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Old July 22nd, 2007, 03:12 AM   #4221
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brief article on UAE license plates for those who haven't read about them

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles.../10133022.html
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 03:28 AM   #4222
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W-O-W such an update Imre u always stun me

btw would u care to focus ur cam on here on ur next visit to BD?




ill be way pleased if so.

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Old July 22nd, 2007, 03:34 AM   #4223
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why is the floor 8 floors up from the bottom of the picture taller than the rest? is it a mechanical floor?
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 04:01 AM   #4224
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Vertical concrete pumping

Questions about the vertical concrete pumping and concrete, etc....

1. What's the maximum height that concrete can be pumped?
2. What is the weight of the concrete in the pipes for the current height of 512m - guess this could be worked out if we knew the diametre of the pipes.
3. How are the pipes kept clean?
4. What contingencies do they have in place in the event of a pump failure while in the middle of a pour?
5. How do they ensure the consistency of the concrete mix?
6. What are the common problems experienced by concrete under Dubai's climatic conditions?
7. Where are the construction workers acquiring their fresh water from, or are they using treated salt water?
8. When all these scrapers are inhabited where will all the water come from to keep the occupants hydrated, or will everyone settle for coca-cola and milk baths?
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 04:33 AM   #4225
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Tough questions:
5. the workers at the top can know if its bad just by looking at it and seeing how it flows, but im sure every so often a chemical analysis is done.
6. Since the heat is so intense they have to pour concrete during the night or else the sun will bake it.
7. There is a canteen on one of the floors were the workers can eat and drink.
8. There is a desaltification plant outside of the city, i believe close to "Dubai Waterfront" provides water for the city from the gulf.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 05:24 AM   #4226
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W-O-W such an update Imre u always stun me

btw would u care to focus ur cam on here on ur next visit to BD?




ill be way pleased if so.

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whats in those circles
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 05:36 AM   #4227
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It shows some interior of some units. See steel studs for walls inside? I think that is why he wants to see more details of it.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 07:11 AM   #4228
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My first (rough a.k.a bad) Photoshop of Burj dubai, I felt like sharing it.
This could be what it will look like sooner or later.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 07:20 AM   #4229
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not bad. burj dubai will look nice when the cladding gets further along.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 07:26 AM   #4230
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i wonder how fast the clading is going to be i rely hope for 2 floors every day but i think they just hawe time for 1 floor every 24-hour period
what do you think fellows ?
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 07:37 AM   #4231
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I'm no expert, but I would imagine the limit on the height to which concrete can be pumped is determined by the speed at which it sets. If the concrete sets in the tube you have a real problem. Gravity isn't a problem if you use secondary pumps at successive intervals up the height of the building.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 07:46 AM   #4232
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My first (rough a.k.a bad) Photoshop of Burj dubai, I felt like sharing it.
This could be what it will look like sooner or later.
Good job.. haha
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 07:50 AM   #4233
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it hasnt been mentioned on my news yet. darn.
Both Sydney Sunday newspapers have stories with pics, although the pics aren't up to date.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 08:18 AM   #4234
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Burj Dubai... a legend in it's own.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 08:25 AM   #4235
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 08:25 AM   #4236
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from warius news media

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Burj Dubai, a tower under construction in the United Arab Emirates' trade hub, became the tallest building in the world on Saturday, measuring 512.1 meters (1,680 ft), its developer said.

"Burj Dubai is now taller than Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which at 508 metres has held the tallest-building-in-the-world title since it opened in 2004," Emaar Properties, which is developing the Dubai tower, said in a statement.

"Burj Dubai has now reached 141 storeys, more storeys than any other building in the world."

The developer wants the tower, set to be completed next year, to be the world's tallest building according to all four criteria listed by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which measures buildings to the structural top, the highest occupied floor, the top of the roof and the tip of the spire or flagpole.

Emaar did not say how tall the finished building will be.

Once completed, Burj Dubai will have consumed 330,000 cubic meters of concrete, 39,000 metric tons of steel and 142,000 square meters of glass, Emaar said. It will have 56 lifts traveling at 1.75 to 10 meters per second.

The tower will be the centerpiece of a $20 billion development that will include residential, commercial and retail property.

Dubai, the Gulf Arab trade and tourism hub, has embarked on a series of mega-projects in recent years, developing three palm-shaped islands off its coast and a cluster of man-made islands shaped like a map of the world.


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Burj Dubai 'world's tallest tower'

When completed, Burj Dubai will have 160
floors and 56 elevators [AP]

A year and a half ahead of completion and already 512m tall, the skyscraper known as Burj Dubai (Dubai Tower) has become the world's tallest building, according to its developers.

If independently confirmed, it will take over as number one from the Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which has dominated the world's skyline at 508m since 2004.

The final height of the Burj, expected to be finished by the end of 2008, is a closely guarded secret.

Emaar, the state-owned development company, is only willing to say that construction work will stop sometime after the tower reaches 700m.

Official criteria

The company is confident that the Burj will fulfil the four criteria for the tallest building, as listed by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

The criteria are: the height of the structural top; the highest occupied floor; the top of the roof; and the tip of the spire, pinnacle, antenna, mast or flag pole.

For now, the unattractive brownish concrete skeleton jutting into Dubai's skies looks rather ugly.

Rising 141 floors above ground from the centre of a dusty construction site, with a mass of surrounding cranes and girders, it has no windows, glass or steel, which have yet to be built in.

The building is an international effort, with only the developer hailing from Dubai.

The architects and engineers are American and the main building contractor is South Korean.

The security consultants are Australian and the interior designer for the lower part of the building is from Singapore.

Shocking conditions

Most of the 4,000 labourers building the tower are from India.

Toiling in slave-like conditions in Dubai's summer heat they recieve no set minimum wage and work in three shifts around the clock.

Protests against labour abuse in Dubai are regularly recorded by human rights groups but are rarely reported in the local press.

The $1bn skyscraper is being constructed in the heart of central Dubai, a 500-acre development project worth $20bn.

Construction began 1,276 days ago, rising at a rate of one storey every three days, in what is seen as a mark of the city's ambition for global prestige.

After North American and Asian cities marked their economic booms of the early and late 20th century with skyscrapers, the Gulf states have been eager to show off their success with ever taller buildings.

Temporary crown

When completed, the Burj Dubai will have more than 160 floors and 56 elevators.

It will house luxury apartments, boutique shops, swimming pools and spas, and an observation platform on the 124th floor.

The tip of the Burj's spire will be visible from 95km but Greg Sang, the tower's project director, says he knows it will not dominate the world's skyline forever.

Sang said: "It's a fact of life, that at some point someone else will build a taller building.

"There's a lot of talk of other tall buildings, but five years into Burj Dubai's construction, no one's started building them yet."


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Burj Dubai skyscraper soars into record books

by David Westley on Thursday, 19 July 2007
The Burj Dubai is now the tallest building in the world.

The skyscraper's developer, Emaar Properties, confirmed today (Saturday) that the tower had reached 512 metres, overtaking Taipei 101, which stands at 508 metres.

The structure how has 141 storeys, more than any other building in the world.

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.

Despite now being the tallest manmade structure in the world, Burj Dubai will not be recognised by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as the tallest building until it is finally completed.

By then, the tower could be over 900 metres tall. Emaar has still not confirmed the final height it is aiming for. Rumours range from 700 metres to 1000 metres tall.

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 22nd, 2007, 08:39 AM   #4237
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even made news down under! sydney telegraph today

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Old July 22nd, 2007, 08:41 AM   #4238
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thats really funny. as soon as i read yours culwulla it showed up on my news!
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 08:51 AM   #4239
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Already the tallest building in the world? Nice!
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 08:52 AM   #4240
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^lol,
july21 was a big day in 1969 and now in 2007.
famous word still apply- "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"!

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