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Old March 19th, 2010, 03:57 PM   #621
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19/March/2010

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Old April 10th, 2010, 03:47 AM   #622
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Meanwhile, the protection scaffolding gets removed... and as suspected, there's a square roof part instead of a pyramidal one.
AltinD has reckonned a wind turbine in the Dubai section thread: that could be a reason for the change.

31/March/2010, from Burj Khalifa-Gigapano by Gerald D.:

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Old April 10th, 2010, 05:36 AM   #623
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Is it topped out then?

I liked the pyramid top better. Though the wind turbine could be interesting.
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Old April 10th, 2010, 07:57 PM   #624
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they will still build the pyramid on top, just not out of concrete
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Old April 10th, 2010, 08:14 PM   #625
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Meanwhile, the protection scaffolding gets removed... and as suspected, there's a square roof part instead of a pyramidal one.

AltinD has reckonned a wind turbine in the Dubai section thread: that could be a reason for the change.

31/March/2010, from Burj Khalifa-Gigapano by Gerald D.:

[IMG]http://i43.************/jg3w4m.jpg[/IMG]

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Not a wind turbine, a 'wind tower' like this:




http://hubpages.com/hub/Wind_Tower_-...dentity_in_UAE
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Old April 11th, 2010, 11:02 PM   #626
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Oh sorry.. now I got it: this is for air conditioning, not for generation of energy. Good idea to apply this traditional technique, that might help to save energy instead.
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Old April 12th, 2010, 12:08 AM   #627
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It's just a design feature, not implementation of the technique.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 12:57 AM   #628
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No pyramid top!?! This thing just keeps getting uglier and uglier!
A stupid design to start with,
then they remove the only thing that makes it interesting, the clock,
and finally they remove the tapering top
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Old April 13th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #629
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Actually I saw today the pyramid is comming, and also something else on top
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Old April 13th, 2010, 01:36 PM   #630
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This is how I see it is happening. The part in RED has already started on the North (Emirates Towers) side, and probabaly the BLUE one as well:

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Apparently not much change in overall design afterall, apart the clock part that we have heard is not happening, but we don't know for sure.
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Old April 13th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #631
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After a further examination of this render, I believe it is very well possible, so please ignore the GREEN and BLUE parts of the image above

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Old April 15th, 2010, 12:24 AM   #632
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so again the old question is up; do u still think there will be no clock?!
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Old April 16th, 2010, 09:07 PM   #633
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I don't think so. There are floor lines over the spot where the clock was supposed to be.
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Old April 17th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #634
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17/April/2010

SZR, Khalid Al Attar and Al Yaquob Tower

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Old April 17th, 2010, 07:38 PM   #635
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Imre, I am really really happy that you are back!!
trust me, its been written alot, this site is alot different with out you!!!
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Old April 18th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #636
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Fine... here's the first part of the pyramidal crown (red lines in Altins posting #630), formed by a steel grid. Suddenly Al Yaqoub Tower looks much better! Btw. on top, construction of second part also has started, as it seems.
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Old April 18th, 2010, 01:25 AM   #637
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It is very similar to the clock tower (better they recognize as big ben)
well, at least for me
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 10:54 AM   #638
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03/May/2010

Al Yaquob Tower

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Old May 3rd, 2010, 11:20 AM   #639
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very ugly tower
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Old May 3rd, 2010, 01:01 PM   #640
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awesome update. Thank you Imre
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