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Old September 3rd, 2007, 09:34 PM   #6441
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Ya, I kinda found that video 2 weeks ago, but who's counting?
i saw it weeks ago
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 11:28 PM   #6442
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Yes it is my dear Tool

Give me an axemple off a building wich is 309 meters taller then its predessesor.

I'm not saying it's not important as far as skyscrapers go, but it's not "a historical moment in the history of mankind."
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Old September 4th, 2007, 12:38 AM   #6443
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Hi all.

Thanx for the link to vdownloader posted by pablobegood. Been looking for a good one. Got 1/2 a gig of good burj vids this afternoon for the database - bitchin.

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lars corner - 07 09 01



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Old September 4th, 2007, 01:10 AM   #6444
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I'm not saying it's not important as far as skyscrapers go, but it's not "a historical moment in the history of mankind."
Metallitool has a good point. I think BD is a landmark in history of architecture and a achievement in technological progress. Time will say how important this building is for Dubai and collective memory. The Pantheon, Colosseum, Eiffel tower, the Empire State and so many others earned their place in history of masterpieces of architecture along time. Meanwhile, we can enjoy watching the building progress
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Old September 4th, 2007, 02:02 AM   #6445
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Fury the last photo is one of the best I've seen of this building. Thanks for posting it
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Old September 4th, 2007, 02:03 AM   #6446
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Nice pictures of the Burj Dubai.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 02:13 AM   #6447
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Metallitool has a good point. I think BD is a landmark in history of architecture and a achievement in technological progress.
I do not believe it is a landmark in history of architecture. Rather, it is a landmark in the history of construction.

Architecture is a much more qualitative thing - the size of a building does not necessarily have any bearing on the quality of architecture. We had the discussion before when talking about the CN Tower relative to the Petronas Towers. While the CN is the taller one, the Petronas Towers have much better architecture (IMHO). Think of street level, working within context, being functional yet aesthetic, adding to the city, etc. While certainly BD is probably going to be good with many of these, I can't say it is a landmark on this front.

Landmark in the history of construction - YES
Landmark in the history of architecture - NO or at best MAYBE (TBD)
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Old September 4th, 2007, 02:13 AM   #6448
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ok thats what i call TALL
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Old September 4th, 2007, 02:53 AM   #6449
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Landmark in the history of construction - YES
Landmark in the history of architecture - NO or at best MAYBE (TBD)
Yes, but remember, BD is not merely a construction. Is not a bridge. Is architecture: it has language, it has meaning, it has quality. But, agree with you: "maybe" would be more appropiate Sometimes one put our wishes ahead
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Old September 4th, 2007, 04:50 AM   #6450
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Has the Burj surpassed the CN tower yet- or is that supposed to happen this week? Also, just out of curiousity, how many people would really want to live 500 or even 700 metres up?

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Old September 4th, 2007, 04:56 AM   #6451
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Hi all.

Thanx for the link to vdownloader posted by pablobegood. Been looking for a good one. Got 1/2 a gig of good burj vids this afternoon for the database - bitchin.

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parachute_1 - 07 08 28



lars corner - 07 09 01



Enjoy.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:07 AM   #6452
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AWESOME buildings and thanks for the posts. I love Burj Dubai from the core of my heart. sorry about this guys but who is tha main contractor of BD? Also I like the idea of UAE being taken over by some western country so that slave labour system is abolished
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Old September 4th, 2007, 07:41 AM   #6453
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Old September 4th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #6454
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I guess back before the 20th century all buildings were at least negative 9 meters!

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Old September 4th, 2007, 07:58 AM   #6455
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Has the Burj surpassed the CN tower yet- or is that supposed to happen this week? Also, just out of curiousity, how many people would really want to live 500 or even 700 metres up?

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i dont know people miss my diagrams. you can see here its just below CN Tower.
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/9...0sept07ys8.jpg
maybe next week it may surpass it.
As for the residential living in the tower, the apartment floors range from lev78-108 or 280m-370m high. so not really 500-700m up?
Chicagos Spire will have highest units up to 600m high.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 08:08 AM   #6456
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In my opinion, the Burj has long captured the tallest freestanding structure title, and is on the verge of the tallest structure. There's no reason those two titles shouldn't include temporary height. The cranes on the Burj are well over CN, and are nearing or have reached 600 meters by now. Just as antenna height counts for "freestanding structure" title, so should cranes.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 10:12 AM   #6457
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Just because its not finished doesn't mean it shouldn't take it, they've built it that high haven't they?
Also, i would be scared out of my mind if i had to operate those cranes!
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Old September 4th, 2007, 10:19 AM   #6458
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In my opinion, the Burj has long captured the tallest freestanding structure title, and is on the verge of the tallest structure. There's no reason those two titles shouldn't include temporary height. The cranes on the Burj are well over CN, and are nearing or have reached 600 meters by now. Just as antenna height counts for "freestanding structure" title, so should cranes.
No - that is silly. That would have meant that every other building that was topped out with a crane actually had a height a few meters above their current height just before completion.

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Just because its not finished doesn't mean it shouldn't take it, they've built it that high haven't they?
No, they haven't built it 'that high' quite yet. It will pass the CN tower in the coming days.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 10:28 AM   #6459
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The towers begins run to the top!

Burj Dubai is on the way to become the world's tallest freestanding structure.

At 545.7 m (148 levels), it is just 7 m shorter than the CN Tower in Toronto. List of the current 5 tallest freestanding structures:

1. CN Tower, Toronto, Canada - 553m.
2. Burj Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 546m.
3. Ostankino Tower, Moscow, Russia - 540m.
4. Sears Tower, Chicago, United States - 527m.
5. Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan - 509m.
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Old September 4th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #6460
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whoo. nice when do you think its will surpass CN?
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