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Old March 28th, 2006, 07:12 PM   #201
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That's where I think the construction currently is.

There are three parts : core, the 3 three-parted wings, and the 3 nosecones.

At the moment, the third part of one of the wings has stopped being grown since as the nosecone stops here, I beleive the construction type will change from a rigid walled structure to a pillar one, replacing the retreating nosecone.

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Old March 28th, 2006, 07:45 PM   #202
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he (dazz) is still around
Where is Duboy?

Remember he said he worked directly on the project, but he is not anywhere on the BD threads also?
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Old March 29th, 2006, 12:33 AM   #203
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I am totally amazed at how fast this is going up
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Old March 29th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #204
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what colour do you think the glass will be?? by this, will it by a light coloured glass like in the renders or dark or what?
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Old March 29th, 2006, 01:44 AM   #205
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When will they start doing the exteior?
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Old March 29th, 2006, 03:37 AM   #206
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the core is at lev37 now, which is 137m high

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Old March 29th, 2006, 03:46 AM   #207
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arual ink-
im trying to work something out?
if your render shows the core at lev37/137m then you have Burj Dubai at 825m tall.
or if you have burjD at 705m, the core is too low at 116m
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Old March 29th, 2006, 05:58 AM   #208
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wow, at 137 meters high, it looks so huge !!!!
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Old March 29th, 2006, 09:52 AM   #209
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That render has been obsolete for quite a while :P
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Old March 29th, 2006, 10:05 AM   #210
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there building it so fast, how do you know its strong enough hold the load
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Old March 29th, 2006, 11:12 AM   #211
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Burj Duboy: I think you're right. That's what I was saying when posting my version of the update diagram.


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I agree that the removal of the formwork on the right side of the building does seem to indicate that we have reached the first setback. But isn´t the first setback supposed to occur on the 18th floor (maintenance floor) of the outermost section (the one with the rounded columns)? If so, could the removal of the formwork have another explanation? Maybe as the slabs have catched up with the concrete walls they don´t need a hanging formwork anymore. Maybe from now on they will use a different type of formwork using the slabs as support. Maybe they are discontinuing the concrete walls on the last floors of that section and substituting it for thinner walls or columns or steel. Don´t know. But the first setback, where it is, doesn´t seems to be in accordance with the renderings.
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Old March 29th, 2006, 11:14 AM   #212
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Burj Duboy: I think you're right. That's the explanation I gave with my modification of the update diagram above.

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I agree that the removal of the formwork on the right side of the building does seem to indicate that we have reached the first setback. But isn´t the first setback supposed to occur on the 18th floor (maintenance floor) of the outermost section (the one with the rounded columns)? If so, could the removal of the formwork have another explanation? Maybe as the slabs have catched up with the concrete walls they don´t need a hanging formwork anymore. Maybe from now on they will use a different type of formwork using the slabs as support. Maybe they are discontinuing the concrete walls on the last floors of that section and substituting it for thinner walls or columns or steel. Don´t know. But the first setback, where it is, doesn´t seems to be in accordance with the renderings.
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Old March 29th, 2006, 11:31 AM   #213
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Hi matt_sbs,

An enormous amount of engineering work has gone into Burj Dubai. It’s a true testament of how far humankind has come since our humble beginnings living in caves and progressing to build rough huts made of clay and branches.

It is also a hint as to what lies instore for us in the coming decades. Technology advances exponentially, im glad im around in this era of human development.

I didnt mean to get all philosophical… I just felt inspired :P
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Old March 29th, 2006, 01:20 PM   #214
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I'm not sure of something on this... well many things... but regarding the setbacks:
1) Will the 3 wingtips all grow to at least the height of floor 18 and that will be the "first" setback, or 2) will the 3 wingtips setback before they reach floor 18.
If it's 1) then I'm guessing the wingtip will stop level with that setback.
When viewed from above the setbacks spiral clockwise - one every 10 floors or so. Therefore 180 floors = 18 setbacks, or 6 per wing. There's 4 stages per wing so the last 2 setbacks occur in the core itself (which makes sense looking at the render)...

as the first setback is around floor 17 that makes for about 197 "floors" (although the setbacks in the core will make the floor area of the top 30 floors very small) maybe only about 5-7m wide - and more of a spire than a usable floor - hence about 170-180 "actual" occupied floors imho...

does that sound about right folks?
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Old March 29th, 2006, 01:26 PM   #215
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We want facadeeee! We want it!
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Old March 29th, 2006, 01:35 PM   #216
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It'll be ages before we see any facade
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Old March 29th, 2006, 03:50 PM   #217
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idea:

If the ends of the wings of the building are to look the same regardless of setbacks, then the outer edge of the wings would have to be built in the same way all the way up.

this implies that regardless of how many setbacks, the outer most structure should be the nosecones all the way up. Where it is apparently setback now would have nose cones built on top until the next setback if this is true, and the current nose cones would only go as high as the apparent setback.






....or we could all leave it a month and see
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Old March 29th, 2006, 03:51 PM   #218
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Looks like they have done some cross-bracing on the wingtips
near the lower floors, from the most recent photos.

I also think that the wingtips will setback at the same level that the
wings set back (at every setback). There will always be wingtips on the wings for every floor which has a wing. It helps to maximize the views
using the columns at the end of each wing.

This will be cool to watch.

Anybody have any idea how the podium is doing? I can't wait to see the
podium rise above ground level....
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Old March 29th, 2006, 04:14 PM   #219
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arual ink-
im trying to work something out?
if your render shows the core at lev37/137m then you have Burj Dubai at 825m tall.
or if you have burjD at 705m, the core is too low at 116m
I can't really vouch for the accuracy of the diagram I used to make my render as I just grabbed one off the previous page. I only envisioned the render to be a rough estimate of what we are seeing. However, I do think that it is close to what we see now. I have the core at approx. 17 levels above the first setback, as it is in the picture you posted above.
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Old March 29th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #220
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I didn't think the burj dubai had more sq footage than the sears tower. Is this right?

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