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Old July 19th, 2007, 10:22 PM   #4061
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It's starting to look heroically tall now.
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Old July 19th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #4062
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24 hours until the BIG announcment!
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Old July 19th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #4063
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just watched imres you tube on the history of worlds tallest buildings and it dont include the petronus towers , why?
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Old July 19th, 2007, 11:28 PM   #4064
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what time on saturday will it take the record?
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Old July 19th, 2007, 11:30 PM   #4065
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i don't think there's a special time for breaking the record on sunday.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 12:32 AM   #4066
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Burj Dubai skyscraper soars into record books
by David Westley on Thursday, 19 July 2007

The Burj Dubai is set to become the tallest building in the world, with some unofficial reports claiming the building overtook the Taipei 101 on Wednesday, and others that an official announcement will be made on Saturday.

Property developers Emaar are being tight lipped on the rumours and would not confirm the stories yesterday, but if confirmed, Dubai's latest icon must now be taller than 509 metres (1,671 feet), the height of Taiwan's Taipei 101.

Burj Dubai will eventually hold the record in all four categories as recognised by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, have the highest publicly accessible observation deck, and the world's fastest lift, which will shoot along at 65km/hour (40mph).

Until Emaar's official statement - expected shortly - there is still some confusion as to which record will have been broken however, with the Sears Tower, Ostankino Tower and CN Tower potentially still claiming to be tallest under various definitions of a ‘building' and ‘tower'.

What is clear is the building itself, which is now visible from across the city of Dubai, and upon completion will be possible to see from 90km away. The last official statement was released on July 15th when the tower's height was reported to be 507.3 metres (1,664.4 feet), totalling 140 completed floors.

That suggests Burj Dubai has surpassed the Petronas Twin Towers, presently the second-tallest building in the world at 452 metres (1,483 feet).

In February 2007, the Burj Dubai surpassed the Sears Tower as the building with the most floors.

The Burj Dubai is to be the centerpiece of a city within a city. The development as a whole will include 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 6.2 acres of parkland, 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and a 30 acre man-made lake. The development will cost about $20 billion.

When Emaar does make its announcement, the Burj Dubai will still not, officially, be able to take the mantle as the world's tallest building. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat will not recognise its world-record height until it is completed.

Present records:

* Building with most floors: 140 (previously World Trade Center - 110)

* Tallest skyscraper to highest occupied floor: 507.3 m (1,664.4 ft) (previously Taipei 101 - 439.2 m (1,440.9 ft)

* Tallest skyscraper to top of roof: 507.3 m (1,664.4 ft) (previously Taipei 101 - 439.2 m (1,440.9 ft)

* Vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 507.3 m (1,664.4 ft) (previously Taipei 101 - 439.2 m (1,440.9 ft)
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Old July 20th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #4067
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Wowwww!!!! what a Monster! now it´s the n°1 Congratulations Dubai!
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Old July 20th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #4068
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Can't wait to visit! I'll probably go in 2011... I can get a discount at the Fairmont on SZR or the Palm, which in any other city would be like the best hotel around, but in Dubai 4-5 stars is like middle class haha!
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Old July 20th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #4069
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2 things
yes it does become worlds tallest building on saturday but only in physical structure. Its not officially WTB until its completed which will be next year? or 2009?
list will go like this>
since ESB
ESB/NYC/381m/102st/1931
WTC/NYC/415m/110st/1973
Sears Tower/Chicago/442m/108st/1974
Petronas Towers/Kuala Lumpur/452m/88st/1996
Taipei 101/Taiwan/508.5m/101st/2004
Burj Dubai/Dubai/818m/162st/2009?
its a big exciting time for us skyscrapers fanatics. new WTB dont come along that often. I only remember the last 2 on the table. i was too young for sears etc.
but im gonna remember the mighty burj dubai for ever i think.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 01:45 AM   #4070
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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #4071
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Skyscraper Friends,

Although originally planned for Saturday (21 July), BD surpassed 101's height on Wednesday night (July 18) at approximately 2300hrs. One section of the core (1/3rd of total core) had been concreted, with the remainder expected to follow next week.

Despite the occasion being a major leap in mankind's triumph, only a minor celebration took place at the core top...a humble event when one considers the flamboyant nature of this icon. Major celebrations are reserved for the future when this modern day wonder will be declared the official WTB (on completion).

Salutations to the BD . Words cannot describe my joy…the future just commenced.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:29 AM   #4072
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^thanks. i had a feeling it "crept up" this week. the core seems to rise in sections. maybe on staurday all 3 sections will be alined and thats why they mention staturday as the official day?
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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:39 AM   #4073
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Not really Cul…Saturday was what was anticipated for this particular section of the core...the remainder will follow later next week. The crew went full throttle and surprised all...they must have been really keyed up!
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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:41 AM   #4074
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Great pictures. Can you please stop mix with your teddy bear with Burj Dubai pictures? That is very distracting. Thanks.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #4075
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Great news !!! Anyway, from saturday we can talk about the new WTB, at least, officially the tallest building in the world here, for us, the skyscrapercity forumers and fans !!!
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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #4076
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duboy-oh ok, that makes sense.so i wonder which day it will "officially" become WTB? and will the height be 511m?
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Old July 20th, 2007, 02:51 AM   #4077
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i think that Shanghai Center whitch is going to be 580 m tall is going to take the record of the highest observation deck if it is going to be bult ! here is a link to the projekt ! http://www.som.com/content.cfm/shanghai_center

i think it is going to hawe a ob deck maybe on the 550 - 560 m level !
records is mayd to be brocken !!!!
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Old July 20th, 2007, 04:41 AM   #4078
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2 things
yes it does become worlds tallest building on saturday but only in physical structure. Its not officially WTB until its completed which will be next year? or 2009?
list will go like this>
since ESB
ESB/NYC/381m/102st/1931
WTC/NYC/415m/110st/1973
Sears Tower/Chicago/442m/108st/1974
Petronas Towers/Kuala Lumpur/452m/88st/1996
Taipei 101/Taiwan/508.5m/101st/2004
Burj Dubai/Dubai/818m/162st/2009?
its a big exciting time for us skyscrapers fanatics. new WTB dont come along that often. I only remember the last 2 on the table. i was too young for sears etc.
but im gonna remember the mighty burj dubai for ever i think.
cheers


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You make me feel old. I remember all of them except ESB. Oh well, at least I can see the next one from my hotel room.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 05:54 AM   #4079
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Whoa, look at that beast soar in the sky. Thanks again for the amazing updates Imre! The cladding is looking great so far.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 06:20 AM   #4080
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just watched imres you tube on the history of worlds tallest buildings and it dont include the petronus towers , why?

that is not my video , Azizcin put in the youtube , I just posted here.
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