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Old September 12th, 2007, 05:29 PM   #6761
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Lets just let refresh some very interesting point about BD, at the current projected height it is more than 600ft taller than any other man-made
how do you come to 600ft??
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Old September 13th, 2007, 03:15 AM   #6762
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I'm having withdrawals again. The only one who can help is Imre.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 03:41 AM   #6763
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There is an error in the article - it notes the previous tallest building as the petronas towers instead of Taipei 101. Irrespective, Torontonians are aware!

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CN Tower dethroned by Dubai building
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/...surpassed.html

The CN Tower's time has come. It is no longer the world's tallest building.

The CN Tower is no longer the world's tallest building or free-standing structure.The CN Tower is no longer the world's tallest building or free-standing structure.
(CBC)

For years, Torontonians have known that their claim to fame's time was nigh as planned towers around the world threatened to break its 30-year-old record.

Finally on Wednesday, a structure under construction in the Arabian Desert succeeded in passing the Toronto tower's 553.33-metre height.

Burj Dubai — a glitzy hotel, residential and commercial building being built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for a price tag of $4.1 billion US — will be more than 150 stories tall when it reaches its final height of 800 metres.

CN Tower officials said little about the record-breaking structure.

"When the time comes and the building is complete, we will congratulate the Burj Dubai project on their unique achievement," officials wrote in an e-mail.

On the streets of Toronto, residents mourned the end of an era.

"We had a lot of pride when we did it," said Paul Mitchell, a steelworker who secured the antenna atop the tower on its completion in 1976. "It was a lot of fun."

But he added that he was surprised the tower held its record for 30 years. "That was quite a feat."

In other cities across the country, though, people dismissed the blow to Toronto's ego with a laugh.

"I guess they'll have to get a big box of Kleenex and get used to it," one Winnipegger said.

Guinness World Records has recognized the CN Tower as the world's tallest free-standing structure and the world's tallest building.

The Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, however, disputes the latter claim. They argue a "building" must be designed for residential, business or manufacturing use, and say the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were the world's previous tallest building.

Burj Dubai surpassed the Kuala Lumpur towers' height in late July.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 03:49 AM   #6764
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Old September 13th, 2007, 04:45 AM   #6765
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Nice one, but unfortunately 4 days old.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 04:46 AM   #6766
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anyone have any recollection of when this was just a slab of concrete in the middle of the desert?
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Old September 13th, 2007, 05:03 AM   #6767
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http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2005/01/0501.html
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Old September 13th, 2007, 05:29 AM   #6768
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Old September 13th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #6769
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great pic of a great bldg!
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Old September 13th, 2007, 05:49 AM   #6770
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Damn!!!! Are there any cheap places to stay in Dubai, like a Motel 6 or Best Western?
I'm sure they have accommodations for trailer park trash, red-necks and hillbilly's for $29.95 a night. As the locals need some out side amusements to cheer up there lives.

P.S. Be sure not to forget your straw hat and dueling banjo CD!

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Old September 13th, 2007, 06:38 AM   #6771
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I'm sure they have accommodations for trailer park trash, red-necks and hillbilly's for $29.95 a night. As the locals need some out side amusements to cheer up there lives.

P.S. Be sure not to forget your straw hat and dueling banjo CD!

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Old September 13th, 2007, 06:46 AM   #6772
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I'm from the Application mountains of North Carolina BTW...
The previous remark was meant in good humor.

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Old September 13th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #6773
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Burj Dubai is breaking new records.
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Don't give me that shit. Four days is another floor, maybe two, and lots more cladding.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 07:35 AM   #6775
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Don't give me that shit. Four days is another floor, maybe two, and lots more cladding.
Whatever. Thank him for getting the pic instead of whinging. We are getting updates virtually every day, gosh. He posted a night pic so can really see all the new cladding NOT & the top layed floors are in darkness

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Old September 13th, 2007, 08:16 AM   #6776
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You really like that smiley, huh?
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Old September 13th, 2007, 09:38 AM   #6777
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If there is anyone who should just STFU on the subject, it would be you, and you know very well why.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 10:36 AM   #6778
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Oh yeah! Me too
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Old September 13th, 2007, 11:12 AM   #6779
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http://www.burjdubaiskyscraper.com/2...i-sept0922.jpg ----a 2 day old photo of the monster.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 02:46 PM   #6780
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bye bye CN Tower

Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building developed by Emaar Properties, has now surpassed the height of the world's tallest free-standing structure, CN Tower in Toronto.
United Arab Emirates: 6 minutes ago PRESS RELEASE

Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building developed by Emaar Properties.


• Taller than CN Tower, current holder of the world's tallest free-standing structure

• Mixed-use tower with residential, commercial and leisure outlets

At 555.3 metres (1,821.85 ft), Burj Dubai has now also scaled 150 livable levels, the largest number of storeys for any building in the world. The tower already holds the distinction of being taller than Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which at 508 metres* (1,667 ft) has held the tallest-building-in-the-world title since it opened in 2004. Burj Dubai now surpasses the 31-year-old record of CN Tower, which at 553.33 metres (1,815.5 ft) has been the world's tallest free-standing structure on land since 1976.

'Burj Dubai is setting new world records in construction of super tall buildings, and the accomplishment of being the world's tallest free-standing structure is another defining moment for the multinational team of over 5,000 people who are using their collective intelligence to make this iconic structure a symbol of human achievement,' said Mr Mohamed Ali Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties. 'This architectural and construction master-piece is truly an inspirational human achievement that celebrates the 'can do' mindset of Dubai.'

When completed, Dubai's landmark tower will be the tallest structure in the world in all four of the criteria listed by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The council measures height to the structural top, the highest occupied floor, to the top of the roof, and to the tip of the spire, pinnacle, antenna, mast or flag pole.

CTBUH, the acknowledged source of information based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, measures the height of a building from the sidewalk level of the main entrance to the structural top. This includes spires but not television antennas, radio antennas or flag poles. Burj Dubai is billed to scale past the KVLY/KTHI television mast in Blanchard, North Dakota, which at 628.8 metres (2,063 ft) is the world's tallest mast and technically qualifies to be the world's tallest structure, even though it is stabilized with a series of guy-wires.

More than 320,800 cubic metres of reinforced concrete and 63,300 tonnes of reinforcing steel have been used in the tower's construction so far.

Burj Dubai became the tallest free-standing structure in the world in just 1,325 days since excavation work started in January, 2004. More than 5,000 consultants and skilled construction workers are employed on site, and the world's fastest high-capacity construction hoists, with a speed of up to 2 m/sec (120 metres/min), move men and materials.

Structural steel work for Burj Dubai will begin soon, and cladding work using a high-performance system has been completed on several levels. The primary cladding materials of reflective glazing, aluminium and textured stainless steel spandrel panels and vertical stainless tubular fins accentuate the tower's height and slenderness to the eye.

Emaar Properties has teamed up with South Korean construction major Samsung Corporation, New York-based Project Manager Turner International and global engineering consultancy Hyder Consulting to develop Burj Dubai based on the design of internationally admired architect Adrian Smith and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill of Chicago.

Burj Dubai will be at the centre of Downtown Burj Dubai, a US$20 billion, 500-acre downtown development billed as the most prestigious square kilometre on earth. The tower will feature residential, commercial and retail components including the world's first Armani Hotel and Armani Residences, exclusive corporate suites, a business centre, four luxurious pools and spas, an observation platform on Level 124 and 150,000 sq ft of fitness facilities
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