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Old August 4th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #881
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After the podium is complete, I expect this to be finished fairly quickly considering that the tower narrows in the midde and they have devised a fast construction method for this tower.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 11:27 PM   #882
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I have a few questions here...

This will be 510 m heigh tower with 120 fl, right?
They're started to piling and they will start pile excavation after the piling is done or maybe sooner?
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Old August 4th, 2009, 11:49 PM   #883
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Official site says that 165 piles is completed till now...
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Old August 5th, 2009, 01:13 AM   #884
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Of how many?
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Old August 5th, 2009, 11:54 AM   #885
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after the burj dubai, this is my 2nd favorite tower in dubai... hope this one rises fast...
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Old August 5th, 2009, 05:28 PM   #886
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Amazing. It's soo good to see some work going on. Finally some piling!!
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Old August 6th, 2009, 12:46 PM   #887
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Of how many?
Of 250 I think !

But I doubt that so many piles are done till now !
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Old August 6th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #888
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Of 250 I think !

But I doubt that so many piles are done till now !
Check it out...

http://www.burjalalam.com/alalam.asp?PgID=36

Btw. I'm confused about the height a little bit...Official site says that will be 501m instead 510m...And on CULWULLA's diagram is also 501m...
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Old August 6th, 2009, 10:52 PM   #889
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Well, 501m or 510m, this will put it more or less on a par with Taipei 101. Pity, in a way, would have loved to see this tower in the 600m-650m range. In the ranks of Shanghai Tower let's say. The design is perfect for these kind of heights IMO.

Should be a very interesting build though...
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Old August 6th, 2009, 11:12 PM   #890
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Well, 501m or 510m, this will put it more or less on a par with Taipei 101. Pity, in a way, would have loved to see this tower in the 600m-650m range. In the ranks of Shanghai Tower let's say. The design is perfect for these kind of heights IMO.

Should be a very interesting build though...
Truth...It would be great if Burj Al Alam would be in the rank of Shanghai Tower...Very elegant and futuristic design...
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Old August 10th, 2009, 12:22 AM   #891
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Piling work on iconic Burj Al Alam to be completed by January 2010

Fortune Group, a leading Dubai based property developer, today announced work on the prestigious Burj Al Alam, the world's tallest commercial tower, is going ahead at a steady pace, with the piling work currently progressing satisfactorily at the construction site in Dubai's Business Bay.

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Piling work on iconic Burj Al Alam to be completed by January 2010.

* United Arab Emirates: Sunday, August 09 - 2009 at 13:36
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Middle East Foundations Group was awarded the shoring and piling contract for the Dhs4bn project that is slated to become one of the emirate's defining landmarks and an iconic addition to its skyline.

Commenting on the work progress Mr. Syed Muhammad Ali, C.E.O. of Fortune Group, said:

'Work on the tower is progressing at a steady pace. The shoring work has been completed and already over 146 of the 613 piles required for the foundation of the pioneering project have been laid. The piling work should be completed by January 2010 and we are optimistic about meeting the 2012 deadline for completing the project.'

'For the 510-metre tall edifice which will be amongst the tallest structures in the world, we have ensured the use of state-of-the-art structural techniques in shoring and piling, with best construction practices being adopted at the construction site. Around 58,000 cubic metres of concrete and 5,000 tonnes of steel will be consumed in the piling work, which will require an estimated 180,000 man-hours to complete,' added Mr Ali.

Designed by Japanese architects Nikken Sekkei to resemble a crystal flower, Burj Al Alam is an eye-catching hyperboloid skyscraper that flares out at the top and bottom and is inspired by the Arabian rose and Zen culture. It includes 74 floors of office space, a high-end, 200-room hotel - the highest hotel in the world - and 104 serviced apartments in the top 27 floors and a four-storey retail concept 'The Corporate Mall' at the base.

Its six-storey crown, where the petals of the flower separate, provides spectacular views of Business Bay Creek to the south and the Burj Dubai super-high rise tower to the north and features a restaurant, the world's highest sky garden and rooftop spa, Turkish bath, viewing deck, helipad and private club facilities. Its graceful façade, formed by six shafts that appear to be bound together at the centre, will be clad in reflective glass. Fortune Group has already sold 50% of retail space in Corporate Mall and 75% of the commercial space in the tower.

The structural and service engineers of the project are Arup Japan Ltd while the local consultants are Engineering Construction Group (ECG). US-based Parsons Brinckerhoff has been named project manager for the development.

Commenting on the growth of the group, Mr. Ali, said:

'Fortune has grown steadily over the years to become one of the leading real estate developers in the UAE. We currently have a portfolio of over Dhs12bn and our cumulative investments exceed Dhs6.5bn, with around 19 million sq ft of project area presently under various phases of development. We try to give our projects that extra edge, bringing together prime location, elegant design and superb craftsmanship. All of which add up to great value that appreciates over time.'

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Old August 10th, 2009, 12:41 AM   #892
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Great news....I was hoping this one would not be delayed too long.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 12:42 AM   #893
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Old August 10th, 2009, 12:58 AM   #894
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Hey, Parisian Girl, I found another article but almost exactly the same only on a different site. But it had some other interesting facts in it:
  • 58,000 cubic metres of concrete and 5,000 tonnes of steel will be utilized
  • Estimated 180,000 man-hours required to complete piling
  • Over 50 percent of the retail space already sold out
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Old August 10th, 2009, 03:51 AM   #895
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Hey, Parisian Girl, I found another article but almost exactly the same only on a different site. But it had some other interesting facts in it:
  • 58,000 cubic metres of concrete and 5,000 tonnes of steel will be utilized
  • Estimated 180,000 man-hours required to complete piling
  • Over 50 percent of the retail space already sold out


Cool info and pics! Thx, King of Construction

I really wonder how much money they will be happy with before main contractor is hired and construction begins??
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Thanks for the article Parisian Girl...

So 190 of 613 piles are done till now...
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Old August 12th, 2009, 12:58 AM   #897
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Thanks for the article Parisian Girl...

So 190 of 613 piles are done till now...
You're welcome This will look unreal once completed! Just imagine the views between Burj Al Alam and Burj Dubai... day or night.
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Great news....I was hoping this one would not be delayed too long.
You're not alone there! Hopefully main construction will begin some time during 2010, when piling is done.
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Developer upbeat on 2012 deadline for Burj Al Alam

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TALL TOWER: An artist's impression of the Burj Al Alam.

by Andy Sambidge on Monday, 10 August 2009

The developer behind plans to build the world's tallest commercial tower in Dubai said on Monday it was "optimistic" about completing work in 2012.

Fortune Group announced work on the Burj Al Alam in Business Bay was progressing at a steady pace.

Middle East Foundations Group was awarded the shoring and piling contract for the AED4 billion project that is slated to become one of the emirate's defining landmarks.

Commenting on the work progress, Syed Muhammad Ali, CEO of Fortune Group said: "Work on the tower is progressing at a steady pace. The shoring work has been completed and already over 146 of the 613 piles required for the foundation of the pioneering project have been laid.

"The piling work should be completed by January 2010 and we are optimistic about meeting the 2012 deadline for completing the project."

The 510-metre tall edifice will be among the tallest structures in the world and around 58,000 cubic metres of concrete and 5,000 tonnes of steel will be consumed in the piling work, which will require an estimated 180,000 man-hours to complete, added Ali.

Designed by Japanese architects Nikken Sekkei to resemble a crystal flower, Burj Al Alam is a hyperboloid skyscraper that flares out at the top and bottom and is inspired by the Arabian rose and Zen culture.

When complete, it will include 74 floors of office space, a high-end, 200-room hotel and 104 serviced apartments in the top 27 floors. There will also be a four-storey retail concept called The Corporate Mall at the base.

Fortune Group said it had already sold 50 percent of retail space in Corporate Mall and 75 percent of the commercial space in the tower.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/56433...r-burj-al-alam
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Old August 12th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #900
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let's face it, it's not going to happen...
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