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Old July 25th, 2007, 10:06 PM   #4441
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The tripod was leaning... not the tower! From my backyard (couldn't find a chaperone to go to the site this night).

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Old July 25th, 2007, 10:07 PM   #4442
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Nobody asked for my opinion, but here it is anyway: I think the overall design is quite attractive, very sleek and modern ... but also very skinny near the top. However, I will make a prediction: 10 years from now there will be a skyscraper somewhere that will surpass this height, just as the Petronas, the Sears Tower, and Taipei 1001 were all surpassed. And it won't be in Dubai.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 10:34 PM   #4443
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How meney meters is it betwen thos 2 lines ?

31.4m
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Old July 25th, 2007, 10:41 PM   #4444
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Has anyone noticed you can read the tiny floor numbers in this picture:
http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/6...esolt19ya2.jpg

It appeass they've skipped 137 on the numbers due to the double-height floor (probably due to the elevators being 2 floors tall and needing 2 floors) - the 2 floors of the elevator probably fit in that one 5m? tall floor!
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Good eye Google. First markings on the structure since 98 I think. We had confirmation on levels 41 and 74 being skipped, but untill now 110 and 137 being skipped hasn't been verified.

Great pics Imre and Gobot.

Also The Skyscraper Museum has the first 2 ( of 3 ) lectures up ( video's ) on the Burj - Thanx Slugbelch.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 10:41 PM   #4445
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Why would the tallest building in the world be build with low-grade materials and/or low-quality construction? This is not some government monument like the Ryugyong hotel in North Korea. If this building collapsed or somehow failed structurally, the companies that built it would never build again. Everyone in the world will know about this tower sooner or later and if it collapsed you can be assured everyone would know about that as well. There's no way this thing is going to be built like the Ryugyong. I'm sorry, but use some logic.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #4446
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Why would the tallest building in the world be build with low-grade materials and/or low-quality construction? This is not some government monument like the Ryugyong hotel in North Korea. If this building collapsed or somehow failed structurally, the companies that built it would never build again. Everyone in the world will know about this tower sooner or later and if it collapsed you can be assured everyone would know about that as well. There's no way this thing is going to be built like the Ryugyong. I'm sorry, but use some logic.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #4447
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31.4m
Damn. I was close. (I said 33-36.)
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Old July 25th, 2007, 11:14 PM   #4448
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Among the elevators are 20 Gen2 machine-roomless units, featuring Otis’ unique coated-steel, flat-belt technology, and two double-deck units, which will service Burj’s observation deck. The double-deck elevators, capable of accommodating 23 persons on each deck, will have the world’s highest rise and longest travel distance, and be among the world’s fastest at 10 meters per second (more than 20 mph).
So they go to the top of the building! Can we assume, then, that there's going to be some sort of premium deck? Or maybe they're raising the regular deck to compete with CN Tower/SWFC/Guangzhou.

http://www.otis.com/news/newsdetail/...4_res1,00.html
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Old July 25th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #4449
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In fact there are photos for each side for each day. I just open them in tabs, side by side. I start by the side with the lowest setback on the right, then turn to the view where this lowest setback is on the left, then the view where both remaining setbacks are over the cladding. If you notice carefully, there are such views for all days (at least for the days since I started the account).

That simple .

BTW, I count the sliding doors as panels, even if they are open (we can see that even open, the panels are indeed installed).

Still, as for the last view the angle is not ideal, I recently added my own measure bias (+/-2, +/-1).

Imre, I really thank you for these wonderful and regular shots !

Do you have the times for the last days as well ?


On a side note, it's a bit sad also that the joobn photo serie didn't continue :'(.

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Yeah, but we don't have photos from every side of the building every day...
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@ MetalliTool: Good point. I have no idea. When Imre does updates, I think he tries to get all of the cladding, so maybe he's just keeping track of Imre's updates.
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Old July 25th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #4450
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Poor dudes they do have a labor union there right?
lol. Come on. Would they be making $5 a day if they had unions?

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Old July 25th, 2007, 11:41 PM   #4451
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Damn. I was close. (I said 33-36.)
Not as impressive as the figures I'm looking at right now!

Today is a very exciting day....all MAYBE revealed later.....I'm currently looking at the "Holy Grail" of the Burj Dubai Tower.......
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Old July 25th, 2007, 11:59 PM   #4452
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how hot is it during the working day
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Old July 26th, 2007, 12:02 AM   #4453
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7/[email protected]>7/[email protected]: 38 panels
7/[email protected]>7/[email protected](6-8h??): 19 panels
7/18#(6-8h??)->7/[email protected](12-15h??): 63 panels

7/[email protected](12-15h??)->7/21: 48+/-2 panels
7/21 -> 7/22: 26+/-1 panels
7/22 -> 7/25: 156 panels !

That makes 350+/-3 panels in 9 days (+/- 6h ) or more than 38 panels per day on average.

Not so bad...

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Old July 26th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #4454
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On a side note, it's a bit sad also that the joobn photo serie didn't continue :'(.
Yeah. People said he went on vacation, but it's been like 2 months already.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 12:15 AM   #4455
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how hot is it during the working day
It's been in the 42 - 48 C range, but down to 32 C at night. The workers have a break in the intense afternoon heat though for 3 hours.

I easily get heatstrokes so I have mostly been venturing out at night. The heat is so bad during the day, you'd probably need a cold wash and lemonade for a 40 second walk from the car to the house.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 12:43 AM   #4456
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How often does it rain in Dubai? Those windows could use some washing.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #4457
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WHOH!! HOLY COW ITS HUGE!!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #4458
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How often does it rain in Dubai? Those windows could use some washing.
Rainfall is generally light, with a mean of about 100 mm per month; precipitation is usually centered around January, February and March. The mean humidity in Dubai is about 60%.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 01:47 AM   #4459
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A whole page on my one question, AWESOME, I love this forum!!!!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 01:54 AM   #4460
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The C3 center core is being dismantled as we speak at L138 due to a defective concrete mix.

They are pouring section M3 of the outer core at L142
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