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Old September 24th, 2007, 09:16 AM   #7281
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We're not all that dumb, nor are we that nationalistic. But come on every country has its fools with IQs comparable to their shoe sizes, come on he's not even able to pronounce Dubai how can he be expected to understand it?
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Old September 24th, 2007, 09:36 AM   #7282
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this tower's a neck breaker
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Old September 24th, 2007, 09:52 AM   #7283
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I am sorry but i dont know nothing about the person you are refering to

I dont even know the name off that famous person.

Heck, even the name off the place off where Vanherricks lives doesnt ring any bells with me. It might be a nice place to live but i dont know a squat about his home town (city?)

Anyways cheers with you dude and have a nice day
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Old September 24th, 2007, 10:28 AM   #7284
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Old September 24th, 2007, 10:39 AM   #7285
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That is one cool page....

http://www.burjdubai.com/
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Old September 24th, 2007, 12:46 PM   #7286
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The question is: do they just build it for fun? Or is there any useful reason for it?

My opinion: it's just for prestige, to have the tallest building...

But it's full of buildings there, in the middle of the desert, are there people living or working in it? I guess no.
Do they get extra tourism by that? In an expensive country to stay? hmm...
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Old September 24th, 2007, 12:56 PM   #7287
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Saw this guy at Burj Dubai today and yes this is a hat on the construction workers head......classic!



And his gardener friend

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Old September 24th, 2007, 01:14 PM   #7288
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Looks like the crane on the right has just about had it in height.


















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Old September 24th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #7289
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You can see his reflection in the cladding



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Old September 24th, 2007, 01:24 PM   #7290
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Nice Hat

oh and great pics too
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Old September 24th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #7291
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wow thats big
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Old September 24th, 2007, 01:37 PM   #7292
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The question is: do they just build it for fun? Or is there any useful reason for it?

My opinion: it's just for prestige, to have the tallest building...

But it's full of buildings there, in the middle of the desert, are there people living or working in it? I guess no.
Do they get extra tourism by that? In an expensive country to stay? hmm...


ok jokes aside, They might say Dubai has 1.5 million people living there but thats a lie , its no more than 90,000 actually , the rest are workers that live 200 kilometers away in Abu Dhabi , the capital ........ of the 12,987 towers ranging from 5 - 70+ floors , the occupancy rate is never more than 12 - 15% ONLY !!! most are empty apartments collecting dust and go for cheap prices ..... rich people come now and buy over 200 apartments for something as low as 10 million US $ and start renting them out , but even then they lose alot since they are too over priced for any of the workers to afford ........ for only 3 weeks of the year , when its not 50 degrees outside, Dubai gets around 10,000 germans and 10,000 russian tourists , most of which look like the mafia ........ i have no idea where the hell they get the number ( 5 million tourists to Dubai)pfffft right , maybe the total amount over 22 years ?!

the Burj Dubai is already cracking in areas and ive got proof .... the amount of bad material used is incredible ....... 9 workers fell to their deaths and armani is pulling out and not occupying the first 40+ floors of the Burj Dubai .....

i used to have faith in Dubai , but its failed me
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Old September 24th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #7293
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there you go !!! absaloute concrete proof of what im saying , ignore the red signature on the bottom , i think i was hacked the moment i started typing the previous reply by emaar scum and they are trying to divert everyone from the truth
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Old September 24th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #7294
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Old September 24th, 2007, 02:04 PM   #7295
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there you go !!! absaloute concrete proof of what im saying , ignore the red signature on the bottom , i think i was hacked the moment i started typing the previous reply by emaar scum and they are trying to divert everyone from the truth
A picture of a crack doesn't say much. Where is the crack located, is it in the middel of the roof or is it on the sides? Is it a signle crack or does it continues all the way in a single line?
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Old September 24th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #7296
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there you go !!! absaloute concrete proof of what im saying , ignore the red signature on the bottom , i think i was hacked the moment i started typing the previous reply by emaar scum and they are trying to divert everyone from the truth
Hmm. That picture is as much good as a chocolate teapot, could be a crack in a pavement for all I know. Having seen several documentaries on the Burj, and the care they put into the cladding, not to mention the Construction Manager is British, I don't hold much credence to your claims.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #7297
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ok jokes aside, They might say Dubai has 1.5 million people living there but thats a lie , its no more than 90,000 actually , the rest are workers that live 200 kilometers away in Abu Dhabi , the capital ........ of the 12,987 towers ranging from 5 - 70+ floors , the occupancy rate is never more than 12 - 15% ONLY !!! most are empty apartments collecting dust and go for cheap prices ..... rich people come now and buy over 200 apartments for something as low as 10 million US $ and start renting them out , but even then they lose alot since they are too over priced for any of the workers to afford ........ for only 3 weeks of the year , when its not 50 degrees outside, Dubai gets around 10,000 germans and 10,000 russian tourists , most of which look like the mafia ........ i have no idea where the hell they get the number ( 5 million tourists to Dubai)pfffft right , maybe the total amount over 22 years ?!

the Burj Dubai is already cracking in areas and ive got proof .... the amount of bad material used is incredible ....... 9 workers fell to their deaths and armani is pulling out and not occupying the first 40+ floors of the Burj Dubai .....

i used to have faith in Dubai , but its failed me

Hmm, I see.
Well, I hope they get their money out of it.
There are lots of beautiful buildings, it's not good when they're not using all of it.

They need to get it attractive for more tourists.
I haven 't been to Dubai because they say it's expensive to go there...
But I think they have to make it as decadent as Las Vegas and than maybe it could work out? I don't know?
Most American and European (West people) are not attracted yet to come to Arabia. It's weird... because there's a lot of culture too.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:18 PM   #7298
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Hmm. That picture is as much good as a chocolate teapot, could be a crack in a pavement for all I know. Having seen several documentaries on the Burj, and the care they put into the cladding, not to mention the Construction Manager is British, I don't hold much credence to your claims.
The watermark says inspect-ny ..... maybe its a crack in NY = New York?
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Old September 24th, 2007, 03:33 PM   #7299
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I've been following the construction of the Burj for a while, but I'm still confused about some stuff.

What number is the top habitable floor?
What floor is the last concrete floor?
Will there be habitable floors in the steel section?
well going from latest stuff.
1.160 or which there are 4 of them. approx 624m high.
2.155mezz is last concrete floor. or 586m.
3.yes.from lev156-160 x(4). or approx 8 levels.
Ive seen a plan which says tier22 is highest habitable floor which is 701m high. these floors are above the 160 numbered levels. There are approx 30 landings in the steel section which some people may refer to them as floors. If you include all of these, Burj Dubai has over 180 levels.
Most ofthe lower steel floors are communications and equipment/storage floors. The higher floors are just for access for maintenence to reach spire sections. the absolute highest "landing" you can comfortably stand is tier27 which is 768m high. The small balcony is approx 1m x 2m. very small.


ill update this tommorrow. the core is now at tier15 or lev152/565m
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Old September 24th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #7300
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there you go !!! absaloute concrete proof of what im saying , ignore the red signature on the bottom , i think i was hacked the moment i started typing the previous reply by emaar scum and they are trying to divert everyone from the truth
Huh! Where is that?!
I really hope Burj Dubai won't experience destiny of Hindenburg, Titanic, Kursk, Babylon Tower, or other famous miracles...
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