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Old June 5th, 2007, 12:09 AM   #2141
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Cool they have glass on level 21
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Old June 5th, 2007, 12:32 AM   #2142
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There are now 3 levels with glass on them. One of them is the old testing glass, but it looks like it won't be removed. As far as looks is concerned, it appears to be identical to the new glass.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 12:42 AM   #2143
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Old June 5th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #2144
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There are now 3 levels with glass on them. One of them is the old testing glass, but it looks like it won't be removed. As far as looks is concerned, it appears to be identical to the new glass.
I mentioned before that I thought this glass looks more like a plastic "wall" than real window glass. Is this the final glass that will be on the building? Maybe I was expecting the it to be shinier. Also with the shot so close I thought you would be able to see partly through it.

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Old June 5th, 2007, 12:55 AM   #2145
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this thread is writing history guys!
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Old June 5th, 2007, 12:59 AM   #2146
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great photos. the cladding brings whole new dimension to BD.
graham- ive scaled the spire diagrams a few times now and i get approx 1.8m-2m diametre. it wont be any larger.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 01:02 AM   #2147
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I mentioned before that I thought this glass looks more like a plastic "wall" than real window glass. Is this the final glass that will be on the building? Maybe I was expecting the it to be shinier. Also with the shot so close I thought you would be able to see partly through it.
Yes, it is the final glass.

It's dusty, which cuts down on the shininess, also cameras don't capture shininess that well.

And if you look closely there are places you can see through it if it is at just the right angle. There is mirror finish to mostly cut that out though.

Anyway, it doesn't look like plastic to me, but different people perceive things differently. It is definitely glass though regardless of how it looks.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 01:07 AM   #2148
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great photos. the cladding brings whole new dimension to BD.
graham- ive scaled the spire diagrams a few times now and i get approx 1.8m-2m diametre. it wont be any larger.
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it couldn't be any thicker it's to damn small up there
just an update on what's left
271m= 889ft left till 739m roof
340m= 1,115ft left till tip of the spire
please note these are plans for the 808m figure
271m= 889ft left till 739m roof
233m= 764ft till highest occupied floor level
350m= 1148ft till tip of the 818m spire
note these are for the 818m figure
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Old June 5th, 2007, 01:12 AM   #2149
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I still find it strange that the panels on the corners are wider than other panels. That kinda bothers me.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 01:24 AM   #2150
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Yes, it is the final glass.

It's dusty, which cuts down on the shininess, also cameras don't capture shininess that well.

And if you look closely there are places you can see through it if it is at just the right angle. There is mirror finish to mostly cut that out though.

Anyway, it doesn't look like plastic to me, but different people perceive things differently. It is definitely glass though regardless of how it looks.

Yeah, I guess the glass will get dusty if they have been up there for a while. I think when they get a broader set of window panels and clean them up it will look much better.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #2151
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A comparison update:





Why are the wings on the right side progressing so much slower than everything else? The wing that includes the 3rd mech floor only increased by like 10 floors in the last 4 months.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #2152
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I still find it strange that the panels on the corners are wider than other panels. That kinda bothers me.
It's inevitable. The nose cones are different sizes after each setback, so you can't just choose a width that will line up perfectly for each different one. I'm certain that once they have more rows done it won't be as noticeable.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 01:45 AM   #2153
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Why are the wings on the right side progressing so much slower than everything else? The wing that includes the 3rd mech floor only increased by like 10 floors in the last 4 months.
What a rise in just some more than two months!! Many thanks MetalliTool. Those mechanical floors took them around 2,5 months to construct 3 floors. Thats really slow. Core needs some 1,5-2 months to pass the mech floors.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 03:21 AM   #2154
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Old June 5th, 2007, 03:28 AM   #2155
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great job. but that's way over 800m+ more like 950m+and the you put the concrete part pass 650m
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Old June 5th, 2007, 03:35 AM   #2156
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A night pic taken a couple of hours ago from my room. Sorry about the scaffolding!

June 5, 2007 2.30 am:
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Old June 5th, 2007, 03:46 AM   #2157
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The last one was awesome.. I like the way it looks.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 03:46 AM   #2158
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from your room? OMFG you lucky ^#@*$^@!!!!!!!

amazing!
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Old June 5th, 2007, 03:53 AM   #2159
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FROM his ROOM?? OMG i didnt read that.. Lucky boy. hehe
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Old June 5th, 2007, 04:02 AM   #2160
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I posted these earlier pics in the UAE forum:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=693

Unfortunately, I'm only in Dubai for a few weeks each year so there are huge gaps in shots. I'll take some pics while I'm here for the next 3 weeks.
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