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Old August 13th, 2006, 09:24 PM   #481
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3000 feet = 914.4 meters
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Old August 14th, 2006, 12:31 AM   #482
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13/08/2006

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Old August 14th, 2006, 12:42 AM   #483
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It's like "The Illinois Jr."
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Old August 14th, 2006, 12:56 AM   #484
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Credits to DubaiDon on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/).

Uploaded today (and looks very recent), from Dusit Dubai building:



Sorry for it's big size, but it's necessary to see the details of this massive construction site.

In front (black buildings) Burj Dubai Business Hub.
On the left the massive Dubai Mall, and behind this also the massive Burj Dubai Lake Hotel (on 7th story, and the last one of it's characteristic podium with its setbacks).
In the middle Old Town Island, and the mighty Burj Dubai.
Behind those, Old Town, South Ridge and The Residences Phase 1 (Phase 2 behind Burj).

More (big!!! ) images at DubaiDon's Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dubaidon/ (thank you DubaiDon! )

In this panoramic (medium size) you can see Dubai Mall Hotel on the left (around 11th story):



Original: http://static.flickr.com/88/213821020_f4cb098599_o.jpg

A REMINDER: BURJ DUBAI IS STILL UNDER 30% OF IT'S FULL HEIGHT (I think now it is 3.5*62 = 217 m, that is 27 % of 808m - final height not official, only a guess - )
Thanks for giving us a photo of how the whole construction sight is coming along. Who ever starts the next BD Tread, if you can post a photo of the BD Site Model to show people how big this entire construction project is; that would be much appreciated !
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Old August 14th, 2006, 12:59 AM   #485
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[QUOTE=AltinD]13/08/2006 Picture

AltinD, your pictures always capture the majesty of this building. Do you make special trips to bring us these photos, or do you pass by the construction site when going to work or visiting family?

Thanks for the photos.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 02:11 AM   #486
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great shots.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #487
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An advertisement that appeared today (Sunday Aug 13th, 2006) in the Pakistani english daily, DAWN (http://epaper.dawn.com):




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Old August 14th, 2006, 08:14 AM   #488
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Does anyone else think it looks like this building is tapering out way too fast to ever be 800+ metres? If its around 250 metres now it looks about 1/4 of the original floor size.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 08:17 AM   #489
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Nah that's only the core.

But one question I'd like to ask is, where does Dubai get all the office space demand from?
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Old August 14th, 2006, 10:18 AM   #490
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some of us are lucky to drive past everyday on the way to work.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 10:29 AM   #491
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Yeah i know how that feels "Pass by there everyday". How many elevators will this building have going from floor one to top floor?
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Old August 14th, 2006, 12:46 PM   #492
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AltinD ... Do you make special trips to bring us these photos, or do you pass by the construction site when going to work or visiting family?

Thanks for the photos.
I do pass by daily on the way to and from work, but the updates I take are all on special trips in my weekends.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 12:53 PM   #493
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Nah that's only the core.

But one question I'd like to ask is, where does Dubai get all the office space demand from?
Once again, this is NOT an office building. Office space it should not be more then 20% of the overall floor space.

The first 120 floors are Hotel and Condos.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 02:02 PM   #494
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I Don't like this old Render, the spire is a lot to high.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 02:26 PM   #495
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Nah that's only the core.

But one question I'd like to ask is, where does Dubai get all the office space demand from?
Great question. Ive been wondering too but felt to stupid to ask.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 03:03 PM   #496
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Most of the buildings will be empty for years.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 03:41 PM   #497
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Once again, this is NOT an office building. Office space it should not be more then 20% of the overall floor space.

The first 120 floors are Hotel and Condos.
Well I was asking about Dubai in general, not only this amazing tower. Don't think anybody can deny they're building quite a lot eh?
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Old August 14th, 2006, 04:22 PM   #498
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there building alot of office and residential to secure the future of Dubai as a mega city!
always plan ahead and they will come.
oh, its time for thread no 18!
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Old August 14th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #499
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Quote:
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I Don't like this old Render, the spire is a lot to high.
it is an older one.

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Most of the buildings will be empty for years.

mr expert is speaking... if u come up with such a statement, give us some reasons.

there are none in fact. demand is incredible.
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Old August 14th, 2006, 05:15 PM   #500
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mr expert is speaking... if u come up with such a statement, give us some reasons.

there are none in fact. demand is incredible.[/QUOTE]

Arch could be on to something. I know I plan to watch EMAAR's earnings annoucements over the next couple of years to see if profits remain healthy.

While I don't worry as much about hotel and residential space, the commercial space could prove problematic. Historically, very large commercial spaces have difficulty reaching their planned occupancy rates. I recall reading that Taipei 101 is well below its planned occupancy. Shanghai World Financial Center's construction was halted during the Asian financial crisis because of slackening demand. NY's WTC towers had very low occupancy rates initially.

Fortunatley for Dubai, there does seem to be a lot of untapped demand for class A office space within the Arab region. Dubai, being business friendly and culturally progressive, is in a perfect position to take advantage of this. Still, supply will eventually catch up to demand, possibly in 2008/2009 when so many of Dubai's buildings will reach completion. The later buildings may have low occupancy rates initially. I hope that I am wrong because I would really like to see the Waterfront project built on time.
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