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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:30 AM   #4461
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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 26th, 2007, 02:33 AM   #4462
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I'm glad someone's paying attention!

Oh....it's looking more likely I will....
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:35 AM   #4463
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Thanks for linking to that NYC Skyscraper Museum site. Two of the lectures are up and even though we know much of what was already discussed in both presentations, there is a lot that is new as well. Very long and informative!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:36 AM   #4464
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I'm glad someone's paying attention!

I'm paying attention too. But you didn't really say anything, so there's nothing to comment on.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:39 AM   #4465
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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.
I agree that the engineers of the Burj Dubai really do care about the structural integrity of the building, but one never knows what goes on with large construction projects like this, even if the the people in control have good intentions. Just look at the Big Dig in Boston. At over $14 billion, it is the most expensive road project in the United States, yet the tunnels were riddled with leaks and a fatal ceiling collapse due to questionable craftsmanship and low-quality building materials.

That said, it's not like the BD is the first supertall built using cheap labor, and I'm pretty confident the engineers and architects have done everything in their power to build the safest building possible.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #4466
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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
wow that sounds bad ,would'nt that weaken the structure or cause a weak spot! or does this happen from time to time
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:42 AM   #4467
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anyway whats this "holy grail of the burj dubai" then! .....very cryptic! lol
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:45 AM   #4468
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wow that sounds bad ,would'nt that weaken the structure or cause a weak spot!
Which is probably why they're dismantling it
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #4469
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anyway whats this "holy grail of the burj dubai" then! .....very cryptic! lol
All WILL be revealed when I've stored the massive amounts of "TOP SECRET" data to my servers for all to see......very...very exciting!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 02:55 AM   #4470
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So you're planning to release "top secret" info?
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Old July 26th, 2007, 03:12 AM   #4471
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I thought I just said that!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 03:40 AM   #4472
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^ And when exactly do you plan on releasing it? I have 3.5 more hours before I go to sleep, Estern Standard Time here.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 03:46 AM   #4473
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I'm in the UK and it's 01:46 in the morning and I'll be working through the night to get this info to you all........but there's so much of it.....maybe you'll get a nice surprise tomorrow!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 04:34 AM   #4474
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I thought I just said that!

I know, but I wanted to double check, because it sounds strange that you would want to release secret info.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 04:38 AM   #4475
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Well, it's no good me keeping it secret until the very end....everyone should know this stuff!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 04:44 AM   #4476
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Sky Tower, I hate you
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Old July 26th, 2007, 04:46 AM   #4477
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Well, it's no good me keeping it secret until the very end....everyone should know this stuff!
Well if you seen the numbers, can you just PM me and give me the "holy grail" so that I can go to the height pool and put in the right number. I ll split the winnings with you since you already put in your guess
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Old July 26th, 2007, 05:05 AM   #4478
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I would.....but I have 11,500 "TOP SECRET" Burj Dubai PDF files to search through first!

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Well.....I still love you Domen!
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Old July 26th, 2007, 05:19 AM   #4479
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i suppose its sleep time for you guys at other side of world. its lunchtime here in sydney. guess ill wait for tonight.
should be good.
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Old July 26th, 2007, 05:26 AM   #4480
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A sneaky teaser....this one shocked me!

MEP works on the mechanical floors 155-156 has an estimated installation duration of 236 days!

WTF?
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