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Old May 12th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #821
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Finally the cladding ! now hope for a good pace till the top
How many cladded floors can they achieve in a week or month ?
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Old May 12th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #822
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Well guys, Popular Mechanics .June edition had an article labeled "Mega Engieneering" and in it one of the projects is the Burj Dubai. There they list the est-height at 2950feet or I guess 893M but they say it could go as high as 3084feet or 934.5m.

You should pick up a copy if you can, has some other interesting large projects there.
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Old May 12th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #823
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The solution for high dense population are not towers like this one for me it's to small towers like Al Burj at 1200m and at 250 floors now that is what I call a future full of good prosperity and better conditions
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Old May 12th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #824
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but i could hardly imagine a city with , lets say 15 Al Burj`s....
On the other hand NY and Chicago were also beyond everones imagination 100 years ago....

So nobody knows how many people will live in that tower ( or maybe al burj)
The number of appartments would help also...
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Old May 12th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #825
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great updates. can't wait for this tower.
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Old May 12th, 2007, 09:23 PM   #826
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Old May 12th, 2007, 10:39 PM   #827
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Great News, finally the facade..
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Old May 12th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #828
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There's no cladding it will be only when they finnish at least one floor with cladding until then it will be only a test cladding for me !!!!
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Old May 12th, 2007, 11:10 PM   #829
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The solution for high dense population are not towers like this one for me it's to small towers like Al Burj at 1200m and at 250 floors now that is what I call a future full of good prosperity and better conditions
You need to start somewhere
In the future there will be more and more supertalls. 20 years ago a 300+ tower was an amazing project. Now it's almost normal. In 20 years towers like the Burj will be normal I think
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Old May 12th, 2007, 11:41 PM   #830
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There's no cladding it will be only when they finnish at least one floor with cladding until then it will be only a test cladding for me !!!!
i agree...another thing i don't understand is why choose that particular floor to test this cladding? why not start at the bottom? is it random? or is there a reason for this?
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Old May 12th, 2007, 11:43 PM   #831
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There's no cladding it will be only when they finnish at least one floor with cladding until then it will be only a test cladding for me !!!!
We've known for two months that all the testing was completed, so you are not talking sense.
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Old May 12th, 2007, 11:45 PM   #832
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i agree...another thing i don't understand is why choose that particular floor to test this cladding? why not start at the bottom? is it random? or is there a reason for this?
Look at the picture again. There is nothing random about it. It is the first floor above the first mechanical floors. I think that they won't clad the floors below the first mechanical floors until the podium wings are completed.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 12:27 AM   #833
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We've known for two months that all the testing was completed, so you are not talking sense.
Sorry but I haven't seen any cladding there were justs some aluminium pannels..who cares about them whem they will start putting cladding we'll know for now it's just a show off

BTW if they don't put any cladding on monday you are wrong !!!!!
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Old May 13th, 2007, 01:04 AM   #834
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Sorry but I haven't seen any cladding there were justs some aluminium pannels.
What are you talking about? It's not just aluminum panels. There's glass, but it has protective covering on it.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 01:47 AM   #835
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Sorry but I haven't seen any cladding there were justs some aluminium pannels..who cares about them whem they will start putting cladding we'll know for now it's just a show off

BTW if they don't put any cladding on monday you are wrong !!!!!
do you need glasses?
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Old May 13th, 2007, 02:14 AM   #836
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Has anyone heard anything about the proposed World Summit Tower?

It is rumored to shatter all records at an astounding 26,400ft(5 miles) tall. They have not broken ground yet as I understand it and the location is still a mystery from what I gather.

Nobody I ask seems to know anything about it.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #837
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Umm... That's TEN times as tall as the Burj. Not gonna happen... for at least another fifty years or so. I'm sure we'll see things getting close to a mile in the coming years, though. Ten or fifteen, maybe.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 02:19 AM   #838
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It will not be a solution unless building up is cheaper than building new suburbs.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 02:42 AM   #839
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as nobody was able to give me an answer i looked it up by myself and calculated it then....

Burj Dubai has enough gross floor area to host room for 6000 permanent residents, if it would be all residential ( without hotel and office)

that means you would need 167 Burj Dubais to host 1 million people or 3340 of these to host a city with 20 million people like Shanghail(off course only the residential part--the offices, schools shopping and so on would have to be built in lowrise and underground facilities).....

Considering that you would be able to put 11 of these on one square Kilometer, when you use 300m*300m for each, you would be able to put the whole population of Shanghai ( 20 million) on an area of 17km by 17 km

That means, burj dubai IS the solution to all problem of overpopulation.......

Btw, a skyline of 3340 Burj Dubais would look quite awesome---is someone here who could make a rendering of such a city?

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Old May 13th, 2007, 02:46 AM   #840
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It will not be a solution unless building up is cheaper than building new suburbs.
That may be true in existing metropolitan and developed areas, however, in places with a ludicrous amount of capital and a desire to be at the forefront of the future (i.e. places like Dubai) who can honestly predict what will happen.


I recall some statement in the past that a building that was two miles in height would crack the the Earth's crust and collapse. But then again, in the early 20th century, people used to believe that driving a vehicle over 65mph would cause death.

In any event, I would love to see such a project come to fruition, slowly, secretly and then suddenly it has been built, and everyone is left wondering. Nothing is impossible after all. The completion of the World Summit seems more plausible than the rise of Googlezon to me.
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