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Old July 28th, 2006, 05:40 AM   #101
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Are the construction crews working night and day to finish this project? I'm stunned and completly amazed on how fast this super tall structure is going up! Too bad the Trump Tower in Chicago is not going up as fast...
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Old July 28th, 2006, 05:43 AM   #102
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I think it's growing at 1 floor/week which is the standard speed of construction in Dubai.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 06:28 AM   #103
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It must be the angle of the photograph.But it looks like the thing is leaning.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 07:08 AM   #104
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a floor every 5 -6 days burj rises. so 5 floors per month.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 12:39 PM   #105
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It must be the angle of the photograph.But it looks like the thing is leaning.
Its lense distortion. Most of the Burj photos show the structure like its leaning. The explanation i got when i made the same remark, besides being flamed :p, was that the structure is so large that the photos suffer from lense distortion. Which makes sense. Then again i aint a science wiz
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Old July 28th, 2006, 01:13 PM   #106
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Oh! Gosh!! How tall is the tower up to now???
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Old July 28th, 2006, 01:18 PM   #107
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no photos for a week or so. last week it was up to lev56/216m. i guess now lev57/220m?
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Old July 28th, 2006, 04:13 PM   #108
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Old July 29th, 2006, 02:06 AM   #109
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I am dying to see an update.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 02:28 AM   #110
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I am so happy for Dubi! It's about darn time developers design and even construct a building above 2,000 feet. Dubi after all of the construction nears it's completion is going to be a very gorgious city. I can't wait till the US gets totaly past the whole terrorist thing and once again aptempts to reach for the sky's with it's arcitecture.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 02:44 AM   #111
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I am dying to see an update.
there was an update yesterday..look at page before this
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Old July 29th, 2006, 05:04 AM   #112
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the burj dubai reminds me of the tower of babel. i hope those koreans know what they're doing in building a 2600ft building.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 06:09 AM   #113
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the burj dubai reminds me of the tower of babel. i hope those koreans know what they're doing in building a 2600ft building.
It was designed by the venerable AMERICAN firm, SOM. Actually, most supertalls are designed by American firms, whatever the host country:

Burj Dubai - SOM (American)
Shanghai WFC - KPF (American)
US7 - KPF (American)
2 IFC - Pelli (American)
Jin Mao - SOM (American)
Petronas - Pelli (American)
Etc.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 06:57 AM   #114
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I was referring to the contractor (samsung) that is actually building the burj dubai.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 07:11 AM   #115
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I was referring to the contractor (samsung) that is actually building the burj dubai.
Contractor is indeed Samsung but construction manager and most of his staff are American
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Old July 29th, 2006, 08:38 AM   #116
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I think it's growing at 1 floor/week which is the standard speed of construction in Dubai.
If it rises at 1 floor per week it should have been done months ago
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Old July 29th, 2006, 10:52 AM   #117
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If it rises at 1 floor per week it should have been done months ago
Sorry to say but even since the foundation was completed a year ago or so, it's only had that long to rise. 52 floors in a year and we're somewhere around 58 so unfortunately, stating that it shouldn't been done months ago, even with a very fast construction speed is impossible.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 11:32 AM   #118
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Sub-surface conditions were apparently as bad as u get anywhere in the world - piles down a huge distance, coated in stainless steel and then electrified to stop corrosion.

As for building rate, pouring a floor per week is not all that quick when u consider the hours worked per day. Probably reflects the complicated nature of design
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Old July 29th, 2006, 01:08 PM   #119
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Sub-surface conditions were apparently as bad as u get anywhere in the world - piles down a huge distance, coated in stainless steel and then electrified to stop corrosion.
I really think you mean electroplated, its a more effective way to protect things from corrosion than electrifying them!
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Old July 29th, 2006, 03:31 PM   #120
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I really think you mean electroplated, its a more effective way to protect things from corrosion than electrifying them!
Not a civil engineer so I'll bow to your superior knowledge

Anyway, whatever it was, the piles were monumentally deep, the process was incredibly time consuming and naturally expensive.

Despite the above, purchasers of development plots are still signing unconditional contracts with no geotech warranties on sites nearby
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