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Old October 25th, 2007, 08:43 AM   #241
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After posting the above, I found someone else confirming that this is exactly the case in the UAE thread. Nothing to worry about
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Old October 25th, 2007, 05:53 PM   #242
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Nothing to worry. This is the way they purposely do. Those are the column starter bars that ll b eventually exposed out to link to the slab rebar. If there is no starter bar, how would u hold the slab from the core, rite?
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Old October 25th, 2007, 06:20 PM   #243
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Dubai is the capital city these days in highrise construction. Some of the new skyscrapers are beautiful and a few are not ... but this is a nice one in my view. It's sleek and it soars.

Since nearly all this new construction is for apartment homes I am wondering if there are so many people who can to live in these buildings? Lets face it, these are not cheap places, and these buildings are for affluent (that means RICH) apartment seekers. For example, here in North America they usually don't even start building a highrise apartment tower until a certain number - like one third or one half or even more - of the apartments are sold (usually at a discounted pre-construction price). Is this true for Dubai? If not the investors may be taking a HUGE risk if the buildings are half empty at the time they are completed.
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 01:22 PM   #244
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Old November 9th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #245
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Old November 9th, 2007, 11:00 AM   #246
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Tallest block in the world! I LOVE it! Go Dubai and the UAE!
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Old November 10th, 2007, 08:24 AM   #247
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i don't know.....i don't really like it.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #248
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stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 10:57 AM   #249
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Old November 24th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #250
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doesn't seem to be rising
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Old November 24th, 2007, 06:54 PM   #251
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yes, thought the same already
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Old November 24th, 2007, 06:59 PM   #252
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Imre, do u have any idea why it hasn't risen from the last update ?
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Old November 24th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #253
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Old November 24th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #254
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Concentrating on the podium levels ... lack of human resources and materials from the super-stretched contracting company, taking over more projects that they can actually handle.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #255
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Old December 8th, 2007, 06:02 AM   #256
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Well, one more podium level in 2 weeks... this is far better than nothing! The Torch is rising slowly, but steadily.
I think that the structural work on the podium's upper floor is about to be finished.
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Old December 8th, 2007, 06:51 AM   #257
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It's not really even that slowly. Podiums are always slow. Once they start with the "copy and paste" floors, then we can make a judgment on whether it is fast or slow.
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Old December 8th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #258
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It's not really even that slowly. Podiums are always slow. Once they start with the "copy and paste" floors, then we can make a judgment on whether it is fast or slow.
I agree. Once the podium is done I bet the floors will rise at a pace of about 1-2 a week.
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Old December 8th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #259
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Wow, what great photos! thanks for updating pictures.
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Old December 20th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #260
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