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Old June 1st, 2007, 01:58 AM   #1981
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that's if you include the actual spire
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Old June 1st, 2007, 02:16 AM   #1982
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So another supertall to go
It still has to beat the CN tower to be the tallest building, in my book.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 02:22 AM   #1983
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it's not a building
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Old June 1st, 2007, 02:48 AM   #1984
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It still has to beat the CN tower to be the tallest building, in my book.
Let's just say it still has to beat the CN Tower.

I'm starting to wonder why the cladding does not continue to go up.
How long does it take for a small ship to go from China to Dubai??
I'm guessing 4 days at the most.
They could even hire some cigarette boats just to keep things rolling. lol.
I'm confused and bewildered.

And the winglets on the low wing....?? are they mixing the concrete up in buckets and applying with a trowel?
I think not because they would have had more progress if they did.
Don't mind me, I'm just cranky, impatient, and getting old. lol

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Old June 1st, 2007, 03:35 AM   #1985
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I'm starting to wonder why the cladding does not continue to go up.
How long does it take for a small ship to go from China to Dubai??
I'm guessing 4 days at the most.
They could even hire some cigarette boats just to keep things rolloing. lol.
I'm confused and bewildered.
Not to repeat myself, but it's been about a week since we saw pictures of the area where they were last putting up more cladding (they had 4 pieces up, in the triangular section between the wings, on the same side as the old test pieces from April). You can see them in Imre's second to last update, but we have had no chance to see if they have continued putting it up on that side since then.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 03:39 AM   #1986
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whats that for a cablecar imre?
coz if u look hard enough in the distance u can see a future world's tallest building
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Old June 1st, 2007, 03:40 AM   #1987
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can anyone get a pic of the side Hollie Maea talking about, by the way Hollie Maea i know were exactly your talking about
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Old June 1st, 2007, 05:25 AM   #1988
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we need webcams!
one for each wing.
webcams that work lol.
webcams webcams webcams WEBCAMS WEBCAMS. hehe

did I say webcams?
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Old June 1st, 2007, 05:28 AM   #1989
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Burj reaches for the skies


With the completion of its 130th floor yesterday, the Burj Dubai became the second tallest structure in the world.

The skyscraper, situated off Sheikh Zayed Road in the Dh73 billion Downtown Dubai complex, is now 468.1 metres tall – 16 metres higher than the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

And the building is just 40.9 metres short of the world’s tallest building – the Taipei 101 Tower which stands at 509 metres.

When completed at the end of 2008, Burj Dubai will be the tallest building in the world in all four categories recognised by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which compiles and ranks the world’s tallest buildings.

The CTBUH, which will hold its Eighth World Congress in Dubai in March 2008, ranks buildings on the basis of spire height, the highest occupied floor, roof height and pinnacle height.

Antony Wood, CTBUH executive director, said he comes across proposals every few weeks for the next building touted to be the world’s tallest, but many of these do not even go further than the conception stage.

“It doesn’t get more exciting than this. This is not just somebody saying they are going to do it; it’s physically there for everybody to see,” he said.

“We are basing our congress in Dubai next year and one key factor is the Burj Dubai will be more-or-less structurally topped out by then.” But Wood pointed out that for the Burj Dubai to be recognised as the world’s tallest building it would have to be structurally topped out, reach its structural height, have all its cladding on and, most important of all, be open for business.“It will have to be inhabited,” he stressed.

The construction of 130 levels was completed in 1,226 days since excavation work started in January, 2004.

Ten cranes and the world’s fastest high-capacity construction hoists – with a speed of up to 2m/sec – are used to move men and materials.

Mohamed Ali Alabbar, chairman, Emaar Properties, the company behind the tower, said: “Burj Dubai is approaching its top-out and construction work has entered a new realm in engineering technology that has no parallels anywhere in the world.

“From now on, every new level and every metre on Burj Dubai will be the culminating steps in building an architectural and engineering marvel that reiterates Dubai’s global capabilities.” Burj Dubai will be a mixeduse tower with residences, offices, retail spaces and a hotel.


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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:05 AM   #1990
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It's only got 174 feet to go to tie T101 right? I'll bet they get it done in June.
Within the next 4 weeks? Yeah, right.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:19 AM   #1991
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Car park?

"There will be a car park underneath the Burj Dubai with a capacity of 3,000 cars"

???

A carpark? I thought underneath the Burj D. there's only a solid concrete base with lots of huge pipes/bars extending deeply into the ground. Does anyone have a drawing / design / photograph of this car park?
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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:28 AM   #1992
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"There will be a car park underneath the Burj Dubai with a capacity of 3,000 cars"

???

A carpark? I thought underneath the Burj D. there's only a solid concrete base with lots of huge pipes/bars extending deeply into the ground. Does anyone have a drawing / design / photograph of this car park?

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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:31 AM   #1993
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it's not a building

Yes it damn well is. It is a built thing. Even if it beats Taipei 101 it beats NO record to speak of. It still has to beat Sears antennas which are a huge presence on the top. Then it has to surpass the mighty CN. Taipei nothing.


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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:37 AM   #1994
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Nice diagram. Too bad the info of skyscrapers´ heights are wrong...
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Old June 1st, 2007, 07:57 AM   #1995
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im very curious about the workers condition when the tower reach high more than 750meters...
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Old June 1st, 2007, 08:04 AM   #1996
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now it has 100 pages
any news about the final height?
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Old June 1st, 2007, 08:31 AM   #1997
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Within the next 4 weeks? Yeah, right.
40 meters to go. That's about ten floors. I'd say more like ten weeks, not four.

So I agree, yeah right.
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Old June 1st, 2007, 08:32 AM   #1998
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....And.... I think they really need to get cracking on the cladding.


(That didn't really add to the thread, I just wanted to get the 2000th post. )
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Old June 1st, 2007, 10:02 AM   #1999
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There you go from page 89 a pic of the cladding in the centre triangular section
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He's obviously talking about an update pic.
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