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Old May 1st, 2007, 04:22 PM   #301
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No, now stop going on about this! they are NOT usable floors. the last proper floor is 163 as far as i'm aware.

May 1st = 442.1m at 124 levels

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I believe you are wrong on this, in the Adrian Smith interview a few days ago, he said at least 160 occupied floors, so since we have 4 mechanicals already, at what 3 - 4 floors each, that means at least 172 floors in order to have 160 occupied.
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Well done, delphi, good point
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Old May 1st, 2007, 05:21 PM   #304
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Hmmmmm just as tall as the mighty Sears huh?? hmmmm the clock for the Sears reached the 12:00 and the clocks for Petronas twin towers are ticking 11:50

Nice arial pictures Imre Solt!! And Cullwulla thx for the diagram!!

I have bought a science magazine called the "Kijk" with an article about Superskyscrapers and the Burj Dubai was included
Go and check the site off the magazine www.Kijk.nl unfortunaly its only in dutch so sorry for the language inconvinience.

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Old May 1st, 2007, 05:24 PM   #305
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BQT Solutions goes sky-high in Dubai

The world's leading high-tech security providers have been fighting over the contract to secure what will be, when completed, the world's tallest building in Dubai.

And a Sydney-based biometrics expert, BQT Solutions, has come out on top.

The $US1 billion ($A1.21 billion) Burj Dubai skyscraper, incorporating the first Armani Hotel, with 144 suites designed by Giorgi Armani himself, will be fitted with BQT technology that wouldn't appear out of place in a science-fiction movie.

Speaking during a brief visit to home this week, Dubai-based BQT managing director John Genner said winning the contract after tough negotiations was "fantastic".

"Everything that goes up there (in Dubai) is new," Mr Genner said.

"They don't want yesterday's stuff, they want tomorrow's.

"They really did say 'Whatever the cost, this is the best of the best'."

The initial deal will have the Burj fitted out with a smart card-based system that controls access and individual financial transactions.

Tenants can make areas even more secure through the use of fingerprint, iris or face-recognition software.

Mr Genner said there was also a "big chance" that BQT's new, web-based high-security access system, which has been four years in development, could be rolled out, making the final contract worth "millions" of dollars.

BQT sold a third of its shares in November to raise $9 million for a push into the security-conscious Middle Eastern market.

At the time Mr Genner told AAP that the company would quadruple in size within 12 months.

This week he said BQT was "well on the way" to reaching that target.

While he couldn't discuss details of the company's security contracts, he said several deals, including a major military contract overseas worth $11 million, had just been finalised.

"Are we achieving what we said we'd do?" Mr Genner said.

"The answer is 110 per cent yes."

The exact height of the Burj Dubai is a closely guarded secret, but leaked reports suggest it will be 940 metres high when finished in 2009.

That's a lot of floor space in need of security.

So far, 123 floors have been completed, reaching 436 metres towards the heavens.

The skyscraper, in the heart of Dubai's prestigious new urban development area, will dwarf the current record holder - the Taipei 101 - which is 509 metres tall.

In another first, the Burj Dubai will have the world's fastest elevators, with a top speed of 64 kilometres an hour.

Which means BQT's smart cards will need to be speedy as well as smart.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Busine...es-skyhigh-in-

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Old May 1st, 2007, 05:26 PM   #306
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The Race for the Tallest Skyscraper

The race among the world's cities to build the ultimate record-busting, flat-out tallest skyscraper on the planet is fast and furious. And the obsession to build mega-structures in nosebleed territory is particularly acute in much of economically dynamic Asia and the oil-rich Middle East.

The frenzy of high-powered construction projects promises to transform 21st century skyscraper architecture in a big way. Currently, eight of the world's tallest 10 skyscrapers are in the region. And the present reigning champ among skyscrapers globally is Taiwan's Taipei 101, a structure that climbs up 509 meters or 1,671 feet.

Of course, a super-sized building boom is now raging in parts of the Middle East such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. In fact, Samsung snagged the construction work for the monstrously high Burj Dubai a tower complex slated to reach 800 meters (2,624 ft.) in height—which will easily blow by Taipei 101 when it's completed in late 2008. (It was designed by the U.S. architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The architect was Adrian Smith.)
http://www.businessweek.com/globalbi...lobal+business

"Something More Reflective"
Even lesser-known regional cities with a burning ambition to make their mark, view big, gutsy, and distinctively designed skyscrapers as potential game-changers—and are willing to offer serious incentives to get them. That's pretty much what city leaders in the South Korean port city of Busan (formerly known as Pusan) hope to accomplish with the planned 560-m. (1,837-ft.) Millennium Tower World Business Center, expected to be completed in 2010 or 2011.

This will be no bland monolith. New York-based Asymptote Architecture, which won an international design competition for the project that will spawn the tallest building in Asia, came up with a concept that features three tapered towers emerging from a powerful base foundation of floors. It offers stunning ocean and mountain views. "They were looking for something bold," says Hani Rashid, a principal architect with Asymptote. "We actually went in and tried to do something more reflective, to reset the game in terms of this tower mania…" in Asia.

Whether the Millennium Tower in Busan (a city also hoping to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games) results in a huge economic lift is uncertain. But plenty of cities in Asia are definitely willing to roll the dice, and that's sweet news for international architectural firms and general contractors alike. "The market outlook for ultra-high buildings in the region is pretty bright," says Kang Sun Jong, vice-president in charge of architectural design and consulting at Samsung.

Economy Drivers
These super-structures are about more than just civic pride. Well-executed skyscrapers can be a real economic-development driver. Consider the 452-m. (1,483-ft.) Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, built in 1998, which was the world's tallest until it was eclipsed by Taipei 101 just six years later.

The Petronas Towers "…may no longer be the tallest building in the world, but it changed Malaysia and the perception of Kuala Lumpur" worldwide, says Goh Tuan Sui, chief executive officer of property consultancy WTW Malaysia. "A world-class building can also raise the bar for other buildings in the city, be it malls, office blocks, or hotels," he adds.

When it comes to sheer scale of tall building construction activity, it's hard to match Shanghai. Since 1990, the city has erected enough high-rises to fill a big chunk of Manhattan (see BusinessWeek.com, 2/8/07, "Shanghai Rising").

The 88-story Jin Mao Tower, with its distinctive tiered pagoda design, is the tallest building in China, rising to 421 meters, or 1,380 feet, …or at least it will be until the 492-m. (1,614-ft.) Shanghai World Financial Center is completed in 2008.

Girding for Materials Shortages
So is the current wave of next-generation skyscrapers starting to bump against the limits of modern-day construction engineering and material science? Rashid, with Asymptote Architecture, doesn't think so, given new construction materials coming onstream, advances in computer-aided building design, and the increasing use of robotic technology in building. "There are new materials emerging that could replace steel," he says.

Probably the biggest challenge for general contractors at the moment is getting their hands on needed engineering and construction talent, and even some basic construction materials, in a timely fashion, given the construction boom in Asia and the Middle East. "So many projects are being undertaken at the same time that securing in-time delivery of construction materials has emerged as a challenging task," says Samsung's Kang in reference to the Burj Dubai project.

As long as city planners in Asia and the Middle East have the financial wherewithal and vision to keep pushing the limits of construction engineering, the global "edifice complex" seems sure to continue.

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Old May 1st, 2007, 05:28 PM   #307
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here's a slide show, look at the top right. it say's " 1 of 14"
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07...j/source/1.htm
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Old May 1st, 2007, 05:37 PM   #308
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wow, that is very interesting, and with great pics. thank you
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Old May 1st, 2007, 05:38 PM   #309
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Nice Adrian Thanks for posting this nice step by step building program!!
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Old May 1st, 2007, 05:42 PM   #310
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The exact height of the Burj Dubai is a closely guarded secret, but leaked reports suggest it will be 940 metres high when finished in 2009.

The skyscraper, in the heart of Dubai's prestigious new urban development area, will dwarf the current record holder - the Taipei 101 - which is 509 metres tall.

In another first, the Burj Dubai will have the world's fastest elevators, with a top speed of 64 kilometres an hour.
tnx...for the interview....just wanned to point out the height...of 940m..that contradicts...most people on this forum...
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Old May 1st, 2007, 06:48 PM   #311
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Add a 71 meter tall on top of that and you get a (controversial) figure that is not in contradiction with some people in here.

And BTW May 1st is a working day in Dubai. Will become a public holiday starting from next year.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 07:13 PM   #312
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Add a 71 meter tall on top of that and you get a (controversial) figure that is not in contradiction with some people in here.

And BTW May 1st is a working day in Dubai. Will become a public holiday starting from next year.
Yeah I know ...I personaly..agree 1011m version...
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Old May 1st, 2007, 07:53 PM   #313
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lol. and you're basing that on what? board speculation? well watever lol

im sticking with 808m.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 08:41 PM   #314
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Whatever the final roof height of the top occupiable floor ends up being is the only figure that matters really. Above a certain point it's just a radio mast anyway.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 08:41 PM   #315
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here's a slide show, look at the top right. it say's " 1 of 14"
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/07...j/source/1.htm
Thanks for posting this, very interesting!
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thanks ZZ-II, i dont like how every far distance pic the tower is leaning. i love this view but the tower is leaning
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Excellent update!
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thanks ZZ-II, i dont like how every far distance pic the tower is leaning. i love this view but the tower is leaning
Come on, man. You know better than that.
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Great updates. Keep updating..
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