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Old July 23rd, 2006, 02:00 AM   #81
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burj dubai does not look like it can be over 800m by a long shot. look at the rendering and see how thick the building is supposed to be at 250m. now compare that to the rendering and see that it is as thin as a stick. unless they are going to build out as well as up, either it will not be anywhere near 800m or it is going to be a tall twig.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 02:14 AM   #82
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yes it's very thin, it is only one prestige object. it's not a building which is profitable.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 02:37 AM   #83
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Since the floor-to-ceiling height of burj dubai is fairly low, i guestimated a figure of roughly 3.8m (maybe lower). If we multiply this by the number of floors (56), we get its estimated height of approximately 213m...
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 02:33 PM   #84
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thanks for the update
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 02:44 PM   #85
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burj dubai does not look like it can be over 800m by a long shot. look at the rendering and see how thick the building is supposed to be at 250m. now compare that to the rendering and see that it is as thin as a stick. unless they are going to build out as well as up, either it will not be anywhere near 800m or it is going to be a tall twig.
the wings are gonna rise too so it wont remain as thin at 250m as it is now.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 03:01 PM   #86
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At 800m, the altitude would restrict the very foundation of the structural integrity from various reasons. Wind resistence would need to play a significant role for the building at that altitude. Goodluck to them...
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 04:01 PM   #87
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dont u think its been tested???
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 09:52 PM   #88
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What he's trying to say is there's a technological limit to how high we can build. You can't just say, "oh they tested it, no problem built it 1000m higher!" 800m is already impressive enough. There's just no point building it higher.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 11:17 PM   #89
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for a moment i thought i came into burj dubai construction thread...
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Old July 24th, 2006, 12:11 AM   #90
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dont u think its been tested???
I think it might fall apart IMHO, anyway this thread is specifically created in minds for SWFC. KEYWORD SHANGHAI ...Clearly the person who started sharing information in relation to the DUBAI's tower in this thread is a little inappropriate. simply put it, it doesnt belong here.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 12:33 AM   #91
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I can't wait for the two of these to be completed. The photos will be awesome,especially at night. Anyone want to guess as to which of the two will weight more when they are completed? Not necessarily the exact weight though.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 01:17 AM   #92
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hey guys thought i would make this

the height of the burj dubai is an estimate

can u confirm the height culwulla plz

close. BurjD is approx 216m atm.
SWFC is basically an office tower with 4m floors. BurjD is mixed use with many dif floor heights. some only 3.2m, while others nearly 5m. Average is approx 3.8m.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 01:23 AM   #93
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thanx richard

i thought the height would be between 220 - 230 but i take ur word
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Old July 24th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #94
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Old July 24th, 2006, 03:55 PM   #95
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BTW, July 24, 2006
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Old July 24th, 2006, 05:18 PM   #96
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I don't think I'd want to live or work on the top floors of Burj Dubai, especially on windy days.

SWFC is looking good so far.

I really hope they go with the circle hole at the top. The square hole version I saw a few months ago looked ugly.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 05:21 PM   #97
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im afraid its going to be the square
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Old July 24th, 2006, 06:09 PM   #98
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Definitely rectangular but not circular when circular seem like Japanese flag,
u know Japan is the most disgusting country to majority of mainland Chinese.
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Old July 24th, 2006, 06:10 PM   #99
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I like the square more than the circle, it seems to fit in more with the geometry of the building
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Old July 24th, 2006, 07:01 PM   #100
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The square is here to stay and it looks ok. I prefered the circle but then again the square fits more to pudong's skyline with all those ultra modern buildings around it.
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