the roof of the carpark (one of the sides facing away from the lake). It would thus appear that the carpark won't be getting any taller - which is a good thing.
A lot of the skyscrapers are just partially spoiled IMHO by having these multistorey carparks at the back of them! They would be even more obvious when any parallel road is built beside Sheik Zayed Rd. I would prefer more underground carparking for these... but I guess with the slab foundations they use it's hard to have a underground carpark!
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Old March 1st, 2006, 07:11 PM   #347
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Regarding the carpark... it looks like it's that big flat area you can see on the left of post number 325. I'm sure a lot of you had probably worked that out - but it wasn't clear from the render what it was.
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Old March 1st, 2006, 07:21 PM   #348
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Welcome Back Slurms!

It has been a long time since the last time you posted here. People here were giving you a hard time, but I am not sure why.

Good to have you here again.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 05:38 AM   #349
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It has been a long time since the last time you posted here. People here were giving you a hard time, but I am not sure why.

Good to have you here again.
Thanks Darth Shemp....yeah I've just been really busy with work and travel, but I've been keeping an eye on this thread. Dubai is certainly an amazing place and it's good to see the Burj is really starting to get big.

The discussion about the nose columns was interesting. Essentially, people need to differentiate between those structural elements whose primary function is vertical load resisting and lateral load resisting. The 'core' of the building (which is most of the footprint) would be much more heavily stressed under lateral loads than vertical loads. Whereas the nose columns would attract almost no lateral load due to a very low relative lateral stiffness compared with the 'core'. A long thin shape will have a much higher stiffness (in the long direction) than a circular shape of equal area.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 05:57 AM   #350
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Wow, thanks for that explanation. That makes alot of sense since such a tall building....well any relatively tall building will need to cope with high winds. We really don't see wind in the pictures even though it's there. Thanks again for that explanation.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 10:40 AM   #351
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This is one amazing tower.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 10:44 AM   #352
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Oh! MY gosh!!! I was stunned by this massive building.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 06:58 PM   #353
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I visit Dubai in two day, it is possible to visit Burj Dubai¿¿¿¿
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 07:00 PM   #354
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I visit Dubai in two day , it is possible to visit Burj Dubai¿¿¿¿
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 07:37 PM   #355
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yes, you can either contact the sales centre of rent a land rover and try to drive into the site.
but you will see it from the surrounding roads as well, it is big enough
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 07:57 PM   #356
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Old March 3rd, 2006, 02:35 AM   #357
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Floor to Floor Height

I noticed from Altin's photo's that the 16th, 17th, & 18th Floor are either going to have very tall ceilings. Or they are going to use that extra space to hide a lot of Mechanical stuff. This isn't any big deal, just something I was surprized to see.

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Old March 4th, 2006, 07:09 AM   #358
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I opened the construction updates section today, and this thread was nowhere on the first page
therefore, I posted this message to get it to the front page again
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Old March 4th, 2006, 08:32 AM   #359
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I want to see some updates
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Old March 4th, 2006, 12:17 PM   #360
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The last ones were only a week ago.
If you really can't wait then check out the webcam
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