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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:09 PM   #361
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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:12 PM   #362
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This guy's great flo. Flick back 2 pages and you'll he's a great laugh, he kept me entertained yesterday
@babel guy - and you've been smoking what???
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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #363
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god i remember looking at this site when it was still a hole in the ground...and now...what is it, like 40+ stories??
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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:22 PM   #364
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u mean this hole? taken by me on Jan 1, 2005

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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:29 PM   #365
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u mean this hole? taken by me on Jan 1, 2005

something like that! I remember a few aerial shots early 2005, i could not believe that it was already under construction!
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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:39 PM   #366
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At this pace, we can expect it to be real close to 100 floors by around this time next year I suppose
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Old April 6th, 2006, 12:08 AM   #367
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Thanks so much for these new updates! It's interesting seeing the unique areas of the building appear, such as the wing core walls on 16-18F, the double-height area of the nose cone cores around 5-6F, and as previously stated, where the first setback is reinforced to take additional loading.

Sorry for feeding the troll but it show's he's banned now so thank you.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 12:48 AM   #368
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Once this building really starts getting up there in floors, I would be curious to know how long it would take a worker to get from the bottom to the top using all the temp. lifts they have set up, cause they obviously can't do it in one run.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 03:47 AM   #369
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I only realised now how much the new design resembles Wright's original proposal for a mile high tower. I know the burj is only half the height but still, I think it pays hommage pretty well to these old proposals:



I'm liking the new design more and more now. I thought the spire was too much before but this makes it a real superscraper, just as how they were imagined in the past
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Old April 6th, 2006, 04:48 AM   #370
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^ yes thats why i posted it a while back. FranklWright was ahead of his time.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 10:29 AM   #371
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This was discussed before.

The outer section of the wings, regardless of the setback, will be constructed diferently from the solid curtain wall core. If you see, what you call as corners, are with column.

When there is a setback on the wing, there will be a setback on the wing's core as well, allowing that the outer section to be build with column, instead of a solid wall, offering un-obstracted views all around.
Yes thanks, stupid I didn't think about that myself.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:01 PM   #372
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I love how just 2 years ago, everyone was saying this will never be built, etc... Now it's on the 38th floor

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I seriously doubt that the 800m tower in Dubai will be ever build, at least within the next 15-30 years. Same applies for the russian tower. Tough I'm a skyscraper enthusiast, I can only note that those fantastic skyscrapers are just wishdreams. Economically they're one of the worst desicions a company or government can make (A tower over 450m can't be profitable).
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It would be funny if they got halfway done with construction (halfway up), and then construction just stopped! They ran out of funding, or the financier went bankrupt. And the unfinished hulking concrete frame just sat there for about 10 years, until someone else decided to fund the project. Projects this huge always seem to have some kind of snag, and I don't see this one being the exception. There is something that just does not seem right about the whole thing. As always, I'll believe it when I see it - FINISHED!!!
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I give it 1% chance of being built in the next 4 years. Load of bollocks. Do these Dubai people have money growing out their arse? Probably not. If it does ever get built I'm gonna go right to the very top and push people down the stairs.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:12 PM   #373
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I love how the quote in your signature, complements perfectly the other quotes above, in the post.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 06:12 PM   #374
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Old April 6th, 2006, 07:33 PM   #375
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Old April 6th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #376
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dennis' statement is still the perfect classic to sum it all up..
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Old April 6th, 2006, 08:23 PM   #377
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Fits nicely under all those quotes doesn't it
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Old April 6th, 2006, 08:26 PM   #378
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Sure it does.
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Old April 6th, 2006, 10:19 PM   #379
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dubaiflo, hast du auch nicht mal gesagt das nur Dubai einen 1000m wolkenkratzer bauen kann
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Old April 6th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #380
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Rofl, perfect quote supplement.
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